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Land donation on Curry County agenda

CLOVIS — The Ranchvale Volunteer Fire Department may have found its new home. An agreement between Curry County and Kenneth and Jacqueline Davis covering the donation of land to house the department’s future fire station is on the agenda for...

 

City council moves meeting

PORTALES — The Portales City Council has moved its regular meeting for the coming week from Tuesday to Thursday. The agenda features just three non-routine items, including a resolution to apply for hardship funds through the New Mexico Department...

 

Roosevelt to consider firearms resolution

PORTALES — With an eye on Santa Fe and the current legislative session, the Roosevelt County Commission will consider a resolution opposing increased firearm regulations exceeding federal law during Tuesday’s meeting. There have been several...

 

Schools to hold informational meetings

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools will hold a pair of informational meetings on its new Early College High School venture with Clovis Community College. The meetings will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy Library...

 

County to hold block grant meeting

CLOVIS — Curry County will hold a public meeting 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Curry County Administrative Complex to report on past Community Development Block Grant program activities and to receive public input on community development needs and sug...

 

Overpass could open in March

CLOVIS - Work on the Prince Street Overpass is expected to go through July. However, frustrated motorists may have some relief on the horizon next month, as Department of Transportation officials expe...

 

Crews battle small fire

CLOVIS — Clovis crews battled a small grassfire Wednesday evening that was complicated by its time and place. There were no reports of structures damaged or people injured as the grassfire knocked out about five acres near the intersection of...

 

Clovis Christian archery team takes first

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Christian School elementary archery team won first place out of 16 teams last weekend at the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament in Albuquerque, marking its third win in the past four years accordi...

 

Travel requests on agenda for Portales schools

PORTALES — A trio of travel requests are among the items on the agenda for Monday’s Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the board room at the L. C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene. The...

 

Clovis man sentenced for sixth DWI offense

CLOVIS — A Clovis man convicted in November of his sixth DWI offense was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in prison, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney. A jury found Gerardo Vasquez, 43, guilty of third-degree...

 

CCC board hears presentation of audit report

CLOVIS — With one eye on the state Legislature and another on a sound audit, the board of trustees for Clovis Community College made short work of its regular meeting Wednesday morning. A presentation on the audit report for the fiscal year ending...

 

Eastern softball team off to decent start

RIO RANCHO — Call it a reasonably good opening weekend for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team and its new head coach Kara Zeiter. The Greyhounds emerged from it with a .500 record and that’s better than it could’ve gone. Eastern...

 

ENMU women hold at 6th in poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —Following a Lone Star Conference split last week, the Eastern New Mexico women’s basketball team stayed in sixth placed in the D2SIDA South Central Regional Poll on Monday. The Greyhounds (14-6), who defeated Cameron...

 

Plant closed for celebration

CLOVIS — The Cummins Natural Gas Engines plant in Clovis will be closed from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today as the local branch celebrates the company’s 100-year anniversary, according to Plant Manager Scott Odom. “I just think it’s a good time for...

 

Financial matters on CCC agenda

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will address a trio of financial matters during today’s meeting. Items related to the college’s second quarter financial report for fiscal year 2019 and the audit report for fiscal year...

 

PRMC officials to give annual report at city meeting

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center officials are slated to give their annual report during Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. According to a letter from PRMC Finance Manager Mark Lansford, the medical center makes a formal...

 

Negotiator on agenda for Roosevelt

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission is slated to select one of its five members to begin negotiations with representatives from the city of Portales to develop a new shared services agreement between the two entities during Tuesday’s...

 

Clovis committees seek volunteers

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards and committees: • Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: A representative from the hotel industry is needed. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each...

 

Curry to consider resolution on water contamination

CLOVIS — Over the past weeks and months, several local government entities have discussed the issue of water contamination discovered near Cannon Air Force Base, but none have taken any formal action. That could change on Tuesday as the Curry...

 

Police look into embezzlement

CLOVIS — Police are investigating a reported embezzlement involving the Curry Residents Senior Meals Association, but city leadership maintains it is working with its board to keep services from being interrupted. Clovis Police Capt. Roman Romero...

 

Roads closing for upgrades

PORTALES — Starting Monday, the Roosevelt County road department will be upgrading South Roosevelt Road V and SRR 7 from dirt to caliche, according to a county press release. Residents are asked to drive slowly and watch for equipment and...

 

Man gets 12 years in shooting

CLOVIS — A man convicted last month of shooting at his neighbor’s house while a child slept inside was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison, according to a news release. Xavier Loving, 25, was charged in connection with the Aug. 14, 2017,...

 

Board holding special meeting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday as it begins the process of finding the district’s next superintendent. An executive session is scheduled to discuss “limited personnel matters as...

 

New vehicle on Portales agenda

PORTALES — Authorization to purchase a new vehicle for the Portales Area Transit is one of just three action items on the agenda for Tuesday’s city council meeting. Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry told The News on Friday that the total...

 

Bustos sets personal record in 60-meter

LUBBOCK — Senior sprinter Danee Bustos set a personal record, and came up just short of a school record in the 60-meter dash as the Eastern New Mexico indoor track and field teams competed Friday in the Texas Tech Open. The first day of the...

 

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