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 By Staff report    News    June 28, 2020

Reopening economy on hold for now

A plan to reopen more of New Mexico’s economy is on hold for now as coronavirus cases surge throughout the state and region. Eastern New Mexico and neighboring Texas counties are among those seeing the number of positive tests skyrocket. In a...

 

Governor signs red-flag gun bill

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 5 — the red-flag gun bill — into law. In a news release from her office, she said the measure enhances public safety and reduces “the risk of mass gun violence.” SB 5... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    January 5, 2020

Conflicting research on whether there's more cheating in online classes

For months, the nationwide college cheating scandal had been about rich parents, including Silicon Valley executives and Hollywood actresses, buying their children’s way into elite universities. This month, there was a twist: A mom charged with...

 

Meetings Watch: EPCOG - May 7

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at 418 Main Street to discuss the following: The fiscal year 2014 budget will be reviewed. Officers will be nominated. The annual work program will be reviewed. Executive... Full story

 

To our website readers - Jan. 30

Clovis Media Inc. websites will be off line for about two hours this morning. "The building that has our websites stored in it is having maintenance done on its electrical system," said Digital Web Specialist Philip Hall. Hall said workers... Full story

 

Cannon to meet with local landowners

The 27th Special Operations Wing leadership at Cannon Air Force Base is hosting a meeting with local landowners at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss wind turbine development projects and proposals. While no specific proposals will be reviewed, wing... Full story

 

Schools carry on despite flu

While the nation and the state worry through an unusually severe outbreak of influenza, schools in Curry and Roosevelt counties seem to be carrying on with no more absences than usual. Only two districts, Dora and Elida, reported greater illness... Full story

 

Fire destroys Clovis residence

A residence was destroyed by fire Saturday in the 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue, according to a report from the Clovis Fire Department. No injuries were reported, with the cause under investigation. According to the report: The department was...

 

Pool should reopen Wednesday

The Portales city swimming pool should reopen Wednesday pending the approval from the state health department, according to Public Works Director John DeSha. The pool was odered closed Friday by the state health department after it was confirmed a...

 

ENMU roper places eighth

CASPER, Wyo. — Trey Southern of Eastern New Mexico University's rodeo team was one-half of a roping team that finished eighth in the average during the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Southern and Tyler Rees of Odessa...

 

ENMU roper places eighth

CASPER, Wyo. — Trey Southern of Eastern New Mexico University's rodeo team was one-half of a roping team that finished eighth in the average during the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Southern and Tyler Rees of Odessa... Full story

 

Centennial quilt will be on display

The New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution Society designed a quilt for New Mexico's centennial representing the 19 chapters in the state. Courtesy photo The El Portal chapter, founded in 1931, consists of Roosevelt and Curry counties. The... Full story

 

Commissioners OK fireworks ban

At a special meeting for the Roosevelt County Commission Tuesday, commissioners approved a resolution limiting the sale and use of fireworks within the county. Portales Fire Department Chief Gary Nuckols said according to state statute, counties and...

 

Art show entries sought

The Llano Estacado Art Association and the Lea County Commission for the Arts are asking for local artists in Roosevelt and Curry counties to submit entries for the 2012 Fall Juried Art Show, 100 Years of Enchantment, Oct. 6 to Nov. 3, at the Center... Full story

 

Murder trial delayed

The trial of a Portales teen charged with murder last April has been postponed from Monday until September. Erick Pina, 17, and two other men were arrested last year in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya of... Full story

 

Police investigating stabbing

A 52-year-old Portales man was stabbed Wednesday evening at a residence on East Brazos Street, Portales police said. The man was flown to a Lubbock hospital early Thursday morning. He was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon. According to...

 

Chamber: Changes in store for annual festivals

The annual events of Heritage Days, scheduled for June 15-16 and the Peanut Valley Festival, Oct. 20-21, will experience significant changes this year, according to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry. Both events will...

 

Meetings watch: County commission

In a special Roosevelt County Commission meeting today in the county courthouse, commissioners approved the renewal of a resolution declaring fire danger in Roosevelt County and the renewal of Western Emulsions agreement for emulsion products for... Full story

 

Meetings watch: City council

The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall: A resolution approving participation in programs of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Items from the Planning Department including...

 

Portales receives airport funding

Portales Municipal Airport will soon be receiving $139,880 in federal funds, which will be used to reseal a runway. Eight New Mexico airports will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make improvements to their facilities...

 

Portales company recognized

Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company’s 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales,...

 

Portales company recognized

Levacy Sprinkler of Portales was recognized as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer at the company's 2012 national meeting, according to a press release from Valmont Irrigation. Levacy Sprinkler earned this honor for excelling in the areas of sales,...

 

Police blotter - March 13

Here are Portales police call logs from Sunday: 1:01 a.m., Caller complained about a vehicle revving its engine, 100 block of East Ivy. 1:40 a.m., Caller complained about a loud party going on, 1700 block of South Avenue B. 3:35 a.m., Caller...

 

Police blotter — March 13

Here are Portales police call logs from Sunday: • 1:01 a.m., Caller complained about a vehicle revving its engine, 100 block of East Ivy. • 1:40 a.m., Caller complained about a loud party going on, 1700 block of South Avenue B. • 3:35...

 

Police blotter: March 6

Here are Portales police call logs from Friday: 1:34 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, First and Elgin1:35 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, Second and University2:55 a.m.: Caller requested cat trap. Address not specified.8:41 a.m.: Officer advising...

 

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