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School days just around corner

PORTALES — Educators agree, sleep is the No. 1 factor for students’ success in returning to a routine for the new school year. Area teachers all said having a regular schedule in the last week or two before school starts back up will be the best...

 

Church wrapping up yard sale

PORTALES — Clothes for a quarter. Tools, toys and electronics for half the price they used to be. How about a "box full" of treasures for $2? First United Methodist Church wraps up its two-day yard...

 

Q&A: Ladona Clayton talks water task force work

A water task force chaired by Clovis City Commissioner Ladona Clayton is scheduled to provide an update on its work at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the City Hall Assembly Room, 321 N. Connelly. The task...

 

Retired Floyd educator inducted into hall of fame

FLOYD — Floyd has a Hall of Fame inductee. Retired superintendent of Floyd Municipal School District, Paul Benoit was inducted into the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL) Hall of...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 29, 2017

New nurses pinned at CCC

CLOVIS — New nurses are moving forward. The summer semester for nursing students in the Practical Nurse Program and the Registered Nurse Program wrapped up in a big way as Clovis Community College...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 28, 2017

Daycare workers waive arraignments

PORTALES — The Portales daycare workers accused of leaving two children in a hot vehicle for 90 minutes on Tuesday waived their arraignments on Thursday. Mary Taylor, 62, and Sandi Taylor, 31, co-operators of Taylor Tot daycare, remained in...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 28, 2017

Bishop to attend Portales church's celebration

PORTALES — The United Methodist Church in Portales has cause to celebrate, and Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe of the Northwest Texas-New Mexico Episcopal Area is joining the festivities on Aug. 6. The congregation is holding a potluck following its Sunday...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 26, 2017

Area schools' proficiency still below 50 percent

Area school districts are still crunching numbers, but most seem to be following statewide trends on test scores released this week. Most area schools showed more students are proficient or better in...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 25, 2017

Clovis school board to consider band travel approval

CLOVIS — A music-filled bus ride to Utah may be in the works. The Clovis High School band director is requesting approval from the Clovis Municipal School Board of Education for travel to the Red Rocks Marching Contest and Bands of America Regional...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 25, 2017

Portales to consider 911 grant

PORTALES — A $284,467 decision on 911 services is on the table at today’s Portales City Council meeting. The council is considering ratification of an Emergency 911 grant agreement to provide the city eligibiilty for funds to enhance the current...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 23, 2017

Commission on Older Adults seeks input on new facility

CLOVIS — Clovis' older adults are looking for a new place to call home. The Clovis Commission on Older Adults (CCOA) is holding a series of public meetings to get input regarding a future new or...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 21, 2017

Gospel group performing in Texico

TEXICO — A “New Legacy” is coming to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The church near Texico, located at 291 State Road 77 will host a performance by the New Legacy Project 7 p.m. Sunday. The New Legacy Project has its roots in a 30s Gospel...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 20, 2017

School districts filling in the gaps

It is prime time for new hires in education. As the new school year fast approaches, districts across the region are hiring new administrators, many of whom are moving from within their district to new positions. • Clovis At Clovis Municipal...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 20, 2017

Stuff the Bus event under way

Before it's time to stuff school busses with students, the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, 211 and area businesses are working to "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for students in Portales and...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 19, 2017

Roosevelt County to eliminate advisory planning board

PORTALES — Roosevelt County is planning to eliminate its advisory planning board, and it’s pretty sure nobody will notice the difference. The Roosevelt County Commission expressed intent to adopt a new ordinance to alter its current subdivision...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 18, 2017

Roosevelt commission to consider donated property

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to vote today on whether it will return donated property to the Roosevelt County Special Hospital District. The county received the one-acre property from the hospital district located adjacen...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 16, 2017

Soap box derby champ set for Akron

CLOVIS — Rolling down hill may not sound thrilling, but for 12-year-old Jaden Martinez of Clovis, it will be the thrill of his young life. Martinez is traveling to Akron, Ohio today with his family...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 15, 2017

Co-op, new events keep players coming back to Pokemon Go

PORTALES — “Gotta Catch ’Em All.” Again. Pokemon Go “trainers” have a new reason to update their “Pokedex,” according to local player, Andres Labastida-Arviso. Labastida-Arviso said that since its release a year ago there have been...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 14, 2017

Ranchvale Baptist's new pastor has history with church

RANCHVALE - After six months, the search for a new pastor to serve Ranchvale Baptist Church is over. Portales' Mark McAfee began his first pastoral position with the Ranchvale congregation last week....

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    July 13, 2017

New dean welcomed to ENMU's College of Fine Arts

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University has welcomed its newest dean for the College of Fine Arts. Jeff Gentry is in his second week on the job. ENMU has been on the hunt for a new dean since 2015...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 27, 2017

Clovis teen lands musical role

CANYON — A Clovis teenager has landed a role in the outdoor musical "Texas." Erin Pearce, 19, was cast to perform during "Texas'" 52nd season at the Pioneer Amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 25, 2017

Romance rocks music festival

CLOVIS — It was the "Love of a Lifetime" at Clovis Music Festival on Friday. One lucky couple had the opportunity to share their first dance as husband and wife during the Firehouse performance of...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 22, 2017

CCC Kids College bringing dinosaurs, space to area youth

CLOVIS — Dinosaurs are coming. Clovis Community College is hosting paleontologists, curators, and astronomy experts to allow Kids College students a Jurassic experience. Today at 9 a.m. at the Children’s Science Museum at CCC, the curator from...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 21, 2017

Anchor ready to take place at Veterans Park

CLOVIS — Hooyah! Clovis' Veterans Park is getting a new monument thanks to community members, legislative funding and one determined Eagle Scout. The naval anchor will be officially dedicated at...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 20, 2017

Veterans meeting in Clovis for state convention

CLOVIS — New Mexico’s American Veterans, AMVETS, are gathering in Clovis for their annual state convention this weekend. Posts from Albuquerque, Farmington, Shiprock, and Deming are scheduled to be here to discuss and vote on national matters as...

 

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