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Robin Jones appointed CCC interim president

CLOVIS - Robin Jones, executive vice president of Academic Affairs at Clovis Community College, will serve as the college's interim president for three weeks, which began on... — Updated 8/9/2022

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Officials debate hazardous materials

With the possibility that chemical pollutants are still spreading in soil near Cannon Air Force Base and the prospect of trainloads of spent nuclear fuel stopping in Clovis, New Mex... — Updated 8/9/2022

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Clovis Community College president placed on administrative leave

CLOVIS – The president of Clovis Community College was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday by the college's board of trustees. Charles Nwankwo will remain on paid leave... — Updated 8/6/2022


Our People: Friend of the unwanted

Cindy Clayton is an unwanted dog or cat's best friend. Since 2011, she has been the driving force behind Cindy's Hope for Precious Paws, an adoption agency for dogs and cats in need... — Updated 8/6/2022

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Clovis Economic Development hires new director

Tina Dziuk knows she has some big shoes to fill. She has taken on the job of executive director of Clovis Economic Development (CED) that became vacant with the untimely death of... — Updated 8/1/2022


Our People: From music to management

Nearly two decades ago, K.C. Messick began a journey that took him from budding country singer to becoming the general manager of the Curry County Events Center, which also... — Updated 7/30/2022

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Fort Sumner woman pleads guilty

CLOVIS - A Fort Sumner woman accused of killing her grandfather and hiding his remains in a toolbox in August 2020 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday before Judge... — Updated 7/30/2022 Full story


Our People: Fashion, cosmetics and community

It is not many people who would start their own business to free themselves up for community service. One of these rare individuals is Kirsty Forrest, owner of the Dye Trying hair... — Updated 7/23/2022

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Think tank: Economic performance needs improvement

The president of the Rio Grande Foundation, a libertarian- and conservative-leaning think tank based in Albuquerque, delivered some sad news in statistics aboutNew Mexico’s economy but offered three steps that he said could... — Updated 7/23/2022

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Former Clovis probation officer files lawsuit against division

A former probation and parole officer in the Clovis office of the Probation and Parole Division of the New Mexico Corrections Department has filed a lawsuit in Ninth Judicial District Court challenging conditions that she alleges... — Updated 7/23/2022


Our People: Radio in her blood

Even if Clovis area residents don't wake up to Terri Chavez's cheery voice on KTQM Radio's morning show, they know her from her involvement in events like Aug. 19's Battle of the... — Updated 7/16/2022

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Stephen Haynes: 40 years in private practice in Clovis

When Dr. Stephen Haynes turned out the light and locked the doors to his office in Clovis on June 30, it ended 40 years of medical practice in the city. On July 1, however, Haynes... — Updated 7/12/2022


Our People: A passion for music and service

Music, photography and service have been Tres Morgan's driving passions for as long as he can remember. People in Clovis know Morgan as a professional photographer by trade, but... — Updated 7/9/2022

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In tribute: Terry Moberly remembered for service, kindness

Terry Moberly is remembered as putting the needs of others and the communities he served before his own and for having fun doing it. He led his family in the operation of Moberly... — Updated 7/9/2022

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Longtime Clovis schools executive assistant retires

CLOVIS -- Jelayne Curtis was everything an executive assistant should be for the 25 years she worked in the superintendent's office of the Clovis Municipal School District,... — Updated 7/8/2022

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Teen pleads no contest in fatal collision

Jason Smith, now 18, was fined $107 and court costs, Thursday after pleading "no contest" to a charge of failing to exercise due care 10 months after the pickup truck he was... — Updated 7/5/2022

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About 100 gather for protest

PORTALES - About 100 people gathered Sunday evening in Portales City Park next to the Memorial Building for a rally in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's nullification of Roe vs.... — Updated 6/30/2022 Full story

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Republican candidate Ronchetti visits Clovis

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Ronchetti said his lack of experience in government is one of his greatest pluses. To think that experience in government should be a prerequisite for seeking office, he said last week... — Updated 6/28/2022

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Audit of Roosevelt County ballots from 2020 election conducted

About 20 people united by a mistrust in how voting machines record election results gathered Wednesday morning in a basement hallway of the Roosevelt County Courthouse in Portales.... — Updated 6/27/2022

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Portales council tables negotiations for police aid to Elida

A decision on whether to authorize negotiations that could result in the Portales Police Department providing law enforcement support to the town of Elida was delayed Tuesday by the Portales City Council. The council decided to... — Updated 6/25/2022

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'Analog' recording studio a labor of love

For Jay Fisher, cobbling together an analog recording studio is a labor of love, his own technical skills and nostalgia for the time when he could lay claim to being an extended mem... — Updated 6/21/2022

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Portales school officials note improvement since pandemic

In the first school year following COVID-19 restrictions like remote learning, Portales Municipal Schools students are regaining academic ground lost to pandemic restrictions at a pace that is about even with students in the rest o... — Updated 6/18/2022

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Public school students to get free school meals

Students in Clovis and Portales public schools will not be charged for daily breakfast and lunch meals, regardless of school zone or family income as both districts take advantage of a Community Eligibility Provision of the... — Updated 6/18/2022

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Regional behavioral health facility receives wide support

The idea of a regional behavioral health facility for Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca counties seemed to have wide support among the public officials, public safety... — Updated 6/13/2022

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Portales council tables proposal to reduce standards

The interests of property values and rising housing prices amid a housing shortage clashed Tuesday among Portales City Council members, who ended up tabling a proposal to reduce... — Updated 6/11/2022


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