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More storms possible for region

Heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds, are possible across the region again today. The National Weather Service is predicting severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with more possible through the weekend. Roosevelt... — Updated 5/17/2021


Heavy rains flood Portales

PORTALES -- Much-welcomed heavy rains fell across much of the region on Saturday afternoon, flooding streets and leaving cars stranded across Portales and other areas. Roosevelt... — Updated 5/15/2021


CCS players notch awards in District 6-1A

CLOVIS — Four members of both the Clovis Christian boys and girls basketball teams earned All-District 6-1A honors for the recently completed season. For the CCS girls, sisters Lola and Sofia DeGroot were named all-district,... — Updated 5/15/2021


Wolverines post twin bill sweep against Raton

PECOS — There’s a long way to go, but Texico’s four-time defending Class 2A state baseball champions got off to a solid start on Thursday. The Wolverines posted a season-opening 9-4, 12-2 sweep of the Tigers in games played... — Updated 5/15/2021


PHS boys second at Goddard meet

ROSWELL — Portales High’s boys rode strong performances from senior Traise Cain and sophomore Michael Riess to an unofficial second-place finish to Hobbs in a five-team track meet on Friday, hosted by Roswell Goddard at the... — Updated 5/15/2021


Cats notch splits with Coyotes, Bulldogs

ARTESIA - Clovis High and Artesia went from one extreme to the other on Friday night. The Wildcats took a pitchers' duel in the opener 3-1 behind senior left-hander Josh Martin's co... — Updated 5/15/2021


Lady Cats fifth in state swimming

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls certainly met expectations in Thursday’s state swimmng competition at Albuquerque Academy H.S. … and they came close to exceeding them. Sophomore Shyann Kissinger accounted for a pair of... — Updated 5/15/2021


Gas shortage unlikely to affect New Mexico

A short-lived gas shortage on the east coast is unlikely to make much of an impact in eastern New Mexico, but travel experts still recommend conservation as a good overall mindset at the pump. The trouble began Tuesday when the Col... — Updated 5/15/2021


Clovis man guilty of trafficking

A 25-year-old Clovis man on Tuesday was convicted of trafficking illegal drugs. A Clovis jury found Roman Viveros guilty on two counts of trafficking controlled substances, second degree felonies. Judge Matt Chandler sentenced... — Updated 5/15/2021


CHS team named state champion

CLOVIS — A Clovis High School team was named state champion in the New Mexico FFA’s veterinary science competition, according to a release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Never Pacheco, Skylar Jordan and Makayla Davis comprised... — Updated 5/15/2021


Water authority to get $7.7 million

SANTA FE — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is in line for a $7.7 million allocation from the New Mexico Water Trust Board. According to an allocation sheet provide to The News by Rep. Randal Crowder, R-Clovis, the... — Updated 5/15/2021


Contributions to be reduced

SANTA FE — Citing overall financial strength of its pool, the New Mexico County Insurance Authority Board of Directors voted Wednesday to reduce renewal contributions for its workers’ compensation program by 50% for the... — Updated 5/15/2021


State bar to give workshops

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Bar will present a pair of workshops in late May and early June via video and teleconference. A 11 a.m. May 27 workshop on legal resources for the elderly requires registration by calling... — Updated 5/15/2021


Bovina man dies in crash

A Bovina man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on New Mexico 77, near the intersection of Curry Road G. A news release from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller stated Garrett Viss, 65, of Bovina was ejected from his vehicle... — Updated 5/15/2021


State health officials relax mask mandate

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Friday, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance, that vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks in... — Updated 5/15/2021


Violent Friday night leaves two dead

A violent Friday night left two people dead and others injured in Clovis and Portales as authorities investigated three separate shooting incidents in less than six hours. Police identified the Portales victim as Quintasha Harris,... — Updated 5/15/2021


Clovis man guilty of trafficking

CLOVIS -- A 25-year-old Clovis man on Tuesday was convicted of trafficking illegal drugs. A Clovis jury found Roman Viveros guilty on two counts of trafficking controlled substances, second degree felonies. Judge Matt Chandler... — Updated 5/12/2021


Curry, Roosevelt confirm 28 new cases of COVID-19

Curry and Roosevelt counties confirmed 28 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, along with one of the state’s eight deaths. The Monday report, which combines Saturday and Sunday reports, showed Curry County with 28 new cases... — Updated 5/11/2021


Goddard topples Lady Cats with five in seventh

CLOVIS — Roswell Goddard scored five runs in the top of the seventh to break a tie and defeat Clovis High’s softball team 14-10 on Saturday, completing the sweep of a high-scoring doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Field. Goddard,... — Updated 5/11/2021


ENMU's Seema takes 800 at LSC meet

CANYON, Texas — Junior Malethabo Seema highlighted Eastern New Mexico University performances in the Lone Star Conference track meet over the weekend, capturing first place in the women’s 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 19.02... — Updated 5/11/2021


Cats earn rare victory over Robertson

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Clovis High’s boys scored a rare win over traditional state tennis power Las Vegas Robertson on Monday, beating the Cardinals 7-2 in a dual match. Meantime, the Lady Wildcats absorbed a 7-2 setback at the... — Updated 5/11/2021


Preservation survey offered

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Historical Preservation Division is conducting an online survey of New Mexicans about the future of historic preservation, according to a division news release. The survey, which began Monday and will... — Updated 5/11/2021


Police offer offroad rules

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department has observed an upswing in the use of off-highway recreation vehicles operating in city streets, alleys and lots. The department anticipates that trend will continue as spring turns to... — Updated 5/11/2021


MainStreet gets grant

Clovis MainStreet was one of 10 recipients of Resilient Community Fund grants for community and economic development projects, according to a New Mexico MainStreet release. The grants are between $2,500 and $5,000 and require a... — Updated 5/11/2021


Texico schools to resume

TEXICO — Texico Municipal Schools will resume instruction Wednesday, following a water-related closure on Monday. Students were dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to a post on the district’s Facebook page, after one of... — Updated 5/11/2021


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