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Farwell routs Amarillo Flames

FARWELL — Senior Presley Agee scored a season-high 33 points on Monday night, and the Farwell girls basketball team moved above the .500 mark for the first time this year with an 80-27 rout of the Amarillo Flames. The game was a late addition for...

 

NMAA looking at another season delay

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the state, the New Mexico Activities Association is looking at another delay of what is already a packed spring sports season. The NMAA, the state’s organizing body for athletics and activities, continues...

 

Man commits suicide in detention center

PORTALES — A Union County man housed at the Roosevelt County Detention Center hung himself on Nov. 11, according to an in-custody report from detention center staff. Officials have declined comment on the death of Eric Padilla, 37. The News...

 

Yo Mama's offering free meal

CLOVIS — Yo Mama’s is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal, according to a release. The food truck, located southeast of the intersection of 21st and Thornton streets, will offer a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing,...

 

Longhorns advance against Bovina

CANYON — Just when Bovina appeared to be getting back into Thursday night’s Class 2A Division II area playoff game, Vega had the answer. A 32-yard field goal by junior Angel Lara cut the Mustangs’ deficit to 11 points with 24 seconds to go in...

 

Farwell, Muleshoe boys take home victories

The Farwell and Muleshoe’s boys got their 2020-21 basketball seasons off to solid starts on Tuesday with home victories. Farwell dominated start to finish in thumping Hale Center 65-24 while the Mules put together a strong second half to dispose...

 

Clovis schools holding virtual information meeting

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools is hosting a virtual information meeting Tuesday regarding the New Mexico State Bilingual Seal program. The 6 p.m. meeting is available via Zoom with meeting ID 930 2217 9663 and passcode 2Q2xvc. This meeting is...

 

ENMU to add presidential inauguration to virtual commencement ceremony

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Portales campus will add the inauguration of President Patrice Caldwell to its already-scheduled virtual fall commencement ceremony. Caldwell, who was named interim system chancellor and Portales campus...

 

Clovis hospital's ICU at max capacity

CLOVIS -- Plains Regional Medical Center on Sunday had eight patients with COVID-19 in its intensive care unit. Six of those ICU patients were on ventilators. That's according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle, who posted the information to...

 

ENMU to sit out 2020-21 Lone Star basketball season

PORTALES — Citing difficulty in adherence to public health orders on college athletics, Eastern New Mexico University will sit out the upcoming Lone Star Conference basketball seasons, its athletic department said Monday afternoon. The decision... Full story

 

Missing Portales man found dead

PORTALES -- A 32-year-old Portales man missing since Monday night was found dead Sunday. Jay Cole was found near NM 267 in Roosevelt County, Portales Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams said. He said the county sheriff's department was handling the... Full story

 

Commission holding meeting

CLOVIS — Despite its initial cancellation over the weekend, there will be a Clovis City Commission meeting this week after all. The 5:15 p.m. Thursday meeting will not be open to the general public but can be viewed on the city’s Facebook page...

 

EPCOG hosting virtual forum

CLOVIS — The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is hosting a virtual legislative forum 10 a.m. Dec. 17, according to a council release. As of Tuesday, forum organizers had not indicated who would attend, but all local legislators and various...

 

Education digest - Nov. 18

Cohort change deadline 4 p.m. Friday CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has instituted a 4 p.m Friday deadline for any families who wish to change their instruction cohorts for the spring semester. Requests should be made through staff at the...

 

Business digest - Nov. 18

Xcel: New transmission line now in service ROSWELL — Xcel Energy has reported that a new 345-kilovolt transmission line in Eddy County is now in service to meet current needs and anticipated growth, according to a company release. “The new...

 

Melrose to return to remote learning Monday

MELROSE — Melrose Schools has announced it will return to remote learning beginning Monday, according to a Thursday afternoon release from Superintendent Brian Stacy. The district is taking advantage of Public Education Department requirements... Full story

 

Roosevelt detention center inmate dies

PORTALES — A Union County man housed at the Roosevelt County Detention Center died Wednesday at the jail, according to a Roosevelt County news release. Eric Padilla, 37, was found unresponsive in the early morning hours, and lifesaving measures on...

 

Curry County closing offices due to covid concerns

CLOVIS – As COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the region and the state, Curry County on Wednesday night announced plans to close its offices to the public starting next week through early December. “The County is taking these steps to... Full story

 

Portales Christmas parade to be drive-thru

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host a Christmas parade this year. However, it’s the spectators who will be on the move. The plans for the 6 p.m. Dec. 4 parade are to what Chamber Executive Director Karl Terry referred to...

 

City responds to governor's public health order

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is implementing operational changes Monday in conjunction with the state instituting new COVID-19 restrictions. According to a Friday afternoon release from the city, the following measures will be in place until Nov....

 

New airport director taking position Monday

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis will have a new airport director in place Monday, when James Harris takes over the position. Harris has spent 16 years in the airport industry, and was recently the airport operations superintendent for Chennault...

 

Stream commission to hold pair of meetings

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission will hold a pair of virtual public meetings regarding augmentation pumping from state-owned wellfields to benefit the Carlsbad Irrigation District. The one-hour meetings will be primarily...

 

Supreme Court pauses jury trials through end of year

SANTA FE — The jury will convene again in 2021, with the New Mexico Supreme Court pausing all criminal and civil jury trials for the year to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The state will keep its appellate, district, metropolitan and magistrate...

 

ENMU softball signs five

PORTALES — The last time the Eastern New Mexico University softball team recorded an out, it closed out a sweep of rival West Texas A&M and vaulted the Greyhound to second place in the Lone Star Conference. Coach Kira Zeiter would love to pick...

 

Bovina turns back Plains

SHALLOWATER, Texas - Were it not for untimely turnovers, Bovina might have cruised through its Class 2A Division II playoff opener on Friday night. As it was, the Mustangs managed to turn back Plains...

 

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