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PRMC confirms COVID-19 death

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center last week confirmed its first death related to COVID-19 and positive tests for the virus spiked across the region. Presbyterian Healthcare Services spokeswoman Amanda Schoenberg said the death occurred on...

 

Portales enters water rationing stage of plan

PORTALES — The city of Portales has entered the mandatory water rationing stage of its contingency plan, according to a city release. The city asks residents to do the following: • Not water lawns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Mondays. ...

 

Police seeking public assistance

CLOVIS — Police are asking for public assistance in locating a dark blue Dodge Stratus involved in a shooting on Tuesday night. According to a police news release, a CPD detective was in the area of 10th and Ash streets at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday when...

 

Board to consider re-entry plans

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider re-entry plans for the 2020-21 school year when it meets in regular session Monday afternoon. The livestream for the 1 p.m. meeting will be available at...

 

Heat wave to bring triple-digit temps to area

CLOVIS — Recent days across eastern New Mexico have seen the heat of July, with a little bit of cooling from the rains. This week brings more of the former, and very little chance of the latter with triple-digit highs predicted through Monday by...

 

Ford not selected for Texas position

BURNET, Texas — The former police chief in Cedar Park, Texas, has been named chief in Burnet, Texas, officials said this week. Clovis Police Chief Doug Ford had been one of four finalists for the job, but Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said the...

 

Greyhounds add D-1 transfer Amand

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s basketball program wrapped up its signing class for 2020, with the addition of Dallas post Jemesia “MeMe” Amand. The 6-foot-3 Amand comes to the Greyhounds with one year of eligibility...

 

PRMC records first COVID-19 death

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday confirmed its first death related to COVID-19. Presbyterian Healthcare Services spokeswoman Amanda Schoenberg said the death occurred on Tuesday. No additional information was provided. She said... Full story

 

Police seek help in locating shooter

CLOVIS - Police are asking for public assistance in locating a dark blue Dodge Stratus involved in a shooting on Tuesday night. According to a police news release, a CPD detective was in the area of... Full story

 

Portales enters second stage of water conservation plan

PORTALES — The city of Portales on Thursday entered the mandatory water rationing stage of its contingency plan, according to a city release. The city had the prior week entered a voluntary water conservation phase, and asked residents to do the...

 

State: Indoor dining to halt, mask restrictions to tighten Monday

SANTA FE -- Citing continued upward trends on New Mexico positive COVID-19 cases, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham rolled back indoor restaurant dining and tightened restrictions on face coverings in public places, and noted fall contact sports at schools... Full story

 

Local entities cleared after virus issues

Clovis’ City Hall plans to reopen Monday and Roosevelt County’s detention center is free of COVID-19, according to news releases. City Hall in Clovis closed its doors to the public last week after an employee experienced symptoms of the virus....

 

Curry to report on jail tour

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will report on its recent tour of the renovated county adult detention center when it meets in regular session Tuesday. The 9 a.m. meeting at the Curry County Administrative Complex will be streamed at...

 

Hounds' first game of season canceled

PORTALES — To accommodate an NCAA Division II mandate for schedule reduction, Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico Highlands have canceled a Sept. 3 football game at Greyhound Stadium that would have opened the season for both teams. The sc...

 

Portales announces water conservation

PORTALES — The city of Portales has advised that, due to drought conditions, it is entering the voluntary water conservation stage of its contingency plan. The city encourages residents to avoid watering lawns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with...

 

Waterline repairs on First Street in Portales

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ public works department will work on waterline repairs for the next two weeks on First Street, according to a city release. The work, scheduled to being Monday, will be on the right lane of First Street from...

 

Los Lunas man arrested for solicitation of minor

CLOVIS — The Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Los Lunas man Wednesday on allegations he tried to meet an underage person for sex, according to a news release from Sheriff Wesley Waller. Felix Wheeler, 46, was booked into the Curry County...

 

Roosevelt resident elected delegate

PORTALES — The New Mexico Democratic Party elected a Roosevelt County resident as one of its 23 congressional delegates for the upcoming Democratic National Convention, according to a party release. Tate Turnbough, chair of the Roosevelt County...

 

COVID-19 testing today in Portales

PORTALES — The New Mexico Department of Health will provide drive-thru screening for the COVID-19 virus today at the Portales Public Health Office, 1513 W. Fir St. Testing is for essential workers, contacts to COVID-positive patients, and...

 

ENMU classes set to begin Aug. 18

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University plans a combination of in-person and online teaching this fall with classes set to begin Aug. 18. “Our residence halls and dining areas will be open, following social distancing regulations,” interim...

 

Former deputy in training sentenced

DALLAS — A former Parmer County sheriff’s deputy in training was sentenced to life in federal prison Friday, following his conviction last November for transporting minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The sentence for...

 

Fireworks display set for Saturday

CLOVIS — An Independence Day fireworks display, without the traditional large gatherings, is scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday. The city released information about the show Monday. This year’s fireworks display, normally funded by donations from...

 

COVID-19 concern closes Clovis city hall

CLOVIS — City Hall in Clovis is closed to the public after an employee displayed symptoms of COVID-19, according to a city news release. “While the employee did not have contact with members of the public, out of caution, City Hall will be...

 

Railroad crossing to be closed

PORTALES — The city of Portales is notifying residents the railroad crossing at North Main Street will be closed much of Thursday for surface crossing work by BNSF Railways. Roadsafe Traffic Systems anticipates the closure will go from 7 a.m. to...

 

Clovis officials to begin service charge review process

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission plans to take the first step Thursday to beginning its biannual process to review what it charges for various services with appointment of the Revenue Review Committee. The 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of...

 

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