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Eight locals test positive for COVID-19

Eight local residents have tested positive for COVID-19, hospital officials said early this week. At Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, officials said 191 people had been tested with eight positive — seven from Curry County, one from...


ENMU regents to tackle budget items

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents will tackle various budget items for all three campus branches during its Friday afternoon meeting. The 1 p.m. meeting will be held virtually due to state restrictions on mass...


Water main break results in brief service shut-off

CLOVIS — Residents near downtown Clovis might have noticed some water on the streets Sunday night and Monday morning, but there was no rain. EPCOR Water, which provides the municipal supply for Clovis, reported a break was discovered about 6:15...


PRMC thanks locals for donations

CLOVIS — On behalf of Plains Regional Medical Center, Drew Dostal says thank you. The administrator of Clovis’ hospital said Tuesday that inspirational cards and letters, meals and prayers from the community have been greatly appreciated in...


ENMU coach Tres Segler resigns position

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will have one more coaching search this offseason, as Tres Segler resigned his position to accept a non-coaching opportunity in Texas. The university news release did not indicate what opportunity Segler...


Draggin' Main concerts postponed to 2021

CLOVIS — Organizers are still hoping to have the Draggin’ Main festivities this summer. But the Clovis Sound will have to wait. The Draggin’ Main Music Festival Committee announced Friday afternoon it would postpone its two planned concerts... Full story


KENW to air elementary teaching lessons weekday mornings

PORTALES — KENW, the local PBS affiliate for eastern New Mexico, will participate in a statewide effort to broadcast teaching lessons every weekday, beginning Monday. Lessons will air 8 a.m.-noon on KENW's 3-2 channel. The lessons, created by... Full story


Police arrest one sought in shooting

CLOVIS - Police on Wednesday, employing a SWAT team, arrested a man wanted in connection with a March 18 shooting. Adrian Robles, 33, is charged with assault with intent to commit a violent felony...


School board to review teaching plan

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will review its continuous education plan in the wake of the cancellation of in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. The 1 p.m. Monday meeting will be held in a...


CCC board to hold study session

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees has two busy days ahead of it, with a Tuesday study session to discuss the 2020-21 budget and its regular April board meeting the next morning. Both meetings will be held in a virtual format...


Portales to hold brief meeting

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will hold what is expected to be a brief special meeting 10 a.m. Wednesday with one item on the agenda. The meeting will be held in a virtual format due to mass gathering bans associated with the COVID-19...


Curry to hear construction update

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will hear an update on construction for the Curry County Adult Detention Center when it meets Tuesday morning. The 9 a.m. meeting will be held in a virtual format due to mass gathering bans associated with the...


All-regional basketball teams named

The North-South All-Star Games have been delayed. The New Mexico High School Coaches Association is still waiting to determine the final rosters for the basketball games. But at least it has a prospect pool. The association released its all-regional...


Roosevelt to consider emergency declaration

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will consider a measure to declare the county an emergency area as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic when it meets Tuesday morning. The 9 a.m. meeting is being handled as a teleconference due to state...


Scams to keep an eye out for

With the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing seems certain from one day to the next, except for the importance of washing your hands. What is certain is that somebody is waiting to take advantage of these uncertain times, and you should wash your hands of...


Clovis suffers small water line break

CLOVIS -- Residents near downtown Clovis might have noticed some water on the streets Sunday night and Monday morning, but there was no rain. EPCOR Water, which provides the municipal supply for Clovis, reported a break was discovered about 6:15...


Stay-at-home order extended through April

The New Mexico Department of Health has extended its stay-at-home order to April 30 and added additional criteria on essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amended public health order, effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, instructs New... Full story


School districts highlight learn-at-home models

School districts across eastern New Mexico have worked over the last few days on learn-at-home models, following a Public Education Department decision to close schools for the remainder of the school year. The following includes highlights of... Full story


RGH implements new procedures

PORTALES - Effective Monday morning, Roosevelt General Hospital established new screening procedures for visitors in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital staff is manning a screening ce... Full story


Clerks ask for primary by mail

More than two dozen county clerks in New Mexico — including two in eastern New Mexico — have asked the state Supreme Court for an order that would allow the June 2 primary be conducted by mail. But on Tuesday, the Republican Party of New Mexico... Full story


New commission to resolve license issue

CLOVIS - The new Clovis City Commission will have a liquor license issue to resolve and a healthcare emergency to consider when it meets for the first time with a new mayor and two new commissioners...


Food distribution being held

PORTALES — The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is partnering with Los Abuelitos de La Casa Senior Center for a Friday drive-through food distribution. The distribution will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or until supplies run out, at 1515 W. Fir. Clients must... Full story


State updates COVID-19 numbers

The New Mexico Department of Health delivered an update on the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday afternoon, reporting 315 positive tests in the state and a fifth death from the virus. So far, there are 26 people designated as recovered from COVID-19. The 35... Full story


School closure extended

SANTA FE — When the New Mexico Public Education Department closed schools for three weeks due to COVID-19, it did so with the hope an April 6 return to normal instruction would be safe. Two weeks in, “We know we haven’t reached the peak of... Full story


Roads to be closed for repairs

CLOVIS — Curry County Road 4 between Rd L and Rd K South of Clovis will be closed from 8 a.m. April 6 to 6 p.m. April 7 so that BNSF Railroad can make repairs to the railroad crossing in that area. RoadSafe Traffic Systems will have detours in...


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