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James Johnston chosen as new chancellor/president of ENMU

PORTALES -- The new chancellor/president for Eastern New Mexico University is James Johnston. Johnston was one of five finalists for ENMU's top job. He is the 12th president of the... — Updated 11/29/2022


Curry detention center receives reaccreditation

The Curry County administration has announced the Curry County Adult Detention Center (CCADC) has been reaccredited by the Adult Detention Professional Standards Council of New Mexico Counties. According to a news release CCADC... — Updated 11/29/2022


County manager's contract, pay raise up for vote at meeting

PORTALES -- Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton’s contract extension and pay raise is up for another vote at the county’s next commission meeting, on Monday. Hamilton on Nov. 22 was given a $15,000 per year raise making... — Updated 11/29/2022


Texico posts sweep against Mescalero in opening twin bill

TEXICO — Four players combined for 34 points on Monday night as Texico’s girls opened their season with a 43-33 victory over Mescalero. Texico’s boys completed the sweep in their opener, handing the Chiefs a 63-38 loss in the... — Updated 11/29/2022


Cats, Lady Cats open wresting slate in tourney

ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s wrestlers opened the 2022-23 campaign on Saturday in the 12-team Volcano Vista Westside Kickoff tournament, with the boys finishing second in their four-team pool at 2-1 and then splitting two... — Updated 11/29/2022


Valencia edges past Lady Cats late

LOS LUNAS — Clovis High’s girls were essentially beaten by a gang of two on Saturday. Junior guard Azalia Mazilia and senior guard Jaydyn Montoya combined for nine 3-pointers and 47 points, and it was just enough to lift... — Updated 11/29/2022


CCC, ENMU to discuss school presidential matters

Discussion of college presidents is expected to highlight meetings Tuesday involving Clovis Community College trustees and Eastern New Mexico University regents. ENMU officials have said for weeks they plan to select a new... — Updated 11/29/2022


Lady Buffs open with win at 5A Manzano

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Isabelle Sena scored 14 points on Tuesday night as Melrose opened its 2022-23 campaign with a 44-42 road win over Class 5A Manzano. Sophomore Chantzee Elliott added 12 points and senior Sorrell Allen scored... — Updated 11/26/2022


Lady Cats bail out opener in overtime

CLOVIS — Zarai Lewis carried the load most of the way, but in overtime it was senior post Shalanda Lefevre who stepped up. Lefevre scored five points in the extra session, including a three-point play, and Clovis High’s girls... — Updated 11/26/2022


Lighthouse Mission director: 337 Thanksgiving meals served

Clovis’ Lighthouse Mission served a traditional Thanksgiving meal Thursday. Mission Director Richard Gomez said 337 meals were served to people who wanted to dine-in, have meals delivered or came by for take-out. “There was... — Updated 11/26/2022


Imagination Library continues to provide books to county children

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle is informing county residents their children under five years of age have a way to build a library of their own children’s books. Pyle wrote in a news release in August 2014 Curry County brought... — Updated 11/26/2022


Art show offers look at 'creative and diverse' works

The reception for the Clovis Community College (CCC) Student Art Exhibition is Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the college's Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery. Gallery... — Updated 11/26/2022


Curry County offering pouches for safe medication disposal

The Curry County Administration is offering an option for, what a county news release calls, “a drug deactivation system.” The release details “Deterra pouches” that allow anyone to destroy unused medications quickly and... — Updated 11/26/2022


Texas earthquake rattles the region

Eastern New Mexico was barely rattled by a distant earthquake Nov. 16. The quake’s epicenter was roughly 200 miles south of the Clovis/Portales area. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 5.4 magnitude earthquake centered... — Updated 11/25/2022


Wolverines, Steers notch district awards

TEXICO — Six members of the Class 2A state runners-up Texico Wolverines, including sophomore Taye Smith on both sides of the ball, were chosen to the All-District 4-2A football first team in selections released this week. Smith... — Updated 11/22/2022


CHS swim teams finish busy weekend

AMARILLO — Clovis High’s boys were first while the girls finished second in Saturday’s Amarillo High Invitational swimming meet, completing a busy weekend for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. On Friday, CHS swept team titles... — Updated 11/22/2022


Inflation hikes cost of turkey by 35%

Getting roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole and pie on the table this Thanksgiving is going to cost consumers more than it did in 2021. Rodney Holcomb, Oklahoma State University Extension food... — Updated 11/22/2022


Boards, committees look to fill vacancies

The City of Clovis is seeking a utility representative (i.e. gas, electric, water & telecommunications) to serve on the Economic Incentive Board (EIB). The City of Clovis also has one vacancy on the Parks, Recreation &... — Updated 11/22/2022


DeBaca County canvass approved 

FORT SUMNER — The De Baca County Commission approved Nov. 14 the canvass of the 2022 general election, despite what the commissioners said were emails urging them not to certify the vote.  The commissioners voted 3-0 to certify... — Updated 11/22/2022


New Mexico college registration fees waived this month

Registration fees for colleges and universities in New Mexico have been waived this month courtesy of the New Mexico Higher Education Department (HED), the New Mexico Public Education Department, the New Mexico Educational... — Updated 11/22/2022


State, local officials announce start of 2022-2023 flu season

It was at the beginning of November the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announced the start of the 2022-2023 flu season as positive flu tests are being reported around the state by clinical laboratories and outpatient... — Updated 11/22/2022


Little Miss Merry Christmas candidates take field

Six candidates are vying for the title of Little Miss Merry Christmas this holiday season. In a news release from the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce the chamber ambassadors report this year’s field includes six girls from... — Updated 11/19/2022


New helpline offers civil legal assistance

SANTA FE – A newly launched telephone service offers free legal assistance on civil matters to moderate income New Mexicans. According to a news release from New Mexico Courts, The Modest Means Helpline is the collaborative... — Updated 11/19/2022


Roosevelt County holds workshops

Roosevelt County commissioners hosted two workshops Thursday. A morning workshop focused on input for improvements at the county fairgrounds and an afternoon workshop’s subject was county roads. Roosevelt County Manager Amber... — Updated 11/19/2022


Curry officials aim to restrict cannabis product packaging

Curry County commissioners look to enact an ordinance before the end of the year that will restrict packaging for cannabis products. The ordinance, brought before the commission by County Manager Lance Pyle, aims to restrict... — Updated 11/19/2022


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