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New commander to take helm at base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - A new commander for Cannon Air Force Base's 27th Special Operations Wing will take the helm this week. Col. Robert A. Masaitis , previously stationed at CAFB as its Operations...

 

Curry to hear financial report

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is slated to hear a report on financials for the Curry County Fairgrounds and Events Center during its Tuesday morning meeting. The 9 a.m. meeting at the Curry County Administrative Complex will also include a r...

 

Cannon gets radar systems upgrade

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - The first step in a $138 million national weather radar systems upgrade got its start earlier this year at Cannon Air Force Base. Through a program managed by Hanscom Air Force...

 

CHS hosting kickoff days

CLOVIS — Clovis High School will host its 2019-20 kickoff days in just over two weeks, according to a release from Clovis Municipal Schools. The event is an opportunity for students to receive student ID cards and, when necessary, parking passes...

 

Bella Vista position filled

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has returned Jennifer Longley to a principal position, as she accepted the vacancy at the Arts Academy, according to a release from the district. She replaces Shelly Norris, who was promoted to director of...

 

ENMU places 131 on LSC honor roll

RICHARDSON, Texas — In the classroom, Eastern New Mexico University athletes have been some of the best in the Lone Star Conference, with six consecutive semesters of placing among the top three in LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll selections....

 

Deceased person pulled from Clovis structure fire

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is investigating a Sunday structure fire with one deceased person pulled from the residence. The deceased was sent to The Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy. The deceased’s... Full story

 

Shots fired in disturbance

CLOVIS - A domestic disturbance on Saturday evening included reports of multiple shots fired, including one by police, officials said. No one was injured, according to Clovis Police Chief Doug Ford. N...

 

Wheatfields partially evacuated

CLOVIS - The weekend's heavy rains have led to a partial evacuation of the Wheatfields Senior Living facility. The facility, first opened in 2011, sustained extensive water damage when a roof repair...

 

ENMU regents board to consider Roswell physical plant building

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University regents board will look at building a physical plant building and renovating the auto and welding center for its Roswell campus during its meeting Thursday morning at the Portales campus...

 

Business digest - July 10

Clovis RGH clinic open to patients Today is the first day the Roosevelt General Hospital’s Clovis clinic can see patients, according to an RGH release. The clinic, located at 2000 W. 21st St., held a ribbon cutting in April. However, patients...

 

Clovis to consider forward motion on effluent pipeline

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will look at continuing its movement on its effluent pipeline project at its regular meeting Thursday. The only item in the new business section of the 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver...

 

Paul's Journey to perform Friday in Portales

PORTALES — University Baptist Church is set to host Paul's Journey, an award-winning Houston-area Christian group. The performance is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the church, located at 1012 W. 15th St. Paul's Journey is comprised of Rod Treme, Ron...

 

Cancer benefit field sought

CLOVIS — The Clovis Softball Association is working to have one of its smallest, but most meaningful tournaments this weekend. The “Batting Out Cancer” tournament is set for Friday and Saturday at Guy Leeder Softball Complex, provided enough...

 

What's happening - July 7

• The Dream Big Clovis Wildcat volleyball camp is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. The camp is separated into two sections. The morning session, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. will be for players entering grades 1-4 at a registration...

 

Trio set for international rodeo

SHAWNEE, Okla. — A trio of young area rodeoers are trying to show out on a world stage, and the stage is just two states away. John Hisel of Clovis, Hayden Powell of Rogers,and Trent Wood of...

 

Software glitch causes delays in pay

CLOVIS — Many Clovis city employees checking their bank balances Friday might have found they were a little short. City officials said a glitch in new payroll software greeted them on Friday, causing delays in scheduled pay to its employees. “We...

 

Tax board approves over $50k in recommendations

CLOVIS - The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board on Tuesday approved recommendations for over $50,000 in community programming hoping to bring tourist dollars into Clovis, subject to final approval this week...

 

Stolen Clovis city vehicle recovered

CLOVIS — The city stolen last week and recovered Tuesday was back in the care of Clovis' Parks and Recreation Dept. this week, officials said. "It was in no worse condition than what it was when it was stolen," city manager Justin Howalt said of...

 

Roosevelt to consider appointment

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will consider appointment of Commissioner Matthew Hunton to be its voting delegate for the New Mexico Counties workers compensation pool board during its Tuesday meeting. Other items on the agenda for the...

 

School board to cover budget matters

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will largely take care of early fiscal year budget matters and have a first reading for revisions to its policy manual at its Tuesday meeting. The noon meeting at the Portales schools...

 

Portales to honor retired fire chief

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will honor retired Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Shannon Lee and “update” a few elected official salaries when it meets Tuesday evening at the Memorial Building. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m....

 

Wheatfields residents displaced by rain

CLOVIS — The weekend’s heavy rains have led to a partial evacuation of the Wheatfields Senior Living facility. The facility, first opened in 2011, took extensive water damage when a roof repair coincided with the Friday night and Saturday morning... Full story

 

Lone Star Conference becomes D2's largest

RICHARDSON, Texas — On Monday, Eastern New Mexico officially became part of the largest conference in Division II. The Lone Star Conference officially added eight new members, pushing the conference to 19 members with some level of participation...

 

Cannon benefits from spending bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While it wasn’t included in any military construction projects, Cannon Air Force Base did reap some rewards as the Senate passed the annual defense spending bill in late July. According to a release from Sen. Martin Heinrich, D...

 

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