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Slight drop in infections statewide

SANTA FE — The state saw a slight drop in COVID-19 infections on Monday compared to prior days, and a statewide trend of falling hospitalizations is reflected locally as well. However, a post-holiday increase is still possible, based on recent...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 6, 2021

Man on a mission

CLOVIS - Nick Cain is on a mission to honor his "colorful predecessors." His goal is to locate and mark the gravesites of 107 men who served as Arizona Rangers between 1901 and 1909. Maybe he'll...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 6, 2021

ENMU ramping up for partial return

PORTALES — The spring 2021 semester at Eastern New Mexico University will look much like the spring 2020 semester finished — with a largely empty campus intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. But there is some portion of in-person classes...

 

Light display vandalized

CLOVIS — The Glitter and Glow Light Show, an extension of St. Bernard Farms, was vandalized on Dec. 28, owner Rocky Bernard told The News. The display was set up around the old Eastern New Mexico University football stadium and ran from Nov. 26...

 

AARP offering free tax help

CLOVIS — The American Association of Retired Persons Foundation Tax Aide will provide free tax services from Feb. 1 to April 15, according to an AARP Foundation release. All tax help will be offered at Roy Walker Recreation Center, with COVID-19...

 

Education digest - Jan. 6

CCC holding pair of registration events CLOVIS — Clovis Community College is holding a pair of Super Saturday registration events the next two weekends, according to a school release. The registrations will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and...

 

Business digest - Jan. 6

Legislature holding virtual kickoff A virtual roundhouse kickoff and a weekly social calendar event will be held virtually during the upcoming New Mexico legislative session, according to a release from the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce. The free...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 6, 2021

Clovis to consider pair of ordinances

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission will consider introducing a pair of ordinances in its Thursday meeting, with one laying the groundwork to renew a tax for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m....

 

Opinion: Execution may be death knell for death penalty

All year long in her cell in Texas, Lisa Montgomery crochets angels and Christmas tree ornaments and elaborate nativity scenes overrun with more angels. On Christmas Eve, her attorneys called her to say that a judge in Washington, D.C., had ruled...

 

Opinion: Earth isn't flat and government isn't good

Have you ever run into someone who believes the Earth is flat? I was shocked to discover such people exist. Many of them also believe the moon is a hologram, gravity doesn’t exist, and space...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    January 6, 2021

Opinion: Still waiting for the year to end

I’m writing this on the first day of 2021 but it doesn’t feel that way. It feels more like 2020 because, well, I keep watching the news. It’s not going to feel like a fresh new year until Donald Trump is out of the White House. Hopefully he...

 

Found a few things to be grateful for

After more than 450 columns, it was bound to happen. A deadline and a blank mind. I went in search of a writing prompt and found this: Write a story about a chicken that runs away from a farm. Hmmmm. Returned to the drawing board. Remembered a...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 6, 2021

Pages past, Jan. 6: Milk prices, a car thief and Red Heads

On this date … 1951: Milk prices were on the rise. Both the College Dairy and Price's Dairy in Portales announced they would raise retail prices by one cent - from 22 to 23 cents for pasteurized...

 

Farwell boys come through against Panhandle

PANHANDLE, Texas — Facing perhaps its toughest challenge during a lengthy winning streak on Monday, the Farwell boys basketball team came through down the stretch. Senior Jonathan Mora hit a pair of 3-pointers to start the final period, erasing a t...

 

ENMU hires sports information director

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has brought on a new sports information director, according to a release from the athletic department. Nicolle Holcomb, who will start immediately, previously served as the assistant SID at Guifford College...

 

Faith: Old hymn brings new comfort

Years ago, when my oldest brother and his wife left for almost 20 years of mission work in Malawi, Africa, I was barely a pup. I was too small then to remember now much of the early time of their...

 

U.S. Capitol violence leaves one dead

WASHINGTON - Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, pounding on the door of the House chamber, as lawmakers huddled inside, and strolling across the Senate floor... Full story

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 6, 2021

Snow forecast for region

The Clovis-Portales area can expect a snowstorm this weekend, a reprieve from recent dry weather. Forecasters said the region should see 2 to 5 inches of snow between Saturday and Sunday. The storm is expected to hit northwestern New Mexico on...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 6, 2021

Region could see 6-8 inches of snow

If not tonight, Curry and Roosevelt counties can expect to see snow on the ground Sunday. At least 2 inches are expected to fall by mid-day Sunday with a good chance of receiving more, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.... Full story

 

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