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Cancellations and postponements - March 18

Today-Friday • Plains Regional Medical Center Home Health and Hospice Daffodil Days — canceled   Today • CCC Allied Health Programs information session and open house — canceled • Free family law clinics in Portales and Clovis with Ben...


Even without virus, life breezes on by

I must begin this column with an apology and a plea for your patience. This is third column, in as many weeks, in which I mention the coronavirus. Witless, I know. But terror drives people to...


Jail log - March 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Michael Hardwick, 39, failure to pay fines, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Marivel Gonzales, 25, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation ...


Cannon implements changes for base facilities

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon Air Force Base has closed some offices to base personnel and moved away from face-to-face interactions in several others. The base posted changes to its Facebook account Tuesday afternoon. Cannon has no confirmed...


ENMU spring graduation up in air

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday afternoon sent students an email saying spring graduation ceremonies had been canceled. Then, about 15 minutes after The Eastern New Mexico News reported the cancellation on its website,...


Coronavirus updates for Wednesday

Courts extend deadlines on fines SANTA FE – New Mexico's Supreme Court has issued an order extending the payment of fines and fees for 30 days, according to a news release from the administrative office of the courts. The purpose is "to help... Full story


Officials investigating death of Roosevelt County man

PORTALES — The region’s Major Crimes Unit has been activated to investigate the death of a Roosevelt County man. Sheriff Malin Parker issued a news release Wednesday stating Ben Tabor, 35, “had sustained head injuries during some type of...


NM governor orders closings

New Mexico’s governor has ordered all restaurants to limit services to take out and home delivery. The governor also ordered shopping malls, movie theaters and health clubs to close, effective Thursday, in response to coronavirus fears. The state... Full story


Man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds

CLOVIS — For the second time in three mornings, Clovis police are investigating a shooting. On Wednesday, police said a man was dropped off at Plains Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and legs. They identified the vi... Full story


Thursday coronavirus updates

ENMU restricting access Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night announced plans to restrict public access to campus buildings. Starting Monday, campus buildings will be open only to ENMU employees and current ENMU students, according to a... Full story


Clovis board OKs bond refinancing, informed on expanded meal services

CLOVIS -- Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11, and the NBA decided four minutes later to suspend its season, effective after ongoing games concluded. The next day, the state of New Mexico announced public schools... Full story

 By Peter Stein    Sports    March 18, 2020

Texico hopes some baseball season survives

TEXICO — In a perfect world, Texico’s baseball team would be starting its quest for a fifth consecutive state championship this Thursday. But as we know from turning on any news at any time during the past few days, the world is far from perfect...


One dead after early-morning shooting

CLOVIS — A 22-year-old man died early Saturday after police said he suffered a gunshot wound to the head. According to a Clovis police news release: • At 12:36 a.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Hickory Street in reference to a... Full story


NM COVID-19 cases up to 57

SANTA FE — New Mexico health officials said Saturday the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the state totals 57. Officials announced 14 additional confirmations on Saturday afternoon. Nine of the new cases are in Bernalillo County, according to... Full story


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