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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.... — Updated 4/6/2020 Full story


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... — Updated 4/6/2020


Downs plan to start racing May 22

RUIDOSO DOWNS — May 1 is the earliest horses and horseman can arrive at Ruidoso Downs Race Track. But for now, the plan is to start racing as scheduled on May 22. A statement from All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC, the partnership... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


Residents encouraged to cover up

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham isn’t mandating the use of masks when New Mexicans go out in public. But the Governor’s Office said Thursday that top state health officials are now strongly encouraging state residents... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


Governor invokes 2003 law for first time

SANTA FE — When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a public health emergency on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic, she invoked a 2003 law that — until the current outbreak — had never been used. It’s one of several s... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


Hospitals prepping for virus surge

SANTA FE — New Mexico’s hospitals are modifying medical equipment to make more ventilators, confronting price gouging and freeing up bed space as they prepare for a surge in new virus cases, according to an online panel discuss... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


Jail log - April 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Manuel Duran, 46, receiving/transferring stolen motor vehicles, driving while license suspended or revoked ∞ Jerry Hemmerling, 39, battery against... — Updated 4/4/2020

 By Peter Stein    News

Gun shop owner marks shipping issues, less business

CLOVIS - The coronavirus has forced businesses into action, or in some cases inaction. Some have had to close after being deemed non-essential. Some have had to close because the... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


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... — Updated 4/4/2020

 By Peter Stein    News

Local producing hand sanitizer

CLOVIS - A long list of people have stepped up, doing what they can to help during this unprecedented health crisis. First-responders, physicians, nurses, law enforcement, the list... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


Public record - April 5

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Hunter Everrett Smith, 20, and Kennah Ambrie Rodriguez, 18, both of Portales The following divorces were recently filed at the... — Updated 4/4/2020

 By Ron Warnick    News

Decision on June 2 primary likely won't come until mid-April

New Mexico voters won’t know until at least mid-April whether everybody will cast ballots by mail for the June 2 primary election. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on both sides of the issue April 14 after 27 coun... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


NM sets coronavirus records

New Mexico on Friday set unwelcome single-day records for positive tests of COVID-19 and for deaths from the disease. State officials also projected the virus will kill between 2,100 and 4,700 New Mexicans over the next 12 months... — Updated 4/4/2020 Full story


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