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Portales chooses new police chief

PORTALES - The city of Portales looked for a new police chief with the pending retirement of Pat Gallegos, and found its next chief was already in the building. Deputy Chief Christopher Williams will...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 11, 2020

COVID-19 influx causing difficulties

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be problematic for eastern New Mexico, with 224 cases reported in three days through Curry and Roosevelt counties. The influx in cases is causing difficulties for...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 11, 2020

Curry County Commission approves canvass

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission met for nearly three hours Tuesday, with the primary reason for the meeting taking just five minutes. With no major problems to report, County Clerk Annie Hogland directed commissioners through a quick canvassin...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 11, 2020

Some virtual activities set for Veterans Day

Due to the pandemic, many traditional ways of commemorating Veterans Day have had to be canceled. Public parades, ceremonies at local schools and veteran associations, and most other in-person activities will not take place due to health and safety c...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 11, 2020

ENMU debuting final play of season

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University's Theater Department is debuting its final virtual production of the 2020 season Thursday. The show titled "You're on Mute" was written by students under the...

 

Education digest - Nov. 11

Farwell native recognized in selection process CANYON — A Farwell native was one of more than two dozen recognized as part of West Texas A&M’s Intern of the Year award selection process, according to a college release. Kylie Scott, plant, soil...

 

Opinion: Workers, clerks get credit for smooth election

When Americans woke up last Wednesday, they still weren't sure who had won the presidential election as ballots were still being tabulated in several pivotal states. But New Mexico was not one of them. Despite rhetoric raising concerns of absentee...

 

Opinion: Little difference between candidates

I was wrong. I was sure Donald Trump would win easily, in spite of years of political and personal attacks from his various opponents. I knew there was “Anyone but Trump” sentiment out there, but...

 

Opinion: Plenty of ways to thank a veteran

Honor, dedication, sacrifice and trust are a few words that come to mind when you think about someone who has given so much for not only people they know and love but for millions of other they have never met. Veteran is too simple of a word;...

 

Clovis planning virtual meeting

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is planning a virtual town hall meeting Dec. 1 to discuss its Metropolitan Redevelopment Area plan. The plan focuses on two areas in the city that a 2018 comprehensive plan processed determined were “distressed and in...

 

Five 'Sparkle' finalists announced

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has announced five finalists for the inaugural Mr. and Miss Clovis Sparkle Contest. The five contestants in the fundraiser, which benefits holiday lights throughout the city, are: • Alana...

 

Youth flu shot clinic offered

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Department of Health’s Clovis office will host a youth flu shot clinic 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, according to a DOH release. The clinic, to be held at 1216 Cameo St., is or children ages six months to 18 years at no charge,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 11, 2020

Portales board discusses virtual learning

PORTALES — In what was a relatively brief meeting for the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Johnnie Cain admitted he hadn’t compiled much of a report. “I don’t know if there’s nothing to report or there’s too...

 

Jail log - Nov. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Samantha Montano, 26, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • Elias Lopez, 24, aggravated stalking, probation violation • Darren Helms, 43, failure...

 

Hope to vote 'red, white and blue' this Veterans Day

A couple of colors have been on my mind the past several weeks. Perhaps you’ve been thinking of them, too: Blue and red. (Please note that I’ve listed them alphabetically, to avoid charges of...

 

Pages past, Nov. 11: Blue Birds, thieves and coffee costs rising

On this date … 1950: The traditional nickel cup of coffee had gone up to 7 cents in most Clovis cafes and dining rooms. “Café operators pointed out that the price of coffee, coffee cream, sugar and the cost of labor all have increased...

 

Farwell hoping to get back on track as playoffs open

FARWELL — It was hardly the way the Farwell Steers expected to end the regular season, dropping back-to-back games to Panhandle and Olton to fall to third place in Class 2A Division I District 1. They’ll try to get back on track in a bidistrict...

 

Faith: Mind meanders a bit at 9 a.m. on Monday

Well, here we go again. It’s a normal Monday morning. At least, as close to normal as anything gets in 2020. Our clock just chimed 9 a.m. I know that because it chimed nine times in the key of G,...

 

Governor orders New Mexicans to 'shelter in place'

New Mexico will begin a two-week "shelter in place" status Monday, and take a county-based approach for reopening against worsening COVID-19 infection rates. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the changes in a Friday news conference, with the stat...

 

Region under high wind warning

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Saturday throughout eastern New Mexico. The warning is in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Officials said sustained west winds will reach 35-45 mph and gusts are expected up to 60...

 

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