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  • Meetings calendar - May 19

    Updated May 21, 2024

    Monday *City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee – 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday *Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop – 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 *Curry County Republican Party luncheon — 11:30 a.m., K-Bob’s Steakhouse, 1600 Mabry Dr., Clovis. Information: email [email protected] Wednesday *City of Clovis Public Works C...

  • Clovis commissioners approve preliminary budget

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated May 18, 2024

    Clovis City Commissioners Thursday, at their regular meeting, approved a preliminary budget for just under $68.6 million for fiscal year 2024-2025. The proposed budget is just over $400,000 less than last year’s preliminary budget. “Part of it is we paid off the landfill loan,” Clovis Financial Director Leighann Melancon said after the session regarding the lower figure. With the unanimous commission approval, the budget will be sent on to Santa Fe. “Submission gives us authority to operate,” Melancon said. The final bud...

  • Pages past, May 15: Clovis population on the rise

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News|Updated May 15, 2024

    On this date ... 1946: The Christian Science Reading Room, at 105 W. Fourth in Clovis, was open daily from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. except Sundays and holidays. The First Church of Christ Scientist was inviting the public, and especially service men, to use the reading room “where the Bible, and all authorized Christian Science literature may be read, borrowed or purchased.” 1950: Portales police had arrested a man who claimed he molested a 7-year-old girl in a city park. But off...

  • Meetings calendar - May 15

    Updated May 14, 2024

    Today *Clovis Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) — 1 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7828 Thursday *United States Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) staff mobile office hours – 11 a.m.-noon, Curry County Administrative Complex, 417 Gidding St., Suite 100, Clovis. Constituents are invited to meet with staff for any concerns about Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans’ benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. Information: call Heinrich’s Roswell Office...

  • Meetings calendar - May 8

    Updated May 7, 2024

    Today *Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop - 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 *Friends of Clovis-Carver Public Library meeting – 11:30 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9687 *City of Clovis Planning and Zoning Commission – 3 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9639 Thursday *City of Clovis Senior Services Committee – 1:30 p.m., North Annex...

  • Meetings calendar - May 1

    Updated May 4, 2024

    Monday *Curry County Commission – 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 *Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop - 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 Tuesday *Portales Public Works Committee meeting – 9 a.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 *Roosevelt County Commission meeting followed by budget workshop - 9 a.m., Commission Roo...

  • Pages past - May 5

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News|Updated May 4, 2024

    On this date ... 1941: “Old Sol” burst through to give the region its first sunshine in 14 days, the Clovis News-Journal reported. Spring rains began April 22 and this was the first cloudless morning since, according to the newspaper. The year’s rainfall total was at 8.31 inches — just 2 inches shy of the total for all of 1940. 1945: White Auto Store held its grand opening at 115 SW State St. in Portales. J.B. Morrow was owner/manager of the auto parts and home applian...

  • Q&A: Roosevelt Commission candidates talk business

    Landry Sena, The Staff of The News|Updated May 4, 2024

    Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Q&As featuring candidates in contested races for the June 4 primary. Early voting begins Tuesday at the county courthouse. For the Roosevelt County Commission District 2 seat, Jarryd Burris, Malin Parker, August Cooper, and James “Bobby” Hamilton are all running for the position currently held by Rod Savage. Savage declined to seek re-election. Jarryd Burris Q: How can the County Commission help local business grow and prosper? A: A higher focus on using the already-in-place asset...

  • Clovis commission approves $2.8 million park project

    Madison Willis, The Staff of The News|Updated May 4, 2024

    Big changes are coming to Clovis’ parks after the Clovis City Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a $2.8 million improvement project. “It’s a pretty extensive list as you can see. … It’s one of those things that we are actively trying to improve and give back,” Parks and Recreation Director Russell Hooper told commissioners. Commissioner Megan Palla, who also chairs the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee, noted “as many parks as possible” are part of the project. “We tried to hit as many sports as possibl...

  • Meetings calendar - May 1

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Today *Clovis Community College Board of Trustees – 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: http://www.clovis.edu/about/administration.aspx or 575-769-4003 Thursday *Clovis City Commission - 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday *Curry County Commission – 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 *Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop - 9 a.m., Com...

  • Meetings calendar - April 28

    Updated Apr 27, 2024

    Monday *Clovis-Carver Library Board – 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: Margaret Hinchee at 575-769-7840 *Roosevelt County Electric Coop annual meeting – 5:30 p.m., Ballroom, ENMU Campus Union Building, Portales. Buffet meal at 6 p.m.; business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Information: 575-357-4491 Wednesday *Clovis Community College Board of Trustees – 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: http://www.clovis.edu/about/administration.aspx or 57...

  • Meetings calendar: April 24

    Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Monday *Clovis-Carver Library Board – 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: Margaret Hinchee at 575-769-7840 *Roosevelt County Electric Coop annual meeting – 5:30 p.m., Ballroom, ENMU Campus Union Building, Portales. Buffet meal at 6 p.m.; business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Information: 575-357-4491 May 2 *Clovis City Commission - 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 May 6 *Curry County Commission – 9 a....

  • Pages past, April 24: Tornado-like winds strike region

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    On this date ... 1946: Margaret Moore, who lived at 323 Prince St., was preparing to celebrate her 25th year as a registered nurse in Clovis. The Clovis News-Journal reported “Maggie” had worn out 240 uniforms in her career. Nursing had kept her so busy that she “never had time for courtship and marriage,” reporter Kathryn Bomar wrote. 1950: Clovis Police Chief George Ray was dismissed by the Clovis City Commission. The action came in the wake of dismissal of a radio operato...

  • Area meetings - April 21

    Updated Apr 20, 2024

    Monday *Roosevelt County Crimestoppers — Noon, Pecos Room, ENMU Campus Union Building, Portales. Information: Darla Reed at [email protected] or 575-226-5237 *Portales City Council - 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Tuesday *Curry County Commission – 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 *Roosevelt County Commission - 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Cou...

  • Clovis Commission greenlights multi-million dollar loan

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 20, 2024

    Clovis City commissioners Thursday unanimously approved an agreement to borrow $3.6 million from the New Mexico Finance Authority for infrastructure improvements in the city. The action came at a regular session of the Commission. City Manager Justin Howalt said the city has participated in the borrowing program for 12 years, paying the loan back with monies from the state’s share of city gross receipts taxes. The purpose of the borrowing is for “Acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, repairing or improving municipal str...

  • Area events - April 21

    Updated Apr 20, 2024

    Today *ENMU Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking presents the comedy “Dearly Departed” –2 p.m., Studio Theatre, University Theatre Center, ENMU, Portales. Off-Broadway comedy written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones; directed by Leonard Madrid. General admission $10, senior citizens (60 and up) $7; active-duty military $7; free to ENMU students with valid ID. Purchase in advance at www.enmu.edu/theatrelive or at the door. Information: 575-562-2711 *At the Movies with the Clovis Community Band – 3 p.m., Town Hall, C...

  • Pages past, April 21: 4 dozen cookies for $1 at Herb's

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 20, 2024

    On this date ... 1951: Two Clovis teenagers had suffered broken legs when they were hit by a taxi cab while crossing West Grand at Rencher Street. Joe Lujan and Robert Lucero told police they thought they could easily cross before the car — three-quarters of a block away — reached them. The taxi driver said he was traveling 25 mph. He was cited for out-of-date vehicle inspections. 1955: Roosevelt County Sheriff P. F. Turner reported three dogs killed 30 chickens in a hen hou...

  • Opinion: Breaking two-party system needs a movement

    Walter Rubel, Syndicated content|Updated Apr 20, 2024

    Everybody wants to start at the top. And so, of course, the deep-pocketed investors behind the attempt to build a centrist third party under the No Labels banner started with a presidential election. And not just any presidential election, but one in which the Republican nominee is a former president who is facing 88 felony indictments in four separate cases and is vowing vengeance if he wins. Democratic voters with sour memories of Ralph Nader and Jill Stein still haunting them greeted the No Labels effort with fear and...

  • Roosevelt officials approve services agreement with city

    Landry Sena, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    Roosevelt County commissioners in a special meeting Monday agreed to a proposed intergovernmental services agreement with the city of Portales. Terms of the agreement have been debated for more than a year, with the entities exchanging proposals back and forth. The latest proposals – submitted to the county from the city last week -- will now go back to Portales City Council for final consideration. Interim City Manager T.J. Cathey said he expects city officials will approve the deal when the Council meets next week. C...

  • Meetings calendar - April 14

    Updated Apr 13, 2024

    Monday *Roosevelt County Commission special meeting - 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Information: 575-356-5307 *City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee – 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday *Curry County Republican Party luncheon — 11:30 a.m., K-Bob’s Steakhouse, 1600 Mabry Dr., Clovis. Information: email [email protected] Thursday *Clovis Community Colle...

  • Meetings calendar -- April 7

    Updated Apr 7, 2024

    Monday *City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee – 8:30 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 *Portales Lodger’s Tax Committee meeting – 10 a.m., City Hall, 1028 Community Way, Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 *Portales Planning and Zoning Committee meeting – 5:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Tuesday *Roosevelt County Commission – 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Port...

  • Our people: Baseball fan readies for historic season

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Jamaal Williams may have been born in an Air Force town, but when it came time to join a branch of the military he chose the U. S. Navy. His Navy tour took him to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic, Paris, Rome, Croatia, Jerusalem and other locales. And when he was done, he came home. Sitting in his Clovis home Tuesday, Williams shared stories of his life with The News. Q: So you are an eastern New Mexican by birth? A: I was born and raised here in Clovis. I went to Cameo...

  • Christmas in July event approved by commission

    the Staff of The News|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Christmas will be celebrated two times in Clovis this year; the first celebration will be in July at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Stephanie Chavez, zoo director, presented to the commission at their regular meeting Thursday and expressed her excitement for the first ever Christmas in July. The commission unanimously approved of the event. “I love Christmas,” Chavez said. Celebrating the holiday two times a year was something Chavez wanted to bring to the area. “A lot of animals are going to be out because it’s going to be warmer...

  • Cannabis: Still so much to learn

    David Stevens, The Staff of The News|Updated Apr 1, 2024

    Americans’ concerns about marijuana use can be traced to the early 20th century. Government officials in 1917 claimed that Mexican immigrants smoked cannabis – another name for marijuana -- for pleasure and expressed concern they could assault women under its influence. That report comes from Emily Dufton’s book, “Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America.” While there was no evidence tying large numbers of Mexican immigrants to illicit drug use and v...

  • Meetings calendar - March 31

    Updated Mar 30, 2024

    Monday *Swearing in for newly elected Clovis City Commissioners – 11:30 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday *Curry County Commission – 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-6016 *Portales Public Works meeting – 9 a.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 *Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main...

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