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 By Walt Rubel    Voices 

Opinion: Governor has challenge in criminal justice reform

One year after leading the effort to strip police officers of their qualified immunity from civil lawsuits, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is now seeking additional funding for law enforcement. The governor will call for an... — Updated 11/27/2021


Meetings calendar - Nov. 28

Monday  • City of Clovis Animal Control Policy Task Force — 5:30 p.m., Clovis City Hall assembly room, 321 N. Connelly, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654    Wednesday  • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8... — Updated 11/27/2021


Meetings calendar - Nov. 21

Dec. 1 • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: or 575-769-4001 • Voter registration deadline for those... — Updated 11/20/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Clovis commissioners adopt redistricting plan for next year

CLOVIS — After an admission that no choice would please everybody, and a discussion that illustrated just that, Clovis city commissioners on Thursday adopted a redistricting plan to take effect next year. The commission by a 6-2... — Updated 11/20/2021


Clovis gets grant to extend water system to airport

CLOVIS — The New Mexico Economic Development Department officially announced a Local Economic Development Act infrastructure grant to the City of Clovis to extend its water system to the Clovis Regional Airport. The $2.135... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News

Portales annexation receives preliminary approval

PORTALES — Annexation of Roosevelt General Hospital and nearby property into the city of Portales received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Portales City Council. The council approved a notice of intent to adopt ordinances... — Updated 11/13/2021


Meetings calendar - Nov. 14

Tuesday  • Clovis Municipal Schools board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, CMS administration building, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300  • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m., Fred Anthony... — Updated 11/13/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Task force eyes city's dilemma on spay-neuter

CLOVIS — An ad hoc animal control task force quickly came to agreement on one thing Monday night, as it was succinctly put by Justin Howalt. “We’re not going to solve the problem this evening,” Clovis’ city manager said... — Updated 11/9/2021


Meetings calendar - Nov. 7

Monday  • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Livestream available on YouTube and a recordi... — Updated 11/8/2021

 By Rube Render    Voices

Opinion: President is a sheep among lions

At a recent CNN Town Hall, featuring President Joe Biden, hosted by Anderson Cooper, the following exchange took place between a questioner, the president and Cooper: Q: China just... — Updated 11/6/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis sets legislative priorities for 2022

The Clovis City Commission set priorities for requests for funding from the 2022 legislative session at its meeting Thursday. After discussion, the commission ranked by way of priorities to bring before its legislators first... — Updated 11/6/2021

 By Steve Hansen    News

Clovis mayor weighs in on election

Clovis Mayor Mike Morris was “extremely happy” after voters on Tuesday decided to allow retail businesses to receive Local Economic Development Act incentives. “I was extremely happy after having worked on this for as long... — Updated 11/6/2021


Martin appointed to county commission

CLOVIS - The Curry County Commission gained a new member Wednesday, with former Clovis City Commissioner Tom Martin appointed to the vacant District 2 position on Thursday. Martin... — Updated 11/6/2021


Meetings calendar - Oct. 31

Wednesday  • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: or 575-769-4001    Thursday  • Clovis City... — Updated 10/30/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Study session held on lateral pipeline

CLOVIS — Between six to nine months of project design, a similar timeframe to acquire easements and 12 to 14 months of construction, plenty of time still separates the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority from the Texico... — Updated 10/30/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis approves logo for marketing and press releases

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission voted at its Thursday meeting to approve a city of Clovis logo that will be released to use on city marketing materials and press releases instead of the city seal. Kelsey Knight, the city’s... — Updated 10/23/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Q&A: Wing commander: Base has unique role in future combat

As the United States has removed itself from a long conflict in Afghanistan, it is considering how it will handle combat going forward. Air Force Special Operations Command is... — Updated 10/23/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Parks committee discusses moving department forward

CLOVIS — In what is likely to be its last meeting of 2021, the Clovis Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee heard about a variety of items to move the parks and recreation department forward over the next few years. The... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Roosevelt tax bills delayed for election

PORTALES — With the exception of death, life’s biggest inevitability remains taxes. That’s the case in Roosevelt County, as well, but the inevitable is being delayed a few weeks. Treasurer Layle Sanchez said at Tuesday’s... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Civil Aviation Board votes to recommend increase in markups

CLOVIS — At the Civil Aviation Board meeting on Tuesday, the board voted to recommend to the city commission an increase in its markups on full service gasoline prices at the airport from $1.00 to $1.50 a gallon for low lead and... — Updated 10/16/2021


Meetings calendar - Oct. 17

Monday  • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Meeting may also be viewed on Suddenlink Chanel 10,,... — Updated 10/16/2021


Quake concerns growing

Growing concerns about earthquakes in the Permian Basin caused by wells oil and gas operators use to dispose of wastewater led Texas regulators to curtail the allowed amount of... — Updated 10/12/2021


Clovis seeking six people to serve on boards

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is seeking six people to serve on three of its lower boards and committees, according to a city release. Applications for the Civic Center Policy Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and Parks,... — Updated 10/12/2021

 By David Stevens    News

Mayor says LEDA issue will help Clovis grow

Clovis voters on Nov. 2 will be asked about changing the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) to allow the city to use funding to incentivize retail. Currently the law allows LEDA... — Updated 10/9/2021

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Burns appointed to fill District 1 commission seat

CLOVIS - James Burns said he has been more than happy with the decisions and the directions the city of Clovis has taken over the last several years. Still, he saw a vacancy on the... — Updated 10/9/2021


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