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 By Grant McGee    News 

Anti-abortion issue back on city agenda

The proposal to make Clovis a “sanctuary city for the unborn” is back on the agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting of the Clovis City Commission. The ordinance, aimed at preventing abortion clinics from securing business lice... — Updated 11/30/2022


Meetings calendar - Nov. 27

Tuesday *Clovis Community College Board of Trustees special meeting – 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: or 575-769-4001 *Eastern New Mexico University... — Updated 11/26/2022

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis adopts economic development plan

The Clovis City Commission adopted an economic development plan on Thursday that experts say is more comprehensive than any plan to date. TIP Strategies, Inc., an Austin-based consulting firm, wrote the plan. “We’re excited to... — Updated 11/22/2022


Meetings calendar - Nov. 20

Thursday *Thanksgiving Nov. 29 *Eastern New Mexico University Regents — 3 p.m., Regents Room, ENMU Administration Building, Portales. Information: 575-562-2121 *Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees – 5:30 p.m., board... — Updated 11/19/2022

 By Steve Hansen    News

Portales council approves transit funding agreement

The Portales City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement between the city and the New Mexico Department of Transportation that provides state and local funding to operate the Portales Area Transit service for fiscal 2... — Updated 11/19/2022

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Roosevelt commission votes for pavement structural design on road

The Roosevelt County Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday that they preferred a pavement structural design on North Roosevelt Road AV, a five mile stretch that is the main access to the Melrose Air Force Range, which would have a longer... — Updated 11/19/2022


Events calendar - Nov. 13

Today *Thankful for a Friend pet adoption event – 10 a.m.-3 p.m., PetSmart, 601 Texas St., Clovis. Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens available through Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws; all are up-to-date on shots,... — Updated 11/15/2022


Meetings calendar - Nov. 13

Monday *Portales Municipal Schools board - 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 Tuesday *Curry County Commission meeting – 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Curry... — Updated 11/12/2022


Letter to the editor - Nov. 13

Clovis commission made right decision Leadership is a skill that many want, but few have. Leaders are often forced into difficult decisions that many normal constituents would struggle with. It’s imperative that they lead... — Updated 11/12/2022


Seats open on boards, committees

The city of Clovis has openings on boards and committees. A utility representative (i.e. gas, electric, water & telecommunications) is needed to serve on the Economic Incentive Board (EIB). The EIB meets quarterly to make... — Updated 11/12/2022

 By Steve Hansen    News

Residents surveyed on potential sports complex

City, county and school officials and others interested in recreation and sports in Curry County filled the chairs in the Curry County Commission's meeting room Monday to register... — Updated 11/8/2022


Hobbs approves anti-abortion stance

The Hobbs City Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance aimed at banning abortions in the city. The measure is similar to an attempt to ban abortions in Clovis, which commissioners tabled last week. Neither... — Updated 11/8/2022


Meetings calendar - Nov. 6

Monday *Public input meeting for Curry County sports complex/rec center preliminary planning and design – 5:15 p.m., Commission Chambers, Curry County Administration Complex, 417 Gidding St., Clovis. Interested individuals also... — Updated 11/5/2022


Events calendar - Nov. 6

Today *Daylight saving time ends – turn clocks back one hour *Turkey dinner – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Central time), Parish Hall, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 409 S. Third St., Bovina, TX. Turkey, dressing, and all the fixings.... — Updated 11/5/2022

 By Walter Rubel    Voices

Opinion: Courts can't fix a broken process

If Yvette Herrell wins re-election, will that disprove the lawsuit filed by the Republican Party now pending in the state Supreme Court alleging gerrymandering? Earlier this month, the Supreme Court moved to take control of the... — Updated 11/5/2022

 By Grant McGee    News

Sanctuary city ordinance tabled

CLOVIS -- City commissioners voted Thursday to table a controversial ordinance that would have banned abortion clinics in the city, an ordinance that would fly in the face of New... — Updated 11/5/2022

 By Grant McGee    News

Focus on abortion: Debate gearing up at Clovis city meeting

Both sides of a debate over whether abortion clinics can operate in the Clovis city limits are making plans on what they want to say at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. An... — Updated 11/1/2022

 By Grant McGee    News

Focus on abortion: Commissioners considering 'what is right'

If Clovis city commissioners have decided how they’ll vote on the proposed “sanctuary city for the unborn” ordinance scheduled Thursday, they’re not saying just yet. In an informal poll conducted by The News this week,... — Updated 11/1/2022


Clovis administration issues seating notice for Nov. 3 meeting

The administration of the city of Clovis has issued a news release about seating at Thursday's city commission meeting. Printed verbatim it reads: The Clovis City Commission will be taking final action requiring abortion providers... — Updated 11/1/2022


Meetings calendar - Oct. 30

Tuesday *Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: James Harris at 575-763-9618 *Portales City Council - 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St.,... — Updated 10/29/2022


Committee votes to cut library fines

Library fines may be a thing of the past soon in Clovis. The city’s Revenue Review Committee Wednesday voted 5 to 1 to do away with library fines at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The committee then voted unanimously to set a... — Updated 10/29/2022

 By Grant McGee    News

Meeting floats community gatherings

Having more neighborhood cookouts and ball games might bring about more feelings of community. That is an idea that came out of the second neighborhood meeting hosted by the city... — Updated 10/29/2022

 By Grant McGee    News

Both sides strategize on anti-abortion ordinance

Clovis City Commission will soon vote on whether or not to adopt an ordinance that draws a line in the sand between the city and the state over abortion rights: The ordinance attempts to ban abortion clinics in Clovis. Laura Wight,... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Steve Hansen    News

Business booming in border towns

The border towns of Texico and Farwell are seeing new businesses built and proposed, based partly on laws that went into effect this year that make once-forbidden consumable... — Updated 10/25/2022

 By Kathleen Stinson    News

Clovis to lease land to solar company

The city of Clovis has agreed to lease about 642 acres of land south of U.S. 60 off of Curry Road 9 to a large solar farm developer. The property is adjacent to the city landfill, said Hillel Halberstam, managing member of... — Updated 10/25/2022


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