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Meetings calendar - Nov. 14

Thursday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board — 1 p.m., Texico Fire Station, 120 N. Turner Ave., Texico. Information: 575-935-4262 • Curry County Driving While Intoxicated Task Force — 4 p.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 11

Monday • Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education work session — Noon, board room, L.C. Cozzens administrative offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. Information: 575-356-7000 • Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education — 5:15 p.m.,...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 7

Today • Clovis Community College board of trustees — 8 a.m., CCC, 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 512, Clovis. Information: 575-769-4001 Friday • Curry County Commission special meeting (to canvass election) — 1:30 p.m., Commission Chambers, 417...

 
 By David Grieder    News    November 4, 2018

'Ripped in half?' Maybe not

CLOVIS — Is the city of Clovis “ripped in half,” over the prospect of a racino, as a state legislator said last month? Are its elected leaders evenly divided on the matter? While there is surely some dispute on the issue, at least half of...

 

Letters to the editor - Nov. 4

Clovis supports proposed racino Regarding Wednesday’s report in The News that State Rep. Randal Crowder said the racino issue has “literally ripped the city of Clovis in half:” I am greatly disappointed to learn our elected officials are ignori...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 4

Monday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority special board meeting — 9 a.m., ENMWUA office, Sitterly Professional Center, 801 Pile St., Suite 214, Clovis. Information: 575-935-4262 Tuesday • Election Day • Portales City Council ...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 4, 2018

Clovis city employees get break on insurance

CLOVIS — Compared to most government entities and private businesses, city of Clovis employees are getting a pretty good deal with their employer covering 90 percent of their health insurance premiums. The deal’s going to be even better for the...

 

Election ballot

Voting locations Curry County Election day Tuesday (voters may use any location regardless of their precinct) • Colonial Golf Course clubhouse • Youth Recreation Building • Pleasant Hill Fire Department • Melrose City Hall • Roy Walker...

 
 By David Grieder    News    October 31, 2018

State rep: Racino not guaranteed

CLOVIS — A local state representative is not convinced the New Mexico Racing Commission’s planned award of a sixth racino is a “foregone conclusion.” Nor does he think Clovis is clearly in support of hosting one. Rep. Randal Crowder,... Full story

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 31

Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 N. Main St. Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828 Monday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority special board meeting — 9 a.m., ENMWUA office, Sitterly...

 

Election ballot

Voting locations Curry County Early/absentee in person • Curry County Administrative Complex, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 • North Plains Mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Election day (voters may use any location...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 31

Racino no-brainer for economic development When I first heard New Mexico would award a racino license, I was excited for Clovis. When I moved here in 2014 — and acquired two hotels in 2015 — I was told a hard truth: Curry County’s gross-receipt...

 

Clovis to look at city manager agreement

CLOVIS — After one year on the job, the Clovis City Commission will decide on a more long-term agreement with City Manager Justin Howalt. Howalt, who rejoined the city at the beginning of last October, said a three-year employment agreement coming...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 28, 2018

Another train line planned through Clovis

CLOVIS — At a relatively short Clovis Public Works meeting Wednesday, committee members got basic updates on city and school projects, plus a hint that there may be an additional train line coming through Clovis. City Manager Justin Howalt notified...

 

Election ballot

Voting locations Curry County Early/absentee in person • Curry County Administrative Complex, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 3 • North Plains Mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Election day (voters may use any location...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 28

Monday • Clovis-Carver Library board — 5:30 p.m., board room, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 Thursday • Clovis city commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 N. Main St....

 

Opinion: Your vote makes a difference

A friend shared a column with me this week. I won’t give the writer or the publication publicity by specifying them, but the writer proudly stated why he’s never voted. It was a convoluted explanation that could be boiled down to, “It’s...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 24

Today • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m., Assembly Room, City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, 417 Gidding, Clovis. (Replaces meeting...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 24, 2018

Republican party chair bowing out

CLOVIS — After 15-plus years at the helm of the Republican Party of Curry County, Rube Render announced this month he will not seek re-election when party members vote for a chairman in early 2019. Besides the typical reason a public figure gives...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 24, 2018

Do this, don't do that

CLOVIS — Signs, signs, everywhere there're signs. But the problem for the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department is they all too often don't say the same thing from park to park. A spirited but civi...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    October 24, 2018

Zoo prepping for spooky season

CLOVIS — For the third year in a row, Hillcrest Park will embrace the Halloween spirit for Boo in the Zoo. That means games, face painting, a bouncy house and candy galore for local residents....

 

Business feature: Grant County moves wind farm deal forward

SILVER CITY — The Grant County Commission took the first step Oct. 18 toward what amounts to an incentive deal for a wind farm project proposed for the southern reaches of the county. After initial public reaction to the project, however, several c...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 21

Monday • Clovis Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., Assembly Room, City Hall, 321 N. Connelly St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 Tuesday • Clovis Municipal School board — 5:30 p.m., Board Room, Central Office, 1009...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 21, 2018

Clovis Fire Department gets rating bump

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fire Department has a larger ISO rating, and it should mean smaller insurance bills for many city and county residents. Fire Chief Mike Nolen announced during Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting that, effective Nov. 1, t...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 21, 2018

Official: Zoning overhaul positive change

CLOVIS - Zoning regulations can be onerous and intimidating. And that's the reason Pete Wilt suspects no spectators attended Wednesday's town hall on a Unified Development Ordinance process covering t...

 

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