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 By Lily Martin    News    January 17, 2021 

Roden Smith to host Clovis vaccine clinic

CLOVIS — A point of dispensing, or POD, for the COVID-19 vaccine will open on Monday at the former Raintree Grocery Store. Roden Smith, in partnership with the city of Clovis emergency management, Clovis Family Healthcare, and other local public... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 17, 2021 

Legislators discuss upcoming session

The New Mexico Legislature finished its 2020 regular session just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and it’s affected everything since — including the necessity of two special sessions later on in the year. The pandemic is still... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 17, 2021 

Q&A: ENMU history professor Donald 'Doc' Elder weighs in on U.S. Capitol insurrection

Following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and last week’s House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump, The News caught up with Donald “Doc” Elder, a history professor at Eastern New Mexico University, for his... Full story

 

Voters informed of bond election

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has informed voters by mail of its upcoming school bond election, which will be conducted by mail over the next four-plus weeks. The postcard was sent to all registered voters in the school district ahead of the Fe...

 

Alert issued on pet food recall

LAS CRUCES — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert on a pet food recall, with New Mexico among the states that received the products. According to the release, Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., on Monday expanded a recall it first ann...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 17

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday  • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m., teleconference. For dial-in information, email Debbie Lambirth at [email protected] or call her at...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 17

Monday  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  • A Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — 10 a.m., via Zoom. Sponsored by the Clovis MLK, Jr. Commission. Join the webinar at https://zoom.us/j/91233875930; pass code: 871367. Telephon...

 

Enrollment period begins for Medicare

SANTA FE — The annual Medical general enrollment period has begun, and will continue through March 31, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-term Services. Seniors over age 65 who have not enrolled in Medicare when...

 

Virtual MLK events planned

The dream of Martin Luther King Jr. lives on, even as the pandemic has forced local celebrations to be held in different formats. Clovis and Portales celebrations will be on screens big and small on Tuesday, with public health orders restricting...

 

Portales man dies in crash

CLOVIS — A Portales man was killed in a Wednesday morning crash on N.M. 467, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Travis Foster, 85, died at the scene of the crash at mile post 13. According to the CCSO release: • A...

 

Roosevelt approves fund application

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission held a brief special meeting, where it approved a $5,000 EMS Fund Act application for the Arch Volunteer Fire Department. Three commissioners — Tina Dixon, Shane Lee and Rodney Savage — attended the...

 

First phase of e-filing system to begin

SANTA FE — Starting Monday, the Ninth Judicial District that encompasses Curry and Roosevelt counties will be part of the first phase of a new e-filing system for civil cases in magistrate courts. Filings will occur through the judiciary’s online...

 

Chamber asks for slogan assistance

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to help pick a slogan for its new Clovis community brand through Friday. The survey, available at surveymonkey.com/r/55RVJBN, asks voters to pick either: • Heartfelt...

 

Utility work to close roadway

PORTALES — The city of Portales has sent out a notice advising residents of utility work on South Avenue I on Monday. The work on I from First Street to Second Street and from Second Street to South Avenue H will require a roadway closure....

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 17, 2021 

Portales Income Support Division office may close

PORTALES — Portales’ Income Support Division office of New Mexico’s Human Services Department is considering shutting its doors for good. No official plans have been made. However, the NMDOH has created a survey to feel out the potential...

 

Fifteen counties showing overall improvement

SANTA FE — The state’s newest data in its “Red to Green” framework has 31 of 33 counties still in the red, but 15 counties showing overall improvements on daily COVID-19 cases and test positivity. Curry County had 61.4 daily cases and 15.11%...

 

Jail log - Jan. 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis • Bocar Tall, 23, failure to pay fines • Patrick Terrazas, 24, possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon • Raymund Holliday, 31, failure to pay fines...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 17, 2021 

Pages past, Jan. 17: Electrical promotions and light in the courthouse

On this date ... 1911: Roosevelt County commissioners ordered there be light in the county courthouse. “It is the order of the board that the court house be wired for lighting by the Public Service...

 

Jail Logs - January 15

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs...

 

'Cowboys for Trump' founder in police custody

Cowboys for Trump Founder Couy Griffin was taken into custody Sunday by U.S. Capitol Police, according to a news release from the FBI (Criminal complaint, Affidavit) "Griffin was the subject of an... Full story

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 13, 2021

Roosevelt passes pro-life resolution

PORTALES — The new year was off to a busy start for the Roosevelt County Commission at their first meeting of 2021, with Rodney Savage welcomed to the commission and the commission unanimously declaring Roosevelt a pro-life county. During a...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    January 13, 2021

Snow brings moisture to area

Eastern New Mexico received some much-needed moisture this past weekend. Snowfall reports from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque show areas in Curry County receiving 0.5 to 2.8 inches, and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 13, 2021

Curry selects new chair, vice chair

CLOVIS — With a little bit of disagreement, and some degree of concession, Curry County Commissioners transitioned into 2021 year with a new chairman and one new commissioner aboard. The commission’s Tuesday meeting, which stretched just over 90...

 

Curry, Roosevelt likely to remain in red

When the state posts its “Red to Green” county gating material today, it is anticipated both Curry and Roosevelt counties will remain in the red. But both counties are showing improvements in test positivity. The state in December created public...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 13, 2021

Portales superintendent's contract extended

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education took about 30 minutes in December to evaluate Superintendent Johnnie Cain in closed session. It appears the time was positive, as board members took just over a minute Monday night on a...

 

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