Dora School News – Feb. 26

BPA leadership conference BPA Sponsor Colleen Tollett and Principal Brandon Hays accompanied 19 Dora students to Albuquerque last week, where they participated in the BPA Leadership Conference. The students competed in various contests in leadership development and brought back the following awards: Adv. Interview Skills—Taylor McAlister, first; Serena Warmuth, second Adv. Word Processing Skills—Lindsey Fletcher, […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 26

Today Eastern New Mexico Job Fair — 3-7 p.m. Clovis Civic Center. This job fair is the effort of several local agencies collaborating to hold one comprehensive event that will connect local workers with businesses that need their skills and expertise. Information: 763-3435 or 762-7714. Chinese New Year — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library. For […]

My Turn – Salute awaits perfection

We stood in silence, and still as statues, this crowd who had gathered to lay a good man to rest. The young men entered the pavilion, raised the flag from the coffin, while another uniformed man played a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Taps. The sun shone brightly on this winter day as the two young […]

Since we’ve no place to go …

While Monday's blizzard brought most of the area to a crawl, there were a few adventurous souls willing to brave the winter weather. We caught up with a few of them: Rick Thomas sat in his wheelchair eating a ham sandwhich in the parking lot of the Foxy Drive-in. The drive in was closed, but […]

Post Office: Mail delays possible

The U.S. Postal Service said in a release Monday that all offices in the area should be open throughout the blizzard, but inclement weather could delay deliveries. Customers are asked to clear their mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris. Letter carriers are instructed to not deliver to mailboxes and locations that are […]

Tuesday’s school closures/delays

Here is a list of today's school delays and closings for Curry and Roosevelt counties as well as West Texas: Clovis Schools is on a two-hour delay for students; A.M. preschool is canceled. Muleshoe is delaying the start of school two hours. Clovis Christian is on a two-hour delay. Farwell will start school at 10 […]

ENMU men fourth in LSC indoor track meet

LUBBOCK — Isaiah Samoei carried the Eastern New Mexico University men's track team to fourth place out of six teams in the Lone Star Conference indoor meet on Saturday and Sunday at Texas Tech University. Samoei accounted for half of ENMU's 52 team points, winning the 3,000-meter run in 8 minutes, 37.05 seconds and the […]

Blizzard hammers region

A blizzard that plowed through the South Plains, bringing the area to a standstill, was the worst the area has endured in more than a decade, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. The storm packing 50 mph wind gusts left a wake of power outages and schools closings across eastern New Mexico and West […]

Monday snowfall totals

Snowfall Curry County Location Inches Portair 12 Clovis 9.5 Roosevelt County Location Inches Portales 1 3.5 Portales 2 1 Tolar 3.5 Milnesand 2.5 Source: National Weather Service

Clovis schools will delay school start

Clovis Municipal Schools will delay the start of school by two hours on Tuesday in the aftermath of Monday's blizzard, according to a school spokesperson. Also the school district's AM Preschool is cancelled. Other delays and cancellations for�Tuesday�reported to Clovis Media Inc.: Texico has cancelled school, according to Superintendent Miles Mitchell. Muleshoe is delaying the […]

Metro beats Hounds 7-1, salvages series finale

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Sophomore right-hander Nick Hammett threw seven shutout innings and Metro State salvaged the finale of its four-game series against Eastern New Mexico University by beating the Greyhounds 7-1 on Sunday at Greyhound Field. Hammett (1-1) used 123 pitches in allowing four hits, with […]

Weekly LSC basketball update – Feb. 26

STANDINGS All Times MST Men Conf. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 14-4 18-7 Cameron 13-5 17-7 Tarleton State 9-7 16-8 Incarnate Word 9-7 13-11 Eastern New Mexico 8-8 11-13 West Texas A&M 7-9 15-9 Texas A&M-Commerce 7-9 14-12 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7-9 11-12 Abilene Christian 5-11 11-13 Angelo State 3-13 6-18 Wednesday's games Midwestern State 85, […]

Rams’ game with Lovington reset for tonight

The District 4-3A boys seeding playoff game between Portales and Lovington at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, postponed on Monday night by the recent snow, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today at NMMI. The Rams (15-10, 3-1 district) and Wildcats (7-19, 3-1) tied for the regular-season district title. PHS athletic director Mark Gallegos […]

Press release: Xcel Energy outage update

Issued at3:30 p.m. We currently have 1,037 customers without power in Texas and around 400 out in New Mexico. In Texas, 1,008 are out in Amarillo, but we're about to restore about 200 in the Estacado area. In New Mexico, most of the outages are in Clovis. We've had approximately 4,000 impacted by this storm […]

Weather causing delays, closings

A spokesperson for Clovis public schools has announced Clovis schools are closed Monday due to the threat of continued snow and high winds. Other delays/closings reported to Clovis Media Inc: Baxter-Curren and Friendship Center senior centers. Clovis Municipal Court Muleshoe schools are closed. Portales schools are closed. Clovis Community College is closed, according to a […]

Interstate 40 reopened to traffic

Interstate 40 eastbound from Albuquerque to Amarillo was reopened at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday after being closed on Monday from heavy snowfall. More than 19 inches of snowfall and high wind gust of over 50 miles per hour halted Texas Department of Transportation's efforts to clear I-40 Monday forcing the closure of eastbound traffic from Albuquerque […]

Latest forecast for Clovis-Portales area

Today's forecast from National Weather Service for Clovis=Portales area: Snow likely with areas of blowing snow before 11 a.m., then areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow after 11 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Windy, with a north wind 30 to 35 mph decreasing to 25 […]

Xcel: Downed poles cause of Clovis power outage

About 425 Xcel customers are without power in Clovis and the company is reporting they know of six poles being down, according to an email from spokesman Wes Reeves. Restoration times are slow because crews are hampered by low visibility, Reeves said.

Weather causing delays, closings

A spokesperson for Clovis public schools has announced Clovis schools are closed Monday due to the threat of continued snow and high winds. Other delays/closings reported to Clovis Media Inc: Baxter-Curren and Friendship Center senior centers. Clovis Municipal Court Muleshoe schools are closed. Portales schools are closed. Clovis Community College is closed, according to a […]

Region under blizzard warning

The National Weather Service is reporting a 100 percent chance of precipitation tonight in eastern New Mexico with snow estimates ranging from 2 to 7 inches. The Tucumcari area can expect 3 to 7 inches, NWS reports, with 50 mph winds threatening to create whiteout conditions. The Clovis-Portales areas can expect 2 to 4 inches […]