Student absences, flu concerns on rise

Incidents of flu in the schools: Relatively normal. Worry from some parents because of the H1N1 virus: Elevated. School officials across eastern New Mexico are experiencing what they often do this time of year — increased absence due to sicknesses like the flu. What Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari Schools, among others, are also fighting is […]

Press release: ENMU-Portales experiencing record enrollment

PORTALES — Although the final numbers will not be official until Sept. 4, preliminary figures show a record enrollment exceeding 4,550 for the 2009 fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. The 2008 fall headcount was 4,300. The previous record enrollment of 4,342 in the fall of 1972 had stood for 37 years.

Power outage caused by blown fuse

Freedom New Mexico An afternoon power outage that affected more than 2,000 customers was the result of a blown fuse, according to Xcel officials. Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said a fuse blew around 3:15 p.m. at a Clovis substation, taking out power to 2,145 central Clovis customers. The fuse was replaced and power restored 33 […]