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  • Official: More needed to preserve Portales water

    Landry Sena, The Staff of The News|Jul 19, 2023

    PORTALES — The citizens of Portales are doing a good job at conserving water, but there is still more that needs to be done, John DeSha, the city’s public utilities director, told the Portales City Council last week. The Stage 3 water emergency was declared on June 28, and the mandatory restrictions on water use that were enacted then still apply, DeSha told the council. The city wellfield’s capacity has been reduced over the last several years due to the declining levels in the Ogallala Aquifer, the wells’ water source, made worse due to recent...

  • Officials: COVID-19 diminished but not gone

    Landry Sena, The Staff of The News|Jul 12, 2023

    It has been over three years since COVID-19 shut down the world, and Quay and Roosevelt County health officials believe while COVID isn’t necessarily gone, positive cases in the area have gone down significantly. “There continue to be cases across the country and in the Clovis area,” said Jason Mitchell, chief medical and clinical transformation officer with Presbyterian Health Services. “We are seeing very few COVID-19 patients hospitalized at this time.” Mitchell said, however, hospital staff are anticipating an increase in cases this fall...

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