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Jail Logs - May 25

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Former Clovis mayor: Masks are 'slave training.'

CLOVIS — Former Mayor David Lansford joined Thursday’s City Commission meeting by phone and said state-mandated mask-wearing during the pandemic should be the “line in the sand” for Clovis citizens. Lansford, a pharmacist, said wearing...

Lawsuit challenges daily fines

SANTA FE — A Clovis business owner is one of about a dozen challenging the authority of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to issue daily fines for health order violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in the 9th Judicial... Full story

PHS celebrates socially distanced graduation

PORTALES - Parking spots replaced chairs, parking lots replaced Greyhound Arena and car horns replaced air horns. But some things did not change Saturday at Portales High School, as another class of...

Public record - May 24

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Victor Garcia, 57, and Maria Montoya, 53, both of Clovis • Wade Dillon Roberts, 22, and Kayleigh Jo Fury, 22, both of Canyon • Jess Luis Gallegos,...

That's a wrap

PORTALES - A Thursday drive through the Eastern New Mexico University campus looks like what May 21 would have had the COVID-19 pandemic never existed. The campus would be nearly two weeks removed... Full story

Man acting 'ornery' accused in arsons

Roosevelt County officials on Wednesday charged a Portales man with arson, alleging he started four fires in rural areas. Jaylin Brown, 31, told authorities he was “being ornery” and started the fires on Tuesday, court records show. Brown...

Governor: Eateries may open by June 1

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state expects to allow dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms, malls and other businesses to reopen by June 1 as COVID-19 numbers continue to improve. New Mexico is now meeting the majority of its...

Clovis decides on virtual graduation

CLOVIS - With circumstances still unclear on the future of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clovis Municipal Schools has decided to lay the foundation for a virtual Clovis High School...

Jail log - May 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Sergio Briones-Rodriguez, 33, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Lily Zamora, 23, failure to pay fines ∞ John Crawford, 31, probation violation, parole...

Chance Harris commits to CSU

CLOVIS - Quarterbacks have to see the whole field, sometimes anticipate things that aren't there yet. That's what Chance Harris has been doing for about 10 years, and not just on the field. From the...

Doctor paperwork out of control

Doctor appointment forms — designed to make sure you don’t get a chance to notice the age of the magazines in the waiting room. Anyone who has ever been to a doctor’s office knows the drill....

Cooking with fresh herbs ahead on show

Information on cooking with fresh herbs and using dried and fresh figs will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Lee Clayton Roper...

On the shelves - May 24

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “50 Things to See in the Sky” by Sarah Barker teaches the science behind blue skies, sun dogs, and the solar eclipse, showing how to observe nocturnal wonders such as lunar halos,...

Menus - May 24

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, broccoli, dinner roll w/margarine, peaches Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes w/brown gravy,...

Opinion: Memorial Day is a time of remembrance

Editor’s note: Andy F. Nazario is vice commander of American Legion Post 31, Portales, and chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515, Portales. Following is a portion of the remarks he was scheduled to make at the Portales Memorial Day...

Opinion: Coronavirus puts Jesus in intensive care

The most remarkable impact coronavirus has on America is the sight of pastors waiting, like dogs anticipating a treat, until Caesar gives them permission to start rendering unto God. You couldn’t have convinced me in March that Baptist preachers...

Opinion: Government has purpose: ensure liberty for us all

With Election Day scheduled June 2, it’s time to ask candidates a favorite question: What’s the purpose of government? Many are stumped and need a little time to think about it, apparently having never before considered the issue. The correct...

Letter to the editor - May 24

Railroad crossing repairs leave much to be desired Memory tells me that the Texico/Farwell railroad crossing on U.S. 84 has had two major repair jobs done in the past 25 years. If the work was done correctly, letters like this would not be...

Opinion: No avoiding fossil fuels' continued use

Set aside the rhetoric on global warming, we are going to have to open the throttle on oil, natural gas and coal production to power our economic recovery. Together they account for 80% of America’s energy supplies. To get our economy back on...

Opinion: Gubernatorial candidate sore loser

Stacey Abrams has another distinction to add to her resume — she’s among the most preposterous potential vice-presidential candidates ever. Her attempt to leverage a failed Georgia gubernatorial bid into a spot on the Democratic ticket is so...

Opinion: Hoping for return of simple pleasures

Don’t tell the people in charge, but my friend’s wife is a member of the L.A. resistance. She’s been regularly going out into the underground economy to get her hair done. She’s been meeting with her hairdresser at an undisclosed location...

Funeral services (Updated May 25)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries Attendance at funerals is significantly limited because of social distancing parameters related to the coronavirus. Until further notice, please contact family... Full story

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