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Floyd school board defies governor's mask mandate

FLOYD – The Floyd Municipal School District has called a special board meeting for Monday night. The purpose: to review a memo from the state’s Education Department that threatens to suspend board members’ governance for... — Updated 7/30/2021

Virus hospitalizations on rise again

The number of COVID-19 patients in New Mexico hospitals increased again this week, reaching the highest peak in more than two months. Health Department officials on Friday reported 148 people were hospitalized in the state with... — Updated 7/30/2021

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Parents lobby for local school control

CLOVIS -- Parents opposed to state mask mandates packed a Clovis Municipal Schools school board meeting Tuesday to protest. New Mexico’s Public Education Department on Monday... — Updated 7/28/2021

COVID hospitalizations on the rise

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Mexico has increased 89 percent in the past four weeks, according to the state’s Department of Health. The state reported 64 COVID patients were in New Mexico hospitals on... — Updated 7/28/2021

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Jail Logs - July 30

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail... — Updated 7/30/2021

Agency mulling startup money for local cannabis shops

SANTA FE — The head of New Mexico’s chief regulatory agency said she fears a lack of access to bank loans and other financing will keep local residents from entering the new cannabis industry and competing with out-of-state... — Updated 7/27/2021

Eastern side of state to stay dry

New Mexico is expected to close out a wet July with another rainy week - except for the east side of the state. Daily rain and thunderstorm chances will be concentrated in the state’s western half and northern mountains, said... — Updated 7/27/2021

Pages past, July 28: The case of the missing $20,000

On this date … 1961: Police in Muleshoe and Clovis had a $20,000 mystery on their hands. What they knew for sure was that a man named Carlos Fierro Jr. had died in the Muleshoe hospital following a one-car crash July 19... — Updated 7/27/2021

Clovis man faces felony charges

CLOVIS — A Clovis man is facing felony charges of kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, armed robbery and three counts of aggravated battery following an incident on July 13. Police arrested Corey Gilmore, 32, last week.... — Updated 7/27/2021

Cannon receives award for improving school access

Cannon Air Force Base is among bases and state agencies that have received an award for efforts to improve early school access for over 243,000 military-connected students and veterans in New Mexico, Cannon announced in a news... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Funeral services (Updated July 30)

Services Click Here to View Obituaries • Doug Brewer, 74, of Clovis died July 21. Services are under the direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home. • Hugo Cadena Solis, 43, of... — Updated 7/30/2021

Obituaries

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Puzzles

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Best of Portales 2021

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Best of Clovis 2021

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Menu Guide 2021

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Graduation 2021

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Purple Press 5-12-21

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Covid-19: One Year Later

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2021 Medical Directory

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Best of Clovis 2020

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Best of Portales 2020

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ENMU sixth in pre-season grid poll

Eastern New Mexico University is expected to finish sixth among the eight Lone Star Conference football teams. That's according to a preseason poll released this week. Greyhounds first-year coach Tye Hiatt said it doesn't mean... — Updated 7/27/2021

It's official: Texas, OU planning to leave Big 12

LUBBOCK — Just call it Texit — with some Sooner separation for good measure. Texas and Oklahoma effectively served notice Monday to the Big 12, setting the stage for SEC membership and dealing a major blow to their former... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Ready to wage war on the goathead population

We’re having one of those summers where, when I close my eyes, all I see are snaking tendrils of goathead vines, dotted with those seemingly innocent tiny yellow flowers.... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Faith: Thankful God can remember all the little details

Editor’s note: Curtis Shelburne is taking a brief vacation from column writing. This is from 2016, but still seems relevant today. “Honey, if you’re going to the store, would... — Updated 7/27/2021

Opinion: Olympics making mark on history

The torch has been lit, albeit for an empty stadium, and the Olympics are underway anyway. History is being made in so many ways. If you’ve been keeping up, you know it’s the 2020 Summer Olympics taking place in the summer of... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Opinion: Let rich give humanity new frontier

After Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos both went to space — depending on how you define “space” — within days of each other, in rockets built by their respective... — Updated 7/27/2021

Opinion: GRT problems hit consumers in pocketbook

New Mexico lawmakers, in the words of Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, “have got ourselves in a really tough predicament.” Richard Anklam, executive director of the nonpartisan New Mexico Tax Research... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Operations Department keeps school district running

An essential department functioning primarily in the background is our Operations Department. John King, deputy director of Operations, oversees the myriad activities that go on... — Updated 7/27/2021

Parade Magazine 7-25-21

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