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Jail Logs - September 21

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Clovis considers foreclosing on Gidding house

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is looking into foreclosing on a home on Gidding Street, and all indications are it won’t stop there. City commissioners voted 7-0 to authorize abatement of the house at 1201 Gidding, and Mayor Mike Morris agreed...

Regents to close on sale of former stadium

PORTALES — By Friday, there should only be one Greyhound Stadium in Roosevelt County. The Eastern New Mexico University regents are expected to close on a sale of the former home of the Greyhound football team, along with nearly 24 acres...

Schools report positive cases

SANTA FE — Ten positive COVID-19 cases in Roosevelt County schools were among 15 reported Thursday and Friday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The PED began providing daily updates of positive tests early last week. According to the...

Arkansas man hurt in plane crash

An Arkansas man was injured Saturday when his experimental aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airfield east of Clovis. Larry Bishop, 56, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center for treatment....

Taylors granted release pending appeal

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court, in a 3-1 decision, ordered a pair of former Portales daycare owners be granted release from prison pending an appeal on their 2019 convictions. Sandi and Mary Taylor, former owners of the Taylor Tots...

Jail log - Sept. 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • James Wright, 29, failure to pay fines • John Estrada, 36, concealing identity • Benny Jones, 58, probation violation • Adrianna Regenhardt, 38, probation...

Curry goes green

SANTA FE — She believes the state is “trending in exactly the way we are hoping to” on COVID-19. So on Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced recreation-related changes to the state’s public health order aimed at reopening the...

Smoke haze to stick around for a while

Though it might not catch much attention on a daily basis, the usual blue skies of eastern New Mexico have given way to a few weeks of on-and-off haze due to ongoing fires outside of the Land of Enchantment. While air quality here is not adversely...

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Dry, warm winter expected

After what meteorologists are calling a "neutral" winter in 2019-20, it looks like New Mexico is once again in for a dryer, warmer winter. But have no fear, pumpkin spice latte and scarf lovers;...

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Muleshoe makes comeback over Tulia

TULIA, Texas - Down 14-0, Muleshoe regrouped and found its footing in the second half to complete a stunning comeback on Friday night. Quarterback Zach Hasley threw for three second-half touchdowns,...

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Remembering Lightning, the standout dog of my youth

My mom isn’t much of a dog person. Sure, she’ll stop by and feed my dogs if I have to be gone, but she’s turned down the opportunity to have the granddogs come stay with her. There was one dog...

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Embroidering ahead on show

Information on embroidering on stretchy fabrics and working with Transfer Artist Paper will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

On the shelves - Sept. 20

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “A Well Behaved Woman” by Therese Anne Fowler. Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age...

Senior calendar - Sept. 20

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Chicken fajita, pinto beans, Spanish rice, chips & salsa, fruit salad Tuesday: Baked fish, baked potatoes, blended vegetables, dinner...

School menus - Sept. 20

Editor’s note: New Mexico public schools are not offering in-person instruction until Sept. 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All items are for to-go service only, with meal information provided by school officials or websites. Contact individual...

Opinion: Important to county to be counted

Well here we are again with the 2020 Census coming to an end. Sept. 30 will be the last day that we as Roosevelt County residents will have the opportunity to complete the Census. I am highly encouraging our residents who have already completed the...

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Opinion: Cancel culture full of hypocrisy

Cancel culture and cancer both begin with the letter “C,” which is not a coincidence. The urge to obliterate, annul, remove, censor and excise from our collective social conscience is akin to...

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Opinion: If you're offended by a TV show, then turn the thing off

“Cuties” is about a child’s struggle to find her identity amid contrasting cultures. Or it’s child pornography. You’ll have to watch it to decide for yourself. Or, don’t, which is also...

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Opinion: Fire season regular feature of California

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed...

Opinion: Cheney example of country club conservative

There exists a type of country club conservative that desperately wants to fit in after being elected. The cultural issues most important to the base are cringe inducing for these squishy Republicans. Abortion, immigration, term limits, fighting...

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Americans picking their own propaganda

EDGEWOOD — This week’s internal dialogue with myself has been all about agitprop. Quick refresher: “agitprop” is political propaganda, particularly that used by the Soviet Union to mobilize, that is, manipulate, the masses. You know, big...

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Funeral services (Updated Sept. 21)

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...

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