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Jail Logs - July 2

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State will enforce mask wearing, hold off on Phase 2 reopening

SANTA FE — New Mexicans will be required to wear face coverings in public for the next two weeks, and fines are possible for violators. The change in state practices during the COVID-19 pandemic was announced Wednesday afternoon by Gov. Michelle... Full story

One charged with child solicitation

CLOVIS — The Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Los Lunas man Wednesday on allegations he tried to meet an underage person for sex, according to a news release from Sheriff Wesley Waller. Felix Wheeler, 46, was booked into the Curry... Full story

Rain chances in weekend forecast

It looks hot and dry out there. Eastern New Mexico was under a “red flag” warning on Tuesday, meaning “critical fire weather conditions” persisted, according to the National Weather Service. But there is hope for moisture on the horizon. As...

Former deputy in training sentenced

DALLAS — A former Parmer County sheriff’s deputy in training was sentenced to life in federal prison Friday, following his conviction last November for transporting minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The sentence for... Full story

Longtime Clovis physician PRMC's new medical director

CLOVIS — Longtime Clovis physician Dr. Albert Kwan has been selected as Plains Regional Medical Center’s new medical director. Kwan, who will assume the position in mid-July has been president of the PRMC medical staff since 2010. He will...

Jail log - July 1

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Elias Lopez, 24, probation violation ∞ Shiana Molett, 30, public affray ∞ Nathan Hendren, 26, kidnapping, interference with communications, child abuse - negligently...

Fireworks display set for Saturday

CLOVIS — An Independence Day fireworks display, without the traditional large gatherings, is scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday. The city released information about the show Monday. This year’s fireworks display, normally funded by donations from... Full story

Clovis school board to hold meeting on reopening

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider how the district will reopen with the COVID-19 pandemic anticipated to weigh heavily on the 2020-21 school year. The 5:30 p.m. virtual... Full story

Man sentenced to 27 years in prison

PORTALES — A Portales man was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison for habitual drug trafficking, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Ruben Lozano, 49, was found guilty last November of trafficking methamphetamine,...

Athletes continue work

As professional sports get organized for their return, high school sports continue to make the long trek back as well. In New Mexico, that trek is going slowly, with practices moving forward as...

Hounds, Cowboys cancel Sept. 3 football opener

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands have agreed to cancel their football game that was scheduled for Sept. 3 at Greyhound Stadium. The move will help the Greyhounds curvthe regular season to 10 games — the maximum number of...

Opinion: World could use a dose of Will Rogers right now

I don’t know about you, but I think what our world needs right now is a heaping dose of Will Rogers. When he and his pilot friend Wiley Post died in a crash in Alaska in 1935, headlines at the time...

Opinion: New Mexico has patriotic heritage

Independence Day is a time for celebrating the birth of these United States. Here in the state of New Mexico, we have the history, heritage and diversity to do it up right. At first, Native American tribes shared this harsh and enchanting...

Opinion: People responsible for own actions

You bear no guilt for things you had no part in. Don’t accept guilt you didn’t earn. I’m not going to blame you for things you have no control over, nor will I accept blame for the same sort...

Opinion: Davy Crockett song still in our heads

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, the greenest state in the land of the free, he was raised in the woods so’s he knew every tree. And he killed him a bear when he was only 3. Davy, Davy Crockett, was the king of the wild frontier — and every...

Opinion: Sleep is as necessary as eating or drinking

The segment actually aired several years ago, but I still remember a fascinating piece 60 Minutes produced on sleep. (About sleep. Not while sleeping.) Since sleeping is one thing I’ve always been...

Opinion: 'May his memory be a blessing'

Last week, the community came together to help a family locate their elderly relative, Bob Casey, who had gone missing. Sadly, Casey was found several days later, deceased. The grief from his family...

Opinion: Election may hinge on votes of independents

A defining feature of the Trump presidency has been the seemingly rock-solid support of his partisan base. When Donald Trump declared at a January 2016 campaign event in Iowa that “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and...

Funeral services (Updated July 2)

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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