Jail Logs - June 1

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Update: Suspect in Thursday shooting arrested

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested Friday evening in connection with a Thursday morning homicide in south Clovis. Steaphan Steele Shepherd, 26, was arrested on a murder warrant filed in the...

Clovis man wins appeal to sue former police officer

CLOVIS — A Clovis man injured during a 2014 traffic stop has won an appeal allowing him to sue a former Clovis police officer for what he contends was an unlawful arrest. The decision, released Tuesday from the federal 10th Circuit Court of...

COVID-19 postpones police ceremony

CLOVIS — A family member of a Clovis police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, resulting in the postponement of a police flag ceremony that had been scheduled for Wednesday. An email from Chief Doug Ford to a dozen recipients, obtained by...

Anniversary of fair may wait

CLOVIS — The 100th anniversary of the Curry County Fair may have to wait a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Manager Lance Pyle is advising the Curry County Commission cancel the fair, work with the fair board to have some type of junior...

Next reopening phase to begin Monday

CLOVIS — Starting Monday, New Mexico begins its next phase of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. A public health order effective at the beginning of June allows for the reopening of dine-in restaurants, salons and gyms with occupancy...

Public record - May 31

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Ryan Scott Harris, 34, and Jessica Ann Gordon, 33, both of Clovis • Ron Dean Tariq Whitaker, 26, and Dominique Alisha Bwana, 38, both of Portales...

Victory lap

CLOVIS - When New Mexico canceled school for three weeks to fight the spread of COVID-19, Adriana Jones rationalized it as her Clovis High School spring break starting a week earlier and finishing a...

Courts getting ready to reopen

Court will soon be in session. An order issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday lifted the suspension of jury trials in criminal and civil cases that had been in effect since March. Courts are permitted to resume jury trials between June...

jail log - May 31

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Shane Hall, 22, battery upon a peace officer, assault upon a peace officer, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer ∞ Roberto Carbajal, 25, failure to appear on...

High school sports to return to play

High school sports in New Mexico will start to re-surface this summer after grinding to a halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it appears athletics will initially look a lot different than when they were last permitted in late winter....

Wildcat top athletes named

CLOVIS - The 2019-20 Clovis High School sports season was humming right along. The Wildcats' football team reached the 6A semifinals. Jerrick Maldonado finished second at the state cross country...

Recent dining restrictions taking me back in time

With our restaurant selections lately restricted to carryout, dining in Portales has become a lot like it used to be when I was growing up — except for the prices. I can maybe remember a 35-cent...

On the shelves - May 31

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Resurgence” by C.J. Cherryh continues the sci-fi Foreigner saga as diplomat Ben Cameron works to unite the central and southern clans. But Ilisidi has her own...

Silk ribbon embroidery, bamboo ahead on show

Information on silk ribbon embroidery, working with bamboo and making a miniature paper purse holder will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Kim Sanders represents the...

Senior menus - May 31

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 Monday: Sloppy joe on a bun, potato wedges, mixed veggies, tropical fruit Tuesday: Chicken fried chicken, cream gravy, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, dinner...

Opinion: Governor needs to acknowledge judgment lapse

News that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made a purchase from an Albuquerque jewelry store at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has left other jewelers and “nonessential” businesses asking why they couldn’t take phone orders and provide...

Letters to the editor - May 31

Patriotic holidays not deserved We don’t deserve to celebrate Memorial Day, the Fourth of July or any other holiday this year that pertains to our freedoms. We as a nation have simply bowed to the governors of our states and blindly followed...

Opinion: This is America, isn't it?

Richard J. Heakin Jr. was a gay man who was visiting Tucson from Nebraska. On June 6, 1976, the 21-year-old was attacked and killed by four teenagers while leaving a bar near downtown. The 15- to 17-year-old killers received only probation for what...

Opinion: Feeling sorry for small business

I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who’ve lost their lives to the coronavirus. I also feel sorry for all the small business owners in the country who have become innocent victims of the government’s mishandled war on...

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Only feds can bust budgets in crisis

One of the big differences between state and federal governments is that states are required to balance their budgets every year. Keep that in mind the next time you hear a congressman bellyaching about the fiscal irresponsibility of the states....

Opinion: Biden will bring on even more government

It’s 2009 again, or feels like it. That was when spontaneous, grassroots protests against overweening government sprang up and were widely derided in the media as dangerous and wrong-headed. The protesters then were inveighing against Obamacare;...

Funeral services (Updated June 1)

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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