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 By Peter Stein    News    August 5, 2020

One local business' story: 'A sad year'

CLOVIS - Danny Jariwala has seen tough times. During the financial freefall of 2008, Jariwala was the general manager of a Howard Johnson's hotel in Brooklyn. These COVID-19 times, though, are more th...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    August 2, 2020

Roosevelt chamber initiates shop local campaign

In the Dr. Seuss classic “Horton Hears a Who,” the tiny citizens of a tiny society on a dust speck held tenuously in an elephant’s trunk get acknowledged by shouting in unison: “We are here, we are here, we are here!” Local business owners...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    August 2, 2020

Chamber touts success of pop-up patio initiative

CLOVIS — Crisis often spurs innovation. So, in these pandemic times, the Curry County Chamber of Commerce has had to be uniquely innovative. The Chamber’s initiative for pop-up patios — canopies that allow restaurants to seat customers outdoors...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 29, 2020

Portales football finalizes spring slate

Times have changed. Fast. But the love of sports hasn’t. So while playing football in the spring might seem a bit weird, the consensus is that it’s better than not playing at all. And so with that attitude, defending state 4A champion Portales wi...

 

LSC announces fall season postponement

Perhaps someone who didn't see it coming could be termed an eternal optimist. Whatever the case, expected or unexpected, it came - the Lone Star Conference announced Friday that it is postponing its...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    July 26, 2020

New Clovis football schedule drops - sans Hobbs

Normally, it's Halloween that falls in the midst of a high school football season, not Easter. But this is no normal time. The New Mexico Activities Association, in response to Gov. Michelle Lujan Gri...

 

Chamber aiding in tents situation

CLOVIS — The roller coaster that is COVID-19 has plunged downward, then upward, then down again for local restaurants. But the Curry County Chamber of Commerce is doing all it can to help. Gov....

 

Father-son baseball game continues with improvisation

CLOVIS — Like every tradition, it started small and worked its way up. Now the father-son baseball game played in Clovis among former Little Leaguers and their fathers is 43 years old, and not even the coronavirus could stop it. This past July 4...

 

Football, soccer pushed to February

There was the United States Football League. The World League of American Football. The XFL. And now, the New Mexico Activities Association? Yes, get ready for some spring football because Gov....

 

Local restaurants participate in #LetUsServe protest

With the coronavirus it seems like it's been one step forward, two steps back. And some area restaurant owners are particularly frustrated with the dance. "It's definitely bad for the industry, bad...

 

ENMU coaches eye return to practice

PORTALES — Pro sports are rearing their head, with Major League Soccer back last week, Major League Baseball due back next week, National Football League training camps and the National Basketball Association starting the week after. College...

 

Life's-blood events lost to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has torn through American life like a boll weevil, disrupting just about everything in its path. Locally, most events have been canceled, sending hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars out the window. Clovis lost its...

 

Fireworks stands have busy season

Generally speaking, it shouldn't be surprising when fireworks stands and tents are busy on July 3. You would just as much expect a supermarket to be jumping the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a toy...

 

Padres advisor looking forward to season

With Major League Baseball’s scheduled return less than three weeks away, oddsmakers are giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the best chance to win the World Series. If the Dodgers live up to that expectation, a lot of thanks will be owed to Logan...

 

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...

 

Chambers distributing free masks

It’s now a month into Phase 2 of re-opening in New Mexico, with businesses trying to reclaim some kind of normal. “I think that things are settling down with local businesses,” Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos said. “I...

 

Mixed reactions to police body cam law

In the wake of nationwide racial unrest, protests and rallies, a new law has been handed down from Santa Fe that requires New Mexico law officers to wear body cameras and keep them turned on. And not everyone is pleased with it. Count State Sen. Pat...

 

Clovis varsity softball head coach announced

CLOVIS - Braelyn Kruelskie loved lots of sports growing up in Oklahoma. "Volleyball, basketball, tennis, a little gymnastics," she said. "It always came back to softball." Ah, her true sports love....

 

Brewery extension planned for Sutton's Bakery location

CLOVIS - Sutton's Bakery has a history in Clovis as rich as the goods it used to sell at 515 N. Main St. Justin Cole is in the process of unearthing some of that history, researching the bakery's...

 

Clovis cruises on

CLOVIS - Take that, coronavirus. Though COVID-19 wiped out much of the annual Draggin' Main Festival, it couldn't stop people from cruising down Main Street literally - and Memory Lane figuratively -...

 

Aydan Everett trying for two in Kansas

Clovis already knows what Hesston, Kansas, is about to find out. Clovis High knows what it's like to have the services of Aydan Everett for both soccer and basketball, knows what a difference she...

 

Coronavirus delays new business

CLOVIS - The coronavirus, with all its dangers and restrictions, has even prevented people from being able to go out and enjoy a frosty cold one. Worse yet, in the case of Bandolero Brewery at 421 N....

 

Portales council holds meeting in person

PORTALES - Of anything that happened at Tuesday night's regular Portales City Council meeting, perhaps the most significant was the sign of some kind of normal. After months of Zoom and Facebook...

 

New season, new worries

Back in the days of yore, as in 2019, all coaches had to worry about during preseason practices were Xs and Os, game strategy, players showing signs of melding into a cohesive unit. In 2020, coaches...

 

The cruise is on

CLOVIS - There will be a Draggin' Main celebration this year, but what kind of event will it be? Concerts and nostalgia are usually the main entrées. But this is a most unusual year because of...

 

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