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Articles from the January 3, 2021 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News    January 3, 2021

Most of vaccines in state administered

New Mexico has received 49,625 vaccines, and administered 41,075 of them over the last two weeks, according to Dr. Tracie Collins, New Mexico Health Secretary-Designate during a press conference on Wednesday. “This vaccine distribution for this pan...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 3, 2021

Year in review: No shortage of crime in year 2020

CLOVIS — While COVID-19 may have limited the trials to some extent, there was no shortage of crime in 2020. Many court cases scheduled for 2020 were pushed to 2021 due to a pause on new jury trials as COVID-19 infection worsened around the state....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 3, 2021

PRMC's first baby of 2021 born

CLOVIS - Alijah Jasper was scheduled to come into the world Jan. 4 through a C-section delivery at Plains Regional Medical Center. He had other plans, and instead arrived at 8:51 a.m. Friday as...

 

Clovis attorney being sued

CLOVIS — A Clovis attorney is being sued on allegations including malpractice, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. A civil suit by David Howl against Dan Lindsey was filed Dec. 22 in district cout and announced by Howl’s attorney, Eric Dixon,...

 

NM expends $100 million

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Finance Authority expended $100 million in Small Business CARES Relief Grants to 6,642 small businesses throughout the state, according to an authority release. The $100 million originated from a $319 million aid package...

 

Meetings calendar - Jan. 3

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday  • Clovis Civil Aviation Board — 5:30 p.m., virtual format. For a link to attend, call the Clovis city manager’s office at 575-763-9654.  Meeting may also be viewed on...

 

Events calendar - Jan. 3

Wednesday  • Clovis-Carver Public Library Stitch Addicts stitch — 1:30 p.m., via Google Meet. Contact Sara at [email protected] to RSVP or to obtain Google Meet link. Information: 575-763-9687    Thursday  • Virtual story time...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    January 3, 2021

Year in review: Curry County says farewells, pushes fair to 2021

CLOVIS — The year 2020 was going to be one to remember for Curry County, with excitement about for what officials called the 100th Curry County Fair in August. Nobody will forget 2020 anytime soon, but the fair would have to wait until 2021 thanks...

 

Curry cases fall back to pre-November levels

December saw Curry County fall back to pre-November levels on COVID-19 infections, while Roosevelt County stayed mostly flat according to Department of Health reports in the past week. Curry County recorded 848 new cases in December — just over hal...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 3, 2021

Pages past, Jan. 3: CB radios keeping law officers busy

On this date ... 1961: The Curry County United Fund had received an unexpected boost to its campaign efforts when the Clovis Retail Liquor Dealers Association pledged $1,800 to the drive. The drive...

 

Public record - Jan. 3

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Garret Jackson Brewer, 18, and Mackenzie Joan Elmore, 17, both of Saginaw, Texas • Juan M Rubio Prieto, 40, and Maria Soledad Peace, 34, both of...

 

Opinion: Minimum-wage hikes another blow to economy

New Mexico small businesses not quite down for the count took another punch in the gut on Friday. That’s when minimum wage jumped to $10.50 an hour. First COVID-19 made thinking people think about...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    January 3, 2021

Opinion: Don't forget Amazon achievements

It’s been a terrible year for the American worker, with a notable bright spot courtesy of one of the tech firms in the crosshairs of regulators and lawmakers. If someone had said early in 2020,...

 

Opinion: Hard to feel optimistic about 2021

What a difference a terrible year makes. Last year at this time, my wife, Colleen the travel agent, and I were getting ready to take 40 of her clients on a 15-day cruise out of Dubai to India and back...

 

Opinion: Collaboration will help ensure student success

As I come to the end of my first year at Clovis Community College, I find myself reflecting on all that has occurred over the past year. As a country, we have faced a pandemic and resulting recession; as a state, we have seen economic challenges. As...

 

Opinion: Title IX should protect only biological women

Civil rights legislation always has its genesis in humanitarian principles: Protecting the weak, advocating for the voiceless, providing opportunities for the disenfranchised. The Civil Rights and Vot...

 

Area residents looking for better 2021

Editor's note: We asked our Facebook followers to tell us their most optimistic plans for 2021. Here are some of their responses: Janice Hagelgantz Davis: Clean our garage. Hope Pena: Be kind to...

 

May human race continue to make things better in 2021

In reflection on the year we just lived through I’ve come to the conclusion that our calendar may just be off by 20 years. We all remember how relieved we were 21 years ago when our society...

 

Dimensional canvases ahead on show

Information on making dimensional canvases for home décor and using our wardrobe to help improve communication will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon...

 

On the shelves - Jan. 3

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library has reopened to the public, but patrons can continue to visit the online catalog at clovis.polarislibrary.com or call 575-769-7840 to request a...

 
 By David Stevens    News    January 3, 2021

In tribute: Remembering friends lost in 2020

Editor's note: We may forever remember 2020 as a year best forgotten. But some of the people who left us this year should never be forgotten. Here's a small sampling of friends and neighbors who...

 

Senior calendar - Jan. 3

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Fried chicken legs, scalloped potatoes, fried okra, biscuit w/margarine, pears Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    January 3, 2021

Two CHS soccer players sign with ENMU

CLOVIS — Clovis High seniors Madison Lynch and Danielle Griego have played soccer together for a while now, and they plan to continue doing just that. Both have signed national letters of intent to compete next fall at Eastern New Mexico...

 

Farwell boys extend winning streak to 13 games

SEAGRAVES — The Farwell boys basketball team extended its winning streak to 13 games on Thursday with a 60-26 victory over Seagraves. Senior Jonathan Mora scored 22 points and junior Leo Nunez added 14 for the Steers (14-1), whose only loss came in...

 

Clovis finishes second round off CARES Act applications

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis finished with its second round of applications for CARES Act small business continuity grants, with $1.136 million awarded to 104 businesses, according to a city release. “I am glad the second round of funding...

 

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