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Articles from the April 5, 2020 edition

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Zia teachers hold parade

CLOVIS - With stay-at-home orders in place, gatherings barely large enough to field a basketball team - let alone a classroom - are memories that seem more distant than just a few weeks. The schools a...

 

Draggin' Main concerts postponed to 2021

CLOVIS — Organizers are still hoping to have the Draggin’ Main festivities this summer. But the Clovis Sound will have to wait. The Draggin’ Main Music Festival Committee announced Friday afternoon it would postpone its two planned concerts... Full story

 

Clovis extends closures to April 30

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has extended closures until April 30 in response to statewide public health orders on the COVID-19 pandemic. Most office and facilities will remain closed to the public. The city will continue to operate normal operation... Full story

 

DA: No charges in near-drowning incident

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with a March 6 near-drowning at Dennis Chavez Park, District Attorney Andrea Reeb announced on Thursday. A 2-year-old boy was treated at Lubbock's Covenant Hospital for about 10 days after the...

 

Q&A with Department of Health

The Eastern New Mexico News Publisher David Stevens on Wednesday asked New Mexico health officials a series of questions about preventing community spread of COVID-19 and transparency in reporting information. Here are those questions, followed by... Full story

 

Man receives 32 years for child sex offense

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to multiple counts of criminal sexual penetration for a sexual offense against a child. Dino Paul Lucero, 36, of Clovis, was sentenced to 32 years in the... Full story

 

KENW to air elementary teaching lessons weekday mornings

PORTALES — KENW, the local PBS affiliate for eastern New Mexico, will participate in a statewide effort to broadcast teaching lessons every weekday, beginning Monday. Lessons will air 8 a.m.-noon on KENW's 3-2 channel. The lessons, created by... Full story

 

Police arrest one sought in shooting

CLOVIS - Police on Wednesday, employing a SWAT team, arrested a man wanted in connection with a March 18 shooting. Adrian Robles, 33, is charged with assault with intent to commit a violent felony...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    April 5, 2020

Teaching shifts to online methods

CLOVIS — If Mark Sena had continued down his original path, his part in combating the current pandemic might have involved dealing with COVID-19 patients directly. Sena, now a Clovis High chemistry teacher and boys track and field coach, was initia...

 

Commission votes to allow Guadalajara liquor service

CLOVIS — Last year saw the Clovis City Commission waive numerous distance requirements for Main Street breweries setting up shop near churches, sometimes right across the street. New year, new commission, new precedents. Thursday night saw the...

 

School board to review teaching plan

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will review its continuous education plan in the wake of the cancellation of in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year. The 1 p.m. Monday meeting will be held in a...

 

CCC board to hold study session

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees has two busy days ahead of it, with a Tuesday study session to discuss the 2020-21 budget and its regular April board meeting the next morning. Both meetings will be held in a virtual format...

 

Portales to hold brief meeting

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will hold what is expected to be a brief special meeting 10 a.m. Wednesday with one item on the agenda. The meeting will be held in a virtual format due to mass gathering bans associated with the COVID-19...

 

Pages past - April 5

On this date ... 1975: A Farwell man won a seat on the City Council, defeating five other candidates. All six were write-ins because no candidate filed before the deadline. Ralph Franse, manager of a Farwell irrigation equipment company, harnessed...

 

Events calendar - April 5

Today • Virtual Arts, Crafts, and Do-It-Yourself Show — through 8 p.m., online at https://www.facebook.com/events/1072749483112338/. Hosted by the Clovis Civic Center, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce-Clovis Industrial Development...

 

Meetings calendar - April 5

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 1 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. The board will attend virtually; the meeting is open to...

 

Q&A: Roosevelt County Detention Center

PORTALES — As COVID-19 continues to reshape the world, the world has to adjust to being reshaped. Social distancing, hoarding, hand sanitizing, sheltering in place have become common. Every aspect of life is impacted. Jails have had to adapt the...

 

Opinion: Information key to overcoming the coronavirus

We can probably all agree hand washing and social distancing are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. But there’s another safety component some officials around the state seem to not understand: Information should be shared, especially...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    April 5, 2020

Opinion: Trump not at fault for shortages

It’s lucky I’m being such a good American and sheltering at home. Every day I’ve been able to watch President Trump’s coronavirus White House press briefings and the press conferences of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Gov. Gavin...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    April 5, 2020

Opinion: Virus puts pettiness in stark relief

On Jan. 20, the United States confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The nation’s political and media elite obsessed over Mitch McConnell’s just-announced resolution governing the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. On Jan. 23, China locked...

 

Our people: Commitment to rescue and volunteering

Linda Sumption is an English professor at Eastern New Mexico University. She is 70 years old. Tell us about yourself. I came here in 2003 after looking on the job market and I didn't know a lot about...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    April 5, 2020

Opinion: Nervous time in career life

Boredom overtook us and we began playing Facebook games. Have you seen the one that asks you to share 10 jobs, nine you’ve actually done and one made up that you haven’t ever held. It sounded...

 

Coin collecting ahead on show

Information on collecting animal-themed coins and making bread sculptures will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Ray Pawley is...

 

On the shelves - April 5

Clovis-Carver Public Library The library provides a selection of e-books through overdrive for your convince. All you need is a library card and access to an e-reader or and an e-reader app. If you're having trouble logging in, call us at...

 

Senior menus - April 5

CRSMA Senior Diner’s Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Steak fingers, mashed potatoes, cream gracy, blended veggies, dinner roll w/margarine, peaches. Tuesday: Saurkraut w/hotdogs, potato chips, BBQ beans, pears. Wednesday: Chicken and...

 

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