Articles from the April 5, 2020 edition

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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

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... — Updated 4/4/2020

 By Michael Reagan    Voices

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... — Updated 4/4/2020

 By Rich Lowry    Voices

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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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 w... — Updated 4/4/2020


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,... — Updated 4/4/2020


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:... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


Events calendar - April 5

Today • Virtual Arts, Crafts, and Do-It-Yourself Show — through 8 p.m., online at Hosted by the Clovis Civic Center, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce-Clovis Industrial... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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.... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020

 By Peter Stein    News

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 fiel... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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 opera... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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... — Updated 4/4/2020


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