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Articles from the May 3, 2020 edition

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 By Peter Stein    News    May 3, 2020

Stay-at-home order amended

CLOVIS - Sergio Sanchez has been playing golf for about a year. His buddy, Adrian Romero, has been playing for 23 years, since he was 5. Both are equally avid golfers, though, and both had been...

 

Local numbers still low

Staff and wire reports Curry and Roosevelt counties have had just 26 positive cases of COVID-19 reported between them as of Saturday morning, with no deaths. That's the good news. The bad news comes f...

 

Boutique takes last flight

CLOVIS - Kent Pearson strolled into Clovis Municipal Airport on Thursday afternoon, then checked in, dropped off his rental car key and checked his bag like he's done at countless other airports....

 

Denver Air takes over at airport

CLOVIS - Different carrier, different planes, different direction. A quick transition was made Friday at Clovis Municipal Airport, with Denver Air Connection taking over Essential Air Service...

 
 News    May 3, 2020

Events calendar - May 3

Tuesday • Giving Tuesday Now: A Global Generosity Movement — all day. Global day of giving and unity in response to Covid 19. Individuals are encouraged to give voice, goods, time, or money to organizations or individuals to help people in need....

 
 News    May 3, 2020

Meetings calendar - May 3

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information: https://www.currycounty.org/open-government/meeting-portal or 575-763-6016 • Roosevelt County Commission ...

 
 News    May 3, 2020

Pages past - May 3

On this date ... 1965: George Maddox, chief of Clovis’ inspectional section, had submitted his resignation to accept a job with the Federal Housing Administration. Maddox had been with the city 32 years. He would remain in Clovis with the FHA...

 

Four arrested in burglaries

CLOVIS — Police in Clovis on back-to-back days made arrests following reports of burglaries in progress, court records show. The burglaries, reported on Monday and Tuesday, do not appear to be related. Four people were arrested in the two...

 

District hears COVID-19 report

CLOVIS — There were no action items, no votes to be taken during the superintendent’s report at Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. But the report from Superintendent Renee Russ was by far the most voluminous and the...

 

Youth recovers following crash

CLOVIS — A Curry County youth has recovered following a Tuesday morning crash in Clovis. According to a release from the Clovis Police Department, officers were dispatched to the intersection of 21st and Mitchell for a motor vehicle crash. The...

 

Chip seal work scheduled

CLOVIS — The Curry County Road Department has scheduled chip seal overlay work for three days, according to a county release. Work is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with the area closed to traffic at the following locations: • Monday: Laguna Vista...

 

Mayor apointed to state panel

CLOVIS — Mayor Mike Morris was appointed Thursday to a mayor’s panel of 16 from across New Mexico, according to a city release. Morris, who took over as Clovis mayor on April 1, is part of a council appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to...

 

Council to talk relief program

PORTALES — The Portales City Council will discuss adopting a COVID-19 relief program and creating an application process for the city’s eligible small businesses when it meets Tuesday evening. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will be virtual due to state...

 

Sandia meal service resumes

CLOVIS — After a week out of service, Clovis Municipal Schools has decided to resume grab-and-go meal service for school-aged children at Sandia Elementary, beginning 8 a.m. Monday. Meals will be given 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays, with breakfast...

 

Chamber seeks participation

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is seeking local small businesses to take part in an EpicBox promotion. The boxes combine items from various businesses, with a price of $140 and items valued at nearly twice that amount,...

 

Opinion: We best embrace the new 'normal' headed our way

Sid Strebeck had an idea. Clovis’ steakhouse owner understood he had to comply with the governor’s social-distancing guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic, but he also wanted to keep his business going. And so he proposed “a different...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 3, 2020

Opinion: Lockdowns, bans killing hospitals

We had to destroy the hospitals to save them. You could be forgiven for thinking that’s the upshot of the coronavirus lockdowns that have suspended elective surgeries and generally discouraged people from going to hospitals. Many hospitals are...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 3, 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus reaction overblown

California was well down the road to becoming a Bernie Sanders-model socialist state when the coronavirus crisis came along. But fighting COVID-19 and slowing its spread gave “liberal” Gov. Gavin Newsom a perfect excuse to unleash his inner...

 

Opinion: America needs to institute a new normal

We are waiting for things to get back to normal. Just waiting. We are waiting until our government tells us what to do. A lot of us are killing time, trying to make the best of it — cleaning closets, hanging with our children, being...

 

Opinion: Humpty Dumpty economy a horror story

This is a Humpty Dumpty economy. New Mexico has had a great fall. There are cracks in the economy everywhere. With the governor’s latest health order, New Mexico is still barely open for business. Moms and Pops are kicked to the curb while the...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Mask guideline reaction too slow, indecisive

If you’re confused by the conflicting messages the public has received on the necessity — or uselessness — of wearing a mask in public, you’re not alone. Of the many sound guidelines and safety suggestions delivered over the past month to...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    May 3, 2020

Greenhouses open again in limited capacity

CLOVIS - The sign on the front door of Traci's Greenhouse is good news. Sort of. Though in mid-April the sign informed Traci's customers that the business had set up shop just off Highway 60 in Farwel...

 
 By Peter Stein    Voices    May 3, 2020

Texas reopens - to a degree

Texas is open again, to a degree at least. And how noticeable the difference is seems to depend on where you go. Gov. Greg Abbott let Texas' stay-at-home order expire on Thursday, so the state began...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 3, 2020

May have a clue to wife's real hair color

My true hair color is blonde. I’m not so sure about my wife’s color. I knew when I got married I was getting a bottle blonde, but she was hot looking and I was in love so I didn’t really care. H...

 

Roosevelt to handle various agreements

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will handle various agreements when it meets Tuesday morning. The 9 a.m. Tuesday virtual meeting can be accessed at: anymeeting.com/PIID=EE56D881844C3B One contract request will be an agreement with Lea...

 

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