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Articles from the May 24, 2020 edition

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Lawsuit challenges daily fines

SANTA FE — A Clovis business owner is one of about a dozen challenging the authority of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to issue daily fines for health order violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in the 9th Judicial...

 

That's a wrap

PORTALES - A Thursday drive through the Eastern New Mexico University campus looks like what May 21 would have had the COVID-19 pandemic never existed. The campus would be nearly two weeks removed...

 

PHS celebrates socially distanced graduation

PORTALES - Parking spots replaced chairs, parking lots replaced Greyhound Arena and car horns replaced air horns. But some things did not change Saturday at Portales High School, as another class of...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 24, 2020

Chance Harris commits to CSU

CLOVIS - Quarterbacks have to see the whole field, sometimes anticipate things that aren't there yet. That's what Chance Harris has been doing for about 10 years, and not just on the field. From the t...

 

Events calendar - May 24

Area high school graduation-related events continue to be rescheduled on short notice, and many are by invitation only. For current information, contact schools or a 2020 senior. Monday • Memorial Day — Local activities are restricted but the...

 

Meetings calendar - May 24

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Memorial Day   Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information and a link on how to listen live will be on the county website:...

 

June 2 election ballot

June 2 primary ballots Federal U.S. President Republican • Donald J. Trump Democratic • Elizabeth Warren • Tulsi Gabbard • Joseph R. Biden • Deval Patrick • Bernie Sanders • Andrew Yang Libertarian • Lincoln Chafee • Arvin Vohra...

 

Pages past - May 24

On this date ... 1965: Two pro football players had been in Clovis, signing autographs at a local sporting goods store. Tommy McDonald and Bob Lilly — both future Hall of Fame players — signed more than 1,000 autographs as they visited with area...

 

Hospital board to meet Tuesday

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District board will meet in regular session Tuesday at the hospital’s Fred Anthony Conference Room. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will include a financial report on April and action on credentialing. An...

 

Two regional festivals canceled

Two regional summer entertainment staples have fallen victim to coronavirus. Heritage Days in Portales and the UFO Festival in Roswell won’t happen in 2020, organizers announced last week. “After a consecutive run of 35 years, we are going to...

 

Clovis educator named to task force

SANTA FE — A Clovis educator has been named to a school re-entry task force created by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Silvia Miranda is one of 30 named to the task force created by Education Secretary Ryan Stewart to discuss multiple...

 

Opinion: Government has purpose: ensure liberty for us all

With Election Day scheduled June 2, it’s time to ask candidates a favorite question: What’s the purpose of government? Many are stumped and need a little time to think about it, apparently having never before considered the issue. The correct...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 24, 2020

Opinion: Gubernatorial candidate sore loser

Stacey Abrams has another distinction to add to her resume — she’s among the most preposterous potential vice-presidential candidates ever. Her attempt to leverage a failed Georgia gubernatorial...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 24, 2020

Opinion: Hoping for return of simple pleasures

Don’t tell the people in charge, but my friend’s wife is a member of the L.A. resistance. She’s been regularly going out into the underground economy to get her hair done. She’s been meeting...

 

Letter to the editor - May 24

Railroad crossing repairs leave much to be desired Memory tells me that the Texico/Farwell railroad crossing on U.S. 84 has had two major repair jobs done in the past 25 years. If the work was done correctly, letters like this would not be...

 

Opinion: Memorial Day is a time of remembrance

Editor’s note: Andy F. Nazario is vice commander of American Legion Post 31, Portales, and chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515, Portales. Following is a portion of the remarks he was scheduled to make at the Portales Memorial Day...

 

Opinion: No avoiding fossil fuels' continued use

Set aside the rhetoric on global warming, we are going to have to open the throttle on oil, natural gas and coal production to power our economic recovery. Together they account for 80% of America’s energy supplies. To get our economy back on...

 
 By Michael Shannon    Voices    May 24, 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus puts Jesus in intensive care

The most remarkable impact coronavirus has on America is the sight of pastors waiting, like dogs anticipating a treat, until Caesar gives them permission to start rendering unto God. You couldn’t have convinced me in March that Baptist preachers wo...

 

Clovis decides on virtual graduation

CLOVIS - With circumstances still unclear on the future of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clovis Municipal Schools has decided to lay the foundation for a virtual Clovis High School...

 

Man acting 'ornery' accused in arsons

Roosevelt County officials on Wednesday charged a Portales man with arson, alleging he started four fires in rural areas. Jaylin Brown, 31, told authorities he was “being ornery” and started the fires on Tuesday, court records show. Brown...

 

Clovis school board to consider preliminary budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will consider a preliminary budget for 2020-21 it anticipates won’t look anything like the final version. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held online due to public health orders...

 

Public record - May 24

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Victor Garcia, 57, and Maria Montoya, 53, both of Clovis • Wade Dillon Roberts, 22, and Kayleigh Jo Fury, 22, both of Canyon • Jess Luis Gallegos, 48,...

 

Jail log - May 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Sergio Briones-Rodriguez, 33, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Lily Zamora, 23, failure to pay fines ∞ John Crawford, 31, probation violation, parole...

 

Plans in place to honor sacrifices

There will be no large ceremonies Monday in New Mexico, as Memorial Day becomes the latest of gatherings to be affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. But locally and nationally, families and friends...

 

Governor: Eateries may open by June 1

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state expects to allow dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms, malls and other businesses to reopen by June 1 as COVID-19 numbers continue to improve. New Mexico is now meeting the majority of its...

 

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