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Articles from the May 31, 2020 edition

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Update: Suspect in Thursday shooting arrested

CLOVIS — A Clovis man was arrested Friday evening in connection with a Thursday morning homicide in south Clovis. Steaphan Steele Shepherd, 26, was arrested on a murder warrant filed in the...

 

Anniversary of fair may wait

CLOVIS — The 100th anniversary of the Curry County Fair may have to wait a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Manager Lance Pyle is advising the Curry County Commission cancel the fair, work with the fair board to have some type of junior...

 

Victory lap

CLOVIS - When New Mexico canceled school for three weeks to fight the spread of COVID-19, Adriana Jones rationalized it as her Clovis High School spring break starting a week earlier and finishing a...

 

Clovis man wins appeal to sue former police officer

CLOVIS — A Clovis man injured during a 2014 traffic stop has won an appeal allowing him to sue a former Clovis police officer for what he contends was an unlawful arrest. The decision, released Tuesday from the federal 10th Circuit Court of...

 

Meetings calendar - May 31

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

 

Events calendar - May 31

Monday • In-person registration and supply pick-up for Portales Public Library 2020 virtual summer reading program — 10 a.m.-noon, and 4-5:30 p.m., outside of the Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Packets and supplies available...

 

Voting in primary election takes place Tuesday

Voters in Curry and Roosevelt counties on Tuesday will determine local contested races, and help make decisions on who will run for Congress in the general election. Voting will take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at various polling locations. Polling sites...

 

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...

 

Opinion: Governor needs to acknowledge judgment lapse

News that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made a purchase from an Albuquerque jewelry store at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has left other jewelers and “nonessential” businesses asking why they couldn’t take phone orders and provide...

 

Letters to the editor - May 31

Patriotic holidays not deserved We don’t deserve to celebrate Memorial Day, the Fourth of July or any other holiday this year that pertains to our freedoms. We as a nation have simply bowed to the governors of our states and blindly followed their...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    May 31, 2020

Opinion: Feeling sorry for small business

I feel terribly sorry for the hundred thousand Americans who’ve lost their lives to the coronavirus. I also feel sorry for all the small business owners in the country who have become innocent victims of the government’s mishandled war on...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    May 31, 2020

Opinion: Biden will bring on even more government

It’s 2009 again, or feels like it. That was when spontaneous, grassroots protests against overweening government sprang up and were widely derided in the media as dangerous and wrong-headed. The protesters then were inveighing against Obamacare;...

 

Opinion: This is America, isn't it?

Richard J. Heakin Jr. was a gay man who was visiting Tucson from Nebraska. On June 6, 1976, the 21-year-old was attacked and killed by four teenagers while leaving a bar near downtown. The 15- to 17-year-old killers received only probation for what...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Only feds can bust budgets in crisis

One of the big differences between state and federal governments is that states are required to balance their budgets every year. Keep that in mind the next time you hear a congressman bellyaching about the fiscal irresponsibility of the states. The...

 

Health officials, restaurant owners adapting to 'new normal'

As New Mexico and states around the country gradually re-open, there’s been much talk of a “new normal.” People certainly miss the old normal, but that may be gone, if not forever, then at least for the foreseeable future. Plains Regional...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 31, 2020

Recent dining restrictions taking me back in time

With our restaurant selections lately restricted to carryout, dining in Portales has become a lot like it used to be when I was growing up — except for the prices. I can maybe remember a 35-cent...

 

Silk ribbon embroidery, bamboo ahead on show

Information on silk ribbon embroidery, working with bamboo and making a miniature paper purse holder will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Kim Sanders represents the...

 

On the shelves - May 31

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Resurgence” by C.J. Cherryh continues the sci-fi Foreigner saga as diplomat Ben Cameron works to unite the central and southern clans. But Ilisidi has her own no...

 

Senior menus - May 31

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 Monday: Sloppy joe on a bun, potato wedges, mixed veggies, tropical fruit Tuesday: Chicken fried chicken, cream gravy, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, dinner...

 

Wildcat top athletes named

CLOVIS - The 2019-20 Clovis High School sports season was humming right along. The Wildcats' football team reached the 6A semifinals. Jerrick Maldonado finished second at the state cross country...

 

High school sports to return to play

High school sports in New Mexico will start to re-surface this summer after grinding to a halt in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it appears athletics will initially look a lot different than when they were last permitted in late winter. Thur...

 

Courts getting ready to reopen

Court will soon be in session. An order issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday lifted the suspension of jury trials in criminal and civil cases that had been in effect since March. Courts are permitted to resume jury trials between June...

 

Portales cancels fireworks display

PORTALES — Citing uncertainty over mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipating difficulties in raising the necessary funds, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel its Independence Day fireworks display....

 

Water authority board passes budget

CLOVIS — Following two months of work putting it together, staff at the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority received the seal of approval from its board on a preliminary 2020-21 budget Thursday afternoon. Authority Administrator Orlando...

 

Clovis approves preliminary budget

CLOVIS — In a brief special meeting Tuesday, the Clovis City Commission approved a preliminary 2020-21 budget to meet a state deadline before Friday. The meeting, primarily scheduled to approve the preliminary budget, went just about 12 minutes...

 

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