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Articles from the June 7, 2020 edition

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Protesters: 'Too much racism'

CLOVIS - The chants and the signs and the honking car horns will not magically bring George Floyd back to life. The purpose was to keep his memory alive. Hundreds of area residents on Friday came out...

 

Only one contested incumbent gets chance to retain seat

With only four contested Republican races overall, the primary season was not that difficult for most of the incumbents in Curry and Roosevelt counties. The ones in contested primaries, however, saw a slightly different story in the Tuesday...

 

Events calendar - June 7

Monday • Virtual Town Hall — Resources for Reopening New Mexico Businesses — 2-3 p.m., via Zoom. Hosted by Economic Development Department, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Environment Department, and New Mexico Small...

 

Meetings calendar - June 7

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commission Room, Roosevelt County Courthouse, 109 W. First St., Portales. Attendance is strictly limited due to Covid-19 restrictions....

 

Unofficial primary election results

Election results From Curry, Roosevelt counties Votes indicate Curry County votes, followed by Roosevelt County votes. Totals marked with a * indicate the race was not on that county’s ballot. If a contested race involves counties other than Curry...

 

Opinion: Restrictions lifted; virus decisions ours

Let us make our own decisions, we said. We can be responsible, we said. And so, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, after two months with much of the state, as well as the nation, in government lockdown, we were essentially freed to do what we...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 7, 2020

Opinion: Burning, looting never defensible

Breaking things and burning buildings is enjoying a vogue it hasn’t had since the late 1960s or early 1970s. Arson and looting are a perennial feature of urban unrest, but they have been pretty universally condemned for decades now — until the...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    June 7, 2020

Opinion: Dems have failed to police the police

OK, protesters, we get it. You were angry, sickened and sad about the cold-blooded killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Who do you know who wasn’t? Tens of thousands of you have marched in dozens of cities demanding...

 

Opinion: Babbitt's river plan doesn't go far enough

Each spring, the acequias in New Mexico carry cold, clear snowmelt to freshly furrowed fields on small farms. The centuries-old irrigation culture is recognized in state law and supported by strong communities. These farms often come to mind when we...

 

Letter to the editor - June 7

Wear masks for others’ sakes My wife and I are business owners in Tucumcari and are in a higher risk category for the virus. We have not ventured out for shopping other than our local grocery store since mid-March. But we like to frequent Clovis...

 

Opinion: Listen to the voices of black Americans

I recently wrote about the importance of really listening to what black and brown Americans are trying to tell us as they’ve taken to the streets — propelled by generations of anger and sadness — to call for the same treatment and access to...

 

Former state rep wins GOP bid for 2nd Congressional District

The New Mexico Republican Party hoped to unite behind former-State Rep. Yvette Herrell in her bid to take back the state’s 2nd Congressional District for the GOP, after Herrell decisively won the nomination in Tuesday’s primary election. The...

 

Former meteorologist wins primary race for U.S. Senate seat

SANTA FE — Former television meteorologist Mark Ronchetti of Albuquerque won the three-way Republican primary race for an open U.S. Senate seat, based on unofficial results. Ronchetti received more than 60% of the votes cast by GOP voters, easily...

 

Roosevelt changing text alert service

PORTALES — Roosevelt County is switching to a new service for emergency mass notification alerts, according to a message from the city of Portales. Hyper-Reach will replace CodeRED on July 25 for voice calls, texts and email notifications. Anybody...

 

Three lanes of traffic to be closed

CLOVIS — Three lanes of traffic at the intersection of Seventh Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed Monday to allow for fiber optic installation, according to a city news release. Elite Communications of Los Lunas plans to...

 

Pages past - June 7

On this date ... 1985: Clovis zoo Director Chuck Longo withdrew his resignation from three days earlier. Longo had been unhappy with funding for the city zoo, but said he decided to stay because so many people in the community had rallied to support...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 7, 2020

Opinion: Keeping an eye on my lawn

Normally this time of year I’m scrambling to get a Chamber event put together on the grass in the park. Instead I’m trying to make grass grow back in my front yard. A few years ago we had severe...

 

Opinion: Tote bags, pet health ahead on show

Information on making totebags, improving pet health and making gazpacho will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Hilarie Dayton...

 

Senior menus - June 7

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 Monday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, w/margarine, spiced apples Tuesday: BBQ riblet, mac and cheese, seasoned peas,...

 

On the shelves - June 7

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Overcoming Obstacles: A Navy SEAL's Guide to Beating Adversity and Finding Success” by Don Mann features practical advice, inspirational quotes, engaging...

 

Group says mission to defend citizens and their property

CLOVIS - They call themselves the New Mexico Civil Guard for Curry County. Their stated mission: Defend citizens and their private property. "We will not allow businesses in our community to be put...

 

'Boogaloo' supporter: It's about freedom for all

The Hawaiian shirt O’Rion Petty wears as a member of the New Mexico Civil Guard is not a coincidence. He supports the “boogaloo,” an anti-government movement that Fox News and others have described as “on the verge of a second civil war....

 

Clovis notified of award for final phase of effluent pipeline

CLOVIS — When it comes to effluent water, the city of Clovis may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel — or rather, pipeline. City Manager Justin Howalt notified the Clovis City Commission of a $4.371 million award from the New Mexico...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    June 7, 2020

New order: Mourners permitted to gather in churches

A new public health order has allowed mourners to come inside houses of worships for funeral services. But social distancing is still imperative. Churches in general are mandated to go no higher than 25 percent capacity. “Funerals are pretty much...

 

Curry to discuss fate of fair entertainment

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission will look at what could be considered the entertainment portion of the Curry County Fair during its Wednesday morning meeting. The 9 a.m. meeting at the Curry County Administrative Complex was primarily schedule...

 

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