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Articles from the June 17, 2020 edition

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The cruise is on

CLOVIS - There will be a Draggin' Main celebration this year, but what kind of event will it be? Concerts and nostalgia are usually the main entrées. But this is a most unusual year because of...

 

Budget focus of special session

Local legislators don’t expect much of a battle when a special legislative session starts Thursday to deal with coronavirus-related budget woes. The next few years, however, could be — in the words of “Die Hard” protagonist John McClane ...

 

Region sees second COVID-19 death

A Roosevelt County woman has died from complications related to COVID-19, state health officials announced Monday afternoon. And the virus numbers are spiking in several area counties, records show. Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Kaye Green on...

 

One shot in Albuquerque protest

ALBUQUERQUE — One man was shot in Old Town as a protest over the “La Jornada” sculpture in front of the Albuquerque Museum erupted into violence Monday evening. The shooting occurred during a clash following a peaceful protest to remove the...

 

Jail log - June 17

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Miguel Anaya-Ramirez, 22, failure to appear on a felony charge ∞ Roberto Ortega, 56, failure to appear on a felony charge ∞ Jeffrey English, 34, aggravated driving...

 

Education digest - June 17

Dance clinic scheduled Middle school dance clinics and tryouts for teams at Clovis Municipal Schools will be held in late June and early July, according to a release from the district. The Clovis High School Lego gym will host both a clinic and tryou...

 

Pages past - June 17

On this date ... 1980: Cannon Air Force Base was celebrating the grand opening of its new commissary. “The new store provides the most modern supermarket equipment in use today,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Cash register receipts were...

 

Curry receives grant

CLOVIS — Curry County has received an $8,500 New Mexico Clean and Beautiful grant from the state tourism department, according to a county release. The grant program is intended to help partners keep the state a clean and beautiful place to live....

 

Judge rules in favor of siblings injured in library shooting

CLOVIS — A district judge ruled Monday for a default judgment in favor of two siblings who were injured in a shooting nearly three years ago at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The judgment came after the primary defendant did not appear for court...

 

United Way taking donations

CLOVIS — The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is accepting donations for a diaper drive through June, according to a release from the organization. The diapers will be shared with the Lighthouse Mission, the Matt 25 Hope Center and the Pregnancy...

 

Clovis to consider final approval to bond refinancing ordinance

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission is expected to give final approval to an ordinance to refinance a pair of bonds over the next 22 years to take advantage of interest rates. The 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Lib...

 

Opinion: We need police; also need review of procedures

As protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer continue across the country, police procedures and budgets everywhere are coming in for a reexamination. Our advice in this debate is focus on a few facts. We need...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    June 17, 2020

Opinion: Respecting liberty will still work

The world’s a bit crazy. Not as bad here as in other places, but we see the effects of those crazy paces even here. Pandemics, riots, gangs of trespassers setting up their own governments ......

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    June 17, 2020

Alinsky's methods still working

A lot of people are comparing 2020 to 1968 these days, and for good reason. This year is at least as tumultuous as ’68, and we’re only halfway through it. Generationally, 1968 was beset with Baby Boomers who opposed the Vietnam War and sympathize...

 

Opinion: That time DA, sheriff engaged in 'fracas'

Today we have Facebook. But there was a time when upstanding citizens settled their differences face-to-face. That’s what happened 70 years ago this month when a pair of Quay County law officers engaged in a spirited disagreement that media outlets...

 

Opinion: 'Teleporting' definite contender for best childhood memory

This ditty has been making the rounds lately on wall plaques, t-shirts, and social media posts: “Best childhood memory: Falling asleep on the couch and waking up in bed. I miss teleporting. It never...

 

Opinion: Incredibly thankful to both my father and my Father

In the midst of this roller coaster year and its blur of events and emotions, we’re speeding toward Father’s Day. As I find myself thinking of my father, my thoughts quickly turn in immense...

 

ENMU women's basketball head coach announces staff changes

PORTALES — Times they are a-changin’ for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball program, as head coach Josh Prock announced changes to his staff following the departure of associate head coach Durmon Jennings. Jennings is moving...

 

ENMU adds pair of transfers to men's basketball team

PORTALES — A pair of junior college transfers are the first signings of the Brent Owen era at Eastern New Mexico University. The school announced Tuesday the additions of Cornell Greenwood and Jared Perry. Greenwood is from Yuba College in...

 

Cerebral palsy didn't stop her ride

Editor's note: The News asked readers to submit stories and photos from their dragging Main experiences, with winners receiving $100 prizes. Jason Gonzales won the photo contest with his front-page...

 

Draggin' Main: Our stories from the red bricks

Remembering that mustard car My niece Tammy and I were doing our regular dragging main on a beautiful April Sunday evening back in 1989. Who couldn't spot this little yellow mustard-looking sports car...

 

Man identified in fatal collision

GRIER — The man who died on June 2 in a truck-pickup collision on U.S. 60/84 near Grier has been identified as James C. Rogers, 59, of Clovis. A news release Tuesday from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller said Rogers had been positively...

 

Clovis man dies in Tuesday crash

A Clovis man died Tuesday following a single-vehicle accident in Curry County. According to a news release from Sheriff Wesley Waller: • At 2:17 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a motor-vehicle crash on Curry Road G, between Curry Roads 7...

 

Additional details on CHS commencement issued

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools has released additional details on the Clovis High School graduation ceremony, scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday online and at three drive-up locations. The graduation will be shown on large screens at three locations:...

 

Clovis PD chief finalist for job in Texas

Clovis Police Chief Doug Ford is one of four finalists for the police chief job in Burnet, Texas. Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said Friday that Ford and three others have interviews scheduled next week to oversee the department that employs 21...

 

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