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CHS holds broadcast graduation ceremony

CLOVIS - After 13 years of K-12 instruction, marked by a pandemic that moved schooling online in April, Clovis High School's class of 2020 met across town from their familiar campus for a...

 

Coronavirus delays new business

CLOVIS - The coronavirus, with all its dangers and restrictions, has even prevented people from being able to go out and enjoy a frosty cold one. Worse yet, in the case of Bandolero Brewery at 421 N....

 

House Dems push through budget plan

SANTA FE — Over the objections of Republicans who wanted to cut more, House Democrats pushed through a scaled-back state budget to shore up a $2 billion budget shortfall caused by the pandemic and oil price crash that devastated state coffers. The...

 

Meetings calendar - June 21

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654 ...

 

Events calendar - June 21

Today • Father’s Day   Tuesday • Clovis-Carver Public Library virtual summer reading program guest performer Will Parker — video performance available online beginning at 10 a.m. Information: Ashley Maestas at [email protected] or...

 

Pages past - June 21

On this date ... 1970: Elvis Presley was starring in “Charro!” at the Tower theater in Portales. “On his neck, he wore the brand of a killer. On his hip, he wore vengeance,” read the promotional material. Showtimes ran from 1:30 p.m. to 9:15...

 

Former Clovis resident arrested on 2018 allegations

CLOVIS — A former Clovis resident was arrested Tuesday on 2018 allegations of stealing from a family member. Sharmain Hunter, 44, of Las Vegas, Nevada, faces four felony counts of theft of identity and four charges — two felony, two misdemeanor...

 

Fireworks funding sparks fireworks at meeting

CLOVIS — Just over two weeks before a July 4 fireworks display purchased with city and county funds is set to take place, there were some fireworks at the Clovis City Commission meeting. The Thursday meeting was held with public attendance for the...

 

Official: At least two more weeks before greater reopening

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s top medical official said Friday state officials are putting off for at least two weeks a plan for greater reopening of businesses and other activities. In recent days, state officials have re-evaluated...

 

Opinion: Supreme Court ruling is an important step

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision confirming workplace civil rights for gay and transgender employees is an important step toward equality for all Americans. The court ruled 6-3 that discrimination based on sexuality or gender is...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Social distancing hypocrisy alive

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently had big news — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of being closed off as part of a COVID-19 lockdown. That Lightfoot kept the trail...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Suspect deaths not that common

Everyone everywhere is demanding that we reform the police. Everyone everywhere is demanding that we have to root out the “systemic racism” in our police forces because it results in innocent...

 

Opinion: John Bolton's book is too little too late

Oh, so now he tells us. John Bolton is telling us damning stuff about Trump that we already knew — and he’s doing it five months too late. Timing is everything in life and politics, and this guy’s could not be worse. That’s not to say that...

 
 By Lance Pyle    Voices    June 21, 2020

Opinion: Please continue wearing masks

Curry County is known as a community of family. Our citizens are there to assist families, friends and neighbors, or anyone in need of assistance. We, as county residents, have always shown how to step up and fight to protect our families, friends...

 

Opinion: Every child should have father around

My father’s mission was to tame the stupidity out of me — a powerful blessing too few children are experiencing now. My dad had his work cut out for him. Over the years, I shattered a picture window with a baseball, accidentally broke...

 

Senate: Law officers should wear cameras

SANTA FE — The state Senate approved a proposal late Friday that would require law enforcement officers in New Mexico to wear cameras while on duty. The legislation, Senate Bill 8, would also direct the state to revoke the law enforcement...

 

Senate to consider civil rights commission

SANTA FE — A proposal to create a nine-member state commission to study civil rights issues and identify possible legal changes is headed to the state Senate. After nearly three hours of far-ranging debate, the House voted 57-13 late Friday...

 

Public record - June 21

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Juan Carlos Baltazar, 20, and Mireya Isabel Chavez, 20, both of Portales • Matthew Thomas Stampfli, 42, and Heather Dawn Morris, 39, both of Canyon ...

 

Clovis school board to hold final '19-20 meeting virtually

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will hold its final meeting of the 2019-20 school year Tuesday in virtual format. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held with Zoom meeting ID 81760486821 and password 550909. Agenda items...

 

Portales council holds meeting in person

PORTALES - Of anything that happened at Tuesday night's regular Portales City Council meeting, perhaps the most significant was the sign of some kind of normal. After months of Zoom and Facebook...

 

Clovis police chief finalist for Burnet, Texas position

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...

 

Clovis man dies after accident

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...

 

Financial items on agenda

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission will tackle various financial items when it meets in regular session Tuesday morning. The 9 a.m. meeting at the Jake Lopez Building, located on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, is open. However, space is...

 

Commission plans jail tour

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission is planning a tour of the renovated county detention center Wednesday morning, according to a county release. The 9 a.m. tour is closed to the public. The county release notes that although a quorum of...

 

Curry employees potentially exposed

CLOVIS — A Curry County employee was sent home from the county administrative complex Thursday, and four other county employees are under quarantine following notification of a potential COVID-19 exposure. According to County Manager Lance Pyle,...

 

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