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Can collector's body found in field

CLOVIS - Drones, dogs, hundreds of volunteers on foot and even a helicopter crew came out to search for Bob Casey after he went missing late Wednesday night. The volunteers found the 83-year-old... Full story

 

County officials tour jail expansion

CLOVIS - It is often said it takes a village to raise any generation. Should their paths go astray, the criminal justice system has secure villages more commonly known as detention centers. Curry...

 
 By Staff report    News    June 28, 2020

Reopening economy on hold for now

A plan to reopen more of New Mexico’s economy is on hold for now as coronavirus cases surge throughout the state and region. Eastern New Mexico and neighboring Texas counties are among those seeing the number of positive tests skyrocket. In a...

 

Meetings calendar - June 28

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Thursday • Clovis City Commission — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7828   July 7 • Curry County Commission ...

 

Events calendar - June 28

Today through Tuesday • United Way of Eastern New Mexico Diaper Drive — Collecting diapers of all sizes for Roosevelt and Curry County diaper banks. Diapers may be dropped at C & S, Inc., 300 W. First, Portales, or Matt 25, 1200 N. Thornton,...

 

Pages past - June 28

On this date ... 1960: Be on the lookout for web worms. That was the message in the Portales News-Tribune. “Look over your trees. More than likely you will find several colonies of web worms, and if they aren’t taken care of promptly, your trees...

 

Clovis school board reorganizes officers

CLOVIS — Starting Wednesday, there will be new leadership in the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education. The board, during its final meeting of the 2019-20 year on Wednesday, reorganized its officer slate. Kyle Snider will serve as president,...

 

Mixed reactions to police body cam law

In the wake of nationwide racial unrest, protests and rallies, a new law has been handed down from Santa Fe that requires New Mexico law officers to wear body cameras and keep them turned on. And not everyone is pleased with it. Count State Sen. Pat...

 

Committee talks traffic flow, recycling bin relocation

CLOVIS — After meeting for the first time since January, the city of Clovis’ Public Works Committee decided it would need at least an additional meeting to take care of much of its leftover business. The committee met Wednesday morning at the Nor...

 

Clovis man suing city, police

CLOVIS — A Clovis man is suing the city, its police department and a former officer, alleging he was arrested and jailed without probable cause on shoplifting charges. The suit by Cory Knight alleges Officer John Hong of the Clovis Police...

 

Opinion: Police reform must include compassion and perspective

President Trump has ideas. New Mexico lawmakers do, too. All the politicians have the same goal: Reform police departments so no more George Floyds are killed over allegations of fake $20 bills. How exactly to achieve this goal is complicated. Our...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    June 28, 2020

Opinion: Jefferson complex, consequential

They’re coming for Thomas Jefferson. This was always obvious, but now it’s even more plain. Protesters in Portland, Oregon, used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a...

 

Opinion: Anti-cop vow is step backward

The New York Times has a story that’s entertaining reading for conservatives. It concerns a mostly white, solidly leftist neighborhood so inspired by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a rogue policeman, they decided to volunteer to become...

 

Opinion: Last thing law enforcement needs is fewer resources

In case you missed it, 106 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. That’s not a typo — 106. If mainstream news organizations still covered the news, instead of only the news that serves or refutes an agenda, we might have heard more. Of the 106...

 

Opinion: Visa cuts reason to celebrate

Finally! After nearly three decades of pleading to deaf Republican and Democratic congresses for a fair shake, American workers can celebrate. Breaking with his White House predecessors, all of whom displayed an addicted-like commitment to more emplo...

 

Opinion: How do you rank a state's patriotism?

The personal finance website WalletHub recently released its ranking of the “patriotism” of all 50 states. In an era of toppled statues, kneeling athletes, microaggressions, border wall controversies and globalist agendas, trying to define and...

 

Public record - June 28

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Bill James Palma Duenas, 49, and Remedios Palma Orallo, 48, both of Killeen, Texas • Braden Wade Fraze, 22, of Clovis, and Leah Michelle Weathers,...

 

Clovis varsity softball head coach announced

CLOVIS - Braelyn Kruelskie loved lots of sports growing up in Oklahoma. "Volleyball, basketball, tennis, a little gymnastics," she said. "It always came back to softball." Ah, her true sports love....

 

ENMU athletics director updates board on reintroduction plans

PORTALES — Matt Billings has been the athletic director for Eastern New Mexico University for roughly five months. Less than two months into the job, he no longer had athletic events to oversee due to COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. Friday, he...

 

ENMU updates regents on plans to reopen

PORTALES — With the caveat that plans will certainly change based on state guidance and whatever public health orders exist as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Eastern New Mexico University staff updated regents on plans Friday to resume in-person...

 

Jail log - June 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Antonio Gallegos, 23, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, reckless driving ∞ Gunner Wynn, 26, theft of identity ∞ Zahira...

 

Brewery extension planned for Sutton's Bakery location

CLOVIS - Sutton's Bakery has a history in Clovis as rich as the goods it used to sell at 515 N. Main St. Justin Cole is in the process of unearthing some of that history, researching the bakery's...

 

Water authority cautiously optimistic about capital outlay award

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had optimism, albeit cautious, a $1 million capital outlay award it received from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in February would survive a coronavirus-fueled budget cutting special session....

 

ENMU board discusses presidential searches

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s board of regents on Friday discussed a pair of presidential searches, one underway and one needing to start soon. Regent Dan Patterson discussed the need to start the process to replace Jeff Elwell, who...

 

Coronavirus shakes dairies, but the outlook is improving

The dairy industry was just humming along in early January. Milk prices had been holding steady around $17.50 per hundredweight - roughly 15.625 cents a pound - and producers were making a decent...

 

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