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Articles from the July 12, 2020 edition

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Renewed restrictions disappoint residents

CLOVIS — Some of the old COVID-19 restrictions are coming back, and they’re being joined by new ones. And it’s not at all unpredictable how local residents feel about it. “It sucks,” Ronnie Erwin said bluntly Friday, before adding some...

 

Officials frustrated by camera requirement

By fall, every New Mexico law enforcement officer must wear a body camera and keep the footage on hand for roughly four months. Officials are still looking into exactly how much it will cost them, and what they’ll need to do to be ready when the le...

 

Senior citizen programs at a standstill

CLOVIS - Senior citizens are an obvious high-risk population during the pandemic. And Clovis Senior Services Director Barbara Riggan said without a vaccine available it's possible senior centers...

 

Explosion in virus cases cited in restrictions

SANTA FE — Citing an explosion in virus cases, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday that New Mexico will reimpose a ban on indoor dining and call off high school football and other contact sports this fall. She also urged colleges and...

 

Meetings calendar - July 12

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 1-3 p.m., virtual meeting. The meeting is open to the public through live webcast found at the following link or on the Portales Municipal...

 

Events calendar - July 12

Tuesday • Portales Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program — Alchemy and Art: “Rainbow Windsocks” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Crafts/experiments for second-sixth graders. Materials available in advance for...

 

Pages past - July 12

On this date ... 1950: Most of Roosevelt County was underwater. The Portales Daily News reported the region had gone from "drought to deluge" in 10 days. Boating on "Main Street Canal" was popular...

 

Opinion: Freedom comes with the burden of responsibility

Does the governor have the right to make us wear facemasks, stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds because some people are getting sick and dying from a contagious disease? It’s a fair question. But probably not the most pressing question we should be...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Facebook in the right this time

Mark Zuckerberg clearly hasn’t gotten the memo. The founder of Facebook persists in defending free expression, even though free speech has fallen decidedly out of fashion. His reward for adhering to...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Protesters should study history

The other day I mentioned to my son Cameron something I heard the great economist Thomas Sowell say. Sowell had reminded the Black Lives Matter protesters who were indiscriminately toppling statues...

 
 By John Micek    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Trump stoops to using children as political pawns

Here’s how far Donald Trump is willing to go to ensure his re-election: After trying to normalize COVID-19 deaths among senior citizens and asking us to just get used to the fact that more people will die, he’s now willing to use America’s...

 

Opinion: Energy agenda should focus on clean coal

Are renewable sources of energy ready to stand on their own two feet? After billions already spent and substantial subsidies that continue, wind and solar power generated only 9% of U.S. demand in 2019. In contrast, coal and natural gas met 63% of...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Voices    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Confidential sources are becoming overrated

What spoils even more evening meals than robocalls? How about newscasts with their endless stream of titillating revelations coyly attributed to “reliable sources,” “people close to the matter,” “people familiar with the situation,...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 12, 2020

Opinion: Go ahead and pray for that good day

After a rough stretch lately, the wife and I finally threw caution to the wind and took a vacation last week. After our governor ordered Texans not to come to our state, we found that Ruidoso had open...

 

Opinion: Interior design tips ahead on show

Information on interior design tips for seniors and eliminating clutter in the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Lisa...

 

On the shelves - July 12

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Greatest Heist Stories Ever Told” by Tom McCarthy. Crime does pay. At least for a while. You'll see that quickly in these nine compelling and true stories...

 

Senior menus - July 12

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 Note: All meals come with 2% milk and a tossed salad with dressing. Monday: Steak fingers, mashed potatoes w/cream gravy, blended veggies, biscuit w/ margarine, lemon...

 

PRMC confirms COVID-19 death

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center last week confirmed its first death related to COVID-19 and positive tests for the virus spiked across the region. Presbyterian Healthcare Services spokeswoman Amanda Schoenberg said the death occurred on...

 

North Dakota man must pay $74,000 for poaching

A North Dakota man must pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck that led to an investigation lasting several years. Sandoval County Judge James Noel ordered Cody W. Davis to pay $20,000 for killing the mule deer out of season...

 

Portales enters water rationing stage of plan

PORTALES — The city of Portales has entered the mandatory water rationing stage of its contingency plan, according to a city release. The city asks residents to do the following: • Not water lawns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Mondays. ...

 

Committee recommends zone change

CLOVIS — After hearing numerous concerns over what future homes would look like, and if they were even needed, Clovis planning and zoning committee members recommended Wednesday for a zone change allowing for a new subdivision at 21st Street and...

 

Police seeking public assistance

CLOVIS — Police are asking for public assistance in locating a dark blue Dodge Stratus involved in a shooting on Tuesday night. According to a police news release, a CPD detective was in the area of 10th and Ash streets at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday when...

 

In tribute: Longtime Clovis resident always had kind word

CLOVIS — Rada Winkles always had a perfect stitch, a perfect story or just a kind word, locals who knew the longtime Clovis resident said. Winkles, who died June 2 at the age of 80, gained many friends along the way in a life spent in eastern New...

 

Board to consider re-entry plans

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider re-entry plans for the 2020-21 school year when it meets in regular session Monday afternoon. The livestream for the 1 p.m. meeting will be available at...

 

Public record - July 12

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • David Refugio Delgaldo, 50, and Mayra Anabel Madrid, 37, both of Clovis • David Atehortua, 23, and Kenzie Lynn Gompf, 21, both of Clovis • Joseph...

 

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