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Articles from the July 19, 2020 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 19, 2020

Ex-Roosevelt deputy accused of thefts

An investigation into a deputy's missing duty weapon has led to multiple theft charges, other criminal allegations and the loss of the deputy's job at the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office. Chris...

 

Livestock shows to be determined

CLOVIS - One way or another, Curry County commissioners and fair board members want youth livestock shows and a junior livestock sale, arguing such gatherings are not recreation but part of the...

 

Parents, grandparent charged with abuse

CLOVIS - A 2-month-old Clovis baby has suffered multiple bone fractures and the boy's parents and a grandparent have been charged with abandonment or abuse of a child. Charges were filed Wednesday...

 

$150 million in coronavirus aid available soon

Cities and counties in New Mexico soon will be able to apply for $150 million in federal coronavirus relief funding. Debbie Romero, acting Cabinet secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration, told the Legislative Finance Committee on...

 

Fun Center closed by state

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fun Center, previously known as Casel-Land Fun Center, announced Thursday it has been shut down by the state for unspecified public health order violations. A Thursday Facebook post by the company notes: “It is with a heavy...

 

Events calendar - July 19

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

 

Meetings calendar - July 19

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Tuesday • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information: https://www.currycounty.org/open-government/meeting-portal or 575-763-6016 • Clovis City Commission special m...

 

Pages past - July 19

On this date ... 1960: Portales’ Lester Bayless returned home after a lousy weekend to some good news. The bad news began on a Friday morning when he lost $100 in cash, somewhere between First Federal Savings and Loan and Compton’s Store for...

 

Opinion: Lawmakers will have tough budget ahead

The New Mexico Legislature passed a number of useful bills in the recently completed special session dealing with police reform, racial equality and elections. But none of those was the reason Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was compelled to call...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 19, 2020

Opinion: New York not place to emulate

If only the rest of the country could handle COVID-19 as well as New York. That’s the lament of progressive commentators as coronavirus cases spike in the Sun Belt and the South. Washington Post...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    July 19, 2020

Opinion: Schools should reopen for kids' sakes

Can we all agree the kids living in our biggest cities don’t get a good education? Can we all agree it’s a travesty that upwards of 75 percent of the kids in our inner-city schools aren’t able t...

 
 By Dick Polman    Voices    July 19, 2020

Opinion: Choosing Fauci as fall guy is top tier stupidity

Let's begin today with Joe Biden, who is far too often trumped by the tumultuous roar of the MAGA train wreck. Biden, who currently leads Trump by nine points nationally and by as many as five points...

 
 By The Taos News    Voices    July 19, 2020

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Plenty of input needed in park's renaming

It’s been half a dozen years since the Taos News editorialized about renaming Kit Carson Memorial Park. Now, as a movement has spread across the country to reconsider which historical figures should be honored with statues, streets and named...

 

Letters to the editor - July 19

Governor doesn’t care for constituents I am finding myself becoming nauseated at the way people keep describing our governor’s actions, as if she is a child that made a boo boo. Open your eyes folks! See what is really up. Please. Nobody seems...

 

Q&A: Mayo Clinic offers advice for proper hydration

With temperatures near and above triple digits for more than a week, we all know it's essential to stay hydrated. The best way to do that? This advice is from the Mayo Clinic. DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 19, 2020

Opinion: Drinks just aren't the same without ice cubes

I might have ice running through my veins (or not), but my icemaker has its problems. I’ve replaced it once, gave it up for dead earlier this year only to have it come back to life and now I’m...

 

Opinion: Gluten-free snacks ahead on show

Information on developing a person’s uniqueness, some of the newest and healthiest gluten-free snacks and three ways to incorporate milk, yogurt and cheese into your daily meals will be the...

 

On the shelves - July 19

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Africaville” by Jeffrey Colvin. “Africaville” chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt family-Kath Ella, her son Omar, and her grandson...

 

Senior menus - July 19

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: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, green beans, garlic toast, oatmeal cookie Tuesday: Frito pie, mixed...

 

Clovis schools release 2020-21 guidelines

CLOVIS - Public school officials in Clovis have released guidelines for the 2020-21 school year, with numerous state-mandated directives and a note to parents that change is inevitable. "We have all l...

 

State police: No more warnings

New Mexico State police will no longer issue verbal warnings or “cease and desist” orders to businesses that violate the governor’s public health orders. That’s according to Lt. Ramon Terrazas, who informed officers under his command in an...

 

City commission grants zoning change request

CLOVIS — After raising many of the same questions the Planning and Zoning Commission had a week prior, the Clovis City Commission also provided unanimous approval to requests paving the way for a new subdivision near 21st Street and Humphrey Road....

 

Father-son baseball game continues with improvisation

CLOVIS — Like every tradition, it started small and worked its way up. Now the father-son baseball game played in Clovis among former Little Leaguers and their fathers is 43 years old, and not even the coronavirus could stop it. This past July 4...

 

Football, soccer pushed to February

There was the United States Football League. The World League of American Football. The XFL. And now, the New Mexico Activities Association? Yes, get ready for some spring football because Gov....

 

LSC to make fall sports announcement July 27

RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference held a virtual meeting for its council of presidents Friday and had preliminary talks on the status of fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a release, the conference said it plans an...

 

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