Articles from the July 22, 2020 edition

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Chamber aiding in tents situation

CLOVIS — The roller coaster that is COVID-19 has plunged downward, then upward, then down again for local restaurants. But the Curry County Chamber of Commerce is doing all it can to help. Gov....

 

Bailey County reports second COVID-19 death

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Curry County have almost tripled in the past month and Bailey County on Monday reported a patient in Muleshoe’s Park View Nursing Care Center had tested positive for the virus. Also Monday, Bailey County off... Full story

 

Restaurant respite brief

CLOVIS — New Mexico restaurant patrons were able to eat indoors again on Monday. For a few hours anyway. Then the state’s Supreme Court ruled otherwise, sending diners back to covered patios or...

 

Two killed in Monday crash on Mabry Drive

CLOVIS — A pair of Clovis residents were killed Monday afternoon in a two-car crash on East Mabry Drive, according to the Clovis Police Department. A CPD news release shows officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of East Mabry about 1:40 p.m....

 

County reports solid financial footing entering 2020-21

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission received a slate of good news on the financial front Tuesday, with a quick rundown of the final quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year. County Finance Director Carol Pipes told commissioners in the virtual meeting...

 

Water authority to meet Thursday

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board will consider final approval of the budget for the 2020-21 year when it meets in regular session on Thursday. The 3:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver...

 

Business digest - July 22

Xcel offers help deferring bills AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is urging customers to get in touch with the company if they have any concerns about covering summer electricity costs, according to a company release. The release notes that while electricit...

 

ENMU regents to pick Ruidoso president

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Regents will end the month with a pair of Friday meetings. The regents will hold a telephonic meeting Friday afternoon to appoint a president for the Ruidoso campus, then on July 31 have a board work...

 

Pages Past - July 22

On this date ... 1950: Firefighters had to drive through “water up to their running boards” and stand in “mud up to their ankles” to fight a hay fire in a torrential rain storm. Lightning caused the fire on F.L. Corder’s Roosevelt County...

 

Jail log - July 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Matthew Cordova, 27, driving while license suspended or revoked • Christopher McCasland, 34, non-residential burglary, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle • Joel Hodg...

 

McDonald: Biden could steal part of Trump's base

A New York Times article caught my eye, since I worry about silly little things like the end of the world as we know it due to our collective inaction regarding climate change. The Times article suggests that the politics surrounding this issue is...

 

McManigal: Government should follow rules too

People seem confused about what role — if any — government plays in our lives. This misunderstanding causes problems. Government was never intended to be the master, but the servant. Your servant doesn’t tell you what you are allowed to do,...

 

Editorial: Honor Lewis' memory by heeding his words

Few life stories are as humbling as that of John Lewis, a civil rights icon and longtime Democratic congressman from Georgia who died Friday at age 80. Hoping to provoke this country to renounce the oppressive discrimination against Black Americans,...

 

Stevens: The Pioneer Postman tells his story

The newspaper interview was published June 1, 1936. It told the story of the “pioneer postman of the Pecos.” His name was Seledon Trujillo. He was 87 when the unnamed reporter interviewed him on the front porch, “in the comfort of a big easy ch...

 
 By Betty Williamson    News    July 22, 2020

Fair family a little bit fuller

PORTALES — After 40 years of marriage — and at the ages of 70 and 85, respectively — Grace and John Fair of Portales became new parents on July 15. Yes, you read that right. New parents. How...

 

Shelburne: Embracing tunnel vision means losing vision

Idealists, and, specifically, idealists who are also zealots, scare me. Laser-like focus not only cuts, it blinds. Even if a person is “correct” on an issue, tunnel vision is by definition partial loss of vision. Idealistic zealots think that...

 

Wet weather to continue

After 2 1/2 months with little to no moisture, most of eastern New Mexico has become reacquainted with rain this month. And the wets are expected to keep on coming. The National Weather Service has potential for rain in its forecast today and for...

 

Governor delays in-person school instruction

SANTA FE -- New Mexico’s public schools will open the year with online-only instruction, and will continue to do so until at least the Labor Day weekend. That was announced Thursday, during a press conference from Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham. The... Full story

 

Curry inmate tests positive for COVID-19

CLOVIS — A Curry County jail inmate has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a county news release. “The detainee was brought into the facility by the Clovis Police Department and has been quarantined since being booked into the... Full story

 

COVID-19 claims more area lives

Curry County on Friday recorded its second death related to COVID-19, while Bailey County reported it’s had three deaths this week connected to the virus. Friday also marked the 43rd consecutive day Curry County has recorded at least one positive... Full story

 

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