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Schools to open with online-only 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...

 

Region records more COVID-19 deaths over week

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

 

Clovis approves 2020-21 budget

CLOVIS — With 10 days left in the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Clovis City Commission met for 10 minutes to approve the 2020-21 final budget. The special meeting Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library didn’t last long,...

 

Events calendar - July 26

Tuesday • “Wellness in the Time of a Pandemic” — 9-10 a.m., ENMU Reads Facebook page. Video presentation by Dr. Kristen Kuhlmann, department head of the ENMU nursing program. Information: http://www.facebook.com/ENMUReads/ • Blood drive...

 

Meetings calendar - July 26

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

 

First phase improvements near done

CLOVIS - The first phase of improvements to U.S. 60/84 is just about wrapped up, but the lion's share of work is still yet to be done. The New Mexico Department of Transportation anticipates the...

 

Man arrested in high-speed chase

CLOVIS — With a note of thanks to the community, the Clovis Police Department announced it has arrested a man in connection with a dangerous high-speed chase two weeks prior. A CPD release Tuesday reported Blake Turl, 19, was identified as the...

 

Trial moved in pageant fraud case

CLOVIS — The trial for a Roosevelt County man accused of defrauding the Miss New Mexico pageant has been moved to April in Clovis. The trial for Greg Smith, 57, of Elida, was previously scheduled to begin Wednesday. The defense and prosecution...

 

National Night Out being postponed

CLOVIS — National Night Out will have to wait, according to the Clovis Police Department. The department announced Wednesday it would not hold its community event in August as normally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an anticipation...

 

Portales ISD closed temporarily

PORTALES — Following a positive employee test for COVID-19, the New Mexico Human Services Department has temporarily closed the Roosevelt County Income Support Division Office. Customers are asked to use the ISD’s online portal at...

 

Curry inmate tests positive

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...

 

Lea County employees test positive

LOVINGTON — Three Lea County employees with the county’s detention center and juvenile housing unit, along with three juveniles, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a county release. The county employees have been quarantined at...

 

Pages past - July 26

On this date ... 1970: Portales burglars received a “wet welcome and little else,” when they tried to break into Ozzie’s Drive In. When Marie Damon went to open the eatery, she found a torn window screen and flooded floor. Police theorized...

 

Opinion: Investing in our land is investing in our future

Five decades after Congress passed the Land and Water Conservation Fund “to safeguard our natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans,” it is going to fully fund the program. And...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    July 26, 2020

Opinion: Liz Cheney formidable GOP voice

In this summer of Republican discontent, a handful of GOP House members have identified what’s ailing the party: Liz Cheney. The two-term Wyoming congresswoman, chair of the House GOP Conference and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney...

 
 By Michael Reagan    Voices    July 26, 2020

Opinion: Don't want to live in a 'woke' country

Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Build Back Better. Try saying Joe Biden’s clunky campaign slogan three times fast without gagging — or laughing. Biden is obviously cognitively impaired, he’s morphed into a Bernie Sanders lefty and he’s...

 

Opinion: Hypocrisy of US leadership astounding

One of the few things that seem to unite all three levels of government these days — local, state and federal — is the astounding and blatant level of hypocrisy exhibited by their leaders. Starting from the bottom up is the “Honorable” James...

 
 By Susan Shelley    Voices    July 26, 2020

Opinion: Try out Ayn Rand's ideas for yourself

Recently there was an explosion of bilious joy on Twitter at the news that among the 4 million or so Paycheck Protection Program loans that the government handed out to keep people employed during the coronavirus shutdown of the economy, there was...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    July 26, 2020

Opinion: We need to get along, even in an election year

I’m not sure how we get there, but we all need to start getting along. I watch the news at night and it tears at my heart, violence in the streets, rhetoric and scare tactics off the scale. It...

 

Opinion: History of mixology ahead on show

Information on the history of mixology and making double slider cards will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Natalie Bovis, owner of The Liquid Muse, will explain the history of...

 

On the shelves - July 26

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Hometown Architect” by Patrick F. Cannon has been donated in memory of Joanne Burns. This beautiful volume uses over ninety photographs to illustrate all...

 

Senior menus - July 26

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: Chicken strips w/loaded mashed potatoes, cream gravy, seasoned green beans, biscuit w/margarine,...

 

State police involved in foot pursuit of suspect

CLOVIS — State police on Thursday were involved in a foot pursuit of a criminal suspect near the 200 block of North Ross Street. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. The suspect, Lonnie Clark, 30, of Alamogordo, escaped and remained at large...

 

ENMU regents appoint president for Ruidoso branch

PORTALES — After a national search for a new president at the Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso campus was conducted, it was determined the best candidate was just down the hallway. The ENMU regents on Friday appointed Ryan Trosper as the...

 

Water authority discusses money, time constraints

CLOVIS — How fast could you spend a million dollars? Think you could spend at least 85 percent of it in four years? The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has that long to spend that much, which was discussed at the ENMWUA’s monthly...

 

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