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 By Kevin Wilson    News    July 29, 2020

One to remain jailed in abuse case

CLOVIS - One of three Clovis residents facing charges of abusing an infant will remain in the Curry County Adult Detention Center while he awaits trial. That was the ruling made Tuesday morning by...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    July 29, 2020

Slow and steady

CLOVIS - Slowly but surely, things are ramping up for Clovis Community College. The campus is sparsely populated, even factoring in the late July timeframe. The college is still taking every...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    July 29, 2020

Officials approve arena for livestock shows

CLOVIS — The show must go on. By a unanimous vote Tuesday morning, the Curry County Commission approved the Kevin Roberts Show Arena as the site for parent-driven livestock shows Aug. 11-15. A junior livestock sale, commissioners said, would be...

 

Cases soar in NM, Curry

An outbreak of cases at a privately run detention center near Grants spurred New Mexico’s number of reported coronavirus cases to a new single-day high on Monday. In all, Department of Health officials announced 467 new COVID-19 cases, with 170 of...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    July 29, 2020

Three indicted for misusing funds while associated with Dora schools

PORTALES — A former school superintendent was among three indicted Monday by a Roosevelt County grand jury for misusing funds while associated with the Dora Consolidated School District in 2016. Indictments were returned against Steve Barron of...

 

Pages past - July 29

On this date ... 1930: Portales’ canning factory had employed 50 women and girls to snip beans. “Snipping beans is breaking off the stem ends, for which the snippers receive one cent per pound,” the Portales Valley News reported. After...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    July 29, 2020

Q&A: PRMC interim chief talks work and roles

CLOVIS - Plains Regional Medical Center moved its chief nursing executive up a rung Monday, placing Jorge Cruz as its interim hospital chief executive. Cruz, who has been with PRMC since December 2002...

 

Homecoming goes virtual

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University, anticipating continued issues with the COVID-19 pandemic, has opted to cancel in-person homecoming events and have the ENMU Alumni Association instead pursue various virtual events to recognize and...

 

Local organizing prayer event

PORTALES — A Portales resident said she is organizing a prayer event Monday at Portales City Park. Debbie Hahn said she was inspired to do the event when she saw how local businesses were struggling, and wants to have the event to seek prayers for...

 

Jail log - July 29

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Jamond McClendon, 36, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Patrick Williams, 32, failure to appear on a felony charge ∞ Brandon Ashmore, 31, failure to register v...

 

Opinion: Ruling major step for police transparency

New Mexico’s Inspection of Public Records Act makes clear the public is entitled to the greatest amount of information possible about its government and guarantees everyone access to public records. The law, commonly known as IPRA, has become a...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    July 29, 2020

Opinion: Tired of political drama over virus

On the personal front, there are new developments in the continuing saga of the Greatly Feared Virus Pandemic of 2020. Two family members caught COVID-19 several weeks ago. They both apparently...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    July 29, 2020

Opinion: Mandate frustration understandable

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made it official: New Mexico’s public schools will not physically open until after Labor Day. That’s in line with what a lot of school districts, faced with COVID-19 outbreaks in the communities they serve, were...

 

Aviation classes awakened a fever in area teen

Back in the spring of 1997, 13-year-old Brandon Reed was finishing his seventh-grade year as a student in the Floyd Municipal Schools. Anticipating the spring fever that strikes most kids as May...

 

Faith: Good thing nobody can hear my thoughts

Wow, it’s a good thing nobody can hear what I’m thinking right now. An “open mic” transmitting from my brain might show how incredibly jumbled it is today. I’m sure the funeral directors...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    July 29, 2020

Texas-New Mexico border place to be in August 1967

The celebration didn’t have a name back then, but there was barbecue. Underwood’s of Lubbock fed the hungry at Farwell’s city park. The American Junior Rodeo Association inspired the gathering,...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    July 29, 2020

Portales football finalizes spring slate

Times have changed. Fast. But the love of sports hasn’t. So while playing football in the spring might seem a bit weird, the consensus is that it’s better than not playing at all. And so with that attitude, defending state 4A champion Portales wi...

 

Allsup's Clovis headquarters closing

The Allsup’s headquarters in Clovis is closing and 18 employees' positions will be terminated on Sept. 26. Yesway, which acquired Allsup’s in October, made the announcement this week in a letter received by Curry County Commission Chairman Ben...

 

Local jail employees test positive for COVID-19

Curry and Roosevelt county jails on Thursday announced employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Also Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the state’s public health order through August and Curry County extended its string...

 

Clovis' zoo reopens Saturday

CLOVIS — If they put you in the zoo, friends and family can visit during regular business hours again starting Saturday. Clovis’ Hillcrest Park Zoo has been closed to visitors since March 17 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials...

 

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