Articles from the August 9, 2020 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News    August 9, 2020

Where have you people been?

CLOVIS - Jerrica missed us. So did Jo. They seemed thrilled Hillcrest Park Zoo is open to visitors again for the first time since March, according to zoo clerk Mary-Lou McAnulla. "Jerrica, our...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 9, 2020

Q&A: Public defender hopes to be voice for criminal justice

Clovis' Ibukun Adepoju, a public defender, was one of 43 New Mexicans appointed to the recently established Governor's Council for Racial Justice. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointees...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 9, 2020

More parents consider homeschooling

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced thousands of New Mexico parents to consider homeschooling this fall. That’s according to numbers from the state’s Public Education Department and homeschool organizations. “Our membership has definitely...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 9

Monday • Curry County Expo Dairy Heifer Show — Kevin Roberts outdoor arena, Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. 7 a.m., gates open; noon, entry deadline; 4 p.m. dairy show begins. All animals must be taken home after completion...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 9

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Monday  • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. The meeting is open to the public through live...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    August 9, 2020

Opinion: News consumers ultimately decide best place for news

Social media platforms are engaged in censorship. (Insert shocked face here.) The high-profile target last week was the president of the United States. The president’s re-election campaign posted a...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 9, 2020

Opinion: Harris has constitutional problems

Last year, Sen. Kamala Harris may have become the first presidential candidate in history to laugh derisively at the idea that the Constitution limits what a president can do. When former Vice...

 

Opinion: A vacation might do you good

At this writing, I’m happy to report I haven’t heard Nancy Pelosi’s name in five days. I haven’t heard President Trump accused of being responsible for 159,000 COVID-19 deaths since last...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 9, 2020

In tribute: Bill Odegaard put painstaking detail into his work

CLOVIS - How exactly did a man who grew up in a house without electricity or running water - and whose education ended after 10th grade - end his life with a multi-generation business halfway across t...

 

NCAA cancels championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Presidents Council on Thursday officially canceled all seven of its fall sports championships, “due to the operational, logistical and financial challenges represented by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The council...

 

NM coronavirus average number of cases drops

New Mexico’s average number of coronavirus cases has dropped dramatically in the past week — from 330 to about 200, records show. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham described the trend as strong progress toward reducing the prevalence of the disease,...

 

Pair of fires Friday, Saturday

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fire Department battled a pair of fires Friday night and Saturday morning. Battalion Chief David Burress said the department received a call about 10:30 p.m. Friday for a fire at the landfill. Burress said the department...

 

Curry seeking public input

CLOVIS — Curry County is seeking public input on its Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan, according to a county release. The county will hold a public meeting via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Aug. 19. Anybody interested in participating or submitting...

 

Former deputy indicted

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy on Friday was indicted on allegations of receiving stolen property. Christopher F. McCasland, 34, of Portales is accused in connection with the theft of a television set and other items from...

 

Rock hounds

Most people end up collecting one thing or another in their lifetime - coins, stamps, shot glasses; the list goes on. What most people don't do is go to the desert or mountains to dig up what they...

 

Lucky in the path that led me to the newsroom

Some of the best advice I ever received about writing was not to write the same way I talk. Considering the people, the fellow offering the advice and I, it was good advice because we both talked...

 

Information on learning styles, writing ahead on show

Information on learning styles and writing, lactose intolerance and creating beautiful centerpieces will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times...

 

On the shelves - Aug. 9

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Girls” by Abigail Pesta. We think of Larry Nassar as the despicable sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts — but there is an astonishing, untold story. For de...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 9, 2020

Clovis approves CARES Act fund request proposal

CLOVIS — If the city of Clovis were tasked to spend more than $8.5 million, the Clovis City Commission would likely take hours to go over the details. When the city’s asking for that money, on the other hand, the meeting lasts around 25 minutes....

 

Former Parkview being demolished

CLOVIS - The Clovis school district is saying good-bye to its former Parkview Elementary, the last project on a summer session that saw about $1.6 million in work. John King, deputy director of...

 

CCC holding off on in-person instruction

CLOVIS — During the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools at all levels in New Mexico are holding off on in-person instruction. Add Clovis Community College to that list. The college plans to offer all academic classes online in the fall when the...

 

Menus - Aug. 9

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Sausage, sauerkraut, black-eye peas, cornbread, pudding w/fruit Tuesday: Hot chicken sandwich, tater tots,...

 

Public record - Aug. 9

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Rodney Taylor MacClain, 37, and Ashley Lynn Klinger, 26, both of Taiban • Aaron David Rowe, 27, and Alyssa Kay Chmielowiec, 30, both of Canyon • Sean...

 

Jail log - Aug. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Amber Vargas, 23, child abuse - intentional ∞ Joshua Chavez, 20, child abuse - intentional ∞ Jacqueline Ford, 33, concealing identity, driving while license suspende...

 

Pages past - Aug. 9

On this date ... 1975: He was a self-described workaholic. The Portales News-Tribune also reported he was a hang glider, chain smoker, avid golfer and Portales’ new city manager. “At this point, I’m largely listening and observing,” Basil B....

 

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