The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Articles from the August 12, 2020 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19



Theaters maintain positive outlook

It may be hard to remember now, but before the pandemic began, streaming movies on our TVs and laptops was not the only way of enjoying a new film. Movie theaters have been hit hard by COVID-19. As...

 
 By Dan Boyd    News    August 12, 2020

Compensation for pandemic losses sought

SANTA FE — A Roswell musician. A Clovis liquor store. A floral shop with locations in the Four Corners. Those are among the individuals and businesses that have recently filed lawsuits against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration in an...

 

V-J Day met with joy, and many tears

The news of peace, The Portales Tribune told us, was received in various moods. It came about 5 p.m. that Tuesday in New Mexico. “When the final news was received some hearers stood calmly and spoke...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 12, 2020

Library staff keeping cleanliness in mind

One resource that has remained open to the public this summer despite numerous businesses and attractions being closed is the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Closed from March 18, the library was able...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 12, 2020

Officials take residents to task on illegal dumping

PORTALES — Roosevelt County officials on Tuesday implored residents to take pride in their own housecleaning. County Manager Amber Hamilton and Road Superintendent Ricky Lovato noted during the county commission meeting the strain illegal dumping...

 

New app introduced for court case lookup

SANTA FE — The Administrative Office of the Courts has introduced a smartphone app for New Mexico court case lookup. The app will display summary information for both civil and criminal cases, including scheduled hearings, attorneys and judges, a...

 

Education digest - Aug. 12

CCC receives five-year grant Clovis Community College has received a five-year U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services grant, which will help it support 180 low-income, first-generation or disabled college students. The $294,725...

 

Pages past - Aug. 12

On this date ... 1970: Postal clerk Charlie Nelson had retired after four decades in the Portales post office. Nelson began his career on April 1, 1938, as a substitute carrier. He took three years off to serve in the Army during World War II, but...

 
 By Dan McKay    News    August 12, 2020

Republicans lash out at Oil and Gas Association

SANTA FE — Three of New Mexico’s top Republicans lashed out at the state Oil and Gas Association in an opinion column this week, exposing a rift between two organizations that normally work well together on state energy policies and politics....

 

Opinion: Trump should not muddy TikTok waters

The social media app TikTok has been downloaded more than 175 million times in the U.S. alone since its global launch in 2018. But now it’s going viral for reasons other than teens dancing or cooking in pajamas. President Donald Trump recently...

 

Opinion: Stimulus may be last nail for dollar

Government actions have consequences. Some people were happy with the so-called stimulus checks they got from the federal government. Most of them are excited about the prospects of getting another...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    August 12, 2020

Opinion: Life's meaning summed up with love

As you get older, you get more used to death. You become familiar with seeing your elders pass on. Death can be painful, especially, for the ones left behind. It’s a tragedy when a loved one’s life is cut short; and for parents, the loss of a...

 

Feeling fresh appreciation for washer and dryer

I have fresh appreciation this week for two of the appliances in my house: the washing machine and dryer. I may have lacked the proper appreciation for the luxury of in-home laundry services as a...

 

Faith: 'Dead as a doornail' isn't end of story

Lazarus was dead. Of that sad fact everyone was now absolutely sure. He had been barely breathing when Mary and Martha, his sisters, had sent the urgent message to Jesus to beg the Lord to return to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 12, 2020

Report: School staff happy to be working in classrooms again

PORTALES — As school board members met online Monday, they heard reports of Portales Municipal Schools staff happy to be working in classrooms again as they prepare for the new school year. “It’s nice to see them back, and most of them were...

 

Jail log - Aug. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Cecilia Sandoval-Jimenez, 23, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug ∞ Tia Osby, 22, probation violation, driving under the...

 
 By Melanie Mason    News    August 12, 2020

Joe Biden names Harris VP pick

Joe Biden has named his one-time rival Kamala Harris as his running mate, the campaign revealed Tuesday, elevating California’s junior senator as the first woman of color to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Harris, who centered her...

 
 By Steve Virgen    Sports    August 12, 2020

Mountain West Conference cancels fall sports

The Mountain West Conference, which includes the University of New Mexico Lobos, has canceled fall sports, including football, because of COVID-19 concerns. It will consider playing them in the spring, the league announced Monday. At New Mexico...

 

State announces dropping COVID-19 rates, stresses vigilance

SANTA FE — State officials said Thursday New Mexico is showing positive signs against the COVID-19 pandemic, but noted the next few weeks will be key in allowing schools to return to face-to-face instruction. There were no changes announced to the... Full story

 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020