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Articles from the August 23, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 23, 2020

Cowboys push for Trump support

CLOVIS - Hundreds of political conservatives gathered in Clovis on Saturday, focused on turning New Mexico into a more conservative state. Representatives from various groups, most prominently...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 23, 2020

Business boom in downtown Clovis

CLOVIS - From breweries to fitness centers, downtown Clovis is seeing a surge of incoming businesses as old buildings on and around Main Street are being renovated to house new endeavors. Range...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 23, 2020

Officials: NM meeting criteria to relax restrictions

CLOVIS — New Mexico is not without its successes in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly three dozen states showing a higher prevalence of infection than the Land of Enchantment. But the state is not without its issues, state officials...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 23, 2020

Clovis approves employee raises

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission on Thursday night approved an update to its 2017 pay plan, which included raises for all city employees of at least 2% beginning in September. Following a brief explanation by the city’s human resources...

 

Clovis man gets 18 years on burglary, robbery charges

CLOVIS — A Clovis man on Tuesday was sentenced to 18 years in prison following a plea deal, according to the district attorney’s office. Geno Mendoza, 33, entered a plea for aggravated burglary and armed robbery stemming from a November...

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 23

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday • City of Clovis Revenue Review Committee — 5:15 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654  • Clovis Municipal...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 23

Wednesday  • Clovis-Carver Public Library Stitch Addicts stitch group virtual meeting — 1:30-2:45 p.m., via Google Meet online and tele-conference. Contact Sara at [email protected] for log-in information. Information: 575-763-9687...

 

Opinion: Deal between Israel, UAE a game changer

The constant churn of our own politics has obscured a recent event that should have gotten more attention in the U.S. because it was a moment of hope for a more peaceful future. We are talking about the historic agreement between Israel and the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    August 23, 2020

Opinion: Biden not as moderate as you think

The number of Republicans speaking at the Democratic National Convention had progressives on edge. They shouldn’t have fretted. Even if a handful of estranged Republicans are along for the ride,...

 

Opinion: Hoping to save state's 'gig' workers

I know you’ve been busy binging the exciting coverage of the Democrat National Convention. But have you heard the latest bit of horrible news from the once golden state of California? I don’t...

 

Opinion: Keep up the good work, New Mexico

Congratulations, New Mexico, and keep up the great work. Your actions are unequivocally saving lives in our state. In recent weeks, we have dramatically driven down our COVID-19 case numbers. We have kept our positivity rate low while maintaining...

 
 By Lance Pyle    Voices    August 23, 2020

Opinion: County should prioritize wind energy

New Mexico has recognized the importance of wind energy for years. Now, as we consider economic recovery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, those turbines you see spinning in the distance are more important than ever. They can unlock our...

 

Opinion: Promise to treat Harris like human being

I’ve been all over the place with Kamala Harris. Before Joe Biden picked her as his running mate, I was convinced that of all the possible choices, she was the most palatable. Harris has a lot of...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 23, 2020

Roosevelt livestock sale still open for donations

After a hectic two days, Roosevelt County wrapped up its livestock show Wednesday with exhibitors now waiting to receive their premium checks. Joy Levacy, Roosevelt County Livestock Sale Committee...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 23, 2020

Curry in top ten for Census counting

Census officials report only Alaska and Puerto Rico lag behind New Mexico when it comes to filling out the 2020 census. But Curry County ranks among New Mexico's top 10 when it comes to being...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 23, 2020

Former deputy involved in multiple cases

PORTALES — Chris McCasland was indicted earlier this month by a Roosevelt County grand jury for receiving stolen property, and he is also facing charges in Colfax County of burglary and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. But there are far more...

 

Clovis resident dies in single vehicle crash

CHAVES COUNTY — A Clovis resident was killed Wednesday night in a single vehicle crash northeast of Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police. Laura Curtis, 58, was the driver of a 2013 Chevrolet traveling west on U.S. 70, according to the...

 

Roosevelt reaches settlement in civil suit

PORTALES — Roosevelt County has reached a $95,000 settlement in a civil suit filed in March alleging injuries caused by excessive force from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton provided a release to The...

 

Second suspect in church robbery found guilty

CLOVIS — A year and a day after an elderly woman was robbed at a Clovis church, the second person accused in the incident was found guilty by a Curry County jury, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Cherry Anaya, 44, of Cl...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 23, 2020

A season like no other

Texas high school football teams are getting ready for a season which, if it comes off, will be like no other in history. Protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic largely established by the University...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    August 23, 2020

Volleyball, cross country hoping to get seasons in

CLOVIS — First-year Clovis High cross country coach Liz Ledezma figures her skills as a teacher are helping her adapt to a different season ahead for her program. While most New Mexico fall prep sports have been moved to the spring due to COVID-19...

 

Plenty of prep time for ENMU football

PORTALES — Kelley Lee and his staff have never had so much time to prepare for a football season. Of course, it’s not by choice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA earlier this month suspended sports activities at its Division II and III leve...

 

Local movie picks

What 2020 has meant for most people is lots of extra time at home. We’ve all likely found ourselves turning to streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu a little more often than usual. Want to know the top movies for different genres on Netflix? Well,...

 

Communication good start for any training

Sometimes I wish my dogs were better trained. I know it’s a matter of getting back what you put in, however. Most every dog I’ve ever had I managed to teach them the meaning of “no.” Even...

 

Totebags, jewelry ahead on show

Information on serger finishing techniques, making totebags out of leather, and creating beautiful crystal floral jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and...

 

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