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Articles from the September 9, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 9, 2020

Lansford makes pitch for water banking

CLOVIS — The city’s water policy advisory committee meeting Tuesday morning was as good a place as any for David Lansford to make his latest pitch for a water banking effort funded largely by the federal government. But for Lansford, the former...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 9, 2020

Uncertainty for CARES Act spending

CLOVIS — Accepting $4.26 million in federal CARES Act money won’t be the complicated thing for the Clovis City Commission. The challenge lies in exactly how that money will be awarded to small businesses over the next few months, and City...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 9, 2020

Region taking brief dip into colder weather

The weather is getting weird this week as eastern New Mexico goes from a high of 93 degrees on Monday to a cool 40 degrees on Wednesday, then back in the high 70s on Saturday. With fall still two week...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 9, 2020

Melrose teacher awarded STEM funding

MELROSE - Being an advocate for science has paid off for a Melrose teacher, and he's hoping to make his recent award pay off for his students. Alan Daugherty, who has taught 25 of his 30 years in...

 

Education digest - Sept. 9

CCC receives five-year grant CLOVIS — Clovis Community College has received a grant for the next five years through the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic serving institution. The college plans to use the grant of approximately $600,000...

 
 By Pat Woods    Voices    September 9, 2020

Opinion: Agreement with Taiwan exciting opportunity

The cattle industry is an intrinsic piece of New Mexico's history and culture and a vital component of our state's economy. Spanish explorers brought a small herd of cattle to the upper Rio Grande...

 

Opinion: I have no tolerance for bureaucracy

Last week I was reminded how intensely I dislike bureaucracy. People who impose bureaucracy on the rest of us are as useful to society as plague-spreading fleas. You might believe bureaucracy has a pl...

 

Opinion: Thank God for laughter in dark times

Last time, as a great escape from the troubles of our times, I started out writing a funny column about comedy, but it turned out to be about comics instead. This time, I'm just going to make you laugh. In googling around the internet in search of...

 

Number of COVID-19 cases in area drops significantly

CLOVIS — The first week of September has seen a significant drop in COVID-19 cases, and the same is proving true in eastern New Mexico. Monday marked the first time in 87 days that Curry County did not record at least one new coronavirus case. The...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 9, 2020

Area museums getting back into the swing

Since a Aug. 29 public health order allowing museums in New Mexico to reopen in limited capacity, local museums are slowly getting back into the routine. The Bosque Redondo Memorial in Fort Sumner...

 

Man arrested in connection with August shooting

CLOVIS - A 25-year-old Clovis man has been arrested in connection with an Aug. 13 shooting during a home invasion in the 500 block of Axtell Street. Court records show Jonathan Romero was arrested...

 

ENMU receives film money

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University was one of 20 schools statewide to receive funding through a New Mexico film program funded by industry participants, according to a release from the New Mexico Film Office. Overall, 20 higher education...

 

Muleshoe looking for a winning streak

MULESHOE — Now that they’ve gotten off the schneid with their first victory in more than a year, the Muleshoe Mules are looking to take the next step — a winning streak. Muleshoe won a battle of teams coming in on 13-game losing streaks on...

 

There's peace in things being where they should be

A good many years back I had dinner with some new acquaintances who had recently moved to our area. After we ate, I asked the mom — I'll call her Daisy — if she happened to have a toothpick....

 

Pages past, Sept. 9: The one for '51 was 'low to the road'

On this date ... 1975: Johnny Mitchum of Harrison, Arkansas, had captured the Old Fiddler Contest at the Roosevelt County Fair. Lorita Baldridge of Clovis had finished second and Dink Essary of Floyd...

 

Jail log - Sept. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Matthew McClellan, 42, probation violation • Adrian Favela, 34, criminal damage to property • Jonathan Romero, 25, armed robbery, aggravated burglary, aggravated...

 

Faith: God always happy to open door to his children

I might as well just admit it: I am not a good door-knocker. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Probably not me, or you’d not have heard the clatter. I don’t like to make noise. I like peace and quiet...

 

State reports lowest average cases since March

SANTA FE — State officials provided good news regarding COVID-19 infection rates Thursday, but did not present any public health order changes. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the virus is challenging and unfair, and that while congratulations...

 

Clovis police seek kidnapping suspect

CLOVIS - The Clovis Police Department is looking for a man it suspects of kidnapping and other charges. An arrest warrant was issued for Carlos Sanchez-Trillo, 31, following an investigation that...

 

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