Articles from the September 9, 2020 edition

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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... — Updated 9/11/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

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... — Updated 9/11/2020


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... — Updated 9/10/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By David Stevens    News

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... — Updated 9/8/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

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... — Updated 9/8/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

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... — Updated 9/8/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Pat Woods    Voices

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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

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 b... — Updated 9/8/2020


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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

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... — Updated 9/8/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

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... — Updated 9/8/2020


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