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Articles from the September 13, 2020 edition

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Two killed in Tuesday crash

Two California residents died Tuesday afternoon following a motor-vehicle crash on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose. According to a news release from Curry County Sheriff Wesley Waller: • At 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to a head-on... Full story

 

Curry inmate moved to state Department of Corrections

CLOVIS -- A Clovis man facing multiple allegations of assaults upon peace officers was moved Wednesday to the care of the Department of Corrections. Adrian Loya, 27, was moved by the Curry County...

 

Police seek man in kidnapping and shooting

CLOVIS - The Clovis Police Department is looking for a man it suspects was involved with a kidnapping and shooting. An arrest warrant was issued for Carlos Sanchez-Trillo, 31, following an...

 

No health order changes presented

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...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 13, 2020

Railroad history erased in Melrose

MELROSE - One of Melrose's longest-standing buildings is no more. The Melrose train depot was demolished on Wednesday. The building, constructed in 1907, was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe...

 

City officials still waiting on CARES Act information

CLOVIS — City commissioners spent about 10 minutes Thursday asking administration about the details of $4.26 million in CARES Act grants awarded last week by the state. They came away with about as much information after the 8-0 vote to accept the...

 

Former CMS principal pleads in DWI case

CLOVIS — A former principal with Clovis Municipal Schools entered a no-contest plea to driving while intoxicated in connection with a November traffic stop, according to court records. According to a plea agreement filed in July in De Baca County M...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 13, 2020

Some residents still haven't received IRS stimulus checks

Though nothing has made its way through Congress, there is talk about a second stimulus check for Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glenda Horner Taylor of Clovis is still wondering when the first stimulus check is coming, and reached out to...

 

Opinion: Looks like we're winning the fight against the virus

After months of scary numbers with no end in sight, recent weeks have suggested the worst of COVID-19 might be behind us. It’s not time to gather in one large group, burn all our masks and shout...

 

Opinion: Vulnerability of Trump's own making

The latest hammer of a book to fall on President Donald Trump is Bob Woodward’s soon-to-be-released “Rage,” and it’s his own words that are the issue. According to the book, the president...

 

Opinion: COVID-19 political weapon for Dems

Am I in hell, or just L.A.? The other day it was 121 degrees here. There’s so much smoke in the air from all the wildfires the sun looks like the moon. Everything’s closed because of the...

 

Opinion: Pelosi's hair date more than just hypocrisy

Before I decided to tackle this topic, I had a moment’s hesitation. Is the fact that Nancy Pelosi decided to get her hair done really an issue of national importance? And of course, I concluded that...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 13

Column misses point, misleads Regarding Michael Reagan's column (“No way America full of racists”) last Sunday: How many times have you said or heard a close friend say “Old Joe is a good fellow and some of this kind are good friends of...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Newspapers help rural communities prepare

There are communities across the U.S. that have been forced to navigate the pandemic and 2020’s other challenges without local media in place to assist them by providing timely, trustworthy information. As the virus began to spread, creating...

 

Opinion: 50th anniversary of Mary Tyler Moore Show's end coming up

What were you doing the night of Saturday, March 19, 1977? Like 21.2 million other Americans, I was watching the final episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Watching it and making a nerdy audio recording of it for posterity. Sure, I didn’t...

 

Mules nearly rally against Friona

MULESHOE - Fighting uphill the entire game, Muleshoe needed a break down the stretch to have a chance against rival Friona on Friday night. And the Mules certainly got one. Trailing by two scores...

 

Acosta making a name

Clovis High School graduate Stephen Acosta has made a name for himself among Friends University sports fans in Wichita, Kansas. Named to the all-USA New Mexico football team as a CHS senior, he was a...

 

Webskowski verbally commits to Greyhounds

CLOVIS - Jeston Webskowski has already shown he can handle Class 6A football. By next fall, he'll be ready to take on the next challenge. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Clovis High senior has verbally commit...

 

Time's running out to fill out Census

Time is running out. I would tell you to get off the couch and act but in reality, you don’t even have to get off the couch to act. I’m talking about the impending train wreck that is the 2020 Cen...

 

Business design ahead on show

Information on designing your ideal business, making boutonnieres, and using leftover fabrics to make a bread basket box will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon...

 

On the shelves - Sept. 13

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Death by Dumpling” by Vivien Chien. The last place Lana Lee thought she would ever end up is back at her family's restaurant. But after a brutal break-up and a d...

 

Club notes - Sept. 13

Beta Phi Beta Phi of ESA had its monthly meeting Sept. 1 at the home of Collene Baldwin. Attendance included six jewel pin members and two guests. Officers installed for the 2020-21 year were President Jeannette Bass, Vice President Katy Lowrey,...

 

Something to read - Sept. 13

Title: The Flying Cutterbucks Author: Kathleen Rodgers was born and raised in Clovis. Summary: Trudy and two other women form a code of silence to protect themsleves against an abusive man. The...

 

Honors - Sept. 13

Roman Heather Roman of Clovis was inducted into Angelo State University’s chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield, according to a school release. The honor society is dedicated to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management and...

 

School menus - Sept. 13

Editor’s note: New Mexico public schools are not offering in-person instruction until Sept. 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All items are for to-go service only, with meal information provided by school officials or websites. Contact individual...

 

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