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Hybrid education to begin Monday

CLOVIS — How detail-oriented were the back-to-school plans Clovis has had to prepare for its phased return to in-person classes beginning Monday? Answer: Superintendent Renee Russ took an intermission for questions halfway through her report on...

 

Caldwell picked for ENMU president

PORTALES - The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met just 15 minutes in closed session Friday to discuss the path to selecting a new Portales campus president and chancellor for its...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 27, 2020

Prince Street Leal's building for sale

CLOVIS - The Leal's Mexican restaurant location on Prince Street is for sale, but owner Laura Leal said she intends to keep the popular eatery's Mabry location open. Leal said the decision to try and...

 

New Mexico makes travel quarantine rule changes

SANTA FE — The state took two steps forward, but three steps back Wednesday regarding states from which travelers must self-quarantine upon arrival in New Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Added to the list of high-risk states were Colorado,...

 

Opinion: Peace will rely on constant facilitation

The status between Israel and Bahrain is no longer ambiguous. Less than a month after the United Arab Emirates forged a peace agreement with the Jewish state, the Kingdom of Bahrain followed suit. Representatives from all three countries were on...

 

Opinion: Packing court would only damage it

Constitutional revolution is going mainstream. After delivering lectures about political norms for the entirety of the Trump era — often with good cause — much of the left is now threatening to kn...

 

Opinion: Police not to blame for Taylor's death

It didn’t matter what the findings of the Breonna Taylor grand jury were going to be. Black Lives Matters and their sympathizers were well prepared to riot on Wednesday night in Louisville and other...

 

Opinion: Country needs to acknowledge China industrial threat

That U.S. industries are engaged in an uphill battle against China for global markets is due largely to the help Chinese companies get from huge government subsidies that have been dispensed for decades, to formidable effect. The scale of the...

 

Tort claim filed against county, city in April death

A tort claim has been filed against several local and state entities regarding an alleged April death from COVID-19. A claim filed Tuesday by the Davis Kelin Law Firm of Albuquerque alerts the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico State... Full story

 

Rabid skunk identified in city

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department is advising residents to follow city requirements on rabies vaccinations for their pets, following the identification of at least one rabid skunk in recent days. According to a release from Chief Doug Ford,...

 

State announces 239 new COVID-19 cases, no changes in public health orders

SANTA FE — New Mexico’s governor said the state’s gating criteria remains good overall Thursday, but did not announce any changes to existing public health orders. The state reported 239 new positive COVID-19 tests Thursday, including 11 in... Full story

 

Opinion: Bond C: Important for higher ed, community

As the presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits of General Obligation Bond C in the Nov. 3 General Election and why it deserves the support of the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt...

 

Opinion: Remove government obstacles to broadband

New Mexico leaders, especially those working in and around K-12 education, are scrambling for solutions to the state's broadband issues. An estimated 25 percent of families in our state do not have ac...

 

Carlsbad man awaiting trial in child death

Samantha Rubino enjoyed coloring and reading books from the library. She also liked writing stories. And she had a vivid imagination. That information comes from her obituary. The 8-year-old girl died Aug. 1. Police say her father killed her, then...

 

BNSF planning crossing work with closures

CLOVIS — BNSF Railways is planning work on its crossings at Curry Roads G and R this week, with closures required for each. RoadSafe Traffic Systems indicated in a release it will set up traffic control for the following: • The crossing at Curry...

 

Trash pickup days to be spread

PORTALES — Due to COVID-19 concerns, the city of Portales will not hold its annual Toss No Mas trash pickup on a specific day. Instead, the trash pickup will be spread out throughout the month of October, with any organization that has a mile to...

 

Farwell takes first loss

FARWELL - In a game where both teams had a hard time putting consistent drives together, mistakes were bound to make a difference. Sundown took advantage of a 4-1 margin in turnovers and other faux...

 

Prep teams enter 'Phase 2'

CLOVIS — With the belated start of the state’s high school fall sports season around the corner, volleyball, cross country and golf teams are slowly getting closer to a return to relative normalcy. The preps entered what Clovis High volleyball...

 

Regents table athlete proposal

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents agreed bringing student-athletes back onto campus would provide benefits for the student-athletes and improve their chances to compete against Lone Star Conference foes that already have their...

 

Maldonados get tournament two-fer

CLOVIS - For David Maldonado Sr., golf is a serious hobby. "It's just something you love to do," he said. "Some people like to fish, I like to play golf." A two-time winner of the Clovis city...

 

All aboard ... for a history feast

CLOVIS - What's now enveloped in dust and times past may soon be a local staple where eastern New Mexico residents will be immersed in New Mexico history while getting a taste of local culture -...

 

Fall season gives me the wanderlust

It’s hard to tell it by looking at the thermometer, but it is now fall. This time of year gives me the wanderlust. There are aspen leaves to peep before the wind takes them away, elk are bugling...

 

Transfer paper ahead on show

Information on embroidering on stretchy fabrics and working with Transfer Artist Paper will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

On the shelves - Sept. 27

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “A Burning” by Megha Majumdar. Jivan, a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because...

 

School menus - Sept. 27

Editor’s note: In-person or to-go service varies based on a school’s mode of education as allowed by the Public Education Department on a county-by-county basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by school officials or...

 

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