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COVID-19 rates rising across state

SANTA FE — State officials did not announce any pending changes to public health orders, but noted concerns with rising COVID-19 rates across the state during a Thursday virtual address. Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase... — Updated 10/5/2020


Virus changes Halloween landscape

As October begins, many are wondering how the pandemic will impact Halloween and fall festivals. Clovis Mayor Mike Morris has a suggestion: Let the Centers for Disease Control help you decide. “I think that the community should... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Oct. 4: Da Hobo Haus had 'thick hobo crust'

On this date ... 1960: A new organization had been formed to “promote greater interest in intercollegiate athletics at Eastern New Mexico University.” Howard Martin of Clovis wa... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Mark Z. Barabak    News

Trump hospitalization throws campaign into question

For months, the presidential race has been stubbornly static but on Friday a huge question emerged: Where does it go from here? With President Donald Trump hospitalized with COVID-19 for at least the next few days, it is unclear... — Updated 10/3/2020


On the shelves - Oct. 4

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in the... — Updated 10/3/2020


Senior calendar - Oct. 4

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 Monday: Hot chicken sandwich Tuesday: Sausage and sauerkraut Wednesday: Chili rellenos Thursday: Baked ham w/pineapple sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans... — Updated 10/3/2020


Rotary cutting skills ahead on show

Information on fine tuning your rotary cutting skills and creating semi-columns with different colors or prints of fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Pretty sure louder, meaner politics not what anyone wants

Last week’s presidential debate got my attention, as it did lots of folks on both sides of the political aisle. It was so vile it was hard to watch, but like a train wreck our... — Updated 10/3/2020


Faith Christian expanding to Portales

Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis isn't exactly a traditional church with its auditoriums, two daycares, and gourmet coffee shop. Moving into 2021 will mean bringing that non-... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Rich Manieri    Voices

Opinion: 'Debate' couldn't have been over too soon

That’s over, and not a second too soon. Who won? Who cares? If you can find a winner somewhere in that mess, “Ah Salud!” as the Italians say. There was Trump, festooned in his presidential uniform, hair helmet included, and... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Steve Hansen    Voices

Opinion: Careful what you wish for politically

President Trump has been calling Democrats “radical socialists” and just last month, he said they might be “Communist.” Trump knows that words like “socialist” and... — Updated 10/3/2020


Opinion: Many ways to honor, fight for women

I just signed up to be a mentor at my law school, and did something that is atypical for me: Display a preference for female law students. It even surprises me when I look at that... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Rich Lowry    Voices

Opinion: Trump needs plan for healthcare

“If you want to make God laugh,” Woody Allen once famously said, paraphrasing a Yiddish proverb, “tell him about your plans.” That’s not an issue for President Donald... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By David Stevens    Voices

Opinion: Only you can prevent spread of COVID-19

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed COVID-19 was on its way out of New Mexico. Now we know it’s not. Curry County had 80 new cases in four days last week, including 33 reported on Wed... — Updated 10/3/2020


Letters to the editor - Oct. 4

Signs of trouble are already here I don’t know how this is possible, but a friend of mine says she doesn’t “believe in climate change.” How can that be? She thinks the hurricanes and fires are tricks the media is playing... — Updated 10/3/2020


Data security breach announced

ALBUQUERQUE — Presbyterian Healthcare Services announced Friday a third-party vendor its foundation used was the subject of a data security incident earlier this year. Blackbaud, a vendor the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation... — Updated 10/3/2020


CRSMA to resume operations

CLOVIS — Less than a week after it halted to-go service, the Curry Resident Senior Meal Association will resume operations Monday. The association halted operations Monday night, following a positive COVID-19 test for one of its... — Updated 10/3/2020


Clovis man found guilty in burglary

CLOVIS - A Clovis man was found guilty Friday of aggravated burglary and other charges stemming from a September 2019 incident, according to the district attorney's office. Ruben... — Updated 10/3/2020


4-H Week celebration begins Monday

CLOVIS — The Curry County Extension Office is celebrating 4-H Week beginning Monday, with open enrollment beginning Oct. 16 for the upcoming 4-H year. The non-formal education program teaches life skills, environmental... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

CCC pushes in-person graduation back

CLOVIS — Clovis Community College has pushed in-person graduation ceremonies again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following an announcement Wednesday by President Charles Nwankwo. Graduates from the spring and fall 2020 semesters... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Clovis approves CARES Act agreements

CLOVIS — The Clovis City Commission congratulated Ernie Kos Thursday on her 25th anniversary as director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Kos said there was no better way to celebrate than by helping out... — Updated 10/3/2020


Curry takes no action after two hour executive session

CLOVIS — After meeting for nearly two hours in executive session, the Curry County Commission took no action on a personnel matter discussed Friday morning. The commissioners voted to enter executive session at 9:05 a.m., then... — Updated 10/3/2020


Events calendar - Oct. 4

Today-Saturday  • Mental Illness Awareness Week Virtual Walk/Run — hosted by Mental Health Resources. Registration $15 per person; register online at Participants have from Oct. 4-10 to compl... — Updated 10/3/2020


Meetings calendar - Oct. 4

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday  • Curry County Commission — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information: or 575-763-6016  ... — Updated 10/3/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Clovis declines tax break for hotel

CLOVIS - After playing what could best be described as a different type of table tennis, Clovis city commissioners on Thursday declined to provide a tax inducement for a local... — Updated 10/3/2020


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