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Articles from the November 25, 2020 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News    November 25, 2020

City to offer second round of CARES Act applications

CLOVIS — Mayor Mike Morris said on Monday the city of Clovis will offer a second round of CARES Act applications and cap the first round’s grants at $100,000. The decision was made in hopes of helping businesses whose situation may have changed...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 25, 2020

Q&A: PRMC interim admin talks virus

Plains Regional Medical Center Interim Administrator Jorge Cruz spoke with The News on Tuesday morning regarding operations at the hospital as the COVID-19 pandemic entered its 38th week since its...

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all

If you’re tackling a turkey today, or having it out with a ham, imagine roasting up a small herd of cattle in preparation for several thousand guests. That was exactly what happened in 1933 in...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 25, 2020

Curry sees second triple-digit day

CLOVIS — Curry County saw its second day of triple-digit COVID-19 case confirmations Monday, and Clovis' 88101 ZIP code had the state's third-highest count according to data provided by the New Mexico Department of Health. The county confirmed 100...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 25, 2020

2019 crime report shows fewer calls for service

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department’s 2019 crime report included fewer calls for service, incident reports, citations and arrests from 2018. However, it did report more incidents of motor vehicle theft, larceny/shoplifting/auto burglary and...

 

Opinion: Thanksgiving quiz chance to honor holiday heritage

Because of the pandemic, this Thanksgiving will be different than most, but it will still include many familial and national traditions. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your...

 

Opinion: Rights don't depend on politicians

If there is one message I’d most like to share with you during these times — and for this Thanksgiving — it’s that your rights don’t depend on the opinions of politicians. Whatever mandates...

 

Opinion: Let's be safe, hopeful and thankful

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a shame it’s being canceled this year. But of course, it isn’t. Sure, the big family gatherings are being called off, but that’s not altogether the reason for the season. It’s better as a time to...

 

Education digest - Nov. 25

Clovis native picked for nomination WASHINGTON — A Clovis native was selected for nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy by Sen. Tom Udall, according to a release from Udall’s office. Maxwell Aiello was one of 10 nominations to the Air Force...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 25, 2020

Businesses making most of curbside for Black Friday

CLOVIS — Though businesses deemed nonessential by the state's health and safety orders are only allowed to operate under curbside pick-up, they are making the most of it for the upcoming Black Friday and Small Business Saturday weekend. Many local...

 

Pages past, Nov. 25: Remembering Uncle Bill, 'Helldorado'

On this date ... 1930: Clovis-area residents prepared for "Helldorado," a "miniature wild and wooly Western show" presented in the Main Street Building over four days. Officials said 21 acts of "high...

 

Farwell routs Amarillo Flames

FARWELL — Senior Presley Agee scored a season-high 33 points on Monday night, and the Farwell girls basketball team moved above the .500 mark for the first time this year with an 80-27 rout of the Amarillo Flames. The game was a late addition for...

 

NMAA looking at another season delay

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in the state, the New Mexico Activities Association is looking at another delay of what is already a packed spring sports season. The NMAA, the state’s organizing body for athletics and activities, continues...

 

Faith: Give thanks and trust the giver of all blessings

“O most gracious God,” wrote the eloquent sufferer, “on this sickbed I feel under your correction, and I taste of humiliation, but let me taste of consolation, too.” John Donne, poet and...

 

Jail log - Nov. 25

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Edward Alonzo, 24, probation violation • Isaiah Martinez, 19, failure to pay fines • Zachary Martinez, 22, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Ariel Branch,...

 

Drought decimating area cattle ranchers

When Charlie Overton's grandfather first arrived in De Baca County in the 1920s, he marveled at the fertile, tall grasslands that extended for hundreds of miles in each direction. Almost immediately,...

 

State announces reopening criteria

SANTA FE — The state will relax many of its public health restrictions on Wednesday, but details of a county-based COVID-19 risk system show reopening will be a slow process. The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced its first phase of... Full story

 

State, Curry County set single-day death records

New Mexico – and Curry County -- reported single-day records for COVID-19 related deaths on Friday. The state reported 35 deaths, all adults, ranging in age from their 40s to their 90s. The previous single-day high for deaths reported was 33, set S... Full story

 

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