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Clovis man sentenced to 16 1/2 years

CLOVIS - A Clovis man was sentenced to 16 1/2 years in prison after pleading to three felonies Tuesday, according to a release from the district attorney's office. Lonnie Clark, 31, pleaded to felony...

 

Pages Past - Dec. 2

Dec. 2 On this date ... 1950: Home construction permits in Clovis were up in November from October, but fell far below November permits issued in 1949. Officials said 24 construction permits were...

 

Dion's to expand to Clovis in 2021

CLOVIS — New Mexico chain restaurant Dion's Pizza announced on Monday that it will be opening their 26th location in Clovis next summer. This will be the the 21st location in the state. The restaurant was founded in Albuquerque in 1978 and has set...

 

Regents approve architect contract

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University regents didn’t waste time Monday during a special meeting, taking just six minutes from open to close on an architect selection. Regents voted 4-0 Monday in a virtual meeting — Terry Othick, Lance...

 

Presbyterian provides info on mailing errors

Presbyterian Health Plan announced last week it began mailing letters to some of its health plan members about a misdirected mailing that occurred Oct. 1. At that time, it discovered a letter had been sent to some members under their name but with a...

 

Chamber seeking award nominations for 2020

CLOVIS — The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce does not anticipate being able to hold its normal end-of-year banquet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is still seeking nominations for community-minded businesses and individuals who have...

 

Governor talks tiers

SANTA FE — After the state released an outline of the three tiers for reopening counties last Friday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham addressed the public on Monday to discuss details. Implementation of the new health and safety guidelines by color... Full story

 

COVID roundup: Area confirms 50 Monday cases

BY THE STAFF OF THE NEWS CLOVIS — As New Mexico closes in on 100,000 COVID-19 cases, eastern New Mexico reported 121 new cases on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s report of 1,684 new cases statewide included 35 cases for Curry County and 15 for... Full story

 

Bitterly cold week ahead for our region

Eastern New Mexico can expect a bitter cold week ahead. The National Weather Service warns of temperatures in the low 20s, winds whipping 20-30 mph and a possibility of light snow today and tonight. “Gusts near 45 or 50 mph are likely behind the...

 

Homicide victim always sought happiness

CLOVIS — Tchicaya Williams, friends and family members said, always tried to make everybody happy, and she was at one of her life’s happiest points when she was killed Sunday night. Williams, 38, died of an apparent gunshot wound while she was...

 

Cannon AFB, climate among many reasons Space Command fits

If you are one to dwell in the negative, this editorial challenge is not for you. But if you are one to look at, and reach for, the stars, who understands how very smart and talented so many of our fellow New Mexicans are, who recognizes the unique...

 

McManigal: Feeling a little extra freedom lately

Did you just feel a little breeze of extra freedom? I felt it. Why would I feel a bit freer than I did a couple of months ago? How could this happen? It’s mental freedom. Freedom from caring what government does or says. Government stopped...

 

McDonald: A look at NM's political landscape

Let’s take a look at New Mexico’s political landscape, post election. I know, I know, you’re sick of politics, but this state still has a lot going on. We just had a one-day special session to spend a bunch of federal relief money, and soon...

 
 By Patti Dobson    News    December 2, 2020

Dobson: Hard choice, but better to lose burdens that aren't ours

Recently, I saw an illustration from Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life. Initially drawn in by the beautifully illustrated birds, it was the accompanying statement that produced one of those “aha...

 

Shelburne: Best to read and heed warnings of our Creator

“I’m pretty sure I can wire around that.” Right. That’s the sort of statement that fits in very well with other Famous Last Word pronouncements of the Tim “the Toolman” Taylor variety....

 

Williamson: Book countdown a merry Christmas tradition

When our daughter was but a little tyke, I stumbled across an idea in a parenting magazine about how to extend the magic and anticipation of the Christmas season with a month-long countdown of books....

 

Jail logs - Dec. 2

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday – Tuesday): Clovis • Lisa Gutierrez, 40, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Edgar Saldana-Solis, 28, battery against a household...

 

Region sets record with 7 covid-related deaths

The first day of December marked the deadliest day for COVID-19 related deaths in the region since the pandemic began in March. Health department officials reported four covid-related deaths in Curry County on Tuesday, in addition to one in...

 

Covid testing scheduled Saturday in Clovis

CLOVIS – New Mexico's Department of Health has scheduled drive-up screening for the COVID-19 virus on Saturday. Screening will take place at the Clovis Public Health Office, 1216 Cameo Street, from 10 a.m. to noon. A DOH news release stated those... Full story

 

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