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Articles from the December 9, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 9, 2020

Shooting victim remembered

CLOVIS - On Nov. 29, in a small bedroom of a Clovis apartment complex, Tchicaya Williams' life suddenly ended. On Saturday in that same room, she was celebrated as a mother, daughter, cousin, niece...

 

Man killed in apparent random shooting

Roel Munoz had been at Muleshoe's schools on Friday morning, visiting with the cafeteria staff he supervised. That afternoon he went to Lubbock to pick up some fruit and then to Walmart to purchase...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 9, 2020

Honoree attributes actions to his training

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - Thursday morning will see Alaxey Germanovich honored with the Air Force Cross, the second highest honor Air Force personnel can receive, and there will no doubt be talk of the...

 

'Person of interest' arrested after slaying

CLOVIS — A man arrested Monday on unrelated warrants is a “person of interest” in the Nov. 29 slaying of a Clovis woman, according to Assistant District Attorney Brian Stover. Clovis police arrested the man, 22, on Monday in the 1200 block of A...

 

Education digest - Dec. 9

Clovis native gets nominations WASHINGTON — A Clovis native received nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, according to a release from Luján’s office. Maxwell Aiello...

 

Opinion: Nuclear deal must be approached with caution

After the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist last month, President-elect Joe Biden is coming under renewed pressure to quickly resume negotiations with the regime. He should slow down and proceed with caution. Biden has long since telegraphed...

 

Opinion: Take back your own responsibility

Like it or not, everyone has the responsibility to make their own decisions. If they decide to wear a mask because they believe it will keep them (or others) safe, they are free to do so. They are...

 

Opinion: Electoral college a relic of past

Bill Clinton didn’t even come close to winning a majority vote in his first run for president. He got only 43% of the vote in a three-man race — but he won with a heavily lopsided 370 electoral votes. His successor, George W. Bush, didn’t even...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    December 9, 2020

ENMU basketball coaches looking to 2021-22

PORTALES — It’s going to be a long time between games for Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball programs — about 20 months — but the Greyhounds are trying to make the best of it. For men’s coach Brent Owen, it’s a...

 

Mayfield finishes out of the money

ARLINGTON, Texas - Halfway through the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the runs have been tough ones for Clovis native Shad Mayfield. Mayfield, after finishing second in the opening round Thursday nig...

 

Lady Blue complete weekend sweep

HALE CENTER — Farwell’s girls completed a weekend sweep on Saturday, cruising to 79-16 victory over Hale Center. All 13 Lady Blue players reached the scoring column. Sophomore Charlie May Trimble posted a team-high 14 points for Farwell (6-3), wh...

 

ENMU's 2020-21 sports schedule shrinks

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s 2020-21 sports schedule got a lot smaller on Monday. The school announced that it would be unable to meet guidelines for intercollegiate sports set by the state, and as a result the school will not...

 

Portales Altrusa Club brightening community

Those crafty and civic-minded women in the Altrusa Club of Portales have come up with a clever way to brighten our community as well as provide a socially distanced activity for those of us who may...

 
 By David Stevens    News    December 9, 2020

Pages past, Dec. 9: Phone calls from Vietnam, birds in trees

On this date … 1950: A “barrel full” of starlings lay dead on the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn, the result of an organized attempt to discourage them from roosting in trees around the...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    December 9, 2020

Salvation Army seeking ringers

CLOVIS - It's Red Kettle time again in Clovis, as the Salvation Army has again started its annual fundraiser at high-traffic locations and online. Lt. Miguel Ibarra of the Clovis Salvation Army said...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 9, 2020

Curry 10th in state for COVID-19 cases

CLOVIS — So far during the COVID-19 pandemic, Curry County is 10th in the state with 3,441 total, while Roosevelt County is ranked 16th with 1,115. That’s following Monday’s report from the Department of Health, which detailed 22 new cases and...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 9, 2020

Mayor reports 120 CARES Act applications

CLOVIS — The second round of the Clovis CARES Act grants for small businesses ended last Friday, with Mayor Mike Morris reporting that around 120 applications had been submitted by the deadline. “The number of businesses expressing need and...

 

Thousands turn out for local 'stationary parades'

Not even a worldwide pandemic could stop Christmas parades in Clovis and Portales over the weekend. Organizers reported mixed results - long lines on the downside - but thousands turned out to see...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    December 9, 2020

School board considers special all-mail election

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday to consider the resolution and proclamation of a special all-mail election to be held in February. On the ballot for election, for which results will be...

 

Jail log - Dec. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Anthony Romo, 29, aggravated battery against a household member, false imprisonment, aggravated assault against a household member • Miguel Medina, 24, criminal damage...

 

State provides vaccine update during COVID briefing

SANTA FE — State officials provided an update on COVID-19 vaccinations and promising numbers on reduced spread of the virus, but encouraged continued adherence to public health orders and common-sense COVID-safe protocols. During a virtual update T... Full story

 

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