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Giving goes on throughout pandemic

COVID-19 shut down just about every aspect of normal life. But good will in the community has continued on, under restrictions. The local not-for-profits, though being somewhat curtailed by social...

 

State eyes contact tracing at eateries

As Phase 2 of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s re-opening plan looms, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and casinos may be allowed to unlock their doors Monday. There’s no doubt sanitation and social-distancing guidelines will be part of any...

 

NMSP shuts down barber

CLOVIS — Shaves and haircuts may cost a Clovis barber $100. That’s because she’s been cited by state police for violating a public health order brought on by COVID-19. The Hotel Clovis Barber Shop has been closed since May 16. The citation...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Business Digest: Curtis named to USDA post

Local businessman and rancher Blake Curtis was appointed as the new state director for USDA Rural Development, according to a USDA release. Curtis, a former state legislator and current regent for New Mexico State University, began his role on Tuesda...

 

CFD: Grass fire claims about 400 acres

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fire Department estimated about 400 acres burned during a Saturday evening grassfire in Curry County. Chief Mike Nolen said a cause wasn’t determined for the fire, and it was probably something small like a cigarette. Crews...

 

Water authority to meet Thursday as six-member board

CLOVIS — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will meet Thursday for its first time as a six-person board. The 3 p.m. meeting at the Sitterly Professional Center will be conducted via conference call due to public health orders on mass...

 

Portales school board special meeting today

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will tackle a few loose ends during a special meeting this afternoon. The 1 p.m. meeting will be held virtually due to public health orders banning mass gatherings during the COVID-19...

 

Roosevelt OKs reduced preliminary budget

PORTALES - Roosevelt County, with so much still in the air financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had clearance from the state to submit its prior year budget to meet its statutory requirement for...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Pages Past: May 27

On this date ... 1970: Clovis and Curry County were celebrating “one of the healthiest growths in New Mexico over the past decade,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Mayor Chick Taylor said unofficial Census figures showed the county’s...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Jail logs - May 27

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • David Galvan, 29, criminal trespass • Coniel McDaniel, 43, out of state fugitive, failure to appear on a felony charge, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge,...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Local primary ballots

June 2 primary ballots Federal U.S. President Republican • Donald J. Trump Democratic • Elizabeth Warren • Tulsi Gabbard • Joseph R. Biden • Deval Patrick • Bernie Sanders • Andrew Yang Libertarian • Lincoln Chafee • Arvin Vohra...

 
 News    May 27, 2020 

Jail Logs - May 26

Click Here for Curry County Jail Logs Click Here for Roosevelt County Jail Logs...

 

Lawsuit challenges daily fines

SANTA FE — A Clovis business owner is one of about a dozen challenging the authority of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to issue daily fines for health order violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in the 9th Judicial...

 

That's a wrap

PORTALES - A Thursday drive through the Eastern New Mexico University campus looks like what May 21 would have had the COVID-19 pandemic never existed. The campus would be nearly two weeks removed...

 

PHS celebrates socially distanced graduation

PORTALES - Parking spots replaced chairs, parking lots replaced Greyhound Arena and car horns replaced air horns. But some things did not change Saturday at Portales High School, as another class of...

 

Events calendar - May 24

Area high school graduation-related events continue to be rescheduled on short notice, and many are by invitation only. For current information, contact schools or a 2020 senior. Monday • Memorial Day — Local activities are restricted but the...

 

Meetings calendar - May 24

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Memorial Day   Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information and a link on how to listen live will be on the county website:...

 

June 2 election ballot

June 2 primary ballots Federal U.S. President Republican • Donald J. Trump Democratic • Elizabeth Warren • Tulsi Gabbard • Joseph R. Biden • Deval Patrick • Bernie Sanders • Andrew Yang Libertarian • Lincoln Chafee • Arvin Vohra...

 

Pages past - May 24

On this date ... 1965: Two pro football players had been in Clovis, signing autographs at a local sporting goods store. Tommy McDonald and Bob Lilly — both future Hall of Fame players — signed more than 1,000 autographs as they visited with area...

 

Hospital board to meet Tuesday

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District board will meet in regular session Tuesday at the hospital’s Fred Anthony Conference Room. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will include a financial report on April and action on credentialing. An...

 

Two regional festivals canceled

Two regional summer entertainment staples have fallen victim to coronavirus. Heritage Days in Portales and the UFO Festival in Roswell won’t happen in 2020, organizers announced last week. “After a consecutive run of 35 years, we are going to...

 

Clovis educator named to task force

SANTA FE — A Clovis educator has been named to a school re-entry task force created by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Silvia Miranda is one of 30 named to the task force created by Education Secretary Ryan Stewart to discuss multiple...

 

Clovis decides on virtual graduation

CLOVIS - With circumstances still unclear on the future of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clovis Municipal Schools has decided to lay the foundation for a virtual Clovis High School...

 

Man acting 'ornery' accused in arsons

Roosevelt County officials on Wednesday charged a Portales man with arson, alleging he started four fires in rural areas. Jaylin Brown, 31, told authorities he was “being ornery” and started the fires on Tuesday, court records show. Brown...

 

Clovis school board to consider preliminary budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will consider a preliminary budget for 2020-21 it anticipates won’t look anything like the final version. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held online due to public health orders...

 

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