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Renewed restrictions disappoint residents

CLOVIS — Some of the old COVID-19 restrictions are coming back, and they’re being joined by new ones. And it’s not at all unpredictable how local residents feel about it. “It sucks,” Ronnie Erwin said bluntly Friday, before adding some...

 

Officials frustrated by camera requirement

By fall, every New Mexico law enforcement officer must wear a body camera and keep the footage on hand for roughly four months. Officials are still looking into exactly how much it will cost them, and what they’ll need to do to be ready when the le...

 

Senior citizen programs at a standstill

CLOVIS - Senior citizens are an obvious high-risk population during the pandemic. And Clovis Senior Services Director Barbara Riggan said without a vaccine available it's possible senior centers...

 
 By Albuquerque Journal    News    July 12, 2020 

Explosion in virus cases cited in restrictions

SANTA FE — Citing an explosion in virus cases, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday that New Mexico will reimpose a ban on indoor dining and call off high school football and other contact sports this fall. She also urged colleges and...

 
 News    July 12, 2020 

Meetings calendar - July 12

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Portales Municipal Schools board — 1-3 p.m., virtual meeting. The meeting is open to the public through live webcast found at the following link or on the Portales Municipal...

 
 News    July 12, 2020 

Events calendar - July 12

Tuesday • Portales Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program — Alchemy and Art: “Rainbow Windsocks” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library Facebook page. Crafts/experiments for second-sixth graders. Materials available in advance for...

 
 News    July 12, 2020 

Pages past - July 12

On this date ... 1950: Most of Roosevelt County was underwater. The Portales Daily News reported the region had gone from "drought to deluge" in 10 days. Boating on "Main Street Canal" was popular...

 

PRMC confirms COVID-19 death

CLOVIS — Plains Regional Medical Center last week confirmed its first death related to COVID-19 and positive tests for the virus spiked across the region. Presbyterian Healthcare Services spokeswoman Amanda Schoenberg said the death occurred on...

 

North Dakota man must pay $74,000 for poaching

A North Dakota man must pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck that led to an investigation lasting several years. Sandoval County Judge James Noel ordered Cody W. Davis to pay $20,000 for killing the mule deer out of season...

 

Portales enters water rationing stage of plan

PORTALES — The city of Portales has entered the mandatory water rationing stage of its contingency plan, according to a city release. The city asks residents to do the following: • Not water lawns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on Mondays. ...

 

Committee recommends zone change

CLOVIS — After hearing numerous concerns over what future homes would look like, and if they were even needed, Clovis planning and zoning committee members recommended Wednesday for a zone change allowing for a new subdivision at 21st Street and...

 

Police seeking public assistance

CLOVIS — Police are asking for public assistance in locating a dark blue Dodge Stratus involved in a shooting on Tuesday night. According to a police news release, a CPD detective was in the area of 10th and Ash streets at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday when...

 

In tribute: Longtime Clovis resident always had kind word

CLOVIS — Rada Winkles always had a perfect stitch, a perfect story or just a kind word, locals who knew the longtime Clovis resident said. Winkles, who died June 2 at the age of 80, gained many friends along the way in a life spent in eastern New...

 

Board to consider re-entry plans

PORTALES — The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider re-entry plans for the 2020-21 school year when it meets in regular session Monday afternoon. The livestream for the 1 p.m. meeting will be available at...

 
 News    July 12, 2020 

Public record - July 12

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • David Refugio Delgaldo, 50, and Mayra Anabel Madrid, 37, both of Clovis • David Atehortua, 23, and Kenzie Lynn Gompf, 21, both of Clovis • Joseph...

 
 News    July 12, 2020 

Jail log - July 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Blas Vega, 26, failure to pay fines, failure to comply with specific requirements - attempt ∞ Iris Castro, 35, probation violation ∞ Malcolm Cravin, 26, driving...

 
 News    July 12, 2020 

Jail Logs - July 10

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

 

Commissioner says he won't wear mask

CLOVIS — The Curry County Commission was pretty much in consensus that the new adult detention center was money well spent and a step in the right direction. As far as wearing face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the debate was a little...

 

Businesses: Few mask problems

A few angry customers have been turned away, but local small business officials said they haven’t seen many issues with a public health order mandating face coverings in public. The requirement was announced last week after infection rates rose in...

 

Heat wave to bring triple-digit temps to area

CLOVIS — Recent days across eastern New Mexico have seen the heat of July, with a little bit of cooling from the rains. This week brings more of the former, and very little chance of the latter with triple-digit highs predicted through Monday by...

 

To market, to market

PORTALES - As an avid planter of pretty much any fruit, vegetable or flower the eastern New Mexico climate will allow, Margie Plummer knows there are cycles when it comes to growing food. The same...

 

Life's-blood events lost to COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has torn through American life like a boll weevil, disrupting just about everything in its path. Locally, most events have been canceled, sending hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars out the window. Clovis lost its...

 

Schools' competitive marching band season canceled

CLOVIS — The Clovis High marching band’s eight-year winning streak at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta is on hold, and the entire competitive band season with it, due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns. The decision to cancel the schools’ competitive...

 

Pages past - July 8

On this date ... 1940: City Motor Co. in Portales was promoting the Olds Sixty, which was “lots more car at but little more money.” “You get handling ease second to none. You get Oldsmobile’s celebrated Rhythmic Ride. And you get Oldsmobile...

 

Officials respond to questions on school reopenings

With more than a month to go before area schools are set to open for fall instruction, there are still more questions than answers regarding COVID-19. “That’s the million-dollar question,” Floyd Superintendent Damon Terry said Monday when The...

 

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