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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... Full story

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 By David Stevens    News    November 25, 2020 

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...

 

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,...

 

Jail Logs - November 23

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Official raises CARES Act cap concerns

CLOVIS — To cap or not to cap. The Clovis City Commission pondered such amid a discussion-only update on its first round of CARES Act small business continuity grants Thursday night. The city received $4.26 million from the state to reimburse...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 22, 2020

Special session set for Tuesday

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham announced last week that the state’s special session to discuss relief funds for residents would take place Tuesday. She said the state will make a plan to disburse $300 million from the CARES Act to...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 22, 2020

Keeping fit with closures

CLOVIS — Like many other businesses, gyms are temporarily closed because of the shelter in place orders that began Monday. As the holidays near and calorie-dense meals with lots of leftovers loom on the horizon, community members may be concerned a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Clovis, Melrose schools return to remote learning

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools and Melrose Schools have chosen to return to remote learning, citing rising COVID-19 cases in the community and a desire to retain some control over a return to hybrid learning models. Both districts essentially...

 

Man commits suicide in detention center

PORTALES — A Union County man housed at the Roosevelt County Detention Center hung himself on Nov. 11, according to an in-custody report from detention center staff. Officials have declined comment on the death of Eric Padilla, 37. The News...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Clovis officials take step toward expanding economic development

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has taken the first step in expanding taxpayer-funded economic development to retail businesses. However, many steps remain following an 8-0 resolution approval at the City Commission’s Thursday virtual meeting. Mayor...

 

Baca replacing longtime Senate GOP floor leader Ingle

SANTA FE — Sen. Greg Baca will replace longtime New Mexico Senate GOP floor leader Stuart Ingle in the latest shakeup for a chamber that will have new faces in several key posts come January. Senate Republicans voted during a closed caucus meeting...

 

Yo Mama's offering free meal

CLOVIS — Yo Mama’s is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal, according to a release. The food truck, located southeast of the intersection of 21st and Thornton streets, will offer a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Water authority commits up to $58,000 on attorney

ELIDA — Following a lengthy back-and-forth over the parameters, Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority members agreed Thursday to commit up to $58,000 on Colorado attorney Peter Nichols for help facilitating a town hall and land trust to aid...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Clovis school district to hold special election on bonds

CLOVIS — The Clovis school district will hold a special election in February to renew $10 million in general obligation bonds, with the election proclamation approved Tuesday night by its board of education. The election will be held by mail, with...

 

Public record - Nov. 22

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Roy Espinosa, 25, and Ashley Ramirez, 25, both of Lubbock • Joseph Praul, 20, and Jordan Fairall, 21, both of Clovis The following divorces were...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 22, 2020

Portales Rotary Club announces it will be unable to do holiday lighting

PORTALES — The Portales Rotary Club announced Thursday it will be unable to do its annual decorative holiday lighting for local businesses this year. After an evaluation of the current lighting services throughout the town, extensive damage was...

 

Pages past, Nov. 22: A fire, sugar beets and BJ's special

On this date ... 1960: Clovis city commissioners set the tax for clubs selling liquor at $500 per year after club representatives complained a planned fee of $1,000 was too high. Men representing the...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 22

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Dec. 1  • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Jake Lopez Building, Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, 705 E. Lime, Portales. No public access. Livestream available on YouTube...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 22

Monday  • Portales Drive-Thru Thanksgiving Food Baskets Distribution — 4-6 p.m., La Casa Family Health Center, 1515 W. Fir St., Portales. One basket per car/family while supplies last; first come, first served. Sponsored by La Casa Family...

 

Jail log - Nov. 22

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Robert Fitzgerald, 39, residential burglary, non-residential burglary, burglary of a vehicle, tampering with evidence • James Faulkner, 20, shoplifting, resisting, evadi...

 

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