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 By Lily Martin    News    October 18, 2020

EPCOG meeting focuses on CARES Act grant

CLOVIS — A Clovis CARES Act Grant was a major topic of discussion at the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. Government Affairs Director Raymond Mondragon updated members on the $240,000 grant, for mortgage,...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 18, 2020

Parmer County records 42 percent of region's COVID-19 deaths

Parmer County in Texas accounts for 11 percent of the region’s population, but it has recorded 42 percent of the local deaths related to COVID-19. Health officials say 15 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county that includes the...

 

Public record - Oct. 18

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Diana Walker, 36, to Christie Fitzgerald, 45, both of Clovis • Harlan Moore, 60, to Sandra Kiggins, 54, both of Amarillo • Kourtland Johnson, 22, to...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

Detention center confirms 27 new cases

CLOVIS — Optimism during a pandemic always hinges on the next round of testing results, and detention facilities are the rule rather than the exception. The Curry County Adult Detention Center staff was hopeful it would mostly have a COVID-19...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

CD2 candidates tout skillsets

Independent business owner Steve Jones, Republican Yvette Herrell and Democratic incumbent Xochitl Torres-Small are candidates for the Second Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Interviews were conducted by phone, with...

 
 By Adrian Gomez    News    October 18, 2020

Natural history museum goes online

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has been a resource for New Mexicans for more than 30 years. For nearly six months, staff has been working on taking its collections online. It has opened the door to more than 110,000 fossil and...

 
 By Dan Boyd    News    October 18, 2020

Supreme Court asked to rule on lawsuits

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office has asked New Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on whether state government can be held liable for economic losses incurred by businesses and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. In recent...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 14, 2020

Governor adds new restrictions

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Tuesday she will add stricter measures to the state’s public health order in response to rising COVID-19 cases. The new order, which goes into effect Friday, will: • Reduce the definition of mass gatherings to...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 14, 2020

Portales police chief retiring at end of November

PORTALES - The Portales Police Department announced on Sunday it will begin searching for a new chief of police with Pat Gallegos retiring at the end of November. The application period opened Monday...

 

Business digest - Oct. 14

Department to host workshop SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department will host a small business resiliency workshop Oct. 27 to help tourism-related businesses develope strategies going forward. The workshop, done in partnership with the New Mex...

 

Education digest - Oct. 14

PED offering scholarships SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department for the first time is offering scholarships to help public school educators offset the costs of National Board Certification. The New Mexico Legislature appropriated...

 

Five districts get grants

Five school districts in Curry and Roosevelt counties received more than $25,000 from a Public Education Department grant to expand programs that purchase from local farmers, food hubs or cooperatives and distributors. The money was part of $332,000...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

Fuel mixup fouls engines

A fuel vendor’s mistake at the Yesway convenience store in San Jon led to fouled engines for numerous residents and other customers who filled up their diesel vehicles for about a four-day period. A company spokeswoman said the Iowa-based company...

 

Clovis Senior Services temporarily closes

CLOVIS — The Clovis Senior Services Department has closed until further notice due to positive testing for COVID-19, according to a city release. The release noted the Curry Resident Senior Meals Association, which is housed at the Friendship...

 
 By David Stevens    News    October 14, 2020

Pages past, Oct. 14: Remembering the Hy-Tones Mini Mall

On this date ... 1975: The Hy-Tones Mini Mall at 412 Main St. in Clovis was preparing for its grand opening. Stores in the complex included the Hy-Tones Music Studio, Inc., God's Prescription Shop...

 

DoT offers sign reminder

ROSWELL — The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reminding New Mexicans it will remove any political signs posted on state road right-of-ways. Under New Mexico Criminal and Traffic Law 66-7-108, political sign postings are not allowed on...

 

Paver orders being accepted

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee is accepting walkway paver orders for Veteran’s Day. Orders placed before 5 p.m. Nov. 3 will be included. The walkway portion honors all veterans, while the monument stones honor the...

 

Jail log - Oct. 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Reynaldo Armijo, 23, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation, failure to pay fines • Angellica Vega, 25, failure to appear on a felony charge ...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 14, 2020

Supreme Court puts census deadline in flux

The 2020 Census deadline is in flux, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday suspending a lower court order that allowed the count to be extended to Oct. 31. Meanwhile, recent numbers show that some local municipalities are reporting some numbers better...

 

Pesticide safety education program offering online workshops

LAS CRUCES - The pesticide safety education program at New Mexico State University is offering workshops two ways online. Pesticide applicators may earn continuing education units by attending a...

 

Law enforcement searching for woman reported missing

Law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing Muleshoe woman, and asking for public assistance in their search. According to a release from the Muleshoe Police Department, the department received a report Tuesday that Jaime Edgmon was...

 

Governor: COVID-19 spread "alarming" and "untenable"

SANTA FE — New Mexico officials reported the second straight daily record of COVID-19 infections Thursday in a trend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called “alarming” and “untenable” for health care providers. The state reported 672 new cases...

 

Muleshoe woman found dead in Roosevelt County

The body of a missing Muleshoe woman has been located at an undisclosed location in Roosevelt County. Sheriff Malin Parker said in an email Friday morning that Jaime Edgmon's death is being...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 11, 2020

Governor: State 'at extreme risk'

SANTA FE - While no immediate changes were made to public health orders, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned the state was "at extreme risk of uncontrollable spread" of COVID-19 during its...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 11, 2020

Early voting draws crowds

CLOVIS - Early voting started Tuesday, and lines were consistently seen out the doors of the Curry County Clerk's Office all week. The county clerk's office in Roosevelt County also reported lots of e...

 

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