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Public record - Aug. 9

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Rodney Taylor MacClain, 37, and Ashley Lynn Klinger, 26, both of Taiban • Aaron David Rowe, 27, and Alyssa Kay Chmielowiec, 30, both of Canyon • Sean...

 

Jail log - Aug. 9

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis ∞ Amber Vargas, 23, child abuse - intentional ∞ Joshua Chavez, 20, child abuse - intentional ∞ Jacqueline Ford, 33, concealing identity, driving while license suspende...

 

Pages past - Aug. 9

On this date ... 1975: He was a self-described workaholic. The Portales News-Tribune also reported he was a hang glider, chain smoker, avid golfer and Portales’ new city manager. “At this point, I’m largely listening and observing,” Basil B....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 5, 2020

Masked rider sending a message

PORTALES - Louella Bourbeaux' 1999 Buick Park Avenue has been a good car to her, almost a companion. Since she first got it 12 years ago, she's driven about 170,000 of its total 269,000 miles. It's...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    August 5, 2020

One local business' story: 'A sad year'

CLOVIS - Danny Jariwala has seen tough times. During the financial freefall of 2008, Jariwala was the general manager of a Howard Johnson's hotel in Brooklyn. These COVID-19 times, though, are more th...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    August 5, 2020

Court rules in governor's favor

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the governor is authorized to impose stiff fines for violations of the state’s public health order during the coronavirus pandemic. The decision from the bench arrived after about an hour...

 

NM native to become brigadier general

A New Mexico native with Clovis ties is a selection to become a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force. Col. Neil Richardson recently began his new position as chief of the Air Force Senate Liaison Division in Washington, D.C. He relinquished his...

 

Curry seeking road input

CLOVIS — Curry County is seeking public input for its five-year plan on roads. The county prioritizes future projects and improvements for county roads, and uses the plan as a guide when applying for grants and legislative appropriations. The plan...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 5, 2020

Senator asking governor for restriction amendments

The pandemic has resulted in halting one of the fastest growing parts of New Mexico’s economy — the outdoor recreation industry. A New Mexico senator is asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to amend some restrictions in her public health order and...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 5, 2020

Teens prep for stock show

It's showtime. Future farmers across Curry County are hustling to get their livestock ready after their stock show was approved and finalized by the Curry County Commission on July 28. While the...

 

Education digest - Aug. 5

Expo to be held as drive-through event Pattern Energy will hold its third annual back to school expo as a drive-through event Friday. The event will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the 1,000-bag supply is exhausted, at the Clovis Civic Center....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 5, 2020

Curry officials talk fire departments, infrastructure

CLOVIS — With four meetings in July, the Curry County Commission had already knocked out most of the business it otherwise would have tackled in its first August meeting on Tuesday morning. With a light agenda, commissioners spent most of the...

 

Local municipalities receive total of $26,270 in grants

SANTA FE — Three local municipalities received a total of $26,270 in New Mexico Clean and Beautiful grants for the 2020-21 fiscal year. New Mexico Arts, the state’s arts agency, announced the funding as part of $1.5 million in state and federal...

 

Pages past - Aug. 5

On this date ... 1970: Bill Southard, a native New Mexican who had edited the newspaper in Pratt, Kansas, the past three years, had been named managing editor of the Clovis News- Journal. News-Journal Publisher Charles Fischer said Southard would...

 

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

Clovis City Commission Regular Meeting: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, Clovis Agenda: ∞ RECEIPTS OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS Clovis Board of Realtor's Housing Update, President Gayla Brumfield, Vicki Reyes ∞ CONSENT...

 

Jail log - Aug. 5

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Jerry Ingram, 24, child abuse - intentional, criminal sexual penetration in the fourth degree ∞ Michael Morales, 54, driving while license suspended or revoked ...

 

Relaxation on long-term care visits to start next week

SANTA FE — A partial relaxation will begin next week for family visits at New Mexico long-term care facilities. The changes were announced during a Thursday update on the COVID-19 pandemic from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office. The goal is... Full story

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 2, 2020

ENMU starting semester online

PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University announced Tuesday evening it would begin the fall semester as it ended the spring semester - online while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. A message to...

 

Virus hits second city nursing home

New Mexico’s business restrictions and face-covering mandate are set to remain in place until Aug. 28, as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday it’s still not safe to downshift amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Also Thursday, a second...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 2, 2020

Yesway closing Clovis Allsup's headquarters

CLOVIS — The company that purchased the Allsup’s Convenience Stores chain last year is beginning plans to close its corporate office in Clovis, with the first phase to include eliminating 18 positions in late September. Yesway, which acquired the...

 

Zoo open - with restrictions

If they put you in the zoo, friends and family can visit during regular business hours again. Clovis' Hillcrest Park Zoo had been closed to visitors since March 17 because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 

County jails announce positive tests for COVID-19

Curry and Roosevelt county jails on Thursday announced employees have tested positive for COVID-19. An officer in the Roosevelt County Detention Center was tested on July 16, but results were not provided until Tuesday, according to a county news rel...

 

Supreme Court to hear restaurant case

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear a case Tuesday concerning the state’s authority to enforce public health emergency orders by imposing civil administrative penalties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lujan Grisham v. Reeb was first...

 

RGH to begin rerouting

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital will on Monday begin rerouting emergency room visits by individuals and ambulances due to construction. The hospital anticipates construction of its new emergency department will require the rerouting until at...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 2

Monday  • Community Prayers with No Walls — 6-7 p.m., City Park, East Ninth Street, Portales. Non-denominational gathering in support of first responders and businesses. Information: Deborah Hahn at 575-810-5055    Tuesday  • “Deliberate...

 

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