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Xcel resumes in-person reading

Xcel Energy resumed in-person meter reading in New Mexico on Monday following more than a month of meter estimates, according to a company release. In-person readings were put on hold April 14 due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The release...

 

Virtual cancer retreat to be held

ALBUQUERQUE — Cancer Services of New Mexico will hold a free virtual family cancer retreat June 6-7, according to an organization release. More than 250 people from 100 families in New Mexico that are coping with cancer are expected to attend. The...

 

June 2 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...

 

3 positive for COVID-19 at Retirement Ranch

CLOVIS — Following positive tests for two of its employees over the weekend, Retirement Ranch has tested all of its residents and staff and early returns showed one positive resident test. Trisha Gross, social services director at the facility,...

 

Texas reopening - except Amarillo area

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continued this week to reopen businesses that had closed to slow the spread of novel coronavirus. Phase 2, as he calls it, will allow tattoo parlors, bars and daycare centers to begin reopening. But the dates vary by each...

 

Pages past - May 20

On this date ... 1970: Clovis’ Reese Cagle had received the Lobo Award of Distinction, characterized as the “most cherished” award presented by the University of New Mexico Alumni Association. Cagle was just the fourth person to receive the...

 

Candidate Q&A: Roosevelt County probate judge

PORTALES — Three candidates, one the incumbent, are on the June 2 primary ballot to be the Republican nominee for Roosevelt County probate judge. The winner of the primary does not have any general election opposition from the Democratic or...

 

Candidate Q&A: Roosevelt County Commission District 2

PORTALES — There are two candidates in the June 2 Republican primary for the District 2 slot on the Roosevelt County Commission. The winner faces no opposition in the November general election. Matthew Hunton, the incumbent, is running against...

 

Curry approves preliminary budget

CLOVIS — There’s still plenty of data Curry County has no idea about for the 2020-21 fiscal year. But there’s no question the county will have less money to work with as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioners approved on Tuesday a pre...

 

Commissioners get COVID-19 insight

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners got no guarantees on what state public health orders would be a few days from now, let alone the next few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. But commissioners did get some insight from Brian Moore, co-chair of...

 

Clovis to look at refinancing bonds

CLOVIS — City commissioners will look at more than $500,000 in savings to refinance two bonds over the next 22 years, and an opportunity exists to frontload the savings. Their 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library will...

 

Jail log - May 20

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Sally Flath, 43, out of state fugitive ∞ Daniel Guerrero, 40, driving while license suspended or revoked ∞ Deon Cleare, 29, out of state fugitive ∞ Priscilla Nunez...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    May 17, 2020

Reopening their doors

It's certainly not time to rejoice, but it's something. Dee Madrid is happy to be back to work. This weekend, after being closed for two months, she was able to re-open her sports memorabilia store...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    May 17, 2020

Residents weigh in on mask mandate

CLOVIS - When most of us were children, our only masks were of the Halloween variety. Surely no one could have imagined a future that involved being required to wear masks - the surgical kind or banda...

 

June 2 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...

 

Meetings calendar - May 17

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., teleconference. To obtain a call-in number or for more information: 575-763-9654   Tuesday ...

 

Events calendar - May 17

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.   Tuesday • Blood drive — 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ingram Room,...

 

To our readers - May 17

Beginning Monday, The Eastern New Mexico News customers are welcome to access our office again though we continue to encourage emails, phone calls and internet communication as well. Those who choose to enter our office will be required to wear a...

 

Clovis schools give status update

CLOVIS — Public school officials in Clovis are still working on many initiatives, including still-to-be-determined plans for a Clovis High School graduation. But they updated residents Friday on how the school year is winding down. District...

 

Pages past - May 17

On this date ... 1960: Jim Bob Altizer of Del Rio, Texas, had won the 11th annual Curry County Mounted Patrol championship calf-roping contest. Altizer was the defending world champion calf roper. He tied five calves in 82 seconds to win about...

 

Mall anchors struggling in pandemic era

JCPenney on Friday filed for bankruptcy and announced it will “reduce our store footprint to better align our business with the current operating environment.” A company spokesperson declined to say if the Penney’s in Clovis’ North Plains...

 

Candidate Q&A: Curry County Commission District 2

There are two candidates in the June 2 Republican primary for the District 2 slot on the Curry County Commission. The winner faces no opposition in the November general election. James D. Ridling and J. Albin Smith are running for the seat currently...

 

Candidate Q&A: Curry County Clerk

There are two candidates in the June 2 Republican primary for the position of Curry County Clerk. The winner faces no opposition in the November general election. Annie Hogland is running to keep the position against Sarah Renae Smith. Hogland has...

 

Public record - May 17

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Leroy Delon Wilson III, 20, and Aarial Leonyae Murrell, 21, both of Clovis • Russell Lee Trollinger, 50, and Sami Renae White, both of Clovis • Juan...

 

Roosevelt plans budget workshop

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission has planned a budget workshop for 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to a county notice. The meeting will be held via teleconference due to state public health orders limiting public gatherings during the COVID-19...

 

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