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Theaters maintain positive outlook

It may be hard to remember now, but before the pandemic began, streaming movies on our TVs and laptops was not the only way of enjoying a new film. Movie theaters have been hit hard by COVID-19. As...

 
 By Dan Boyd    News    August 12, 2020 

Compensation for pandemic losses sought

SANTA FE — A Roswell musician. A Clovis liquor store. A floral shop with locations in the Four Corners. Those are among the individuals and businesses that have recently filed lawsuits against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration in an...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 12, 2020 

Library staff keeping cleanliness in mind

One resource that has remained open to the public this summer despite numerous businesses and attractions being closed is the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Closed from March 18, the library was able...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 12, 2020 

Officials take residents to task on illegal dumping

PORTALES — Roosevelt County officials on Tuesday implored residents to take pride in their own housecleaning. County Manager Amber Hamilton and Road Superintendent Ricky Lovato noted during the county commission meeting the strain illegal dumping...

 

New app introduced for court case lookup

SANTA FE — The Administrative Office of the Courts has introduced a smartphone app for New Mexico court case lookup. The app will display summary information for both civil and criminal cases, including scheduled hearings, attorneys and judges, a...

 

Education digest - Aug. 12

CCC receives five-year grant Clovis Community College has received a five-year U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services grant, which will help it support 180 low-income, first-generation or disabled college students. The $294,725...

 

Pages past - Aug. 12

On this date ... 1970: Postal clerk Charlie Nelson had retired after four decades in the Portales post office. Nelson began his career on April 1, 1938, as a substitute carrier. He took three years off to serve in the Army during World War II, but...

 
 By Dan McKay    News    August 12, 2020 

Republicans lash out at Oil and Gas Association

SANTA FE — Three of New Mexico’s top Republicans lashed out at the state Oil and Gas Association in an opinion column this week, exposing a rift between two organizations that normally work well together on state energy policies and politics....

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 12, 2020 

Report: School staff happy to be working in classrooms again

PORTALES — As school board members met online Monday, they heard reports of Portales Municipal Schools staff happy to be working in classrooms again as they prepare for the new school year. “It’s nice to see them back, and most of them were...

 

Jail log - Aug. 12

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Cecilia Sandoval-Jimenez, 23, aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug ∞ Tia Osby, 22, probation violation, driving under the...

 
 By Melanie Mason    News    August 12, 2020 

Joe Biden names Harris VP pick

Joe Biden has named his one-time rival Kamala Harris as his running mate, the campaign revealed Tuesday, elevating California’s junior senator as the first woman of color to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Harris, who centered her...

 

Jail Logs - August 11

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

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 9, 2020

Where have you people been?

CLOVIS - Jerrica missed us. So did Jo. They seemed thrilled Hillcrest Park Zoo is open to visitors again for the first time since March, according to zoo clerk Mary-Lou McAnulla. "Jerrica, our... Full story

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 9, 2020

Q&A: Public defender hopes to be voice for criminal justice

Clovis' Ibukun Adepoju, a public defender, was one of 43 New Mexicans appointed to the recently established Governor's Council for Racial Justice. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointees...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    August 9, 2020

More parents consider homeschooling

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced thousands of New Mexico parents to consider homeschooling this fall. That’s according to numbers from the state’s Public Education Department and homeschool organizations. “Our membership has definitely... Full story

 

Events calendar - Aug. 9

Monday • Curry County Expo Dairy Heifer Show — Kevin Roberts outdoor arena, Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Brady Ave., Clovis. 7 a.m., gates open; noon, entry deadline; 4 p.m. dairy show begins. All animals must be taken home after completion... Full story

 

Meetings calendar - Aug. 9

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Monday  • Portales Municipal Schools board — 6 p.m., Board Room, L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene, Portales. The meeting is open to the public through live...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 9, 2020

In tribute: Bill Odegaard put painstaking detail into his work

CLOVIS - How exactly did a man who grew up in a house without electricity or running water - and whose education ended after 10th grade - end his life with a multi-generation business halfway across t...

 

NM coronavirus average number of cases drops

New Mexico’s average number of coronavirus cases has dropped dramatically in the past week — from 330 to about 200, records show. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham described the trend as strong progress toward reducing the prevalence of the disease,...

 

Pair of fires Friday, Saturday

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fire Department battled a pair of fires Friday night and Saturday morning. Battalion Chief David Burress said the department received a call about 10:30 p.m. Friday for a fire at the landfill. Burress said the department...

 

Curry seeking public input

CLOVIS — Curry County is seeking public input on its Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan, according to a county release. The county will hold a public meeting via Zoom at 4 p.m. on Aug. 19. Anybody interested in participating or submitting...

 

Former deputy indicted

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy on Friday was indicted on allegations of receiving stolen property. Christopher F. McCasland, 34, of Portales is accused in connection with the theft of a television set and other items from...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    August 9, 2020

Clovis approves CARES Act fund request proposal

CLOVIS — If the city of Clovis were tasked to spend more than $8.5 million, the Clovis City Commission would likely take hours to go over the details. When the city’s asking for that money, on the other hand, the meeting lasts around 25 minutes....

 

Former Parkview being demolished

CLOVIS - The Clovis school district is saying good-bye to its former Parkview Elementary, the last project on a summer session that saw about $1.6 million in work. John King, deputy director of...

 

CCC holding off on in-person instruction

CLOVIS — During the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools at all levels in New Mexico are holding off on in-person instruction. Add Clovis Community College to that list. The college plans to offer all academic classes online in the fall when the...

 

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