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Lawsuit challenges daily fines

SANTA FE — A Clovis business owner is one of about a dozen challenging the authority of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to issue daily fines for health order violations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in the 9th Judicial...

 
 By Kevin Wilson - Staff    News    May 24, 2020 

That's a wrap

PORTALES - A Thursday drive through the Eastern New Mexico University campus looks like what May 21 would have had the COVID-19 pandemic never existed. The campus would be nearly two weeks removed...

 
 By Kevin Wilson - Staff    News    May 24, 2020 

PHS celebrates socially distanced graduation

PORTALES - Parking spots replaced chairs, parking lots replaced Greyhound Arena and car horns replaced air horns. But some things did not change Saturday at Portales High School, as another class of...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

Events calendar - May 24

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. Monday • Memorial Day — Local activities are restricted but the...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

Meetings calendar - May 24

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns   Monday • Memorial Day   Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., teleconference. Information and a link on how to listen live will be on the county website:...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

June 2 election ballot

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...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

Pages past - May 24

On this date ... 1965: Two pro football players had been in Clovis, signing autographs at a local sporting goods store. Tommy McDonald and Bob Lilly — both future Hall of Fame players — signed more than 1,000 autographs as they visited with area...

 

Hospital board to meet Tuesday

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District board will meet in regular session Tuesday at the hospital’s Fred Anthony Conference Room. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will include a financial report on April and action on credentialing. An...

 

Two regional festivals canceled

Two regional summer entertainment staples have fallen victim to coronavirus. Heritage Days in Portales and the UFO Festival in Roswell won’t happen in 2020, organizers announced last week. “After a consecutive run of 35 years, we are going to...

 

Clovis educator named to task force

SANTA FE — A Clovis educator has been named to a school re-entry task force created by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Silvia Miranda is one of 30 named to the task force created by Education Secretary Ryan Stewart to discuss multiple...

 

Clovis decides on virtual graduation

CLOVIS - With circumstances still unclear on the future of mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clovis Municipal Schools has decided to lay the foundation for a virtual Clovis High School...

 

Man acting 'ornery' accused in arsons

Roosevelt County officials on Wednesday charged a Portales man with arson, alleging he started four fires in rural areas. Jaylin Brown, 31, told authorities he was “being ornery” and started the fires on Tuesday, court records show. Brown...

 

Clovis school board to consider preliminary budget

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday will consider a preliminary budget for 2020-21 it anticipates won’t look anything like the final version. The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held online due to public health orders...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

Public record - May 24

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County clerk’s office: • Victor Garcia, 57, and Maria Montoya, 53, both of Clovis • Wade Dillon Roberts, 22, and Kayleigh Jo Fury, 22, both of Canyon • Jess Luis Gallegos, 48,...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

Jail log - May 24

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis ∞ Sergio Briones-Rodriguez, 33, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Lily Zamora, 23, failure to pay fines ∞ John Crawford, 31, probation violation, parole...

 
 By Kevin Wilson - Staff    News    May 24, 2020 

Plans in place to honor sacrifices

There will be no large ceremonies Monday in New Mexico, as Memorial Day becomes the latest of gatherings to be affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. But locally and nationally, families and friends...

 

Governor: Eateries may open by June 1

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state expects to allow dine-in restaurants, salons, gyms, malls and other businesses to reopen by June 1 as COVID-19 numbers continue to improve. New Mexico is now meeting the majority of its...

 
 By Kevin Wilson - Staff    News    May 24, 2020 

Officials approve loan refinancing

CLOVIS — An ordinance approval for the Clovis City Commission on Thursday night was long in the title, but even longer in savings. Following a brief explanation that meant more than $500,000 in interest savings on existing loans, the commission...

 
 By Kevin Wilson - Staff    News    May 24, 2020 

Former Clovis mayor: Masks are 'slave training.'

CLOVIS — Former Mayor David Lansford joined Thursday’s City Commission meeting by phone and said state-mandated mask-wearing during the pandemic should be the “line in the sand” for Clovis citizens. Lansford, a pharmacist, said wearing masks...

 
 By Albuquerque Journal    News    May 24, 2020 

Governor sets legislative session start date

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday set the start date of a legislative special session, as her administration tries to juggle the pandemic’s financial impact with efforts to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. The...

 
 News    May 24, 2020 

Jail Logs - May 26

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Clovis Dillard's location planning to close

CLOVIS - After two decades of dressing eastern New Mexico, Dillard's department store is planning to close its North Plains Mall location. Dillard's has been the southside anchor for the mall since 20...

 

Weekend sees spike in COVID-19

The weekend was a dark one for eastern New Mexico in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the region set a one-day record for new cases and two local nursing homes reported confirmed cases. But officials said there is little reason...

 

COVID-19 detected at Heartland CCC

PORTALES — When the Heartland Continuing Care Center resident first learned on Friday that she’d tested positive for COVID-19, she was none too happy about it. “She gave us an earful,” Heartland CEO Ranelle Tweedy said of the 96-year-old...

 

One injured in Sunday house fire

CLOVIS — The Clovis Fire Department battled a house fire Sunday evening, with the department reporting one person suffering minor burns. Lt. Chris Elam of the CFD reported the call came in about 5:30 p.m. The blaze at 1604 Axtell, a single-story...

 

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