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Articles from the May 6, 2020 edition

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Early voting begins

Early voting for the June 2 primary has begun, with both the Curry and Roosevelt county clerk's offices reopened for that specific purpose. Other functions provided by the clerk's offices will still b...

 
 By Peter Stein    Sports    May 6, 2020

Leagues ready to play ball - hopefully

TEXICO — Sports have been among the events most missed while New Mexico is under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. But there may be some hope on the horizon. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s most recent order runs until May 15, and after that...

 
 By Betty Williamson    Voices    May 6, 2020

Opinion: Go away millers; you guys are unbearable

I’m on the hunt for a grizzly bear. No, I don’t want a head to mount on my wall, or a rug to cover the floor in front of my fireplace. I want the real thing, alive and hungry, and here’s why....

 

DOH confirms rabid skunks in De Baca County

SANTA FE — A skunk that attacked a person in De Baca County last week has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health reported. “This is the second skunk that tested positive for rabies in that county ... (T)he first one had an...

 
 By Peter Stein    News    May 6, 2020

Roosevelt officials discuss upcoming election

PORTALES — With COVID-19 disrupting normal life as much as it has, people might need a reminder that elections are continuing through the crisis. Though the New Mexico primary elections are June 2, early voting began Tuesday morning and was a...

 

Peanut shelling plant reopens after weeklong closure

PORTALES — A week after it was closed following “several employees” testing positive for COVID-19, a Borden peanut shelling facility has reopened. The facility reopened Monday, according to a release from parent company Severn Peanut Company....

 
 News    May 6, 2020

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...

 

Officials to consider board members

CLOVIS — There is no guarantee of when Clovis’ various advisory boards will be meeting again given restrictions on mass gatherings. But commissioners will decide on Thursday who belongs to which boards when they do meet again. The 5:15 p.m....

 

Opinion: Sunshine needed on Economic Recovery Council

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has repeatedly said: “We’re all in this together.” Our first-term governor, enmeshed in the biggest crisis facing the state in a century, has sought to instill a collective...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    May 6, 2020

Opinion: Reopening isn't politicians' call

To open or not to open; that is the question. But it’s the wrong question. While there’s plenty of debate and disagreement over allowing businesses to re-open; when and how it should be done, the...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices    May 6, 2020

Opinion: New Deals important to country

When the economy started to retract from the onslaught of the coronavirus, pundits compared it to the Great Recession of 2008. Now they’re drawing a line to the Great Depression, which started with a stock market crash in the fall of 1929 and...

 

Curry commissioners uncertain about joining partnership

CLOVIS — Curry County commissioners expressed appreciation for a newfound clean water partnership in response to PFAS groundwater contamination near Cannon Air Force Base, but indicated Tuesday morning they weren’t sure it was wise or even legal...

 

ENMU regents to review graduation lists for campuses

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University regents will review graduation lists for all three of its campuses, and receive updates on a virtual graduation for the Portales campus during its Friday meeting. The 1 p.m. meeting will be virtual due to...

 

Temporary licenses prepared for drivers

SANTA FE — New Mexico has more than 32,000 drivers whose licenses either expired since March 11 or will expire by May 15. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department has prepared 90-day temporary licenses for those drivers during the COVID-19...

 

Man accused of false reports

PORTALES — A Portales man is accused of making false reports to police in connection with three different incidents — a bomb scare, a stabbing and a shooting, reports show. Placido Duran, 60, was being held without bond in the Roosevelt County...

 

Prayer events scheduled

CLOVIS — Thursday’s National Day of Prayer won’t be traditional during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, organizers in Clovis have planned three events, in addition to encouraging prayer from home. The events: • Walk and pray at Hillcrest Park...

 

ENMU recognized by website

PORTALES — A website dedicated to security has recognized Eastern New Mexico University as the safest college campus in the state. The study from YourLocalSecurity.com considers two- or four-year schools with at least 5,000 students by using data... Full story

 

Rail work set for Muleshoe

MULESHOE — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad is scheduled to begin maintenance work today on the railroad crossings located at West Ithaca Street and West Dallas/Fifth Street in Muleshoe. A Texas Department of Transportation news release...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Pages past - May 6

On this date ... 1970: An Amarillo man had called Clovis police to report he'd lost his wallet, along with the $383 in cash and checks it contained. Police had good news: Two Clovis teenagers had...

 

Owen hired as ENMU men's basketball coach

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has filled its men's basketball coaching vacancy, tabbing recent Southern Indiana assistant Brent Owen as the program's 14th head coach. The move was announ...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Reader reaction - May 6

This is Teacher Appreciation Week. We asked our readers to tell us about the teachers that have made the greatest impacts on their lives. Here's a sampling: • Cristin Stewart - For me it was two...

 

Opinion: Before Air Jordans, we had Buster Browns

Before Air Jordans, we had Buster Browns Buster Brown had come to town, making the front page of the Roosevelt County Herald. It happened on May 3, 1910. He performed to a full house at Portales'...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    May 6, 2020

Opinion: Wearing masks isn't about fear but responsibility

People wear masks when they mow the lawn, work on home projects, refinish furniture, when they paint. All in the name of safety. So, what’s the big deal about wearing a mask now? We have a...

 
 By Curtis Shelburne    Voices    May 6, 2020

Opinion: Our creator knows our every need and feeling

One size never fits all. If you’ve lived for 10 minutes or so, I probably don’t need to tell you that. But one of my brothers just sent in a text to the rest of his brothers a photo of a...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Jail log - May 6

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis ∞ Darlene Munoz, 24, shoplifting ∞ Anthony Hernandez, 31, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge ∞ Mark Torres, 19, failure to appear on a felony charge ∞ Elias...

 

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