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Articles from the September 2, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 2, 2020

Roosevelt GOP selects county clerk nominee

PORTALES - The Roosevelt County Republican Party has selected Mandi Park as its nominee for county clerk in the November general election. The party was tasked to find a successor following the...

 

$150 million in CARES Act grants announced

SANTA FE — New Mexico officials on Tuesday announced $150 million in federal CARES Act grants to local governments across New Mexico. The grants are intended to cover the cost of “necessary expenditures” incurred due to the public health...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 2, 2020

Making it official

CLOVIS - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state restrictions on mass gatherings, the Curry County Events Center has essentially been closed since mid-March. The Curry County Commission made the...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 2, 2020

Clovis Christian enrollment up

CLOVIS — There are 20 additional students at the Clovis Christian Schools this semester, an increase — to 235 — that Superintendent Jim Haley attributes to in-person instruction. “In trying to come up with plans for returning to school I was...

 

Curry, Roosevelt report virus deaths

Curry County on Tuesday reported its second coronavirus-related death in two days, while Roosevelt County, also Tuesday, reported its second virus-related death since the pandemic began. The three deaths were among 17 reported Monday and Tuesday,...

 

Roosevelt Democratic Party opens office

PORTALES — The Roosevelt Democratic Party has established an office in Portales, party officials reported. The office, located at 421 S. Ave. C, opened Saturday and will be open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The office...

 

Business digest - Sept. 2

Program reports completions SANTA FE — The New Mexico Safe Certified program, since its June 15 launch, has reported more than 1,800 businesses have begun the program, with more than 600 having completed it so far. As of Monday, the New Mexico...

 

Education digest - Sept. 2

Governor’s office wants applications SANTA FE — The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she is requesting applications for positions on these boards of regents: • Eastern New Mexico University • New Mexico Highlands • New...

 

Opinion: Postal service 'intrigue' just incompetence

In politics, what looks like sordid intrigue often turns out to be garden-variety incompetence. Case in point: After much testimony and investigation, it seems likely that the U.S. Postal Service was not engaged in a plot to derail November’s...

 

Opinion: Trouble sure way to get excitement

If you go looking for trouble, you’ll probably find it. If you’ve seen any national news recently you’ve watched it happen. Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, intentionally went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, a...

 

Opinion: We're going to need a good laugh

We need some comic relief. It’s hard to find humor in the year we’re in. Hardly anyone’s laughing, except inside their own little political and cultural echo chambers. I guess you have to turn to the Disney channel or Nickelodeon to find...

 

Ag teacher 'Ma Cone' remembered for life of service

For at least two decades worth of students who were in the Future Farmers of America program in the 1980s and 1990s at Portales High School, a small but feisty woman they called "Ma Cone" was their...

 

Pages past - Sept. 2

On this date ... 1910: C. S. Hart of Portales was shot in the arm, face and leg in a dispute over $14 in pasture rent. The injuries sustained from shotgun pellets did not appear life-threatening, but...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 2, 2020

Chamber accepting videos for promotional project

CLOVIS — The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting video submissions from area residents for a promotional project they are working on. “Life in Clovis” will be a series of videos that feature short clips of different people,...

 

State meet to be extended to two days

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico prep cross country season, under normal circumstances, would have begun by now. But this is far from a normal season thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the season will be marked by a delayed start and meets...

 

Farwell, Bovina look to build off opening week wins

FARWELL — For the first time in a while, the Farwell-Bovina football rivalry won’t help determine whether either team makes the postseason. Playing in separate districts this season, the traditional late-season clash between the Parmer County...

 

Jail log - Sept. 2

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Peter Ramon, 53, probation violation, parole violation • Michael Perez, 28, criminal damage to the property of a household member, failure to pay fines, battery against...

 

Faith: Only one real truth - and that's God's truth

When my first grandchild, a beautiful little girl, was born, I was surprised to learn that grandchildren are born with an integrated GPS. All of mine have come thus equipped. The Grandpa Positioning...

 

Faith: Memories of Dad help me in the face of difficulties

My dad’s birthday slipped by quietly this week. He would have been 83. I spent the day before his birthday doing the same thing I’ve done for decades. I baked him a cake. There’s a family spice...

 

Amended health order adds some quarantine relaxations

SANTA FE — A revised public health order, issued Thursday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and effective Friday, includes some relaxation of the requirement for a 14-day quarantine when arriving to New Mexico from other states. However,... Full story

 

State covers re-entry guidelines

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico Public Education Department gave a review of criteria required for a phased reintroduction to in-person public education Thursday. Most local schools, however, will remain in online-only mode through at least next week.... Full story

 

Coronavirus blamed for death of Roosevelt County woman

The coronavirus has claimed the life of a Roosevelt County woman in her 50s, marking the fourth virus-related death reported in eastern New Mexico this week. New Mexico health officials reported the death on Friday. She had been hospitalized with... Full story

 

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