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Articles from the September 6, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 6, 2020

Local schools online for now

SANTA FE — Public schools in Curry and Roosevelt counties will remain in online-only mode through at least next week. While most schools around the state will reopen to students this week, recent coronavirus cases in the Clovis and Portales area...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 6, 2020

Clovis looks outside for retail help

CLOVIS — It’s no mystery the city of Clovis has lost retail over the last few years. The Clovis City Commission is hoping some outside help can reverse the trend. The commission on Thursday agreed to a three-year, $130,000 professional services a...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 6, 2020

Official pleased with online school participation

Portales school Superintendent Johnnie Cain is disappointed students won't be returning to class in person for at least a few more weeks. But at least students are participating in the online...

 

Muleshoe escapee faces charges for jailbreak

MULESHOE — A man who escaped the Bailey County jail Aug. 29 and was arrested in Abernathy later that day is facing charges for the escape, and a Plainview man alleged to have aided in the getaway is facing charges. Prior to his escape, Mark Lucio...

 

Roosevelt woman among COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE — A Roosevelt County woman was among three COVID-19 deaths announced Friday, as the state announced 96 new cases. Locally, Curry County had nine new cases and Roosevelt one. According to the Department of Health, the Roosevelt County...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    September 6, 2020

Water usage not raising concerns

CLOVIS - The summer of 2020 has been a hot one, with most days reaching the 90s and plenty more days in the 100s than the 70s. But so far, it hasn't been too much of a strain on the city's water...

 

Clovis seeking to fill vacancies

CLOVIS — The City of Clovis is seeking applicants for three vacancies on its planning and zoning commission. The commission meets 3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month — currently at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library ...

 

Locals on Senior Olympics board

CLOVIS — Two Clovis residents have been selected for the New Mexico Senior Olympics board of directors for two-year terms. Kenneth Lindsey and Bill Adams have been accepted onto the 11-member board, which is chaired by Steve Duran of Las Cruces....

 

Opinion: We have failed to educate about evils of socialism

A frightening 70% of millennials say they would back a socialist candidate for office. And today, we are seeing many socialist ideas gaining traction, such as “free” college tuition for all, government-run healthcare and a guaranteed income even...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    September 6, 2020

Opinion: Riots, looting aren't Trump's fault

Until a few days ago, Democrats were content to pretend the disorder in American cities didn't exist. Now, worried that Joe Biden is on his back foot on the issue, they readily acknowledge the...

 

Opinion: No way America full of racists

At least the media haven't politicized the weather reports - yet. Watching the next Category 4 hurricane hit Florida is about all I can stand to see on TV these days. The news and cable talk shows...

 

Opinion: Paraplegic's stand not intended as a rebuke

It's rare that a simple tweet triggers in me the desire to write a column. On night three of the Republican National Convention last month, I had the great pleasure of watching Madison Cawthorne, a...

 

Letter to the editor - Sept. 6

Prefer to decide for myself We will soon be privileged to cast the most important vote of our lifetime. The results will determine the fate of our country. Do we want a free, prosperous and lawful country with the hope of a bright future where we...

 

Opinion: Reflect on workers' importance to you

Labor Day is coming up, a time when we normally celebrate the end of summer with a barbeque and cooler weather. This year, because of COVID, we're asking people to socially distance. So why not take t...

 

Farwell too much to overcome

FARWELL - Playing without its starting quarterback, Bovina managed to hang with rival Farwell for quite a while on Friday night thanks to an opportunistic defense. In the end, though, it proved too...

 

Texas' UIL ramps up guideline efforts

Texas' University Interscholastic League is ramping up its efforts to get spectators to follow COVID-19 guidelines at games by threatening sanctions for those who don't comply. Meanwhile, local...

 

NM's one-day adventures

Slowly but surely, things are looking up for New Mexico residents in regard to COVID-19 lockdown. But with social distancing still being a factor in our state, many residents may still be looking for...

 

Probably some great sunrises, sunsets in store in heaven

You can’t rope a twister, you can’t catch lightning in a bottle and you can’t accurately reproduce a sunset. I’ve spent a lot of time on the road back and forth to the hospital as my...

 

Pressed flowers ahead on show

Information on pressed flowers and painting with chalk will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). Kate Chu represents...

 

On the shelves - Sept. 6

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Serving Up Love” by Traci Peterson and others presents a collection of four novellas, each featuring a Harvey Girl heroine. From Kansas to Texas, the Grand...

 

School menus - Sept. 6

Editor’s note: New Mexico public schools are not offering in-person instruction until Sept. 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All items are for to-go service only, with meal information provided by school officials or websites. Contact individual...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 6

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Labor Day Tuesday: Chicken salad w/cranberry & almonds, crackers, potato salad, cucumber & tomatoes, cherry/pineapple cake Wednesday:...

 

Pages past, Sept. 6: Motor boats were 'putt-putting' about

On this date ... 1957: Clovis received 5.26 inches of rain between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - the most ever recorded in the city in a 24-hour period. No injuries were reported, but hundreds of sparrows...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 6, 2020

Portales council raises traffic issues

PORTALES - The Portales City Council's meeting Tuesday night largely dealt with council concerns on traffic issues. Councilors raised constituent concerns about motorist speeding through stop signs...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 6

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday  • City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654  • Ute Water...

 

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