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Articles from the September 20, 2020 edition

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Taylors granted release pending appeal

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court, in a 3-1 decision, ordered a pair of former Portales daycare owners be granted release from prison pending an appeal on their 2019 convictions. Sandi and Mary Taylor, former owners of the Taylor Tots...

 

Curry goes green

SANTA FE — She believes the state is “trending in exactly the way we are hoping to” on COVID-19. So on Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced recreation-related changes to the state’s public health order aimed at reopening the...

 

Schools report positive cases

SANTA FE — Ten positive COVID-19 cases in Roosevelt County schools were among 15 reported Thursday and Friday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The PED began providing daily updates of positive tests early last week. According to the...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 20, 2020

Counties plan to install more ballot drop boxes

Ballot drop boxes are no stranger to elections, but the state is encouraging an increase in their presence this year out of concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office is advising counties to...

 

Meetings calendar - Sept. 20

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 3 p.m., ENMWUA Offices, Sitterly Professional Center, 801 Pile Street, Clovis. Public invited to attend via phone because of...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 20

Monday  • ENMU “Fiesta” virtual homecoming — live and pre-recorded events online at https://www.facebook.com/AlumniENMU. 10 a.m. — Alumni Association Facebook giveaways. Virtual campus tours TBA. Pre-recorded presentations from various...

 

Opinion: If you're offended by a TV show, then turn the thing off

“Cuties” is about a child’s struggle to find her identity amid contrasting cultures. Or it’s child pornography. You’ll have to watch it to decide for yourself. Or, don’t, which is also...

 

Opinion: Important to county to be counted

Well here we are again with the 2020 Census coming to an end. Sept. 30 will be the last day that we as Roosevelt County residents will have the opportunity to complete the Census. I am highly encouraging our residents who have already completed the...

 

Opinion: Fire season regular feature of California

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed...

 

Opinion: Cheney example of country club conservative

There exists a type of country club conservative that desperately wants to fit in after being elected. The cultural issues most important to the base are cringe inducing for these squishy Republicans. Abortion, immigration, term limits, fighting...

 

Opinion: Cancel culture full of hypocrisy

Cancel culture and cancer both begin with the letter “C,” which is not a coincidence. The urge to obliterate, annul, remove, censor and excise from our collective social conscience is akin to what...

 

Opinion: Another viewpoint: Americans picking their own propaganda

EDGEWOOD — This week’s internal dialogue with myself has been all about agitprop. Quick refresher: “agitprop” is political propaganda, particularly that used by the Soviet Union to mobilize, that is, manipulate, the masses. You know, big...

 

Clovis considers foreclosing on Gidding house

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis is looking into foreclosing on a home on Gidding Street, and all indications are it won’t stop there. City commissioners voted 7-0 to authorize abatement of the house at 1201 Gidding, and Mayor Mike Morris agreed with...

 

Muleshoe makes comeback over Tulia

TULIA, Texas - Down 14-0, Muleshoe regrouped and found its footing in the second half to complete a stunning comeback on Friday night. Quarterback Zach Hasley threw for three second-half touchdowns, i...

 

Remembering Lightning, the standout dog of my youth

My mom isn’t much of a dog person. Sure, she’ll stop by and feed my dogs if I have to be gone, but she’s turned down the opportunity to have the granddogs come stay with her. There was one dog...

 

Embroidering ahead on show

Information on embroidering on stretchy fabrics and working with Transfer Artist Paper will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

On the shelves - Sept. 20

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “A Well Behaved Woman” by Therese Anne Fowler. Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age...

 

Senior calendar - Sept. 20

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Chicken fajita, pinto beans, Spanish rice, chips & salsa, fruit salad Tuesday: Baked fish, baked potatoes, blended vegetables, dinner...

 

School menus - Sept. 20

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...

 

Pages past, Sept. 20: Remembering when fruit pies were 39 cents

On this date ... 1985: Capt. Joe Frank Chavez and Capt. Evelyn Chavez were the new commanders of Clovis’ Salvation Army. Joe Chavez said the organization’s food shelves were sparsely stocked and...

 

ENMU holding virtual homecoming

PORTALES — With on-campus events postponed until the spring semester, Eastern New Mexico University is celebrating its homecoming virtually this week. Beginning Monday, a fiesta-themed homecoming week will commence with streaming videos of campus...

 

Regents to close on sale of former stadium

PORTALES — By Friday, there should only be one Greyhound Stadium in Roosevelt County. The Eastern New Mexico University regents are expected to close on a sale of the former home of the Greyhound football team, along with nearly 24 acres surroundin...

 

School board to consider posthumous honor

CLOVIS — From the time he joined Clovis Municipal Schools as a teacher in 1965, to his retirement in 2001, to the two times he came out of retirement to serve as interim superintendent, G.C. Ross made countless impacts with the district. On Tuesday...

 

Dry, warm winter expected

After what meteorologists are calling a "neutral" winter in 2019-20, it looks like New Mexico is once again in for a dryer, warmer winter. But have no fear, pumpkin spice latte and scarf lovers; there...

 

Commission recommends retaining all judges in district

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission recommends retaining all five judges in the Ninth Judicial District in the November general election, according to an election retention report it released Friday. The NMJPEC is...

 

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