Articles from the September 23, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News

Curry ready to distribute grant money

CLOVIS — Curry County on Monday became the first local entity out of the gate with small business grants from its pool of $150 million in statewide assistance made available through the federal CARES Act. Curry County received... — Updated 9/24/2020

 

Release conditions change slightly for former daycare owners

PORTALES — A virtual bond hearing Wednesday for a pair of former daycare owners appealing their 2019 conviction was largely outlined last week by the New Mexico Supreme Court. However, some changes were made for Sandi and Mary... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story

 
 By Tom McDonald    Voices

Opinion: 2020 has been year of terrible losses

This is a terrible year for deaths. We might just hit a quarter million American losses to COVID-19 by the end of the year and, somewhere, someone is mourning every one of those losses. My family has been fortunate not to have... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Faith: Angry words should be allowed to marinate

Two or three folders stuffed with little pieces of paper covered in scrawled notes. A computer file folder named “ColumnSeed” with files named “ColSeed0001” and on up,... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Shelby Perea    News

New teacher evaluation system to get trial run

New Mexico’s new teacher evaluation system will get a trial run this school year. State Public Education Deputy Secretary Gwen Perea Warniment told lawmakers during a Legislative Education Study Committee hearing late last month... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Two positive cases announced in Roosevelt school community

SANTA FE — The state announced two more positive cases within the school community of Roosevelt County as part of six announced statewide Monday by the Public Education Department. The state on Thursday began announcing daily... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Sept. 23: Remembering dogs, children with a grenade

On this date ... 1975: Cannon Air Force Base officials had exploded a grenade found by children playing in the 100 block of Thornton Street in Clovis. Police said the grenade... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Jail log - Sept. 23

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • John Clark, 57, probation violation, out of state fugitive • Paul Aragon, 51, failure to appear on misdemeanor charge • Tobie Torres, 41, driving wh... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Don Williams    Sports

Tech starting season in quieter-than-usual stadium

LUBBOCK — When the Big 12 put out the 2020 conference football schedule last October, it shaped up as one of Texas Tech’s most attractive in several years. The Red Raiders were going to have seven home games for the first time... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Halloween Howwwl canceled

CLOVIS — Add one more domino to Clovis Softball Association cancelations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Halloween Howwwl was the latest to fall on Tuesday, with the cancelation breaking a 26-year run. Roger Jackson,... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Muleshoe looking for a pre-district winning record

MULESHOE — They collected their first victory in nearly two years a couple of weeks ago, and last week posted a double-digit comeback win at previously unbeaten Tulia. So what can the Muleshoe Mules do for an encore? Hopefully, p... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Education digest - Sept. 23

CMS looking at offering preschool at sites Clovis Municipal Schools is looking into offering preschool for four days per week at several of its school sites. Selected sites for 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. preschool Monday, Tuesday,... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Business digest - Sept. 23

Sustainable farming webinars scheduled Next month, the New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will begin a series of six webinars on sustainable agriculture, according to an agency release. The webinars will... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Bingo gets local twist at virtual homecoming

A 500-year-old game gets a fresh local twist today as part of Eastern New Mexico University's virtual homecoming that began Monday and continues through the weekend. Reach for the... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Consider stocking up for election

Stocking up on food and supplies before the worst part of the forced shutdowns could turn out to have been good practice for what may be coming after the presidential election.... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Bloomberg News    Voices

Opinion: Ginsburg's loss a double blow in 2020

The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a double blow. It will be felt as a personal loss by millions of Americans, and it will stress America's politics at a moment when its fabric is already threatening to come apart. Consider this a... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Judicial district among fastest in finding competency

CLOVIS — When it comes to finding a defendant competent or not competent to stand trial, the local Ninth Judicial District is one of the state’s fastest. The New Mexico Sentencing Commission released its findings Friday... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Theresa Davis    News

Hazardous waste cleanup slowed by underfunding

Cleaning up groundwater contamination is slow, complicated and expensive. And specific remediation at three military sites in New Mexico is also hindered by state budget constraints and limited staff, state Environment Department... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Scott Wyland    News

Air Force agrees to pay $251,000 fine

The U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay a $251,000 fine to the state for failing to monitor cancer-causing pollution from its base near Clovis and letting that facility’s wastewater permit expire last year. The fine was part of a... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Virtual recovery festival to be held

SANTA FE — In celebration of National Recovery Month, various state councils and departments are teaming up for a two-day virtual recovery festival. About 30 video presenters are scheduled to attend, and 22 organizations will... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Arkansas man injured in aircraft crash

CLOVIS — An Arkansas man was injured Saturday when his experimental aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airfield east of Clovis. Larry Bishop, 56, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, was transported to Plains Regional... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

RGH, clinics offering drive-thru flu shots

PORTALES — Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinics will offer a drve-thru flu shot event Oct. 17 in the RGH parking lot. The event will go from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., but notes that flu vaccinations are limited. There is no cost for the... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

Curry/Roosevelt sample ballot

Federal races President and Vice President of the United States • Howie Hawkins and Angela Nicole Walker (Green) • Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen (Libertarian) • Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris (Democratic)... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Lily Martin    News

Virtual performance set at ENMU

PORTALES - Virtual learning will not stop Eastern New Mexico University's theater department from practicing its craft. The department's upcoming shows, debuting Thursday, will be... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News

ENMU, CCC enrollment numbers drop

PORTALES — Three years ago, Eastern New Mexico University set a fall enrollment record at 6,027, and the following year came close to another at 6,015. This year, with the university going online for the fall semester out of... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

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