Articles from the September 30, 2020 edition

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Roswell man shot in apparent robbery attempt dies

A Roswell man shot during an apparent robbery attempt on Sept. 11 in Portales has died. District Attorney Andrea Reeb said Brady Vallejos died Tuesday in a Lubbock hospital, where he’d been in critical condition. Prosecutor Quentin Ray said...

 

Curry sees spike in cases

Curry County has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases over the last week, and the county's sixth virus-related death was reported on Saturday. The greatest concern could be at the Curry County Detention...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 30, 2020

Pair of businesses greenlit to reopen

CLOVIS - Following amendments to state public health orders, a pair of Clovis establishments have received the green light for socially distanced activities. On Friday, St. Bernard Farms opened its...

 

Clovis gives CARES application details

CLOVIS — Apply early. And, possibly down the road, apply often. Officials from the city of Clovis, Clovis Community College's Small Business Development Center and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spoke Monday to detail what will be the...

 

State eligible for food benefits through program

SANTA FE — Federal approval of New Mexico’s Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program means families in the state will be eligible for more than $45 million in additional food benefits, according to a release from the state. The retroactive...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    September 30, 2020

Local theaters may soon see renovation

CLOVIS - The show must go on ... eventually. Officials with Clovis Community College told The News the Mesa Theater, owned by the college since 2011, was getting ready to open for events when the...

 

Roosevelt begins CARES app process

PORTALES — Roosevelt County has begun the application process for CARES Act business continuity grants for local small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county will begin awarding grants of up to $10,000 from its...

 

ENMU launches sports mobile app

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s athletics department has teamed up with Sidearm Sports to launch is own mobile app. The app is available by searching for “ENMU Athletics” on either the App Store or Google Play. Content will...

 

Opinion: Caldwell right pick for ENMU leadership

As our nation, our community, and our university push through these trying times — a pandemic, economic issues, an election year, and much more — leave it to a woman to be selected to lead Eastern New Mexico University during this “perfect...

 

Opinion: Tolerance, approval different things

Few people understand the difference between tolerating a behavior and endorsing or approving of it. There are things I don’t approve of but don’t have the right to stop others from doing. I may...

 

Opinion: ACA helps 'free enterprise' economy

For years, I had an editorial cartoon posted in my work area that showed a panhandler on a street corner with a sign that read, “Will work for health insurance.” Our healthcare system stifles American ingenuity. It’s the reason some would-be...

 

Here's to good memories, past and future

In my ongoing quest to avoid reality (because really, who among us is interested in reality right now?) I found myself this week traveling back in time to the handful of years in the 1970s that my...

 

Pages past, Sept. 30: Women voters, Fireballs and the KFC special

On this date ... 1920: Maude Smith, the vice chairman of Roosevelt County, reported the following in The Portales Valley News: “Owing to the fact that women will be permitted to vote in the coming...

 

Road to be closed for water work

CLOVIS — A portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed beginning Thursday for water line installations, according to a Clovis city release. The closure will begin 9 a.m. and run through Oct. 8 on the portion of MLK between...

 

Education digest - Sept. 30

Clovis native honored DALLAS — A Clovis native has received his law school’s highest level of award, according to a university release. Nathan Hecht, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, has been named this year’s recipient of the Robert...

 

School officials: Local reopening requirements a 'moving target'

As debates over school reopenings during the COVID-19 pandemic rage on, superintendents in New Mexico are calling local requirements a “moving target.” Grievances were aired to the Legislative Education Study Committee the day after the state Pub...

 

May we never forget Bible's real purpose

I hear this comment made fairly often: “Wow! That person really knows the Bible!” I always wonder what the speaker means. Usually they mean that someone is quite familiar with the words of the...

 

Rising COVID-19 rates concern state officials

SANTA FE — State officials did not announce any pending changes to public health orders, but noted concerns with rising COVID-19 rates across the state during a Thursday virtual address. Human Services Secretary David Scrase said Bernalillo... Full story

 

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