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Articles from the October 7, 2020 edition

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Governor: State at "extreme risk of uncontrollable spread" of COVID-19

SANTA FE — While no immediate changes were made to public health orders, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned the state was “at extreme risk of uncontrollable spread” of COVID-19 during its weekly press conference.... — Updated 10/9/2020 Full story


Three covid deaths reported Wednesday in Parmer County

Three COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Parmer County on Wednesday and the state of New Mexico recorded more than 400 new cases of the virus. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has scheduled a news conference for... — Updated 10/7/2020 Full story


Weekend sports events canceled by NMAA

The New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body for prep athletics and other extracurricular activities in New Mexico public schools, has told member schools all competitions scheduled for Saturday have been canceled.... — Updated 10/7/2020 Full story


Clovis schools announces three COVID positive tests

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools announced three confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff or students at two of its campuses on Wednesday, bringing the total to seven announced at CMS sites since Sunday. The district announced on... — Updated 10/7/2020 Full story

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Grand jury hearing scheduled in fatal shooting

PORTALES — A grand jury hearing is scheduled Oct. 16 for three people alleged to have participated in a drug deal turned fatal shooting. A juvenile accused of being the gunman, however, will not be part of the hearing.... — Updated 10/6/2020 Full story

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Still waiting for word

CLOVIS - As the hoped-for start of 2020-21 high school sports fast approaches in New Mexico, players and coaches are waiting for the final word from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. As... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Dan Boyd    News

Governor self-quarantining after possible exposure

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Monday that she is self-quarantining after possible exposure last week to a custodial worker at the Governor’s Mansion who later tested positive for COVID-19. The governor tested... — Updated 10/6/2020


Jail log - Oct. 7

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Ariana Tapia, 20, failure to appear on a felony charge • Sydney Lucas, 36, failure to appear on a felony charge • Amber Blanco-Castillo, 29,... — Updated 10/6/2020


Infection numbers continue to rise

CLOVIS — Infection numbers are indicating that the state is not nearly out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Curry County is having plenty of challenges itself. Curry County reported 12 positive COVID-19 cases Monday and 11 Tuesday,... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Patti Dobson    Voices

Faith: Maybe there'd be less hate if we remembered we're all connected

One of my favorite events on the church calendar happened this past weekend, World Communion Sunday. This celebration crosses denominations as people put aside their differences to... — Updated 10/6/2020


Faith: Political leaders should try laughing at themselves

I wonder what would happen ... Well, it probably wouldn’t happen, at least, not with the folks I’m thinking of, though I think there’s a pretty good chance it could happen, wo... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Farwell finds opponent for homecoming game

FARWELL — The Farwell football team was looking at the possibility of three open dates in a four-week stretch. Not good. The Steers, though, managed to find a game last week, and they learned that their first Class 2A Division I... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Oct. 7: The circus was coming to town

On this date ... 1930: Tickets were on sale for the Robbins Bros. Circus coming to Clovis. Promotional advertising announced 1,000 people, 300 wild animals, 200 trained horses, 40 c... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Theresa Davis    News

Attorneys square off on water evaporation

New Mexico and Texas attorneys painted differing pictures before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as to why water was allowed to evaporate in Brantley Reservoir near Carlsbad instead of being delivered to Texas under the Pecos... — Updated 10/6/2020


Consider this a love letter to the month of October

Dear October, Consider this a love letter. Some say it is wrong to have favorites, but you leave me no choice. You are the one. The other months have their moments, of course, but... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

Opinion: October surprises have already happened

No need to worry about an October surprise this time around. It’s already happened. You guessed it, I’m talking about President Trump contracting COVID-19. It’s the barn-burner that changes everything. Or, nothing. There’s... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Extremists should keep politics to selves

Of all the political ideas I’m puzzled by — which is all of them — the ideas of White Supremacy and White Nationalism are among the most bizarre. To imagine you’re better... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By John M. Crisp    Voices

Opinion: Next debate should be in remote format

Before President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, a strong case could be made for modifying the format of the remaining debates from face-to-face to remote. Now it’s essential. It may seem premature to consider the format of... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

Roosevelt County officials review pandemic-related challenges

PORTALES — Roosevelt County officials provided commissioners with a review of a few pandemic-related challenges both statewide and in the county during its Tuesday morning meeting. County Manager Amber Hamilton presented... — Updated 10/6/2020


Education digest - Oct. 7

Meals halting during break CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools will halt grab-and-go meal service during its fall break, scheduled for Friday through Monday. To ensure children can receive meals during the break, additional... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Robert Nott    News

Little debate between District 3 candidates

Call it the debate that wasn’t. Both candidates for New Mexico’s U.S. House seat in the 3rd Congressional District stressed their deep roots in the state and vowed to provide a voice for New Mexicans who may not otherwise have... — Updated 10/6/2020


Judge elected as board member

SANTA FE — Roosevelt County Magistrate Judge Christopher Mitchell has been elected as a board member for the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association, according to an association release. The association re-elected Los Alamos... — Updated 10/6/2020


Curry accepting apps for vacancies

CLOVIS — Curry County is accepting letters of interest from people wishing to fill two vacancies on its investment committee, according to a county release. Applicants must live or work in Curry County and be current or retired... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Curry approves detention center stipend request

CLOVIS — Starting with their next paycheck, employees at the Curry County Adult Detention Center will see a small boost to reflect work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Curry County Commission unanimously approved a request duri... — Updated 10/6/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

Homer Tankersley lived full life

At 93, Homer Tankersley experienced a lot in one lifetime. Tankersley, founder of the Clovis Main Street clothing store that bears the family name, passed away Saturday. Born March... — Updated 10/6/2020


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