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Articles from the October 11, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 11, 2020

Governor: State 'at extreme risk'

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...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 11, 2020

Early voting draws crowds

CLOVIS - Early voting started Tuesday, and lines were consistently seen out the doors of the Curry County Clerk's Office all week. The county clerk's office in Roosevelt County also reported lots of e...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 11, 2020

Candidate Q&A: State representative District 63

Randal Brown What do you believe should be the role of the state government? Primarily, the government is responsible for providing funding for schools; more than 50% of the budget goes towards that. A significant portion goes to healthcare and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 11, 2020

Wayland closing Clovis campus

CLOVIS — After nearly a quarter century of instruction in Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base, Wayland Baptist University will close its Clovis campus at the end of the year. The move is part of a series of cuts to various programs and operational bud...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 11

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Monday • Indigenous Peoples’ Day    Tuesday  • City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee — 8:30 a.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis....

 

Events calendar - Oct. 11

Monday through Oct. 31  • Celebrate Recovery Pumpkin Patch — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Living Word Church of God, 2101 E. 21st St., Clovis. Pumpkins available for sale with all proceeds to benefit the...

 
 By David Stevens    News    October 11, 2020

Pages past, Oct. 11: Railroad ties were floating in streets

On this date ... 1985: Residents in Clovis’ La Salle Drive area packed city hall to ask for better drainage in their neighborhood. Recent rains inspired about 35 people to complain about “soggy...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 11, 2020

A look at other issues on the ballot

From the Oval Office to the New Mexico Legislature to numerous county offices, local voters have to make decisions on plenty of candidates in the general election. But there are plenty of other items for consideration on the Nov. 3 ballot, including...

 

Opinion: This time, governor deserves criticism - let the kids play

It's easy to be mad at New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. She forced private businesses to close or limit interaction with customers. She said churches were dangerous places to gather. She...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 11, 2020

Opinion: Barrett not scary as left believes

The Supreme Court fight of the century is, so far, a fizzle. The ratio of progressive outrage over the nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to supposed reasons that the U.S. Senate...

 

Opinion: Up to Trump to win the election

The Kamala Harris-Mike Pence death match will go down in history as another forgettable vice presidential debate, but it had its pluses. It showed us two important things we already knew. It showed...

 
 By Pat Lyons    Voices    October 11, 2020

Opinion: Power, choice should remain with people

The upcoming election is important to every New Mexican who deserves to know the truth before casting their vote. There is an amendment to the constitution of the state of New Mexico on the ballot in November and voters will decide whether to give...

 

Opinion: Fuel economy requirement unrealistic

Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made headlines with his announcement that by 2035 his state will ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles. That is an ambitious goal, but given the timeline, it is...

 

Opinion: No call for hateful behavior toward Trump

I know that social media is not the real world, just as Kim Kardashian is not your average working mother. But we have all started to spend parts of our days in the virtual world, and in the...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 11, 2020

Portales to host drive through trick-or-treat

PORTALES — The city of Portales will host a drive-through trick-or-treating experience at the Portales Public Library, Portales city councilors said at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The event — created after the Roosevelt County Chamber of...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 11, 2020

Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate

Editor’s note: A New Mexico U.S. Senate seat is open after Tom Udall decided against running for a third term. Candidates are Republican Mark Ronchetti, a former television meteorologist; Democrat Ben Ray Lujân, assistant speaker of the House of...

 

Curry jail has 43 virus positives

CLOVIS — The Curry County jail has become a hot spot for COVID-19. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said 43 positive detainee COVID tests have been received in the past 36 hours. Pyle said the facility on Thursday night had 64 inmates who have...

 

No updates in shooting

CLOVIS — The Clovis Police Department reported no updates Friday on a Tuesday morning shooting near Sandoval Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Capt. Robert Telles told The News the investigation was still ongoing, and updates would be...

 

Ski season uncertain

Much remains uncertain for the upcoming ski season in New Mexico. But ski resort owners all know one thing: They want to ride. "It's a different year than most," said Michael Adams with Ski...

 

I'm comfortable wearing the apron in my household

Over the last few years I’ve embraced the cooking duties in our house. My wife can tell I’ve embraced it because now when she embraces me her arms don’t go all the way around her fellow. Before...

 

Fig desserts ahead on show

Information on making fig desserts, using citrus fruit for centerpieces, and coloring lace with liquid paints will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 11

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “The Emerald Affair” by Janet MacLeod Trotter. In Scotland in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Esmie McBride meets handsome Captain Tom Lomax at her...

 

Club notes - Oct. 11

Beta Phi Beta Phi had its October meeting at the home of George Hay in Portales. There were eight jewel pin members, one pledge and one guest. Jeannette Bass hosted the meeting. Before the meeting everyone enjoyed the refreshments of finger food...

 

School menus - Oct. 11

Editor’s note: In-person or to-go service varies based on a school’s mode of education as allowed by the Public Education Department on a county-by-county basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by school officials or...

 

Senior calendar - Oct. 11

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk and tossed salad w/dressing Monday: Closed, Columbus Day Tuesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, broccoli, garlic toast, lemon pudding, salad...

 

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