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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News

Governor adds new restrictions

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Tuesday she will add stricter measures to the state’s public health order in response to rising COVID-19 cases. The new order, which goes into effect Friday, will: • Reduce the definition of... — Updated 10/17/2020


Governor: COVID-19 spread "alarming" and "untenable"

SANTA FE — New Mexico officials reported the second straight daily record of COVID-19 infections Thursday in a trend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called “alarming” and “untenable” for health care providers. The state... — Updated 10/17/2020


Muleshoe woman found dead in Roosevelt County

The body of a missing Muleshoe woman has been located at an undisclosed location in Roosevelt County. Sheriff Malin Parker said in an email Friday morning that Jaime Edgmon's death... — Updated 10/16/2020


Law enforcement searching for woman reported missing

Law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing Muleshoe woman, and asking for public assistance in their search. According to a release from the Muleshoe Police Department, the department received a report Tuesday that Jaime... — Updated 10/15/2020


Clovis Senior Services temporarily closes

CLOVIS — The Clovis Senior Services Department has closed until further notice due to positive testing for COVID-19, according to a city release. The release noted the Curry Resident Senior Meals Association, which is housed at... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Oct. 14: Remembering the Hy-Tones Mini Mall

On this date ... 1975: The Hy-Tones Mini Mall at 412 Main St. in Clovis was preparing for its grand opening. Stores in the complex included the Hy-Tones Music Studio, Inc., God's... — Updated 10/13/2020


Pesticide safety education program offering online workshops

LAS CRUCES - The pesticide safety education program at New Mexico State University is offering workshops two ways online. Pesticide applicators may earn continuing education units... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

Supreme Court puts census deadline in flux

The 2020 Census deadline is in flux, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday suspending a lower court order that allowed the count to be extended to Oct. 31. Meanwhile, recent numbers show that some local municipalities are reporting... — Updated 10/13/2020


Jail log - Oct. 14

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday - Tuesday): Clovis • Reynaldo Armijo, 23, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation, failure to pay fines • Angellica Vega, 25, failure to appear on a... — Updated 10/13/2020


Tolerance a plastic idol compared to God's love

Tolerance. I find myself wondering if the word, these days a sickly, anemic, anorexic wraith of a word barely staggering around on its wobbly feet — and yet incredibly loud... — Updated 10/13/2020


NMAA anticipates revised calendar

ALBUQUERQUE — The state’s governing body for prep sports and activities anticipates having a revised calendar for sports that will now incorporate all sports traditionally played in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Mustangs prep for upstart Eagles

Bovina coach Coby Emery is glad to get his team’s first Class 2A Division II District 2 game out of the way, and in the win column. Still, while it puts the Mustangs in a favorable position in the district race, Emery is trying... — Updated 10/13/2020


Paver orders being accepted

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee is accepting walkway paver orders for Veteran’s Day. Orders placed before 5 p.m. Nov. 3 will be included. The walkway portion honors all veterans, while the monument... — Updated 10/13/2020


DoT offers sign reminder

ROSWELL — The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reminding New Mexicans it will remove any political signs posted on state road right-of-ways. Under New Mexico Criminal and Traffic Law 66-7-108, political sign postings... — Updated 10/13/2020


Mom's letter-writing legacy tugs my heartstrings

This was about the time each year of my mother’s life that she started working on her Christmas letters. Something about the leaves changing and the nights growing cooler threw... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Tom McDonald    Voices

Opinion: Green initiatives are no-brainer

Joe Biden says we’re in a “battle for the soul of our nation.” I think he’s right. Never in my lifetime have the differences been so stark and threatening. But what about New Mexico? Is this an epic election year or just... — Updated 10/13/2020


Opinion: To regain trust transparency the best choice

Secrecy fuels suspicion. It’s natural to wonder what happens behind closed doors. After immense public pressure from activists and politicians as well as a court motion by an unidentified juror, Kentucky’s attorney general... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Kent McManigal    Voices

Opinion: Every four years, the same old thing

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in an infinite presidential time loop? Every four years I watch it repeat, but no one else seems to notice. Like the movie Groundhog Day, where... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Ron Warnick    News

Fuel mixup fouls engines

A fuel vendor’s mistake at the Yesway convenience store in San Jon led to fouled engines for numerous residents and other customers who filled up their diesel vehicles for about a four-day period. A company spokeswoman said the... — Updated 10/13/2020


Education digest - Oct. 14

PED offering scholarships SANTA FE — The New Mexico Public Education Department for the first time is offering scholarships to help public school educators offset the costs of National Board Certification. The New Mexico... — Updated 10/13/2020


Five districts get grants

Five school districts in Curry and Roosevelt counties received more than $25,000 from a Public Education Department grant to expand programs that purchase from local farmers, food hubs or cooperatives and distributors. The money... — Updated 10/13/2020


Business digest - Oct. 14

Department to host workshop SANTA FE — The New Mexico Tourism Department will host a small business resiliency workshop Oct. 27 to help tourism-related businesses develope strategies going forward. The workshop, done in partnersh... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

Back on campus

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University announced Tuesday a return to campus for some of its student-athletes next week, with plans to bring back more in the coming weeks. That’s despite the university going to an online-only... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

Portales police chief retiring at end of November

PORTALES - The Portales Police Department announced on Sunday it will begin searching for a new chief of police with Pat Gallegos retiring at the end of November. The application... — Updated 10/13/2020


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