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Articles from the October 14, 2020 edition

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 By Lily Martin    News    October 14, 2020

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 mass gatherings to... Full story

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 14, 2020

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 period opened Monday...

 

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 model for the fall...

 

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 partnership with the New Mex...

 

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 Legislature appropriated...

 

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 was part of $332,000...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    October 14, 2020

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 Iowa-based company...

 

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 the Friendship... Full story

 

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 elected to release a...

 

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 the protagonist...

 

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 another round of...

 

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 her into her annual...

 
 By David Stevens    News    October 14, 2020

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 Prescription Shop...

 

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 are not allowed on...

 

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 stones honor the...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 14, 2020

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 to keep his team...

 

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 Mexico Activities...

 

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 felony charge ...

 

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 despite its weakness ...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 14, 2020

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 some numbers better...

 

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 by attending a...

 

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 Edgmon was... Full story

 

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 reported 672 new cases... Full story

 

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 is being...

 

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