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Articles from the October 18, 2020 edition

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 By DavidStevens    News    October 18, 2020

Two jailed in Muleshoe woman's death

Police believe a Muleshoe woman was killed early Tuesday morning because her assailants feared she would report them for crimes she may have witnessed. Keith Cordova, 22, and Francisco Bustamante,... Full story

 

Portales man indicted in fatal shooting

PORTALES — A Portales man was indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday for his alleged role in a fatal shooting last month. Diego Morales, 18, faces a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 11 death of Brady Vallejos, 19...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

Governor: Infection trend 'untenable'

SANTA FE — New Mexico officials reported three straight daily records of COVID-19 infections in a trend Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday called “alarming” and “untenable” for healthcare providers. The state reported 819 new cases of...

 

Meetings calendar - Oct. 18

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Monday  • City of Clovis Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee — 5:30 p.m., North Annex, Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main, Clovis. Information: 575-763-9654  ...

 

Events calendar - Oct. 18

Today • Deadline to enter photos for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce virtual Halloween pumpkin carving contest — 11 p.m. on the Chamber’s Facebook page; cash prizes in five age divisions: $100 first place, $75 second, $25 third, and...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 18, 2020

Clovis approves contract with MainStreet

CLOVIS — After some back and forth over a higher contract rate and a budget for monuments, the Clovis City Commission approved a contract for the upcoming year with Clovis MainStreet during its Thursday meeting. The organization, part of New Mexico...

 

Opinion: Limiting ballot drop-off sites poor decision

Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it is right. A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas can limit counties to one mail ballot drop-off site. The ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    October 18, 2020

Opinion: Barrett unlikely to throw out ACA

Amy Coney Barrett has accomplished many things in her career. Becoming an authority or a policy maker on healthcare isn’t one of them. At Notre Dame, she was a professor at the law school, not at...

 

Opinion: Look back at first woman on court

Watching the Senate confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett reminded me of the promise my father made to my sister Maureen to put the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. It's a great piece of...

 
 By Dick Polman    Voices    October 18, 2020

Opinion: Falling back on Hillary sign of weakness

Maybe you remember this Trump gem from 2016: “I think (Hillary) was out there with classified information. She was giving it to anybody. And the FBI did nothing about it … The top people were...

 

Opinion: Kamala Harris' only standout trait is her novelty

When Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his running mate a couple of months ago, it was historic. Third woman, first “woman of color” as we keep being reminded, first “child born of immigrants,...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 18

It’s time to let youth play again I will not stop reminding of the fact that in March, we were told 14 days to flatten the curve. At that time it was social distance or wear a mask. Not both. Up until COVID-19, quarantine and isolation was for the...

 

Portales schools lays groundwork for bond election

PORTALES — Portales Municipal Schools laid the groundwork for an election next year to renew $7 million in general obligation bonds during its regular meeting Tuesday. A resolution approved unanimously by the school board calls for a Feb. 16...

 

Halloween festivities not lost to locals

As is the case with many activities this year, local Halloween festivities are looking a bit different in light of the pandemic. But Halloween will not be a total loss for area residents as several...

 

Mountain lions, grizzly bears stalk my nightmares

What is your worst nightmare? What I’m really asking is when you have a nightmare what is it normally about? Do you have fright movie scenes with characters like Jason and Freddy Krueger? Or are you...

 

Totebag construction ahead on show

Information on totebag construction, preventative measures to prevent eye problems, and digital scrapbooking will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 18

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Promised” by Leah Garriott. Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious match-making...

 

Something to read - Oct. 18

Title: "Graveyards of the Wild West New Mexico." Authors: Heather L. Moulton and Susan Tatterson What it's about: Moulton and Tatterson, professors at Central Arizona College, explore the population...

 

School menus - Oct. 18

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. 18

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: Chicken nuggets, loaded mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, dinner roll w/margarine, peaches Tuesday: Re...

 

Jail log - Oct. 18

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday-Friday): Clovis • Olivia Quiroz, 20, shoplifting • Ezra Valdivia-Mora, 42, out of state fugitive • Aaron Garcia, 35, possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon • Gerald...

 

Bovina leads district race

ROPESVILLE, Texas — Bovina got off to a quick start on Friday, then went a bit stagnant for a time. The Mustangs relied on their defense to get them going again, with fumble recoveries resulting in two touchdowns in a span of 11 seconds of the...

 

Students protest health order

CLOVIS - Riley Rohrbach was ready to go, and so were her Texico teammates. The Wolverines entered the fall as six-time defending volleyball champions, and it appeared not even the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

ENMU grad Terry joins Spring League

PORTALES — Recent Eastern New Mexico University graduate Paul Terry is getting his first crack at professional football after joining the Generals of The Spring League. The league features six teams, with the Generals playing a four-game schedule...

 

No Hall of Honors class to be inducted

PORTALES — For the first time since its inception in 1984, Eastern New Mexico will not induct a Hall of Honors class this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A university release explains that it is unable to host a large gathering on campus, and...

 

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