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Articles from the October 18, 2020 edition

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 By Dan Boyd    News

Supreme Court asked to rule on lawsuits

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office has asked New Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on whether state government can be held liable for economic losses incurred by businesses and individuals during the coronavirus... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Adrian Gomez    News

Natural history museum goes online

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has been a resource for New Mexicans for more than 30 years. For nearly six months, staff has been working on taking its collections online. It has opened the door to more than... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

CD2 candidates tout skillsets

Independent business owner Steve Jones, Republican Yvette Herrell and Democratic incumbent Xochitl Torres-Small are candidates for the Second Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Interviews were conducted... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Detention center confirms 27 new cases

CLOVIS — Optimism during a pandemic always hinges on the next round of testing results, and detention facilities are the rule rather than the exception. The Curry County Adult Detention Center staff was hopeful it would mostly... — Updated 10/17/2020


Public record - Oct. 18

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Diana Walker, 36, to Christie Fitzgerald, 45, both of Clovis • Harlan Moore, 60, to Sandra Kiggins, 54, both of Amarillo ... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

EPCOG meeting focuses on CARES Act grant

CLOVIS — A Clovis CARES Act Grant was a major topic of discussion at the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. Government Affairs Director Raymond Mondragon updated members on the $240,000... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Lily Martin    News

Parmer County records 42 percent of region's COVID-19 deaths

Parmer County in Texas accounts for 11 percent of the region’s population, but it has recorded 42 percent of the local deaths related to COVID-19. Health officials say 15 deaths have been attributed to the virus in the county... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

US House candidate: Mask mandate needed

Las Vegas attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez is the Democratic nominee for the Third Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is running against Portales native and Santa Fe engineer Alexis Martinez Johnson,... — Updated 10/17/2020


Former cop found guilty

CLOVIS — A former Clovis police officer was found guilty Wednesday of embezzlement of $250 or less and tampering with evidence in connection to a December incident, according to a release from the district attorney’s office.... — Updated 10/17/2020


DoT schedules three workshops

ROSWELL — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has scheduled a trio of virtual workshops in the upcoming weeks for public input on its Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The PSAP will provide NMDOT with actions and strategies... — Updated 10/17/2020


Curry asking for participation

CLOVIS — Curry County is asking area businesses to take part in a drug and alcohol awareness campaign Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week, County Preventionist Shelley Meeks said in a county release, gives the area the opportunity to be... — Updated 10/17/2020


State Bar of NM hosting forum

ALBUQUERQUE — The State Bar of New Mexico Appellate Practice Section will host an online forum Oct. 28 for candidates running for the New Mexico Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of New Mexico in the general election. The forum... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Oct. 18: Those darn Republicans and the PD Café

On this date ... 1930: A political ad published in the Portales Valley News asked, “Does a sick man call in a plumber?” The answer: “Not unless he wants to die.” The ad went... — Updated 10/17/2020


ENMU plans virtual graduation ceremony for its fall semester

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University will repeat what it did in the spring semester, and close out its fall semester with a virtual commencement ceremony on Dec. 12. The move was not surprising, given the university has been... — Updated 10/17/2020


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