Articles from the October 18, 2020 edition

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 By DavidStevens    News

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... — Updated 10/17/2020 Full story


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    Sports

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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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,... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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,... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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 iso... — Updated 10/17/2020


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 bo... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Dick Polman    Voices

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... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Michael Reagan    Voices

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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Rich Lowry    Voices

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... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

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,... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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.... — Updated 10/17/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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... — Updated 10/17/2020


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