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Articles from the October 21, 2020 edition

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Jail logs - Oct. 21

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Lambert Campbell, 36, probation violation • Amber Martinez, 29, failure to pay fines • Eric Templeton, 29,...

 

Cities trying to avoid utility disconnections

In the wake of the pandemic, unemployment and economic hardship have resulted in many people struggling to pay their rent, utilities, and other expenses. In Portales, for example, water was shut off in 150 homes in September and 250 more so far this...

 

City aids in county COVID response

CLOVIS — Last week the Curry County offices on Gidding Street were added to the list of buildings where workers had tested positive for COVID-19. Three positive cases from the Administration Office, County Clerk's Office, and the County...

 

Education Digest - Oct. 21

Texico schools second in state Texico Municipal Schools was ranked as the second-best school district in New Mexico by Niche.com. Texico received A grades in seven categories — academics, teachers, diversity, administration, sports, food and...

 

Health exchange enrollment event set for Nov. 10

CLOVIS — BeWellnm, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, will host a virtual enrollment event for the Clovis area 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10. The free event offered via Zoom meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the...

 

McManigal: Costs are worth living in liberty

The continuing hysteria over COVID-19 reminds me of the website warning of the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO). The website correctly points out that DHMO is found in all our food, sometimes as...

 

Shelburne: Statistics may vary, but God is 100 percent

Death. There seems to have been a lot of it lately, at least in my experience. Funerals have been the order of the day. I know. Your first thought will likely be of COVID-19 deaths. According to...

 

NMAA addresses eligibility, pod size reduction

ALBUQUERQUE — With fall sports postponed until the spring, and mass gathering restrictions cutting workout pod sizes, the NMAA gave its weekly update on how it is working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Sally Marquez noted the...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 21, 2020

Mustangs on verge of district title

BOVINA — After wading through a challenging pre-district schedule which included losing their starting quarterback for four games, the Bovina Mustangs are on the verge of a Class 2A Division II District 2 title. Standing in the way is Smyer, which...

 

McDonald: Wearing masks common courtesy

So here we are, entering another wave of COVID-19 infections. Dramatic increases are returning to most states, including New Mexico, where the number of daily infections has been setting records. It’s going to be a long winter. Hopefully, we’re...

 

Editorial: Best government secures blessings of liberty for all

Longtime readers have seen this editorial before, so please excuse the repetition. But it’s important: Our newspaper does not endorse political candidates. That’s primarily because few reflect the core values of limited government. Those seeking...

 

New COVID-19 measures coming Friday

SANTA FE — Four strikes will now mean two weeks on the bench for New Mexico businesses. And restaurants will be required to keep track of customers who choose to dine in. Those are two of many new measures that will be put into place Friday in...

 

Williamson: Tipping my hat to Pink Ladies of Portales

The Pink Ladies of Roosevelt County are feeling, well, a little blue these days. Over the past couple of weeks, these dedicated volunteers - members of what was officially called the Roosevelt...

 

Pages Past - Oct. 21

On this date … 1980: The goodbye party was over and Lynn Farris was on her way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, after 10 years teaching students with physical impairments at Barry Elementary School in Clovis....

 

Commission holds off on next steps for courthouse

CLOVIS - A renovation for the Curry County Courthouse is close to what everybody wants. The Curry County Commission is hopeful plans can get a little closer. The commission moved to table a request...

 

11 COVID-19 patients in Clovis hospital

Eleven confirmed COVID-19 patients were in the Clovis hospital Friday morning, including four in intensive care. It’s the largest number of covid patients admitted to Plains Regional Medical Center at one time since the pandemic began, PRMC... Full story

 

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