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 By Kevin Wilson    News    October 28, 2020

Voting set to outpace previous numbers

While it appears Mother Nature is going to have an impact early this week, it’s apparent this year’s early voters will easily outpace those from the 2016 presidential election in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Roosevelt County has already seen...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 28, 2020

'Historic' storm sweeps area

The National Weather Service called it "an epic and historic winter storm." After summer-like temperatures extended well into fall, eastern New Mexico experienced its first wintry event early this...

 
 By Tammy Newby    Voices    October 28, 2020

Touched by ghosts in St. James Hotel

With Halloween coming up Saturday, I am reminded of my ghost story. It was 2015 and we were invited to do a paranormal investigation at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron. Me, my husband Steve and our friend Paula Garcia were so excited for this...

 

State sets new record Monday for confirmed cases

New Mexico on Monday set another record for its seven-day average of confirmed coronavirus cases, and officials at Albuquerque hospitals said they are already in the throes of a surge. “If we continue the current trend we have in our state for...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    October 28, 2020

Local restaurants adjusting to contact book requirement

CLOVIS — Giving your name and number is pretty standard fare at most restaurants for take-out or delivery. Now it’s the new normal for in-person dining in New Mexico. Part of the state’s new health and safety guidelines given out last week...

 
 By Leah Romero    News    October 28, 2020

Allen Theatres announces they will be going into 'hibernation'

LAS CRUCES — Allen Theatres announced this week that they will be going into “hibernation” until further notice, closing all 13 of its locations across New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado and laying off about 450 employees. The decision includes...

 

Opinion: Settlement doesn't make up for harm

The prescription opioid crisis that has taken well over 100,000 American lives and ruined hundreds of thousands more wasn’t just an accident of time or the byproduct of a dysfunctional society. It was in good part the deliberate result of...

 

Opinion: Gridlock best election outcome

What do you expect to happen after Donald Trump’s election victory? I expect outrage, shock, and denial from the national mainstream media and others who pretended Joe Biden was a credible...

 

Opinion: Hope power of vote will rule day

Some final notes as we pass this election through our systems. Two things I don’t quite get: Why are money and yard signs so important in an election? This year, the money has been rolling in. Biden has been out-raising Trump in amounts so great...

 

Local seeking to solve quilt mystery

Jean Fisher of Clovis has a mystery on her hands, and she's looking for our help. Fisher, who is 82, worked for 37 years as a nurse at the Retirement Ranch, but she's also a long-time quilter. That...

 

Pages past, Oct. 28: Radio contest, spider bikes, and liquor

On this date … 1980: Installation of an FM antenna atop the 360-foot tower of KENM radio in Portales was nearing completion. The station was expected to begin broadcast over FM airwaves by Nov. 15. “More people age 30 to 65 have FM receivers...

 

Jail log - Oct. 28

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Robert Russell, 35, out of state fugitive • Isaiah Johnson, 23, aggravated burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, aggravated battery, criminal damage to...

 

Woman dies after crash

CLOVIS — A 56-year-old woman died Sunday night following a motor vehicle crash in the 600 block of East Llano Estacado Boulevard in Clovis. Police said in a news release they responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian. “On arrival,...

 

One of my best Christmas gifts an a-salt gun

Fair warning this is, given to protect your eyes and general psyche from sudden and perhaps overwhelming shock: If you open the door at our house that leads five steps down into the garage, you will f...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 28, 2020

NMAA releases tentative schedule

CLOVIS — Courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic, the calendar for New Mexico Activities Association sports was already pretty full with its scheduled start in January for everything except volleyball, cross country and some tennis. Last week, it...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    October 28, 2020

District championship likely on line for Farwell

FARWELL — Panhandle is averaging almost 60 points a game this season. Farwell has allowed just 73 points for the entire campaign. Something has to give in Friday night’s 7 p.m. (CDT) Class 2A Division I District 1 matchup at Farwell, with the...

 

G-g-g-g-hosts among us

He didn't kill anybody. He didn't even steal any money. But they hung him anyway. They hung Black Jack Ketchum so hard his head came off. Any search for scary stories around eastern New Mexico always...

 

School delays/cancellations, Oct. 28

The following list of school delays/cancellations will be updated as we receive information: • Clovis Municipal Schools: Wednesday will be a remote learning day. • Portales Schools will not have in-person school Wednesday. All school buildings... Full story

 

Snow may delay Wednesday paper delivery

Weather conditions may result in late delivery of Wednesday's edition of The Eastern New Mexico News. Subscribers who've not received their paper by 9 a.m. Wednesday may call our office at 575-763-3431 for an estimated time of arrival. A winter... Full story

 

Blizzard warning issued through Wednesday night

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning through Wednesday night. Forecasters are predicting up to 2-5 inches of snow could fall across eastern New Mexico on Wednesday, with winds gusting to 45 mph at times. The National Weather... Full story

 

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