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NM voting headed for record

New Mexico didn't quite reach its highest turnout in election history when all of the pre-Tuesday votes were counted, but all indications were the state would fly by its 2008 turnout record Tuesday...

 

Fort Sumner woman wanted in connection with death

FORT SUMNER - A Fort Sumner woman remained at large Tuesday following allegations she killed her grandfather and tried to conceal his whereabouts for months. An arrest warrant has been issued for...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 4, 2020

Portales teacher receives national accreditation

PORTALES — A teacher in Portales received national accreditation for connecting kids to locally grown produce. Patricia Cain, a second grade dual language teacher at James Elementary, was one of 30 that were recognized as 2020 Community Food...

 

Two badly injured in one-vehicle accident

CLOVIS - Two men from Cannon Air Force Base were in critical but stable condition Tuesday following a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning, according to the Clovis Police Department. According to a...

 

Weather heading back toward warmth, sun

Much of the snow from last week’s record-breaking storm has melted in central and northern New Mexico. And eastern New Mexico’s record-breaking low temperatures have given way to more seasonal norms. Now, the state is gearing up for a return to...

 

State on way to 50,000 cases

CLOVIS — The state appeared on its way to eclipsing the 50,000 mark on COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March, and a Roosevelt County resident was among 10 deaths reported Monday by the New Mexico Department of Health. According to a Mond...

 

La Casa offering open enrollment appointments

CLOVIS — La Casa is offering appointments in Clovis and Portales to help residents during the open insurance enrollment period that runs through Dec. 15. Residents who sign up for an appointment are asked to bring • A Social Security number and...

 

Church hosting 'Surviving the Holidays' program

CLOVIS — Central Baptist Church will host a “Surviving the Holidays” program by GriefShare Saturday. The event will be 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the church at 2501 N. Norris St. The program helps people dealing with the loss of a loved one as the...

 

Opinion: Even science is saying to let kids play

With its lethal potential, the coronavirus has injected itself into almost every facet of our lives the past seven months. And the efforts to combat it have triggered no end of arguments over mask-wearing, business limitations or closures, in-person...

 

Opinion: Make nice with your neighbors

With the election now behind us, you need to find a way to live with the neighbors who supported a different candidate than you did. The neighbor who had a sign in the yard supporting the other...

 

Opinion: Let's catch up on space exploration

Let’s catch up on New Mexico’s space exploration. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is getting close to its first bona fide commercial tour of space — probably early next year by the looks of it all. It’ll be launched from our own...

 

Missing the days of community friendliness and pie

I grew up in an era and in a region where there was a sweet payoff for both politicians and voters in the autumn weeks leading up to elections: Community gatherings to meet candidates and, yes, eat...

 

Pages past, Nov. 4

On this date … 1970: Fire gutted one unit of Portales’ Hillcrest Motel. Two other units, including the manager’s living quarters, were badly damaged by smoke. A passing trucker first reported the blaze. “He stopped his semi-trailer truck and...

 

Jail log - Nov. 4

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Friday-Tuesday): Clovis • Lawrence Madrid, 62, failure to appear • Geronimo Guarcas, 27, driving while under the influence, no drivers license, failure to obey traffic control devices • Joseph...

 

Marshall not providing meal service for remainder of week

CLOVIS — Marshall Middle School will not provide grab-and-go meal service for the remainder of the week due to a potential exposure to COVID-19, according to a release from Clovis Municipal Schools. The closure will allow time for safe and...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    November 4, 2020

Muleshoe looking to earn playoff bid

MULESHOE — Coming off two seasons in which they went 1-19, the Muleshoe Mules have made significant strides this year. True, they’ve won just two games, but four of their six losses have been by 11 points or less, and they were tied at Dalhart...

 

Faith: Victory in God's kingdom is assured

Here we go. Election Day 2020. Tomorrow, as I write. I’m not sure I remember ever dreading one, an election day, more (though the 2016 experience was very close). It’s not the day I dread so much...

 

Faith: A lot of lessons we can learn from rescues

Snoring. All around me, snores are punctuated by little yips and growls. When I try to move my right arm so that I can type a little easier, I’m met with grunts and a giant paw for my trouble. I’v...

 

Zamora cruises to re-election in District 63

Clovis farmer and rancher Martin Zamora earned a second term in New Mexico's House of Representatives on Tuesday night. Zamora defeated challenger Randal Brown handily in the 63rd District with 59 percent of the vote. Zamora received 4,651 votes to...

 

Trump claims victory over Biden

President Donald Trump delivered a hazy claim of victory early Wednesday morning over Democratic challenger Joe Biden even as millions of votes remained to be counted, calling on the Supreme Court to "stop a major fraud in our nation." In a 2:30...

 

Trump-Biden race remains razor thin

WASHINGTON — A tumultuous election night yielded no definitive result between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with both candidates locked in razor-thin races in a slate of battleground states that were expected to continue tallying votes... Full story

 

New covid testing sites for Clovis, Portales

State and U.S. Department of Health officials have partnered to launch an expanded COVID-19 testing effort, according to a DOH news release. Its goal is to drive down positivity rates and turn “red” counties to “green” and restore the... Full story

 

Police: Standoff ends with man's suicide

CLOVIS -- A standoff with Clovis police ended with a 36-year-old man committing suicide early Wednesday morning, police said. Jimmy Mondragon was found dead in a basement about five hours after police were called to the 1400 block of South Lea...

 

State officials forecast tough November for COVID-19

SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the state is behind the virus as iCOVID-19 nfection counts, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise. Lujan Grisham asked New Mexicans to not spend time with non-household members, wear a m... Full story

 

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