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Articles from the November 8, 2020 edition

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New Mexico ballot

New Mexico ballot Races limited to those that include Curry and/or Roosevelt counties Federal races President and Vice President of the United States • Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris 497,904 • Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence 400,841 • Jo...

 

Bailey County 2020 election night results

Bailey County unofficial results President/Vice President Donald Trump/Michael Pence, 1,430 Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, 407 Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy "Spike" Cohen, 14 Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker, 2 Brian Carroll/Amar Patel, 1 U.S. Senator John Cornyn, 1,396...

 

Parmer County 2020 unofficial results

Parmer County unofficial results President/Vice President Donald Trump/Michael Pence, 2,133 Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, 488 Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy "Spike" Cohen, 23 Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker, 4 U.S. Senator John Cornyn, 2,130 Mary "MJ" Hegar, 454 Kerry...

 

Curry County unofficial 2020 election results

Curry County unofficial results Federal races President and Vice President of the United States • Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence 10,428 • Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris 4,300 • Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen 244 • Howie...

 

Roosevelt County unofficial 2020 election results

Roosevelt County unofficial results Federal races President and Vice President of the United States • Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence 4,634 • Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris 1,802 • Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen 138 • Howie...

 

Fort Sumner homicide suspect captured in Florida

FORT SUMNER - A Fort Sumner woman wanted on allegations she killed her grandfather was captured Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida, according to the New Mexico State Police. Candy Jo Webb, 27, was...

 

Biden 'honored and humbled' to be president

After nail-biting days of vote counting across battleground states, multiple media outlets reported Saturday that Joe Biden managed to pull together a winning electoral coalition to end Donald Trump's presidency. Biden issued a statement that said he...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 8, 2020

Counties report smooth elections

Ballot counters in Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona worked into the weekend, as national media outlets held off calls to project winners until Saturday saw former Vice President Joe Biden become presumptive President Elect Joe Biden. It...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 8, 2020

Martin Zamora again rep for District 63

With no need for a recount this time, Martin Zamora is again the District 63 representative in the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Clovis farmer and rancher won his second two-year term to the spot, taking the race over Santa Rosa doctor...

 

Six businesses awarded CARES Act money

PORTALES — Six local businesses and non-profits have been awarded nearly $60,000 in the first disbursement of CARES Act continuity grants through the Roosevelt County Small Business Grant Program. The county began with $239,625 in available grant...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 8

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Monday  • Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., via Zoom. To listen to the meeting online or by phone, go to https://www.anymeeting.com/243-288-249 (optional dial-in number:...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 8

Today through possible additional days  • Local COVID-19 testing events — 3-7 p.m. in Clovis and Portales. Curry County test site: Clovis Community College Gymnasium, 417 Schepps Blvd., Clovis. Roosevelt County test site: “home side” of...

 

Road work set for Monday

PORTALES — The city of Portales’ public works department is informing residents of Monday work on 18th Street. The work by J&H Services, Inc., will go from New Mexico Drive to Avenue O. No parking will be allowed on the road during that time....

 

CHS putting on food drive

CLOVIS — Clovis High School is putting on a food drive through Nov. 20 to benefit the Salvation Army. A drop box will be located in front of the high school’s main building on Thornton Street daily between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., with the exception...

 

Native returning to work for city

CLOVIS — A Clovis native is set to return to the city to work as its new human resources director, according to a city release. Cindy Wentworth, who is set to begin Monday, has 17 years of experience in human resources and most recently served at...

 

Curry roadways being restriped

ROSWELL — The New Mexico Department of Transportation is restriping roadways this month across Curry and eight other counties in the department’s District 2, according to a DOT release. The $1 million in work will require short-term lane...

 

Man sentenced to house arrest

PORTALES — A man shot by law enforcement during a low-speed chase in 2018 was sentenced Thursday to a year of house arrest, followed by two years of supervised probation. James McFarlin, 50, of Lake Havasu, was sentenced per a no-contest plea to fo...

 

Opinion: Pollsters haven't learned from 2016 mistakes

While the next president of the United States remained unknown early Friday, there is clearly one big loser: the pollsters, most of whom were touting the high likelihood of a Joe Biden blowout. So how did they get it so wrong, again, even after the...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 8, 2020

Opinion: Trump will stay politically relevant

Donald Trump may be leaving the White House, but he’s not exiting the room. The fiercest Never Trump critics hoped for — and wishfully predicted — a cleansing landslide that would wipe out...

 

Opinion: GOP has roadmap to more voters

It’s crazy political times like these that I long for how quickly, simply and peacefully the 1980 presidential election ended. That was the year President Jimmy Carter called my father at 5 in the...

 

Opinion: Thanksgiving rules overbearing and unnecessary

I have good news for all you compulsive mask wearers. The wait is over. Your guidance is here. The bureaucrats who run Nannyfornia have finally issued the rules for observing Thanksgiving. Assuming you’re willing to try and cheat death for a holida...

 

Opinion: You're welcome to ask tough questions

“Thank you for your service.” Every veteran learns his or her own way to respond to those reflexively stated words from our fellow citizens. The sentiment is heartfelt, but the speaker often has little understanding of for what they are thanking...

 
 By Walt Rubel    Voices    November 8, 2020

Opinion: Another viewpoint: I have some dreams for election improvement

Every four years at this time, I have the same thought: Isn’t there a better way to do this? Much of my frustration is tied to the fact that we don’t pick our nation’s leader in a national election. Instead, we have 50 local elections held on...

 

Public record - Nov. 8

The following marriage licenses were recently issued at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Fred Edward Turner, 47, and Alice Zambrano, 58, both of Clovis • Christopher P. Hood, 39, of Clovis and Rosa Maria Hernandez, 33, both of Clovis ...

 
 By Dan Boyd    News    November 8, 2020

Rural-urban divide remains in Legislature

SANTA FE — The dust that settled on Tuesday’s legislative elections told a tale of two New Mexicos. A blue wave that hit the state’s urban areas in 2018 did not recede on election night, as unofficial results showed Republicans losing three Sen...

 

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