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Articles from the November 1, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 1, 2020

New Mexico sets infection, death records

The state reported its two largest days of COVID-19 infections with four-digit days Thursday and Friday, including a record 1,082 cases Thursday. Another record was reached Friday, with 13 deaths reported from COVID-19 to bring the state total to...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 1, 2020

Area reaches historically low temperatures

Historically low temperatures hit Curry and Roosevelt Counties last week, with Clovis and Portales seeing numbers in the teens. Neither Clovis nor Portales saw record-breaking snowfalls as expected,...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 1, 2020

Mask-wearing resolution defeated

CLOVIS — Bobby Sandoval has repeatedly dedicated his end-of-meeting commissioner reports to asking Curry County citizens to wear masks and practice social distancing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic wave that has hit the county. Fellow...

 

Events calendar - Nov. 1

Today  • “Musica Buena!: Celebrating Music in New Mexico” — 7 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ClovisCarverPublicLibrary). Virtual concert feature Las Flores del Valle in celebration of Dia de los...

 

Meetings calendar - Nov. 1

Meetings are subject to change due to coronavirus concerns    Tuesday • General election    Wednesday  • Clovis Community College Board of Trustees — 8 a.m., virtual format. Information: 575-769-4001  • Clovis Civil Aviation Board ...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 1, 2020

Early college program more than doubles

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Board of Education members received positive news on a collaboration still in its infancy, the Clovis Early College High School program, during its Tuesday meeting. Melissa Winn, a CHS counselor who oversees the program, r...

 

MainStreet part of 'cash mob' event

CLOVIS — Clovis MainStreet was one of six organizations taking part in virtual “cash mob” promotions, according to a New Mexico Economic Development Department release. The “cash mob” events are virtual events on Facebook Live where...

 

Opinion: Oil, gas will be needed for years to come

In 30 years, eight of 10 cars sold globally will likely be electric. That’s a prediction from IHS Markit energy expert Dan Yergin and one that appears to dovetail a progressive political vision of a world free of oil companies. But what that...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 1, 2020

Opinion: Biden plan assault on common sense

Joe Biden wants to take one of the great American success stories of the past several decades and drive it into the ground. He would turn his back on the stupendous wealth represented by proven...

 

Opinion: Praying Trump wins big on Tuesday

It doesn’t matter who wins on Tuesday, America is in for big trouble. If it’s Joe Biden, the Democrat Party’s street gangs will celebrate by rioting in the streets. If Donald Trump wins...

 
 By John Micek    Voices    November 1, 2020

Opinion: Republicans lending QAnon legitimacy

In a normal universe, the baseless and appalling QAnon conspiracy theory would be the plot to the worst action thriller you’ve ever seen. If you don’t know by now, QAnon adherents subscribe to the utterly bonkers proposition that President...

 

Opinion: Barrett good conservative role model

At the beginning of the Senate confirmation hearings on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Lindsay Graham observed that it was a great moment for young conservative women...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Voices    November 1, 2020

Opinion: Commercial radio capitalism at its best

Did you realize that commercial radio got its start on Nov. 2, 1920, when legendary KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race? Almost overnight, radio transitioned from domination by ham operators to an actual...

 

Even light Election Day turnout could mean record numbers

The final day of early voting was still wrapping up at press time for The News, but even a light Election Day turnout will mean one of the largest electorates in state history. Through Friday, 739,359 New Mexicans had cast ballots either in-person...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 1, 2020

Three join Portales' Cultural Affairs Committee

PORTALES — Three fresh faces were added to Portales’s Cultural Affairs Committee at the Oct. 20 City Council Meeting. New appointees are Jasmine Johnson, Krista Jones, and Darrelyn McCloud. McCloud, 28, is the owner of Snap Fitness in Portales,...

 

Pages past, Nov. 1: Remembering when vitamins tasted good

On this date ... 1975: The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds was the site of 10 million pounds of grain that had overflowed from full elevators at Worley Mills. “Properly stacked, there is little risk of damage to the grain in the open,” the Portales...

 

Jail log - Nov. 1

Booked The following were booked into local jails (Tuesday - Friday): Clovis • Louren Lopez, 26, kidnapping • Marvin Jouett, 61, child solicitation by electronic communication device • Leonard Zamora, 49, Non-Residential burglary ...

 
 By Dave Wagner    Sports    November 1, 2020

Momentum shifts against Steers

FARWELL - Momentum shifted big-time twice on Friday night - and quickly. In a battle for the Class 2A Division II District 2 title, Panhandle dominated early and built a 14-0 advantage. Then Farwell...

 

I have faith the sun is going to come up Wednesday

This could quite possibly be the last column you ever see from me. Yes, stars were aligning and the nation was split to polar opposition as I penned this missive. The Dodgers had won their first...

 

Inkblot butterflies ahead on show

Information on making inkblot butterflies and caring for orchids or other small plants will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain)....

 

On the shelves - Nov. 1

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: “Rope Burn” by William W. Johnstone. Ace and Chance find themselves on the wrong side of the law inside the meanest, dirtiest prison in the Arizona territory....

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 1

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, green beans, salad w/dressing, garlic toast, cottage cheese and fruit Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, mashed...

 

School menus - Nov. 1

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 school officials or...

 

Curry/Roosevelt sample ballots

Federal races President and Vice President of the United States • Howie Hawkins and Angela Nicole Walker (Green) • Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy “Spike” Cohen (Libertarian) • Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) • Sheila...

 

Texas sample ballots

Federal races President/Vice President • Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence (Republican) • Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris (Democrat) • Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy “Spike” Cohen (Libertarian) • Howie Hawkins/Angelina Walker (Green) U.S. Senator...

 

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