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Articles from the November 22, 2020 edition

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 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Official raises CARES Act cap concerns

CLOVIS — To cap or not to cap. The Clovis City Commission pondered such amid a discussion-only update on its first round of CARES Act small business continuity grants Thursday night. The city received $4.26 million from the state to reimburse...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 22, 2020

Special session set for Tuesday

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham announced last week that the state’s special session to discuss relief funds for residents would take place Tuesday. She said the state will make a plan to disburse $300 million from the CARES Act to...

 
 By Lily Martin    News    November 22, 2020

Keeping fit with closures

CLOVIS — Like many other businesses, gyms are temporarily closed because of the shelter in place orders that began Monday. As the holidays near and calorie-dense meals with lots of leftovers loom on the horizon, community members may be concerned a...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Clovis, Melrose schools return to remote learning

CLOVIS — Clovis Municipal Schools and Melrose Schools have chosen to return to remote learning, citing rising COVID-19 cases in the community and a desire to retain some control over a return to hybrid learning models. Both districts essentially...

 

Man commits suicide in detention center

PORTALES — A Union County man housed at the Roosevelt County Detention Center hung himself on Nov. 11, according to an in-custody report from detention center staff. Officials have declined comment on the death of Eric Padilla, 37. The News...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Clovis officials take step toward expanding economic development

CLOVIS — The city of Clovis has taken the first step in expanding taxpayer-funded economic development to retail businesses. However, many steps remain following an 8-0 resolution approval at the City Commission’s Thursday virtual meeting. Mayor...

 

Baca replacing longtime Senate GOP floor leader Ingle

SANTA FE — Sen. Greg Baca will replace longtime New Mexico Senate GOP floor leader Stuart Ingle in the latest shakeup for a chamber that will have new faces in several key posts come January. Senate Republicans voted during a closed caucus meeting...

 

Yo Mama's offering free meal

CLOVIS — Yo Mama’s is offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal, according to a release. The food truck, located southeast of the intersection of 21st and Thornton streets, will offer a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing,...

 

Opinion: Time to fight the virus instead of each other

For months we’ve argued over whether it’s a “hoax” or “just like the flu.” Solutions range from “shelter in place” to “herd immunity.” Some of the talking heads said, “It’s...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Voices    November 22, 2020

Opinion: 'Legal votes' include Joe Biden's

No one expected Donald Trump to handle a defeat in the 2020 election well. It was predictable he’d deny that he really lost and allege the vote was rigged, that he’d tweet wild and misleading thin...

 

Opinion: Holiday rules stupid, unscientific

Californians have suffered greatly in our crazy war against the China virus. Our economy is a wreck. Restaurants are dying off by the hundreds. Schools are half closed. Disneyland is a ghost town....

 

Opinion: Shutting down in-person learning a bad option

Recently, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho and Clovis school districts joined Albuquerque and Las Cruces schools in abandoning any in-person learning. Instead, for the foreseeable future all learning in some of...

 

Letter to the editor - Nov. 22

New Mexicans need to stand up for rights As a fourth-generation New Mexican, I'm writing to insist that our governor return her salary for the next two weeks to the state coffers or give it to the charity of her choice. Her decision to shut the...

 

Opinion: This time, #Resistance will be better dressed

A few days after the election, when things were still a bit murky, I made an offhand remark to some friends about what kind of hat I should crochet for the march that would be taking place the day aft...

 

Opinion: Events add up to Left being up to no good

It is now obvious that Joe Biden’s presidential “victory” has entered the fabled realm of “settled science.” And in record time. What took global warming a decade to achieve, Biden accomplished in less than a week. The gloves are now...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    November 22, 2020

Water authority commits up to $58,000 on attorney

ELIDA — Following a lengthy back-and-forth over the parameters, Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority members agreed Thursday to commit up to $58,000 on Colorado attorney Peter Nichols for help facilitating a town hall and land trust to aid...

 

Longhorns advance against Bovina

CANYON — Just when Bovina appeared to be getting back into Thursday night’s Class 2A Division II area playoff game, Vega had the answer. A 32-yard field goal by junior Angel Lara cut the Mustangs’ deficit to 11 points with 24 seconds to go in...

 

Lady Blue hold off Muleshoe

FARWELL - Rarely, if ever, has Farwell senior guard Presley Agee gone into halftime of a game with just two points. Muleshoe girls coach Kim Chaffin said she had a feeling things might change when...

 

Farwell, Muleshoe boys take home victories

The Farwell and Muleshoe’s boys got their 2020-21 basketball seasons off to solid starts on Tuesday with home victories. Farwell dominated start to finish in thumping Hale Center 65-24 while the Mules put together a strong second half to dispose...

 

Tech player selected in 2nd round of NBA draft

Jahmi’us Ramsey has reached one of his long-term goals. The former Texas Tech guard was afforded a rare opportunity, hearing his name called and being selected in the second round with the 43rd pick by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Draft on Wedne...

 

Cooking up something special

Muleshoe High School graduate Willard Norman is living proof - it's never too late to make your dream job happen. Born in Dimmitt in 1957, Norman was the middle child of 11. He grew up in Muleshoe on...

 

Some nights there's just no getting back to sleep

With age I’ve realized that no matter how good a bed you have, you just can’t stay in it for 8-12 hours like you could as a young man. If you wake up at 1 a.m. then again at 4:30, you need to...

 

Economy of clutter ahead on show

Information on making the economy of clutter work for you, making lightweight leather jewelry, and working with chalk paste will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and...

 

School menus - Nov. 22

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...

 

Senior calendar - Nov. 22

Curry Resident Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St., Clovis 575-762-9405 All meals served with 2% milk Monday: Chicken strips, roasted potatoes, cream gravy, blended vegetables, bread stick, fruit cocktail Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, brow...

 

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