Officials seek funds for Ute water plan

Jack King The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will prepare an authorization request for Congress seeking federal money for the project by Aug. 13, even though a financial study showing how its members will pay for the project has not been completed. The board of the water authority, which is planning a Ute Reservoir [...]

Badlands Street Party to celebrate bikers this weekend

Freedom Newspapers Like the fabled Phoenix rising from its own ashes, the Badlands Street Party has the makings of success after its earlier demise, organizers say. “We’re pretty pleased,” said Brent Capshaw, an event organizer. “For something that was belly-up and canceled about six months ago, it’s coming along well, thanks to the effort of [...]

Obits July 24

Lorraine Corbin, 84 Mrs. Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 10, 1918, in Vernon, Texas, to Ivy and John T. Compton. She grew up in Vernon until 1936 when her family moved to New Mexico. She graduated from high [...]

City given $1 million water funding

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Mike Linn Gov. Bill Richardson came to town Wednesday morning and announced he’s allocating $1 million to help fund the conversion of agriculture water wells to wells used to pump water to Portales homes. Conversion of the city’s 17 agriculture wells will dramatically reduce strain on wells used to provide water for city residents. Those [...]

Long claims MVP award at North-South game

By Kevin Wilson Les Long spent the 2002 football season proving he was one of the best in Class 3A. Two Saturdays ago, he proved himself to be the most valuable. Long, a 5-foot-10, 215-pound fullback, was one of six Portales representatives in the Class 3A North-South All-Star football game, held July 12 in Las [...]

Richardson to announce city funding

Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson will stop in Portales this morning to announce funding allocations for critical water and housing projects in this part of the state, according to state officials. From 9:45-10:30 a.m. today, Richardson will speak at a news conference at Portales City Hall, announcing the allocation of funding for the conversion of [...]

Pesty tree removed near ENMU library

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Mike Linn Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a Mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the berries become ripe [...]

Floyd News

Jennifer Essary Transitions Recent birthdays: Jared Lee (4), Toni Whitecotton. News • The Senior Center will be having its weekly meeting from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. A pot-luck dinner and games are scheduled. • 4-H club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Floyd Community Building. Brad Lee is doing the [...]

Obits July 23

Lorraine Corbin, 84 Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales and formerly of Causey, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Bernus Steele, 81 Bernus Powell Steele, 81, of Lubbock, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on June [...]

Obits July 22

Ronald Hutchings, 71 Mr. Ronald I. Hutchings, 71, of Watseka, Ill., died July 1, 2003, at his home. He was born June 28, 1932, in Fairmont City, Minn., to Ivan E. and Alice M. Musser Hutchings. He married Christine Borders on Oct. 13, 1979, in Hammond, Ind. He worked 23 years as clergy and nine [...]