Suspect arrested in armed robberies in Clovis

Gary Mitchell Clovis police detectives arrested a 21-year-old Clovis man Friday suspected to be involved in the armed robberies Thursday night at two fast-food restaurants. Police said Samuel Guerrero, 21, is also a suspect in a series of armed robberies at Clovis movie theater this summer, though he has not been charged. Guerrero has been [...]

Rams ready for Tularosa

By Kevin Wilson Other than a victory, there weren’t a lot of things the Portales Rams would like to replicate from Friday’s opener against West Las Vegas. But if there is one thing the Rams would like to keep the same from Friday’s 19-7 win, it would be the defense. Under a rain that helped [...]

Make sure not to ‘fall’

By Helena Rodriguez I know why they call it fall. Right about this time of year, everything starts falling into your lap like a tree that comes crashing from nowhere. Every year — just before the leaves turn to rusty orange, lemon yellow or dirt brown — those lazy days of summer transform into a [...]

Greyhounds prepare for unknown with Adams State

By Dave Wagner Not only are the Eastern New Mexico University and Adams State College football teams facing the unknowns of a new season when they clash in a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Alamosa, Colo., they’re also looking at relatively unfamiliar opponents. Coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Wayne McGinn of Adams State [...]

Obits 9/5

Loretta Looper, 56 Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck. She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. She married John [...]

Cannon airman critically injured in car crash

Darrell Todd Maurina A Cannon Air Force Base airman was flown to a Lubbock hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a crash that shut down traffic on Mabry Drive in Clovis for nearly two hours. Staff Sgt. Stewart W. Hughes of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was flown to a Lubbock hospital via air ambulance. As [...]

Local schools promote student integrity

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Tony Parra Character and responsibility are what Portales Public School officials are trying to instill in students with a nationwide program implemented in Portales schools. The Character Counts Organization promotes activities to instill characteristics of a student. Each state and each school has it’s own Character Counts Program, and various schools in each state implement [...]

City looking for new city manager

Mike Linn City officials have already begun the process of searching for a new city manager, of whom they hope to have hired within 30 to 60 days. The beginning stages of the search comes less than 24 hours after the Portales city council fired former city manager Gerald Depo, leaving Public Works Director Tom [...]

Valencia to appeal probationary status

Officials at Valencia Grade School are appealing the probationary status the school received from the New Mexico State Department of Education this summer. The 2002/2003 California Achievement Test scores for Valencia students were incorrectly tallied by the NMSDE, which affected the school’s overall grade, school officials say. Valencia received a below-standard score from the NMSDE, [...]

Roswell sneaks past Portales

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By Kevin Wilson In 2002, these were the matches that Roswell would invariably give away. In the late hours of Tuesday night, it became the type of match the Lady Coyotes somehow won, and the Portales Lady Rams somehow lost. Roswell won its season opener with a roller coaster five-set win over Portales. “My kids [...]