Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • Just after 3 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a man falsely obtaining accommodation at a motel in the 1100 block of First Street. The desk clerk said about an hour earlier, a man inquired about room rates and […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. R

Today’s focus: Mrs. R Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. R is helping to raise her grandchildren, because their parents are in jail. She works, but she does not make enough to give her grandchildren a nice Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have a good Christmas with her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Girls’ pants […]

Elida residents aim to revive town square with Christmas spirit

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Alisa Boswell The sights and sounds of Christmas will make their way to the Elida town square Friday night. The village is holding its inaugural Christmas on the Square event, starting at 6 p.m. Shops surrounding the square will be open for business. Each shop will display Christmas lights and hand out free refreshments. The […]

Their view: Coyote hunts nature’s way of balance

Coyote hunts nature’s way of balance Another view regarding the weekend coyote hunt in Grady, this from Clovis letter writer Calvin Lary:

Veteran benefits not under attack

Some of us, when we see a proposal to raise VA health care fees for a category of veteran in a report on ways to curb federal budget deficits, jump to the conclusion that veteran benefits are under fresh attack. Bernard Rostker, former under secretary of defense for personnel and now a senior fellow at […]

Developers should secure own funding

Park 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which […]

My turn: Book shows similarities between New Mexico, Holy Land

Helena Rodriguez During Advent, many people go to the Holy Land to get to the true reason for the Christmas season. Nuevo Mejicanos don’t have to travel to feel like we’re in holy land. In his 1974 book, “My Penitente Land,” Fray Angelico Chavez, a Franciscan priest and writer commended by T.S. Eliot, compares New […]

Fishing report – Nov. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 30, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.NortheastCimarron River – The […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sing out loud, sharp knives and an act of defiance

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Joyful noise Three Eastern New Mexico University groups are set to perform a holiday concert Friday and they need you. The Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and University Singers perform at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center. Audience […]

LSC weekly basketball update — Nov. 29

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Portales kicks off holiday with tree lighting ceremony

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Argen Duncan Santa would have brought Rudolph, but it’s deer season in New Mexico, the jolly old elf explained during the lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Along with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual event included a performance by Portales High School choir students, 36 […]

Highlands beat Zias in return game

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Whitley Coca scored 20 points to lead three Cowgirls in double figures, and New Mexico Highlands cruised to a 72-62 win over Eastern New Mexico in Monday’s non-conference women’s game at the John A. Wilson Complex. Briana Gholston added 13 points and Taylor Ealey added 12 points and […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. P

Today’s focus: Mrs. P Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mrs. P’s husband has been out of a job for two months. Thankfully, he just found a job, but the hours are low since he just started. Her holiday hopes: To be able to one day help other people at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls’ […]

My turn: Crappie advice online

Clarence Plank As always I’m searching the web looking for the best tips to help anglers catch the ones that tend to get away. I happened upon a couple of tips on a website called www.bigfishtackle.com about catching crappie. • Patience doesn’t work with crappie because they travel in schools and are always on the […]

Dora school news — Nov. 30

Sports schedules • Today – Junior varsity and varsity basketball 4 p.m. at San Jon. • Thursday – J.P. Stone Invitational Basketball Tournament through Saturday. • Friday – Junior high boys play at Faith Triumphant Tournament here through Saturday. • Monday – Dora junior high hosts Melrose at 4 p.m.

Our people: Driven by music

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J.T. Montoya lived in Clovis for 8 years until breaking out on his own in Phoenix to be a musician. His artist name is Keize which is a derivative of keys and seize. It originates from being known locally as a keyboard player. Montoya has been involved in music since the age of 11. Now […]

Salads, button jewelry featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on paper foundation piecing, making fabric covered button jewelry and preparing a variety of salads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and quilter Norah McMeeking will discuss and demonstrate paper foundation piecing for patchwork quilts. This method is extremely accurate and keeps […]

Weather information good to have

Thank the powers that control cable TV for the weather channel. No, I am serious. Because of those powers, whoever they may be, we know how to plan our post Thanksgiving weekend. As I type this, it is a chilly 33 degrees outside and I have been dreading the concept of hanging the lights tomorrow. […]

Matchbox collection memorable

Karl Terry At one time I had a long list of fabulous vehicles in my collection. Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, GTO, Willys Jeep, and a Ford roadster or two were just a few of the many items in the Matchbox collection that belonged to my brother and me. A recent question that popped up on my […]

Birthdays — Nov. 28

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Reeves [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Aydyn Cash Reeves celebrated his 1st birthday Nov. 23. His parents are Cameron and Kelsey Reeves of Clovis and his grandparents are Johnny and Janet Reeves and Lori Day of Clovis.