On the shelves — July 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue” by Dyan DeNapoli recounts the extraordinary true story of an oil spill of the coast of Cape Town South Africa and the massive rescue operation that […]

Portales man arrested after domestic dispute

PNT staff report A 28-year-old Portales man is charged with beating a household member and preventing her from calling for help or leaving their house. Damon Griffith is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and battery on a household member and interference with communications, both misdemeanors. According to Portales Police reports: • About 11:30 […]

Portales man charged with child abuse, DWI

PNT staff report A 37-year-old Roosevelt County man has been arrested on accusations that he was driving while intoxicated with an unrestrained toddler in the back seat. Manuel Gallegos is charged with child abuse and altering vehicle registration, both felonies, as well as a third offense of aggravated DWI, not maintaining lanes, driving on a […]

Tailgates at farmer’s disposal

Our regular goin’-to-the-pasture rig, a one-ton 4-wheel drive ‘97 GMC diesel with 256,439 miles, was in the shop. So we brought out the ol’ standby; a 1969 Ford F-250; 4-speed with split rims and a manual choke. It has a B&W turnover gooseneck ball made during the Civil War, I think. My son hooked up […]

Cannon Air Force Base gate closed briefly Saturday

CNJ staff The Cannon Air Force Base gate was closed to incoming traffic for about 35 minutes Saturday when an Explosive Ordnance Disposal dog locked onto something in a car attempting to gain access to the base. Lt. Stephanie Strine with Cannon Public Affairs said cars are chosen at random for security checks. A car […]

Floyd’s Chenault recogized by USW

Freedom New Mexico Chet Chenault of Floyd, a member of the University of the Southwest baseball team, was one of 73 USW athletes recognized for helping the Hobbs-based school win its second consecutive Red River Athletic Conference GPA award for the 2010-11 school year. USW’s 160 student-athletes compiled a combined GPA of 3.02 in 2010-11, […]

Counties report rise in sexually transmitted diseases

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Alisa Boswell The number of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) being reported in young people in Curry and Roosevelt is above the state average and that has public health officials concerned. Specifically, Curry and Roosevelt counties rate above the state average with chlamydia, HPV and Gonorrhea, according to officials at the New Mexico Department of Health […]

Portales teen facing burglary charges

A 16-year-old Portales boy has been arrested on charges of auto burglary, a fourth-degree felony. According to Portales Police reports: • About 2:30 a.m. Friday, an officer responded to a report of an auto burglary in progress in the 200 block of North Indio Avenue. • En route, the officer was told the vehicle owner […]

Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign

An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan, submitted a second letter to the city Friday after demands […]

Border Town Days celebration set

Freedom New Mexico The 45th Border Town Days celebration begins today. The events begin with a decorated bicycle contest at 11 a.m. next to the Texico branch of the Citizens Bank. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top winners and a girl and boy grand champion will win a new bicycle. At noon, the […]

Portales woman charged with bringing contraband to jail

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Portales woman was arrested earlier this month on charges of bringing tobacco, pills and marijuana into Roosevelt County Detention Center. Stephanie Warren is charged with bringing contraband into a jail, a fourth-degree felony. According to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office reports: • About 11:20 a.m. July 2, a deputy went to […]

In search of ponies: Hen’s duck act ends tragically

The laughter on the other end of the phone line was predictable. “A chicken?” my Mom asked. “Yes, a chicken. I had two but the other one drowned,” I replied. She stifled her laughter long enough to issue an, “awww….” “But what about the drought? How did a chicken drown?” It was a valid question. […]

Grant McGee: Prairie dogs get no love

The Lady of the House and I were driving by a prairie dog town some time ago. It was your typical, standard-issue, prairie dog town in a vacant lot in the city limits. Prairie dogs were running about, some were foraging by the side of the road, others were standing guard. But this dog town […]

Fire restrictions lifted

The New Mexico State Forestry Division has lifted bans on smoking, fireworks, campfires and open fires for all counties, according to a press release distributed by the agency Friday. The statewide bans were imposed in April and June. “Now that rainfall has returned and the fire danger has diminished, we feel the restrictions imposed earlier […]

July 29 — Fishing report

Day trip: U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum

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Courtesy photo U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum is located at 35 George Applebay Way in Edgewood. U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum • Location: 35 George Applebay Way, Edgewood • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits featuring the museum’s collection of gliders and exhibits and programs that promote an increased understanding of mathematics and […]

Command streamlines moves during busy season

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command officials are working hard to continually improve processes for military families moving to new duty stations during an exceptionally busy summer, the command’s personal property branch chief said July 25. Major points of emphasis […]

Airman boosts morale one comic strip at a time

Courtesy: Staff Sgt. Terrence Corcio U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Terrence Corcio illustrates the humor in everyday U.S. Air Force activities. By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs Most people send letters, emails, photographs and food to their deployed friends and family members, but Staff Sgt. Terrence Corcio, 27th Special Operations Logistics […]

All business: Small Business Program director acts as liaison

Courtesy photo Cherri Duval is getting the word out about contracts for Air Force Special Operations Command at both Hurlburt, Fla., and Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Air Force Special Operations Command has a new face for small businesses to meet and discuss prime and subcontracting opportunities. Cherri Duval, who works out of Hurlburt […]