Curry County Cats advance in playoffs

The Curry County Cats had difficulties with the El Paso Raiders during the New Mexico Premier League regular season, despite a series sweep. No such problems in the playoffs, as the Cats rolled to a 42-8 victory on Sunday at Leon Williams Stadium. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonCurry County Cat receiver J.J. Gross, right, and El […]

Camps tuned in

Buchanan Hall, the Eastern New Mexico University Music Building, filled with the laughter of 100 New Mexico high school students as music professor Jason Paulk introduced himself to his wife, Kayla Paulk, as if it was their first meeting. Paulk and his wife were demonstrating to students how auditions for New Mexico All-State competitions would […]

Lightning sparks Saturday fires

Four small fires broke out in at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Roosevelt County due to lightning. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the fires sprang up at the following locations: Roosevelt Road 12 between Portales and Melrose Between N.M. 480 and U.S. 70 Off N.M, 267 near Elida. N.M. 480 and Roosevelt Road […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The following items will be on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in city hall: Proclamation recognizing Flag Day 2012. El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development Council appointment. Renewal of contract for Banking Services with US Bank. Recommendation for final selection of option for new Wastewater Treatment plant. […]

Police blotter: June 5

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Friday 9:31 a.m.: Caller reported a cat in a trap, 1600 block East Brazos. 9:32 a.m.: Caller reported young children walking, Lime Street and Main Avenue. 9:33 a.m.: Dog pick up at owners request, 200 block South Avenue D. 9:33 a.m.: Caller reported damage to a vehicle, […]

My turn: Living in caring community softens blow

We all know these phone calls. They come at any hour of the day or night. We answer with our regular "Hello," but the voice on the other end is not normal. It might be overly subdued or strangely frantic, but we instantly know that something is terribly wrong, and we brace ourselves for the […]

Firefighters battle four separate fires in southern Roosevelt County

As of midnight Saturday, area firefighters had contained three of four fires near Elida believed to be started by lightning, according to Roosevelt County's director of emergency management. Keith Wattenbarger said the series of small fires were within a two- to three-mile radius. Firefighters were still working to contain a fire in the sand hills […]

Curry County Cats playoff preview

El Paso Raiders (3-7) at Curry County Cats (9-2) • When: 2 p.m.,Sunday • Where: Leon Williams Stadium • Last week: The Cats have been idle since a 42-2 win May 21 over the Albuquerque Predators. The Raiders are coming off a 20-16 win over the Albuquerque Wolfpack. • Last meeting: The Cats swept the […]

Their view: Saying goodbye to Cannon will be hard

Jeni Ennis, an Air Force wife, writes a weekly column for our military paper, Cannon Connections. Here is latest effort. Our family is moving to Hill Air Force Base near Salt Lake City, Utah. I am actually sad to be leaving Clovis, this place I have called home for the last two and a half […]

Editorial: Be cautious when using fire outdoors

New Mexico's wildfire season already is living up to its billing as another one to dread. Picture an inferno larger than the largest city in New Mexico. At more than 266 square miles — 80 square miles larger than Albuquerque — you have the Whitewater-Baldy Fire in the Gila National Forest. It is the largest […]