Portales native inducted to NMPA Hall of Fame

Portales native Scot Stinnett, publisher of the De Baca County News and Clovis Livestock News, was inducted into the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Stinnett Stinnett, a 1974 Portales High School graduate, is a former NMPA officer and president. NMPA officials credit Stinnett with helping launch the New Mexico Foundation […]

Land owners right to protect property sacred

Eleanor Fairchild recently spent a night in jail. The 78-year-old grandmother was arrested after she stood with "eco-anarchists" against the Keystone XL pipeline's construction in East Texas. Fairchild's contribution to eco-anarchy? Trespassing — on a piece of her own farm a Texas court condemned at pipeline builder TransCanada's request. The Keystone pipeline controversy has attracted […]

Martinez should toss chief of staff

Stealth journalistic moves have placed in my possession the private memoir journal of Gov. Susana Martinez, the book wherein she records her innermost thoughts. We listen in on the governor when she has a Very Special Visitor. (After another trying day, the governor reclines on fluffy pillows, reflecting on her humble origins guarding El Paso […]

ENMU squads picked for 10th in LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's basketball teams were picked for 10th place this week in the Lone Star Conference preseason polls. The ENMU men were last in their 10-team circuit while the women finished ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce on the women's side, which includes 11 teams. Tarleton State and Midwestern State shared last […]

LSC-leading Rambelles sweep Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Shelbi Goode had 13 kills and Maddie Huth added 11 Saturday as ninth-ranked Angelo State cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (22-3, 15-1 LSC) now hold a two-game lead over Tarleton State (20-6, 13-3), which lost at home on Saturday […]

Event Calendar – Oct. 28

Today Fall Gun and Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Food vendors and on-site security for the event. $5 adult admission, under 12 free. Military discount available. Information: 760-1379. Tuesday Stefan Kiesbye reading — 7 p.m., Golden Library on the ENMU campus. The ENMU professor and author will do a reading of […]

My Turn – Struggles lie beyond election win

Willie wants to withdraw as VP on our Green Tea Party ticket. It's not that he thinks "The party of common sense that knows it doesn't know" can't win. With our anti-oxidant, pro-equal-rights agenda, he's afraid that we will. Then we'll have to deal with being commanders in chief, target of everyone's self-interest. We support […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds take victory over Buffs

CANYON, Texas — Junior midfielders Eishu Kanemitsu and Cantu Palombo scored less than four minutes apart late in the first half and freshman goalkeeper Fredrik Widfeldt made it stand up with six saves as Eastern New Mexico University upended 18th-ranked West Texas A&M 2-1 on Friday in Lone Star Confrence men's soccer. The Greyhounds (10-5-1, […]

McGee: Where have all the payphones gone?

Have you noticed payphones are vanishing from the landscape? And of those that are still around … do they even work? The Lady of the House and I had no cell phone service when we arrived in Red River up in Taos County; a little phone receiver with a slash through it was all that […]

In Search of Ponies: Pet rat’s odyssey lasted three days

It lasted three whole days. Three days of overturned spice bottles rolling on the counters and scrambling noises when the kitchen lights were flipped on. Human error started it of course, an error that led to the cage being left open. The first sighting was quite the surprise. Not so much a surprise in the […]

Ruidoso whips shorhanded Rams

Portales senior running back Ozzie Navarrete is taken down by Ruidoso linebacker Dylan Demarest during the first half of Friday's District 4-3A clash at Greyhound Stadium. The Warriors defeated the Rams 47-0. BLACKWATER DRAW — The injuries have been mounting lately for the Portales Rams. Ruidoso, ranked fourth in Class 3A, wasn't about to display […]

Friday area football capsule

Texico 32, Estancia 28 Records: Texico 7-0 (2-0 District 2-2A), Estancia 3-5 (0-3). Difference: Texico scored on the final play of the game, a 40-yard pass over the middle from Rallin Harris to John Myers, to pull out a seesaw victory and stay unbeaten. Of note: The Bears erased a 26-20 deficit on a touchdown […]

Clovis’ playoff chances take big hit

Clovis has the respect of District 4-5A, but that might not be enough to keep the Cats playing in November. Clovis fullback Sarena Garcia, left, moves a loos ball away from Hobbs midfileder Maricruz Carrillo in the first half Friday at Leon Willams Stadium. Hobbs defeated Clovis 5-2 In all likelihood, Clovis' girls soccer season […]

Water authority approves resolution

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has approved a resolution affirming commitment for the operation and management of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The authority took the action at a special meeting Friday held in Clovis City Hall. It is applying for $5 million from the water trust board. The resolution, Project […]

Portales police chief search down to one

Portales city councilors huddled behind closed doors most of the day Friday with their top candidate for police chief Charles Douglas Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., but no decision was announced. City Manager Tom Howell said if background checks on Jones are OK, he is prepared to offer the city's top law enforcement job to the […]

In-school nutrition featured on show

I nformation on an in-school nutrition program, working with glitter, and teaching children about baking bread will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sara Robbins is the director of Dairy Confidence with DairyMax, and she's going to tell about a new program […]

Senior Happenings – Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and […]

Club Notes – Oct. 27

RGH Auxiliary The Executive Committee meeting of the RGH Auxiliary convened Oct. 17. President Uttaro reported on the Oct. 13 Health Fair sponsored by RGH. Uttaro, Sid Phillips, Eva and Melvin McAfoos worked at the Auxiliary table. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton obtained purse-sized mirrors with RGH Aux. on the front to be given to the […]

Local groups plan Halloween events

Fall is here and Halloween is quickly approaching. If you're looking for some fun events for the family, check out what's happening in Clovis and Portales: Today: CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Maria's Montessori School pre-school students Collin Schopfer, 3 1/2, and Hunter Bowman, 4, both of Clovis, take part in the school's annual Fall Harvest […]

Honors – Oct. 27

Clovis Wildcat Band The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band won the "New Mexico Grand Champion" trophy on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. In preliminary competition, the Wildcat Marching Band won trophies for "Outstanding Musical Achievement," "Outstanding Visual Achievement," and placed first in Class AAAA. In finals competition, the […]