Events Calendar – June 2

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Lesser prairie chicken meeting — 1:30, Clovis-Carver Public Library's North Annex. Information: 763-3435. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics […]

Area Road Construction – June 2

The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Constructors, Inc. will move the construction work in Portales across the intersection of Main and First streets. Expect temporary closure of Main Street off of First Street with no through traffic onto Main Street off of Second Street. Businesses on Main Street in-between First and Second Street will […]

Police Blotter – June 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday Caller reported: 12:38 a.m.: Suspicious activity, 1000 block of North Abilene Avenue. 2:25 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle. 7:57 a.m.: Fraud, 1800 block of South Avenue. 8:20 a.m.: Fraud, 400 block of North Main Avenue. 8:47 a.m.: Criminal Damage, […]

Hospital CEO concerned about health exchange costs

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says the ultimate goal of a state-run health exchange is to get uninsured people in New Mexico health coverage. But with that goal in mind, Leaming says it's not clear how the state will achieve that goal while making health care affordable. "Well if we're going to have an […]

Retiring organist finds creative energy in music

Bill Wood will be retiring after 23-years of playing the playing the pipe organ and has been a staff member to the music program at the First United Methodist Church since 1976. Wood first learned to play the piano after his parents bought a piano, an instrument that his mother played in her youth. In […]

Health exchange’s goal to get uninsured health coverage

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says the ultimate goal of a state-run health exchange is to get uninsured people in New Mexico health coverage. But with that goal in mind, Leaming says it's not clear how the state will achieve that goal while making health care affordable. "Well if we're going to have an […]

Drought’s impact runs deeper than just soil

"This is dust storm country. It is the saddest land I've ever seen." Washington Daily News reporter and columnist Ernie Pyle wrote those words in 1936 after a trip across the drought-ravaged Midwest. They could sum up where we're at in eastern New Mexico in 2013. I knew things were not good on our land […]