Friday area prep football summaries — Oct. 24

Dexter 19, Texico 18 Records: Texico 2-6 (0-1 District 4-3A), Dexter 6-2 (1-0) Difference: The Demons managed to make one extra point in a tight game which Texico led virtually all the way before Dexter scored twice in the final period. It was the Wolverines’ fifth loss in a row, and second by one point […]

Wildcats trounce Alamogordo in district opener


By Dave Wagner The Clovis High defense got an early stop. Then the Wildcats steadily marched 83 yards for a score on their first possession, setting the tone. It was all Cats, all the time on Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis put together five scoring drives of 67 or more yards and […]

Ruidoso blanks Rams in district tilt

Staff report RUIDOSO — Ruidoso jumped on top with two first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back on Friday night, handing the Portales Rams a 35-0 loss in a District 4-4A game. The Warriors (8-1, 3-0 district), ranked second in Class 4A, kept the Rams (4-4 (1-1), ranked fourth, at bay with the help of four […]

Broncos rout Coyotes for district title

By Derek Major FLOYD — The Floyd Broncos spent their 2013 campaign dealing with back-breaking injuries on their was to a 1-4 record. This year, the Broncos are 6-man District 1 champions. Floyd (6-1, 3-0 district) clinched the 6-man title on Friday afternoon with a 51-0 drubbing of San Jon/Grady. For senior running back […]

Hounds hit road for Angelo

By Dave Wagner It’s pretty simple for the Eastern New Mexico University football team — win the next two weeks and the Greyhounds should be in the championship half of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. Lose one or both, and they’ll be in the bottom bracket. Their work is cut out, beginning […]

Zias lose at Angelo, drop out of LSC lead

Staff report SAN ANGELO, Texas — Ashley Exford scored early in the second half and Angelo State made it stand up for a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, dropping the Zias out of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer lead. Senior defender Victoria Perez notched her fifth goal of the season […]

Holiday can be healthy

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Israel Cortez, left, and his son Noah Cortez, 1, search for pumpkins on Prince Street Friday afternoon to decorate for Halloween. Curry and Roosevelt County Extension service officials say it is best for young trick or treaters to add healthier low sugar alternatives to their bag this year.

By Joshua Lucero Halloween is around the corner and local youth will be showing up at doorsteps in search of treats all over the region. Treats don’t always have to be candy though, and the less sugar the better, according to officials at the Roosevelt and Curry County extension offices. Roosevelt County Extension Nutrition […]

Martinez visits Tucumcari plant

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Gov. Susana Martinez speaks with Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory owner Charles Krause on Wednesday during a ceremony celebrating the 
factory’s planned expansion.

Thomas Garcia Gov. Susana Martinez was in Tucumcari on Wednesday to help celebrate the planned $4.5 million expansion of Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory with local officials and a dozen residents and employees. The expansion is expected to create up to 20 new jobs. “At the state level we are continuing to work to keep […]

McGee: Bugs one thing, bats another matter

I didn’t know we had bats around here. Honestly, I’ve lived on the High Plains since 1999 and I’ve never seen one single bat in flight. Then the other day one of my “friends” on The Facebook sent me a snapshot of a bat having a siesta under the eave of the building where he […]

In search of ponies: Animals have it figured out

Sometimes it may feel like a distant memory, but once upon a time life was all about laughing, tumbling, running, climbing and a series of other things that had absolutely nothing to do with anything at all. Children still indulge of course. They can be spotted breaking into spontaneous giggle fits and fiddling and fidgeting […]

Holiday happenings

The following are hosting fall events for Halloween: Oct. 31 • American Legion Post 117 – Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. 2800 W. Grand Ave. Information: 575-763-4030 • Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Trunk-A-Treat (Food, Games, Dunk Tank and more) 6 p.m. 104 Calhoun Street Information 575-762-4223. • Halloween Costume Contest 6 p.m. entries, 6:30 p.m. […]

Pages Past — Oct. 25

On this date … 1973: A delegation of firemen notified Clovis Mayor Chick Taylor Jr. they would begin a work cutback in protest that their salaries had not been increased, the Clovis News-Journal reported. Taylor said he was told fire department personnel were threatening to stop handling maintenance on the building at Fourth and Mitchell […]

Meetings Watch — Curry County Commission

Curry County commissioners met in a special session Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s north annex and took the following action: • Approved a contract with NCA Architects of Albuquerque for renovations at the 417 Gidding St. building. Compensation is 6.99 percent of the cost of the $4 million project. • Approved a contract with […]

Lady Rams escape Lady Wildcats in five-game match


By Dave Wagner Sports writer CLOVIS — Coming off a tough four-set loss to District 4-4A rival Ruidoso two nights earlier, the Portales Lady Rams were determined to make amends on Thursday night. Clovis High, meantime, nearly handed PHS a second straight tough loss. Junior outside hitter Sheraya Cox notched five of her eight […]

Rams take streak to Ruidoso

By Derek Major Staff Writer Coming off its bye week, Portales will ride the bus to face Ruidoso in a pivotal district 4-4A match today. For the Rams traveling to a road game is a time to relax and get their focus before the chaos. “The ride is real relaxed, about 30 minutes before […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log — Oct. 24

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations Wednesday • 7:43 a.m.: Burglary report, 800 block East Second Street • 9:57 a.m.: Theft report, US Highway 70 • 10 a.m.: Warrant service, 100 block Airport Road • 4:53 p.m.: Battery report, 2000 block […]

Health fair enters fourth year

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Clovis Community College nursing student Krystal Gonzales gives her instructor, Gayle Richerson, a flu shot during the 2013 Roosevelt General Hospital health fair. The 2014 RGH health fair will feature free screenings and flu shots as well as bike helmet fittings and car seat clinic.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital is making it easier for area residents to stay healthy this fall. RGH is holding its fourth annual health fair from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The fair will feature free screenings that include those for blood pressure, vision, and diabetes. The first 400 adult […]

Meetings Watch: Eastern New Mexico Utility Water Authority

Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday in Texico. Some highlights from the meeting: • Discussion of a possible trip to Washington D.C. after the Nov. 4 general election. Chairperson Gayla Brumfield said the plan is to lobby the area’s Congressional delegation for continued funding of the Ute Water Project. • An announcement the […]

Brown: Plenty of entertainment found in farming

There is a lot to see in the world, and traveling is one of the great pleasures. It is always revealing to see places and people and things that are not the same as what you see every day. Travel farther and you can observe the great differences in the world, as well as the […]

Cantwell: Infant bears witness to Christ

I t was nearly sunset in Tennessee. I was so excited to see again the most beautiful tree I had ever seen. The tree grew on the top of a small steep hill, exactly in the middle of the hill. It was so tall its branches spread out like a canopy covering the entire top […]