Resident notches third ace

Staff report Clois Jeffries of Portales got his Labor Day weekend off to a great start, notching a hole-in-one Saturday at the Portales Country Club. The ace, the third for Jeffries, came on the 341-yard No. 3 hole. The shot, made with a Callaway 7 iron and a Titleist Pro V1x, dropped into the cup […]

Just another day at work

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer For many Portales residents, Labor Day is a day off to spend with friends and family. For others, the holiday is just another day to earn money or provide a vital service to the community. Portales firefighter and EMT Reylon Wimbish, 25, spent his Labor Day at the Portales […]

The ultimate wingman

By Richard Shea 27th Special Operations Wing Air Force Special Operations Command lost a valuable member of its team as well as the ultimate “wingman” this past Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, when Medal of Honor recipient and retired Col. Bernard Fisher died in his home state of Idaho at 87 years old. Fisher, who volunteered […]

AFSOC command chief speaks with Cannon’s NCOs, SNCOs

Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi: U.S. Air Force photo
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, Air Force Special Operations Command command chief, shares his experiences and advice with non-commissioned officers and senior NCOs at an all call Aug. 14 at Cannon Air Force Base.

By Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs NCOs and Senior NCOs at the 27th Special Operations Wing had the opportunity to pick the brain of Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, Air Force Special Operations Command command chief, and receive frank guidance here during an all-call on Aug. 14. Caruso touched on […]

C-130 celebrates 60 years of air superiority

Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew: U.S. Air Force photo
Eight AC-130H Spectre gunships taxi into position on the flightline prior to the final AC-130H mission conducted at Cannon Air Force Base on Jan. 16. The C-130 began its operational service with the Air Force in 1956 and AC-130 development began in the early 1960s.

By Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The C-130 community at Cannon Air Force Base celebrated a significant milestone Aug. 23 when the historic aircraft marked 60 years of aerial superiority and dedicated service. Originally designed to carry out troop, medical evacuation and cargo transportation missions, the C-130 of today has […]

Nice to be home

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Shawn Carter, right, is Portales High School’s new media arts teacher. She helps senior Kasha Saltz with one of her assignments on Thursday.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Shawn Carter is no stranger to the halls of Portales High School. She was the third generation of her family to graduate from the school, where her son also graduated. Carter came back to her old school to teach media arts and is excited for the year to get […]

Electricity makes life piece of cake

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Not in my back yard! Oops, never mind. It is in my back yard. I’m talking about the new electrical substation going up right behind the neighborhoods on the east side of town. No way around it. It’s going to be ugly, and it’s going to be in my view. […]

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce to visit ENMU

Staff report U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, representing New Mexico’s Second Congressional District, is scheduled to speak during Constitution Day at Eastern New Mexico University on Sept. 12. The event will be held in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building at 2 p.m. Pearce, a Republican, is scheduled to answer questions after speaking. In […]

Dora school news — Sept. 2

Progress reports Teachers will be issuing three-week progress reports to students today to take home to parents. The reports show academic progress for the first three weeks of the grading period. Sports • Thursday — Junior high, junior varsity and varsity volleyball at Grady, 4 p.m. • Friday — Junior high and varsity football at Mescalero, 4 […]

To do list — Sept. 2

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, School Board Meeting Room. Information: 575-356-5307 Books ‘n’ babies — 10:30 a.m., storytime for children ages 0-3, Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: “Hoppin’ Frogs.” Information: 575-356-3940 Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., […]

Meetings watch — Sept. 2

Portales City Council The Portales City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Agenda items include: • A presentation to Hugh Frank of the Portales Fire Department for the city’s employee of the quarter award. • Proclamations for Constitution Week and Good Neighbor Day. • A presentation from the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. […]

Coyotes fall to Foothill

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Dora sophomore Dylan Roberts barrels through a hole in the Foothill defense during Saturday’s season-opening contest against Foothill at Dora. Roberts caught a touchdown pass in the game, but the Falcons pulled away late to beat the Coyotes 51-32.

Staff report DORA — Dora’s return to 8-man football came up a bit short on Saturday. The Coyotes, trailing most of the game, rallied to take a 26-25 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Foothill used a fake punt to maintain possession and eventually score the go-ahead touchdown en route to a 51-32 victory […]

Music fest kicks off September

File photo
Night Ranger was the headline act at last year’s Clovis Music Festival.

By Joshua Lucero If it’s entertainment you seek, September may be the month for you in eastern New Mexico. Fall’s first month will be highlighted by the Clovis Music Festival, which celebrates its 27th anniversary with a three-day run beginning Thursday at the Curry County Events Center. Marshall Law and Will Banister and The […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]