Young player getting an early start

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Preston Jeffs, 9, received MVP for his position of defensive end at a football camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. Winning this award allows Preston to go to the All-American League Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Preston Jeffs’ one dream is to play in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He already knows what college he wants to play football with as well — Oregon University. Preston, 9, is already preparing for his future by going to the Offense-Defense Football Camp, which hosts […]

American Red Cross in search of heroes

Staff reports The American Red Cross is looking for heroes. GaleAnn Landrum, the community relations manager for Southeastern New Mexico, said the service agency will present up to 12 awards at a breakfast banquet scheduled Oct. 29 at the Clovis Civic Center. “The purpose is to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond and […]

Events calendar — July 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. David Caffey presentation — 1 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Lap Swim — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Portales City Pool. […]

Tax-free weekend begins

Staff report New Mexico’s tax-free weekend will begin Friday and conclude Sunday. Qualifying items can be bought tax free during that period. Such items include clothing or shoes priced at less than $100 per unit; the qualifying price limit on electronic items such as computers, laptops and tablets is $1,000. During the New Mexico Gross […]

Police blotter — July 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday •12:39 a.m.: Breaking and entering , 1400 block of South Avenue C. •1:31 a.m.: Breaking and entering, 1500 block of South Avenue K. •2:36 a.m.: Assault , location unknown. •2:48 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of Colorado Dr. •4:46 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 300 block of […]

Chemical-burned pug recovering

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Clovis, a pug found July 22 in Clovis, rests after undergoing eye surgery in Colorado Sunday. Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue, said Clovis is expected to make a full recovery in one to two months. Donations to cover costs are welcome.

Staff report A pug found suffering from chemical burns in Clovis has received eye surgery, according to Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue. Campbell said that the Colorado Rescue received the 2-year-old pug Saturday and had to take it in for emergency surgery Sunday after ulcers in the dog’s eyes ruptured. Campbell said […]

Only one thing might break Twitter

By Kevin Wilson Staff columnist There are plenty of truths about this life. Congress is never motivated to pass a bill more than when the August recess looms. Everybody has a favorite adult’s cereal and a favorite kid’s cereal (Multi-Grain Cheerios and Rice Krispies Treats for me). Also, nothing will break Twitter. If the news […]

Change is hard, but it’s happening

By Christina Calloway Staff columnist Every week I sit here and write a column, giving insight into my world beyond the writer you see buzzing around town with a top knot and reporter’s notepad in hand. As a reporter, I tread a fine line keeping professional relationships friendly. If I’m doing my job right, then […]

Some areas get more rain than others

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Tuesday’s flooding had drivers avoiding cones washed up from construction on South Knoxville Street.

Staff report Clovis and Portales received nearly one inch of rain each during Tuesday morning’s thunderstorms. Although scattered flooding was reported in Portales, city officials in Clovis reported only standing water from the steady rain that began about 8 p.m. Monday and continued through early afternoon Tuesday. De Baca County officials, however, were forced to […]

County treasurer, assessor and clerk’s offices will be closed Thursday and Friday

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Several Roosevelt County offices will be moving into these portable buildings Thursday and Friday while the Roosevelt County Courthouse’s HVAC system is being replaced. The project is projected to take nine months.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer A few offices located in the Roosevelt County Courthouse will be temporarily closed this week in preparation for a move to portable offices. The county treasurer, assessor and clerk will close at noon today and Wednesday before being relocated to portables in the courthouse parking lot for about nine […]