Public Record June 8

The following marriage licenses were filed recently at Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: •Stanley Payne 54, of Portales, to Rhonda Gowdy, 50, of Portales.

County recovers from severe weather

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Mike Linn Despite warnings of incoming severe weather, Thursday night storms fizzled out before reaching the area. “The closer it got to Clovis the weaker the system got,” said Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. “I know a lot of people who saw the system said it looked really bad.” By the […]

PJHS news

American citizenship awards The National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals sponsors this award for students who exhibit the following traits: always prepared for class, homework finished on time, ready to help others, volunteer when needed, always play fair, treat everyone with respect and consistently exhibit good character. Students receiving certificates from Principal Steve […]

Balloons prepare for take-off

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Janet Bresenham When 31 hot air balloons get ready to launch from Clovis on Saturday morning, John Sando hopes he will be aboard a special one named “The Desert Dancer.” “That would be awesome,” the Clovis teen said. “I’m like a military brat, so I’ve flown in a lot of things, but not a hot […]

Storm sweeps through Portales

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By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm swept through Roosevelt and Curry counties Wednesday evening, sounding tornado sirens and leaving power outages, road closures and damage from hail and wind in its wake. However, no injuries were reported in the area. Power was restored throughout Portales about 11:15 p.m., after being out for more than two […]

Another Meth Lab Goes Down

By Mike Linn City police raided another methamphetamine lab in Portales early Wednesday morning and arrested a man and his wife who were on probation. Police arrested Rachael Martinez, 31, and Michael Martinez, 36, on trafficking, violation of probation and possession charges around 4:30 a.m. at their home on the 1700 block of North Abilene. […]

Elida gets ready to paint the town white

Mike Linn The peeling and dry-tinged buildings in the middle of Elida will get a face-lift this weekend that would make a Hollywood botox spinster jealous. The hot New Mexico sun, a procession of 19 buildings painted white and a sign reading “Elida, the bright spot of New Mexico” will welcome travelers passing through on […]

Commissioner opposes new senate bill

Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner is seeking signatures from county residents to help halt a Senate bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The law applies to both private and public businesses. At Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, Commissioner Gene Creighton spoke adamantly against Senate Bill 28 — signed this year […]

Council declines credit card for official

Mike Linn Citing the state’s stringent rules regarding charge cards for city officials, the Portales City Council opted to decline the city manager a credit card at Tuesday night’s meeting. City Attorney Steven Doerr suggested City Manager Gerald Depo work on the reimbursement system for expenses tallied on business trips, which the council — and […]

Portales native serving as art commissioner

Angela Peacock Peggy Usrey said moving to Ruidoso and owning an art gallery is the closest she has ever come to living in paradise. A 1954 Portales High graduate, Usrey was recently elected as a commissioner to the Ruidoso Art Commission, which oversees all art and cultural projects for the village, ranging from visual arts […]