Officials prepare for Cannon Appreciation Day

Staff report Clovis is preparing to show its appreciation for the men and women stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of Fifty and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation are coming together to host the 25th annual Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Aug. 8. Courtney Bailey, Chamber of Commerce […]

Police blotter — July 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday •12:04 a.m.: Premise check, 200 block of West University Drive. •2:53 a.m.: Prowlers, location unknown •3:50 a.m.: Missing person, 400 block of North Avenue B. •6:54 a.m.: Welfare check, 200 block of West University Drive. •7:14 a.m.: Animal complaint, N.M. 206. •7:59 a.m.: Public assist, […]

Coyote population on rise

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By Lillian Bowe Staff writer A report from the county’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife department shows an increase in the coyote population in Roosevelt County. Reports from Roose-velt County’s USDA Wildlife Expert Cliff Ruppert has shown an increase in the number pups in a coyote’s litter. On average, a female coyote’s litter is […]

New assessment tests on horizon

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer The new school year is just around the corner and Portales Municipal Schools will be implementing a new way to assess their students. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the schools will be making their own assessment test which will test students on the state’s Common Core standards. Cain said the […]

United Way executive director endlessly devoted

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Erinn Burch jokes that people cross the street when they see her coming. The longtime executive director of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, Erinn is a relentless champion for the agency, a woman always on a mission. This Saturday, that mission takes the form of yellow school buses […]

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 […]

Identification please


By Lillian Bowe Staff photo Over many years, photographs have been donated to Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library’s special collections, but these photos have no names to the people in them. The foyer of the library had open display cases that needed to be filled this summer and Catalog Librarian Debbie Lang had […]

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 […]