Pages past — July 20

On this date … 1971: Most of eastern New Mexico awoke to a soaking, gentle rain. John C. White of Hollene, 24 miles northeast of Clovis, said he recorded about 2 inches of rain. Jerry Lofton, also of the Hollene area, said he received 1.6 inches. Clovis and Portales each reported about a half inch […]

To do list — July 20

Today • Ready, Set, Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for preschoolers. Book: Wiggle Worms. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Activity: Finish line party. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Closing party — 10: 30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for all ages. Activity: Summer […]

Entertainment variety planned for county fair

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How hard local children work with their animals in the 
4-H program is one of the most important parts of the Roosevelt County Fair, according to fair officials. The fair is next month.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER The annual Roosevelt County Fair is approaching next month with a variety of entertainment, new and old, and some “family fun”, according to fair officials. The fair will be held Aug. 22-27, and according to Extension Office Secretary Sherri Best, daily ticket prices for the fair are $6 for […]

Local resident honored for 4-H service


Perci Urias, a 4-H volunteer in Roosevelt County, stepped down from volunteering in October after more than 25 years of service. Urias was chosen by the New Mexico Extension Office this month for the Friend of 4-H award. She was nominated by three members of the Roosevelt County Extension Office and was the only person […]

Area businesses fundraise for local non-profits

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Community fundraisers sponsored by local businesses are approaching. Southwest Cheese sponsors the truck pull competition each year in conjunction with the Curry County Fair.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER Two local organizations are hosting fundraising events this summer in conjunction with Clovis and Portales businesses. Yucca Telecom is hosting an ongoing fundraiser for Roosevelt County called “Silence the Hunger,” which was put together by Yucca Telecom employee Candra Reynolds, who said the event helps give the Portales Dream […]

To Do List

Today • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Newton’s cradle. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 2 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 13-18. Activity: Gross games. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Ready, Set, Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for preschoolers. Book: Wiggle Worms. […]

Portales building permits list: January-June 2016

The following are the number of building permits and a sampling of the businesses who applied for them for the first half of 2016: January • A&K Builders • AG Construction • Foster Construction • Inside Out Designs & Construction • Clovis Construction • Big Sky Roofing • JNS Construction • Bizzee Beez Roofing • […]

Police blotter

The following are a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 3:33 p.m.: Verbal domestic, 1000 block of West 18th Street • 4:16 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1000 block of West Second Street • 4:53 p.m.: Burglary, 1000 block of West 18th Street • 5:03 […]

Ag feeling the heat

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER Fire and agricultural risks are expected to increase in the near future due to a consistently hot summer, according to Roosevelt County fire officials and local farmers. “It looks like at this point there will be a lower chance of precipitation,” said New Mexico National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark […]

Grant funds police ‘super blitz’

By Anna George Staff Writer Local law enforcement is cracking down on traffic violations in the summer months with a state grant program. The Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office have been pulling over more people and issuing more tickets in a “super blitz,” according to police officials. Lt. Chris Williams of […]

Boswell: We’ll grow up someday

I often find myself admiring the minds of those in the science fiction realm. When you really stop to think about it, those who create science fiction ages, realms, worlds, etc., are not only creative thinkers, but they are possibly the most innovative and inspiring thinkers in regards to mankind. When I went to a […]

To do list — July 17

Monday • Get Your Game On — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Games: Fan favorites. Information: 575-356-3940 • National Car Collector Show — 7 p.m. at courthouse square. Admission: Free. Information: 575-693-2511 Tuesday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Newton’s cradle. Information: […]

Pages past — July 17

On this date … 1961: A deposit bag containing about $7,000 in cash and checks was “either lost or stolen,” Clovis police said. An employee of Wayne Wallace Motor Co. told police the money was either grabbed from under her arm or picked up when she laid it down in a store. The employee said […]

Print edition missing pages

To our readers: Today’s print editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune are missing pages 5A, 6A, 5B and 6B. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will publish most of that content in Sunday’s print editions, and all of the content is available now on our ePaper online. To access the ePaper, go […]

Roping and wrangling

7-16 Kyan Wilhite

By Douglas Clark STAFF WRITER A chance encounter with a rope and a bucket helped to craft a Clovis child’s love for all things rodeo. “One day I just found an old rope and started roping a tin can bucket,” said Kyan Wilhite, who is competing in the goat tying and ribbon roping events […]

Pence wins Trump’s vote

By Julie Pace and Brian Slodysko The Associated Press WASHINGTON — After frenzied, final decision-making, Donald Trump announced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate Friday, adding an experienced politician with deep Washington connections to the Republican presidential ticket. Trump’s pick was aimed in part at easing some Republicans’ concerns about his temperament and […]

‘Pokemon Go’ give economy a boost

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Pokemon Go players gather at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Portales courthouse to battle the Pokemon Gym leaders and access the Pokestops at the county courthouse.

By Anna George Staff Writer As the app sensation “Pokemon Go” sweeps the nation, it appears to be benefiting local economy while giving local police officers a headache. The game uses GPS signal to allow people to virtually catch Pokemon — creatures from a Japanese television show that was also turned into a manga […]

Heavy rains, thunderstorm hit Clovis

STAFF REPORT Eastern New Mexico residents got a short respite from week’s relentless heat on Friday, but even that came with its own mix of problems. Amid a week of triple-digit temperatures, Clovis was hammered with about a half hour of hard rains. According to KVII’s Schoolnet, Clovis received .44 inches as of 8 p.m., […]

Berry: No quick store runs for me

A few days ago I had to take a quick run to the store to pick up a couple of items forgotten on the previous trip. Since I just needed a couple of items I just ran to the local big box because it is closest to my house. It was the middle of the […]

Johnson: Goats increasingly popular pets

There is little doubt that the Internet — viral videos and memes to be specific — has helped with their gain in popularity and reputation as a downright cute critter. After all, it’s pretty hard to resist an adorable bouncing baby Pygmy goat. The reality is, however, not only is the relationship between goats and […]