Q&A: Chamber director talks about license bill, festival

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of continuing question-and-answer sessions with area leaders. Karl Terry is the executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Which legislation presented in this session will have the greatest impact on the local business and economy? We’re looking at a decrease in budget. There’s going […]

ENMU grad makes living in Hollywood

Landall Goolsby

Landall Goolsby, former Portales resident and Eastern New Mexico University graduate, is currently trying his hand as a career actor out of Hollywood, California, having played over 40 roles in television and film since 2001. His two most recent roles will be on the shows “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Love.” What has […]

Pages past — Jan. 31

On this date … 2006: Portales’ Lady Rams clobbered Lovington, 64-20, to run their high school basketball winning streak to four games. Ashleah Richards scored 18 points to lead all scorers as Portales improved to 16-6 for the season, 3-0 in District 4-3A play. 1976: The Clovis High School drill team took first place in […]

Boswell: Friend’s rant worth a share

Opinion When a friend of mine made a Facebook post earlier this week that started with her saying she’s not normally one to rant, she spoke the truth entirely. This fine lady is one of the best people I know and is very clearly on Facebook for the intention of enjoying personal time with her […]

To do list — Jan. 31

Monday • Gospel concert — 7 p.m. at ENMU’s Buchanan Hall. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 Tuesday • After school @ the Library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: 3D heart mobiles. Information: 575-356-3940 • Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 […]

Legislature: Real ID props to be heard Tuesday

By Uriel J. Garcia The New Mexican A state Senate panel will hear four proposals Tuesday that aim to make New Mexico driver’s licenses compliant with the federal Real ID Act — including a version by Albuquerque Republican Rep. Paul Pacheco that would only allow driving privilege cards for undocumented immigrants. After making a swift […]

Still having a ball

Staff report The weather may have taken away from many in the dairy industry, but the 11th annual Milk Lover’s Ball shows there’s still a desire to give to those less fortunate. Tickets have been sold out for the entire week leading up to the annual ball, scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Clovis […]

Pages past — Jan. 30

On this date … 1956: A Tucumcari grocery store sustained $70,000 in damage from a fire. Officials said the blaze started between the roof and ceiling, possibly because of defective wires. Dee Taylor, the market’s owner, had also been “burned out of another location” in Tucumcari seven years earlier, United Press reported. 1956: Safeway, located […]

Johnson: Study: Dogs interpret facial expressions

Those two little orbs on either side of the nose not only help people find their way around and to interpret information, they also send messages of their own. The eyes communicate things such as attentive listening, humor, frustration, anger or disbelief and add a layer to communication that enriches interactions, often beyond what words […]

Berry: Some nicknames stick

In a rerun of MASH a few nights ago, Hawkeye and Radar were playing basketball late at night. Hawkeye called Radar by the nickname of “stinky.” Radar told Hawkeye that was the kind of nickname that seemed to stick to a guy. My grandfather liked to give his grandkids nicknames. I think it was because […]

Legislative tidbits — Jan. 30

Days remaining in session: 19 Third-grade retention The House on Friday approved one of Gov. Susana Martinez’s longtime top priorities Friday when it passed House Bill 67, which calls for holding back some third-grade students who don’t show proficiency in reading at their grade level. The vote was 36-27, mostly along party lines, with Republicans […]

Milk Lover’s Ball sold out for Saturday

Staff report The weather may have taken away from many in the dairy industry, but the 11th annual Milk Lover’s Ball shows there’s still a desire to give to those less fortunate. Tickets have been sold out for the entire week leading up to the annual ball, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis […]

Hold on to your hats

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico is out of the deep freeze that kept us mostly indoors from Christmas to the new year. Now it’s time for the breezy portion of our winter program. Forecasters said the Clovis-Portales area can expect sustained winds in the 25-mph range much of the weekend, with potential […]

GOP candidates look to make most of Trump’s absence

By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of Donald Trump’s shadow in Thursday night’s presidential debate, after mocking the front-runner for boycotting the final contest before voting begins. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is locked […]

Ward B, C city council candidates agree on water issues

Chad Heflin

Jessica Smith is a Ward B Portales City Council candidate and is the manager of Ashley’s Furniture. She is running unopposed. Why do you want to be a city councilor and what strengths do you feel you will bring to the position? I think I really decided I wanted to be more involved in my […]

To do list — Jan. 29

Saturday • Senior dance — 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Coby Carter and 5 Miles West Band plays at Portales Senior Center. Admission: $5. Information: 575-356-8741 Monday • Gospel concert — 7 p.m. at ENMU’s Buchanan Hall. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 Tuesday • After school @ the Library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades […]

Brown: Don’t eat the cattle cake

Opinion Once again it’s time to delve into the lexicon of the agriculture business. Today’s word is ‘cake.’ It is a noun, a verb, and has nothing to do with sweet, spongy dessert or what Lucifer likes to eat. An example of its use as a noun might be somewhat confusing if overheard out of […]

Pet of the Week — Jan. 29

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Gender: Female Age: 1 year old Breed: Border collie mix Personality: Shy Story: This dog was brought in as a stray. According to Tony Martinez, animal control officer, she was shy but very friendly when they picked her off the streets. Martinez says she is perfect for a college student or a family that’s low-key […]

Meetings watch — Jan. 29

Roosevelt General Hospital The board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: • Dr. Larry Leaming opened the meeting for the election of board officers. Paul Benoit was unanimously elected chairman and Doug Stone was elected as secretary/treasurer. […]

Child porn bill makes Senate

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@cnjonline.com A bill intended to strengthen New Mexico’s child pornography laws has passed the House, 60-2, and is headed for the Democratic-controlled Senate. House Bill 65, co-sponsored by Clovis Republican Rep. Randal Crowder, would allow prosecutors to charge one count of possession for each pornographic image. The law currently limits charges […]