Aug. 8 Obituaries

Peggy Tozer, 82 Miss Peggy Marie Tozer, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born on Nov. 28, 1921, in Shell Lake, Wis., to Harold William and Lucy Ann Bohn Tozer. She moved with her family to Turtle Lake, Wis., where she attended school. Upon graduation, she attended Eau Claire […]

Officials want to raise minimum water level for Ute

Jack King Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members voted Wednesday to recommend raising the minimum water level to which Ute Lake will be allowed to fall. Officials said raising the level — called the “minimum pool level” — will give additional protection to recreation and tourism in Ute Lake, but will slightly reduce […]

Obits 1-8

Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48 Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48, of Salt Lake City died Dec. 30, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1955, in San Angelo, Texas, to Walter Anthony and Pearl Thomasson. He and his family moved to Aztec where he graduated from Aztec High School in […]

Ute Water Project making progress

Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members said Wednesday they were encouraged by a recent trip to Washington. Clovis Mayor and ENMRWA board president David Lansford, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and ENMRWA program manager Scott Verhines met with both New Mexico senators Nov. 13 to discuss federal funding for the […]

Obits 8/31

Frank Davis, 38, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating accident at Ute Lake. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Sammy Sanchez, 47, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating accident at Ute Lake. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Get a taste of Western history at Lake Meredith

Angela Peacock Lake Meredith National Recreation Area north of Amarillo isn’t just a place to fish, swim, hike and camp, officials said. With the Texas-style musical “Lone Star Rising,” visitors can experience a piece of Western history. “Lone Star Rising,” which is held at the Fritch Fortress amphitheater, runs Wednesday through Sunday nights beginning at […]

Dinosaurs once roamed near Clayton

Angela Peacock Less than a three-hour drive north of Clovis is one of the largest discovery of dinosaur tracks in the world. Clayton Lake State Park, located 12 miles north of Clayton, is home to more than 500 dinosaur tracks. The prehistoric footprints, which experts say were made more than 100 million years ago, were […]

Officials work on long-term water plan

By Mike Linn Portales city officials are hoping to secure the city’s water future with a three-pronged approach, emphasizing conservation, funding for a regional pipeline and the ongoing search for areas to drill into the Ogallala Aquifer. The city’s 40-year water plan, prepared by consultant Charles Wilson of Santa Fe, estimates the city will be […]