Mayor Ortega considers state politics

Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to run, [...]

Clovis senior is first signee for ENMU men’s soccer

By Rick White Dewayne Roberts has only scratched the surface of his potential as a goalkeeper, according to Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle. Roberts, who didn’t play organized soccer until this year, signed a national letter of intent with Eastern on Wednesday, one of at least 10 players expected to sign with [...]

Obits 12-02

Lloyd A. Hitt, 75 Lloyd A. Hitt, 75, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. He was born on Aug. 11, 1928, in Rogers, to Hobert and Ione Hitt He graduated from Dora High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ethel Shearer on April 14, 1951. He pursued a [...]

Sex molestation ring busted in Clovis

Darrell Todd Maurina Police say a Clovis home was used as a sex club between adults and at least 18 preteen girls, and reports show the case came to their attention after a 9-year-old girl confided in her teacher. Although dirty and vacant, the house at 700 East 10th Street appeared to have had children [...]

Obits 8/28

Lynn Roberts, 59 Lynn Roberts, 59, of Artesia, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Las Cruces Nursing Center. She was born on Nov. 4, 1943, in Fresno, Calif., to Vernon and Wanda Hyatt. She went to elementary school in Portales and graduated from high school in Las Cruces. She was preceded in death by her [...]

A day at the ‘playground’

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — The announcer at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals bellowed to the crowd that they were at the “world’s most dangerous playground” to start Wednesday night’s festivities. While that may or may not be true, there’s a reason Carmen Roberts showed up at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena [...]

Weddings

Lovorn/Bettmann Ashley J. Lovorn and Greg T. Bettmann were joined in marriage June 7 at Meson de Mesilla in Mesilla. The Rev. Betty Ferguson-Garcia performed the traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna LaRose of Las Cruces and the late Wayland Lovorn of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Bobbie Roberts [...]