Area put under ‘gustnado’ warning

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt and Curry counties were under a “gustnado” advisory Wednesday night, weather officials said, but no major damage was reported. A gustnado is weaker than a tornado, though residents were urged to stay indoors during the advisory, said Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. Initially the National Weather Service issued a tornado [...]

Agriculture secretary makes visit

By Mike Linn The U.S. secretary of agriculture came to Clovis on Wednesday behind an entourage of political, dairy and technological gurus to promote broadband and wireless services in rural America and the re-election of one of New Mexico’s congressmen. Ann M. Veneman told Eastern New Mexico Rural Co-op, local business and media personnel before [...]

Further delays could drive up pipeline price

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local officials told an interim committee of the State Legislature on Wednesday morning that any further delays in building the Ute Water pipeline will hike costs by about $3 million per year. Total capital and enhancement costs for the proposed Ute Water system are now estimated at $310.2 million, according to [...]

July 29 Obituaries

Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19 Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin. He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. He attended school [...]

Youth gets visit from Campos

By Tony Parra uesday afternoon gave Representative Joe Campos and Portales High School Junior Joderick Rodriguez a chance to talk about the concerns of the Portales Youth. The two met to discuss surveys sent out by Rodriguez and to find out what problems youth are having and what bothers them the most in eastern New [...]

Rash of robberies hits county

By Tony Parra A rash of robberies in Roosevelt County involving televisions, VCRs and, in one robbery, guns, have tainted the summer for county residents. Richard Short of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department said the related robberies happen within the span of June and July. He said there have been nine related robberies similar to [...]

Officials discuss water supplies

By Darrell Todd Maurina Responding to drought conditions that have reached emergency levels in some parts of New Mexico, an interim committee of the State Legislature is holding two days of meetings in Clovis to discuss water supply concerns. Tuesday’s first session of the Water and Natural Resources Committee met at Clovis Community College and [...]

Seth Green is the new Kevin Bacon

By Kevin Wilson Last week, I traveled from Portales to Colorado Springs, and back. Each trip runs about six to seven hours with rest stops and meal breaks. I had a broadcast of Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees classic to keep me company on the return trip. For the way up, I had Seth Green. What am [...]

July 28 Obituaries

Marcos Baca, 21 Mr. Marcos Leandro “Lee” Baca, 21, of Las Cruces, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Cruces. He was born on Feb. 12, 1983, in Portales, to Terri and Marcos Baca. He lived in various communities, but mostly in Portales until he completed the ninth grade. During those years he played Little [...]

July 28 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays August 1-7 Heath Husted, Berlene Rogers, Gloria Carrasco and Roger Moore. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Fraze and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Jordan. Visitors The Thurmans recently had John Bailey, from Seaside, Ore., their daughter, Shirley [...]