City officials take aim at water conservation

By Tony Parra Portales Public Works Director Tom Howell said a water conserving initiative will be in place beginning in February for Portales. Howell made his first announcement of the initiative at Tuesday’s city council meeting and elaborated on it on Wednesday. He said the plan is to begin publicizing water conservation methods and tips […]

Power outages cause little trouble

By Kevin Wilson Several were inconvenienced Wednesday afternoon, but no accidents or injuries resulted from a series of small power outages in the Portales city limits. The blackouts, ranging from about 30 seconds to three minutes in length, hit the area for a two-hour stretch starting at about 1:30 p.m. Wade Whitehead, a coordinator for […]

Aug. 5 Obituaries

Andrea Chavez, 49 Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager for Safeway Grocery […]

Sleep depravation helps spawn local junior rodeo association

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By Rick White CLOVIS — Keith Moore liked the idea of his son and daughter taking part in junior rodeos because it kept them out of trouble, he said. It was getting home at 3 or 4 in the morning from a junior rodeo and having to get up for work the next day that […]

Sunland trying to grow with demand

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By Kevin Wilson Sunland Inc. has a business problem. They have too much. “Right now, our peanut facilities are running 20 hours, seven days a week,” Sunland President and CEO Jimmie Shearer said, “and we’re still turning down orders (for peanut butter).” It’s a problem the company is hoping to alleviate, thanks to a $1.7 […]

Dairy brings Bradley back

By Mike Linn Former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley is coming back to Clovis, and he’s bringing the milk mustache with him. The Clovis native whose experience on dairies came from milking his grandmother’s cow recently accepted a position as director of government and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of America’s Southwest region, which includes New […]

Council bringing new equipment for courts, other departments

By Tony Parra City councilors approved the ratification of agreements for the installation of equipment for video arraignment at the Municipal court on Tuesday at the city council meeting. The first agreement is with Qwest providing video arraignment equipment. The city of Portales and the Administrative Office of the Courts agreed that the cost will […]

Checkpoints coming this month

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Rick Short updated the Roosevelt County commissioners about cracking down on drunk drivers in the late part of August and into September in Tuesday’s county commission meeting. It’s part of a national crackdown campaign on drunk driving which is called “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”, according […]

Aug. 4 Obituaries

Ruthie Painter, 56 Mrs. Ruthie Mary Beavers Painter, 56, of Texico, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 24, 1948, in Clovis. She was a lifelong resident of Texico. Family members said she loved to play cards, talk on the phone, spend time with her family […]

Aug. 4 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mitzi Miller; Cindy Adams; Ilean Beard; Louise Thetford. Anniversaries: Joe and Ethel Standefer (48 years!). Upcoming Events • Lions Club will meet Wednesday night at the Community Building. • There will be a Fire Meeting on Thursday night at the Fire Department. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 […]