Former ENMU president dies at 70

By Kevin Wilson Warren Armstrong, Eastern New Mexico University’s sixth president, died Friday morning at his home in Oklahoma. Armstrong was the president at ENMU from 1975 through 1983, at which point he accepted the same position at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. “We’ve had seven and a half very, very good years in […]

Family looking for missing mother

By Tony Parra and David Stevens Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” […]

Portales schools receive grant to fight obesity

By Laurie Stone The Portales Municipal School District has been awarded a $398,044 three-year grant through the U. S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). According to a pair of press releases, U. S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and U. S. Representative Tom Udall announced that three New Mexico schools and two […]

Education for emergencies set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Portales emergency and health departments want to send a message to Roosevelt County residents on Saturday. That message is to learn helpful tips which could save a life. Portales will have its first Fire and Injury Reduction Safety Training program from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Memorial Building. The Portales […]

Mayors testify regarding Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra Mayor David Lansford of Clovis and Mayor Orlando Ortega of Portales wanted to send a clear message to Congress that federal funding is vital and necessary now for the Ute Water Project. “There is no viable alternative to this project,” Lansford said. “We will not have the adequate water to sustain the […]

Oct. 3 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Daylight time ends soon October has arrived so we have this next four weeks until the time change happens on Oct. 31. Anyway it will be time to take care of that on the night of Oct. 30. Baseball season Today will be Dora’s first baseball game. No time has been given […]

Oct. 3 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Money crunch Students will have the opportunity to help raise money for school projects.  Monday they meet with a sales representative who explains the merchandise and procedures students need to follow. In addition to helping with funds for various activities, students can earn prizes based on the number of items they sell. […]

Oct. 3 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There will be a Booster Club meeting Monday in the library at 6 p.m. • The Eastern New Mexico State Fair will be in Roswell Oct. 4-8. • Homecoming Bonfire will be Oct. 15. the omecoming Game will be Oct. 16 against Clovis Christian. • The junior Carnival will […]

Oct. 3 Elida School News

A heartfelt “thank you” goes out to the members of the Elida PTO for their hard work and dedication.  Each year the annual book fair hosted by the PTO supplies the elementary library with a wide variety of new books. We appreciate your efforts, and the students are always excited about the new additions to […]

Arts on display at Clovis festival

By Tova Fruchtman CLOVIS — Five years ago Lonzo Lassiter signed up for a pottery class at Clovis Community College to fulfill his art credit and get an easy “A.” He never thought he would earn a second and third place finish in a hand-made pottery competition at Saturday’s Pintores 28th Annual Fine Arts Show […]