Clovis apartment fire displaces 12 families

Firemen from the Clovis Fire Department take time Wednesday to rest and regroup before continuing their battle with a fire at the Clovis Apartments. Clovis Fire Department worked on putting out a fire Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments on MLK boulevard and Caesar Chavez . Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. Nathan […]

Voters express election issues

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Christina Calloway Water conservation was a main concern voiced by registered voters in Portales as an issue they want addressed by the city council candidates running for office in the March 6 election. Issues involving Portales children, including education and recreation, were also areas of concern. Here is what some voters had to say:

Twelve families displaced by Clovis Apartments fire

About a dozen fire trucks were on the scene and off-duty personnel were called in to help to battle a fire Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments on Martin Luther King Boulevard. All residents of Clovis Apartments have been evacuated safely following a fire this morning, officials said. Nathan Alvarado was home with his 5-year-old […]

Twelve families displaced by Clovis Apartments fire

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Tonjia Rolan Nathan Alvarado was home with his 5-year-old son Kaiden and his mother, Angela Copeland, when the fire started Wednesday morning at the Clovis Apartments. “Me and my son were playing video games and I smelled smoke,” the 34-year-old Alvarado said. “Before I could get to the door to check it out, the door […]

Pizzeria offering reward for stolen mascot

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents are mistaken if they think a reward sign for a giant piece of pizza is a practical joke, according to Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza co-owner Oma Jones. Jones said the restaurant’s $1,000 mascot, Pepe, was stolen Thursday night from Greyhound Arena during an Eastern New Mexico University basketball game. […]

Pizzeria offering reward for stolen mascot

Papa Murphy's restaurant owner Oma Jones said signs offering a reward for the restaurant's mascot suit are no joke. Owners are offering a cash reward for the return of the suit, which was stolen from a basketball game Thursday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Portales residents are mistaken if they think a reward sign […]

ENMU briefs —

New officers elected for board of regents • President, Randy Harris • Vice president, Brett Leach • Secretary/treasurer, Santana Chavez

ENMU briefs – Feb. 2

New officers elected for board of regents President, Randy Harris Vice president, Brett Leach Secretary/treasurer, Santana Chavez ENMU celebrates Black History Month The Office of African-American Affairs is asking the community to join them in their celebration. Call 562-2437 or visit the office in the Alley if you have any questions. Campus photo exhibition During […]

My turn: Meals on Wheels director retiring

Around 11 a.m. every weekday, rain or shine, three or four volunteers enter the kitchen doors at Heartland Continuing Care, and emerge moments later carrying stacks of insulated trays, coolers of milk and juice, and notebooks directing them on a treasure hunt throughout Portales. The treasures in this case are the local recipients of Meals […]

Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]