Family joins search for missing airman

Scott Lee never ceased to amaze his family and friends. As a teenager he worked the snowboard circuit in California. When he was 18 he hitchhiked with a surfboard through South America, then all of the sudden he was a river guide in Utah, the next thing his family knows, he's enrolling in college and […]

Hounds, Zias to get tested in UTEP meet

Mike Harney is anxious to see what his Eastern New Mexico University track squads have, and he should get that chance today. ENMU will participate in Texas-El Paso's Springtime Meet, a mix of Division I, Division II and junior college entries, scheduled for a 10 a.m. start. The Greyhounds and Zias have run in three […]

Texico-Estancia baseball – March 22

NMMI Colt Invitational At Roswell Quarterfinals Texico 13, Estancia 3 Estancia 000 30 — 3 4 4 Texico 153 13 —13 12 2 Josh Jaquez, Jared Modgling (2) and Cesar Quintana; Jarron Hill (5 IP, 4H, 4 SO) and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Jasquez. Top hitters — Estancia: Cooper Larson 2-2, run. […]

Floyd/Portales JV baseball – March 22

Floyd 7, Portales JV 6 Floyd 200 400 1 — 7 5 0 Portales JV 000 204 0 — 6 4 2 Reyes Chavez, W.T. Witecotton (6), Caleb Martin (7) and Martin, Chavez (7); Omar Legarda, Rey Ornelas (4) and Daniel Wattenberger. W — Whitecotton. L — Ornelas. Sv — Martin. Top hitters — Floyd: […]

PHS track squads open at Hobbs

Portales High track coaches Glenn Johnson and Sandie Schillings plan to learn a lot about their squads in today's season-opening Gene Wells Relays at Hobbs. The PHS boys return five athletes who were at Class 3A state competition last spring, including a relay alternate. The Rams finished 10th at state with 14 points. "Our kids […]

Air Force changes name of MC-130J

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Officials announced a popular name change for the MC130J here March 9 that honors the Air Commando legacy and capitalizes on the versatility of the aircraft. "Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130Js will be equipped to fly various missions and will be called Commando II," said Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel, the […]

ENMU grad back from Afghanistan

A former Eastern New Mexico University graduate went home to Fort Drum, N.Y., this week after a one-year deployment in Afghanistan where he commanded the 3rd Squadron, 1st 7-1 Cavalry of the U.S. Army. Lt. Col. Mike Kirkpatrick has commanded 500 men in Maiwand, Afghanistan, which is 30 miles west of Kandahar City, a focus […]

Day trip: Billy the Kid museum

Billy the Kid Museum Courtesy photo Location: 1435 E Sumner Avenue, Fort Sumner, What activities can you enjoy at this location: Venture through a museum that has artifacts from the historical Western outlaw, Billy the Kid. What ages is this place best suited for?: Ages seven and up. Admission prices: Adults: $5, Seniors over 62 […]

Official: Base adding one aircraft per month

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. One new aircraft a month will continue arriving at the […]

Cannon airman still missing

Air Force officials say they're looking for leads or information about the whereabouts of an airman who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Courtesy photo Lt. Scott Lee They say 1st Lt. Scott Lee was last seen about 11 a.m. March 12 leaving his apartment in Clovis. He was scheduled to report for duty […]

Event listings: March 23

All times Mountain Friday Jazz Festival Eastern New Mexico University 7 p.m. concert, featuring ENMU jazz combo and Clovis High School jazz band I, Buchanan Hall Free admission Information: 562-2471 March 22-23 100 Years of Broadway 6:30 p.m. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, Lubbock Information: 806-770-2000 or Cosi fan tutte 6 p.m. […]

What’s Happening: March 23

Today Cesar E. Chavez Blood drive signup — 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., ENMU Campus Union Building. Information: or 562-2108. Musicians jam — 1-3 p.m., Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 356-5056. The Clovis High School Jazz Band and the ENMU Jazz Band — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall in the Music Building with special guest Bert Dalton. […]

Zoo officials: Public may have scared baby giraffe

Hillcrest Park Zoo officials believe the zoo's baby giraffe was spooked last week by someone throwing rocks at her. Hillcrest Park Zoo staff said the zoo's 7-week-old giraffe, Jerrica, appeared spooked when they approached her in her pen Saturday for her noon feeding. Zoo officials believe rocks may have been throw at her and her […]

Police blotter: March 23

Samplings of police, sheriff and fire calls logs: Wednesday 11:25 a.m., Caller asked to speak to animal control, 200 block of East 7th Street. 1:10 p.m., Caller reported a structure fire, 2000 block of West 18th Street. 2:41 p.m., Caller reported a burglary advising of an open door, 1200 block of Avenue M. 2:42 p.m., […]

Resident predicts below average moisture

A Clovis resident and Plains Indian descendant predicts below average moisture this spring, but not nearly as dry as 2011. Joseph Weldon Crim uses the wind every March 22 before sunrise to predict the weather for the spring. The method passed down from his grandfather is based on the direction the wind blows smoke from […]

Child Find holding screening clinic

Child Find is holding free preschool screening clinics for children ages 5 and under 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at Floyd schools. A representative from ENMRSH and Clovis MECA Therapies will be present at each clinic, which serves to locate, identify and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and […]

Tornado prompted emergency upgrades

Five years ago today the most destructive tornado in the city's history tore through Clovis causing millions of dollars in damage and forever changing lives across much of eastern New Mexico. The storm spawning the twister skipped across the high plains, sending residents running for cover in Dora, Elida, Farwell and Texico, dropping tornados on […]

Former councilor proud of Ute project progress

Former city councilman for Ward B Gary Watkins served at his last council meeting March 6. The retired Portales Fire Department captain served 12 years on the city council and his term came to an end after the March 6 municipal election when he lost the race to Matt Hunton. Watkins answered questions about his […]

Religion column: God will see you through

Life is not always easy, but I love it. If you never wanted to be hurt you would have to move to a desert island and be a hermit. Think of the loneliness. You would never know the joy and ecstasy of loving someone. You would never know the sacrifice love takes and most of […]

My turn: Breaking out bowling shoes

Wednesday night was a productive girls' night at my house with pizza and wine. Just how a girls' night should be. On Thursday, I got to put some faces with names for some local New Mexico state representatives when I attended the chamber of commerce's quarterly luncheon. I also got to hear some interesting views […]