Animal hospital fire declared suspicious

A Monday morning fire at the Tucumcari Animal Hospital claimed the lives of over 50 animals, Fire Chief Mike Cherry said. "I did my best to get everybody out," said Veterinarian Jean P. Corey, "though it was too late for a majority of them." Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the department is working with […]

Moon event “awesome”

ALBUQUERQUE (MCT) — A hush fell over Mesa del Sol on Sunday evening at 7:33, then what sounded like a collective gasp among thousands watching as the moon swallowed the sun. Then a cheer. "Awesome. Oh, that is so awesome," said Nancy Henson of Albuquerque as she peered through a telescope at the ring of […]

County graduations

Roosevelt County high school graduations: Floyd High School: 1:45 p.m. Saturday, high school gymnasium in Floyd. Elida High School: 5 p.m. Saturday, high school multi-purpose room in Elida. Dora High School: 3 p.m. May 27, Guy Luscombe Gymnasium in Dora.

Q&A: Former ENMU athletic director talks coaching

B.B. Lees, a former athletic director and coach of all trades at Eastern New Mexico University, was recently honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association for work with the Division II basketball tournament, where he served as a regional chair from 1990 to 1993. Lees, 81, came to the university in 1948 to play halfback […]

Fiesta king and queen nominees

The nominees for the June 1 Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Jose fiesta king and queen crowning are: Luis Antonio Reyes Luis Antonio is the five year old son of Alma and Robert. He attends Los Ninos School for preschool. Luis likes going to the park and dressing up like super heroes. The movies […]

Anniversaries – May 20

Ortiz Ortiz Alfred and Christine Ortiz of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2012. The celebration will be planned for a later date and will be hosted by their children, Vicki Reyes and Stephanie Roldan (Andrew). The couple was married May 16, 1987, in Portales. They have two children and one grandchild. […]

Engagements – May 20

Hill-Freeman Hill-Freeman Lance and Tina Hill, of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Hill of Portales, to Dakota Freeman of Portales, son of Kevin and Wanda Freeman of Hobbs. The couple will exchange vows June 16, 2012, at 1875 SRR 7 in Portales. The reception will be at the Jake […]

School menus – May 20

Clovis elementary Monday: Cooks choice. Tuesday: Cooks choice. Wednesday: Cooks choice; sack lunches. School dismissed for summer. Clovis junior high/high school Monday: Cooks choice. Tuesday: Cooks choice. Wednesday: Cooks choice; sack lunch. School dismissed for summer. Elida schools Monday: Breakfast — Pigs in a blanket, juice, milk, cereal. Lunch — Chicken bites, green beans, salad, […]

Birth – May 20

DeFoor LaChelle Nikole DeFoor was born May 8, 2012, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Kolter and Brooke DeFoor of Clovis . She weighed 7 pounds, 3 and a half ounces. Her grandparents are Kip and Sherry DeFoor of Clovis and Steve and LaRhonda Bailey of Broadview. Her great-grandparents are Wanda DeFoor of […]

Senior happenings – May 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 […]

Club notes – May 20

Pilot Club The Pilot Club of Clovis held their regular business meeting April 9 at Muffley's Backdoor. Officers for 2012-2013 are president Sue Rutter, president elect Darlene Rose, secretary Molly Stansell and treasurer Janet Barnhart. A program meeting was held April 23. Pilots enjoyed a pizza lunch. President Sue Rutter brought a very interesting program […]

On the shelves – May 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Where to Go When: Italy" published by Dorling Kindersley was given by Doris Wallace in memory of Lula Scioli. Whether you're looking for a fun family getaway, a cultural weekend in the city, or a countryside retreat, this essential vacation planner suggests a multitude of appealing […]

Yarn crafts featured on show

Information on making yarn pom poms, repurposing vintage book covers and preparing food with little garbage will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Crafter Maria Nerius will show off the hottest yarns by making pom poms, which is the latest craft trend. […]

Hike offers promise of fun, benefit

In the middle of the chaos and sorrow which has surrounded us in our home the past several weeks, comes a ray of hope or at least of a bright promise for fun and benefit. Simple message, via email: The Pike's Peak Challenge is now open for registration. Pike's Peak Challenge is a hike (not […]

Photography much easier today

Most people don't know this, but I actually have a photographic memory. The only problem is I ran out of film somewhere back around 1993. My immediate family didn't take a lot of snapshots when my brother and sister and I were little. Mom's albums and picture boxes are filled with a few snapshots of […]

Candidate profiles: County clerk

Republican candidates running for Roosevelt County Clerk were asked four questions for the June 5 primary. Answers were limited to 150 words and edited for clarity and style. There are no Democratic candidates. Donna Carpenter What do you believe the duties of county clerk are and what makes you qualified to fulfill them? The duties […]

U.S. 70 construction begins Monday

U.S. 70 reconstruction will start Monday on First and Second streets between Avenue C and University Place. Roads will be reduced to single lanes, beginning the first phase of a year-long project. Benna Sayyed: Portales News-Tribune The intersection of West Second Street and South Avenue C marks the west end of phase one construction. Construction […]

EMTs answer calling

Portales Fire Department members laughed as they strapped "rookie" Chris Standridge into a gurney for a morning drill, occasionally jabbing at his ticklish sides as they went. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune From left to right clockwise, Battalion Chief Lance Hill and firefighters/EMTs Darren Elrod, Mike Chaves and Rick McNally strap co-worker Chris Standridge into a […]

CCS close to filling positions

Clovis Christian could have a football coach in place as early as Monday. CCS is also looking to fill its girls basketball position. Longtime coach Max Kralicek has relinquished those duties, but still intends to help out. CCS superintendent Ladona Clayton said Friday that she has interviewed four candidates for the football position, which is […]

Melrose baseball coach resigns

Melrose is looking for a new baseball coach. Drooper Greenwalt, who had coached the team on a contract basis for the five seasons of the program's existence, said he was asked to resign the position on Friday morning. Melrose superintendent Jamie Widner didn't give specifics on the situation. "We chose to go a different direction, […]