Ticket feature: Roswell expands film fest to comics

Given its history and years of success with its local UFO Festival, it's almost natural that Roswell would have some attraction to the comic book industry and its fans. Courtesy photo The three-day Roswell Cosmic-Con and Film Fest is scheduled to open Friday. So it was natural that when the Roswell Film Fest was a […]

Curry, Roosevelt partner with Florida counties

They don't have much in common. CAFB: Courtesy photo Curry and Roosevelt counties recently became sister counties with two Florida counties in an attempt to share ideas concerning how to support their special operations Air Force bases. Okaloosa County, Fla., is home to Hurlbert Field, the military installation housing the only other U.S. special operations […]

Meetings watch: RGH board of trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: Eva Stevens, chief financial officer, reported on the financial statements and balance sheet for the month of May. Gross revenue for May was reported as being 5 percent higher than average […]

Police blotter – June 21

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Tuesday 9:14 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog at Rotary Park, 18th Street and Avenue I. 11:46 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer concerning child custody issues, 600 block West 18th Street. 12:34 p.m.: Caller reported an alarm going off at the ENMU science building, […]

My turn: Ponies are just angels with hooves

For 28 consecutive years, the pony show at the Roosevelt County Fair has included a fuzzy dark buckskin named Leroy, shown by two generations of Joan and Richard Orcutt's family, and familiar to pretty much anyone in the county who owns a saddle. Leroy died this week at the age of 33 1/2, quite a […]

Fishing report – June 21

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Their view: Still time to curb carbon dioxide pollution

Shaye Wolf, climate science director for the Center for Biological Diversity, warns time is running out to get carbon dioxide pollution under control in a letter to the editor. As a scientist and a mom, I am horrified that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere just hit a record high. Arctic monitoring stations are reporting […]

Cookie recipe turns car into oven

Even on a hot day, it doesn't take much to get my mind running in other directions. A few weeks ago, while driving around and wishing my air conditioning would kick in faster, I heard something on the radio for, "dashboard cookies." I instantly listened for more details, as you could throw the word, "cookies," […]

Military Update: Advocates fight commissary cuts

As congressional inaction on the debt crisis deepens the threat of indiscriminate ax wielding on defense programs by next January, advocates for base grocery stores hope to emboss a "hands off" sign on military commissaries and their $1.3 billion annual appropriation. In particular, they want Congress to ignore a "dangerously flawed" cost-saving option presented last […]

Editorial: Defendants pay high price after criminal trials

Those cleared in court shouldn't be wiped out defending themselves. The idea behind our trial-by-jury system is that if you're innocent of the charges against you, you should go free. By free, most people would mean free to go back to your life the way it was before. But as recent comments by Robert Blagojevich, […]

Meetings watch: City council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday night and took the following action: Approved the city's monthly bills for May in the amount of $1.2 million. Approved appointments from the Planning Commission. Heard a fireworks overview and update from Portales Fire Department Chief Gary Nuckols. Nuckols reminded councilors of the statewide ban of open fire and […]

Councilors exploring entertainment options

Portales city councilors are looking further into bringing a family entertainment center to the area, a project that many councilors see as having economic and quality of life benefits. The center proposed for Portales would be a non-smoking facility that would include five theaters, 12 bowling lanes, laser tag, a restaurant, an arcade and other […]

New Mexico High School Rodeo Association Finals results

Thursday-Sunday Curry County Events Center Boys Cutting 1st Round – 1. Bryce Howe, 75; 2. Josh Fish 73; 3. Chace Valdez 70; 4. Pace Blanchard 68. 2nd Round — 1. Bryce Howe, 73; 2. Pace Blanchard 72; 3. Chace Valdez 65; 4. Josh Fish 64. Average Winner — Bryce Howe. Championship Round — 1. Josh […]

Samoei , Elizondo top ENMU athletes

Eastern New Mexico University has named juniors Isaiah Samoei and Andrea Elizondo its greatest Greyhound and Zia, respectively, according to the university release. The honorees are chosen from a field that includes one nominated athlete from each ENMU athletic team, with school athletic staff voting on the top male and female athletes. According to the […]

Report: Missing girl considered running away

A 16-year-old Clovis girl, missing since June 7, had thoughts of running away prior to her disappearance, according to a supplemental police report provided on Tuesday. Aly Marques also had been in contact with an Albuquerque-area woman affiliated with a church group and "mentions she might visit when school is out," the police report shows. […]

Hail damage claims low

The number of insurance claims associated with a storm packing up to softball-sized hail that tore through parts of eastern New Mexico a week ago is lower than expected, according to local insurance companies. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A recent hail storm in Curry and Roosevelt counties dropped softball-sized hail on the communities of Melrose […]

Insurance companies: Hail claims lower than expected

The number of insurance claims associated with a storm packing up to softball-sized hail that tore through parts of eastern New Mexico a week ago is lower than expected, according to local insurance companies. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Numerous house windows and vehicles were severely damaged in a hail storm, which hit the local […]

Police blotter: June 20

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Monday 9:57 a.m.: Caller reported a bird flew inside his house and he can't get it out, 1700 block of South Avenue M. 10:12 a.m.: Caller reported a truck is blocking her customers, 200 block of South Main. 11:34 a.m.: Call in reference to a bench warrant […]

My turn: Heritage Days made me feel right at home

The pride exhibited from Roosevelt County natives was strong during Heritage Days, strong enough to keep a smile on my face. And despite not being from here, they made me feel like this was my home. Just like people here tell me they wouldn't trade growing up in the county for anything else, I feel […]

Cannon spokesman: Minor gas leak closes road for an hour

Cannon Air Force Base officials on Monday night closed a road on base for about an hour to investigate a minor gas leak, Airman Jette Carr said this morning. Carr said a gas leak was discovered about 7 p.m. near an aircraft display and is being repaired today. A post on Cannon's Facebook page reported, […]