In Search of Ponies: Pet rat’s odyssey lasted three days

It lasted three whole days. Three days of overturned spice bottles rolling on the counters and scrambling noises when the kitchen lights were flipped on. Human error started it of course, an error that led to the cage being left open. The first sighting was quite the surprise. Not so much a surprise in the […]

Ruidoso whips shorhanded Rams

Portales senior running back Ozzie Navarrete is taken down by Ruidoso linebacker Dylan Demarest during the first half of Friday's District 4-3A clash at Greyhound Stadium. The Warriors defeated the Rams 47-0. BLACKWATER DRAW — The injuries have been mounting lately for the Portales Rams. Ruidoso, ranked fourth in Class 3A, wasn't about to display […]

Friday area football capsule

Texico 32, Estancia 28 Records: Texico 7-0 (2-0 District 2-2A), Estancia 3-5 (0-3). Difference: Texico scored on the final play of the game, a 40-yard pass over the middle from Rallin Harris to John Myers, to pull out a seesaw victory and stay unbeaten. Of note: The Bears erased a 26-20 deficit on a touchdown […]

Clovis’ playoff chances take big hit

Clovis has the respect of District 4-5A, but that might not be enough to keep the Cats playing in November. Clovis fullback Sarena Garcia, left, moves a loos ball away from Hobbs midfileder Maricruz Carrillo in the first half Friday at Leon Willams Stadium. Hobbs defeated Clovis 5-2 In all likelihood, Clovis' girls soccer season […]

Water authority approves resolution

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has approved a resolution affirming commitment for the operation and management of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The authority took the action at a special meeting Friday held in Clovis City Hall. It is applying for $5 million from the water trust board. The resolution, Project […]

Portales police chief search down to one

Portales city councilors huddled behind closed doors most of the day Friday with their top candidate for police chief Charles Douglas Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., but no decision was announced. City Manager Tom Howell said if background checks on Jones are OK, he is prepared to offer the city's top law enforcement job to the […]

In-school nutrition featured on show

I nformation on an in-school nutrition program, working with glitter, and teaching children about baking bread will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sara Robbins is the director of Dairy Confidence with DairyMax, and she's going to tell about a new program […]

Senior Happenings – Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and […]

Club Notes – Oct. 27

RGH Auxiliary The Executive Committee meeting of the RGH Auxiliary convened Oct. 17. President Uttaro reported on the Oct. 13 Health Fair sponsored by RGH. Uttaro, Sid Phillips, Eva and Melvin McAfoos worked at the Auxiliary table. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton obtained purse-sized mirrors with RGH Aux. on the front to be given to the […]

Local groups plan Halloween events

Fall is here and Halloween is quickly approaching. If you're looking for some fun events for the family, check out what's happening in Clovis and Portales: Today: CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Maria's Montessori School pre-school students Collin Schopfer, 3 1/2, and Hunter Bowman, 4, both of Clovis, take part in the school's annual Fall Harvest […]