Events Calendar – Jan. 31

Today CDBG Public Hearing — 10 a.m. Roosevelt County Commissioner's Room. Information: 356-5307. Tween Wii — 4:30 p.m. Super Mario Galaxy featured. For ages 9-12. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: […]

Q&A – Slick Willie coming to Portales

The whistling of "Sweet Georgia Brown," basketball tricks that play with the eye and a spinning ball at the tip of his finger are all things that Harlem Globetrotter Slick Willie Shaw says he's blessed to be a part of and represent. Shaw is coming to Portales with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters Tuesday as […]

Angelo State surges in second half to beat Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Lauren Holt posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Angelo State moved closer to .500 for the regular season and Lone Star Conference play with a 54-47 win over Eastern New Mexico Wednesday night. Haylee Oliver added 15 for the Rambelles (8-10, 5-7 LSC), including a 3-point play […]

Commander: Base supports wind energy development

Few questions were asked by regional residents following a presentation by Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton Wednesday morning, during which he it made clear base officials are highly supportive of wind energy development. Curry and Roosevelt County land owners were invited to participate in the meeting, which addressed regional wind technology development […]

The most important guest at any wedding is …

I was thinking recently about a long-ago wedding — the one Jesus attended at Cana of Galilee, the same one in which he became the winemaker for the feast. And that reminded me of another wedding or two. I'm told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get married, they hitched a horse to the […]

Rams hold on late for victory over Tucumcari

TUCUMCARI — It took the Portales Rams a while to get going Tuesday night. They found their stroke in the second half, shooting 53 percent from the field en route to a 65-59 win over Tucumcari. Senior post Zach Campbell scored two consecutive baskets to break a 54-54 tie down the stretch, and junior forward […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Jan. 29

Boys District 3-1A Fort Sumner 72, Melrose 41 Melrose (6-13, 0-1) — Tanner Dickerman 4, Wyatt Williams 11, Colten Draper 8, Rowdy Allen 2, Brian Hemminger 7, Michael Weigl 9. Totals 14 11-20 41. Fort Sumner (12-5, 1-0) — Anthony Aragon 15, Garrett Hisel 7, Nate Maxwell 12, Nick Sanchez 11, Talen Crist 7, Hunter […]

To our website readers – Jan. 30

Clovis Media Inc. websites will be off line for about two hours this morning. "The building that has our websites stored in it is having maintenance done on its electrical system," said Digital Web Specialist Philip Hall. Hall said workers anticipate the websites will be unavailable from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m. today.

NM renewing fight over immigrant licenses

SANTA FE — As other states move to provide driver's licenses to immigrants unlawfully in the country, New Mexico has renewed a battle over a proposal by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to stop granting licenses to illegal immigrants. A House committee on Tuesday shelved the governor's proposal but the issue isn't likely to go away […]

US eyes Africa drone base

WASHINGTON — Plans to base unarmed American surveillance drones in the African nation of Niger highlight the Obama administration's growing concern about extremist influences in the volatile region. They also raise tough questions about how to contain al-Qaida and other militant groups without committing U.S. ground forces in yet another war. In the short run, […]

Do Drop In is relocating

There will be a new family business on Main Avenue in February. The Mountjoys, a military family, aren't new to Portales but their popular sandwich and coffee shop will be relocating to the downtown area. The mother and son team who own the Do Drop In saw an opportunity to move to the square when […]

Police Blotter – Jan. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:08 p.m.: Caller reported someone damaged his vehicle at the high school, 300 block of West First Street. 4:24 p.m.: Caller reported a pregnant female having contractions, 2100 block of Santa Ana Court. 5:16 p.m.: Caller reported a fight, 1700 block of West […]

Proportional system would break electoral college

We were sure for an election spectacle both Romney and Obama backers were certain their polls and math, and only their polls and math, were right. Somebody had to be wrong, and it was Karl Rove and Donald Trump and their "unskewed" polls logic. Aghast at Barack Obama's re-election, Trump wondered how it could be […]

Events Calendar – Jan. 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Land owner's meeting — 10 a.m. Cannon Air Force Base. RSVP is required to attend. Information: 356-5307. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. Monster Mayhem featured. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m. Just Dance 3 featured. For ages 13-18. […]

My Turn – Don’t run me over while I’m biking

I received some pretty awesome gifts for Christmas, but one I'm particularly excited about is my new bike. Cycling is similar to running for me. Once you start going, you've never felt so free. Just to keep going as if no one can stop you feels so liberating. I know this isn't the most bicycle-friendly […]

Report disputes cost of reservists

This time last year the Air Force unveiled a plan to cut Air National Guard strength by 5,100 members along with more than 200 Guard aircraft. They touted this as a reasonable efficiency, in part because Guard squadrons cost more to operate than active duty squadrons. That argument was dead wrong, says Maj. Gen. Arnold […]

Less regulation equals better government

New Mexico's been a state for more than 100 years. One might think we'd be organized by now, that the annual lawmaking get-togethers in Santa Fe would only be needed for tweaking or maybe addressing issues created by new technology. But as of last week, legislators in 2013 had introduced 557 bills intended to change […]

Letter to editor: Volunteers sought for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum

Volunteers sought for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum An exploratory committee is needed for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum. That was the consensus among the 30 people who attended my presentation on that air field's history, my on-going research, and my vision of a World War II museum to commemorate Fort Sumner Army […]

Websites down on Wednesday morning

Clovis Media Inc. websites will be off line for about two hours Wednesday morning. "The building that has our websites stored in it is having maintenance done on its electrical system," said Digital Web Specialist Philip Hall. Hall said workers anticipate the websites will be unavailable from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wind power discussion set for base

The 27th Special Operations Wing leadership at Cannon Air Force Base is hosting a meeting with local landowners at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss wind turbine development projects and proposals. While no specific proposals will be reviewed, wing leadership will provide detailed information on how Cannon evaluates potential projects, according to a press release from […]