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.

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 […]

Foundation will help hospital remain local

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says RGH belongs to the people of Roosevelt County and he wants to ensure it will stay that way. In efforts to strengthen RGH while listening to public input, organizers began working on the RGH Foundation last year, which will give community members a chance to directly support the […]

PHS boys basketball capsule – Jan. 29

Portales (10-7) at Tucumcari (10-6) When: 7 p.m. today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.3 Last season: The Rams held on for a 46-43 win over Tucumcari at the Ram Athletic Center. Last time out: Portales dropped a 56-51 decision at home to Class 4A Moriarty on Saturday. The Rattlers were beaten at home by Class 2A No. […]

Legislator offers bill to define marriage

Republican state Sen. Pat Woods of Broadview says he believes in his heart that marriage should be between one man and one woman and has introduced legislation to amend the Constitution of New Mexico to state the same. "I just believe in my heart that's what the sanctity of marriage should be," Woods said Monday. […]

Police Blotter – Jan. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:19 a.m.: Clovis police requested an officer locate an individual, 400 block of East 16th Street. 2:38 a.m.: Caller reported unknown subjects in her back yard, 1100 block of West First Street. 7:25 a.m.: Call in reference to a burglary alarm, 2100 block […]

Cannon to meet with local landowners

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 […]