Police Blotter — Aug. 29

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 10:59 a.m.: Needing an officer, Portales. • 11:13 a.m.: Fire alarm, 1500 block of South Avenue K. • 11:49 a.m.: Needing an officer, Portales. • 12:12 p.m.: Theft of a television, 500 block of South Avenue G. • 1:15 p.m.: Stolen vehicle, 1300 block […]

Q&A: Bill Medley still going strong

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Bill Medley will perform Sept. 6 at the Clovis Music Festival. Medley has been making music for more than 50 years, and is best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers.

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley has been making award-winning music for the better part of five decades. Medley and his Righteous Brothers partner Bobby Hatfield were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, just months before Hatfield’s unexpected […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 29

Today Belly dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: 760-0690. Boot camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan Workshop — 5:30 p.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room […]

Where are the Now? ‘Ice Bowl’ kicker has Tucumcari roots

By David Stevens CMI editor dstevens@cnjonline.com Danny Villanueva planned on a teaching career. He was student teaching in a New Mexico State University classroom in 1960 when a mentor told him he had a phone call from the Los Angeles Rams. “I thought they were hazing me,” he said. But the call was real, spurred […]

Pigskin preview: Huge improvement needed on defense

By Kevin Wilson Clovis Media Inc kwilson@cnjonline.com It’s a new August in Clovis, and another opportunity to line the football trophy case. The helmets have few scratches, but they don’t have the Clovis “C” logo either. Both still have to be earned on the field. There’s a good degree of confidence in the locker room […]

Pigskin preview: Clovis’ Cass not concerned about records

By Kevin Wilson Clovis Media Inc kwilson@cnjonline.com By the halfway point of the season, Kamal Cass may be the most prolific running back in Clovis Wildcat history. That’s not enough. Cass is looking for a state championship in December, and a college scholarship at a Division-I school soon after. The reigning Gatorade Player of the […]

Pigskin preview: Experience on Rams’ side

By Dave Wagner Clovis Media Inc dwagner@cnjonline.com Second-year coach Jaime Ramirez and the Portales Rams know they’re starting off on better footing than they did a year ago. For one thing, Ramirez comes into this season more familiar with his personnel. And the Rams, who returned only one starter last season, have a bevy of […]

WATN: Farwell’s Field played in ‘Game of Century’

Farwell’s Bobby Field became a University of Arkansas football fan on Oct. 17, 1964. That was the day he watched the Razorbacks beat the No. 1-ranked Texas Longhorns, 14-13, in a nationally televised game. Arkansas went on to win the national championship that season and Field picked the Fayetteville, Ark., university over Texas Tech and […]

WATN: Painful lessons shape former Wildcat QB’s life

Texas Tech was deciding between two New Mexico athletes on a scholarship for the 1996 season. The Red Raiders went with All-State quarterback Chet Pharies of the mighty Clovis Wildcats, and the University of New Mexico instead picked up a skinny kid from Lovington named Brian Urlacher. “They’ll regret that the rest of their lives,” […]

WATN: Ex-PHS standout took to sky

Dave Scott’s career path literally took flight after college. Scott, who helped Portales win the school’s first state football title in 1979, was stationed in four countries, three continents and nine states while flying helicopters for the U.S. Army and Coast Guard. The Chandler, Ariz., resident still flies for a living, working for the Department […]