Rain recovery system touted

Of all the seminars at this year's 21st Annual New Mexico Ag Expo, organizers predicted Tuesday's water harvesting presentation by New Mexico State University's extension water specialist to be packed for one real reason — the drought. So many ranchers, farmers, gardeners and citizens have searched for answers to water conservation issues related to the […]

Police Blotter – Feb. 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 10:38 a.m.: Caller reported feeling sick and needs an ambulance, 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle. 11:05 a.m.: Caller reported she has a subject who needs to be arrested, U.S. 70. 12:19 a.m.: Caller requested a case number for warrant service, 100 block […]

Meetings Watch – Roosevelt County Commission

Roosevelt County Commission The Roosevelt County Commission met Tuesday and conducted the following business: James Edgar, an associate with AeroCare air transport medical services, presented the AeroCare membership program. Edgar said AeroCare offers special services on flights such as blood and a rattlesnake anti-venom. AeroCare has 10-15 flights in Roosevelt County and 40 service flights […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 20

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. NM Ag Expo — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Information: 356-8541. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. Portales Public Library. "What a Hat!" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library. "Wii Super Mario Galaxy" will be […]

My Turn – I am the comeback kid

I've had the wrong kind of blues lately. I wish I was soul singing but these blues are the kind where gravity causes you to plunge to the earth while you gasp for air trying to figure out how you're going to make it another day. These are the kind of blues that force you […]

Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Celebrity deserves a little doggin’

Until last week, I'd never written down the word combination, "Dog The Bounty Hunter." Never watched it, never wrote about it, never thought about it until last week, when Clovis residents went crazy when Duane "Dog" Chapman arrived to help a retiring area bail bondsman and film for his upcoming series on Country Music Television. […]