Six ENMU players earn preseason All-American honors

Staff report Six members of the 2014 Eastern New Mexico University football squad have garnered preseason All-America status from USA College Football Division II All-American. Three of the players were first-team selections — running back Jordan Wells of Austin, Texas, and defensive backs Kevin Reaves and Darrelyn McCloud, both from Albuquerque. Wide receiver Jacob Johnson […]

Area rodeoers fall short in prep nationals

Staff report ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Recent Elida High graduate Hunter Haley made Saturday’s short go in the National High School Rodeo Association finals in goat tying, coming in 18th with a time of 12.97 seconds. Haley, who plans to rodeo in college at Eastern New Mexico University, finished 18th in the average at 30.95 […]

Airman remembered for camaraderie

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Airman 1st Class Andrew Padilla, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, arrived at Cannon in April 2013.

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing is mourning the loss of Airman 1st Class Andrew Padilla, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron, who lost his life in a car crash July 13 in Clovis. The thoughts of all within the Cannon Air Force Base community, […]

Passion for farming

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Margie Plummer, coordinator of the farmers’ markets in Clovis and Portales, sets up her booth on Monday at the Portales Farmers’ Market. The market is open at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays until October.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Margie Plummer is a busy women with coordinating the Portales and Clovis Farmer’s Market, working at Floyd Municipal Schools as the business manager, and working on her family farm and stand. Plummer said it’s a family affair. “It’s all family at the farm. We all help each other out,” […]

Five county 4-H teams place in top 5 at state

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Koby Cone gives his retiring address July 17 at the State 4-H Conference at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Roosevelt County 4-H took 13 members to the conference.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer While giving his retiring address last week at the State 4-H Conference held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, Koby Cone told the story of wondering what was behind some mountains. Behind those mountains were larger mountains, which Cone explained that when one goal is accomplished a […]

Police blotter — July 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 6:23 a.m.: Ambulance requested, location unknown. • 6:41 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 200 block of New Mexico Drive. • 7:38 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 100 block of West First Street. • 8 a.m.: Animal complaint, 100 block of West Nogal Street. • 8:06 […]

Events calendar — July 22

Today Yoga Fit — 8:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Nuclear Visitors — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Grades 2nd-6th. Information: 575-356-3940. City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Lap Swim — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Night Swim — 7 p.m. to […]

Trip to France summer tradition

Every July I spend three weeks in France.  It’s been a grand tradition for over 10 years now, and I find it’s a wonderful way to get through the long hot days of summer. The entire country is mine to enjoy, from the beautiful fields of sunflowers and lavender in the south to the Alps […]

Rams players making switch to new positions


By Dave Wagner Sports writer In his Portales High career, Matt Martinez has shown himself to be a versatile athlete for the Rams. Now coming into his senior season in football, Martinez is hoping to make a successful transition to quarterback for third-year coach Jaime Ramirez. Facing mostly larger schools in Friday’s 7-on-7 competition […]

Roosevelt 10-11s romp in state opener

Staff report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Roosevelt County 10-11 All-Stars rode a pair of home runs from Baylor Diaz to a 15-4 rout of Los Alamos County in the opening round of the state Little League 10-11 tournament on Saturday. Roosevelt County ended the game on the 10-run rule with six runs in the […]