Triple-digit heat

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Siblings Peyton Williams, front, and Abby Ontiveros try to cool off and create a splash Monday at the city swimming pool. The pair’s mother said the hot weather called for a trip to the pool. Saturday through Monday were three hottest consecutive days this year.

Staff report The temperature hit triple digits Monday for the first time in 2014. In fact, Saturday through Monday were the three hottest consecutive days, according to Meteorologist Steve Travis said it wasn’t a record-breaker. Travis said relief from Monday’s 100-degree heat is on its way. A cold front will be blowing cooler air […]

Events calendar — July 1

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Memorial Building. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 356-6662. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool […]

Texting and driving ban starts today


By Christina Calloway Senior writer It terrifies 21-year-old Taylor Hill when he’s a passenger in his friend’s vehicle while he texts and drives. “I have a friend who uses his phone while driving and he swerves a lot,” said Hill, a pre-medical student at Eastern New Mexico University from Edgewood. “It freaks me out.” […]

ENMU alumnus steps up at RGH

By Rae Arnett Staff writer Greg McFarland, a former Eastern New Mexico University basketball player, is making slam-dunks for Roosevelt General Hospital in the marketing department. The ENMU alumnus has been with RGH for six months and is stepping up to help while Amber Hamilton, RGH Liaison, is on leave. Where are you from? […]

Consortium teaches dairy management

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
College students who participated in the 2014 U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium watched a slide show Friday showing pictures of their adventures on dairies over the course of the six-week program.

By Alisa Boswell Staff writer Educational programs are not keeping pace with the growing dairy business in the Southwest, according to Michael Tomaszewski, professor of dairy management at Texas A&M University. Tomaszewski is one of the coordinators of the recently completed U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium held in conjunction with Clovis Community College. […]

Police blotter — July 1

Here is a sampling of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs. Caller reported: Friday • 12:11 a.m.: Ambulance request, 800 block of East Amazon. • 6:51 a.m.: Larceny, 300 block of South Roosevelt Road R 1/2. • 7:31 a.m.: Criminal damage, U.S. 70. • 7:42 a.m.: Ambulance request, 800 block of West 19th Street. […]

Grateful for this amazing nation

By Sandy Fields Local columnist So many reasons I’m beyond thrilled to be an American. Truly, my list could go on and on. Well, you know how I love to travel, so my thoughts take me there today. I’m so thankful to hold an American passport with all the freedom it provides. I come and […]

Our People: Finding True joy


Dan True is an Amarillo celebrity, World War II veteran, scientist, author of four books, and a father and grandfather. But most Clovis residents probably know him as the short guy in a khaki shirt riding his bicycle around lunchtime. True, born Dec. 8, 1924, in Nashville, Tennessee, has copies of “Flying Free: The Story […]

Nieka Style: Keep patriotism fashionable

D'Nieka Hartsfield

I can’t believe we’re already entering a new month this week and the Fourth of July is Friday. This holiday’s festivities are among my favorites of all celebrations. Fireworks, darling! No matter if you’re lighting up a firecracker show, watching a grandiose display or both, it is one great day for family, friends and parties. […]

Terry: I’ll never understand your football

I’ll never forget the day our high school PE student teacher told us we were going to spend the next week playing football. We questioned if it would be touch or flag. He replied, “No, no , you don’t understand, we’re going to play futbol — you know, soccer.” The coach in question was a […]