Tornadoes touch down briefly

A shot of the sky submitted by reader Nikki Payne of Clovis.

Staff report Weather officials and Curry County law enforcement reported two tornadoes “momentarily” touched down in Curry County early Friday evening. No major damage or injuries were was reported. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the Curry County Sheriff’s Office received two reports of tornado touchdowns at U.S. 60-84 and Curry Road O and in the Pleasant […]

Area’s pioneering spirit honored at breakfast

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
Isabella Reyes, 5, asks for autographs from Miss Rodeo New Mexico Alexandria Tapia, right, of Santa Fe, and Miss Rodeo Montana Laramie Pursley of Chinook,

By Alisa Boswell It’s a job, a culture, a history. It’s rodeo. During the kickoff event for Pioneer Days on Friday morning at the Clovis Civic Center, it was made clear that rodeo is a big part of the Southwest culture and the region’s heritage. Isabella Reyes was no less than idolizing the numerous […]

Serial DWI offender gets three years

Staff report A Clovis man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for his fifth offense of driving while intoxicated. Teddy Reeser, 57, of Clovis, who was also charged with driving with a license suspended or revoked for DWI, received the maximum sentence possible, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s […]

Rodeo queens share passion for rodeo life

By Alisa Boswell The Pioneer Days PRCA Rodeo kicked off Friday night with participants from all over the southwest and Midwest regions. The rodeo will also be held Saturday and Sunday. With so many rodeo queens visiting the region for this event, staff members decided to ask rodeo contestants their thoughts on rodeo and […]

Resolutions passed to start process for prairie chicken suit

By Christina Calloway and Vanessa Kahin Staff writers County commissioners from Roosevelt and Curry County met Friday in their respective counties and reached the same conclusion: They must move forward with their intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. The Roosevelt County commission […]

Pests also live for plentiful rain

Take cover, hide, make yourself smell as noxious as possible, run from the car to the house and slam the door behind you, crank up the AC and avoid yard work — the alarm has been sounded and the warnings have gone out. There is an invasion going on — two if you count the […]

Tornado watch issued

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Friday for Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt counties. All three counties, and Quay County, are also part of a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m.

Tri-County LL tournament

Single elimination MAJORS Monday Quay Cubs 5, American Dodgers 2 Zia Rangers 21, Roosevelt Rockies 0 Roosevelt Reds 9, American Rockies 5 Roosevelt Red Sox over Zia Orioles, forfeit Tuesday Zia Angels 12, Roosevelt Cardinals 2 American Yankees 4, Roosevelt Mets 2 Zia Braves 16, Roosevelt Yankees 0 Zia Twins 13, American Braves 1 Roosevelt […]

Boy Scout motto: Be prepared

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Boy Scout Troop 18 Leader Gary Riedel, far left, talks about past camps with his scouts, from left, Curtis Utley, Adam Sickles and Brandon Kelley, on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer When Brandon Kelley of Portales Boy Scout Troop 18 arrived at the zombie-themed Boy Scout Council Camporee, he was not prepared for the task at hand. While Kelley had no problem rescuing a person from a horde of zombies or finding a cure for the zombie virus, constructing a […]

Portales Women’s Club rich in history

Editor’s note: The “Meet the” series profiles the people behind groups, organizations and businesses in the community. By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Sheryl Borden said she loves being part of a historic and influential club that has been around for 111 years. This club is the Portales Women’s Club. Borden has been a member […]