County assessor candidates weigh in

Two candidates are on the Nov. 4 ballot for Roosevelt County tax assessor. An assessor is a specialist who calculates the value of property. It will be the assessor’s duty to determine the value of each taxable property in Roosevelt county. Running for the position are Republican George Beggs, who defeated incumbent Kenner Carrasco in […]

Portales couple keeps coming back

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Peanut Valley Festival attendees browse booths at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry said the event had more than 110 booths set up and expected to host 5,000 visitors over the weekend.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer For Peanut Valley Festival veterans Claude and Victoria Jaramillo, the event only gets better with age. Victoria Jaramillo of Portales said she and her husband have been attending the peanut festival since it began 41 years ago. “We love it,” said Jaramillo. “I like coming here to look at […]

To do list — Oct. 19

Today • 41st Peanut Valley Festival — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-356-8541 Monday La Escalera Art Guild — 6:30 pm at the REC Hospitality Room ,121 North Main in Portales. Jan Lloyd of Muleshoe will be doing a demonstration in watercolor and talking about the Duck Stamp Contest held yearly. […]

Jail log — Oct. 19

Jail Log As of 7 a.m. Friday Released in the past 24 hours: 4 One released by court order Three released on bond Booked in the past 24 hours: 3 Female, 19, two counts of criminal trespass, one count of battery Male, 26, probation violation Male 26, bench warrant Total number of inmates: 74

Rep. Roch: Capital outlay funds belong to Logan

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer The Interstate Streams Commission has taken charge of a $50,000 capital outlay allocation requested by the village of Logan, approved in legislation and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez. A spokesperson said the ISC will use the cash to update its existing study of Ute Lake’s capacity. Officials in Quay […]

ENMU director brings diversity to film class

By Amy Waltner ENMU Communication Services Shelly Short, assistant professor of digital filmmaking at Eastern New Mexico University, began working at ENMU the fall of 2013. She teaches cinematography and producing. “I provide students with the fundamentals of visual story-telling,” Short said. “I love seeing what the students create with the tools I have given […]

Governor candidate Gary Kings speaks on issues

Gary King

New Mexico’s attorney general, now the Democrat candidate for governor, Gary King flew into Clovis on Friday for a town hall question and answer session on education. King is running against Republic Gov. Susana Martinez in the November general election. The CNJ asked King questions about his positions and his campaign. His answers are edited […]

ENMU maintenance crew has field day

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Doug Lee, left, and Dust Cathey walk off the field after completing an end zone. Dent McGill, ENMU grounds manager, said each letter in the end zone is painted by hand.

Staff report With game day only one day away, Eastern New Mexico University’s grounds and paint crews worked Friday to get the field at Greyhound Stadium for play. ENMU Grounds Manager Dent McGill said the grounds crew spent the days leading up to the game striping and grooming the field in preparation for the Hounds’ […]

Know where to go for revenge tips

By Grant McGee Local columnist While at a yard sale the other day, a book titled “When Strangling is Not an Option” caught my eye. Below the title it said it was about how to get along with difficult people, like difficult co-workers. “I’ve just got to know,” I said to the yard sale hosts. […]

Pages past — Oct. 18

On this date … 1966: Central Baptist Church of Clovis was in the midst of a week-long revival led by Rev. Fred Hubbs of Detroit. The executive secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention of Michigan was joined by Al and Ivy Walsh of Atlanta, who led the singing. 1954: A Clovis jury was unable to […]

Halloween goodies ghastly for pets

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies It’s a disturbing day, really, and it’s coming on fast. But the disturbances aren’t because of all the little ghouls and goblins running around everywhere, or the copious amounts of money spent on candy that is going to super charge all the little people in the neighborhood for […]

Weekly LSC soccer, cross country roundup — Oct. 17

Soccer Women All Times MDT Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Angelo State 3-1-1 10-1-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 3-2-0 8-4-0 Eastern New Mexico 3-2-0 6-5-0 West Texas A&M 2-3-0 6-7-0 Midwestern State 1-2-2 6-2-5 Texas Woman’s 1-3-1 7-5-1 Oct. 10 matches Midwestern State 3, Eastern New Mexico 1; Angelo State 2, West Texas A&M 0. Saturday’s match Dallas […]

RGH prepares for possibility of Ebola cases

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Tony Lucero, left, Roosevelt General Hospital director of plant operations and materials management and Dr. Larry Leamer, hospital CEO, erect a plastic barrier to block off hospital rooms as part of the hospital’s preparations for possible Ebola cases in the Portales area. Hospital officials said the facility has been training almost daily since the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the U.S. at a Dallas hospital.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital is on high alert at the remote chance that the Ebola Dr. Larry Leaming, RGH’s chief executive officer, said the hospital is taking steps to prepare for an Ebola case as news of three Ebola cases in Dallas have garnered national attention. Leaming said RGH officials […]

Floyd Broncos bask in big win

By Derek Major Staff writer Floyd football coach Steve Foust said the difference between last year’s team and this year’s team is like night and day. The Broncos (4-1) are coming off their biggest win in years, a 36-34 Six-man District 1 win Friday over two-time defending state six-man champion Lake Arthur. Last year, […]

County records 100 years of peanuts

Photo courtesy of Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce
Photos from the Bradley family will be on display at the 41st Annual Peanut Valley Festival at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds. According to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry, John M. Bradley was the first person to plant a peanut crop in the Portales area.

Staff report Peanuts have been a part of the Roosevelt County culture for years, and as the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce learned, they have been in the area for 100 years this year. Chamber Executive Director Karl Terry said he was surprised to learn that this year marked 100 years since the first recorded […]

To do list — Oct. 17

Today • Ninth Annual High Plains Quilting Festival — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jake Lopez Building. Admission is $3. Information: 575-356-8541 or Elizabeth Lawrence 575-226-0092. • Blackwater Draw Boys — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. Cost is $5 at the door. Information: 575-607-9261. • ENMU choral fall concert — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Emergency food should be just this side of edible

By Audra Brown Local columnist Now, there are some mighty tasty vittles in the world — and there are things that are edible in the technical sense only. Consider F-250s and El Caminos. Alike only in the broadest of technical definitions. Similarly, there is a wide range of substances that will sustain-life, some, more endurable […]

Accused robber apologizes to bank clerks

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor Flush with $2,000 in marked money stolen at gunpoint from U.S. Bank in Clovis, accused bank robber Matthew Gonzales told police he and accomplice Richard Little headed to Portales in the getaway car for a shopping spree at Radio Shack and Walmart. A remorseful Gonzales said later he also […]

Jail log — Oct. 17

Jail Log As of 7 a.m. Thursday Released in the past 24 hours: 2 • Male, 33, released by court order • Male, 19, released to treatment facility Booked in the past 24 hours: • Male, 57, probation violation • Male, 27, bench warrant • Female, 18, bench warrant • Male, 33, bench warrant • […]

Bank robbery suspects arrested

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Matthew Gonzales, left, and Richard Little

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor It took Clovis police barely more than 24 hours to hunt down, arrest and charge two men with Tuesday’s daring daylight armed robbery of U.S. Bank on north Prince Street. The two, Matthew Gonzales, 25, and Richard Little, 59, both of Clovis, were in Curry County jail by Wednesday […]