Audience called acrobat performance ‘incredible’

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo

Xiao Limeng balances himself with one hand on top of a rod while fellow performer Bai Eryong grabs bricks for Limeng to add to his balancing act Monday night in the CUB ballroom. Limeng added two bricks to each rod while performing acrobatic stunts while balanced on top of them.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Incredible and unique were a few of the words Eastern New Mexico University freshman Michael Poynor used to describe the acrobats of the Fabulous Chinese Acrobat team. ENMU’s Multicultural Affairs invited the acrobat team from the Bureau of Lectures & Concert Artists to perform Monday evening as part of […]

ENMU students happy to be back on campus

Kyle Harmon and a friend work out their schedules while 
Derek Major: Staff photo
Lindsay Bost lounges on a couch and reads a book Monday at the ENMU Campus Union.

Derek Major Staff writer While many students at Eastern New Mexico University spent the semester break on their couch or visiting friends and family, Kyle Harmon of Rio Rancho spent his break helping a family member. “I helped my family out a lot,” said Harmon, a digital film major. “My grandma is old and […]

Cannon housing new Osprey aircraft

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base is the temporary home for three new CV-22 Osprey aircraft, according to a joint press release Monday from Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich. Four more Ospreys will also be housed at Kirtland Air Force Base until they can be permanently based in the U.S. Pacific Command, the release […]

Not enough words to thank military, law enforcement

As the movie ended, the credits rolled across the theater screen in absolute silence. No music playing, not one sound from the full house audience. My throat was constricted and I brushed my tears away calmly, not wanting to make even the slightest move that would interfere with the emotions those around me were experiencing. […]

To Do List

Today • Afterschool at the library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Newspaper penguins for grades kindergarten through sixth. Information: 575-356-3940. • Cyber crime workshop — 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Yam Theatre. Class to inform about what’s happening in cyber crime and data security for business. Information: 575-607-9261. Wednesday • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales […]

Jail log

* RECORDS OFFICE WAS CLOSED Jail Log As of 7 a.m. Monday Released in the past 24 hours: Cesar Aceves, 19, Released on bond Isaiah Alvarado, 19, Released on bond Adrine Baker, 18, Released on bond Nicholas Bliss, 24, Released on bond Reed Johnson, 57, Released on bond Booked in the past 24 hours: Cesar […]

Elida Municipal Schools honor roll

Elida Municipal Schools High School A honor roll Cambree Bargas Hope Bilbrey Baylee Oder Kasyn Creighton Megan Falcon Kayley Mitchell Landry Truex Brianna Bargas Taylor Epps Reagen Truex Hannah Bilbrey Jaime Woods A/B honor roll Colton Ferguson Will Haley Ashley Mitchell Logan Victor Heather Buzard Sadei Chenault Madison Ferguson Kaull Burton Lacy Ferguson Lyle Logemann […]

‘Confetti’ takes prize

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Senior division winner Alyssa McAlister hugs spelling bee judges Friday afternoon after taking the win with the word confetti. McAlister won a $500 scholarship, a plaque, and a spot in the New Mexico State Spelling Bee March 21 in Albuquerque.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer With a scholarship and a trip to the New Mexico State Spelling Bee on the line, Dora seventh-grader Alyssa McAlister looked down at her notepad and spelled “confetti” to take the 2015 Roosevelt County Spelling Bee championship. “God gave me a gift,” McAlister said of her spelling skills. “I […]

Chamber director talks economics

Editor’s Note: Karl Terry has worked as the executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce in Portales since 2011. We asked him a series of questions about business and economic issues affecting Portales and Roosevelt County. This year’s 60-day session of the New Mexico Legislature is now underway in Santa Fe and will […]

Police blotter — Jan. 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 1:47 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 200 block of North Kilgore Street • 2:49 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of East Amazon • 6:22 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, location unknown • 7:55 […]

To do list — Jan. 25

Monday • Community grief support meeting — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Information: Dr. Keith Wilks at or 575-356-8597. Tuesday • Afterschool at the library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Newspaper penguins for grades kindergarten through sixth. Information: 575-356-3940. • Cyber crime workshop — 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Yam Theatre. Class to inform […]

ENMU continues Chinese New Year tradition

Derek Major Staff writer Maria Garcia, the International Affairs Director at Eastern New Mexico University, wants International students at the college to feel comfortable in expressing their traditions. As a result, the college’s Multicultural Affairs group is celebrating the Chinese New Year with two upcoming events. “Our biggest population of international students are Chinese […]

Mental Health Resources takes over for Turquoise

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer The executive director of Mental Health Resources announced it will be taking over behavioral health services from Turquoise Health and Wellness in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, De Baca and Harding counties, effective April 1. “I really want all the communities that Turquoise has been serving, at least the five that […]

ACA newest tax change

Alisa Boswell: Staff photo
Clovis CPA John Schonberger looks over 
several hundred pages of Affordable Care 
Act guidelines Friday afternoon in his 
office. Schonberger said the ACA will be 
one of the hardest parts of filing taxes this year.

By Alisa Boswell and Joshua Lucero Staff writers With tax season kicking off this week and W-2s piling in, the question that may be lingering in is what do I need to know about filing this year? Local Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are warning taxpayers the Affordable Care Act is the biggest change with filing […]

Pages past — Jan. 24

On this date … 1975: A Clovis man was arrested in connection with the beating death of a 3-year-old girl. Angela Louise Johnson, daughter of Sara Mills of Grand Avenue Homes No. 34, died from a blow to the head while she was being disciplined, authorities said. She fell to the floor when she was […]

Roosevelt Wind Project under way

By Alisa Boswell Construction on the Roosevelt Wind Project has begun, according to Jeff Keppert, associate project developer with EDF Renewables. Keppert gave an update on the project to Portales business leaders Friday at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Keppert gave some background on EDF Renewables, which owns the project, saying they […]

Letter to the editor — Jan. 24

“Obama Care” responsible for health care ills I find it terribly ironic that Friday’s Clovis newspaper has headline articles stating that • Eye Associates of New Mexico can no longer find doctors to take care of our eye problems; • and a health care fair is signing up even more people for Obama Care. Eye […]

Animals get ‘emotional fever’ like humans

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies It’s hard to imagine how cold could signify anything but discomfort. Sure, there are those among us who are happiest when temperatures are cool — those folks who can’t stand it when the heat is on and turn on the air conditioning in winter — but as a […]

Some things won’t ever change

By Grant McGee Local columnist It was a few days after the first big snow and The Lady of the House and I were still chatting about me getting her car stuck in the driveway. “I could’ve jacked it up, then pushed it off the jack,” I said. “What?” said The Lady of the House. […]

Americans show their love for killers of men

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist With the commercial and critical success of “American Sniper,” which earned $90.2 million at the box office last weekend, Americans have once again shown their love and admiration for killers of men. We dub these killers of men war heroes to make it more palatable, and honor them with a […]