Portales Inn could be operational by mid-summer

By Kevin Wilson Officials working on the Portales Inn Hotel are optimistic that parts of the building could be open for business come this summer. Bill Raisbeck, a former hotel developer who lives in Portales, has been working on restoring the hotel, which hasn’t been in use for about six years. Raisbeck is hoping for […]

Ute Water Project body wants to illustrate future without project

By Tony Parra CLOVIS — The governing body of the Ute Water Project hopes this spring to have an analysis that would show what would happen if the project is not completed. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman David Lansford told the project’s engineering consultants that meetings to distribute federal funds […]

Singapore Air Force reviewing training

By David Irvin The entire Singapore Air Force training operations in America are under review, officials from the Singapore Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday. But no decision has been made about what will happen to the 428th Fighter Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, which is comprised of about 100 […]

Commissioners stress importance of working together

By Tony Parra County commissioners voiced their displeasure during Tuesday’s county meeting with recent comments made by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department officials regarding their deputy shortage. “It bothers me that people say it’s our fault (deputy shortage),” Dennis Lopez, county commissioner, said. “We’re doing what we can in Santa Fe (to get money from capital […]

City council approves building purchase

By Tony Parra City officials during Tuesday’s city meeting approved to allow city attorneys to draft a contract with Eric Dixon of Portales on the purchase of a city building in the downtown area. The recommendation from the Portales MainStreet Board is to have city attorneys draw up a proposal on purchase of a building […]

Floyd superintended resigns

By Kevin Wilson The Floyd school board thought enough of the job Wayne McCullar was doing as superintendent that they unanimously approved a contract for next year at Monday night’s board meeting. McCullar thought about his family, though, and turned in his resignation, effective after the end of the school year. McCullar, reached via e-mail, […]

Sticker artist, wife shocked at controversy

By David Irvin Those sexually-explicit little devils at the heart of controversy in Clovis have been distributed all over the country, with more than 100,000 copies sold, according to the wife of the artist who made them. Ruth Waytz said her husband, Chris “Coop” Cooper, has sold or licensed more than 2 million nude devil […]

Feb. 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael More showers last week and more forecast for the latter days this week. No one is fussing that I know of even though some elder folks don’t venture out on muddy roads to church. I haven’t even heard any school bus drivers complaining about the dirt roads. Reports Elton Parkinson had his […]

Feb. 16 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Joe Standefer; Troy Thompson Anniversaries: Belated, Phillip and Sharon Russell (two years). Upcoming Events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday for President’s Day Commodities Commodities will be handed out at the Bethel Baptist Church. Call Adrella Evans at 356-9042 for […]

Feb. 16 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora area residents are thankful for all the moisture that continues to come. It gives great hopes for the crops this yea and for pasture grass too. Banquet The Valentine Banquet Sunday evening at the Dora Baptist Church was well attended. The funds from those attending and other promised contributions will go […]