Pet of the week — Aug. 19

Lab mix

Labrador mix Gender: Male Age: 6-7 weeks old Breed: Lab mix Story: According to Adam Aguilar, animal control supervisor, this is a very calm and relaxed puppy. Aguilar said the puppy doesn’t bark a lot and is fine with any type of family. Aguilar said the puppy should grow up to a medium-sized dog and […]

Pages past — Aug. 19

On this date … 1956: More than 2,000 people had attended the 50th anniversary celebration in Melrose. Sixteen of the old-timers said they had been in the area for at least 50 years, when the town was called Brownhorn. Entertainment for the day included a greased-pig race and a fiddling contest. 1951: Clovis Air Force […]

Brown: Fair a wonder to a farm kid

I can’t say what the county fair looks like to anyone else, but I can share the perspective on farm kid. The fair was a wonder and an event, of that there is no doubt. It came around once a year, at a time when hot and monotonous are common modifiers for what I’d been […]

Rodriguez: Logos where it’s at for kids today

Almost every child knows the jingly “Alphabet Song” even before they start school. My two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Genavecia, already knows that song. Kids know their ABCs. As I recently discovered, though, they also know their logos, sometimes even better than their ABCs. When my hijada (Goddaughter), Stephanie, was a pre-schooler learning her ABCs, when she saw […]

Roosevelt County Fair schedule 2016

The following is the schedule for the 2016 Roosevelt County Fair: Monday • 7 a.m.-5 p.m.: All Junior Livestock including Poultry must be on Fairgrounds • 7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Weigh all swine as they are unloaded • 5 p.m.: Weigh/measure and classify market lambs, market goats and dairy heifers • 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Home Arts […]

To do list

Saturday • Southwest Cheese Truck Pull — 10 a.m.-noon at the Curry County fair, events center parking lot. Teams, sponsors needed. Information: 575-769-2103 • Wildlife Trunk presentation — 7 p.m. at Oasis State Park. Event free, but park entrance fees apply. Information: 575-356-5331 Monday • Piano, violin recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at […]

Capital Improvement Plan approved

STAFF REPORT Councilors approved a resolution adopting the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan for the fiscal years 2018-22. According to City Manager Sammy Standefer, after a series of public meetings and “a lot of public input,” the ICIP was ready for final adoption. The next step is to “put together a legislative request that we’ll put […]

Q&A: Retired school superintendent moves to next chapter

Daugherty

After eight years working at Elida Municipal Schools, Superintendent Jim Daugherty recently retired. The new superintendent at EMS is Tandee Delk. According to Daugherty, after working for 18 years as a teacher, he decided to pursue a career in administration. “I had worked with some good administrators and wanted to give it a try,” he […]

To do list — Aug. 18

Saturday • Southwest Cheese Truck Pull — 10 a.m.-noon at the Curry County fair, events center parking lot. Teams, sponsors needed. Information: 575-769-2103 • Wildlife Trunk presentation — 7 p.m. at Oasis State Park. Event free, but park entrance fees apply. Information: 575-356-5331 Monday • Piano, violin recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at […]

Pages past — Aug. 18

On this date … 1976: A queen coronation, fiddlers contest and tractor pull were among events scheduled for the Roosevelt County Fair. Cash prizes would be awarded the top three in the fiddlers contest. The fair’s four-day run was set to begin Aug. 25. 1976: Eastern New Mexico University was a week away from its […]

Williamson: Here’s to a good, fine fair

The 4-H and FFA kids are as busy as bees, and I’d swear there is a scent of fried food in the air. It seems fairly safe — even a fair bet — to say that fair season must be here. The Quay County Fair in Tucumcari and the Curry County Fair in Clovis are […]

ENMU Briefs — Aug. 18

University gets athletic director The Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Department has named Will Edwards as the department’s new director of media relations. Edwards, who grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, will operate the new Greyhound stadium video board and will work in conjunction with Director of athletic communications Adam Pitterman, to provide coverage to […]

ENMU fine arts performances set

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 As is tradition with the Eastern New Mexico University Music Department, they have multiple performances open to the public in store for the fall 2016 semester, most of which are free.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com There is excitement to be had for upcoming Eastern New Mexico University fine arts events including those hosted by the jazz bands according to ENMU music professors. Assistant Professor of Jazz and Saxophone Studies Richard Schwartz said the ENMU jazz band will be performing on Sept. 28 at 7 […]

Accused rapist has long record

Brown

By Alisa Boswell Managing Editor aboswell@pntonline.com A Portales man accused of breaking into a local woman’s home in June and sexually assaulting her has a lengthy criminal record that includes battery and robbery charges that date to 2007. Roy Brown, 28, is also accused of robbery and false imprisonment in Roosevelt County in April of […]

Officer assault trial slated

Ortega

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Attorneys for both sides said Tuesday they are prepared for the case of a Portales man accused of assaulting a Portales police officer. Anthony Ortega, 28, is scheduled on Sept. 12 to face charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, disarming a peace officer and resisting, evading or […]

University classes get started

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Kurt Munz-Raper
Eastern New Mexico University upperclassmen Colton Stewart, left, and Mason Thomas, who is graduating in May, strike up a conversation on the first official day of classes Tuesday morning.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Excitement and memories abound for Eastern New Mexico University students beginning their school year. Classes for the university kicked off on Tuesday. Biology student Blanca Alexander said she is excited to start her last semester at ENMU but will miss her supportive biology professors after graduation. “They focus on […]

To do list — Aug. 17

Saturday • Southwest Cheese Truck Pull — 10 a.m.-noon at the Curry County fair, events center parking lot. Teams, sponsors needed. Information: 575-769-2103 • Wildlife Trunk presentation — 7 p.m. at Oasis State Park. Event free, but park entrance fees apply. Information: 575-356-5331 Monday • Piano, violin recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at […]

Pages past — Aug. 17

On this date … 1971: A Clovis gas station attendant told a newspaper reporter about his close encounter with would-be robbers. Edward Yoder, 64, said he was hit in the head with a hard object — probably a tire iron — the night before, but managed to keep his feet and press an alarm that […]

Dora, Floyd students back at class

Staff photo: Eamon Scarbrough
On Monday, fourth grade students at Dora Schools developed “a social contract” to establish rules for their class for the rest of the year. Monday was the first day of school for Dora and Floyd schools.

By Eamon Scarbrough Staff Writer escarbrough@pntonline.com The first day of school brings a new experience for students in Roosevelt County school districts — an opportunity to improve from the previous year. Students of the Floyd and Dora school districts returned to campus Monday for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Kasen East, a seventh-grade […]

Officials: No immediate, major impacts from cuts

By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Local city and county government officials say they are not expecting any immediate or major impacts from recently announced state budget cuts. A week ago, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that she was asking state institutions to cut down on spending by 5 percent to compensate for the crash in […]