Editor’s notebook — Aug. 16

Looking back: Japan surrendered to the United States and its allies 70 years ago this week, soon after atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch of Clovis was in his hometown and offered this commentary to Ed Hadley of the Clovis News-Journal: “With proper statesmanship and […]

Dawg Days turnout increases

Staff photo: Rae Arnett
Groups lined up at the Community Fair for the barbecue on Saturday afternoon.

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER rarnett@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days Community Fair had a great turnout Saturday afternoon, according to Campus Union Coordinator Nicky Reid. This is the largest incoming freshmen class to date, says Reid. The incoming freshmen have also been enjoying Dawg Days so far. “Its great. I love meeting all […]

Pages past — Aug. 16

On this date … 1965: Clovis police reported burglars entered Gary Pahl’s home at 1401 E. 11th and stole a $60 ring and six record albums. A home at 1120 Rencher was “ransacked,” the Clovis News-Journal reported, and thieves took a watch and purse. And Lester Merrill, who lived southwest of Clovis, reported three tractor […]

To do list — Aug. 16

Today • St. Helen’s Fiesta — 10 a.m., food and game booths open; noon, live entertainment; silent auction, bids end at 1:30 p.m.; and fiesta raffle at 2:15 p.m. with a live auction at 2:30 p.m. Information: 575-356-4241 Tuesday • County fair — 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Fees/Admission: Adults $6 daily, Child (5-17) […]

Boswell: Old book held surprising message

It was a Sunday afternoon. The store was Yesterday Antiques in Ruidoso. The book was an 1895 copy of Heart of Oak Books, Volume VI. Along with comic books and superheroes, another passion my boyfriend and I share is a love for old books and other vintage items, so when we find an antique store […]

Roosevelt County Fair schedule Aug. 16

The following is the schedule of events for next months Roosevelt County Fair: Tuesday • New Mexico Christian Children’s Home pork chop breakfast: 6:30-8:30 a.m. at the Jake Lopez Building • Weigh steers: 8 a.m. • Judge adult crafts, fine arts, handiwork, photography, sewing and woodworking, 4-H, 4-H open, junior crafts, sub junior crafts, and […]

University preps for Dawg Days

By Rae Arnett Staff writer rarnett@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days begins Saturday with student move-in followed by the annual community fair outside of the Campus Union Building (CUB). Preparations for Dawg Days have been going on since the end of April, according to Dawg Days Co-Director Eduardo Rios. The training for the Dawg […]

Junior livestock sale marks Friday fair day

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
More than 600 people 
attended Friday night’s Curry County Junior Livestock Auction at the Curry County Events Center.

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com On a Curry County Events Center floor populated by red Solo cups full of tea, white collapsible tables and blue folding chairs, hundreds of Curry County adults and youth put forth another color — green — to bridge one generation of American farmers to the next. The junior livestock […]

Area artist’s project comes to fruition

Staff photo: Brittney Cannon
Patsy Delk claps with the crowd at Hillcrest Park Zoo on Friday morning after two paintings, titled “Trees of Tolerance,” were unveiled. The project involved more than 30 special needs individuals from ENMRSH and the help of the New Mexico Department of Health office in Roswell.

By Brittney Canon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com Trees are scattered at random around Clovis, but two trees unveiled Friday morning at the Hillcrest Park Zoo Friday morning stand out. “Today, let’s remember that the tiniest seeds become the tallest trees,,” said Patsy Delk, “that the seeds that are sown today become the shade of tomorrow, that […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 15

Welcome new dawgs … A good Saturday to incoming freshman at Eastern New Mexico University. You’re learning a lot at Dawg Days, including many transitions for the university. More than $120 million has been spent on campus renovations over the last 14 years, and another $13 million is coming your way with a new football […]

Johnson: Love best tool to train your dog

They sit with adoring eyes trained on your every move, nearly bursting out of their skin in anticipation and excitement as they wait for a sign from you that it is their opportunity to show how good they are — a chance to make you happy. They are the dogs whose sun rises and sets […]

Pages past — Aug. 15

On this date … 2001: Roosevelt General Hospital began full-service operations, ending nearly three years in which Portales had been without a hospital. The community formed a hospital district in 1999, about three months after Roosevelt County’s only privately operated hospital closed its doors. 1960: Portales’ new high school building was approved and would be […]

Students, teachers settle in for new year

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com Third- through 12th-grade students and teachers piled back into classrooms on Friday for a new school year. Logan Brown, a science teacher at Portales High School, said his first day back went really well. “The first day is mostly about getting to know the students,” he said. “All of […]

Lawsuit filed against county

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com A Portales attorney filed a lawsuit against Roosevelt County commissioners in federal court on Tuesday on behalf of a former Roosevelt County employee. Former Roosevelt County Detention Center Lt. Keith Parrish has accused the county of owing him back pay for overtime worked earlier this year. Parrish ended his […]

Rural home loans, grants explained

Staff photo: Rae Arnett
Brad Gilmore, left, and Stan Livengood answer questions about the USDA rural housing loans after their presentation Thursday afternoon at the Portales Senior Center.

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER rarnett@pntonline.com Portales residents were educated on how to apply for rural home loans Thursday at the Portales Senior Center. Stan Livengood, executive director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation, and Brad Gallimore, area specialist for rural development with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave a presentation about rural housing […]

St. Helen’s annual fiesta kicks off

STAFF REPORT St. Helen Catholic Church will hold its annual fiesta this weekend in honor of the Feast of St. Helen, which falls on Aug. 18. The fiesta will begin today with opening mass and the crowning of the fiesta king and queen, according to Fiesta Co-chair Emma Britton. “The people competing for king and […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 14

Best Facebook messages this week: Hereford scribe Mike Higgins is a baseball fanatic who may know more than any living soul about the history of the minor-league game in this region. He’s apparently stumbled upon files from the last professional baseball game played in Clovis. The Amarillo Gold Sox and the Tulsa Drillers played at […]

To do list — Aug. 14

Today • St. Helen’s Fiesta — 4 p.m.-8 p.m. for the Ranchero bistec dinner and 4 p.m. for the silent auction. Information: 575-356-4241 Saturday • St. Helen’s Fiesta — 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., games, booths, rides and face painting; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., car show; 10 a.m. horseshoe competition; and 5-7 p.m., live music and dancing. […]

Brown: People shearing good time for ranch animals

After you roll your hair up in the wheels of a creeper while working under a car or tractor, short hair begins to look very attractive in the sense that it would cause less inconvenience and pain. I certainly rolled mine up in a creeper one too many times and after the last one, it […]

George: America has growing to do

If you were to start a new job, it would be difficult to jump in and know the game as well as an employee who has been there for 25 years. This is just a fact. Your co-worker has been doing this for a good percentage of their life. With the exception of lazy bums […]