Pages past — April 17

On this date … 1976: A Roosevelt County jury had found Alfred Hartley guilty of second-degree murder and attempted criminal sexual penetration. Judge Stanley Frost had sentenced him to two consecutive 10- to 50-year terms in the state penitentiary. His victim was Mary Jo Newton, who was killed Nov. 9, 1975, in her Pile-street apartment […]

Fighters of cancer all around

There are probably few others whose lives have been as impacted by cancer as that of Victoria Garrett. After losing both of her parents, Johnny and Jeannie Wood, to cancer in the same year, Victoria fought her own battle with breast cancer about 10 years ago, then battled uterine cancer just last year. Her parents […]

Commission suggests multi-county jail

Staff report Roosevelt County commissioners would like to see a study to determine if a multi-county detention facility would be feasible for Roosevelt, Curry, De Baca and Quay counties. A letter from Roosevelt County Attorney Randy Knudson asks Curry County officials to consider delaying plans for expanding their jail until discussions can be held on […]

To do list — April 17

Today • Alexis Olivas Jr. recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Free to public. Information: 575-562-1011 Monday • ENMU Saxophone Studio recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Free to public. Information: 575-562-1011 • Brown Early Childhood Center PreK, Kindergarten registration — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring original birth certificate, immunization […]

Water leak in Portales troublesome

Courtesy photo: Pete Trujillo
According to Portales resident Pete Trujillo, this is what the street in front of his home on East Canadian looked like for at least two months before city crews cleaned it up Thursday.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Portales resident Pete Trujillo said he thought a miracle had occurred when he arrived home from work Thursday night to find the pond in front of his home gone after more than two months. “I was about to shout with joy and was about to build a shrine around […]

Project planned for Lyceum tiles

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer While the decorative tiles that graced the entryway to the Lyceum Theatre have now made way for a sidewalk and pedestrian improvement project, officials said there’s a potential second act in store for the creative offerings. “Although this (sidewalk project) is a fantastic long-term improvement for our downtown area, […]

Busy week ahead for ENMU music

STAFF REPORT The next few days look to be full of music with three performances planned by the Eastern New Mexico University Music Department. The Spring Choral Concert will start at 7 p.m. today in Buchanan Hall and will feature vocal performances by students in the department. “Three students will be performing transcribed works of […]

Pages past — April 16

On this date … 1976: Clovis Mayor Chick Taylor Jr. had proclaimed April 18-24 as Private Property Week in the city. The Clovis Board of Realtors requested the designation in effort to encourage private ownership of land. 1971: Eastern New Mexico coffee-shop talk centered on the previous night’s first significant rainfall of the year. Grady […]

Johnson: Study calls for citizen scientists

You’ve got to admit, it’s fun when the baking soda and vinegar aggressively bubble up from a homemade volcano, or when the shell of an egg soaked in vinegar disappears after a few days in the fridge. Whether in a classroom or with the guidance of parents, all the science experiments you get to do […]

Mother, son accused of incest free on bond

STAFF REPORT A Clovis man and his mother accused of incest were freed on bond Wednesday after being arraigned in district court proceedings one day prior. Caleb Peterson, 19, and his mother, Monica Mares, 36, were slated to be arraigned on the incest charges March 11 before Magistrate Court Judge Duane Castleberry. Instead, both were […]

Berry: Good bike seat required gear

With warmer weather, I thought it was time to get outside and get some exercise. I got my bike out and made sure there was plenty of air in the tires. I rolled out of the driveway and hopped on the seat. That was when I remembered why I don’t like to ride a bike. […]

Sen. Ingle gives update on session

Staff photo: Alisa Boswell
Sen. Stuart Ingle spoke at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon Thursday at the Yam Theatre. Ingle told attendees about some of the laws that came to fruition with this year’s legislative session.

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor Don’t panic, Sen. Stuart Ingle told area business leaders at the Thursday Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon at the Yam Theatre. While updating them on this year’s New Mexico legislative session, Stuart said that yes, the state driver’s license law is changing, but the change will not […]

Olympian presents at ENMU

johnny Quinn

By Rae Arnett Correspondent U.S. Olympian and former NFL receiver Johnny Quinn, a Texas native, gave a motivational presentation Wednesday evening at Eastern New Mexico University. Quinn opened the presentation with a funny story about how a photograph he took of a door he broke through in Russia during the 2014 Olympics. Quinn explained that […]

Bill changes voter registration age

STAFF REPORT Starting next month, 17-year-old New Mexico residents will be able to vote in the primary election if they are turning 18 before the general election, according to Roosevelt County Clerk DeAun Searl. “What we need to do is encourage the 17-year-olds who are going to be 18 prior to general election day to […]

Pages past — April 15

On this date … 1961: The Chamber of Commerce in Muleshoe issued a statement confirming there were working mules about. “There are two mules working and making their home in the beautiful city of Muleshoe,” the statement read. “These two outstanding specimens … are known as Pete and Jack. They are the proud possession of […]

Brown: Some markings look good on a cow

I don’t know about you, but a bandit-face just looks good on a cow. To be honest, I probably know more about how I like my cows to look, and can better describe the many types of faces, coloring, and body features of bovines than humans. Might even have more confidence telling the bulls from […]

To do list — April 15

Saturday • Spring Choral concert — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Free to public. Information: 575-562-1011 Sunday • Alexis Olivas Jr. recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Free to public. Information: 575-562-1011 Monday • ENMU Saxophone Studio recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Free to public. Information: […]

PJHS snack bar lunches good times

When I was going to Portales Junior High School in the early 1980s, we had three options for lunch: Eat in the cafeteria, bring your own lunch or eat in the snack bar. When I ate in the snack bar, I was in food heaven. The snack bar was in a room in the old […]

11 local residents arrested on drug charges

STAFF REPORT Local law enforcement arrested 11 Roosevelt County residents Thursday in connection with a three-month investigation regarding agricultural thefts and burglaries in Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office press release. A search warrant was executed on a Roosevelt County residence where approximately 116 grams of crystal methamphetamine were seized, […]

Education board plans bond sale

By Rae Arnett Correspondent The sale of 2014 general obligation bonds was a main topic during the Portales Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening. “This is the year we plan to sell the rest of the general obligation bonds,” said Superintendent Johnnie Cain. Paul Cassidy with RBC Capital discussed the bond sales and the current […]