Pages past — Aug. 12

On this date … 1970: State Liquor Control Director Carlos Jaramillo had received 34 applications for five licenses to sell alcohol in Portales. Jaramillo was in town to conduct two days of hearings at Portales City Hall. 1957: Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be The Day” made its debut on Billboard magazine’s top 40, ultimately reaching No. […]

Local archeologist gives presentation

Staff Photo: Rae Arnett

Director of the Blackwater Draw Museum George Crawford demonstrates the use of an atlatl, a spear-throwing mechanism, at Oasis State Park on Saturday afternoon.

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER Director of the Blackwater Draw Museum George Crawford gave a presentation on the Clovis culture and Blackwater Draw discoveries Saturday night at the Oasis State Park. The Blackwater Draw discoveries were very significant to the archaeological society because of the preservation of the remains and artifacts as well as […]

Local teachers feel economic impact of back-to-school

By Anna George Staff Writer With the start of the new school year approaching, teachers are starting to feel the economic weight of having a classroom. “Throughout the year, we are constantly buying things for our students to assist the curriculum,” said fourth grade teacher Heather Sanchez. Sanchez said she typically spends hundreds of […]

Women should dress according to their comfort

Anna George

People watch movies set in the 1950s and laugh at the idea of a woman waiting eagerly for her husband to get home, so she can wait on him hand and foot. We watch our mothers, our grandmothers, our coworkers, our friends all challenge the idea every day that women cannot succeed in business the […]

Feeling lucky to have modern conveniences

There was another woman in the aisle. She scooted her shopping buggy over a bit so I could join her in the search. She was looking on the right-hand side, and I was looking on the left. Down the entire length of the shelves, and 8 feet up on either side, we were scanning the […]

Pages Past

Aug. 11 On this date … 1959: Actors and technicians had arrived in Tucumcari for six weeks of filming the “Rawhide” television series. Stars included Clint Eastwood and Sheb Wooley. The series aired from 1959 to 1966. 1955: Burglars had obtained an undetermined amount of narcotics after breaking into the Booth Prescription Pharmacy in Portales. […]

Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:04 a.m.: Battery, 1900 block of South Avenue I. • 7:39 a.m.: Theft, 200 block of West Third Street. • 8:56 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injury, 1900 block of South Avenue I. • […]

Fair schedule

The following is the schedule of events for next months Roosevelt County Fair: Aug. 18 • 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, […]

To do list

Wednesday • La Casa health fair — 4-7 p.m., La Casa Family Health Center, 1515 W. Fir. Includes bounce house, dunking booth and super hero face painting. Superhero 5K begins at 7 p.m. Information: 575-359-3802. The to do list publishes daily and features non-recurring public meetings and entertainment options of interest to Roosevelt County residents. […]

Editor’s notebook

If anyone tries to tell you it always rains during the Curry County Fair, do not believe them. It’s not true. National Weather Service records show it’s only rained during 10 of the last 12 Curry County fairs. Records show Clovis has seen at least 7/100ths of an inch of rain during fair week every […]

The show goes on

Staff photo: Anna George
Molly Callinan, left, vocals for the Lt. Dan Band, and Gary Sinise, electronic bass and leader for the Gary Sinise Foundation, jam on Saturday at the Open House for Cannon Air Force Base.

By Anna George Staff Writer People ran for cover, then grooved it out Saturday at the Cannon Air Force Base Open House when a Lt. Dan Band performance was postponed to 7 p.m. due to storms. Lightning within a 5-mile radius forced attendees to wait under hangars. This eventually became hail and rain that […]

Boswell: Time passes much too fast

Another week is finished, and the summer is coming to an end. Where did the time go? Whether teachers, children or any other average, every-day Joe, I’m sure we all feel this way most of the time as we think, where did the time go? Whether it’s in reference to summer, to your children growing […]

Editors notebook — Aug. 9

Good morning, flag Clovis’ J.D. Cole has a couple of questions. He reports he travels from Clovis to Portales five days a week. About a mile past Greyhound Stadium, “out in the middle of nowhere,” he wrote in an email, “there is an American flag waving in the breeze. “It is a gratifying sight.” His […]

Civilians, military come together for fun day

Staff photo: Anna George
Isaiah Bostwick, 2, takes control of a static VH1N helicopter.

By Anna George Staff Writer Civilians and military members came together on Saturday for live music, food, cars and more as part of the Cannon Air Force Base (CAFB) Open House. The event featured a fun run, local bands, food prepared by Cannon volunteers, a car show, static displays of the aircraft and ground […]

Business steady on tax-free weekend

Staff photo: Rae Arnett
Bealls Store Manager Melissa Bonem reorganizes items on the shelves on Saturday morning.

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER Local stores in Portales were staying busy on Saturday for the tax-free holiday, according to store managers. “So far business has been steady,” said Melissa Bonem, store manager at Bealls. Denim and shoes were the most sought after items on Saturday morning according to Bonem. “Denim and shoes,” Bonem […]

Fair schedule — Aug. 9

The following is the schedule of events for next months Roosevelt County Fair: Aug. 18 • 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, […]

Adventures in tax-free shopping

Staff photo: Brittney Cannon
The Robinson family (from left: Dominick Robinson, Frankie Robinson and Leah Robinson) hit the racks hard and saved $50. Select items are tax-free across New Mexico through Sunday.

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR Friday kicked off New Mexico’s tax-free holiday weekend and sent a few shoppers out and about eastern New Mexico to grab school supplies and savings. Here are a few of their stories: • Deanna Finch, a North Plains Mall shopper, scored several items for her kids including shoes, shirts […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 8

If you’ve not heard, the 27th Special Operations Wing has invited area residents to an open house today at Cannon Air Force Base. It’s free, with gates open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include a car/motorcycle show, static aircraft displays, food and beverage vendors, activities for kids and more, but the highlights happen […]

Johnson: Go ahead and watch the cat video

They run into walls, do back flips, play pranks on each other and their humans, or just simply look up with lazy, irritated eyes and stare into the camera. They are the cats of the Internet, and it’s hard to click a mouse without running into one, or a dozen. Ever-present in memes, cats have […]

Pages past — Aug. 8

On this date … 1969: A “large glowing ball of fire” was seen crossing the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico, United Press International reported. New Mexico State Police said they received a report of the object at 10:15 p.m. near Clovis. A Texas farmer in Lubbock County was among other witnesses. “It got about […]