School news — May 5

Dora State track Track Coach Pablo Pena will be taking qualifying students from the Dora Track Team to Albuquerque to compete at the New Mexico State Track Meet today. BPA Nine students from the Dora chapter of the Business Professionals of America who qualified at the state level will be traveled to the national contest […]

Senior profiles — May 5


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. After she graduates, Kaly Cone plans to attend Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma, where she will judge livestock and study agriculture communications. Afterwards, she wants to transfer to Oklahoma State University. In high school, she was in […]

‘Hell’ breaks loose in August

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER Following the announcement that the locally shot film “Hell or High Water” has an August release date, plans are in the works for Clovis’ North Plains 7 to show the film. But ultimately, it’s not up to the theater on when — or if — the movie will be […]

Pages past — May 5

On this date … 1961: The Eastern New Mexico University Ag Club kicked off its 26th annual rodeo at the Roosevelt County Mounted Patrol Arena west of the fairgrounds. Sixty-five entries competed in six events, including 12 high school seniors. 1961: President Kennedy signed into law a bill gradually raising the minimum wage from $1 […]

Williamson: Sodexo goes all out on brunch

For the past 15 years, the serving staff for large banquet-style events at Eastern New Mexico University often includes young people from the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales. This Sunday, Sodexo — Eastern’s food service provider — is saying thank you by offering a Mother’s Day Brunch to the community that will also […]

Locally-filmed “Hell or High Water” has release date

STAFF REPORT The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday morning a release date for a Cannes Film Festival selection that was filmed locally last year. According to Variety, “Hell or High Water” will open in limited release Aug. 12, with an expanded release Aug. 19 and full release Aug. 26. The movie, starring Jeff […]

Multi-county jail talks in works

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor A discussion regarding a multi-county detention center facility may soon take place between Curry and Roosevelt County commissioners. Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton informed Roosevelt County commissioners at their Tuesday meeting that they had received a response from Curry County in regard to holding a discussion about the possibility […]

University to honor Mom

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Holly Clark, executive chef for Sodexo at Eastern New Mexico University, cuts honeydew for a fruit tray on Monday afternoon. Sodexo is holding a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday in the ENMU Campus Union Building.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER Local mothers can be treated to some fine dining this weekend at Eastern New Mexico University. According to Hannah Spearman, unit marketing coordinator for Sodexo ENMU, this Sunday’s brunch will be a unique experience that will include linens and fine china, fresh flowers and live music, in addition to […]

Cruz quits race

By Julie Pace and Scott Bauer The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after falling to Donald Trump in Indiana’s primary, a devastating loss that left him with no viable path to the Republican nomination. Trump, considered a fringe candidate a year ago, now is poised […]

To do list — May 4

Today • Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop — 8:30 a.m. in the commission room at the county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 Thursday • Friends of the Library — Noon in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library, 218 South Avenue B. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Information: 575-356-3940. • Jonathan Lynch Sr. project — 7 […]

Senior profiles — May 4


Portales High School Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Jaime Arreaga plans to have a “gap year” after high school to work and save money to attend college in Portland. He will study graphic design, screen printing and tattooing. What makes you the most excited […]

Citizen appeals to save 4H position

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor A Roosevelt County resident made an appearance at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning to appeal to commissioners on behalf of Roosevelt County Extension Office programs. “Many of our children will be farmers, ranchers, dairymen and homemakers, and that’s what we’re trying to prepare people for through the […]

Pages past — May 4

On this date … 1966: David Cargo and T.E. Gene Lusk were both upset winners in the race for New Mexico governor. Lusk had swamped ex-Gov. John Burroughs of Portales in the Democratic primary. Cargo surprised Clifford Hawley for the Republican nomination. Cargo won in November, by about 3 percentage points over Lusk, for the […]

Goliath still impacting dairies

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER Winter Storm Goliath made an immediate and devastating impact when it hit the area just over five months ago. Many local dairies are still weathering the storm. The Texas/New Mexico blizzard brought 8 to 12 inches of snow and 40 mph sustained winds when it hit Dec. 26, 2015. […]

‘We take it serious now’

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A mobile home on Hickory Street is leveled during the 2007 tornado in Clovis. Nobody was reported injured in relation to the house. The tornado resulted in the deaths of two Clovis residents.

By David Stevens Editor Portales’ Elly Marez knew a storm was coming when she started home from Lubbock. She could see the dark clouds ahead well before the heavy rain and hail began that evening of March 23, 2007. “My daughter was driving, and probably 10 minutes before we got to Farwell, she could […]

Langrell: Rolling with the changes

Rob Langrell

When I came to town as the publisher of Clovis Media Inc. about six months ago, one of the biggest challenges I inherited was with our printing and production. It was no secret that we had struggled to print a quality product on a consistent basis. You, as readers, saw it regularly … and let […]

Senior profiles — May 3


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Nathanael Scott plans on attending Clovis Community College after high school, where he will study welding. After he attains a degree in welding, he will decide where he will go to pursue a business degree. “I don’t know where […]

Memorial stone orders ongoing

STAFF REPORT The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee announced last week that they are still accepting purchases for engraved stones for the Roosevelt County Courthouse war memorial. Each engraved stone honors someone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The memorial began as a project of the Portales High School class of 1958 and […]

To do list — May 3

Today • Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. in commission room at the county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop — 1 p.m. in the commission room at the county courthouse. Information: […]

Community gives thanks to military


By Anna George Correspondent Along with a raindrop or two, the people of Portales came out to show their thanks to the Cannon Air Force base community at the Fifth Annual Cannon Appreciation Day. The Portales Military Affairs Committee (PMAC) took four months and $6,000 to organize the event with mud volleyball, games, burgers and […]