Seniors take look back at early employment

By Eamon Scarbrough Staff writer When she was 18, Patsy Rains worked as a waitress at Clyde’s Cafe on Main Street in Portales. Rains, a graduate of Floyd High School, later went on to gain her teaching degree and became a fifth-grade teacher in Portales. What did you enjoy about your first job? I […]

Pages past — Sept. 6

On this date … 1971: The Curry County Fair had an “international flair,” the Clovis News-Journal reported, thanks to Australia’s Wayne Lewis. Lewis, an exchange student from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, was living with the J.A. McDaniel family. He had entered three Poland-China hogs in the competition. Lewis said he hoped to one day […]

Officials talk about their first jobs

Editor’s note: As much of the region enjoyed a day without labor on Monday, we asked public officials about their first jobs. By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer One of the first things Roosevelt County Commissioner Shane Lee learned when he started his “real first job,” was that every customer matters. Lee was about 18 […]

Fiesta kicks off Friday

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St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting its annual fiesta Sept. 9-11 to celebrate its patron saint, St. Helen. The event kicks off with the blessing of the grounds at 4 p.m. Friday and includes food, games, music and a reverse raffle drawing.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER Local catholic organizations are preparing for a fun weekend of games, food, music and community interaction at St. Helen Catholic Church. The church will host its annual fiesta Sept. 9-11. Organizers said they are excited to bring the community and families together. Fiesta co-chair Emma Britton said the fiesta […]

ENMU professor, students study threatened turtle

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Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Biology Ivana Mali conducted research on a population of Western River Cooter turtles at the Black River near Carlsbad for several weeks over the summer. Mali called Western River Cooter Turtles “the least studied turtle species in North America.”

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER Over the summer, an Eastern New Mexico University professor conducted research that laid groundwork for monitoring programs for a threatened species of turtle while simultaneously giving her students hands-on experience in the field. Assistant Professor of Biology Ivana Mali and her students, who acted as her research assistants, camped […]

Area clinics awarded

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER Health clinics across New Mexico are receiving awards to improve resources. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is giving $1,427,479 to clinics across the state, according to a press release sent by HHS. La Casa Health Center and DeBaca Health Center in Fort Sumner are among […]

To do list — Sept. 4

Tuesday • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. in commission room at county court house. Information: 575-356-5307 • Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at Portales Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: Play your way. Information: […]

Pages past — Sept. 4

On this date … 1976: Exhibitors at the upcoming Curry County Fair were busy preparing entries for the cultural arts division. That included entries for paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Don McAlavy and Oblong Jones were among the division organizers. Prizes included $10 for first place, $6 for second place and $4 for third place. […]

Meetings watch — Sept. 4

ENMU Board of Regents Eastern New Mexico University will hold a Board of Regents special meeting Friday in the campus Administration Building. The following is on the agenda: • Report from the president of the ENMU system • Presentation from Witt/Kieffer • Presentation from Prather Consulting • Consideration for a resolution authorizing application to the […]

Dr. J a reason to smile

After my second retainer in less than two years split recently, I trekked back up to Farnsworth Orthodontics in Clovis. Although I have not had braces since I was 14 years old, as I told the girls in the doctor’s office, I am a “lifetimer” for wearing a retainer at night. I’m not one of […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Three Michael Crichton books have been given in memory of Beth Bumgarner Sidnam: A Case of Need centers on a Boston pathologist who attempts to clear the name of a colleague accused of performing an abortion which led to the death of a young […]

Time to test your fishing skills

STAFF REPORT Today Oasis State Park will host an event that will bring families together while instilling valuable skills in children and offering cash prizes, according to Park Technician Valerie Russ. The eighth annual “Biggest Catfish Challenge” Derby will give participants the chance to win prizes of up to $100 for the largest catfish caught, […]

Anthony Baca arraignment postponed


By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR A man accused of shooting a Clovis Police Department officer Monday night appeared briefly Friday afternoon in district court. The arraignment for Anthony Baca, 34, never got off the ground, though, due to lack of legal counsel. District Judge Fred Van Soelen said the matter would be rescheduled for […]

FBI releases report on Clinton email investigation

By Del Quentin Wilber and Evan Halper Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton told federal agents and prosecutors that she did not recall receiving any emails that were too secretive to be handled by her private computer server and did not believe any of her devices had been hacked or compromised, according to FBI […]

Officer shot, killed in Alamogordo

The Associated Press ALAMOGORDO — A police officer who authorities say pursued a 38-year-old man with three active arrest warrants was fatally shot by the suspect Friday after gunfire erupted in a residential area of a small, southern New Mexico town. The suspect, Joseph Moreno, was killed in the daytime encounter, Alamogordo police said at […]

Pages past — Sept. 3

On this date … 1956: The front page of the Clovis News-Journal included: • a photo from Mansfield, Texas, depicting a representation of a black person hanged in effigy • a photo of a woman in a swimsuit posing next to a prize-winning watermelon • and a story about Native Americans in Oklahoma who were […]

Berry: Playgrounds sure have changed

The best thing about having the grandkids over is a trip to the park to play. It was neat to watch the kids play on the swings and climb up into the lookout play area of the park. I have to admit, though, I kept looking around for the rest of the play equipment. There […]

Johnson: Study: Dogs understand more than we thought

“Treat”, “bed”, “toy” — some basic words you know without a doubt will get a reaction if said in the presence of your pooch, especially the ones associated with stuff they really like. They understand so well, in fact, that for some dogs, the only way for the humans in the house to communicate without […]

Five from Cannon to compete in marathon

By Douglas Clark STAFF WRITER Organizers of the 20th Air Force Marathon are anticipating 15,000 participants will take part in the marathon, half marathon and 10K offerings on Sept. 17. Sr. Master Sgt. Joshua Allen will be one representative for Cannon Air Force Base. The event, which will also attract runners from foreign nations, […]

Resident racks up charges

STAFF REPORT Two Clovis trials are approaching for a Portales man accused of more than 200 felony charges. Gustav Jimenez, 33, acquired more charges in January when he ran from Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputies. There was a warrant for his arrest for multiple felony charges out of Curry County. The chase led to Jimenez rolling […]