ENMU briefs —

The Cake Series Area residents can learn to make visually appealing cakes, whether they’re beginners or experienced in cake decorating. This semester, Eastern New Mexico University is offering the courses Cake Basics, Fondant, Fabulous Cakes and Gum Paste Flowers. Kathleen Donalson, a trained Wilton Cake instructor, teaches all classes. Each course is $30. Information: ENMU […]

Church plans gospel concert

Argen Duncan An area church is aiming to lift spirits with a free gospel music concert next weekend in Portales. Calvary Tabernacle U.P.C. of Clovis holds weekly meeting at the Memorial Building, and Saturday, the church has planned a “Gospel Songfest” with a number of performers. Pastor Lawrence Thompson said the event would not only […]

Input sought for veterans museum

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Liliana Castillo The designers of the New Mexico Veterans Museum are holding a meeting to gain input from Clovis and Portales area veterans at the end of the month. Retired Marine Corps Col. Joe Long, museum planner, will present a multi-media description of the project, solicit veterans ideas and answer questions. The meeting, hosted by […]

County wells producing less water

Argen Duncan Domestic wells in some areas of Curry County are drying up, while Roosevelt County wells are still pumping, although often with less volume, according to the Office of the State Engineer. This area of eastern New Mexico has three basins, geographical areas in which water drains to a specific point. Mike Barajas, OSE […]

First baby of 2011 is couple’s first daughter

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The first baby born in Clovis in 2011 was Clovis residents’ Alex and Anna Barraz’ first daughter. Yvette Barraz was born at 3:50 a.m. Saturday. She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. Anna Barraz, 26, said her due date was Jan. 1, but she expected to give birth a week late, as she had with […]

Area’s last Bataan Death March survivor dies

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Kevin Wilson Irvin “I.R.” Butler will be remembered for his time in the military and surviving a 55-mile death match. But he would have been just fine if people knew him as Grandpa. Butler died Christmas Day in Lubbock, one day short of his 92nd birthday. He was the only native Bataan Death March survivor […]

Press release: City of Portales supports low altitude training area

During the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, the Portales City Council adopted a resolution of support for the establishment of a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) area in New Mexico and Colorado. The United States Air Force is proposing a LATN area of 94,000 square miles in northern New Mexico and southern […]

Dec. 10 — Police blotter

Argen Duncan Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 12:40 p.m., an officer spoke with a 49-year-old woman who suspected someone stole her purse in the 1300 block of Oakwood Circle. The white leather purse contained about $150 cash, credit cards, a department store gift card, a […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records:

Dec. 5 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 8:20 a.m., an officer was called to Portales Junior High School in reference to a fight. When he arrived, an administrator told him two 12-year-old girls were in a fight at the beginning of school. The administrator told him one […]

Area lawmakers plan budget priorities

New Mexicans can’t expect smart budget building without smart prioritization. With that in mind, Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis asked, what’s our No. 1 priority? Education, one voice said. Job creation, a few seconds later. Don’t raise taxes on small businesses. Health care, too. With that, the last 20 seconds of Thursday’s legislative breakfast summed up […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • Just after 3 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a man falsely obtaining accommodation at a motel in the 1100 block of First Street. The desk clerk said about an hour earlier, a man inquired about room rates and […]

Nov. 28 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 5:40 p.m., a magistrate probation officer requested a police officer in the 200 block of South Avenue I to handle a narcotics violation. When the police officer arrived, the probation officer told him a 21-year-old man on probation had tested […]

Police blotter — Nov. 24

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • About 4:40 p.m., officers went to a business in the 1600 block of East Spruce Street to handle a report of shoplifting. A detective heard the call of shoplifting on the police radio and saw two teenage boys run from the […]

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Samplings of recent calls handled by Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • About 7:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic battery in the 800 block of East First Street. A 29-year-old woman told them that about 15 days ago, her 38-year-old boyfriend hit her and left a black eye, and […]

Fishing report – Nov. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 16, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish andthefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions mayvary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angleractivities. SoutheastNote: Stocking in Carlsbad area delayed until […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer went to a pet business in the 200 block of South Avenue H about 7:20 a.m. for a report of a burglary. The business owner said the night before, someone removed pins from the hinges on the back door […]

Area veterans honored

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Argen Duncan “O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!” With those words from “America, the Beautiful” and many other statements, participants in the 64th annual American Legion Veterans Day service honored veterans and current service members as the heroes in the song. […]

Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday: • About 10:55 p.m., officers went to the area of West Third Street and South Avenue E in reference to a possible fight in progress. While they were on their way, the dispatcher said several people involved were leaving the scene in […]

American Legion to honor Bataan Death March survivors

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Argen Duncan For the 64th year in a row, the local American Legion is honoring those who have served with their annual Veterans Day service. The event is open to the public. American Legion Post 31 and Auxiliary Unit 31 make a special effort to honor the area’s two surviving Bataan Death March survivors and […]