Feb. 18 — Local sports briefing

Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson Portales forward Gabby Garcia goes around Texico’s Delanie Crist during the third quarter a non-district matchup at Texico. Defending Class 2A champion Texico beat the Class 3A Lady Rams 37-26. The Fab 5 Top area performances for the week Feb. 7-12 • Clovis sophomore Nikki Cordova scored 11 of her career-best […]

Feb. 18 — Fishing report

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest • Animas River — The flow is 223 cfs. Fishing is […]

Feb. 11 — Sports briefing

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Tyler Jefferson attempts to shoot over two Incarnate Word defenders in the first half of Saturday’s action at Greyhound Arena. Fab 5 Top area performances for the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 5: • Dora freshman Dylan Privett has 25 points and 23 rebounds in the Coyotes’ 60-51 […]

Cancelations and delays

Area schools and institutions are canceling or delaying activities due to weather: • Clovis Muncipal Schools on a 2-hour delay Wednesday. • Portales Municipal Schools 2-hour delay Wednesday. • Floyd High School Boys and Girls Basketball Game vs. Tucumcari • Dora Schools 2-hour delay Wednesday. • Elida Schools 2-hour delay Wednesday. • Eastern New Mexico […]

New Mexico fishing report — Feb. 8

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 240 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

Wednesday weather closures

Area agencies and institutions being impacted by the cold weather have begun announcing early closures for Wednesday and hours for Thursday. • Eastern New Mexico University will conclude classes at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will close the campus at 5 p.m. The campus will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday with classes resuming at 11 a.m. […]

New Mexico fishing report — Feb. 1

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 314 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

Jan. 28 — Local sports briefing

Freedom New Mexico Clovis senior Ashlee Pierson drives around a pair of Rio Rancho defenders in the first quarter of a game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium in Clovis. Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 57-24. The Fab 5 Top area performances from the week of Jan. 17-22: • Freshmen Madison Silveira (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke) and […]

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 on New Mexico veterans museum

Courtesy illustration Architect renderings of the planned New Mexico Veterans Museum, which will be one of several veteran-oriented facilities on the museum’s campus which will be located in Las Cruces. 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 […]

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 […]

Day trip: Red River Ski Area

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Courtesy photo Red River Ski Area offers 290 acres of area for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Red River Ski Area • Directions: From Albuquerque- Take I-25 through Santa Fe towards Taos (if you’re not planning on seeing Santa Fe you can take the Santa Fe Relief Route-NM 599). Take Highway 285/68 through Espanola and the […]

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 […]