Soldier tied to Quay County dies

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — A United States Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of […]

Laughter not a bad career choice

By Kevin Wilson I’m beginning to think I’m in the wrong line of work. Actually, I know it. Like several of you, I’m not at what I’d call my dream job at this point of my life. I’m not at a midlife crisis, but I get a little bit closer every time I turn on […]

Swings bring back good times

By Joan Clayton A porch swing is a gift of relaxation. You can swing and read a book, bird watch, or just watch the world go by. Sitting in the porch swing with loved ones in the evening made happy childhood memories for me. Enjoying the night air and relaxing in the stillness of it brought […]

May 23 Elida School News

The Elida School academic awards assembly was held May 14 in the high school gym. Those receiving junior high awards are as follows: 7th English, Ethan Jasso; 7th reading, Ryan Best and Allison Powell; 7th math, Megan Bumguardner; 7th history, Ryan Best, 8th social studies, Janice Taylor; 8th English, Wesley Gilmore and Christyn Lee; 8th […]

Young Ram team looking to make mark at state track

By Kevin Wilson Amador Lujan is a youngster in the definition of a high-schooler, but the sophomore is a veteran when the Portales Rams take the track today in the state meet. “I won’t be as nervous,” the 5-foot-11, 155-pound sprinter said of his second foray into the state track meet at the University of […]

Welch sets personal highs

Rick White Guillermo Chavez’ timing couldn’t be better. With the district and state tournaments coming up in the next two weeks, the long-hitting Clovis junior is playing his best golf of the season. Chavez fired his third-straight, sub-par round Thursday, a 1-under-par 70 to win the Clovis Triangular golf tournament. His short birdie putt on […]

La Cueva girls win at Clovis

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — No one individual dominated the girls division of Friday’s Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, and that suited La Cueva coach Jim Ciccarello just fine. The Lady Bears spread the points around and had more than enough to successfully defend their team title, rolling up 104 1/2 points to 70 […]

Commissioners finalize repair decisions for detention center

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commissioners decided on Tuesday to go with Kold King to repair the roof at the Roosevelt County Detention Center for a cost of $48,500. Mike Tucker of Kold King will repair the roof and he said he will use fully, self-contained chopped fiber-glass, which is a clay-based material, over the […]

Local reaction to Bush’s State of the Union address

“I thought it was an excellent speech myself. I thought he covered a lot of the things the folks in the United States are concerned about and would like to hear the president’s thoughts on. That’s the best speech I’ve ever seen him give. He used to kind of pause a little bit and fidget […]

Green, music man, Eastern fan

Helena Rodriguez Joseph W. Green is the project director of GEAR UP, a program to help students prepare for college. He enjoys playing the trumpet, bowling, music and being in the mountains. He has donated time to speak to students at Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy in Clovis and to help out the Eastern New Mexico University […]