Friday morning briefing: Buddy gets a star, scouts honor and Sandy’s perfect game

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Holly star It’s not all things Buddy Holly just in Clovis. Buddy Holly got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, which would have been the singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday. Just a little tidbit of information to take with you to the Clovis […]

Friday morning briefing: Book bargains, getting hooked and cash machines

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Book bargains A used book sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sale is being conducted by the Friends of the Library. Big fish A chance to get hooked at the annual Biggest Catfish Challenge […]

Aug. 31 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent call to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to an auto burglary call at midnight in the 400 block of north Avenue K. A man said a car stereo was stolen from his 1993 Jeep. He said he went inside his friend’s house for 15 minutes […]

Friday morning briefing: Fair warning, fair days and learn to surf

Good Friday morning. The weekend is upon us and it’s time for the morning briefing. Fair warning From 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday Clovis Police will be conducting a DWI check point within the city. Officers will be targeting drunk and drug-impaired drivers. Roosevelt County Fair Today and Saturday are the last days […]

Aug. 17 —

Recent samplings of calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • An officer was sent the 500 block of South Avenue A about 8:20 a.m. in reference to a report of an auto burglary. A 22-year-old woman said someone entered her vehicle and took her purse, which contained several items, from the […]

Doug Stone Memorial results

Friday-Sunday At Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 66-61-66 — 193-xx; 2. Donavin Sanchez-Rob Sanders 64-65-64 — 193; 3. David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 65-64-66 — 195; 4. Don McDaniel-Leon Scheepers 66-63-67 — 196. First Flight: 1. Rustin Rowley-Andy Reynolds 64-71-67 — 202; 2. Dave Hunton-Matt Hunton 66-71-68 — 203; 3. Floyd Jonas-Amit Bahkle 69-67-69 […]

Friday morning briefing: Weekend activities and a short strike

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Friday morning briefing: Rock the Park, Ike in Clovis and a fairy tale wedding

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Music, music, music Rock the Park is four hours of contemporary Christian music and it’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Cowtown The National Corriente Cattle Show is all day today and Sunday at the Curry County Events Center. Fast […]

July 27 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer was dispatched to a convenience store in the 1700 block of South Avenue D about 7 p.m. in reference to shoplifting. A dispatcher told him an employee had detained a subject. The 16-year-old employee said he saw a 15-year-old […]

Monday morning briefing: Last chance, affordable housing and Dylan dismays

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Last chance The Portales Public Library Summer Reading Program ends this week for both children and young adults. An end-of-the-program party for all participants is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Library. The party includes prizes. The final events of the programs, movies […]

Friday morning briefing: A food drive, Route 66 history and a grisly scene

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Food drive Clovis’ VistaCare Hospice is sponsoring its seventh annual food drive in August. Food collection bags will be distributed through the community with drop-off points at several locations, including Albertsons, S&S Grocery, The Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, the VistaCare office and other […]

July 20 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to a report of a fight involving a beer bottle about 11:30 p.m. at a business in the 1000 block of West Second Street. When she arrived, a state police officer had already detained a woman. The Portales […]

Friday morning briefing: Town hall, affordable housing and Carter’s crisis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Town hall The city of Clovis’ Affordable Housing Town Hall meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Clovis-Carver Library North Annex. It’s open to the public. Music, music, music The Clovis Music Festival Committee is meeting at noon today at the Clovis Curry […]

July 13 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to a report of breaking and entering at the Rotary Park baseball field concession stand about 7:30 a.m. After completing that investigation, the officer checked other baseball field concession stands in the city. At City Park, he found […]

Anniversaries — July 12

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Buster and Phyllis Wooten of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 4-7 p.m. Friday at Larry Levacy’s residence. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Larry and Joy Levacy, Bill and Wynn Simon and Shawn and Kristy Wooten; and their grandchildren, Ashleigh and Aaron Simon, Kendall and Kyle Levacy and Samantha and Kolby […]

Friday morning briefing: About rain, the price of gas and a pop classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fast fact The rainiest year in Clovis’ history was 1941 with 46.91 inches falling. To date, Clovis has received 1.71 inches this year. Price of gas AAA New Mexico reported Thursday the statewide average price for a gallon of gas is 11 cents below […]

Fire leaves about 1,300 without electricity

A fire on a power line caused 1,355 Xcel Energy customers in Portales to lose electricity Friday night. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said it appeared a lightning arrester failed in the 100 block of South Avenue E, causing the current to run onto the utility pole and start a fire. The fire burned the line […]

Clovis fireworks show funded

Freedom New Mexico The money needed for the annual Smoke on the Water Fireworks display was raised in full Friday. Clovis-Curry Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Lauren Tillman said Clovis Family Healthcare offered up the remaining $3,500 needed to reach the $25,000 goal on Friday. Tillman said 150 people, businesses and organizations donated to the […]

My turn: Trip to UFO festival long overdue

I had many people tell me Dairyfest was a success this weekend with a lot of food and fun games along with educational booths, such as learning how to make butter. The improv acting show at the Lyceum Theater was a success as well, having received a lot of laughs and support both Friday and […]

Friday morning briefing: Wildfire smoke help and the battle of Gettysburg

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Smoke help The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding residents that there are toll free numbers they can call to discuss health-related or mental health concerns due to wildfires burning in New Mexico.