Mini bikes ruling the road; authorities work to curb riders

By David Irvin They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on local streets. And at least one retail store owner said last week the mini-motorcycles are not safe in city traffic. Mary Ortiz said pocket bikes are just too small to be seen [...]

Howard looking to football future

By Dave Wagner After a standout football career at Portales High, Jeff Howard found himself struggling to decide where he wanted to play in college. His father, Eastern New Mexico University offensive coordinator Mike Howard, wasn’t much help. After all, he and the rest of coach Bud Elliott’s staff at ENMU figured Jeff would end [...]

Fiddler passionate about music, lifetime education

By Tony Parra Give Ted Allen Clark a fiddle and he’d spin a delightful tune. Give him seven children and he’d share with them the importance of work ethic and education. Clark had seven children, was a member of the Old Time Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and a former Roosevelt County resident. He died on [...]

Bad luck always comes in threes

In the old days, I resigned myself that bad luck came in threes, i.e., three flat tires, three smashed fingers or three social faux pas. It’s comforting to know that good ol’ Dakota Mike is still proving my theory. And, I’m not even counting the initial injury that resulted in a swollen right knee, which [...]

Roswell Man To Face Grand Jury in Vehicular Homicide Case

By Mike Linn A Roswell truck driver suspected of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of a 2-week-old boy will face a Roosevelt County grand jury on Thursday afternoon. Brian Moshier, 40, is accused of slamming his tractor-trailer rig into a compact car while driving drunk on U.S. Highway 70 near Elida in the [...]

“Swingers” makes movie night money

By Kevin Wilson As an unwritten rule, workers in the Portales editorial department need to have a certain cinematic IQ to get along with me. Obscure movie references and disturbingly accurate scene reprisals make up a percentage of my conversation that I’m embarrassed to admit. So it was right down my alley when I read [...]