Expo reminder of agriculture’s importance

Portales reached a wonderful milestone last week in hosting its 20th New Mexico Ag Expo. Officials estimated 3,000 people came through the gates of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to an event that celebrates the region’s agricultural industry and provides opportunity to enhance its growth. More than 100 vendors, most from out of town, were on […]

Press release: Portales business owner arrested in drug raid

Portales, NM, January 24, 2012: Region 5 Drug Task Force Agents seize $51,000 worth of Cocaine in a Buy/Bust operation at local business. Agents from the Region 5 Drug Task Force, comprised of officers from the Clovis and Portales Police departments, the Curry and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Offices, and the New Mexico State Police conducted […]

Less than inch of snow expected

Freedom New Mexico The winter weather advisory issued this morning for eastern New Mexico has been canceled.

Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and wound down by lunchtime, at which point rising temperatures knocked out most of the 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. For Portales, the National […]

Drought takes its toll on cotton crop

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By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Farmers across the region say this fall’s cotton crop is bad because of the drought but that’s not the worst news. “The worst thing,” farmer Kendall Devault said Thursday standing alongside 200-acre cotton field outside Farwell, “the bad of it all is underground. There’s no deep moisture left. It’s […]

ENMU cross country teams ranked in region

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has moved up one notch to second place this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll, while the women’s team made its first appearance in the rankings at No. 10. The Greyhounds, orignally eighth in the university division of Saturday’s […]

Shelter training being offered

CNJ staff The Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 6 is bringing their Shelter Field Guide Training to New Mexico, according to a news release. The training was developed for those who may need to open or operate a shelter but lack formal training. The training is an eight hour course. There will be two offerings […]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in […]

Region in grip of winter storm

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Sharna Johnson Gripped by an arctic cold that hasn’t been felt in the area in as much as 20 years, Curry and Roosevelt Counties aren’t expected to warm up until the weekend. A winter storm blew into the area Monday night, dusting Clovis with about an inch of snow and leaving trace amounts in Portales. […]

Press release: Stevens selected first team Daktronics All-Super Region 4

PORTALES, N.M. — Senior defensive back Tillman Stevens (Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected First Team Daktronics All-Super Region 4, for his outstanding efforts on the field during the 2010 season. Stevens was one of two defensive backs from the LSC North Division to earn first team […]

Hounds harriers move up in region rankings

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team, which has not finished lower than second in any of its six meets this season, moved up one notch to fourth in this week’s South Central Region rankings by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Greyhounds, who […]

Fourth of July events

The following are Fourth of July celebrations planned around the region on Sunday: Saturday • Muleshoe fireworks. Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), at the new city park. Entertainment by the Boot Scooters. Fireworks display starts 10 p.m. Sunday • Clovis Smoke on the Water 5K Fun Run and Walk, 8 a.m., Main Street • […]

Weather could delay deliveries

The region’s severe winter snow and ice storm could delay when your Friday morning newspaper will be delivered — by up to a day. Road conditions will dictate when our independent contractors will be able to safely deliver your Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. But Friday afternoon deliveries could occur, or Saturday if roads […]

Retailers report steady sales

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It looks like customers from across the region are taking advantage of New Mexico’s tax-free holiday, keeping local retailers busy Saturday. Stores in Clovis and Portales reported brisk business. Bealls Department Store in Portales saw a steady stream of shoppers. Portales resident Karla Lee bought shoes and school supplies […]

Cannon training exercises to become routine

Freedom New Mexico A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine event across the region. A Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson confirmed the plane — which had many residents worried and local officials preparing for an emergency — was a U.S. Air Force plane conducting a […]

Hounds add three JC players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added three more players to its 2009-10 arsenal, all from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Reggie Nelson, Alan Branch and Tyler Jefferson helped lead the Apaches to a 24-6 record and a Region XIV semifinal berth in 2009. Nelson, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 20.5 points during the […]

Wheat in dire need of moisture

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. If the area doesn’t get moisture, Roosevelt County farmer Brent Corbin said, dryland wheat crops would produce nothing and much of the irrigated wheat would likely yield […]

Campos named to leadership post

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, has been elected to lead the Western region of the Council of State Governments, according to a release. The region is made up of Republican and Democratic legislators in 13 states. CSG-WEST is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with sister organizations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

Hound soccer ranked fifth in region

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has moved up two notches to fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. ENMU (3-2-2) is one of three Southwest Soccer Conference teams in the poll, with Midwestern State first and West Texas A&M second. Incarnate […]

Racino could benefit region

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Area residents said while having a racetrack and casino in Tucumcari would draw more people and money to this part of the state, some say the risks could outweigh the benefits. During Thursday’s hearing at the Tucumcari Convention Center, proponents of the Coronado Park Race Track and Casino, said […]