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 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 9, 2017

Former Cannon commander dies

Upon meeting him, a person might never guess Lt. Gen. Donald Peterson was a high-ranking Air Force officer who commanded his own base. "He was a three-star general, but you would never know it....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 9, 2017

Cars and community

PORTALES - Getting to enjoy the company of others with similar interests while showing off his 1948 Willys Overland Jeep pickup truck and 1937 Chevrolet Business Coupe is "just a fun thing to do,"...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 7, 2017

Udall tours Cannon, talks military

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE - U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, was at Cannon Air Force Base for two reasons on Thursday morning - to see the improvements being made from appropriations and to learn about...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 2, 2017

Fireworks shows set for Tuesday

Area residents can expect bigger booms at their parks on Tuesday night, according to fireworks event coordinators. "It's pretty amazing how much we are able to fundraise in our community. I like to th...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 30, 2017

Baptist Children's Home offering counseling

PORTALES — The New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home has expanded its community services, offering free Christian counseling to area residents. Executive Director Randy Rankin and family therapist Liz Wooley said with the children’s home reaching...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 27, 2017

Officials caution against fire danger

Weekend rains cooled things off, but area officials are warning residents that caution is still needed to prevent grass fires. Clovis Fire Chief Mike Nolen and Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols said ne...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 24, 2017

Water authority announces $5 million allocation

CLOVIS — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority officials announced Friday they have been allocated $5 million from the Bureau of Reclamation. Gayla Brumfield, who recently stepped down as the...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 23, 2017

Crop duster crashes near Oasis State Park

PORTALES — Everything was "all good" Thursday after a crop duster walked away from a crash one mile northeast of Oasis State Park, said Portales Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Local officials say cities set for water this summer

Despite triple-digit temperatures, officials in Clovis and Portales are not worried about running out of water this summer. City of Portales Public Works Director John DeSha said Portales residents and entities have done such a good job with...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Roads named top Roosevelt capital outlay priority

PORTALES — Roads are the top priority in regard to capital outlay funding, according to Roosevelt County officials. They laid out the plans for Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) projects for Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Commissioners declare day for Gamble

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners declared June 29 as Dr. Steven Gamble Day during their regular commission meeting on Tuesday. County Manager Amber Hamilton said that since Gamble has been...

 

Miss Las Cruces wins pageant crown

PORTALESS — Tears were flowing Saturday night as Miss Las Cruces Taylor Rey, 22, was crowned 2017 Miss New Mexico. Rio Grande's Outstanding Teen Sienna Mascarenas, 16, of Albuquerque, was crowned...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 18, 2017

Miss New Mexico, teen winners crowned

PORTALES — Tears were flowing Saturday afternoon as Miss Las Cruces Taylor Rey, 22, was crowned 2017 Miss New Mexico. Rio Grande's Outstanding Teen Sienna Mascarenas, 16, of Albuquerque, was...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 17, 2017

Portales pipeline voted next phase of water project

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board members voted Friday that the water pipeline to Portales will be the next phase of the Ute water pipeline project. ENMWUA Executive Director Justin Howalt told board members the water...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 17, 2017

Pageant contestants work toward title

PORTALES — As the first night of preliminaries approached on Thursday, there was no denying the title of Miss New Mexico requires a woman with a lot of ambition and a lot of heart. Prior to this...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 11, 2017

It's pageant week in Portales

PORTALES — Miss New Mexico Scholarship Pageant Director Greg Smith said preparations for the 2017 pageant have been going wonderfully, despite recent controversy with last year's pageant winners....

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 11, 2017

Heritage Days are here again

PORTALES — Classic cars are as much a part of Roosevelt County's heritage as covered wagons, according to Heritage Days Car Show chairman Donny Massey. Massey said people can always expect a...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 8, 2017

Defendant in crash believes charge too harsh

PORTALES - The Portales man charged with vehicular homicide in an April 1 accident said Wednesday he believes the criminal action against him is too harsh. Randolph McGee, 65, said he had "a couple...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 7, 2017

Inmate housing rearranged at Roosevelt jail

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Detention Center has rearranged the way it houses inmates, according to RCDC Administrator Justin Porter. "What it does is it doesn't rely on current charges; it...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 7, 2017

Elida loses lawsuit against sheriff

PORTALES — The town of Elida lost its lawsuit against Roosevelt County Sheriff Malin Parker on Friday. District Judge Fed Van Soelen denied Elida’s request for declaratory judgment regarding the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Parker inte...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 2, 2017

Judge sides with prosecutors in rape dismissal

PORTALES — A district court judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of prosecutors regarding a motion to dismiss in a rape case. Roy Brown, 29, of Portales, is accused of breaking into a woman's home two...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 26, 2017

Portales officials table wind project request

PORTALES — After a long debate of what the benefits might include, Portales city councilors on Thursday tabled a request to formally intervene in Xcel Energy’s application for the Sagamore wind project. The 522-megawatt wind farm was announced ea...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 25, 2017

Ag officials: Organic certification means additional fee

PORTALES - New Mexico Department of Agriculture officials visited Portales on Tuesday to tell ag producers they will be charged an additional fee for becoming organic certified. NMDA Marketing and...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 25, 2017

Portales councilors approve interim budget

PORTALES — Finance Director Marilyn Rapp presented Portales city councilors with a balanced but uncertain interim budget at their Tuesday night meeting. Rapp said there is a slight reduction in revenue in the city’s general fund for the upcoming...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 24, 2017

Emergency medical services taking on extra training

National Emergency Medical Services Week might be a time for the Clovis and Portales communities to recognize those in the life-saving business, but for local fire departments, it's a time to get in...

 

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