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  • Business digest - Jan. 23

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    GardenSource earns state recognition SANTA FE — A Portales business will be recognized at the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network Star Client Reception in Santa Fe on Feb. 8, according to a press release from the SBDC. GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping will be honored as the SBDC Star Client at the annual reception that recognizes businesses that have experienced growth. Curt and Lisa Jaynes opened the business in 2003. “GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping is now on half of a city block in Portales, and the...

  • Reporter's notebook: Map smarts

    Jamie Cushman|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    CLOVIS — Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? I couldn’t tell you, but I bet Roman Galvan can. Roman, an eighth grader at Yucca Middle School, won the Clovis school district’s 30th annual Geography Bee last Wednesday. Put on by National Geographic, the competition featured 29 students who had to answer questions on a range of categories including states, continents and state birds. The competition also included a round where the students were given a location on a map and a set of directions and had 15 seconds to navig...

  • Pages past - Jan. 23

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    On this date ... 1973: Funeral rites were under way for Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, who had died of a heart attack the day before at his ranch near Austin, Texas. The "tall Texan" was 64 years old. He became president of the United States on Nov. 22, 1963, after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and won re-election by a landslide in 1964 over Barry Goldwater. Although he would have been eligible to run for re-election in 1968,...

  • Portales basketball preview capsules

    Peter Stein|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    GIRLS Portales (18-2, 1-0) at Ruidoso (6-13, 0-0), Ruidoso High School, 5:30 p.m. Last time out: 18-0? No problem for the Lady Rams, who hosted a Moriarty team with that record and still came out with a decisive 47-30 win in their district opener. The Lady Warriors last played on Saturday and struggled at Artesia, losing 68-25. Last meeting: Feb. 10, 2017. Portales visited Ruidoso late in the season and was in top form, routing the Lady Warriors 58-15. The lowdown: Portales just keeps rolling along, even against tough opponen...

  • Texico boys staying level-headed

    Peter Stein|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    TEXICO — Texico High’s boys basketball team isn’t using the "U" word. Not yet. Yes, the 3A Wolverines are currently undefeated, sitting at 19-0 after Saturday’s 72-59 home win over 4A Ruidoso. But, chatter about an undefeated season? No way. Still, it would be nice. It’s just about impossible for a National Basketball Association team to go 82-0, though it seems like the Golden State Warriors have a chance heading into every new season. And, Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers ran the college basketball table in 1976. High...

  • Clovis basketball preview capsules

    Peter Stein|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    GIRLS Clovis (10-8, 1-1) at Santa Fe (9-9, 0-2), at Santa Fe High School, 7 p.m. Last time out: The Lady Wildcats bagged their first District 2-6A victory by rolling past struggling Manzano 45-22 at The Rock on Saturday. The Lady Demons also played at home Saturday, but lost 72-39 to La Cueva. Last meeting: Feb. 11, 2017. The Lady Wildcats visited the state’s capital with high hopes, but came away with a disappointing 57-52 setback. The lowdown: Clovis is playing without sophomore forward Madison Tolbert for the rest of t...

  • Take care with essential oils around pets

    Sharna Johnson|Updated Jan 23, 2018

    With the touch of a button and a couple drops of oil, a large space can quickly be infused with the refreshing scents of citrus or soothing herbs — a steady stream of fresh, clean fragrance to shift the feel of a room. Aroma diffusers are quickly becoming a staple in places where people spend time — living rooms, bedrooms, infant nurseries, offices, vehicles and even portable diffusers for on-the-go scent therapy — pretty much anywhere a person goes, scent diffusers can be fo...

  • Grass fire consumes 2,000 acres

    David Grieder|Updated Jan 22, 2018

    CLOVIS — Wind gusts approached 50 mph, but firefighters across the region brought a large grass fire under control in about four hours Sunday. About 2,000 acres were scorched, but no injuries were reported and no structures were lost, officials said. Crews remained on scene north of Clovis through Monday to monitor hot spots, Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Joel Gershon said. The initial report of a small brush fire came around 10 a.m. from near the intersection of C... Full story

  • Jail logs - Jan. 23

    Updated Jan 22, 2018

    Booked The following were booked into local jails Friday through Sunday: Clovis • Desmar Acy, 39, probation violation • Marchelle Curtis, 35, theft of identity, forgery, fraud • Linzy Garcia, 29, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia • Jason Jones, 39, probation violation • John Smart, 18, aggravated battery • Lisa Gallegos, 46, probation violation • Jolene Quick, 32, battery upon a peace officer, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Keon Jackson, 23, failure to appear on a fel...

  • Man shot by law enforcement charged with theft, property damage

    David Grieder|Updated Jan 22, 2018

    PORTALES — The man shot last week by law enforcement allegedly ran a vehicle off the road after driving through several fences and severely damaging his wife’s car with a stolen front-end loader, according to court records filed Monday in Magistrate Court. James McFarlin, 48, was charged Friday with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer and criminal damage to property over $1,000, according to a criminal complaint from New Mexico State Police. Roosevelt County Sheriff deputies wer...

  • RGH board to hold officer election

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 22, 2018

    PORTALES — Today’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting will focus on some of the changes to the board 2018 has brought. The board will hold its annual election of officers, just in time for the arrival of new member Virginia Clemmons and returning member Doug Stone. “Every year, we elect our chairman and secretary treasurer. We’ll do it in December at times, but because we’re having the new member come on, we wanted to give that member an opportunity to be either chairman or secretary treasurer if they want...

  • School board to honor teen's heroics

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 22, 2018

    CLOVIS — The honors keep coming for Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield. Hatfield was recognized last week at the Clovis City Commission meeting for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break and will again be honored tonight at the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting. Over the break Hatfield used the skills he learned at the Teen Community Emergency Response Training course he took just a month earlier to perform CPR on his stepmother until first responders arrived. S...

  • Portales council to consider water authority invoice

    The Staff of The News|Updated Jan 22, 2018

    PORTALES — A bill of approximately $369,000 from the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is coming before the Portales City Council tonight, and according to City Manager Sammy Standefer, the city is weighing several options. The invoice, which acts as Portales’ member contribution for ENMWUA, was reviewed by the city’s finance committee, which recommended paying around $250,000. “The committee, they don’t want to pay any capital this year. The water authority came back and said they feel like we need to pay the capit...

  • Meetings calendar - Jan. 23

    Updated Jan 22, 2018

    Today • Clovis Municipal School District Board of Education — 5:30 p.m. in CMS district board room, 1009 Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-4300 • Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees — 5:30 p.m. in the Fred Anthony Conference Room, 42121 U.S. 70, Portales. Information: 575-356-3411 • Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Wednesday • Clovis Public Works Committee — 8:30 a.m. at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly...

  • Events calendar - Jan. 23

    Updated Jan 22, 2018

    Today • Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Scrub a Dub.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Afterschool STEAM — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: Polar bear dens. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • United Blood Services Blood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Portales High School. Information: 575-625-9743 • Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: “Cozy Critters.” Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen Program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity: X...

  • Q&A: Curry commissioner weighs in on first meeting

    Updated Jan 22, 2018

    CLOVIS — Recently sworn-in Curry County District 4 Commissioner Seth Martin experienced his first commission meeting on Jan. 11 after he was appointed to the position by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Martin succeeds Ben Smith, who resigned. Martin is a lifelong Clovis resident with family in the area stretching back several generations. He is a sorghum and wheat farmer. The News interviewed him on Friday about his first weeks as commissioner: Q: What attracted you to the position and what makes you think you are a good f...