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 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 9, 2019

Hope Sixth and Hines stays forever

I don’t get out to Tucumcari as much as I would like. Nearly every time I’ve been there, it was for a work related reason, and we have staff in Tucumcari far more competent than me to handle Quay County news. But I have good memories of the time...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    June 2, 2019

Landall's Box Office closing

PORTALES - Landall Goolsby loves movies. The idea that he'll no longer own a business that rents them is difficult regardless of the words he chooses to define it. "We're retiring the Box Office,"...

 
 By Betty Williamson    News    May 15, 2019

Portales hotel caused a stir

Portales' first skyscraper - in my lifetime known as the Plains Hotel and the Portales Inn, but sadly empty since the 1990s - recently received an extensive renovation. It has reopened as the Best...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    News    March 10, 2019

Commission grants license to brewery

CLOVIS — For the third time in 15 days, the Clovis City Commission created another place to grab a beer. For the third time, it passed 7-1. The commission granted a beer and wine license to Red Door Brewery at 120 Maple St., inside Mainline Bowl....

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 3, 2019

Local fans gear up for Super Bowl

Most of eastern New Mexico's NFL rooting interest was eliminated a few weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs when the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Los Angeles Rams. But when the Super Bowl...

 

On the shelves - Oct. 7

The following are available for checkout at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Disrupters” by Patti Fletcher imagines a business world where women throw out the old playbook and start making their own rules. With exciting insights and uplifting...

 

Dinner and a show at Habitat fundraiser

Occasionally the stars align in eastern New Mexico to make for a perfectly quirky evening. That happens Thursday. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties is hosting its annual...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 23

Today • Preschool Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Blood drive — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clovis Community College. Information: 800-333-8037 • ENMU job fair — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Sandia...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 22

Today • Blood drive — 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, Clovis. Information: 800-333-8037 • Stitch Addicts — 6:30 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Project: All American Afghan. Information: 575-769-7840 • Roosevelt County...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 21

Today • Pork chop breakfast — 6 a.m.-10 a.m. in Jake Lopez Building at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Chops, eggs, biscuits and gravy, $10 per plate. Proceeds benefit Roosevelt County 4-H. Information: 575-356-4417 • Roosevelt County Fair...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 19

Today • Skeet Shoot pre-registration — 8 a.m. for Sept. 8 scheduled Fourth Annual Skeet Shoot to benefit Roosevelt General Hospital Foundation, held at Idsinga Dairy. Registration: $35 youth, $50 adult, $175 team corporate division. Information:...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 18

Today • Old Timers Day Luncheon — Noon at Curry County Events Center. All seniors 50+ welcome to free meal. Information: 575-935-7000 • Lego club — 1 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Curry County Fair — 5...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 17

Today • Curry County Fair — 5 p.m.-midnight carnival. $30 wristband. Information: 575-935-7000 • Monster Truck Thunder — 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Curry County Fairgrounds. Tickets: Kids $11, adults $18. Information: 575-935-7000 Saturday • Old...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 16

Today • Clovis-Carver Public Library closed — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. for staff training. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool Storytime — 10 a.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 575-769-7840 • Curry County Fair — 5 p.m.-midnight...

 

Pages past - July 29

On this date ... 1965: Heavy rains had pounded the region in recent days. The Otho Smith farm in Quay County recorded 5 inches of moisture the past two days, the Tucumcari Daily News reported. Conchas Lake levels had climbed almost a quarter-foot in...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    July 1, 2018

'Dad' moments still take me by surprise

Onion rings did me in. Sitting in a local eatery, I skimmed over onion rings on the menu, and flashed to my dad. Cue the waterworks. I am not sure which was more difficult, trying to keep the tears...

 
 By Sharna Johnson    Voices    June 5, 2018

Swallows may be worth cohabitation

It begins with a dab of mud in a discreet corner, easily passed by without drawing attention, yet over the course of a few days, the mud slowly builds upon itself and takes shape, eventually...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    June 3, 2018

We'll all be eating more chicken

I might have told you before that I ate a lot of chicken growing up. That would be fried chicken. We ate chicken at least a couple days a week, usually at dinner — that’s the noon meal if you...

 

Good class can turn language into feast

The subject of English language arts in middle school is not generally a topic which excites or tantalizes the average individual. However, when packaged creatively by an innovative teacher, it can...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    April 8, 2018

CHS grad cooks home plate specials

ARLINGTON, Texas — One former Wildcat has gone from cooking for his friends in his Clovis home to cooking for the likes of George W. Bush, Matthew McConaughey and Nolan Ryan. Clovis High graduate... Full story

 

Snakes have strong St. Patrick's Day ties

Little bearded men in top hats and stockings, shamrocks, an over-abundance of green and painful pinches in its absence — St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays saturated with symbolism and...

 

Pages past - Feb. 25

On this date ... 1988: New Mexico Gov. Garrey Carruthers declared Portales to be the state capital for the day, and set up shop in the Portales Inn to host a breakfast where he called the recently...

 

Enchiladas the best in these parts

I’m pretty sure the first time I ever ate out anywhere that wasn’t a drive-in or a truck stop it was enchiladas at El Monterrey in Clovis. We didn’t have too many fancy restaurants in Portales...

 
 By Jamie Cushman    News    February 4, 2018

Area fans geared up for Super Bowl

CLOVIS — When the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles square off in the Super Bowl today, many people in the area won't have a strong rooting interest one way or another for a pair of...

 

Accidental alert shows system review crucial

Imagine learning that you have only minutes to live. That was the challenge posed by an irate Hawaii resident for whom the notion wasn’t a conceptual exercise, but a terrifying reality. A million and a half Americans in the Aloha State were scared...

 

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