Editorial: County officials’ silence undermines responsibilities

Taxpayers and the media are not the only ones with questions about what's going on at the Curry County jail. Add local law enforcement to the list. When killer Louis Guerra beat his victim's brother with a broomstick in the jail on June 27, jail officials did not notify anyone in law enforcement for 15 […]

Police blotter – Aug. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:18 a.m.: Caller advised shots were fired from two different firearms, near Sixth and Reid streets. 3:08 a.m.: Caller reported their front door kicked in and things taken, 1300 block of West 11th Street. 5:45 a.m.: Caller advised a service truck with a […]

Elida man killed in rollover

An Elida man was killed Tuesday morning in a single vehicle rollover 10 miles east of Dora, according to Capt. Jimmy Glascock of the New Mexico State Police. C.L. Roach, 78, was driving a 1999 Ford pickup just before 6 a.m. on N.M. 114 when he drifted off the road for unknown reasons and overcorrected, […]

Commission cancels special meeting

Curry County commissioners have canceled a special meeting today to consider granting Industrial Revenue Bonds of up to $1.9 billion for the Tres Amigas Superstation project. An announcement issued Tuesday morning said the IRB and other issues will be considered instead at the commission's regular monthly session on Aug. 21.

Food bank director hospitalized

Nancy Taylor Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Nancy Taylor has been hospitalized in critical condition, food bank board President Allan Isbell said on Tuesday. Isbell said Taylor had returned home Sunday after riding horses with friends, woke sometime during the night and complained of pain. She was taken to Plains Regional Medical […]

Press release: Elder Selected as Lone Star Conference Broadcaster of the Year

PORTALES,N.M.— Honors continue to roll in for longtime Eastern New Mexico University Athletics Broadcaster, Dr. Don Elder. After earning induction into the New Mexico Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame, in June, he was selected as the Lone Star Conference Broadcaster of the Year for 2011-12 and was honored at the LSC Media Day, held in […]

Press release: Farmers Electric declares energy alert

High electricity demand has led Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) to declare an Energy Alert within its service area. FEC is urging members to cut back on their use of electricity, each evening, until 8 p.m. FEC declares an Energy Alert only when a reduction in electricity use is urgently needed to maintain the electrical system […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and an unplanned generation outage. Extremely high electricity demand across a wide region has tightened power supplies, and a major Xcel Energy generating unit is down for unplanned repairs […]

N.M. scientists’ work should be applauded

If you needed further proof that New Mexico is a hotbed for scientific research, here it is. This week six researchers with New Mexico ties will be among 96 U.S. researchers to receive the 2011 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers […]

Shelburne: Mother-in-law taught lesson in character

My mother-in-law has just moved from her apartment down and around the corner from our house, where she moved around five years ago, to assisted living in a community about 75 miles away. I don't like it much. I know–we've all heard the jokes about mothers-in-law. And, yes, I'm afraid we've all seen some who […]