Police blotter – Jan. 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:42 a.m.: Caller reported harassment, 2900 block of Hammond Boulevard. 2:53 a.m.: Caller reported battery, 2800 block of Kelso Avenue. 3:00 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 900 block of West 2nd Street. 5:07 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, near Sunland Street and […]

Obama needs to make good on lofty goals

President Barack Obama began his second term Monday with a speech that recalled the words of the Founders and civil rights pioneers to challenge the American people to come together today to realize the dreams of earlier generations. The newly elected president hit an appropriately high tone for an inaugural address on the steps of […]

Your liberty depends on their liberty

Liberty is not a buffet where you pick the parts you like, while trying to deny other people the same freedom. If you claim to value the Second Amendment, the best way to prove it is to fight violations of the other nine amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. This means defending the […]

WT takes extra frame from Hounds

In a game that swung back and forth, West Texas A&M made just enough plays in overtime. Senior guard Darnell Jackson hit a fadeaway 3-pointer out of the right corner with 40 seconds left in the OT and the shot clock running out, giving the Buffaloes just enough cushion for a 69-65 Lone Star Conference […]

Lady Buffs hold off Zias

Devin Griffin, West Texas A&M's leading scorer this season, had a relatively quiet game Wednesday night until late. With West Texas A&M's women clinging to a small lead, Griffin took over, scoring 12 of her game-high 23 points in the final eight minutes to lift the Lady Buffaloes to a 62-51 in Lone Star Conference […]

New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

Clovis man sentenced to seven years on drug conviction

Jaime Salazar, 26, of Clovis, was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for dealing cocaine, according to a news release from the office of Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler also said $53,000 confiscated in the original drug arrest will be forfeited to law enforcement. According to the news release: Salazar was convicted […]

Prairie chicken meeting scheduled

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Portales to discuss implementation of a management plan for lesser prairie chickens, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish press release. The plan includes management goals, objectives and on-the-ground activities throughout the range of […]

Parkview students respond to reading challenge

Little could be heard Wednesday morning in Amanda Harris' class at Parkview Elementary as students read their books to reach their goal. Parkview students are striving to collectively read and test high on 4,000 books to watch their principal Mandy Carpenter kiss a pig. Harris and Carpenter created the challenge to get their children excited […]

Meetings watch: Regional Growth Management Quality of Life Task Force – Jan. 24

The Regional Growth Management Quality of Life Task Force met Wednesday afternoon at Clovis City Hall. During the meeting: Col. David C. Piech, commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, told members that the 801 Housing in Portales would turn over to new ownership July 23, and said the new rent rates were […]

Local groups honor King

Members of the Cannon Air Force Base community helped celebrate historic civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. in Portales at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Portales High School. Courtesy photo: Veda Urioste Cannon's honor guard leads a crowd of Portales community members through the streets of Portales in Monday's Martin Luther […]

Growth committee hears wind energy concerns

In its first meeting of 2013, the Local Growth Management Committee set up its leadership and its goals for the next few months. The group, created to deal with community growth issues resulting from the change of mission at Cannon Air Force Base, took 90 minutes to span various topics. The meeting was chaired by […]

Cannon Air Force Base theater to dim lights

According to industry trends, by early 2013 movie theaters using 35MM prints will be virtually non-existent as theaters across the country convert to digital picture and sound. As a result, Army & Air Force Exchange Service theaters, which use 35MM prints, have been undergoing extensive reviews to determine the cost-effectiveness of converting its theaters to […]

Cannon behind the scenes: Global communication specialists

Editor's note: This feature is the 12th in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kristen Coager, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, gets down in the dirt to capture a training exercise Nov. 15 at Melrose Air Force […]

Commander says he will do his best to protect satellites

WASHINGTON — Despite tremendous budget uncertainty and a shrinking bottom line, the commander of the Air Force Space Command said that he will do his best to protect all of the Air Force's satellite constellations. Speaking with reporters at a recent meeting of the Defense Writers Group, Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton called the […]

Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. "Every airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment," said Gen. Mark A. Welsh […]

Cadets take part in inaugural parade

WASHINGTON — Cadets with the Air Force Academy's outstanding cadet squadron of 2012 marched down the streets of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington Jan. 22 as part of the 57th Inauguration Parade, honoring the swearing-in of President Barack Obama. U.S. Air Force photo: Elizabeth Andrews President Barack Obama, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh […]

Resident raises concern about safety on Colonial Parkway

Drivers unfamiliar with a section of Colonial Parkway by the Colonial Park Golf Course are having trouble with the curve, and a resident is concerned about the possibility of accidents sending vehicles careening into citizens' front yards and bedrooms. During the Clovis Public Works Committee meeting Wednesday morning, resident Richard Rowley said a dip created […]

Deputy Judge Advocate visits Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven J. Lepper, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Deputy Judge Advocate General, shakes hands with commanders and first sergeants while attending a breakfast meeting Jan. 16 at Cannon Air Force Base. Lepper visited Cannon to perform a follow-up inspection after the Consolidated […]