Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of [...]

Portales says yes to Sunday alcohol sales

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Alisa Boswell Portales voters approved Sunday restaurant alcohol sales by a narrow margin in a referendum Tuesday. The final total was 311-278 for allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday at local restaurants. Election officials described the flow of voters as steady most of the day, but only a fraction of the city’s 6,007 registered voters [...]

Our page — Nov. 30

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Ciemny-Ward [image #2, align=left, size=right] Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Miller of Logan, cordially invite friends and family to attend the approaching celebration of true friendship, love and marriage between Mariah Jai Ciemny, daughter of Maretta J. Miller and Rick L. Ciemny, of Wellington Kan., to Justin Dwayne Ward, son of Suzy R. Carpenter Young [...]

Verhines suggests Ute project manager

Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Less than four weeks from now, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority could have a new project manager, paving the way for its current one to officially take over as the state’s new engineer.

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon [...]

Census shows increases in Clovis, Portales; declines for Tucumcari

The U.S. Census released numbers for New Mexico today that show substantial increases in the populations of Clovis and Portales. There are 2,059,179 New Mexicans, according to the count. Clovis’ population grew from 32,667 to 37,775 from the 2000 census to the 2010 census, a jump of 15.6 percent. Portales’ growth was 10.3 percent, with [...]

KENW-TV considers Spanish language broadcast

Thomas Garcia Portales-based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW broadcast has [...]

2010 obituaries

The following people with area ties died in 2010 and their obituaries were published in the Quay County Sun. A Abeyta, Steve F., 70 of Tucumcari, Jan. 17 Adams, Sidney Edward, 88 of Tucumcari, June 5 Adelina Moya, 70 of Tucumcari, Jan. 17 Andrada, Casey, 49 of Tucumcari, March 20 Apodaca, Charlene Antionette, 41 of [...]

Rattlers fall short to Portales in Tuesday night action

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost a pair to the Portales Rams Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The (8-6) Rattlers saw action first on Tuesday night as they hosted the (12-5) Rams. Travis Garcia and Jantzen Darnell each hit three pointers in the last minute of the game [...]