State in slog toward economic recovery

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico remains in a slog toward economic recovery. The Albuquerque Journal reports that economic data for the second half of 2011 shows New Mexico's job creation numbers are troubling but may be improving. The state's personal income numbers are encouraging, unless you count business owners' income. And unemployment numbers have been a [...]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at city hall: A resolution approving participation in the programs of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Items from the planning department, including the final plat of Raven Wood Subdivision, Unit 2, and the [...]

Meetings watch: Portales Schools Board of Education

At a special meeting for the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education Monday in the Administration Building, board members: Approved out-of-state travel. PJHS Destination Imagination team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the Globals competition. PHS seniors and juniors will travel to Lubbock for their senior/junior trip. Approved the application for the Individuals [...]

Dora school news

Food drive nets 1,028 donated cans of food As a community project, Dora High School student Sarah Walker, assisted by staff members Mallory Radcliff and Susie Thomas, had a school-wide food drive last week. A contest was held to see which elementary class and which high school class could bring the most food donations. A [...]

Lady Rams capture district golf championship

LOVINGTON — The Portales Lady Rams squeezed past Lovington and Texico on Monday to capture the District 3/1A-3A golf championship. PHS shot a four-player score of 366 to 372 for the host Lady Wildcats and 375 for the Lady Wolverines. They were the only schools with full teams. All three teams will play in the [...]

Lady Rams advance one in singles, one in doubles to state

LOVINGTON — Sophomore Emily Walker in singles and senior Kim Spotswood and junior Sabrina Montoya in doubles will represent Portales High in state Class 1A-3A individual tennis competition this week at Albuquerque. Both entries finished second for the Lady Rams in Friday's District 3/1-3A tournament. Walker is the No. 8 seed and plays Hope Christian's [...]

PHS to host first round in state baseball, softball

The Portales Lady Rams were accorded the No. 1 seed on Sunday in this year's Class 3A state softball tournament, and will host 16th-seeded Wingate in a 3 p.m. round-of-16 game on Friday. The Lady Rams, runnersup to Silver in last year's state event, bring a 24-1 mark into the 3 p.m. contest against the [...]

Q&A: ENMU student bound for Chicago law internship

Eastern New Mexico University student Robert Johnston was one out of 25 college students across the nation selected to be an intern at the Chicago-Kent College of Law this summer. The 19-year-old will be leaving New Mexico in June to get a taste of law school and will be studying an array of legal topics, [...]

My turn: Neighborhood walkers make parade

A steady cast of characters streams past my front porch. I enjoy my own personal viewing area as I take in this show. While I sit on my old glider, or work at the ever present weeds, the neighborhood passes by. Many of them have dogs in tow. Our college professor, the airman recently home [...]

Portales students featured in film

Juan Mendez said he forgot the camera was rolling as a filmmaker followed him around school, on the soccer field and at his home in Portales. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales High School senior Juan Mendez, left, talks to Portales residents about his film with Littleglobe, a Santa Fe-based film company. Director Erin Hudson, center, [...]