Portales receives airport funding

Portales Municipal Airport will soon be receiving $139,880 in federal funds, which will be used to reseal a runway. Eight New Mexico airports will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make improvements to their facilities and runways, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen, Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Mike […]

Police blotter – April 25

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday 12:12 p.m., Caller requested an officer for rental trouble, 1700 block South Abilene. 12:22 p.m., Caller reported a residential alarm being set off, 1000 block North Avenue J. 12:23 p.m., Caller reported a grass fire in Chavez County, Railroad Mountain Road in Elida. 12:23 p.m., […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Cops, kids and alligators

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Cops and kids Pre-registration is under way for the annual Cops and Kids Basketball games. The event is May 19 at The Rock and features basketball teams of kids ages 6 to 16 against teams of Clovis Police officers. Participants are limited to the first 150 to […]

Melrose’s Doherty to play for WT

Melrose's Cassidy Doherty will stay a Lady Buff next year. After helping Melrose win the Class 1A state championship in March, the 5-foot-4 point guard has signed a national letter of intent to play next season at West Texas A&M. "My second-oldest brother played at WT," Doherty said. "I was a seventh-grader his first year, […]

Monday area prep baseball – April 23

District 3-1A Melrose 11, San Jon 1 San Jon 000 100 — 1 2 3 Melrose 300 224 —11 16 0 Jacob Benally and Daniel Lerman; Aaron Dearing and Wyatt Williams. W — Dearing. L — Benally. Top hitters — San Jon: Lerman 1-2, run. Melrose: Williams 3-4, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, run; Keaton Greenwalt […]

City waterline hit during construction

The City of Portales lost between 50,000 and 75,000 gallons of water after a waterline was hit Saturday, according to Portales Public Works Director John DeSha. DeSha said Century Link crews were working on a fiber optics line at 10 a.m. Saturday on North Avenue I when they hit the side of the line, causing […]

Construction concerns citizens

"If there's any damage to our property, will you be responsible for replacing it?" was the first question of the evening during an informational meeting Tuesday in the Memorial Building. New Mexico Department of Transportation and Constructors Inc. officials met with Portales residents and business owners to discuss the upcoming $8.3 million road construction project, […]

Lady Rams post sweep over Raton

RATON — The Portales Lady Rams left at 7:30 a.m. on Monday for the long trip to Raton, but it was well worth it. Senior Kelsey Laurenz tossed a pair of shutouts and the Lady Rams improved to 22-1 with a 6-0, 5-0 sweep of the Lady Tigers. Laurenz allowed four hits with eight strikeouts […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

The following items will be on the agenda for the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents meeting at 9:30 a.m. today in the ENMU Administration building: Report from the president of the Board Report from the president of the ENMU System Report from the ENMU-Roswell president Report from the ENMU-Ruidoso president Committee appointments 2011-12 Budget […]

Governor endorses candidate Angie Spears

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing heat from a few Republicans for throwing her might and her political action committee's money in a contested GOP primary for a state senate seat in eastern New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Martinez is supporting Angie Spears over two other Republicans in a race […]

ENMU celebrates Earth Day

Students at Eastern New Mexico University ignored the age old advice, "Don't play with your food," Monday, at an Earth Day celebration that featured Frisbees into plates. The students ate an outdoor picnic lunch from green Frisbees and rinsed them off for later use as flying objects. The message, said ENMU's recycling coordinator Kandice Kaiser, […]

Police Blotter: April 24

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 10 a.m.: Caller reported a male subject in the backyard, 1000 block of Knoxville. 10:23 a.m.: Caller requested a vehicle tow, 100 block of West First Street. 11:24 a.m.: Caller reported malnourished animals, N.M. 267. 12:35 p.m.: Caller reported a motor vehicle accident, 1700 block […]

Local farmers pushing for dairy law

Add eastern New Mexico dairies to the list of those pushing for passage of the Dairy Security Act. The act, House Resolution 3062, is a response to the combination of high feed prices and low milk prices in the form of a voluntary supplemental insurance program. Introduced last year U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and […]

Ute project bids higher than projected

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had a pair of firsts Monday. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Bids for the first phase of construction for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System are unsealed Monday afternoon at Clovis City Hall. Seated are, from left, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas, Project Manager Paul von Gulick, […]

Dora news: April 24

Sports schedule Thursday — Track meet at Floyd, grades 4 through 6 Saturday — Dora varsity and JV baseball host Floyd, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. MAPS testing ongoing Dora students in grades 3 through 12 will participate in Measure of Academic Progress testing (MAPS) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Testing for elementary grades should end […]

My turn: Pursuing peace worth effort

We had spent a few days in the Pecos Wilderness, miles away from roads and vehicles, televisions and cell phones. The sounds were of small mountain streams, birds, the occasional chipmunk scurrying up a tree. But all good things must come to an end, so we'd hiked back out to civilization, driven to the closest […]

Water authority hires law firm

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority hired legal representation for a lawsuit filed last week by the Village of Logan during a special meeting Monday morning at Clovis City Hall. The meeting included a 25-minute executive session for discussion of the lawsuit that called for a halt to construction, funding and advancement of the […]

Kingsville completes sweep of Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Zach Pettiford became the fourth consecutive Texas A&M-Kingsville starting pitcher to work at least seven innings as the Javelinas completed a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday with a 6-1 victory. First baseman Taylor Taska went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and catcher Jake Mendiola hit […]

Lady Rams cruise to sweep of Jal

If there were any concerns Portales would have a letdown a day after scoring a District 4-3A sweep over its biggest rival, they were gone like softballs off the bat of Sorina Flores. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI Correspondent Portales' Jasmin Vega dives back to second ahead of the tag by Jal second baseman Jawni Morrison in […]

Zias’ bid for LSC tourney berth falls short

The Eastern New Mexico University softball team couldn't quite climb the final hill. Buried in last place in the Lone Star Conference less than three weeks ago, the Zias had a chance to earn the program's first LSC tournament berth in 10 years after a doubleheader sweep of Cameron on Friday at Zia Softball Field. […]