Transit demand rises

Portales Area Transit could be providing an estimated 3,000 more rides this year than last year and officials expect demand to keep increasing. An estimated 21,000 rides will be given by Portales Area Transit this year, according to Director Dawn Kryder. She said the number will continue to increase yearly because of growing population in […]

Coyote program helps dairies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services division has saved dairy operations and others in Curry and Roosevelt counties an estimated $2 million through a program that captures and kills coyotes, according to USDA officials. Brian Archuleta, New Mexico southeast district supervisor for the USDA, said coyotes are an issue for dairies because they kill […]

Police Blotter – Sept. 5

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:47 p.m.: Ambulance transfer from Roosevelt General Hospital to Lubbock. 5 p.m.: Caller requested to speak with a deputy, 100 block North Globe. 5:21 p.m.: Caller reported a possible drunken driver, U.S. 70. 5:46 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for someone having an asthma attack, 1500 block […]

Maple syrup is a commodity

You say Hollywood's out of ideas? Don't blame Canada. The perfect idea for a movie just came from north of the border last week, combining something wholesome enough for the breakfast table with a whodunit that's just too sweet to ignore. A breach was reported in rural Quebec, according to a Wall Street Journal blog […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 5

Today Preschool story time — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Will read "I'm a Big Kid Too." Information: 356-3940. Good Neighbor Day — 9 a.m.-TBA, Hestands Floral. The shop will give away 1,200 carnations in bunches of a dozen to Portales residents for three cans of food to donate to the Community Services Center. Information: […]

My turn: NM is good place to experience ‘firsts’

I've been running most mornings to prepare for a three-mile mud run this Saturday in Albuquerque. I probably won't be the most athletic person there but I'm pretty competitive. If my life is a show, then my dreams are a movie. I don't know why, but in dreams where some natural disaster has struck the […]

State police officer involved in head-on collision

A New Mexico State Police officer was treated for minor injuries after his state police unit was struck head-on Monday night by an erratic driver from Clovis on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said officer Joshua Campos and Severino Chavez, 19, of Clovis, were taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial […]

Navy program offers career flexibility

From time to time, military members who plan to serve full careers are driven by unforeseen circumstances to leave active duty, perhaps to support the family business at a critical time or to care for an ailing parent. Other careerists, particularly those in high-tempo units or with high-demand skills, want to take break and do […]

Syrup theft inspiration for movie

You say Hollywood's out of ideas? Don't blame Canada. The perfect idea for a movie just came from north of the border last week, combining something wholesome enough for the breakfast table with a whodunit that's just too sweet to ignore. A breach was reported in rural Quebec, according to a Wall Street Journal blog […]

Authorities should throw book at ethically challenged horse trainers

Jess A Zoomin should have run in Monday's $2.4 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. But instead of racing for one of the sport's richest purses, the 2-year-old sorrel gelding had to be euthanized on Aug. 17 after breaking down at a race at the Ruidoso track. Jess A Zoomin had been the second-fastest […]