Highlands pulls away late to beat Hounds in opener

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior quarterback Taylor Genuser threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns and New Mexico Highlands pulled away with three touchdowns in the final 8 1/2 minutes to beat Eastern New Mexico University 42-14 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Highlands failed to score on its first six […]

Zias win twice on Saturday at WT meet

LAEI, Hawaii — Junior midfielder Brittany Evans pushed in a goal in the 77th minute Saturday and BYU-Hawaii slipped past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Seasiders' season opener. For the Zias (0-2), it was the second game in their trip to Hawaii. ENMU outshot the Seasiders on goal 5-2, but was blanked for […]

Their view: No need to close Curry Road R

I attended the Aug. 21 meeting at which Curry County commissioners voted to close Curry Road R just west of Cannon Air Force Base. Among the reasons cited for closing the road were security and safety. Since the existence of Cannon Air Force Base, formerly known as Clovis Army Air Field, how many accidents on […]

Editorial: Congress failing to stop next recession

There's not only another recession on the horizon, but your U.S. Congress is helping put it there. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted recently that continued inaction on tax and spending policy by Congress "would lead to economic conditions in 2013 that will probably be considered a recession." Bush-era tax rates are set to expire […]

Politics, pageantry just don’t mix

Miss Ruidoso, who became Miss New Mexico, who will represent our state in the Miss America Pageant, never lived in Ruidoso, likely never will. With that out of the way, let's sort this all out. Carol Henry, executive director of the Miss New Mexico Pageant, is "boiling mad," as she puts it, at the Albuquerque […]

U.S. 70 work continues

U.S. 70 construction project officials said they are moving on with their plans despite a setback caused by a week's worth of rain in August. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune U.S. 70 construction officials said the intersections of Avenue K and First and Second streets may be opened up as early as Tuesday to help ease […]

My turn: Back on campaign trail

Now that Willie Nelson and I have returned from tending his "garden party" in a South Texas forest, we are resuming our Green Tea Party candidacy. We lost track of time while my cousin, Chef Juandel, whipped up special treats from my running mate's garden. My other cousins, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy and Bootlegger Sloan, […]

Sunland recognized for its economic impact

Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico this week at a luncheon in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal: Courtesy photo Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was chosen as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico by Albuquerque businesses. The New Mexico Private 100 […]

Local organization makes, sends fleece blankets to deployed troops

Warmth from Home blankets are made in haste but also made in love for military troops overseas. Christina Calloway: CMI photo Louis Wilson and Vickie Harlin hold up a custom made blanket they made for Warmth From Home, their local project to send blankets to deployed military members. Once blankets are sewn and patched, Jenny […]

Police blotter: Sept. 2

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:11 p.m.: Caller reported she was in a motor vehicle accident, First Street and Avenue B. 12:44 p.m.: Caller advised of an arrest, Portales. 2:01 p.m.: Caller reported an alarm from the garage area, 1500 block of South Kilgore. 2:06 p.m.: Caller reported a civil issue, 1700 […]