Police Blotter – Sept. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:57 p.m.: Caller requested to speak with an officer in reference to suspicious activity, 100 block New Mexico Drive. 1 p.m.: Officer served a warrant. 1:41 p.m.: Caller requested an officer for disorderly conduct, 100 block West First Street. 2:20 p.m.: Caller reported a burglary at his […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 28

Today ENMU Board of Regents meeting — 9 a.m., Regents Room in the ENMU Administration Building. College of Education and Technology School Carnival — 3:30-7 p.m., ENMU Education Building Lawn. Fun, food, games, entertainment, book fair and petting zoo. Greyhound Grill — 6-8 p.m., Casa del Sol, 1401 W. 17th St. Special guests will include […]

My Turn – Certain pastimes capture memories

I've openly admitted to all of Portales that I am a superhero comic book nerd and an old movies junky. It gets worse. I'm also a sci-fi and fantasy fan. All those shows the rest of you never gave the time of day because they were too cheesy to pay much mind, such as "Star […]

ENMU Alumni to be awarded

Alamogordo native and Eastern New Mexico University alumnus Paul A. Mapes will be one of four alumni recognized at ENMU's Outstanding Alumni Awards Saturday morning. Mapes attended ENMU from 1965 to 1969 where he competed on its debate team and served as a reporter and editor for the school's paper. Other accomplishments for Mapes included […]

Animals sometimes road hazards

Tony Bullocks: CNJ staff photo Horses drink from a trough Tuesday on Curry County Road 13. Why did the chicken cross the road? In communities surrounded by agriculture, maybe it's just to get back home after some sort of disruption. It doesn't happen too often, according to local officials, but eastern New Mexico is susceptible […]

A loved child makes a well-adjusted adult

One of the highest compliments I have ever received was from an 8-year-old. She was one of my students from the year before. As I walked down the hall one day, I heard her say to her new teacher, "That's my teacher from last year. She loves me." I don't remember telling her verbally but […]

Area experiencing positive economic signs

Roosevelt and Curry counties are thriving in areas of wage increases and employment in a state that remains one of the three poorest in the nation, according to a recent Census Bureau report. Sue Stockly, Eastern New Mexico University associate professor of economics, says New Mexico is a poverty-stricken state but she feels wage increases […]

Plant under inspection

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Russell's Super Save store manager Tim Russell said at least 36 jars of Sunland's peanut butter have been pulled from their shelves in a recall. With the harvest is in the early stages, Sunland Inc. is busy processing peanuts while dealing with the aftermath of a national salmonella outbreak linked to […]

Settling sometimes pays dividends

Work took me to Rio Rancho on Friday night, and gave me a rare Saturday off in the Albuquerque area. It also let me know the Rolling Stones were onto something. I wanted to use my free Saturday to attend the New Mexico State Fair, but the mile-long line of cars leading to the Louisiana […]

Fishing report - Sept. 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]