Zia soccer players receive LSC nods

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore defender Victoria Perez and senior midfielder Danielle Thurman earned second team All-Lone Star Conference in women's soccer, according to a school press release. Perez, a Rio Rancho High graduate, finished the season with four goals and two assists. She also earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team Thurman registered […]

Trump committed to wasting time

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump said he had a bombshell that had the potential to change the election. Cue the lights, and it was revealed Trump just wanted to offer a $5 million donation to the charity of President Obama's choice, in return for Obama's college and passport records. The bombshell fizzled. But Trump […]

Sandy aftermath takes native’s home

Superstorm Sandy hit close to home for one Portales resident. Kelly Cradock said her brother's home in Belle Harbor, N.Y., a community15 miles southwest of Queens, burnt to the ground Tuesday along with 11 others as a result of flooding. "My brother said it's just devastation everywhere," Cradock said of the New York City area. […]

Portales council pleased with pick

The new police chief for the city of Portales was hired for his leadership and training skills, according to Portales city councilors and members of the hiring committee. "I think he's going to be a great addition to our community because he has a lot of law enforcement and leadership experience and he also emphasized […]

Students seek state chair

Portales High School seniors Adrianna Lucero, left, and Kaleigh Johns rehearse the music for their All-State Band auditions at Eastern New Mexico University later this month. The two are amoung three PHS students seeking a spot in the state wide band. Their lungs, lips and fingers may get tired, but fatigue won't stop three Portales […]

Ticket feature: Grammy-winning quartet to perform

Though no reminder is necessary, Tuesday is election night across the United States. Courtesy photo The world-renowned Ying Quartet will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Community College Town Hall. It is so in Clovis, as well, but the Ying Quartet will also make it an evening of music. The quartet, made of of […]

Fishing report - Nov. 1

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 […]

Zias earn All-LSC soccer honors:

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore defender Victoria Perez and senior midfielder Danielle Thurman earned second team All-Lone Star Conference in women's soccer, according to a school press release. Perez, a Rio Rancho High graduate, finished the season with four goals and two assists. She also earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team Thurman registered […]

PHS grad’s home destroyed in flood from superstorm

Superstorm Sandy hit close to home for one Portales resident. Kelly Cradock said her brother's home in Belle Harbor, N.Y., a community15 miles southwest of Queens, burnt to the ground Tuesday along with 11 others as a result of flooding. "My brother said it's just devastation everywhere," Cradock said of the New York City area. […]

Charles Jones officially new Portales police chief

Charles Douglas Jones of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., has officially been chosen as the new police chief for the Portales Police Department, according to a Portales City Hall press release issued Wednesday. "Mr. Jones has 27 years of combined law enforcement experience, including positions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Virgin Islands […]

Tatum Sweeps Lady Broncos

The top-ranked, three-time defending Class 1A state champion Tatum Lady Coyotes cruised to a 25-15, 25-13, 25-9 win over the Floyd Lady Broncos in District 8-1A volleyball on Tuesday at Tatum. Jasmine Gomez had seven kills and two blocks, Delta Navarrete collected five kills and Monique Gomez had three kills and a block for the […]

Dora Rallies Past Jal

The Dora Lady Coyotes overcame a one-game deficit on Tuesday night to notch their first District 8-1A victory, a 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-12 decision over Jal at Dora. Dora (8-10, 1-4 district) pulled out a tight third set on a service error by the Lady Panthers on set point, then dominated the next game for […]

ENMU to induct four into Hall of Honors

Four former Eastern New Mexico University athletes are scheduled to be inducted this weekend into the school's Athletic Hall of Honors. The honorees are Heather Brown (women's basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football) and Tracy Jordan (softball). The Hall of Honors was instituted in 1984 and, with the four newcomers, now includes 168 […]

LSC Volleyball update – Oct. 31

Standings All Times Mountain Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 15-1 22-3 Tarleton State 13-3 20-6 West Texas A&M 12-3 21-4 Texas Woman's 13-4 19-6 Texas A&M Kingsville 6-9 14-11 Abilene Christian 6-10 10-16 Incarnate Word 5-10 8-17 Cameron 3-13 9-19 Midwestern State 3-13 5-21 Eastern New Mexico 1-14 6-19 Friday's matches Texas A&M-Commerce 3, […]

Local children celebrate this Halloween with Portales businesses

Jesi and Jace Smith's bright blue hair stood out amongst the knife-wielding ghosts, football players, Spider-Mans and princesses walking Tuesday afternoon in downtown Portales. As Dr. Suess' Thing 1 and Thing 2, the siblings walked among local businesses collecting sweet treats, while participating in Portales' Safe Trick or Treat event, which involved 33 downtown businesses. […]

More than 8,000 pounds of donated in ‘Stuff Nancy’s Truck’ campaign

After 10 days of 'Nancy's Truck' driving through Clovis and Portales collecting nonperishable goods, the campaign was declared a success by the organization. On Tuesday, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico held a celebration to announce its amount of donations received: More than 8,000 pounds of non-perishable items $557 in cash donations.. The nonprofit […]

ENMU alumni share Hurricane Sandy experiences

Leslie Lyte and Tim Johanns are, at best, tangentially connected. They both attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, but not together — Johanns graduated in 1997, Lyte in 2005. They both experienced Superstorm Sandy on Monday night, but not really together, with Johanns in Virginia and Lyte in Connecticut. Hurricane Sandy devastated the East […]

Church sponsors dinner

Times have changed, according to members of the First United Methodist Church in Portales, who reminisced Tuesday morning about turkey dinners past as they de-boned turkeys in preparation for the 59th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar on Thursday. As 3-month-old Korbin Mosier sat in his stroller in the church kitchen, his great grandmother, Sharon Cissell, […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 31

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 8:54 a.m.: Caller reported a couple fighting, 16th Street and Avenue J. 9:30 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic order violation, 500 block West 25th Street. 9:45 a.m.: Caller reported a warrant service, 400 North Avenue K. 12:13 p.m.: Caller requested to talk to an officer about a […]

Event Calendar – Oct. 31

Today Little Monsters — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Wear Halloween costumes. Information: 356-3940. Halloween Party — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For youth 13 to 18 years old. Wear Halloween costumes. Information: 356-3940. Thursday 59th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar — 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist […]