Events Calendar – Oct. 5

Today Giant Garage Sale — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 356-5056. Texas Tech MFA Exhibition reception — 3-4:30 p.m., Runnels Gallery in the ENMU Golden Library. Information: 562-2778. Jazz concert — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall in the ENMU Music Building. ENMU Jazz Band directed by Ann Bradfield. Information: 562-2377. Saturday Giant Garage [...]

My Turn – I am being spoiled this year

Last weekend marked an eventful one for me as I went to my first Eastern New Mexico University football game Saturday and got to see some of my favorite rock bands live on Sunday. The Uproar Festival in Albuquerque was well worth the money I spent on it to be able to see three of [...]

Nominees duel

Roosevelt County Democratic Party Chair Linda Uttaro said she didn't believe there was a winner and the only losers in Wednesday's presidential debate were the American people. Larry Smith, Roosevelt County Republican Party chair, thought Republican candidate Mitt Romney was better than President Barack Obama. "Obama didn't jab back," Uttaro said. "Romney said a lot [...]

Police Blotter – Oct. 4

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 9:37 a.m.: Case number issued for a warrant service. 9:59 a.m.: Caller requested an officer for someone dumping trash on the road, 1500 block New Mexico 236. 10:26 a.m.: Case number issued for a burglary report, 1200 block West Fir. 11:18 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for [...]

Events Calendar – Oct. 4

Today Marijuana and spice presentation — 2 p.m., Sandia Room in ENMU Campus Union Building. ENMU police chief Brad Mauldin will give examples of narcotics and paraphernalia. Information: 562-2451. Book discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird" — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Circus Peanuts — 6 p.m., Portales [...]

My Turn – Oasis State Park has rich, 50-year history

I've spent the last two weeks steeped in the first 50 years of Oasis State Park history. It was a great journey, highlighted by visits with some of Portales' finest citizens like Cotton Clark, Eunice Schumpert, Bob Wood, Joe Thompson, Myrtice Woodward, and the incomparable Jane Hilliard. I was certain I would find at least [...]

Officials: Vote for Bond C will bring much needed renovations

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent The passing of higher education Bond C would mean $9 million dollars in renovations to Eastern New Mexico University's Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. Officials say this is the largest classroom building on campus. A vote for the higher education Bond C would mean costly but needed renovations to the facilities [...]

Fishing report - Oct. 3

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 [...]

Weekly LSC volleyball update – Oct. 2

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 7-1 14-3 Texas Woman's 7-1 13-3 West Texas A&M 5-1 14-2 Tarleton State 6-2 11-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 4-3 12-4 Incarnate Word 3-4 6-9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-5 8-7 Cameron 2-6 6-12 Midwestern State 2-6 4-12 Eastern New Mexico 1-5 5-10 Abilene Christian 1-6 4-11 Friday's matches [...]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday night and took the following action: Mayor Sharon King presented a 20-year service award to the city's Planning Director Sammy Standefer. King declared Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week in Portales. Heard an update on the U.S. 70 construction project. Project Director John Guldemann of Constructors, Inc. said they [...]