Police Blotter – Oct. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:33 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 800 block of West First Street. 10:14 a.m.: Caller requested an officer, 200 block of South Avenue I. 10:24 a.m.: Caller reported having problems with a neighbor's dog, 500 block of South Avenue F. 10:30 a.m.: Subject reported a stolen […]

Portales native inducted to NMPA Hall of Fame

Portales native Scot Stinnett, publisher of the De Baca County News and Clovis Livestock News, was inducted into the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Stinnett Stinnett, a 1974 Portales High School graduate, is a former NMPA officer and president. NMPA officials credit Stinnett with helping launch the New Mexico Foundation […]

Land owners right to protect property sacred

Eleanor Fairchild recently spent a night in jail. The 78-year-old grandmother was arrested after she stood with "eco-anarchists" against the Keystone XL pipeline's construction in East Texas. Fairchild's contribution to eco-anarchy? Trespassing — on a piece of her own farm a Texas court condemned at pipeline builder TransCanada's request. The Keystone pipeline controversy has attracted […]

Martinez should toss chief of staff

Stealth journalistic moves have placed in my possession the private memoir journal of Gov. Susana Martinez, the book wherein she records her innermost thoughts. We listen in on the governor when she has a Very Special Visitor. (After another trying day, the governor reclines on fluffy pillows, reflecting on her humble origins guarding El Paso […]

ENMU squads picked for 10th in LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's basketball teams were picked for 10th place this week in the Lone Star Conference preseason polls. The ENMU men were last in their 10-team circuit while the women finished ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce on the women's side, which includes 11 teams. Tarleton State and Midwestern State shared last […]

LSC-leading Rambelles sweep Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Shelbi Goode had 13 kills and Maddie Huth added 11 Saturday as ninth-ranked Angelo State cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (22-3, 15-1 LSC) now hold a two-game lead over Tarleton State (20-6, 13-3), which lost at home on Saturday […]

Event Calendar – Oct. 28

Today Fall Gun and Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Food vendors and on-site security for the event. $5 adult admission, under 12 free. Military discount available. Information: 760-1379. Tuesday Stefan Kiesbye reading — 7 p.m., Golden Library on the ENMU campus. The ENMU professor and author will do a reading of […]

My Turn – Struggles lie beyond election win

Willie wants to withdraw as VP on our Green Tea Party ticket. It's not that he thinks "The party of common sense that knows it doesn't know" can't win. With our anti-oxidant, pro-equal-rights agenda, he's afraid that we will. Then we'll have to deal with being commanders in chief, target of everyone's self-interest. We support […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds take victory over Buffs

CANYON, Texas — Junior midfielders Eishu Kanemitsu and Cantu Palombo scored less than four minutes apart late in the first half and freshman goalkeeper Fredrik Widfeldt made it stand up with six saves as Eastern New Mexico University upended 18th-ranked West Texas A&M 2-1 on Friday in Lone Star Confrence men's soccer. The Greyhounds (10-5-1, […]

McGee: Where have all the payphones gone?

Have you noticed payphones are vanishing from the landscape? And of those that are still around … do they even work? The Lady of the House and I had no cell phone service when we arrived in Red River up in Taos County; a little phone receiver with a slash through it was all that […]