PHS squads split OT decisions with Robertson

The Portales Rams nipped Las Vegas Robertson — and the setting sun — in non-district boys soccer on Tuesday at PHS. With darkness setting in, sophomore Johnathan Tinajero took a crossing pass on a backward header by senior Brandon Gomez and flicked it into the net with less than two minutes left in a five-minute, […]

My Turn – Portales, be my good luck charm

I enjoy most professional sports but the only true team I ever felt connected to since childhood is the San Francisco Giants. Games at Candlestick Park were so nostalgic for me. As a family we'd go to Roxy's, a famed sandwich shop in San Francisco, before games and then hop on the bus with screaming […]

Bond B provides money to library support

As president of the Friends of the Portales Public Library president, I would like to encourage local voters to support General Obligation Bond B on the general election ballot. GO Bond B will provide money to support all of the libraries in Roosevelt County, including the Portales Public Library, Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library, […]

Specter example of way Congress once operated

How would you label a Republican congressman who was opposed to abortion but supported a woman's right to choose? Who didn't favor same-sex marriage but fought against laws banning it? Who voted to limit tax cuts for the rich and to raise the minimum wage for the poor? Who believed immigrants should have a pathway […]

Debt balance needs to be reached

Taxpayer support of base grocery stores this fiscal year would fall by $130 million, or 9.4 percent, if Congress fails to reach a debt-reduction deal by Jan. 2. That's the deadline to avoid arbitrary budget cuts mandated by the sequestration mechanism in last year's Budget Control Act. The Office of Management and Budget delivered that […]

Best finishing up term at top FFA post

Noise enveloped Ryan Best of Monday afternoon as he waited to go into yet another agriculture conference. It's one of the last of many he has attended in his year as national president of the FFA. "It has been one of the most incredible experiences," Best said of the last year. "I have been so […]

State prep rankings – Oct. 22

Maxpreps.com Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 6-1; 2. Rio Rancho 6-1; 3. Manzano 6-1; 4. La Cueva 6-1; 5. Mayfield 4-3; 6. Sandia 5-2; 7. Volcano Vista 4-3; 8. Rio Rancho Cleveland 4-3; 9. Clovis 3-5; 10. Carlsbad 4-4. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 7-0; 2. Los Lunas 7-0; 3. Artesia 6-1; 4. […]

Incarnate tops Hounds

PORTALES — Incarnate Word scored twice in a five-minute span of the first half on Sunday and the Cardinals, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II men's soccer, held on for a 2-1 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at the ENMU pitch. UIW (11-2, 4-0 LSC) clinched the conference title in the […]

Zias eliminated from LSC tourney race

SAN ANTONIO — A late-season slide will keep the Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team out of the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Zias ended a streak of four shutout losses in a row, but still dropped their fifth consecutive game on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to Incarnate Word. The Cardinals (9-6, 9-4 […]

Hounds second, Zias tie for second in Tech rodeo

LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University's men finished second while the women split second and third in a weekend rodeo hosted by Texas Tech. Tarleton State took the men's team title with 682 1/2 points to 434 for ENMU. Vernon College was third at 197 1/2. Weatherford College posted 190 points to take women's team […]

Weekly LSC football update – Oct. 22

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 6-0 7-1 Midwestern State 5-1 6-1 Angelo State 3-2 4-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3-3 4-4 Tarleton State 3-3 3-4 Abilene Christian 2-4 4-4 Eastern New Mexico 1-4 2-5 Incarnate Word 1-4 2-6 Texas A&M-Commerce 1-4 1-6 Saturday's games Midwestern State 35, Abilene Christian 31; Angelo […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 23

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:45 p.m.: Caller requested an officer to deal with property a dispute, 1400 block N.M. 236. 4:45 p.m.: Caller reported a motor vehicle accident, 400 block North Main. 6:02 p.m.: Transfer back to a private residence from the hospital. 6:15 p.m.: Caller reported animals being out, 3000 […]

Elida School News – Oct. 23

Sports: Today: Elida hosts Clovis Christian junior high (white), JV and varsity volleyball at 4 p.m. Saturday: Elida hosts San Jon varsity volleyball at 2 p.m. Conference: Don't forget to attend the Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday at 1 p.m. Fall festival: The annual PTO sponsored Fall Festival is Nov. 3. The enchilada dinner starts at […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 23

Today Creepy Crawlies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Children zero to three years. Information: 356-3940. Baptist Convention of N.M. Centennial Celebration — 1:30 p.m.-8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 302 Gidding St. in Clovis. Activities, meetings, centennial displays and more. Information: 505-924-2311. Ghoulish Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Halloween mason jar lamps will […]

My Turn – How did we survive before Internet?

I read a comment the other day that sent me straight to the search engine hunting for knowledge. What in the world did we do before we had the Internet at our finger tips? I suppose we all wondered about a lot of things, and hoped to run across someone who had some answers. Back […]

Their view: Agroecology offers sustainable food output

Ken Wilson is executive director of The Christensen Fund, which seeks to integrate biological and cultural diversity. Here's a snippet from a recent column suggesting a better way to feed the world: Worldwide, a billion people go hungry. A similar number over-eat the wrong foods. And yet one-third of food produced for human consumption is […]

Birth – Oct. 21

Thompson Thompson Levi Autrey Thompson was born Sept. 10, 2012, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock to Richard and Tosha Thompson of Clovis He weighed 6 pounds ,15 ounces. His grandparents are Ronnie and Toni Autrey of Clovis and David and Patricia Thompson of Logan. His great-grandparents are Lavelle and Vera Ashley of Clovis and […]

Anniversaries – Oct. 21

Ash Ash Ida and David Ash of Clovis are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Oct. 11, 1946, in Akron, Ohio. They have four children; Valerie and husband Louis Henton, Reva and husband Tim Clark, Carol and husband Tim Lyon and son David Jr., deceased. — submitted by Beverly Miller Denton Denton […]

School menus – Oct. 21

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad and mini carrots w/ranch, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, delicious apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, […]

On the shelves – Oct. 21

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals" by John Farndon and New Mexico Rocks and Minerals by Frank Kimbler were given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of T.E. Willmon. The Illustrated Guide to Rocks and Minerals features over 800 stunning photographs and art works […]