Empty stocking fund – Nov. 28

Today's focus: Family G3 Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: The mother has been left alone to raise the children and has not yet received any child support. Clothing needs: Girls size 10, shoe size 3; boys size 12-14; shoe size 5; boys size 5-6, shoe size 1; boys size 7, shoe size 1 […]

In Tribute: Bataan Death March survivor remembered for optimism

The last survivor of the Bataan Death March in Curry County returned in good spirits despite spending 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of war, family members said. That was typical of Bud D. Johnston, they said, he always looked on the bright side. In this case he was alive. Johnston, who died Nov. 20 […]

Area girls basketball capsules

DORA LADY COYOTES Coach: Caleb King, 5th year CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroDora senior point guard Jasi Roberts looks to pass to a teammate as she goes down the lane during a drill in Saturday's practice at Dora. The Lady Coyotes open the 2012-13 season today at San Jon. Last year: 18-8 (4-2 District 8-1A, reached […]

Two killed in Quay County (updated)

A Quay County teen is in custody after police say he killed his mother and stepsister in their home Monday night outside of Tucumcari. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia State Police investigators discuss the crime scene of a reported double homicide at a residence on the 4400 block of Quay Road 63 two miles west of […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 27

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 12:15 p.m.: Caller reported a hold up alarm, 2100 block Hayes. 12:32 p.m.: Caller reported an automated alarm, 100 block East Second Street. 12:55 p.m.: Caller reported a client having domestic issues with her husband, 1700 block Bingham Stratton. 1:01 p.m.: Caller requested a close patrol, 1100 […]

Empty stocking fund – Nov. 27

Today's focus: Family G2 Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: The father of this family of seven just lost his job. Clothing needs: Boys size 7, shoe size 13 1/2; girls size 6, shoe size 11 1/2; girls size 5, shoe size 9 1/2; girls size 2T, shoe size 5; boys size 6-9 months. […]

Chaps pull away late, beat Hounds

LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jevvon Hunter led four players in double figures with 18 points and freshman guard Jabril Durham flirted with a triple-double Monday night as Lubbock Christian slipped past Eastern New Mexico University 83-76. The Chaparrals (5-4) also got 15 points and nine rebounds from junior guard Jamaal Crayton, 13 points from freshman […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 27

Today Cuddle Bunnies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Books n' Babies program. Information: 356-3940. Movie and Popcorn: "The Lorax" — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Youth 9 to 12 years old. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Free meal at St. Helen — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Helen Catholic Church. Ninja Vanish — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

My Turn – ‘Holiday Happening’ pride of Portales

I've been away on vacation. A nice escape from reality, we've been off doing our favorite thing… seeing new sights. But when we booked the get-away, there were a couple of dates that gave me pause. I do love a traditional Thanksgiving, so it was a very big deal to decide to be away from […]

Black Friday results mixed

?? Prize drawings and free breakfast were among the ways local retailers plied shoppers on Black Friday. Burns Do It Center staff prepared grilled pancakes in the morning to attract shoppers. Also, store merchandise such as kitchen and Christmas items were marked up to 60 and 70 percent off and a drawing for a $1,000 […]