Locals flock to ‘Super Bowl’ of rodeo

Now that he's retired, Joe Rhodes, longtime owner of Joe's Boot Shop, is looking forward to attending all 10 nights of the National Finals Rodeo this year in Las Vegas, Nev. Las Vegas has been noted as a never-ending festival where the lights never go down. During the NFR, the lights shine even brighter as [...]

Events Calendar – Dec. 6

Today PHS open auditions for "The Music Man" — 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m., PHS Performing Arts Center. All ages welcome. Bring a short monologue and a song from the show. Get Well Soon — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Information: 356-3940. Little Miss Merry Christmas — 6 p.m., Yam Theatre. Information: 356-8541. Flute [...]

My Turn – Local singers make glorious music

When ENMU's choirs treat our community to regular free performances, you may wonder why you should pay to hear them Saturday night at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College's Cultural Arts Series. Consider this. The Cultural Arts Series brings terrific entertainment from around the world to our side of New Mexico, but this [...]

Lady Rams field young squad

After four years, the Portales Lady Rams are about to begin life without standout Macy Mitchell. Sixth-year coach Clay Stout is hoping his squad, which had relied heavily on Mitchell's scoring the past two seasons, can do it by committee as they prepare to open the 2012-13 campaign against Texline, Texas, at 9 a.m. (MST) [...]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Dec. 4

Boys Farwell 81, Lubb. Christ the King 25 Farwell (7-1) — Austin Mason 22, Kolten Morris 14, Collin Christian 12, Ruben Gutierrez 12, Curt Langford 8, Luis Galvan 5, J.J. Herrera 4, Bretton Stancell 2, Manuel Galvan 2. Totals 37 2-5 81. Lubbock Christ the King — Mendoza 8, Cortez 6, To 4, Moreno 4, [...]

Wind project concerns raised

Local leaders and landowners agree that wind energy projects will be vital to New Mexico's economy, but a hindrance in getting these projects off the ground is the possible interference with radars at Cannon Air Force Base and area airports. Community members spoke with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration about the FAA's impact studies [...]

Elida School News – Dec. 5

Sports Thursday-Saturday: J.P. Stone Invitational Varsity Tournament at Dora. Friday-Saturday: Marshall junior high seventh grade girls' tournament. Monday: Elida hosts Tatum junior high, two games.

Portales High School News – Dec. 5

PHS student council holds fundraiser The Portales High School student council held a fundraiser for Cassidy Tibetts, a 2000 graduate of Portales High School and now a New York City police officer. His home was destroyed by a fire during Hurricane Sandy. He was at work in New York City assisting others when neighbors helped [...]

Meetings Watch – Dec. 5

At a Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in city hall, city councilors: Heard an update on U.S. 70 construction from project manager John Guldemann. Guldemann said road crews finished the last pour on First Street but still have Avenue J and K to do. He said next week, they will begin road construction from Avenue [...]

Events Calendar – Dec. 5

Today Alzheimer's "Savvy Caregiver Program" — 10 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 505-506-3114. Get Well Soon — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday: Wii Sports Resort — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For youth 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Portales High School open auditions — [...]