Area could get white Christmas

Depending on what part of eastern New Mexico you're in, your chances of a white Christmas range from a roll of the dice to a coin flip. A storm was expected to move through northern New Mexico late Monday night, and would leave its heaviest snow in Quay County. Chances are around 60 percent for […]

Events Calendar – Dec. 25

Today Christmas Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend. Lighthouse Mission. Information: 762-1933. Free Christmas Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. El Rancho Restaurant. Everyone welcome to attend. Mexican food will be served. Information: 359-0098. Friday Zamora Team Roping — 6 p.m. Open, #15 Handicap, #13 Handicap warm-up. Curry County Events Center. Information: 505-469-4388. […]

My Turn – Portales full of love

We're putting away the old calendars and opening up new ones. As we wrap up the year, I'd like to spend a little time praising our community. Once again, we've stayed together through thick and thin. We've attended council meetings, gone to political rallies, voted for candidates, voiced our opinions. We've prayed for one another, […]

Portales families practice holiday traditions

It was the afternoon before Christmas and all through the house, there was fun and noise that could never be mistaken for a mouse. Marnee Stratton sat at her dining room table, playing the card game Spades with her daughter, a son-in-law and grandson, as another son-in-law and granddaughter made lunch in the kitchen. Granddaughter […]

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses goal

A smattering of large donations has helped lead to another passed goal for the Salvation Army this Christmas season. Monday totals show the charity is ahead of last year's numbers for both its kettle money and its annual Empty Stocking Fund to help families. So far, $13,800 has been collected for the Empty Stocking, exceeding […]

Rams cruise past Santa Rosa

Zach Blaeser was definitely feeling it early. So were his Portales High teammates. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales junior Daniel Sanchez dribbles around Santa Rosa's Robert Zamora during the first half of Saturday's game at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS defeated the Lions 67-46. The Rams will travel to Littlefield on Thursday for a tournament. […]

Lady Dons edge PHS in final seconds

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Playing their second game in less than 24 hours, the Portales Lady Rams came up a bit short on Saturday. West Las Vegas scored the go-ahead basket with about 20 seconds left and the Lady Dons held on for a 45-45 win over PHS, which was coming off a win over […]

Portales gets brighter

The days may get shorter in December, but Portales hasn't seen brighter nights. Local community members take pride in lighting the town, driven by the Christmas spirit to decorate their homes. Thousands of lights, an array of colors and lovable Christmas characters occupy the homes and yards of many Portales residents who decorate their homes […]

On the shelves - Dec. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season" by Chris Ballard shares the memorable story of a team from rural Illinois that defied convention and the odds to emerge from a field of 370 teams and made an improbable […]

Creative Living: Fringe flower making tips featured on show

Information on making fringe flowers with an embroidery machine, using fabric flowers for brooches, headbands and more, and making easy handmade gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and digitizer, Laura Waterfield, owner of Laura's Sewing Studio, says that fringe […]