PHS boys basketball capsule – Feb. 1

Portales (11-7) at Roswell High (16-2) When: 7 p.m. today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: Both teams won on the road on Tuesday, Portales beating Tucumcari 65-59 and Roswell High taking out Carlsbad 90-79. Last meeting: Dec. 7, the Coyotes beat PHS 77-60 at the RAC. Of note: The Coyotes started the season 13-0 […]

Sample Ballot – Roosevelt County School Board

The election is Feb. 5. Portales Position 3: Alan W. Grant Position 4: Antonio Roque Sanchez Jr Kathleen I. Cooper Dora Position 2: John A. Mohon Kenner Carrasco Position 4: Jana C Roberts Position 5: Gary William Simpson Ray Pallares Wayne Allan McAlister Elida Position 3: Garland G. Creighton Position 4: Virginia Ann Clemmons Position […]

GOP seeks NM tax system overhaul

SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers proposed Thursday to significantly revamp New Mexico's governmental finance system by relying more on taxing people and businesses on what they consume and spend rather than the income they earn. Rep. Tom Taylor and Sen. Bill Sharer, both of Farmington, outlined their proposal Thursday but conceded it's a work-in-progress and […]

Former judge’s service on Saturday

Former district judge Joe Parker died Wednesday in Amarillo. Parker, who had battled with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body disease, was 64. Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Born May 27, 1948, in Levelland, Texas, Parker grew up in the Causey area, and graduated at the valedictorian from […]

ENMU Gay Straight Alliance challenges legislation

Anne Jezek wants to know how two people loving each other affects Republican state Sen. Pat Woods, who has introduced legislation defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Jezek joined ENMU Gay Straight Alliance president and student Robert Johnston Thursday in drafting a letter to Woods. As an advocate and ally of […]

Lady Rams rally to edge Goddard

The Portales Lady Rams outscored Roswell Goddard 17-7 in the final quarter Thursday night for a 35-29 victory over the Lady Rockets at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS freshman Kambrey Blakey goes up for two points over Roswell Goddard's Camille Martinez during Thursday's game. The Lady Rams defeated Goddard 35-29. Junior guard Francis Armijo had […]

Thank God for all creatures

"Oh Mommy, can we keep him? He can be our Valentine!" I thought to myself, this kitten is only going to be here temporarily. Tom stayed "temporarily" for 15 years. He thought of himself as a special member of the family, and he turned out to be just that. The boys constantly invented new ways […]

Gray fox beneficial to area

A few nights ago my neighbor said that a dog just cleared his five-foot high backyard fence slicker than a whistle. I said, "Hate to say this, but that may not have been a dog." I asked him if the animal had a dark-tipped tail, and he said he thought it did. My comment was, […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 1

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Opening reception — 5 p.m. Bryan Taylor's Translated Landscapes art exhibit will be featured. Runnels Gallery in Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library. Information: 562-2377. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m. […]

Zias hope to prove LSC poll wrong

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing isn't that surprised her team was picked for last place this season in the 10-team Lone Star Conference. That said, she'll be disappointed if the Zias actually finish 10th. "We've got a good team," said Sigwing, beginning her fourth season at ENMU. "We're still young, but (with […]