Do Drop In is relocating

There will be a new family business on Main Avenue in February. The Mountjoys, a military family, aren't new to Portales but their popular sandwich and coffee shop will be relocating to the downtown area. The mother and son team who own the Do Drop In saw an opportunity to move to the square when [...]

Police Blotter – Jan. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:08 p.m.: Caller reported someone damaged his vehicle at the high school, 300 block of West First Street. 4:24 p.m.: Caller reported a pregnant female having contractions, 2100 block of Santa Ana Court. 5:16 p.m.: Caller reported a fight, 1700 block of West [...]

Proportional system would break electoral college

We were sure for an election spectacle both Romney and Obama backers were certain their polls and math, and only their polls and math, were right. Somebody had to be wrong, and it was Karl Rove and Donald Trump and their "unskewed" polls logic. Aghast at Barack Obama's re-election, Trump wondered how it could be [...]

Events Calendar – Jan. 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Land owner's meeting — 10 a.m. Cannon Air Force Base. RSVP is required to attend. Information: 356-5307. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m. Monster Mayhem featured. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m. Just Dance 3 featured. For ages 13-18. [...]

My Turn – Don’t run me over while I’m biking

I received some pretty awesome gifts for Christmas, but one I'm particularly excited about is my new bike. Cycling is similar to running for me. Once you start going, you've never felt so free. Just to keep going as if no one can stop you feels so liberating. I know this isn't the most bicycle-friendly [...]

Report disputes cost of reservists

This time last year the Air Force unveiled a plan to cut Air National Guard strength by 5,100 members along with more than 200 Guard aircraft. They touted this as a reasonable efficiency, in part because Guard squadrons cost more to operate than active duty squadrons. That argument was dead wrong, says Maj. Gen. Arnold [...]

Less regulation equals better government

New Mexico's been a state for more than 100 years. One might think we'd be organized by now, that the annual lawmaking get-togethers in Santa Fe would only be needed for tweaking or maybe addressing issues created by new technology. But as of last week, legislators in 2013 had introduced 557 bills intended to change [...]

Letter to editor: Volunteers sought for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum

Volunteers sought for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum An exploratory committee is needed for Fort Sumner Army Air Field Museum. That was the consensus among the 30 people who attended my presentation on that air field's history, my on-going research, and my vision of a World War II museum to commemorate Fort Sumner Army [...]

Websites down on Wednesday morning

Clovis Media Inc. websites will be off line for about two hours Wednesday morning. "The building that has our websites stored in it is having maintenance done on its electrical system," said Digital Web Specialist Philip Hall. Hall said workers anticipate the websites will be unavailable from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Wind power discussion set for base

The 27th Special Operations Wing leadership at Cannon Air Force Base is hosting a meeting with local landowners at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss wind turbine development projects and proposals. While no specific proposals will be reviewed, wing leadership will provide detailed information on how Cannon evaluates potential projects, according to a press release from [...]