By George, that must be right

"Mr. President, sir, Mr. President!" The nervous but earnest young reporter catches up to George Washington as the statesman is about to step into the Erstwhile Inn for an appointment with John Adams. George Washington had just delivered a sound thumping to Adams in the nation's first presidential election and is eager to shore up [...]

Alcohol sales shouldn’t be limited by state

N ew Mexico fancies itself a business-friendly state. But it doesn't always act like one. A state senator is trying to improve our image and return a business decision to the only one risking anything — the business owner. Senate Bill 154 would allow Sunday alcohol sales to commence at 10 a.m. rather than the [...]

Events calendar – Feb. 3

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies [...]

Prairie chicken listing solution sought

People wonder how one bird has landowners and wildlife experts in a frenzy, but it's not necessarily the bird itself that's causing all the ruckus, but the potential of its extinction. A public information meeting will be held Thursday in Portales to discuss the lesser prairie-chicken, a species native to five states, including New Mexico, [...]

Friday area prep summaries – Feb. 1

Boys District 4-2A Texico 64, Santa Rosa 63 Texico (12-6, 1-0) — Gentry Doolittl 2, Kendall Naceanceno 14, Jonah Walls 8, Rallin Harris 4, Miguel Reyna 31, John Myers 2, D.J. Griego 3. Totals 27 5-11 64. Santa Rosa (9-10, 0-1) — Marcus Lopez 1, Zeke Sena 4, Issac Velasquez 14, Lawrence Aguirre 3, Robert [...]

Class 4A Roswell overpowers Rams

ROSWELL — The Roswell High boys showed why they're the No. 1 team in Class 4A on Friday night. Senior post Anthony Olguin led four players in double figures with 24 points and the Coyotes got off to a fast start en route to an 80-58 victory over Portales High. Roswell High (17-2) bolted to [...]

Clovis runs past Hope Christian

If his 9-for-9 night at the free throw line or his third-quarter dunk were any indication, senior Drew Cole found his Friday night a lot easier when there wasn't a defender between him and the basket. The third quarter was the same indication for the Wildcats, who ran an efficient transition attack to a 28-point [...]

Lady Cats clobber Artesia

ARTESIA — Clovis High's girls used a fast start Friday night to breeze to their 13th consecutive victory. Sophomore guard Danni Williams scored 28 points and the Lady Wildcats built a 22-point halftime lead in a 69-45 thumping of Artesia. The Lady Cats (19-1) return to Rock Staubus Gym for a 7 p.m. game today [...]

Sample ballots – School board elections

Sample ballots for Tuesday's school board elections in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Curry County Clovis • District 1 — Kyle D. Snider, R. Max Best • District 2 — Kenneth Charles Urban Grady • Position 3 — Bill L. Page, Emory Walon Jones, Leona A Powell • [...]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 2

MEN Abilene Christian (10-9, 4-7 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (8-11, 5-6) • When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: ACU lost at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M 78-69. ENMU erased a 17-point, second-half deficit on Wednesday for an 87-81 overtime victory at Angelo State. [...]