Hounds beat Cameron for first LSC win

Eastern New Mexico University scored four first-inning runs Friday night and the Greyhounds notched their first Lone Star Conference victory of the season, a 10-3 victory over Cameron in the opener of a four-game series at Greyhound Field. Center fielder Brooke Brooks led a 13-hit ENMU attack, going 3-for-4, while right fielder Derek Crenshaw drove […]

Zias pull off split against Incarnate Word

Freshman left fielder Kyra Sirag hit a two-out RBI single to center in the bottom of the seventh inning on Friday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University past Incarnate Word 5-4 for a split of their Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. The Cardinals won the opener 5-1. The final game of the […]

Pierced water pipe causes road closure

Martin Luther King was closed south of West Seventh Street most of Friday after a crew installing larger capacity sewer pipes pierced an uncharted water line near the intersection. City Manager Joe Thomas said most of the water was diverted to a nearby ditch. Some minor amounts of water, however, trickled along the east curb […]

Department of Defense delays cuts

WASHINGTON— The Defense Department will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts, the Pentagon said Thursday. The delay comes as defense officials continue to wrangle over how many civilians should be exempt from the unpaid leave requirement, […]

Lady Rams eye another 3A state run

You can almost see a slight grimace in Robbie Crowley's smile when she talks about her softball team's playoff appearances the last couple of years. At Portales High, the Lady Rams have valiantly fought their way at state through what's commonly referred to as the "loser's bracket" in order to get into the championship game […]

Floyd Jamboree is time-honored tradition

You might have heard the harmony of string instruments, the humming of a town's dedicated citizens and the foot-tapping that matches the heartbeat of Floyd's community if you were driving on N.M. 267 Thursday night. The Floyd Lions Club's 63rd Annual Country Jamboree's opening night proved to be an exciting one for veteran musicians and […]

Organization assists veterans in business

Retired U.S. marine Col. Joe Long says looking to start a successful business should be like a walk-off home run; an idea for a business can be a guaranteed winner but you still have to circle all of the bases to get there. Long used baseball analogies, an Elvis Presley impersonation, and a patriotic song […]

True freedom carries no demands

How much freedom do you have? How much freedom do you need? You are free to vote for people to take money from your neighbors on your behalf. You are free to vote to prevent your neighbors from using their property as they see fit. You are free to support violent early morning home invasions […]

Despite tough times, legislative session successful

Each day when the Legislature is in session, busloads of school children come from throughout the state to witness democracy in action. Let's hope none of those impressionable youngsters were in attendance on the final morning, when the House squelched debate, ignored the clock and muscled through a 35-page bill that only a handful of […]

Kiwanis to hold anniversary banquet

A banquet will be held today 6 p.m. in Eastern New Mexico University's Zia Room to celebrate the Portales Kiwanis Club turning 60 this month, according to local Kiwanis member Anthony Schroeder. The banquet is to recognize 60 years of service to children in the local community. The Portales Kiwanis Club was chartered in March […]

My Turn – Sarcasm is my trademark

Something I think most of us recognize throughout our lives is that we all have that one trait, habit, trademark, that can lighten the mood at a party and have everyone laughing, but which can also be a deadly weapon if we choose it to be. Sarcasm is that trademark for me and is one […]

The heart of the Christian faith

On Easter Sunday Christians all over the world will witness their faith that Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead. This is the heart of the Christian faith. Jesus did not remain in the grave like all others. His tomb is empty! Imagine you are Jesus. You look down and see the hopelessness of […]

Police Blotter – March 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:54 a.m.: Call in reference to an alarm, 1100 block of West 17th. 11:36 a.m.: Caller reported a breaking and entering, state road 206. 12:24 p.m.: Caller requested an officer to serve a warrant, 1000 block of East Brazos. 12:56 p.m.: Call in […]

Portales man killed in two-vehicle accident

A Portales man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on N.M. 267. The accident also resulted in minor injuries for the driver of the other vehicle and a 45-minute power outage in Roosevelt County, according to New Mexico State Police. Richard Luckau, 34, of Portales was pronounced dead at Roosevelt General Hospital, according […]

Blaeser, Calbert chosen for NMHSCA all-star tilt

School board officers retain current seats

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education elected officers at its regular monthly meeting on Monday. All officers retained their current seats. Alan W. Garrett serves as president, Antonio R. Sanchez Jr. as vice president and Mary Lou Rowley is secretary. The other members of the Board of Education are Inez Rodriguez and Rod Savage.

Q&A – ENMU senior’s goal is to become screenwriter

Tim Case, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University studying film, has directed, produced, written and sound edited for six short films. Originally from Albuquerque, he came to ENMU five years ago because he heard that there was a new film program just getting off the ground. Although he has directed many films, his primary […]

Events Calendar – March 21

Today Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce's quarterly luncheon — 11:45 a.m., Yam Theatre. Col. Joseph Long, director of the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center, is the keynote speaker. Information: 356-8541. Movie & Popcorn — 4:30 p.m., "The Amazing Spiderman" (PG-13) will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales […]

My Turn – Community is what matters most

On the first Saturday of April in Portales, the golden rule may have a glint of green and silver. A couple hundred ENMU students will be picking up rakes, shovels and paint brushes that day for Eastern In Action, a service project benefiting the city of Portales. ENMU student vice president Justin Aguilar said students […]

Police searching for hit-and-run driver

A 13-year-old female bicyclist suffered minor injuries to her head after being struck by a white SUV in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday afternoon, according to Portales police. According to Chief of Police Doug Jones, the accident took place shortly after 4 p.m. on South Avenue B and West Gum. Jones said police are still looking […]