Tuesday’s area prep baseball linescores – April 30

District 4-2A Texico 19, Tucumcari 5 Tucumcari 000 05 — 5 3 6 Texico 662 5x —19 17 1 Javier Villanueva, Saul MKoriel (3), Michael Olivas (4) and Jordan Walker; Jaron Hill, Mason Grau (5) and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Villanueva. Top hitters — Texico: Hill 2-4, run; Gentry Doolittle 2-4, 3 […]

Lovington takes pair from Rams

LOVINGTON — Two errors helped Lovington take control with five runs in the second inning and Wildcats beat Portales 9-4 in the first game of a District 4-3A baseball doubleheader on Tuesday night. The Wildcats took the second game 5-4, improving to 19-6 (7-1 district) and clinching the district title. The Rams (15-7, 2-4) close […]

Weather service predicting dust storm

The New Mexico Environment Department issued an alert to New Mexicans on Tuesday about the health risks associated with dust storms. The alert was issued in time for a dust storms forecasted across the state today. The weather service forecast predicts wind gusts up to 50 mph today. A cold front is expected to arrive […]

Hartman, Lady Rams finish fourth at Hobbs

HOBBS — Except for senior Paige Hartman, everybody else on the Portales High girls golf team had a pretty average day in Tuesday's Hobbs Invite. Hartman, though, ran away with individual honors, shooting 40-36 — 76 to finish seven shots ahead of runnerup Salam Ortiz of Hobbs and lift the Lady Rams to a fourth-place […]

ENMU senior project to highlight immigration in America

Hailey Vandewiele wants you to see growing up in America through the eyes of Ariela, a teenage girl who is the epitome of a teenager growing up in the "1.5 generation." Vandewiele, an Eastern New Mexico University senior and a native of Oregon, described the 1.5 generation as the group of immigrants who come to […]

Superintendent candidates to meet with public

Elida Municipal Schools Superintendent Jim Daugherty will be the first candidate of four vying for retiring Portales Superintendent Randy Fowler's seat to meet with the public. The first in a series of meet-and-greets with superintendent candidates is May 8 in the administration building. In an effort to receive public and parent input, the Board of […]

Racing Commission right in keeping tight reign

Last year the New Mexico Racing Commission banned the drug clenbuterol, a decongestant and bronchodilator that also builds muscles as a steroid, for use in racehorses. This month it extended the ban as it awaits recommendations from the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Erring on that side of caution is the right tack for a […]

More thoughts I’d like to share

It's time for another installment of my "not long enough for a column, but longer than a paragraph" thoughts I want to share. These are my coworkers' least favorite, because the headlines are harder to write. Wish them luck: Thanks to baseball season and basketball playoffs, this is currently my heaviest stretch of television watching […]

Events Calendar – May 1

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "Animal Jam" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Wii Sports" will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per […]

My Turn – Grandma is backbone of chased dreams

When I reach my 80s, I want to be a live wire just like my grandma. You can't keep her down for anything between her zumba and ballroom dance classes to her Spanish soap operas. She's been one of my favorite people in the world since childhood and I love everything about her. She smells […]