Police Blotter – May 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: 12:12 a.m.: Breaking and entering, Portales area. 4:32 a.m.: Suicide threat, 1100 block of North J Avenue. 6:29 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 100 block of Yucca Drive. 6:44 a.m.: Situation check, 100 block of Yucca Drive. 9:08 a.m.: Theft, 700 block of [...]

Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean. I've wondered why guys like George Carlin, one of Hedberg's mentors and a master at mining the nuggets of [...]

PHS squads rip Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — Portales High's tennis squads got in a good final tuneup on Monday for this weekend's District 4-3 tournament, which they will host at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center and the Eastern New Mexico University courts. The PHS boys posted three 6-0, 6-0 wins and another by 6-0, 6-1 in routing district rival Ruidoso [...]

Hounds’ bid for series win falls short

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team made a strong bid on Sunday for a season-ending Lone Star Conference series win over rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Field. After sweeping a doubleheader from the Buffaloes on Saturday, the Greyhounds pulled to 5-4 when junior third baseman Andres Enriquez blasted his first homer of the season, [...]

Meet and greet with Superintendent candidates to be held

The Board of Education of Portales Municipal Schools is holding meet and greets for the public with its superintendent candidates. Current Superintendent Randy Fowler will be retiring in June. The following meeting dates will be held at 3 p.m., with the following candidates: Jim Daugherty, current superintendent of Elida schools, will meet with the public [...]

Meetings watch: Portales school board – April 30

The following was took place at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education's special meeting Monday night: Federal Program Director Henry Montano gave a report. Montano said federal grants will be cut 5.3 percent or $75,000 for the 2013-2014 school year. The board accepted a donation of a high school diploma, varsity letter and a [...]

Officials eye city manager replacement

The Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. director is among the six candidates being eyed to replace retiring Portales City Manager Tom Howell. City officials said although they are tightening the scope of nearly 20 candidates to the few selected for interviews, the city will not close the search until the position is filled. The city [...]

ENMU theater majors to showcase plays

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and the Eastern New Mexico University theater students will be presenting their student-directed, written and acted pieces this week. The End of the Semester Student Showcase runs today through Thursday at the ENMU theater. Victoria Wright, a theater major, has written a piece that another student director [...]

CMI columnist Wendel Sloan wins six awards

Wendel Sloan, Clovis Media Inc. columnist and director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, won six awards in the statewide 2013 communications contest sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women at an awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque. Sloan won first place for humorous columns with one about upcoming college graduates needing to be [...]

Dora School News – April 30

Dora school news Upcoming events: Today — Prepay May meals for your students. There are 14 serving days in May. There are to be no lunch charges remaining on lunch accounts by the last day of school. Thursday — elementary track meet at Elida Friday — 2 p.m. Dora baseball hosts Capitan Saturday — district [...]