Events Calendar – April 30

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "Puppy Play" will be featured. For ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga — 7 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Brass Choir Concert — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's [...]

My Turn – Wagons on road not so long ago

Am I the only one who's worn to a frazzle? You don't even have to know what a frazzle is. If you're worn down to one… you know it! Perhaps it's old age setting in. (And that's a very likely scenario.) Perhaps it's the incessant wind that sweeps over these plains in April. While we'd [...]

Police Blotter – April 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: 9:11 a.m.: Criminal damage, 300 block of South Avenue I. 9:50 a.m.: Requested to speak to a deputy regarding a domestic situation, 1800 block of Loma Vista. 10:11 a.m.: Requested to speak to an officer regarding a subject who has taken [...]

Rams win nailbiter, then rout to complete sweep

APITAN — The Portales Rams jumped all over Capitan in the first inning on Saturday, then had to hang on late for the win. They had no such problems in the second game, following up their 12-9 squeaker with an 11-1 blowout of the Class 1A Tigers in the nightcap. Capitan (11-4) pulled to 10-9 [...]

Hounds sweep Buffs

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team combined solid pitching with just enough offense on Saturday to end its 10-game losing streak in a big way. CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU shortstop Brett Ackerman can't quite come up with a smash into the hole by West Texas A&M's Tyler McKnight on a second-inning single [...]

BSE global disaster for cattle producers

One of the biggest upheavals in food production in the last ten years was the result of one of the tiniest imaginable scares. It would be comparable to one single Aborigine threatening the U.S. with a fly swatter, and our government issuing every homeowner a .50 caliber machine gun to defend themselves! Peruse any Ag-media [...]

Voluntary claims process extended

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who claim discrimination by the USDA in past decades. Those who file a claim by May 1 will be considered for a cash payment or for loan forgiveness. According to John Padalino, the USDA rural utilities acting [...]

NMDOT starting next construction phase

The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Constructor, Inc. will be starting the next phase of construction starting Monday. The construction will move from east of Avenue C on Second Street to Avenue A and the south, outside lane will be closed. Construction will begin on westbound First Street from Boston Avenue to Avenue A [...]

Events Calendar – April 28

Today Mother, Daughter and Friends Tea Party Fundraiser — 2-4 p.m., St. Helen's Catholic Church Parish Hall. Admission is $10 per person. Information: 356-4241. When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's Studio Theater. Admission is $5 or free for ENMU students with an ID. Information: 562-2711. Wind Symphony and [...]

Swanee Singers to perform at library

Eastern New Mexico University's Swanee Singers will be performing at the next meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library noon Thursday. The Swanee Singers are ENMU students. The ensemble performs music ranging in styles from 16th Century madrigals to jazz standards and contemporary ballads. The meeting is open to the public and people [...]