Business owner: GMO effects unresearched

One agricultural expert says the future of farming depends on the use of genetically modified organisms in order to meet the food demands of a growing population. But one local business owner is worried about the long-term effects of consuming foods that contain GMOs because he says the research has not been done yet. New […]

Police Blotter – April 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: 2:23 p.m.: A motor vehicle accident, 1100 block of West First Street. 2:28 p.m.: Officer requested a case number for warrant service, 17th Lane and Avenue F. 3:23 p.m.: Reported a fight at the city park, Seventh and Abilene. 3:32 p.m.: […]

Self-reliance not such a bad idea

Throughout most of American history, interference in an individual's life by government employees, even under the worst administrations, was rare. Government and its regulations were practically invisible, like a ghost, and most people never noticed government because its laws didn't affect their lives or normal behavior in ordinary circumstances. The regulations that did exist were […]

Disability program needs more oversight

A mushrooming Social Security disability program appears headed down the track to insolvency. Currently about 10.9 million people are receiving disability checks, according to the Social Security Administration. The Congressional Budget Office reports that since 1970 the number of disabled workers receiving benefits has increased nearly sixfold. Last year about 3.2 million people applied for […]

Events Calendar – April 25

Today Movie and Popcorn — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Gnomeo and Juliet," rated G, will be featured. Open to ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., […]

My Turn – 70s senior photos left simple choices

As high school graduates of the late 1970s, my generation faced simple choices when it came to senior photos. For the guys, it meant procuring an ill-fitting jacket and tie from an older friend or relative. We girls were ushered into the school auditorium where the hired photographer was waiting with two shoulder-revealing options (we […]

Senators confident lesser prairie chicken solution can be found (updated)

U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall said they are confident a solution can be found that will protect the habitat of the lesser prairie chicken while allowing ranching and the booming oil and gas industry to flourish. The New Mexico Democrats are being criticized from not taking a stance on the issue by the […]

Q&A – Local awarded for service

Martin Mendoza was recently given a 25-year service award by the Portales City Council for his services in the Parks and Cemetery Department. Born and raised in Portales, Mendoza's first job out of high school was for the city. Jillian Holbert: Portales News-Tribune Martin Mendoza pulling weeds in front of Portales City Hall. What's the […]

Clovis may be in running for racino license

Clovis may be in the running for New Mexico's sixth and only remaining racino gambling license, though it's likely the drama may drag out another month. Paul Stout, a rancher and wind energy entrepreneur, confirmed Wednesday that he represents a client interested in the racino license and has looked at property near the city. Additionally, […]

Zias fall to Lady Buffs despite hot start

In a role reversal from last week's Lady Buff sweep, it was Eastern New Mexico University jumping out to the first-inning lead Wednesday. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero ia right fielder Savannah Chavez leans in to grab a fly ball from West Texas Lady Buff Renee Erwin in the top of the sixth inning of […]

Police Blotter – April 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: 8:50 a.m.: It was court ordered to have her dog picked up and she would like animal control to pick it up, 400 block of South Abilene. 9:42 a.m.: Requested animal control for help with a trap, 900 block of West […]

Area prep baseball linescores – April 23

District 4-2A Texico 17, Clayton 0 Clayton 000 00 — 0 2 4 Texico 752 3x —17 11 0 Dakota Montoya, Alan Haas (2) and Seth Martinez; Jaron Hill and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Montoya. Top hitters — Clayton: Montoya 1-2; Martinez 1-2. Texico: Walls 2-4, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Mason Grau […]

Rams cruise by Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — The Portales Lady Rams had their hitting shoes on Tuesday night. PHS pounded out 31 hits and scored in 11 of 14 innings, including eight of at least three runs, in rolling to a 15-2, 24-14 District 4-3A doubleheader sweep of Ruidoso. Senior Summer Martinez belted a pair of homers and drove in […]

PHS baseball, track postponed

Due to concerns over potential inclement weather, home events involving Portales High track and baseball squads were postponed on Tuesday. The Barbara George Relays track meet has been rescheduled for Thursday, with field events beginning at 2:30 p.m. Meantime, the Rams' District 4-3A baseball doubleheader against Ruidoso has been moved to May 3, with the […]

PHS golf teams finish 12th in Roswell

ROSWELL — Senior Paige Hartman shot 78 on Tuesday at New Mexico Military Golf Course and finished fifth overall in the Spring Classic golf tournament. Hartman shot a 76 on Monday at Spring River Golf Course for a two-day total of 154. The Lady Rams finished 12th as a team, shooting 378-379 — 757. The […]

Meetings Watch – April 24

ENMU Board of Regents The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents meeting Tuesday: Former regents Santana Chavez and Marshall Stinnett were recognized for their service by ENMU President Steven Gamble. Gamble gave a report about ENMU. Gamble said enrollment increased by 2.75 percent last year, the smallest increase in a […]

Organization offering assistance

The director of the local New Mexico Small Business Development Center office wants to make sure the people of Roosevelt County, including business owners and entrepreneurs, are utilizing its services. The NMSBDC office is on the campus of Clovis Community College, but Director Sandra Taylor-Sawyer says her office serves Roosevelt, Curry and De Baca counties. […]

Hard to use phone with bandaged thumb

"Leaving my place now. I'll be there in just a minute." Famous last words. I promised a friend I'd pay a visit to the local home and garden show Sunday afternoon, and sent that 99 percent honest text message. The 1 percent was simply a matter of taking some multivitamin, which wasn't worth texting about. […]

Events Calendar – April 24

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "The Good Earth" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Just Dance 3" will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

My Turn – Good to know there are others like me

I never thought I was more or less socially awkward than the next person until this weekend while having dinner with a friend. In fact, I never thought about seriously writing comedy until people who knew my best friend and I in college would laugh at our back and forth when we were just being […]