Fishing report – April 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — Fishing was fair using […]

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 […]

Stadium backer on board

The biggest financial backer of a proposed on-campus football stadium at Eastern New Mexico University is on board. ENMU student Senate President Justin Aguilar told the school's board of regents Tuesday that the senate passed a resolution supporting the project, which would use student fees to pay for half of the projected $8 million cost. […]

Hartman fifth, PHS squads 12 at Roswell meet

ROSWELL — Senior Paige Hartman shot 38-40 — 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 — […]

Police Blotter – April 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday Caller reported: 12:16 a.m.: Requested to speak to an officer regarding a vehicle that was pulled over earlier in the day, 1400 block of West 14th Lane. 12:49 a.m.: A noise complaint and a large party, 1200 block of South Globe Street. 12:54 […]

Men, machinery star in bull ballet

Uncle Joe was makin' his rounds this spring checking the horses and cows to make sure everything had water. When he got to the bull lot, one of his prize young Charolais bulls had managed to crawl through one of the round bale feeders and was lying down happily chewing his cud. Uncle thought over […]

I’d like to try being spiritual, but not religious

I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written […]

Lady Rams collect third leg, qualify for state golf

ROSWELL — Led by senior Paige Hartman's 76, the Portales Lady Rams nailed down the needed third leg of qualifying for Class 1A-3A state golf competition next month. The PHS boys, meantime, came up one stroke short of their first leg. Portales shot 378 and is tied with Hobbs for 11th place in girls standings […]

Elida School News – April 23

Elida schools schedule Monday and Tuesday — discovery testing for grades 7-11 Tuesday — junior varsity track meet at Fort Sumner Wednesday — DWI program Thursday — EPAC track meet at Melrose, varsity and junior varsity Saturday — junior-senior prom The 2013-2014 public budget meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the […]

Events Calendar – April 23

Today Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Puzzle pets will be made. Open to students in grades K-6. 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. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales […]

My Turn – I hope you’ll be safe and sound

Uneventful days. They aren't our favorites. Put a long string of uneventful days together, and we start longing for something big to happen… a huge shift in the weather, a grand celebration, the closing of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. We need excitement. On the other hand, too many days crowded […]

Radio reboot upcoming

The Communication Department at Eastern New Mexico University is looking to reboot its radio station after one-and-a-half years of being off the air. The department is hoping to start streaming content from its website in the upcoming fall semester. Even though ENMU has just finished building its new professional-grade radio station, the Communication Department is […]