Meetings Watch: EPCOG – May 7

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at 418 Main Street to discuss the following: The fiscal year 2014 budget will be reviewed. Officers will be nominated. The annual work program will be reviewed. Executive Director Sandy Chancey will report on property management, transportation, the Economic Development Administration, and […]

Events Calendar – May 7

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse in the Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales High School Scholarship Awards Assembly — 6 p.m., Portales High School cafeteria. Information: 356-7000. Yoga — 7 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. […]

My Turn – Public was spellbound with ‘The Waltons’

Reality television isn't my cup of tea. Occasionally I catch a glimpse, and the time spent watching isn't with fascination of the program. No, I'm more fascinated with why the American public seems to be spellbound. Call me old-fashioned. Truly, I'll be delighted if you do. I want to see "The Waltons." They weren't hoarders. […]

Farmers lose thousands

New Mexico farmers who signed up with a U.S. Department of Agriculture insurance program for grazing losses are out thousands of dollars and fear things will only get worse. New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Executive Director Caren Cowan said farmers signed up with the USDA's Farm Service Agency Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) haven't […]

Portales dry spell broken

Scott Parker says if a few days of sun follow Monday evening's thunderstorm, his lawn and shrubs may have a chance. "There's nothing like a good rain," said Parker, Portales High School's girls assistant soccer and softball coach, about the 0.56 inches of precipitation that drenched Portales. Parker said his smoke bushes were completely bloomed […]

Police Blotter – May 7

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: 12 a.m.: Request for case number, 1000 block of West Second Street. 12 a.m.: Threat, 800 block of South Avenue B. 12:53 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, 200 block of Highlands. 2:45 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1600 block of West Second Street. 2:45 […]

Rams, Lady Rams play at home in first round

Portales High's baseball and softball teams will start out Class 3A state tournament bids at home this weekend. The defending 3A champion Rams, who dropped a pair of District 4-3A doubleheaders last week, still earned a No. 8 seed with a 15-9 over all record in the 16-team state bracket on Sunday and will host […]

Lady Rams come up short in district

ROSWELL — The Portales High girls golf team is hoping for a strong performance in next week's Class 1A-3A golf tournament at Socorro. Lady Rams standout Paige Hartman didn't have her usual stellar outing in Monday's District 3 tournament at the New Mexico Military Golf Course, although she finished second individually. She struggled at times, […]

Press release: Great White, Night Ranger highlight Clovis Music Festival lineup

From the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the Clovis Music Festival which honors one of Clovis' most influential and successful residents, world renowned recording artist Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty. The event is scheduled to take place September 5-8 at the Curry County Events Center. […]

Results of weekend area district track meets

Saturday at Melrose District 3-1A Boys Team standings: 1. Fort Sumner 228; 2. Dora 147; 3. Melrose 89; 4. Floyd 28. Field events Long jump: 1. Shilo Boyle, Fort Sumner 18-3 1/2; 2. Eddie Arzate, Dora 16-10 1/2; 3. Cody Campolla, Dora 15-6 1/2; 4. Jace White, Fort Sumner 15-1 1/2; 5. Aaron Romo, Fort […]