One-size-fits-all system is immoral

Most libertarians would be perfectly happy to stand aside as you form any society your little heart desires. You could form a democracy, republic, theocracy, dictatorship, or even a nostalgic "Communist Utopia." Whatever melts your butter. It's none of my business how you organize your community, as long as it is consensual. As long as […]

Q&A – Director seeks residents’ two cents

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner travels around New Mexico to hear about the issues of rural citizens. In his series of informal meetings called, "Give Your Two Cents to Terry," Brunner hopes to expand his knowledge about the challenges that rural New Mexicans face in areas including housing, water, job […]

Events Calendar – June 6

Today 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. Friday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Saturday USDA housing seminar — 9 a.m., 42479 U.S. 70, Suite 100. The seminar will […]

Records: Drug transactions were one-time sales

Roosevelt County court documents show all but one person charged with drug trafficking last month sold small amounts of methamphetamine to an informant. One of the suspects sold prescription drugs. The others sold amounts ranging from a half gram to two grams of methamphetamine, the records show. Street value of the meth ranged from $40 […]

My Turn – Honoring ol’ Orville and Wilbur Wright

I found myself jetting through the friendly skies recently and wondered, as I always do, if the Wright brothers had any idea — even an inkling — of what they were beginning that long-ago day on the beach in North Carolina. After his first flimsy 12-second flight 20 feet above the Kitty Hawk sand dunes, […]

Church puts on pirate play

Red Beard and his evil pirate crew invaded Portales Wednesday night. But behold, Glitter and the pirates were there to save the day. This was the theme of the play put on by Faith Triumphant Church at Generations, a building owned by the church on Avenue D. The feature had a cast of colorful pirates […]

Storm brings needed rain to area

Rain hit eastern New Mexico hard Wednesday night, with Portales taking the brunt of the inclement weather with about an inch of rain, but emergency crews in both Portales and Clovis reported they responded to no calls for injuries. Mark Fettig, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said the highest rain total […]

Police Blotter – June 6

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: 12:18 a.m.: Possible threat, 600 block of West 18th Street. 3:15 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1200 block of North Chicago. 8:57 a.m.: Stray dogs, 100 block of Kansas. 8:59 a.m.: Case number request, 1700 block of North Boston Avenue. 9:50 a.m.: Vehicle backed into gas pump, […]

Tri-County Little League tournament

Double elimination MAJORS Monday Game 1: Zia Indians 17, Quay Cubs 6 Game 3: Quay Storm 19, American Red Sox 9 Game 6: Zia Rangers 12, American Yankees 11 Tuesday Game 2: American Braves 9, Zia Braves 8 Game 4: Zia Orioles 16, Zia Pirates 6 Game 5: Zia Angels, bye Wednesday Winners bracket Game […]

Meetings Watch: Portales City Council – June 5

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night: Portales Mayor Sharon King proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day in Portales. U.S. 70 reconstruction project officials gave an update. Constructors, Inc. Project Manager John Guldemann said there will be no access to Main Avenue from First Street for about two weeks. He […]