Technology is changing spoiler avoidance

Even though we don't talk at the water cooler, we have what you'd call water cooler talks. Funny stories from work, funny stories from home, and really funny stories that were written by someone else. In the days of "Seinfeld," the staple of a show's success was the water cooler talk it generated the next [...]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission – June 5

Roosevelt County Commission The following took place at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova gave a report. Casanova said 88 male inmates and 15 female inmates at the detention center. He also reported seven open positions at the [...]

Search begins for new municipal judge of Portales

If you're at least 18 years of age and a registered voter, you could be the next municipal judge of Portales. Although those are the only requirements for the position, the Portales City Council wants interested candidates to say what qualifies them as it searches to replace Municipal Judge Fred Arnold, who will retire June [...]

Events Calendar – June 5

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. P-Ville Pirates and Gang — 7 p.m., Conqueror Gym on North Boston. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served and food and admission are free. Information: 359-3754. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Thursday [...]

My Turn – Summers plagued with extreme heat

Being an adult stinks. I miss the long summer vacations filled with bike riding, camping, swimming and especially being able to wake up at 10 a.m. with no guilt. Those days were long gone when I got to college because the fun and the summer camps were replaced with work and internships. But even then, [...]

New city manager chosen

Doug Redmond is the choice to replace retiring Portales City Manager Tom Howell. The Portales City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve Redmond as the city's new manager. Redmond will resign as Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. director on June 30 and will start with the city on July 1 at an $82,000 salary. [...]

Officials encourage prairie chicken feedback

More than 100 eastern New Mexico residents packed the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library Tuesday to get educated about the lesser prairie chicken and what it means to the region. The bird is native to New Mexico, as well as four other states, and has been identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [...]

Police Blotter – June 5

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 1:32 a.m.: Caller requested an officer, 900 block of West 17th Street. 8:08 a.m.: Caller reported a sign in the middle of the road, University and Avenue D. 9:09 a.m.: Caller stated that there is a couple dogs in her neighbor's yard and that she is scared [...]

Fort Marcy exhibit shares rich history

An interpretive exhibit showcasing the site of what once was Fort Marcy is a fine addition to Santa Fe's attractions, thanks to cooperation among the city of Santa Fe, the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association. The exhibit — a set of signs — will tell the intrepid locals and tourists who [...]

Dry dead spirits make me sadder than bone-dry ground

It's hard to believe that we've just blown past another Memorial Day! — Tempus fugit! — Time flies! But since the past decade's years clicked by like stripes on a runway, I shouldn't be surprised at the rate time fugits. My wife and I set out plants on Memorial Day. We figure that even though [...]