Judges shouldn’t have final say

I am frequently amazed that more people don't see the fundamental folly in permitting a branch of the government — the Supreme Court — to claim to have the final say in whether or not a particular law is constitutional. That power wasn't granted the court. The justices grabbed it for themselves, in the "Marbury […]

Oscars Survey Ballot

Let your movie voice be heard. Submit a ballot here. Winners will be announced in Saturday's paper. To help you decide, the movie trailers are provided below the survey. Online Database by Caspio Click here to load this Caspio Online Database. Your browser does not support the <code>iframe</code> HTML tag. Try viewing this in a […]

Local Girl Scout troops celebrate World Thinking Day

Area troops in the Girl Scouts of the U.S. of America of New Mexico Trails gathered Saturday at the Memorial Building to celebrate World Thinking Day, a day to explore different countries around the world, according to organizers. World Thinking Day is Friday. Each troop picked a country to represent through food, clothing, pictures, facts […]

Organizer: Entries increased for Tumbleweed Classic

The 2013 Tumbleweed Classic cattle dog trials were held at the 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday. Dogs and their handlers competed in four trials: The fetch, the Y chute, the maze, and the double-gated pen obstacle in the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds outdoor arena. In the fetch, the dog goes to the end […]

Expo-goers seek technology to grow farms

Rancher and farmer Lane Grau of Grady walked up and down the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Event Arena Wednesday afternoon looking for the newest technology to improve his operation. As dryland farmers, Grau and fellow Grady rancher Jack Driever said they attended the 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo, organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of […]

Highlands sweeps Zias

Outside of two innings, Eastern New Mexico University's softball team was pretty competitive on Wednesday. New Mexico Highlands put together an eight-run fourth in the opener and a seven-run first in the nightcap in rolling to an 8-2, 11-2 non-league sweep at Zia Softball Field. CMI photo: Joshua LuceroENMU freshman Hannah Tush rounds the bases […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 21

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville (10-11, 6-8 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (10-12, 7-7) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Javelinas lost at Texas A&M-Commerce 77-70 on Saturday. ENMU, meantime, hasn't played since dropping an 83-72 decision at league-leading Midwestern State on Feb. 9. Last meeting: The Javs dealt […]

Fishing report – Feb. 22

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 Cabresto Lake — The lake and campground […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 21

Today Audiobook Cafe — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. 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. Portales Public Library. "What a Hat!" will be featured. Information: […]

My Turn – Kiwanis hosting chili supper

When Gayle Ferguson moved to Portales in 1961, he brought with him a fundraising idea that had worked well in his Kiwanis Club in Perryton, Texas: hosting an annual chili supper. In 1964, he and the late Paul Strub, then president of the Portales Kiwanis Club, kicked off the local version of the event. Tomorrow […]