Domenici acknowledges having son outside marriage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico is acknowledging he fathered a son outside his marriage three decades ago. Statements released by the Republican and the son's mother, Michelle Laxalt, of Alexandria, Va., identify Domenici as the father of Las Vegas lawyer Adam Paul Laxalt, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday. […]

Rams top Lovington, stay in district race

If he could, Portales High boys coach Rickie McBroom would take Tuesday's District 4-3A performance against Lovington and bottle it. The Rams used effective half-court traps to help force Lovington into 12 turnovers in a decisive third quarter that led to an 83-68 win at the Ram Athletic Center, preventing Lovington from clinching the regular-season […]

Lady Rams wrap up district with OT win

For four quarters Tuesday night, Portales High's Francis Armijo couldn't find the basket from the free throw line. She couldn't miss in overtime. Armijo missed all four of her attempts in regulation, but went 4-for-4 in the extra session as the Lady Rams turned back Lovington 38-33 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Feb. 19

BOYS Non-district Melrose 71, Elida 52 Elida (8-12) — Cole Rinne 9, Kris Yager 1, Kevin Yager 10, Laneth Veo-Chenault 6, Jonah Doaz 19, Thomas Tulk 7. Totals 17 16-19 52. Melrose (6-16) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Wyatt Williams 10, Chris Fisher 2, Colton Draper 7, Rowdy Allen 9, Braden Hemminger 7, Gage Dietz 2, […]

Hounds shut out NAIA No. 16 Chaps 3-0

The red-hot Eastern New Mexico University bats were cooled just a bit Tuesday, but the Greyhounds made an early rally stand up. Right-handers Brett Humphries (2-0), Ryan Pruitt and Ryan Boydstun combined on a three-hitter and Peter Creamer, Colton Sims and Jacob Rogers delivered consecutive RBI singles in the bottom of the first inning as […]

Zias capture two individual wins at SPC

LEVELLAND, Texas — Freshman Clarissa Salazar and sophomore Breanna Pendleton captured field event wins for the Eastern New Mexico University women's track team on Saturday in the South Plains College Indoor Invitational meet. Salazar threw 36 feet, 3 inches in shot put to edge South Plains' Jasmine King by a half-inch. The Zias took the […]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council

Portales City Council The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night: New Mexico Department of Transportation officials gave councilors an update on the U.S. 70 reconstruction project and addressed concerns about the project. Sandra Taylor-Sawyer and Jonnie Loadwick with the New Mexico Small Business Center and Jonnie Loadwick with the Procurement […]

Councilors grill NMDOT officials on U.S. 70 construction delay

With torn up, coned-off streets, no workers in sight for weeks and a behind-schedule construction project along Portales' portion of U.S. 70, area residents and there representatives are wanting answers for the delay. Two representatives of the New Mexico Department of Transportation went before the Portales City Council on Tuesday night to address questions and […]

Ag Expo schedule – Feb. 20

Wednesday 9 a.m.: Expo and exhibits open. 9:30 a.m.: Tumbleweed Classic Winter Stock Dog Trial (event will run all day long). Outdoor Arena. 10 a.m. : "Where do we go from Here?" Panel discussion for the beef industry featuring: Texas Agri-Life beef specialist Ted McCollum, NMSU Beef Specialist Manny Encinias, Hi-Pro Nutritionist Kent Mills and […]

Reality beats reality TV

Until last week, I'd never written down the word combination, "Dog The Bounty Hunter." Never watched it, never wrote about it, never thought about it until last week, when Clovis residents went crazy when Duane "Dog" Chapman arrived to help a retiring area bail bondsman and film for his upcoming series on Country Music Television. […]