Events calendar — Dec. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 11:19 a.m.: Animal complaint, 500 block of East Amazon. • 1:35 p.m.: Requested officer, 100 block of Airport. • 2:20 p.m.: Alarm activation, 400 block of North Kilgore. • 3:52 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1600 block of West 18th Street. • 6:25 p.m.: Motor vehicle […]

Police blotter — Dec. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 11:19 a.m.: Animal complaint, 500 block of East Amazon. • 1:35 p.m.: Requested officer, 100 block of Airport. • 2:20 p.m.: Alarm activation, 400 block of North Kilgore. • 3:52 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 1600 block of West 18th Street. • 6:25 p.m.: Motor vehicle […]

My Turn: My favorite Christmas movies (No. 10 counts) — Alisa Boswell

Alisa Boswell

So this holiday season, my parents gave me the best Christmas present anyone could ask for. They saved me from countless hours of boredom. There is always a certain amount of fun and excitement that comes with traveling for my job, but the amount of time spent in the car is not part of that […]

10-year tradition

Dozens of people were lined up at the El Rancho buffet during lunch on Christmas day. Many newcomers could be found at the dinner this year.

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com What started out 10 years ago as a means for Joe Garcia to share his family’s love has now become exactly what he envisioned it to be. “One day, I was just taken aback by how big and loving and giving my family is and I just wanted […]

New Mexico fishing report — Dec. 26

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.  Dec. 24  Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the […]

Police blotter — Dec. 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday • 12:43 a.m.: Traffic stop, U.S. Highway 70. • 1:14 a.m.: Traffic stop, West 18th Street and South Avenue C. • 1:20 a.m.: Traffic stop, Ivy Street and Avenue M. • 2:05 a.m.: Traffic stop, 600 block of South Avenue C. • 4:49 a.m.: Traffic stop, 18th […]

Bird watching great from inside

That last cold, drizzly Friday before Christmas, when most people were juggling school parties, baking, shopping, and wrapping gifts, a small but intrepid group of bird watchers slogged through the pastures and fields in a seven-mile radius around Milnesand participating in the 114th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. On that dreary next-to-the-shortest day of the […]

New BAH rates will cover hikes

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to service members living off base in the United States will rise an average of 5 percent in January to keep pace with local rental costs over the past year. But senior defense officials are weighing whether this should be the last significant hike in housing allowances for a […]

Fifty-year-old message still relevant today

“Do you hear what I hear?” It’s been noisy leading up to Christmas this year. The drama started nearly a month ago when child advocates became alarmed after learning the Internet Santa tracker NORAD would have fighter jets flanking the jolly old elf and his sleigh. The North American Aerospace Defense Command website is “completely […]

Home for Christmas

CMI staff photo: Lillian Bowe
Gay Luna, right and her daughters, Devyn, middle, and Tori, far left, enter their new home built by volunteers from Habitat for Humanity.

by Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Gay Luna and her two daughters, Devyn, 16, and Tori, 15, got some Christmas joy a little early this year. On Saturday, the family got a newly constructed home from the Roosevelt and Curry County Habitat for Humanity. Tears shed and hugs given, the family moved in on […]