Best of Portales 2014


All the best from Portales, New Mexico as voted on by our readers!

Young player getting an early start

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Preston Jeffs, 9, received MVP for his position of defensive end at a football camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. Winning this award allows Preston to go to the All-American League Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Preston Jeffs’ one dream is to play in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He already knows what college he wants to play football with as well — Oregon University. Preston, 9, is already preparing for his future by going to the Offense-Defense Football Camp, which hosts […]

Identification please


By Lillian Bowe Staff photo Over many years, photographs have been donated to Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library’s special collections, but these photos have no names to the people in them. The foyer of the library had open display cases that needed to be filled this summer and Catalog Librarian Debbie Lang had […]

American Red Cross in search of heroes

Staff reports The American Red Cross is looking for heroes. GaleAnn Landrum, the community relations manager for Southeastern New Mexico, said the service agency will present up to 12 awards at a breakfast banquet scheduled Oct. 29 at the Clovis Civic Center. “The purpose is to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond and […]

Events calendar — July 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. David Caffey presentation — 1 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Lap Swim — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Portales City Pool. […]

Tax-free weekend begins

Staff report New Mexico’s tax-free weekend will begin Friday and conclude Sunday. Qualifying items can be bought tax free during that period. Such items include clothing or shoes priced at less than $100 per unit; the qualifying price limit on electronic items such as computers, laptops and tablets is $1,000. During the New Mexico Gross […]

Police blotter — July 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday •12:39 a.m.: Breaking and entering , 1400 block of South Avenue C. •1:31 a.m.: Breaking and entering, 1500 block of South Avenue K. •2:36 a.m.: Assault , location unknown. •2:48 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of Colorado Dr. •4:46 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 300 block of […]

Chemical-burned pug recovering

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Clovis, a pug found July 22 in Clovis, rests after undergoing eye surgery in Colorado Sunday. Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue, said Clovis is expected to make a full recovery in one to two months. Donations to cover costs are welcome.

Staff report A pug found suffering from chemical burns in Clovis has received eye surgery, according to Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue. Campbell said that the Colorado Rescue received the 2-year-old pug Saturday and had to take it in for emergency surgery Sunday after ulcers in the dog’s eyes ruptured. Campbell said […]

Hounds picked third in LSC preseason poll

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Josh Lynn was named the LSC coach of the year last season after leading the Greyhounds to a share of the LSC crown.

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn is quite sure opponents will not be taking is team lightly this season. If he needed further proof, he got it Tuesday when Lone Star Conference media, coaches and sports information directors picked the Greyhounds third in this year’s preseason poll. “Quite honestly I was […]

Only one thing might break Twitter

By Kevin Wilson Staff columnist There are plenty of truths about this life. Congress is never motivated to pass a bill more than when the August recess looms. Everybody has a favorite adult’s cereal and a favorite kid’s cereal (Multi-Grain Cheerios and Rice Krispies Treats for me). Also, nothing will break Twitter. If the news […]