Comcast Cares Day at the Portales Recreation Center

In their corner

Mike Miller has another year of being the voice for the county after commissioners approved renewing an annual contract at their July 17 meeting. The longtime lobbyist said he looks forward to another year as the representative for the county at legislative sessions in Santa Fe. "The rewarding part is you get to advocate and […]

Police Blotter – July 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 11 a.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 11:28 a.m.: Deputy advised of a burglary, 6400 block New Mexico 206. 11:30 a.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 12:33 p.m.: Caller reported harassment by phone, 700 block North Avenue O. 1 p.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 1:39 p.m.: […]

My Turn – July 26

On my bookshelf I have a small softbound volume called New Mexico Handbook, written in 1989 by Stephen Metzger. While it's a fairly useful reference book, I've kept it for a single quirky paragraph that straddles pages 222 and 223, about the drive from Lovington to Portales. "Imagine a gorgeous waterfall plummeting 500 feet off […]

ENMU approves legislative appropriation fund application

At a special meeting for the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Tuesday in the Administration Building, regents approved once again applying for $5.5 million in annual legislative appropriation funds: President Steven Gamble said the funds go toward the athletics department, the KENW television station, the Blackwater Draw museum and site, allied health […]

Events Calendar – July 25

Today Astro Tots — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool storytime. Play hard. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Big Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Guest musician Travis Erwin. Information: 356-3940. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., the corner of First Street and South Avenue B. Dirt City Dance Hall concert — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. […]

My Turn – July 25

I got the privilege of covering the Portales High School reunion of the class of 1962 this past weekend. I met all of these cool people with memories to share and it made me wonder about my high school class. I wonder if our class can get together and be like we were. It's been […]

Police Blotter – July 25

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday Midnight: Caller reported a party with underage drinking, First Street and Boulder. 12:03 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 1300 block Oakwood Drive. 12:17 a.m.: Caller reported tapping noises on their window, 1100 block Leo Drive. 12:35 a.m.: Caller reported a fight, 1600 block South Avenue D. 12:49 […]

Police Blotter – July 24

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:35 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a male in severe pain, 1400 block South Abilene. 3:29 p.m.: Caller reported a stray dog in her front yard, 300 block East Rose. 4:31 p.m.: Caller reported criminal damage, 1600 block South Avenue A. 5:30 p.m.: Caller requested to […]

My Turn – July 24

I was walking along barefooted inside our workshop. You're probably thinking that sounds unwise. You could be right. But it's usually pretty clean, I'm usually barefooted, and there's no terrible ending to this story. My path took me about 2 feet in front of the long forks on a piece of machinery. I wasn't even […]