Events calendar — April 15

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 356-6662.   Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

Hooked on ‘Half Century Fudge’

By Sandy Fields Columnist I’m hooked on a new treat. And this is funny …I’ve never really been a huge fan of fudge. But I’m hooked. Lived the first half-century of life without it. Intend to enjoy it the second half-century! So I’ve named it “Half Century Fudge”. It’s easy as can be, and I […]

The western migration invasion

By Baxter Black On the edge of common sense The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization. It also marks a shift […]

Understanding, appreciation came over years

Courtesy photo
Connie Belcher with her father, William Breech.

By David Stevens Editor William Creech died March 15, 2012. Clovis’ Connie Belcher has been thinking a lot about her dad lately. She tells about their relationship better than I ever could. “I am an Air Force brat and grew up on military bases around the country,” she wrote in an email. “We settled in […]

Police blotter — April 13

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 3:45 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown. • 4:34 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 4:54 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 8:16 a.m.: Animal complaint, 800 block of South Main Avenue. • 8:58 a.m.: Escort, 1600 […]

Events calendar — April 13

Today Little Shop of Horrors – 2 p.m., Portales High School Auditorium. Information: 356-7015.   Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting — 5:30 p.m., PMS Annex Zia Room. Information: 760-0526 or relayforlife.org/portalesnm.   Tuesday Roosevelt […]

Beautiful day for cleaning

Lillian Bowe: Staff writer
From left, Petie Baca, Adri Baca and Alexis Gonzales are picking
|up trash from the side of U.S. 70. They were part of Great
American Clean-up on Saturday and they in the group from St. Helen Catholic Church.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Chyanne Copp, 13, spent her Saturday morning not sleeping in like most teenagers, but with a trash bag and gloves. Copp was alone in this endeavor, but that did not faze her. “I think it is a great thing to do on the weekend and I am keeping our […]

Chili for charity

Lillian Bowe: Staff writer
Lynda Putzier, organizer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515’s chili and cake cook off, serves a piece of Tammy Lewis’ first place cake on Saturday.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Tammy Lewis prepared one of her favorite cakes and waited silently for five judges to decide who had best cake. Lewis prepared a key lime cake she found in a cook book and has tweaked into her own recipe that she believes is close to perfection. “I wanted to […]

Pets deserve year-round recognition

By Sharna Johnson CMI columnist -eyed gold fish, turtles, hamsters, snakes, lizards, spiders, insects, birds, frogs, rodents, pigs, horses, marsupials, primates, and yes, even cats and dogs — pets are best defined as those creatures you share your life with, carefully selected to fit whatever floats your boat. Some of them adapt to us, becoming […]

Not all measles experiences fodder for national news

Grant McGee

By Grant McGee CMI columnist The Lady of the House and I were sitting in the living room in our recliners watching the evening news guy tell of a mumps outbreak in Ohio, measles in Texas and California. “Hmph,” I said to The Lady of the House. “We didn’t make national news when we had […]