Car show packs Portales square

Joshua Lucero: staff photo 
Carlos Duran, 22, of Portales, examines cars with his wife Bianca Duran and their daughter Zanida Duran, 2, Friday evening at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Duran is a member of the Los Reyes car club and said he plans on showing his truck in the coming year.

By Christina Calloway Today, $4,600 for a vehicle may not seem too pricey, but for J.D. Cole of Clovis, that amount of money bought him the vehicle that would last four generations. It was a 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Station Wagon that took him, his wife, and four children to Missouri each summer, 11 […]

In search of ponies: Be realistic about dog smarts

So infamous are they, they have their own name. Known as “The Terrible Twos,” they represent a stage in the life of a youngin’ that parents often dread and live through only with enormous patience and the knowledge that this too shall pass. Consumed with a sense of self, some kiddos charge through their second […]

McGee: The post-surgery experience

Grant McGee

So my eye surgery has come and gone. There were rules to follow:  Wear a special metal cup over your eye when you sleep, bathe your eyeball in high-dollar eye drops, don’t bend over, don’t lift heavy things, don’t rub your eye and on and on. I didn’t know what would happen if I bent […]

Student opportunities abound

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
T.J. Richardson, 15, balances an egg on a fork as part of Upward Bound’s team build exercises on Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University’s campus. Every Tuesday and Thursday, the students play games to get know one another better.

Editor’s note: The “Meet the” series profiles the people behind groups, organizations and businesses in the community. By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Isbele Garcia, 15, joined Eastern New Mexico University’s Upward Bound program this year knowing she would learn a little more than she would in school, but she did not expect to see […]

Events calendar — July 11

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. All ages. Information: 356-3940. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Get Fit — 6 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Live United Day — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Casel-Land. Bring a pack […]

All people are either Light or Darkness

Pat Cantwell

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist This is a religion column and when I started writing it, I was told by a wise editor that the best articles would be about people living out their faith. I will share the story of faith, but first I would like to share some historical insights regarding the area […]

Police blotter — July 11

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:17 a.m.: Bolo, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 12:50 a.m.: Open door/window, 1500 block of South Avenue K. • 4:44 a.m.: Threats in progress, U.S. 70. • 7:08 a.m.: Welfare check, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 7:13 a.m.: Animal complaint, […]

This is a little awkward

Audra Brown

By Audra Brown Local columnist Audra Brown is more than a little awkward when writing an introduction about herself, which may be considered odd due to the fact that she considers herself handy at most things, including writing. She writes a lot, mostly fiction in the areas of not-romance. She’s had several stories published, and […]

On the learning curve

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Third-grade students dissect owl pellets found near small animal skulls; part of the owl thematic unit.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Portales Elementary Schools are trying to bring their reading proficiency scores up by having students near proficiency attend a four-week, four-hour-a-day summer school. The summer school for elementary students is grades first through third and the school is only focused on literacy. The school’s goal is to get the […]

Escapees’ status was reclassified

By Christina Calloway Senior writer Eddy County jail officials classified Senovio Mendoza Jr. as a maximum-security inmate when they transferred him to Roosevelt County’s lockup in March, Portales jail records show. But Roosevelt officials reclassified Mendoza, making him eligible to work outside the jail, because they believed he had already been sentenced for his […]