Area lawmakers plan budget priorities

New Mexicans can’t expect smart budget building without smart prioritization. With that in mind, Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis asked, what’s our No. 1 priority? Education, one voice said. Job creation, a few seconds later. Don’t raise taxes on small businesses. Health care, too. With that, the last 20 seconds of Thursday’s legislative breakfast summed up […]

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • Just after 3 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a man falsely obtaining accommodation at a motel in the 1100 block of First Street. The desk clerk said about an hour earlier, a man inquired about room rates and […]

Nov. 28 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 5:40 p.m., a magistrate probation officer requested a police officer in the 200 block of South Avenue I to handle a narcotics violation. When the police officer arrived, the probation officer told him a 21-year-old man on probation had tested […]

Police blotter — Nov. 24

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • About 4:40 p.m., officers went to a business in the 1600 block of East Spruce Street to handle a report of shoplifting. A detective heard the call of shoplifting on the police radio and saw two teenage boys run from the […]

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Samplings of recent calls handled by Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • About 7:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic battery in the 800 block of East First Street. A 29-year-old woman told them that about 15 days ago, her 38-year-old boyfriend hit her and left a black eye, and […]

Nov. 19 — Fishing report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 16, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish andthefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions mayvary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angleractivities. SoutheastNote: Stocking in Carlsbad area delayed until […]

Fishing report – Nov. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 16, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish andthefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions mayvary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angleractivities. SoutheastNote: Stocking in Carlsbad area delayed until […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer went to a pet business in the 200 block of South Avenue H about 7:20 a.m. for a report of a burglary. The business owner said the night before, someone removed pins from the hinges on the back door […]

Nov. 12 Sports briefing

The Fab 5 Top area team and individual performances last week: • Clovis Christian senior Mike Urioste rushed for 360 yards and scored nine touchdowns as the top-ranked Eagles routed Hondo 63-12 in a 6-man state semifinal game. • Junior Kelsey Laurenz had 13 kills and 10 blocks and Portales swept Ruidoso in the District […]

Nov. 12 — Nov. 16 Area events

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Area veterans honored

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Argen Duncan “O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!” With those words from “America, the Beautiful” and many other statements, participants in the 64th annual American Legion Veterans Day service honored veterans and current service members as the heroes in the song. […]

Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday: • About 10:55 p.m., officers went to the area of West Third Street and South Avenue E in reference to a possible fight in progress. While they were on their way, the dispatcher said several people involved were leaving the scene in […]

American Legion to honor Bataan Death March survivors

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Argen Duncan For the 64th year in a row, the local American Legion is honoring those who have served with their annual Veterans Day service. The event is open to the public. American Legion Post 31 and Auxiliary Unit 31 make a special effort to honor the area’s two surviving Bataan Death March survivors and […]

Nov. 9 —

Students to honor vets Elida students and staff will honor area veterans for their service to our country on Wednesday. A brief program followed by lunch will take place in the school cafeteria beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 7 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls handled by Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records:

Col. Clark: Communication key

Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark said communication is going to be the key to the Air Force creating a low-altitude tactical navigation area over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Cannon hosted eight public meetings within the proposed 94,000 square mile area that Cannon would train its MC-130 and CV-22 […]

Oct. 31 —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records:

Police blotter — Oct. 27

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to records: Friday • An officer was called to the Portales Skate Park about 6:15 p.m. for a report of a car windshield being cracked by fireworks fired from the skate park. The officer met a 40-year-old Portales woman who said she was driving down 18th […]

Our people: Retiree keeps busy

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Longtime area educator G.C. Ross, 72, was inducted into Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honor during homecoming celebrations Sept. 25. An alumnus of the university, Ross said he was “very honored. I was humbled to be included in such an august group.”

Thursday morning briefing: Local military operations and a question of debates

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Military operations A heads-up from Cannon AFB, where they are conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise through Oct. 29. It means increased activity including sirens or simulated explosions.Anyone living on or visiting the base should note that traffic delays, closures or limited services. For questions, […]