School board to hold special meeting

Alisa Boswell A Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education special meeting is 5 p.m. Monday in the Administration Building to consider budget adjustment requests.

Candidates talk goals, challenges

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Christina Calloway Portales municipal candidates agreed the issues facing the city aren’t limited to the individual wards they want to represent. This sentiment was in response to questions asked in a live candidate forum held by local radio station KSEL-FM Thursday evening. The forum was moderated by KSEL News Director Kevin Robbins, who asked the [...]

Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on a ranch east of Portales. According to Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the W Diamond Heifer Ranch owner, R.L. Rogers, the fire began when a contracted worker was grinding the hay and sorghum. Fraze said the worker believed a rock had gotten [...]

Police blotter — Feb. 29

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Sunday, Feb. 19 • At 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to Yucca Drive in reference to a battery. A woman with two lacerations on her right ear was crying too much for the officer to understand. She refused hospital treatment but told [...]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 25

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Storm 12, Sparks 7. Scorers — Storm, Teagan Faust 8, Kylie Rodriguez 4. Sparks, Rylee Roybal 6, Amanda Ornelas 1. Monarchs 12, Extreme 1. Scorers — Monarchs, Abigail Gallegos 6, Mikaela Ornelas 22, Kylyie Paden 2, Ezriah Martinez 2. Extreme, Hannah McDonald 1. Mercury 9, Dora Lady Coyotes [...]

Candidates tackle election issues

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Alisa Boswell Portales municipal candidates expressed similar concerns for the community of Portales at the election forum Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Opinions did differ on how issues within the city should be resolved. After opening statements in which candidates introduced themselves, forum moderator Robin Fornoff asked the candidates a series of questions: When [...]

Four picked for ENMU hall of fame

ENMU press release PORTALES —Eastern New Mexico University athletic director and member of the Hall of Honors committee Jeff Geiser has announced that the committee has finalized the list of 2012 inductees into the ENMU Athletic Hall of Honors. This year’s honorees include: Heather Brown (women’s basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football), and [...]

Police blotter: Feb. 26

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Feb. 18 • At 9:30 a.m., a man reported he had just been battered in a store parking lot on South Avenue C. He said a man, who was the ex-husband of a woman he’d helped with lodging, approached [...]

Meetings watch —

At a public meeting held Friday at Portales City Hall, New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch visited with Portales residents and officials about what happened in the 2012 Legislative session. The following are items, which were discussed: • Roch said the state has a $5.6 billion budget for this year and the budget passed with [...]

Police blotter — Feb. 23

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 12:38 p.m., an officer was dispatched to South Abilene in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer someone cut the tire of his vehicle. He said the tire was inflated at 8:30 p.m. the night before. No [...]