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Portales senior Andrew Garcia safely steals second base in the bottom of the fifth inning against East Mountain on Saturday afternoon. Garcia would score the game-ending run when senior Drew Jackson drove him in on a sacrifice fly RBI to win the first game 10-0 in five innings.

Ram streak hits 16

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Portales Rams baseball team concluded its regular season on quite a roll as they swept district foe East Mountain 10-0 and 5-3 on Saturday afternoon to extended their winning streak to 16 games and stay perfect in District 4-4A play. It was senior day for the Rams and […]

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Nice that school board’s making effort to do right

A little sunshine made its way into a public meeting last week. Portales’ school board acknowledged its recent failure in adhering to the state’s Open Meetings Act, then took action to correct errors and make the public’s business a little more transparent. The board on April 12 went into executive session, saying it planned to […]

Sloan: Best journalism involves digging

While attending the recent New Mexico Press Women Convention (open to everyone) in Albuquerque, I heard several panelists discuss the state of journalism. With so many competing news sources, staff sizes have been sliced. Thousands of veteran journalists have lost their jobs, with newspapers and broadcast media often retaining less experienced and lower paid reporters. […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Creative Living: Gluten-free flour tips coming up

Information on substituting gluten-free flours in cooking and baking and sewing with elastic in the bobbin will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Cookbook author, chef and teacher, John Vollertsen (known as Chef Johnny Vee) is going to demonstrate how […]

Nieka Style: It’s your day, be fabulous

Last week I talked about how to get that fashionable gift you desire for Mother’s Day. It’s one week away and today is about what you’re going to wear. Every tribute, every holiday and every honor should be done in style. If you’re a mother, then what better way to accept the outpours of love […]

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