Big Brother, Big Sister program closes Clovis office

Ryan Lengerich Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Curry and Roosevelt counties has lost its central office in Clovis. The result of an organizational restructuring leaves four staff members and dozens of children at least temporarily in limbo. The Clovis-based agency may face a merger with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pecos Valley in [...]

Council sets application fee for new businesses

Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and the city council established an application fee of $100 on Tuesday for new businesses interested in receiving taxpayer funds to help start new industry in Portales. City Manager Debi Lee said the application fee can be anywhere from $50 to $150 and recommended a $100 fee, which the city [...]

Hounds host SW Okla. in playoffs

By Dave Wagner Southwestern Oklahoma beat Eastern New Mexico University during the regular season, but needed help Saturday just to get into the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament. The stakes are higher this time as SWOSU prepare to invade Greyhound Arena for today’s 7 p.m. first-round game today against the two-time LSC South Division [...]

Zias face Northeastern on the road

by Rick White Eastern New Mexico Zias coach Dan Buzard is not a big fan of the Lone Star Conference basketball tournament format. The Zias, who returned from a two-game road trip late Saturday night, were back on the bus less than 36 hours later heading to Tahlequah, Okla., the northern-most post in the LSC. [...]

Zias lacking early consistency

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern [...]

Greyhound redshirts to strut their stuff in spring

Dave Wagner J.J. Jennings is a busy man. In addition to classes, the Eastern New Mexico University freshman is running track for the Greyhounds. And he’s one of about 90 prospects scheduled to begin spring football drills today. A 5-foot-8, 185-pound speedster, Jennings helped Everman High School win back-to-back Class 3A state football championships in [...]

Rams looking to improve behind pitching

Kevin Wilson A renewed attitude, combined with experience and a few new pitching additions, give the Portales Rams baseball team reason to believe they can do a 180-degree turn from their 7-16 campaign, and possibly make a state tournament run. “We could go all the way,” senior T.C. Nusser said. “We’ve got some young guys [...]

Portales student awarded at Drama fest

Michelle Seeber Charles Britton, 16, of Portales High School waited Saturday with hundreds of other teenagers at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center to hear awards announced. To his surprise, he won a certificate for excellence in acting at the event, called the ENMU Drama Festival Awards Ceremony. He was among about 500 students from [...]

Obits March 2

Thelma L. Daniel, 86 Thelma L. Daniel, 86, of Carlsbad, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Carlsbad Medical Center. She was born on Saturday, June 2, 1917, in Lipan, Texas. When she was young her family moved to Floyd where she attended school. In 1950 she moved to Carlsbad where she raised her children. Family [...]

Council seat up for vote today

Tony Parra The election polls for four Portales city council positions will open today but only City Councilman Mike Miller will face a challenger, Eddy Hiner, in Ward D, the southwest section of town. Hiner, a Portales native and owner of Berkeley and Arizona Apartments, said he is opposed to taxpayer money spent to fund [...]