Johnson makes mark for Zias

Tara Johnson, at 5-foot-7, is often tasked to guard much larger interior players, but Zia basketball coach Lindsey Wilson said the Portales native has done the job with tenacity. Johnson has started in 21 games for Eastern this season. Tara Johnson has always been tenacious. Certainly, her tenacity combined with raw talent led to her […]

Proposal touts pharmacy savings

The biggest knife for slicing TRICARE costs off future defense budgets is not new and higher enrollment fees or deductibles proposed for retirees and their families who use one of the military’s health insurance options of TRICARE Prime, Standard, Extra or, for the elderly, TRICARE for Life. Those phased increases, as detailed here last week, […]

Proposal touts pharmacy savings

The biggest knife for slicing TRICARE costs off future defense budgets is not new and higher enrollment fees or deductibles proposed for retirees and their families who use one of the military's health insurance options of TRICARE Prime, Standard, Extra or, for the elderly, TRICARE for Life. Those phased increases, as detailed here last week, […]

ENMU briefs — Feb. 29

Junior preview day March 24 Junior preview day is on March 24. The day will be informational and fun for high school juniors and their parents who will learn about the academic programs and student services, and get a chance to tour the campus.

ENMU briefs – Feb. 29

Junior preview day March 24 Junior preview day is on March 24. The day will be informational and fun for high school juniors and their parents who will learn about the academic programs and student services, and get a chance to tour the campus. KENW-TV seeking volunteers KENW-TV's Festival 2012 Membership Drive begins this Saturday […]

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 […]

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 the […]

Businesses fighting pigeon problem

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Christina Calloway Since the great-tailed grackles took flight in January, businessmen and local residents still haven’t seen many signs of them returning. But the absence of those pests has made an avenue for another. Pigeons and doves have become more of an issue recently for local businesses and their customers, according to Portales Public Work […]

Businesses fighting pigeon problem

These trees on 2nd street and South Avenue A. have been grackle-free since local businesses and residents joined efforts to scare them off last month with the use of firecrackers. The grackles haven't been much of a problem but other birds like pigeons and doves have been for local businesses and their buildings, according to […]

My turn: Real life doesn’t mean fighting

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As much as I try not to compare my life to reality TV, in this week’s episode of my life, I think my house just became “Real World: Portales.” I originally had two roommates and on Sunday, a third one moved in. All of us are very unique, from different places all over the country […]

My turn: Real life doesn’t mean fighting

As much as I try not to compare my life to reality TV, in this week's episode of my life, I think my house just became "Real World: Portales." I originally had two roommates and on Sunday, a third one moved in. All of us are very unique, from different places all over the country […]

Roch running for re-election

Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent at Texico […]

Roch running for re-election

CNJ staff Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent […]

No mistake in supporting project

I’ve made a huge mistake. As you may have seen on these pages a week ago, I offered a Coke to anybody who could guess one of the four country songs on my mp3 player. The competition is now closed, with no winners but a few arguing they won on second-chance entries. But as little […]

No mistake in supporting project

I've made a huge mistake. As you may have seen on these pages a week ago, I offered a Coke to anybody who could guess one of the four country songs on my mp3 player. The competition is now closed, with no winners but a few arguing they won on second-chance entries. But as little […]

Their view: Agency working to streamline operations

Patrick H. Lyons, chairman of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, addresses proposed and implemented changes to the PRC:

Their view: Agency working to streamline operations

Patrick H. Lyons, chairman of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, addresses proposed and implemented changes to the PRC: Hotly contested items before New Mexico lawmakers in 2012 included three bills to reform the Public Regulation Commission. After going through multiple committees in the House and Senate, House Joint Resolution 11, HJR 16 and HJR 17 […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A dedication, sharing history and seaweed ice cream

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Dedication set Ready for the unveiling? The Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, in partnership with the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce will unveil a Coretta Scott King Memorial Bronze Plaque 11 a.m. Friday at Potter Park,. It’s open to the public. Sharing Brenda Crocker […]

Vietnam mission ‘well worth the effort’

“Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It’s not the home-run hitters.” — Baseball slugger Willie Stargell

Vietnam mission ‘well worth the effort’

"Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters." — Baseball slugger Willie Stargell The fall of Saigon in late April 1975 marked the end of the Vietnam War, ensuring Communism across the country. The USS Kirk was an American Naval ship assigned to help evacuate […]