Fishing report - June 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed [...]

My turn: Dear friend worked to save book collection

There's an African proverb that says, "When an old man dies, a library burns down." It honors the loss of a lifetime of memories, experiences, lessons, and stories. But for my dear friend, Richard Lambirth, the proverb might need to be rewritten. Richard died early this month, after a lifetime of seriously collecting books, many [...]

Whooping cough cases climbing

Confirmed cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in New Mexico are three to four times higher than previous years, according to Chad Smelser, medical epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health. Smelser said he did not know the exact numbers of whooping cough cases in New Mexico in 2011, but numbers have [...]

High schooler headed to Germany

Portales High School student Isaac Brown will be traveling to Germany courtesy of the Portales Rotary Club's revived youth exchange program. Brown The program, administered through Rotary International, sends students abroad for one year. While Brown, 16, is sponsored to go to Jessen, a town about 20 miles outside of Berlin. Portales will be host [...]

Ticket feature: Roswell UFO Festival going strong

Based on a visitor that's still questioned more than 60 years later, the City of Roswell is welcoming all walks of visitors Thursday through Sunday with its annual UFO Festival. Courtesy photo: Roswell Museum One of the features of the annual UFO Festival in Roswell is the costume contest, held for adults, kids and even [...]

Police blotter – June 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 11:30 a.m.: Walk up for fingerprints. 11:48 a.m.: Caller reported three stray dogs running around, 300 block South Avenue D. 11:52 a.m.: Caller reported a dead cat, 800 block East Danube. 12:08 p.m.: Caller reported being harassed, 500 South Roosevelt Road U. 12:33 p.m.: Caller reported a [...]

Press release: Cargill to build new feed facility in Bovina

(From Cargill) MINNEAPOLIS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cargill announced today it will build a new facility in Bovina, Tx for various feed product production including its Sweet Bran® and RAMP specialty feeds. The facility will be located on an adjoining property to an existing Cargill Cattle Feeders (CCF) location. "We are very excited about [...]

Their view: Farm bill supports N.M. agricultural industry

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman this week voted to approve the farm bill that passed, 64-35, and was sent to the House of Representatives. Here is his press release: Agriculture is a more than $3 billion industry in New Mexico. Our state has more than 21,000 farm operations, with our top commodities being dairy, beef cattle [...]

Perfect wager all about the gamble

My name is Kevin, and I've got a thing for gambling. I'm not trying to be a Gamblers Anonymous member, as I'm pretty bad at anonymity. Nor am I trying to make light of people who have serious gambling problems and need all the help and self-control they can get. I think my attitude on [...]

Editorial: Supreme Court ruling does not fix immigration

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law, and life as we know it continued. Both sides claimed victory in what amounts to a ruling that changes parts of the controversial law but leaves the nation no closer to an effective strategy to address immigration. While the high court ruling primarily centered on [...]