Events Calendar – Sept. 6

Today Friends of the Library meeting — Noon, Portales Public Library meeting room. Master gardener Lee Lawrence will talk about how to create a sustainable, low maintenance landscape. Information: 356-3940. STAR — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Some Teens are Reading program, ages 13 to 18. Information: 356-3940. Preschool story time — 6 p.m., Portales […]

Habitat seeks volunteers

Habitat for Humanity will be finishing up exterior tasks Saturday at 1120 North Thornton in Clovis and is in need of volunteers. The main work needed is clearing up the property. Volunteers will work from 8 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be provided. Call 359-1344 to volunteer.

Press release: Hounds game moved to 2 p.m.

Eastern New Mexico University Head Football Coach Josh Lynn has announced that Saturday's home opener against Sul Ross State has been moved to 2 p.m. MDT. The contest was originally slated to kick off at 7 p.m. The game was moved due to lightning damage to the stadium light poles.?

Zias optimistic despite Hawaii losses

In addition to being a desirable trip, the Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team learned a bit about itself during last week's season-opening visit to Hawaii. Second-year coach Todd Padgett said the Zias found out they have the ability to compete with most teams they'll see, but they need to get a little more […]

Hounds start 3-0 for first time with win over Rattlers

CANYON, Texas — Senior forward Diego Santos scored the match's first goal, then settled it early in the second overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University a 3-2 win over St. Mary's on Tuesday in a men's soccer match played at West Texas A&M University. The win gives the Greyhounds the first 3-0 start in […]

Goddard turns back Lady Rams

ROSWELL — Things couldn't have started out much better for the Portales High girls soccer team Tuesday. Damari Jimenez converted a breakaway opportunity, scoring in the second minute of play, but Roswell Goddard pretty much dominated from there en route to a 5-1 win over the Lady Rams. Goddard's Danielle Hubbard scored twice before halftime, […]

Lady Tigers beat Vaughn, improve to 3-0

ELIDA — The Elida Tigers remained unbeaten on Tuesday, cruising past the Vaughn Lady Eagles 25-14, 25-13, 25-10. The win sets up an early-season showdown on Thursday at Floyd between Elida and the Lady Broncos, both off to 3-0 starts. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said despite the easy win, the Lady Tigers struggled at times […]

Meetings watch – Sept. 5

The Portales City Council met Tuesday night and took the following action: Declared Sept. 5 as Good Neighbor Day in Portales. Declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Portales. Heard an update on the U.S. 70 construction from project managers. Heard a report on Portales Area Transit ridership. Approved a resolution amending and superseding Portales […]

Transit demand rises

Portales Area Transit could be providing an estimated 3,000 more rides this year than last year and officials expect demand to keep increasing. An estimated 21,000 rides will be given by Portales Area Transit this year, according to Director Dawn Kryder. She said the number will continue to increase yearly because of growing population in […]

Coyote program helps dairies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services division has saved dairy operations and others in Curry and Roosevelt counties an estimated $2 million through a program that captures and kills coyotes, according to USDA officials. Brian Archuleta, New Mexico southeast district supervisor for the USDA, said coyotes are an issue for dairies because they kill […]

Police Blotter – Sept. 5

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:47 p.m.: Ambulance transfer from Roosevelt General Hospital to Lubbock. 5 p.m.: Caller requested to speak with a deputy, 100 block North Globe. 5:21 p.m.: Caller reported a possible drunken driver, U.S. 70. 5:46 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for someone having an asthma attack, 1500 block […]

Maple syrup is a commodity

You say Hollywood's out of ideas? Don't blame Canada. The perfect idea for a movie just came from north of the border last week, combining something wholesome enough for the breakfast table with a whodunit that's just too sweet to ignore. A breach was reported in rural Quebec, according to a Wall Street Journal blog […]

Events Calendar – Sept. 5

Today Preschool story time — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Will read "I'm a Big Kid Too." Information: 356-3940. Good Neighbor Day — 9 a.m.-TBA, Hestands Floral. The shop will give away 1,200 carnations in bunches of a dozen to Portales residents for three cans of food to donate to the Community Services Center. Information: […]

My turn: NM is good place to experience ‘firsts’

I've been running most mornings to prepare for a three-mile mud run this Saturday in Albuquerque. I probably won't be the most athletic person there but I'm pretty competitive. If my life is a show, then my dreams are a movie. I don't know why, but in dreams where some natural disaster has struck the […]

State police officer involved in head-on collision

A New Mexico State Police officer was treated for minor injuries after his state police unit was struck head-on Monday night by an erratic driver from Clovis on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan, said Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Glascock said officer Joshua Campos and Severino Chavez, 19, of Clovis, were taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial […]

Navy program offers career flexibility

From time to time, military members who plan to serve full careers are driven by unforeseen circumstances to leave active duty, perhaps to support the family business at a critical time or to care for an ailing parent. Other careerists, particularly those in high-tempo units or with high-demand skills, want to take break and do […]

Syrup theft inspiration for movie

You say Hollywood's out of ideas? Don't blame Canada. The perfect idea for a movie just came from north of the border last week, combining something wholesome enough for the breakfast table with a whodunit that's just too sweet to ignore. A breach was reported in rural Quebec, according to a Wall Street Journal blog […]

Authorities should throw book at ethically challenged horse trainers

Jess A Zoomin should have run in Monday's $2.4 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. But instead of racing for one of the sport's richest purses, the 2-year-old sorrel gelding had to be euthanized on Aug. 17 after breaking down at a race at the Ruidoso track. Jess A Zoomin had been the second-fastest […]

Ex-National Guardsman sentenced in child sex case

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has sentenced a former national guardsman to 10 years in prison for child sexual exploitation. U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced Tuesday that 44-year-old Jeffrey Neal Jackson was sentenced following his guilty plea in April to a two-count indictment charging him with coercion and enticement of a minor. Authorities say […]

Dora School news

Progress reports: Students will receive progress reports to take home to parents on Wednesday. Progress reports are issued after the third and sixth week of instruction to keep parents informed of academic progress in their students' classes. Report cards are issued after nine weeks of instruction. Our first nine-week report cards will go out on […]