Lady Rams turn back Lubbock Christian

For the Portales Lady Rams, it was a brief respite at home. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales freshman Sheraya Cox looks for a way around Lubbock Christian's Ashlee De La Cruz during Tuesday night's girls matchup at the Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams notched a 41-26 win. Taking advantage of their only game at […]

Zias falter in second half against Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Eastern New Mexico University's women fell behind 10-0 and 17-4, then battled back to make a game of it for a while against host Alaska-Anchorage's AT&T Hoop Classic Tuesday night. Freshman guard Alyssa Hutchins hit what turned out to be a back-breaking 3-pointer as time expired in the half, and the Seawolves […]

Letter to the editor: Massacre shows nation lost connection with Creator

U.S. "massacre events" since 1966 total 36 and nearly 350 murders — a profile of a nation that has lost its soul and its connection with its Creator! This is reflected not only in these demonic acts of carnage, but also in our media and leaders who ask the endless string of empty "Whys." "Political […]

Officials split over fee

In about three months, Portales residents will be able pay their utility bills online, but the decision to attach a $2 convenience fee with that service left Portales City councilors in deadlock, twice. City councilors stuck to their guns Tuesday night at their bi-monthly city council meeting, with three voting for and three voting against […]

Business Feature: Roosevelt Brewing brings beer, food to Portales

A recently opened city microbrewery has injected a new flavor and livelihood to the downtown area. Clovis native and beer enthusiast Justin Cole, owner of Roosevelt Brewing, said his first week opening his microbrewery and restaurant surpassed his expectations. "It's been very good," Cole said. "We've been full pretty much during business hours. Most people […]

Police Blotter – Dec. 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 2:11 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage to a home, 300 block of East Kaywood. 2:38 a.m.: Caller requested a close patrol due to suspicious activity, 200 block of Maple. 4:29 a.m.: Caller reported a suspicious subject in the area, 900 block of East […]

Portales School Board candidates

The following candidates filed today for school board seats in Roosevelt County. The election is Feb. 5 Portales Position 3 — Alan W. Garrett Position 4 — Antonio Roque Sanchez Jr., Kathleen I. Cooper Dora Position 2 — John A. Mohon, Kenner Carrasco Position 4 — Jana C. Roberts Position 5 — Gary William Simpson, […]

Local Brief – Police investigate alleged robbery

Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred around 11:57 p.m. Monday at 713 W. First St., according to Portales Police Chief C. Douglas Jones. According to Jones, an officer responding to a call about an armed robbery was told by the caller that two males entered his residence with a weapon […]

My Turn – Christmas family time

I wouldn't have left home to come to Portales if I wasn't serious about my writing. It has been nearly a year since I've been home and I wouldn't say I'm worn down but I'm getting pretty antsy as my trip back home approaches. I've practically had tunnel vision this past week, focusing on getting […]

Editorial: Limiting liberty not an answer to shooting

Our nation is reeling from another unfathomable shooting tragedy and is searching for ways to prevent it from happening again. "It," of course, is the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last Friday in Newtown, Conn. Twenty precious children, all ages 6 and 7, and six teachers were gunned down by a madman who then turned […]

Reactions to shooting scattered

This is more rambling than most of my ramblings, so please forgive me. But Friday's shootings in Newtown have left me unable to keep a straight thought. I can't imagine how it is for parents, and I'm glad I only have to imagine at this point. I've heard a lot of reactions to the shootings, […]

More rambling than rambling

This is more rambling than most of my ramblings, so please forgive me. But Friday's shootings in Newtown have left me unable to keep a straight thought. I can't imagine how it is for parents, and I'm glad I only have to imagine at this point. I've heard a lot of reactions to the shootings, […]

Empty stocking fund – Dec. 19

Today's focus: Family O Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: Single mother works full time. She pinches her pennies as much as she can, but does not leave much for other things. She really wants her children to have a nice Christmas, but finances this year make it tough. Clothing needs: Boys size large/32, […]

Events Calendar – Dec. 19

Today Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Jingle All the Way for grades K-6th. Information: 356-3940. Chamber Board of Directors meeting — 11:30 a.m. Clovis-Portales Chamber of Commerce. Information: 763-3435. Teen Programs — 4:30 p.m.: Wii Wednesday-Just Dance 2 for children ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Read with Kona — 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Chris […]

News release: Cannon’s next commander announced

Air Force Special Operations Command officially released the 2012 Air Force Command Screening list, Dec. 14. Among the nearly 400 senior leader assignments revealed, the list named the Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., next 27th Special Operations Wing commander. Col. Tony Bauernfeind will assume command of the 27 SOW sometime during upcoming 2013 summer. An […]

Spreading holiday cheer

Lois Folkner has tales of her travels for days, so every time visitors stop by the Bee Hive Homes, she sees it as an opportunity for her to share. Folkner was thrilled to see some fresh faces to converse with but even more excited that they came to sing. The 94-year-old and the other nine […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule – Dec. 18

ENMU (5-5) at Brigham Young (7-3) When: 7 p.m. today at Provo, Utah Radio: KSL-AM 1160 (Salt Lake City) Last meeting: Jan. 2, 2010, BYU handed the Greyhounds a 95-49 loss at Provo in their only previous clash. Last time out: ENMU played Division I Cal Poly to the wire before losing 60-57 on Friday […]

Zias drop opener in Alaska event

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Senior guard Tesondra Williams scored 24 points Monday night to lead Cal State Los Angeles to an 86-49 victory over Eastern New Mexico University's women in the opener of the AT&T Classic four-team round-robin, hosted by Alaska-Anchorage. Williams shot 9-of-13 from the floor, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range, for the Golden Eagles […]

Police Blotter – Dec. 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:19 a.m.: Call in reference to an unattended death, 700 block of Redwine Quenzy. 2:30 a.m.: Officer requested a case number, Main and Kaywood. 3:27 a.m.: Caller reported a subject dryheaving, State Road 480. 4:17 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for her mother, […]

City gathering greeting cards for shooting victims

Portales' mayor has taken to social media to reach the families of the victims and residents of Newtown, Conn. Mayor Sharon King announced on her Facebook page Monday that the city will be collecting greeting cards to send to the community ravaged by last week's shooting rampage that left 26 dead, including 20 children. "We […]