PHS boys basketball capsule – Feb. 1

Portales (11-7) at Roswell High (16-2) When: 7 p.m. today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: Both teams won on the road on Tuesday, Portales beating Tucumcari 65-59 and Roswell High taking out Carlsbad 90-79. Last meeting: Dec. 7, the Coyotes beat PHS 77-60 at the RAC. Of note: The Coyotes started the season 13-0 […]

Sample Ballot – Roosevelt County School Board

The election is Feb. 5. Portales Position 3: Alan W. Grant 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 Ray Pallares Wayne Allan McAlister Elida Position 3: Garland G. Creighton Position 4: Virginia Ann Clemmons Position […]

GOP seeks NM tax system overhaul

SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers proposed Thursday to significantly revamp New Mexico's governmental finance system by relying more on taxing people and businesses on what they consume and spend rather than the income they earn. Rep. Tom Taylor and Sen. Bill Sharer, both of Farmington, outlined their proposal Thursday but conceded it's a work-in-progress and […]

Former judge’s service on Saturday

Former district judge Joe Parker died Wednesday in Amarillo. Parker, who had battled with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body disease, was 64. Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Born May 27, 1948, in Levelland, Texas, Parker grew up in the Causey area, and graduated at the valedictorian from […]

ENMU Gay Straight Alliance challenges legislation

Anne Jezek wants to know how two people loving each other affects Republican state Sen. Pat Woods, who has introduced legislation defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Jezek joined ENMU Gay Straight Alliance president and student Robert Johnston Thursday in drafting a letter to Woods. As an advocate and ally of […]

Lady Rams rally to edge Goddard

The Portales Lady Rams outscored Roswell Goddard 17-7 in the final quarter Thursday night for a 35-29 victory over the Lady Rockets at the Ram Athletic Center. PHS freshman Kambrey Blakey goes up for two points over Roswell Goddard's Camille Martinez during Thursday's game. The Lady Rams defeated Goddard 35-29. Junior guard Francis Armijo had […]

Thank God for all creatures

"Oh Mommy, can we keep him? He can be our Valentine!" I thought to myself, this kitten is only going to be here temporarily. Tom stayed "temporarily" for 15 years. He thought of himself as a special member of the family, and he turned out to be just that. The boys constantly invented new ways […]

Gray fox beneficial to area

A few nights ago my neighbor said that a dog just cleared his five-foot high backyard fence slicker than a whistle. I said, "Hate to say this, but that may not have been a dog." I asked him if the animal had a dark-tipped tail, and he said he thought it did. My comment was, […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 1

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Opening reception — 5 p.m. Bryan Taylor's Translated Landscapes art exhibit will be featured. Runnels Gallery in Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library. Information: 562-2377. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m. […]

Zias hope to prove LSC poll wrong

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing isn't that surprised her team was picked for last place this season in the 10-team Lone Star Conference. That said, she'll be disappointed if the Zias actually finish 10th. "We've got a good team," said Sigwing, beginning her fourth season at ENMU. "We're still young, but (with […]

My Turn – Nostalgic singing brings excitement

I'm not entirely sure what has spurred on this recent blast from the past in me and co-worker Christina Calloway. But the entire week has been spent jamming to 1990s boy bands as we type at our computers. Strangely enough, this was music I had no interest in at the height of its popularity, when […]

Legislation expands Medicaid

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says there's a lot of uncertainty of what's to come from the Affordable Care Act. What Leaming and other providers see as such a nebulous piece of legislation has them concerned about the effects it will have, but Leaming says one thing's for sure, it will not change who […]

Their view: Cold weather can be dangerous to four-legged family members

Mallory Kerley, media coordinator for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, offers tips for pet owners in cold weather: The temperature is falling to frigid levels across the country, and the ASPCA is reminding pet owners that the cold weather can also be dangerous for our four-legged family members. Below are […]

Selfishness not necessarily evil act

One of the self-evident tenets of libertarianism is that of self-ownership. You own your life, and the products of your life. If you didn't own yourself, you couldn't give your life to someone else since it wouldn't be yours to give. That has implications in every aspect of life, from the interpersonal to the religious. […]

Public opinion more powerful than regulation

The influence of public opinion can be greater than any government mandate. That must be the message delivered the other day by PepsiCo Inc., the maker of Gatorade, the most popular sports drink in the nation. PepsiCo received complaints about brominated vegetable oil it had used in the energy drink. The gripes came from customers […]

Greyhounds rally from 17 down for overtime win

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Maybe the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball just takes a while to warm up. For the second straight game, the Greyhounds shot lights out in the second half, this time shooting nearly 65 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes and overtime to beat Angelo State 87-81 Wednesday […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 31, 2013

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. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

Police Blotter – Jan. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 10:25 a.m.: Caller reported a juvenile running, 1400 block of South Globe. 12:02 p.m.: Caller reported two stray dogs, 500 block of South Avenue F. 12:15 p.m.: Caller reported criminal damage to a vehicle, Amazon and Elgin. 12:24 p.m.: Caller reported a suspicious […]

My Turn – Chicken love breaks silence

Who, in their right mind, would rise in the dark of pre-dawn, venture out to a location smack dab in the middle of nowhere, and then wait for the arrival of both the sun and some love-sick dancing birds? Well, me for one. And I'm not alone. A hundred people sign up and pay good […]

Sen. Pat Woods says system of regent appointments too political in nature

Republican state Sen. Pat Woods of Broadview is supporting proposed constitutional amendments sponsored by Las Cruces Democrats Rep. Jeff Steinborn and Sen. William Soules requiring elections for some university regents now appointed by the governor. The amendments proposed in House joint resolutions would require elections board of regents members at the University of New Mexico […]