Events Calendar – Jan. 3

Today Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., regular meeting of Portales City Council. Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662. Saturday CGRA Barrel Racing — 10 a.m.-1:45 expos and 2 p.m. racing, Curry County Events Center. Information: 219-5588. Ongoing "Create" — CCC Juried Art Exhibition Friday, showcasing the best artwork from CCC and ENMU students. Eula […]

Resolutions, and how I got there in the first place

It's the time of year where people sign up for gym memberships, give up a favorite food or tell column readers this is the last time they'll do a column about New Year's resolutions. I won't do that this year, but I will give you some resolutions and how I got there in the first […]

My Turn – Childrens’ voices make sweet music

Portales' Heather Vest wears many hats — music teacher, wife to ENMU voice Professor Jason Vest, mom of four — but her favorite might be that of founder and director of the Eastern New Mexico Children's Choir, which kicks off a new season next week. "Rehearsing with the choir is my favorite hour of each […]

Q&A – Trainer says setting reachable goals important

Local personal trainer Jane Hamann knows it's the goal of many to get healthy and fit in 2013. Originally from Chicago, Hamann is a dedicated marathon runner interested it getting others healthy. But she knows at times when people decide to make a change, they tend to bite off more than they can chew. She […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: Rams relish baseball title

Portales has enjoyed much success in girls basketball and volleyball, its share of titles in football and, generally, bright spots in everything the high school has participated. But it wasn't until 2012 that the Rams grabbed a state championship in baseball. In the Class 3A state tournament finale, Portales faced a Cobre squad that was […]

Events Calendar – Jan. 2

Thursday Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., regular meeting of Portales City Council. Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662 Ongoing "Create" — CCC Juried Art Exhibition through Jan. 4, showcasing the best artwork from CCC and ENMU students. Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery. Information: 769-2811. Saturday CGRA Barrel Racing — 10 a.m.-1:45 expo's and […]

My Turn – We are kindred spirits, friends

The approach of a new year tends to bring reflection. It also brings inspiration as people look at ways to be better and things to change. I hate when people criticize others for wanting to be better simply because it's the start of the year. I'll never understand why people find it necessary to bring […]

Public projects approaching

An $850,000 water well project is one of the main projects approaching for the City of Portales in 2013. The city will expand its water well field by seven wells in 2013 by rehabilitating seven of its long-dormant wells, which were previously used for waste water. "It's very exciting," said public works director John DeSha […]

Clovis’ first baby of year arrives earlier than expected

"Hi sweetheart," said Kelsey Duffield softly to the first baby of the year born in Clovis as she held her daughter, smiling with a new mother glow. Ashlyn Rose Duffield was born at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces, born to Friona residents and Nebraska natives Joel […]

Their view: Couple victim of state paternalism

Ben Sugg, a limited government proponent, offers this view on land rights: Federal overreach and the unending growth of Washington's power has been a real problem for decades. That may be a trite statement these days with Washington now in firm control of Americans' health care, but a real-world example from right here in New […]