My Turn – ‘The Wire’ now a regular tradition

OK, so maybe I'm hooked, because watching "The Wire" before bed has now become a regular tradition. The intensity continues as the crew of Baltimore investigators watch the inner workings of a shipping yard and its stevedores as foreign women are transported in containers for the sex trade, along with numerous other "products." Along with […]

Source: Former commander in line for post

BRUSSELS — A former Cannon Air Force Base group commander is the likely choice to become commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, a senior NATO official said Thursday. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who served as 27th Operations Group from July 1997 to June 1999, is the top U.S. Air Force commander in […]

Editorial: Night horse races at Expo NM makes sense

The operators of the Downs at Albuquerque are considering nighttime horse races at Expo New Mexico because they believe such evening activities could attract new customers — and more revenue. Since the decision was made some years back to keep the fairgrounds in the heart of the city, and the Downs is an anchor of […]

Judges shouldn’t have final say

I am frequently amazed that more people don't see the fundamental folly in permitting a branch of the government — the Supreme Court — to claim to have the final say in whether or not a particular law is constitutional. That power wasn't granted the court. The justices grabbed it for themselves, in the "Marbury […]

Oscars Survey Ballot

Let your movie voice be heard. Submit a ballot here. Winners will be announced in Saturday's paper. To help you decide, the movie trailers are provided below the survey. Online Database by Caspio Click here to load this Caspio Online Database. Your browser does not support the <code>iframe</code> HTML tag. Try viewing this in a […]

Local Girl Scout troops celebrate World Thinking Day

Area troops in the Girl Scouts of the U.S. of America of New Mexico Trails gathered Saturday at the Memorial Building to celebrate World Thinking Day, a day to explore different countries around the world, according to organizers. World Thinking Day is Friday. Each troop picked a country to represent through food, clothing, pictures, facts […]

Organizer: Entries increased for Tumbleweed Classic

The 2013 Tumbleweed Classic cattle dog trials were held at the 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday. Dogs and their handlers competed in four trials: The fetch, the Y chute, the maze, and the double-gated pen obstacle in the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds outdoor arena. In the fetch, the dog goes to the end […]

Expo-goers seek technology to grow farms

Rancher and farmer Lane Grau of Grady walked up and down the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Event Arena Wednesday afternoon looking for the newest technology to improve his operation. As dryland farmers, Grau and fellow Grady rancher Jack Driever said they attended the 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo, organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of […]

Highlands sweeps Zias

Outside of two innings, Eastern New Mexico University's softball team was pretty competitive on Wednesday. New Mexico Highlands put together an eight-run fourth in the opener and a seven-run first in the nightcap in rolling to an 8-2, 11-2 non-league sweep at Zia Softball Field. CMI photo: Joshua LuceroENMU freshman Hannah Tush rounds the bases […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 21

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville (10-11, 6-8 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (10-12, 7-7) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Javelinas lost at Texas A&M-Commerce 77-70 on Saturday. ENMU, meantime, hasn't played since dropping an 83-72 decision at league-leading Midwestern State on Feb. 9. Last meeting: The Javs dealt […]

Fishing report – Feb. 22

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 […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 21

Today Audiobook Cafe — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library. "What a Hat!" will be featured. Information: […]

My Turn – Kiwanis hosting chili supper

When Gayle Ferguson moved to Portales in 1961, he brought with him a fundraising idea that had worked well in his Kiwanis Club in Perryton, Texas: hosting an annual chili supper. In 1964, he and the late Paul Strub, then president of the Portales Kiwanis Club, kicked off the local version of the event. Tomorrow […]

Domenici acknowledges having son outside marriage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico is acknowledging he fathered a son outside his marriage three decades ago. Statements released by the Republican and the son's mother, Michelle Laxalt, of Alexandria, Va., identify Domenici as the father of Las Vegas lawyer Adam Paul Laxalt, the Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday. […]

Rams top Lovington, stay in district race

If he could, Portales High boys coach Rickie McBroom would take Tuesday's District 4-3A performance against Lovington and bottle it. The Rams used effective half-court traps to help force Lovington into 12 turnovers in a decisive third quarter that led to an 83-68 win at the Ram Athletic Center, preventing Lovington from clinching the regular-season […]

Lady Rams wrap up district with OT win

For four quarters Tuesday night, Portales High's Francis Armijo couldn't find the basket from the free throw line. She couldn't miss in overtime. Armijo missed all four of her attempts in regulation, but went 4-for-4 in the extra session as the Lady Rams turned back Lovington 38-33 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Feb. 19

BOYS Non-district Melrose 71, Elida 52 Elida (8-12) — Cole Rinne 9, Kris Yager 1, Kevin Yager 10, Laneth Veo-Chenault 6, Jonah Doaz 19, Thomas Tulk 7. Totals 17 16-19 52. Melrose (6-16) — Tanner Dickerman 2, Wyatt Williams 10, Chris Fisher 2, Colton Draper 7, Rowdy Allen 9, Braden Hemminger 7, Gage Dietz 2, […]

Hounds shut out NAIA No. 16 Chaps 3-0

The red-hot Eastern New Mexico University bats were cooled just a bit Tuesday, but the Greyhounds made an early rally stand up. Right-handers Brett Humphries (2-0), Ryan Pruitt and Ryan Boydstun combined on a three-hitter and Peter Creamer, Colton Sims and Jacob Rogers delivered consecutive RBI singles in the bottom of the first inning as […]

Zias capture two individual wins at SPC

LEVELLAND, Texas — Freshman Clarissa Salazar and sophomore Breanna Pendleton captured field event wins for the Eastern New Mexico University women's track team on Saturday in the South Plains College Indoor Invitational meet. Salazar threw 36 feet, 3 inches in shot put to edge South Plains' Jasmine King by a half-inch. The Zias took the […]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council

Portales City Council The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night: New Mexico Department of Transportation officials gave councilors an update on the U.S. 70 reconstruction project and addressed concerns about the project. Sandra Taylor-Sawyer and Jonnie Loadwick with the New Mexico Small Business Center and Jonnie Loadwick with the Procurement […]