PHS track squads open season at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Portales High's boys finished eighth and the girls were ninth in Friday's nine-school Ralph Bowyer Relays track meet, the season opener for the Rams and Lady Rams. Hobbs swept both team titles, winning on the boys' side with 124 points to 94 1/2 for Lovington and in girls competition with 102 points to […]

Portales tennis squads sweep Raton

With No. 2 player Jessie Privett not available due to a family commitment, Portales High's girls got solid performance from sophomore Hannah Evans on Saturday and edged Raton 5-4 in a dual tennis match played at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Meantime, the PHS boys posted a 6-3 win over the Tigers at the Eastern […]

Importance always around corner

Time has been a stern disciplinarian in teaching me that I'm not special or unique — except in the way that everyone is. It's been a shock to learn that my profound thoughts and experiences mean little to others. My life is filled with minutiae: sleeping, eating, showering, dressing, shopping, reading, chit-chatting, exercising… Like everyone, […]

Viewpoint: Legislature finishes with several hits, misses

Another 60 days in the Roundhouse, another set of hits and misses for New Mexicans. In addition to the important tax reform compromise package that awaits action by Gov. Susana Martinez, many other important issues were acted on — or not — in the past two short months. The good news first. Lawmakers: Brought public […]

Their view: Women leading state’s charge for liberty

PAUL GESSING is president of New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He finds it noteworthy "that it is women who are leading the charge for liberty here in New Mexico." Here's a snippet from a recent posting on the RGF website: It has been well-documented that we […]

Wind blows train off tracks near Fort Sumner

A wild wind storm Saturday whipped up blinding dust, peeled a roof back in downtown Clovis and was blamed for knocking a BNSF train off the tracks near Fort Sumner. Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett High winds knocked these cargo cars off their tracks Saturday at the Pecos River Bridge, west of Fort Sumner. While no […]

Burglary victims sought after

The Roosevelt County Sheriff is asking for help from burglary victims in identifying stolen items discovered Wednesday in a home on Portales' east side. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said the home on South Roosevelt Road 6 is filled with hundreds of stolen items from a string of burglaries. Parker said some of the burglaries date […]

Hounds cruise past Cameron

ORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team continues to excel at home, no matter the weather conditions. The Greyhounds, who recently endured a nine-game losing streak, have been all but unbeatable at Greyhound Field so far. Despite gusty winds and an eight-run inning by Cameron that momentarily turned a blowout into a somewhat competitive […]

ENMU hosts high school juniors at annual preview

Yoayaid Rodriguez and Alejandra Acuna are high school juniors who drove from Hobbs to participate Saturday in Eastern New Mexico University's annual Junior Preview Day. "We'd kind of like to know more about the college," said Rodriguez. "I'm interested in studying criminal justice," said Acuna, "and they have a lot of great programs here." Prospective […]

Pegasus flies again

It was a peaceful Utah winter morning. Levi stood next to his bedroom window and pulled back the shade. He squinted as his eyes took in the brilliance of a new day. Fresh snow lay like a blanket over the corrals, the meadows and the mountains beyond. Puffy little cotton ball clouds clung to the […]

Events Calendar – March 24

Today The Floyd Lions Club Jamboree 2013 Gospel Show — 2 p.m. The Old Gym of Floyd School. Tickets are $6 at the door. Information: 276-8508 or 760-0924. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training […]

My Turn – It’s the surface that counts

Time has been a stern disciplinarian in teaching me that I'm not special or unique — except in the way that everyone is. It's been a shock to learn that my profound thoughts and experiences mean little to others. My life is filled with minutiae: sleeping, eating, showering, dressing, shopping, reading, chit-chatting, exercising… Like everyone, […]

Lady Coyotes sweep twin bill from PHS

Playing their third and fourth games in less than 24 hours, Portales High's softball team saw the competition level go up significantly on Saturday. PHS blew out Santa Fe Indian 15-0 and 16-0 on Friday in its season-opening twin bill on Friday night, but fell to the Lady Coyotes 12-2 and 5-2 on Saturday at […]

Rams, Lady Rams beat Raton in tennis duals

With No. 2 player Jessie Privett not available due to a family commitment, Portales High's girls got solid performance from sophomore Hannah Evans on Saturday and edged Raton 5-4 in a dual tennis match played at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Meantime, the PHS boys posted a 6-3 win over the Tigers at the Eastern […]

Rams eighth, Lady Rams ninth at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Portales High's boys finished while and the girls were ninth in Friday's nine-school Ralph Bowyer Relays track meet, the season opener for the Rams and Lady Rams. Hobbs swept both team titles, winning on the boys' side with 124 points to 94 1/2 for Lovington and in girls competition with 102 points to […]

Zias win series with windy 16-14 victory

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Albie Medina had an interesting day in Saturday's wind-blown Lone Star Conference game against Incarnate Word at Zia Softball Field. Medina delivered four hits — including three doubles up the right-center field alley — and drove in five runs as the designated player in the Zias' 16-14 win over the […]

Rams fall to Huskies

Junior right-hander Keenan Dodd pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings Friday night and Hope Christian handed Portales a 2-0 loss in a five-team tournament being hosted by PHS at Ram Field. Freshman Joe Standley got the final four outs for the Huskies (3-2), considered one of the top teams in Class 3A this season. The two […]

Late-inning rally boosts Lady Cats

ROSWELL — Freshman Mariah Chavez hit a two-out, two-run double in the top of the seventh inning Friday night to boot Clovis High's softball team to a 3-1 win over Roswell Goddard. Senior Andrea Ramos pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the Lady Wildcats (2-7), striking out six and walking two. Clovis (2-7) banged out 10 […]

Lady Rams trounce SFIS twice in opener

Portales' season-opening softball doubleheader against Santa Fe Indian School on Friday at Wheeler Park was a total mismatch. Portales pounded out 34 hits iven innings in a 15-0, 16-0 sweep of the Lady Braves, who were also opening their 2013 campaign. Senior Summer Martinez and freshman Kiersten Ramirez overmatched the Lady Braves, allowing two hits […]

Taking heat

Irma Saiz, a detention officer in training, held her right hand up, next to her face. She dropped her hand to signify she was ready, and then a stream of pepper spray, which looked like buffalo wing sauce, hit her in the face. "I was ready, and it hurt a lot more than I thought […]