Tuesday’s area prep baseball linescores – April 30

District 4-2A Texico 19, Tucumcari 5 Tucumcari 000 05 — 5 3 6 Texico 662 5x —19 17 1 Javier Villanueva, Saul MKoriel (3), Michael Olivas (4) and Jordan Walker; Jaron Hill, Mason Grau (5) and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Villanueva. Top hitters — Texico: Hill 2-4, run; Gentry Doolittle 2-4, 3 […]

Lovington takes pair from Rams

LOVINGTON — Two errors helped Lovington take control with five runs in the second inning and Wildcats beat Portales 9-4 in the first game of a District 4-3A baseball doubleheader on Tuesday night. The Wildcats took the second game 5-4, improving to 19-6 (7-1 district) and clinching the district title. The Rams (15-7, 2-4) close […]

Weather service predicting dust storm

The New Mexico Environment Department issued an alert to New Mexicans on Tuesday about the health risks associated with dust storms. The alert was issued in time for a dust storms forecasted across the state today. The weather service forecast predicts wind gusts up to 50 mph today. A cold front is expected to arrive […]

Hartman, Lady Rams finish fourth at Hobbs

HOBBS — Except for senior Paige Hartman, everybody else on the Portales High girls golf team had a pretty average day in Tuesday's Hobbs Invite. Hartman, though, ran away with individual honors, shooting 40-36 — 76 to finish seven shots ahead of runnerup Salam Ortiz of Hobbs and lift the Lady Rams to a fourth-place […]

ENMU senior project to highlight immigration in America

Hailey Vandewiele wants you to see growing up in America through the eyes of Ariela, a teenage girl who is the epitome of a teenager growing up in the "1.5 generation." Vandewiele, an Eastern New Mexico University senior and a native of Oregon, described the 1.5 generation as the group of immigrants who come to […]

Superintendent candidates to meet with public

Elida Municipal Schools Superintendent Jim Daugherty will be the first candidate of four vying for retiring Portales Superintendent Randy Fowler's seat to meet with the public. The first in a series of meet-and-greets with superintendent candidates is May 8 in the administration building. In an effort to receive public and parent input, the Board of […]

Racing Commission right in keeping tight reign

Last year the New Mexico Racing Commission banned the drug clenbuterol, a decongestant and bronchodilator that also builds muscles as a steroid, for use in racehorses. This month it extended the ban as it awaits recommendations from the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Erring on that side of caution is the right tack for a […]

More thoughts I’d like to share

It's time for another installment of my "not long enough for a column, but longer than a paragraph" thoughts I want to share. These are my coworkers' least favorite, because the headlines are harder to write. Wish them luck: Thanks to baseball season and basketball playoffs, this is currently my heaviest stretch of television watching […]

Events Calendar – May 1

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "Animal Jam" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Wii Sports" will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per […]

My Turn – Grandma is backbone of chased dreams

When I reach my 80s, I want to be a live wire just like my grandma. You can't keep her down for anything between her zumba and ballroom dance classes to her Spanish soap operas. She's been one of my favorite people in the world since childhood and I love everything about her. She smells […]

Police Blotter – May 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: 12:12 a.m.: Breaking and entering, Portales area. 4:32 a.m.: Suicide threat, 1100 block of North J Avenue. 6:29 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 100 block of Yucca Drive. 6:44 a.m.: Situation check, 100 block of Yucca Drive. 9:08 a.m.: Theft, 700 block of […]

Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean. I've wondered why guys like George Carlin, one of Hedberg's mentors and a master at mining the nuggets of […]

PHS squads rip Ruidoso

RUIDOSO — Portales High's tennis squads got in a good final tuneup on Monday for this weekend's District 4-3 tournament, which they will host at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center and the Eastern New Mexico University courts. The PHS boys posted three 6-0, 6-0 wins and another by 6-0, 6-1 in routing district rival Ruidoso […]

Hounds’ bid for series win falls short

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team made a strong bid on Sunday for a season-ending Lone Star Conference series win over rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Field. After sweeping a doubleheader from the Buffaloes on Saturday, the Greyhounds pulled to 5-4 when junior third baseman Andres Enriquez blasted his first homer of the season, […]

Meet and greet with Superintendent candidates to be held

The Board of Education of Portales Municipal Schools is holding meet and greets for the public with its superintendent candidates. Current Superintendent Randy Fowler will be retiring in June. The following meeting dates will be held at 3 p.m., with the following candidates: Jim Daugherty, current superintendent of Elida schools, will meet with the public […]

Meetings watch: Portales school board – April 30

The following was took place at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education's special meeting Monday night: Federal Program Director Henry Montano gave a report. Montano said federal grants will be cut 5.3 percent or $75,000 for the 2013-2014 school year. The board accepted a donation of a high school diploma, varsity letter and a […]

Officials eye city manager replacement

The Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. director is among the six candidates being eyed to replace retiring Portales City Manager Tom Howell. City officials said although they are tightening the scope of nearly 20 candidates to the few selected for interviews, the city will not close the search until the position is filled. The city […]

ENMU theater majors to showcase plays

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and the Eastern New Mexico University theater students will be presenting their student-directed, written and acted pieces this week. The End of the Semester Student Showcase runs today through Thursday at the ENMU theater. Victoria Wright, a theater major, has written a piece that another student director […]

CMI columnist Wendel Sloan wins six awards

Wendel Sloan, Clovis Media Inc. columnist and director of media relations at Eastern New Mexico University, won six awards in the statewide 2013 communications contest sponsored by the New Mexico Press Women at an awards banquet Saturday in Albuquerque. Sloan won first place for humorous columns with one about upcoming college graduates needing to be […]

Dora School News – April 30

Dora school news Upcoming events: Today — Prepay May meals for your students. There are 14 serving days in May. There are to be no lunch charges remaining on lunch accounts by the last day of school. Thursday — elementary track meet at Elida Friday — 2 p.m. Dora baseball hosts Capitan Saturday — district […]