Ticket Feature – Arsenic and Old Lace coming to Main Street

Arsenic and Old Lace will soon be on Main Street. The classic American drama, being put on by the community theater group Brickstreet Players, will provide entertainment for the entire family, according to director Jennifer Brandon. "It's a great play," Brandon said. "There is comedy. It's not something you have to analyze and really think […]

Wheelchair-bound woman burned in house fire

A wheelchair-bound Portales woman suffered critical burns Thursday morning from a fire at her home on North Avenue B. The woman, 63, was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital where she was treated for her injuries in the burn unit, according to Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols. Nuckols said firefighters responded to the home in the […]

Events Calendar – April 4

Today Sandy Hook Memorial — 4-5 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's Education Building. Information: 562-2253. Teen Craft — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Marble magnets will be made. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Relay For Life of Portales team and committee meeting […]

My Turn – Seminar for all, despite name

Curt Jaynes, owner of the Garden Source nursery in Portales, will be one of the few people sporting a Y chromosome this Saturday morning at the Portales Women's Club's "Just for Women" seminar at Greyhound Arena, and it doesn't bother him a lick. Curt was on the agenda when the event started nine years ago, […]

Council: Recovery plan wanted

Portales city councilors are demanding that action be taken by the New Mexico Department of Transportation to make sure U.S. 70 reconstruction project contractor Constructors, Inc. is held accountable for not being on schedule. City officials feel powerless in the progress of the $8.3 million project that has reduced the highway to one-lane roads since […]

Q&A – Farmer inspired by challenge

Wesley Brown, along with his wife Linda, was recently awarded the Floyd Lions Club Citizen of the Year at this year's Floyd Jamboree for his services as the sound designer of the show. He grew up in a family of farmers, and when he was 14 he started his own farming business. As a result […]

Sirag homer helps Zias pull split

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman catcher Kyra Sirag went 2-for-3, including a three-run homer to hold off a Cowgirl comeback, helping the Eastern New Mexico University softball team defeated New Mexico Highlands 8-6 Wednesday afternoon to pull a doubleheader split at Brandt Field. The host Cowgirls held off a comeback in the opener and held […]

Police Blotter – April 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 12:14 a.m.: Caller reported a traffic accident, 1200 block of North Chicago. 4:41 a.m.: Caller reported a residential burglary alarm, 1200 block of Libra Drive. 6:47 a.m.: Caller reported a semi truck swerving, U.S. 70. 8:38 a.m.: Call was a 911 hang-up, 100 […]

Three-way battle at QB for Hounds

For three seasons, the Eastern New Mexico University football program pretty much knew what it would get from the quarterback position with Wes Wood. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Greyhound defensive coordinator Oliver Soukup directs defensive players Wednesday morning during the Greyhounds football practice at the Greyhound practice field The Muleshoe product has now graduated, […]

Lady Rams notch 12-2 win over Lady Cats

The Portales Lady Rams got a quick start Tuesday night, then erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to hand Clovis High a 12-2 softball loss at Wheeler Park. Freshman Kiersten Ramirez tossed a six-hitter for PHS (4-3) in a game called in the bottom of the sixth inning on the 10-run […]