Area Road Construction – April 28

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County will be chip sealing County Road O from County Road 9 to State Road 467. Please be advised of minimal usage during the hours listed below. Tuesday (6 a.m.-4 p.m.) — First layer of chip seal Wednesday (6 a.m.-4 p.m.) — Second […]

Volunteers spring into action

After filling up on donuts and breakfast burritos, volunteers from around Portales sprung into action Saturday to help renovate the Recreation Center as part of Comcast Cares Day. The majority of the volunteers came from Portales High School's cheer, track, tennis and softball teams. According to Candra Reynolds, coordinator for the event and a Comcast […]

Rangeland still waiting for rain

Lane Grau of Grady has sold about 30 percent of his cattle over the last couple years because his land could not support grazing. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Baird Lane Grau kneels down to get a better look at the dead turf on his property. He estimates one-third of the turf on his rangeland has […]

Schoolyard antics not becoming of a leader

Steve Kush, the suspended executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party, is right about two things. His comments regarding women who voiced viewpoints with which he disagreed at a County Commission meeting on raising the minimum wage were insensitive and "moronic." Now, if Kush won't resign, he should be fired. Because it is in […]

Barney just can’t see logic

The answering machine blinked ominously. "Hey, little feller, we need to chat. Heh. Heh. Heh." Just my luck. It was my friend Barney and he was clearly well in into cocktail hour. Barney has this screwy notion New Jersey is the world center of intellectual eminence and cultural superiority. He thinks New Mexico is still […]

How to raise revenue, not taxes

Like most Americans, I am concerned about deficit spending. Recently, after downing a couple of Great Value strawberry sodas and two Banquet chicken pot pies while watching reruns of "Cops," I was inspired to brainstorm ways to raise revenue without raising taxes. My sodium-and-sugar-addled ideas include allowing citizens to purchase yearly permits for: Driving over […]

Zias dealt 11-3 loss in finale at Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. — After being eliminated from a chance to make the Lone Star Conference softball tournament in Friday's doubleheader loss, Eastern New Mexico University just couldn't get up for Saturday's season finale. Cameron scored six runs in the first inning, shut down a potential comeback bid in the third and went on to an […]

Comcast Cares Day at the Portales Recreation Center

Results of EPAC track meet

Thursday at Melrose Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 146; 2. Fort Sumner 73; 3. Eunice 69 3/5; 4. Logan 61; 5. Tatum 41 1/5; 6. Melrose 16; 7. Dora 15; 8. Floyd 11; 9. San Jon 10; 10. Clovis Christian 6; 11. Grady 2. High point individual: Michael Giannini, Fort Sumner 20. Field events Long […]

Lady Rams win district with sweep

LOVINGTON — Senior Summer Martinez cracked a pair of two-run homers in the opener and pitched a three-hit complete game in the nightcap on Friday as the Portales Lady Rams wrapped up the District 4-3A softball title with a 15-1, 10-3 sweep of rival Lovington. Portales (18-5, 6-0 district) led just 2-1 in the third […]