Local doesn’t allow deafness to dictate life

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of features about the deaf community. An interpreter was used to speak with Jerradan Jones. Jerradan Jones hasn't let being deaf get in the way of living a normal life. Jones works a full-time job at his father's auto shop, raises his son, and spends time [...]

Order without coercion is possible

I have heard people say there is no point in being libertarian because there will never be a libertarian society. Or because there will always be bad guys who will take advantage of others. Or because someone will always be setting up some form of government. That seems to be a myopic view of the [...]

Common goals are achievable without torture

Portales students celebrate U.S. Law Day

Ninth Judicial District Judge Drew Tatum enlisted the help of children from Brown Early Childhood Center and James Elementary to redecorate his courthouse. Hundreds of Portales students recognized U.S. Law Day in Portales on Wednesday by sending their Law Day-themed colored pictures to Tatum. The pictures lined the hallway that leads to Tatum's chambers. According [...]

Q&A: Children’s librarian discovers career by chance

Tawna Luscombe grew up in Roosevelt County, living in Portales and Causey during her school years. After high school, Luscombe went to Clovis Community College and worked as an office manager and pharmacy technician before she became the children's librarian at the Portales Public Library. She has been married (Paul) for almost 15 years and [...]

Events Calendar – May 2

Today Friends of the Library — Noon, Portales Public Library. The Eastern New Mexico University's Swanee Singers will perform. Everyone is welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Information: 356-3940. Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Magnets will be made. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 [...]

My Turn – Monty can help you find what you want

It's possible that the best-kept secret in Portales has been hiding in plain sight for the last five years: Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, which operates from the confines of an old commercial garage at 308 North Main. Monty Porter, an affable man with a heart for his community and an encyclopedic memory, manages the store [...]

Cold weather plunges into High Plains

Unless you were alive during the Great Depression, today might be the first time you've seen snow in May in the Clovis and Portales area. According to the National Weather Service's projected forecast, there is a 40 percent chance or rain and snow early this morning that may carry on until 11 a.m. The last [...]

From court to track, Jones excels

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Alesha Jones, who set Eastern New Mexico University's record in the women's 800 meters this spring, started her college athletic career as a basketball player. Courtesy photo: ENMU Athletics Alesha Jones is one of a half-dozen athletes expected to contend for a medal in this week's Lone Star Conference Track [...]

Police Blotter – May 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 2:22 a.m.: Unwanted person knocking on door, 100 block of West Ninth Street. 3:32 a.m.: 76-year-old female requested ambulance, 1600 block of West Fir 6:06 a.m.: Cattle on Highway 202. 8:15 a.m.: Request to pick up cat trap, 400 block of [...]