Police Blotter — Aug. 2

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 10:35 a.m.: Threats, 1800 block of South Roosevelt Road 3. • 11:17 a.m.: Alarm, 1000 block of East First Street. • 12:29 p.m.: Welfare check on child, 1400 block of South Avenue C. • 12:41 p.m.: Door open on vacant house, 1800 block of […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 2

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Summer showcase — 7-9 p.m., Yam Theatre. Participants will showcase their talents. Open to children in grades 1-8. Information: 356-8598. Artists in Residence Creativity Group — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Art and Anthropology Design Lab on ENMU’s campus. The group will be led […]

My Turn: Classic is great for children

Due to needing something to “zone out” to that didn’t require much thought, I recently watched an old Disney version of “Wind in the Willows” on Netflix. It got me reminiscing about begging my mother to read the book to me over and over again when I was a child. I couldn’t get enough of […]

Ute Reservoir is lowest cost option

Gayla Brumfield

Gayla Brumfield, guest columnist The Ogallala Aquifer is an underground water source that runs from eastern new Mexico and the Texas Panhandle up to South Dakota. It is one of the larger aquifers in the country and waters much of the nation’s richest agricultural areas. The number of wells tapping into the Ogallala is steadily […]

An armed society is a polite society

Those who want to violate the right of every human to carry whatever kind of weapon they choose, everywhere they go, have all manner of emotional pleas at their disposal. And their scenarios always fail when exposed to reality. Just before Christmas last year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reacted to the suggestion of having armed […]

Postponement of payment part of Obamacare

— Albuquerque Journal Politicians, activists, providers and patients protesting the temporary suspension by the Human Services Department of Medicaid payments to 15 nonprofits that deliver behavioral health services around New Mexico are targeting the wrong people. The requirement to suspend payments where fraud is suspected is part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Remember, a […]