Events calendar — Oct. 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Monster Mayhem” will be featured. Participants are asked to wear their costumes. Information: 356-3940. Safe Trick-or-Treat Night — 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Downtown Portales. Information: 356-8541. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Tweens’ choice. Open to […]

Tucson’s loss is El Paso’s gain

The Major League Baseball season will conclude this week, which can only mean it’s time to figure out what ballparks I’m visiting in 2014. A friend of mind who lives in Texas was interviewing for a job in Detroit. She gets the job, I visit her and catch a Rangers-Tigers series. She doesn’t get the […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 9:48 a.m.: Follow-up request, 500 block of West 18th Street. • 11:32 a.m.: Deputy requested, 100 block of Airport. • 11:54 a.m.: Animal complaint, South Avenue L. • 12:31 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of North Globe. • 12:35 p.m.: Battery, 1500 block of […]

Ute project detractor says he’s defending taxpayers

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor A new voice with a controversial past has emerged as a leader in the debate over the Ute Water Project. Greg Neal is a developer and consultant now pushing hard to force a new study of Ute lake reservoir and questioning how the project has been handled by the […]

Accelerated drawdown required

Keeping the military as combat ready as possible, during this period of budget chaos, will require an accelerated force drawdown starting in 2014, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer said. That will mean more tumult for personnel because a steeper drawdown likely will require some involuntary separations of military careerists and reductions-in-force orders, RIFs, for […]

Children have nothing to fear from yoga mats

The American Yoga Association reports the word yoga means “to join or yoke together” in an effort to bring body and mind into harmony. “In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout […]

PHS soccer squads, Dora football team earn state berths

CMI staff The Portales High soccer teams were selected for spots in the Class 1A-3A state tournament on Sunday in Albuquerque. The Rams (8-10) earned the No. 11 seed for the boys in the 12-team field, and will face sixth-seeded Hope Christian (10-10) at 4 p.m. on Friday in Albuquerque. The Lady Rams (7-12) earned […]

Zias drop 2-0 decision against Midwestern St.

CMI staff Midwestern State senior Emily Saville had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Mustangs blanked Eastern New Mexico University 2-0 in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The loss was the first in regulation for the Zias (4-6-5, 1-3-4 LSC), who had won their previous four outings ending […]

Maxpreps.com state football rankings

Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 8-0; 2. Valley 8-0; 3. Rio Rancho Cleveland 7-1; 4. Sandia 6-2; 5. Mayfield 7-1; 6. Rio Rancho 6-2; 7. Cibola 5-3; 8. Manzano 4-4; 9. Clovis 4-5; 10. Volcano Vista 5-3. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 5-2; 2. Belen 7-1; 3. Farmington 7-1; 4. Los Lunas 6-2; 5. […]

Zias third, Hounds fifth in final rodeo of semester

CMI staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Lindsey Adcock captured women’s all-around honors over the weekend in the Sul Ross State rodeo, the final competition for the Greyhounds and Zias until next semester. ENMU’s women finished third in the rodeo with 140 points while the Hounds were fifth on the men’s side […]