Prep football scoreboard

Clovis 31, Roswell Goddard 28 Portales 26, Pojoaque 14 Seagraves 20 Farwell 6 Rawls 31, Bovina 28 San Jon 26, Floyd 19 Texico 47, Fort Sumner 25 Gateway Christian 52, Melrose 6

Healthcare best off in free market

If someone has a broken ankle, you can’t solve their problem by shooting them in the kneecap. If the problem is the cost of medical care, you can’t solve it by socializing medicine and giving government even more control. Government interference is what drove the price up to begin with. The way to bring the [...]

Letter to the Editor — Oct. 4

Washington makes great case for term limits A question: Have we come to the point in our elected representative government to consider term limits? I cannot be the only person within our community to think our government is broken. We no longer have men or women who want our country to do better, by overseeing [...]

Government secrecy proves to be nonpartisan

A government that works in the dark is little good for citizens. That’s why the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government was formed back in 1989. Its purpose is simple: to keep the light shining on the actions of public officials who might prefer to do business behind closed doors. Over the years, FOG has [...]

Stadium vote wraps up Friday

Courtesy photo
An artist’s rendering of the proposed on-campus stadium for Eastern New Mexico University.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University freshman Jonathan McCormick thinks the college’s current stadium at Blackwater Draw is an embarrassment. He’s willing to put up the $40 a semester for the rest of his college career at ENMU to change that. “I haven’t been to many games yet but if [...]

Musicians helping each other follow dreams

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News Tribune
Amauris Lopez, 23, also known as Teddy P., plays a song in his studio in Portales. Lopez is a native of New York City and goes to school at Eastern New Mexico University. In his free time, he works on his music.

Editor’s note: This profile is the first in a weekly series this month about the world of music.   By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Inside of a makeshift studio in a commercial building in west Portales, dreams are being pursued and skills are being crafted. Amauris Lopez, 23, created this haven of [...]

Events Calendar — Oct. 4

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. COPE Reception — 3-5 p.m., COPE Center. The Council of Professors Emeriti will sponsor a special reception for emeritus and former faculty members. Information: 562-2253. College of Education and Technology School Carnival — 3:30-7 [...]

Police blotter — Oct. 4

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Wednesday Caller reported: • 9:34 a.m.: Student smoking marijuana, 700 block of East Third. • 9:35 a.m.: Animal problem, 800 block of Redwine Quincy. • 10:08 a.m.: Requested officer, 800 block of East Second. • 10:27 a.m.: Credit card fraud, Portales. • 10:48 a.m.: Juvenile problem, 1500 [...]

Choose to be happy every day

Each new day is a present wrapped with God’s love. It is a precious gift for all of us. We can open our gift with graciousness or we can ruin it with murmuring and complaining. The choice is ours. Our attitude makes the difference. God’s gifts to you and me are precious. Love, family and [...]

Centipedes aren’t that bad

10-4 Centipede

I received a telephone call recently from a concerned young lady who stated that a centipede crawled across her while she was in bed. She said her entire body elevated itself 3 feet when she saw the uninvited guest drop to the mattress from her shoulder. As she watched in sheer terror, the centipede crawled [...]