Events calendar — Jan. 2

Friday Roosevelt County Extension Council Meeting — 10:30 a.m., McAlister room in the Jake Lopez Building. Information: 356-4417 Tuesday Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “C is for Cookie” will be featured Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. […]

My turn: Heedless optimism vital to survival

By Betty Williamson PNT columnist “Heedless, unwarranted optimism.” I stumbled across this phrase in Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne’s gruesome history of the Comanches. Gwynne uses the phrase in a negative way, describing the mindset of a military officer about to recklessly lead his troops into a massacre. But as we turn our […]

Police blotter — Jan. 2

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Tuesday • 12 a.m.: Noise disturbance, 17th Lane and Avenue G. • 1:18 a.m.: Traffic stop, 21st Street. • 4:25 a.m.: Traffic stop, 500 block of South Abilene Avenue. • 5:07 a.m.: Traffic stop, 18th Stret and Avenue D. • 5:33 a.m.: Traffic stop, First […]

Weekly New Mexico fishing report — Dec. 31

Northeast Cimarron River — Keep this water on your list for spring. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing. Clayton Lake — Closed for the season. Conchas Lake — The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground […]