Portales pulls tennis split with Ruidoso

Staff report Ruidoso wasn’t the only visitor to cause trouble for Poratles Monday. On a day where winds continued to batter eastern New Mexico, it was just a day the Portales teams wanted to survive. The girls got out with a 9-0 victory in less than two hours at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis […]

Dora’s Clark on big run in PRCA

Jesse Clark went from one Clovis to the other last weekend. Clark, 21, is ranked fifth in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in tie-down roping. The 2010 graduate of Dora High School made a nearly-19-hour drive from Clovis, Calif., where he roped Friday, to Clovis, N.M., for the Joe’s Boot Shop Roping event. You made […]

Joe’s Boot Shop Roping results

Wednesday’s events Open breakaway Round 1 Kaki Herring 3.02, $709; Skye Valdez 3.15, $616;; Cassidy Boggs 3.44, $524; Abbie Medlin 3.47, $431; Shay Spitz, 3.49, $339; Shelby Irick, 3.55, $246; Jordan Fabrizo, 3.56, $154; Riley Fabrizo, 3.60, $65. Round 2 Taylor Bradley, 3.37, $709; Tiada Gray, 3.40, $616; Abbie Medlin, 3.50, $524; Riley Fabrizo, 3.59, […]

Musical complement

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Kayla Paulk, vocal coach, left, accompanies her student, senior Helen Gun of China, on one of her pieces on Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Paulk also helped Gun on pronunciation of the German words she was singing.

Kayla Paulk fell in love with music at an early age when she started to play the piano. Paulk also had always loved to sing and so when she attended Stetson University, she decided she wanted to accompany performances and be a vocal coach. Paulk got her bachelor’s degree of music education in piano in […]

Beef prices high, cattle counts low

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Rising beef prices are changing the buying habits of shoppers at local markets.

By Joshua Lucero and Rick White Staff writers Retired school teacher Joyce Pollard said her shopping choices have changed to compensate for the rises in the price of beef, which are the highest in almost three decades. “You kind of have to do a replacement with the beef,” Pollard said. “So you do turkey, chicken, […]

Tastee Freez gone, but not forgotten

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Sometimes buildings have just done their time, served their purpose. Some have served all the burgers they’re going to serve. That’s the case for the old building I still call Tastee-Freez. Sure, it’s had plenty of different names over the years. Different owners. Different menus. I’ve dined there many a […]

Events calendar — April 29

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Eastern New Mexico Job Fair — 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Information: 762-7714. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Spring Choral Concert — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Information: […]

Dora school news — April 29

Progress reports Progress reports will be issued today for students to take home to parents. The reports show student academic progress through the sixth week of the nine-week final grading period. Elementary track meet Dora students in grades third through sixth will be heading to Floyd Wednesday to compete in their annual elementary track meet. […]

Boisterous, happy, universal shredder … Rudy

By Baxter Black On the edge of common sense I’ve got a year-old Australian Shepherd dog. I don’t intend to use him for livestock; his job will be barker. We live in a rural area. The dogs are penned at night and released during the day into a three acre house and barn lot surrounded […]

Police blotter — April 29

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:43 a.m.: Officer requested, 1000 block of West 14th Street. • 1:12 a.m.: Officer requested, 100 block of Airport Road. • 1:24 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 100 block of Airport Road. • 6:54 a.m.: Welfare check, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • […]