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Wagner throws no-hitter as Rams win two

link Courtesy photo:Elizabeth Salgado Rey Ornelas throws a pitch during the Rams second game against NMMI Tuesday. Staff report Grant Wagner pitched an abbreviated no-hitter and Portales scored a comb... Full story

 

Zias swept in two by Lubbock Christian

link Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Zia shortstop Susannah Chandler dives for a line drive during the Zias second game in a doubleheader against the Lubbock Christian University Chaps at Zia softball...

 

Rams tennis gets first win

link Staff photo: Joshua Lucero Portales sophomore Zachary Laurenz returns a serve during a doubles match with partner Austin Lucero against Goddard at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Staff writer dma...

 

Fairgrounds to open for festival, expo

MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com Roosevelt County commissioners approved what Commissioner Gene Creighton called a “win-win” agreement with the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Commissioners agreed to open the Roosevelt...

 

Local teen vocalist takes top honor

Staff report link Courtesy photo Carter, pictured on his album “Legends,” began playing the fiddle at age 7. A Portales teen was named 2014 Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy...

 

Substation in the works

Staff report The City of Portales and the Portales Fire Department have taken the first steps towards the creation of a PFD substation on the north side of Portales. The city councilors approved the acceptance of a warranty deed for property donated...

 

Officer enjoys interaction most

Editor’s note: This is a weekly series profiling public service workers link Navarez Name: Daniel Navarez Title: Police officer, Portales Police Department What made you want to be a police...

 

Pages past — April 8

On this date ...link 1965: The Clovis News-Journal interviewed area men involved in the Bataan Death March, which began on April 9, 1942, and involved almost 1,800 New Mexico National Guardsmen. Orvil... Full story

 

Local roundup — April 8

Detention officer attacked by inmate Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova confirmed Tuesday that a detention center officer was recently attacked by an inmate. But, Casanova said, the officer was not seriously injured and... Full story

 

Everything coming up roses

Local columnist link Helena Rodriguez April showers bring May flowers. But that’s not the only reason I’m planting my petunias this week. My friend, Josie DeLeon, told me recently that she waits... Full story

 

'Better Call Saul' makes impressive debut

Deputy editor link Kevin Wilson My New Mexico driver’s license may be revoked over this, but “Breaking Bad” isn’t my pick as greatest television series in history. Before you shout,...

 

Detention center may have full staff

MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com After months of being understaffed, the Roosevelt County Detention Center is finally on its way to being fully staffed again. Commissioners approved the hiring of three full-time positions and two part-time... Full story

 

To do list — April 8

Today • Preschool story time — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 Thursday • Preschool storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public... Full story

 

I look up to strong women of 'Mad Men'

Staff writer link Brittney Cannon In our house lately, it’s been a “Mad Men’s” world, and this week, my favorite character made it hers. Watching “Mad Men” recently has reminded me of the...

 

Honor rolls — April 8

Dora High School Seventh grade A Honor Roll Lydia Barron Kaitlyn Kircher Allie Luscombe Alyssa McAlister A/B Honor roll Austen Jones Sarron Simpson Eighth grade A/B Honor roll Jessa Beaty Lauren Bickham Dakota Newman Alex Zangara Ninth grade A Honor...

 

Meetings watch — April 8

Portales City Council The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at the Memorial Building: • Awarded accounts payable/payroll support specialist Carla Weems with the employee of the quarter award for the first...

 

Banana peel toss not representative of New Mexico

Santa Fe is known for many things — but being known as a place where an audience member throws a banana peel at an African-American comic is not an image we welcome. Yet that’s the story that shot around the nation, and even the world, after...

 

Banana peel toss not representative of New Mexico

Santa Fe is known for many things — but being known as a place where an audience member throws a banana peel at an African-American comic is not an image we welcome. Yet that’s the story that shot around the nation, and even the world, after... Full story

 

Capitalism made hemp, pot illegal

State columnist link Tom McDonald One of the perks to having a column that runs in papers around the state is the feedback, especially through emails, that I receive from readers. Sometimes it... Full story

 

Capitalism made hemp, pot illegal

State columnist link Tom McDonald One of the perks to having a column that runs in papers around the state is the feedback, especially through emails, that I receive from readers. Sometimes it...

 

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