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Articles from the April 12, 2014 edition

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Portales holds off hard-charging Hope Christian

Staff writer [email protected] Portales sophomore Kiersten Ramirez was still a little disgusted she missed her first chance to close out a doubleheader sweep over Hope Christian. She didn’t wast...


Top-ranked Lady Buffs cruise past Zias twice

Staff report West Texas A&M left no doubt in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader against Eastern New Mexico University why the Lady Buffs are ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II. First baseman Allison Cranfill went 5-for-7 with six... Full story


Hounds fall to No. 6 Buffs on run rule

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior right-hander Ben Monticello was pitching well through the first two innings. Then the runs just kept on a-coming for No. 6 West Texas A&M. The Buffaloes pounded out 18 hits and scored in each of the final six... Full story


The western migration invasion

link Baxter Black On the edge of common sense The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational... Full story


Understanding, appreciation came over years

link Courtesy photo Connie Belcher with her father, William Creech. Editor William Creech died March 15, 2012. Clovis’ Connie Belcher has been thinking a lot about her dad lately. She tells about...


Police blotter — April 13

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 3:45 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown. • 4:34 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 4:54 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1700 block of... Full story


Events calendar — April 13

Today Little Shop of Horrors - 2 p.m., Portales High School Auditorium. Information: 356-7015. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information:... Full story


Beautiful day for cleaning

link Lillian Bowe: Staff writer From left, Petie Baca, Adri Baca and Alexis Gonzales are picking |up trash from the side of U.S. 70. They were part of Great American Clean-up on Saturday and they in...


Chili for charity

link Lillian Bowe: Staff writer Lynda Putzier, organizer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515’s chili and cake cook off, serves a piece of Tammy Lewis’ first place cake on Saturday. Staff...


Hounds notch split against No. 6 Buffs

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Junior center fielder Matthew Burks wasted no time getting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team off on the right foot on Saturday. Burks slammed the first pitch of the game from West Texas A&M right-hander...


Money just like speech, only louder

State columnist Last week the Supreme Court opened the door to even more influence by money in American politics. One of the arguments was that contributing money to a candidate is a First Amendment... Full story


Not everything has its reason

Local columnist Some say everything happens for a reason. That seems simplistic — even cruel. What possible purpose is there for 239 people to lie on the bottom of the ocean. Whether mechanical...


Nuclear stockpile maintenance deserves full attention

A highly critical audit of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex does not invite confidence in the agency’s ability to maintain our nuclear stockpile reliably. The Department of Energy’s Inspector General report on National Nuclear Security... Full story


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