Portales native blasts No. 17

Portales-born Cody Ross hit his 17th home run of the season on Monday for the Florida Marlins.

Tucumcari Olympian making headlines

Internet Web sites are loaded with features and news reports related to former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell, who is competing in the Summer Olympics.

Blogger: We must trust God

Blogger Alvin Petty reports:

Racing Commission sets Wednesday meeting

The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to meet on Wednesday morning in Santa Fe.

Nobody likes to be needled

Life was good — until the dog found a porcupine.

Happy birthday, Hernandez

Dianna Hernandez has been on this earth for nearly a quarter of a century.

ENMU produced Olympic standout

Eastern New Mexico has not produced a lot of Olympians, but we haven’t been shut out either.

Updates from our bloggers

What is humane when it comes to putting down animals?

Local Olympian competes Aug. 18

Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing are Friday but we’ll have to wait 10 days more to watch former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell compete in the women’s hammer throw.

Time to vote (in our Web polls)

Have you voted in our Web polls lately? They’re at the bottom of our home page:

Clovis’ Baskett attracting attention

Another good day at Philadelphia Eagles camp for Clovis’ Hank Baskett.

Clovis’ Baskett ‘a weapon’

Who’s hot?

Happy birthday, Tucumcari

Tucumcari celebrates a century as an incorporated city this year.

Baseball players earn praise

In case you missed it: Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry offers encouraging words for Roosevelt All-Stars:

Gone fishin’

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about summer vacations.

Almost time for school again

Ready to go back to school?

Yes, the editor used to be a baby

Do you know these babies?

Thanks for the help

Clovis’ Pat Clark wants to pass along a good-citizen report:

Now for a taste of Broadway

Broadway has come to Clovis. Check out Liliana Castillo’s report under “Local video and promotions” on the Clovis News Journal Web site: http://www.cnjonline.com • • • Country living columnist Glenda Price tells us: “Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, amateur punkin’ rollins and, of course, […]

Church conference in Lubbock

Roundup 2008, a day-long workshop sponsored by the Northwest Texas, New Mexico and Rio Grande Conferences of The United Methodist Church, is set for Aug. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.