Lee tells commission to reduce expenditures

By Tony Parra Portales city finance committee members were seeing red in this year’s first 2004-05 budget hearing. Red ink, that is. Portales City Manager Debi Lee said changes need to be made to the city’s budget to offset the $1.2 million-dollar budget deficit. “Financially in the big picture, we’re going to have to reduce […]

Forum to feature DA candidates

By Ryan Lengerich Eastern New Mexico residents will have their chance to drill two district attorney candidates at a forum on Tuesday. The event will pit 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter against opponent Matt Chandler in a public debate organized by a Clovis Community College student legal group. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. […]

Bomb threat called in to courthouse

By Tony Parra Law enforcement officials evacuated employees at the Roosevelt County Courthouse for an hour on Monday afternoon following a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax. Officers with the Portales Police Department evacuated the county courthouse from 12:40 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said they received the […]

ENMU presidential race runs its course

By Michelle Seeber Brett Trembly, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, recently was named student body president — but not until waves created by students opposing his election were smoothed out by the student body’s supreme court. Gary Musgrave, vice president of Student Affairs and Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University, said there […]

Chi Omega setting up for Slamma*Jamma

By Kevin Wilson Slamma*Jamma, set for Wednesday night at Eastern New Mexico University, is first and foremost a concert. But it’s also a lesson in networking. What started as two friends talking eventually branched into a four-band concert, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom. Bands scheduled to perform are Whatsoever, Last […]

ENMU Student Profile, April 27

Your name: Sarah Lyn Boone Your classification: Senior Your major: General Agriculture Your age (and birthdate): 24 (October 24, 1979) Your hometown: Elida What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day would be hanging out with my friends and family and not having to worry about going to class or […]

Broad Horizons takes second chance at high school dance

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By Tony Parra Prom is taken for granted by many high schoolers, but not for Broad Horizons students who participated in the first prom for Broad Horizons in three years. One Broad Horizons official said in previous years, students didn’t have as much interest in having a prom and that is why there was no […]

Local pharmacists concerned about international prescription drugs

By Michelle Seeber Pharmacists in Portales are concerned about support for legalizing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada and Europe. Dick Haverland, pharmacist at C.J.’s Pill Box Pharmacy, said his main concern was guaranteeing the purity of medications and ensuring they wouldn’t be forgeries. “(Verification is) pretty hard to do over the internet,” Haverland said. “If […]

April 25 Dora School News

Dora School News Days are passing swiftly and is only a matter of a couple weeks now until preschool and kindergarten students are out on May 6th. They are all excited and making plans for Kindergarten graduation at 2 p.m. on May 6th. No School Monday This is no school on Monday, except for detention […]

April 25 FTCS School News

Music Performance The high school music theory class will be performing May 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the ACTS building located at 1500-1/2 S. Ave. D. Field Trip On Tuesday, students in grades 1-4 will go to the Clovis Zoo, have a picnic lunch, and go for ice cream. The 5th and 6th grade classes […]

April 25 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • ELS day Friday • Child Find, Friday • FFA Banquet is Friday night. • Fourth grade field trip to Albuquerque is Thursday and Friday • Annual Elementary Play Day is May 7th from 8-11am. Parent volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please call Sabrina or Mrs. Batista at 478-2211. • Athletic […]

April 25 Elida School News

Members and supporters of Elida High School’s FFA, FCCLA and BPA were honored at a Vocational Banquet held on Friday. This was a time to recognize our members and to thank our supporters. Student Council The Elida High School Student Council hosted a coke and popcorn party for Mrs. Holmes’ 4th graders on Friday, April […]

Wilson named managing editor in Portales

Freedom Newspapers Kevin Wilson has been named managing editor for the Portales News-Tribune. The managing editor oversees day-to-day operations of the newsroom. Wilson succeeds Mike Linn, who has accepted a position with the Clovis News Journal. The Clovis and Portales papers are owned by Freedom Newspapers, Inc. Wilson is a 2000 graduate of Eastern New […]

April 25 Obituaries

J.E. O’Neal, 94 Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work on the farm. […]

Snipe hunting only needs to be enjoyed once

By Bob Huber If you’re thinking about a final spring adventure before the advent of summer reruns, zealots of the great outdoors will be happy to introduce you to snipe hunting. You probably deserve it. Snipe hunting is a traditional American exploit, ranked high on the all-time list of Things You Do Only Once in […]

It’s time to get into the swing of spring

By Jim Lee This month is about ready to bite the dust after some much-needed April showers, and winter has probably gone to sleep for a few months. All things considered, this is a great time of year. I have always enjoyed spring. Once we get into the swing of the season, we should really […]

Rams stay in second place in district

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — With a little more than week to go in the district baseball season, just two games separate the top three teams in District 4-3A. Portales (14-6, 6-2 district) stayed alive in its quest for a playoff spot with a 10-3, 18-11 sweep Saturday at Ruidoso. The Rams stayed in second place, […]

Dora blows out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It felt like nothing for Dora freshman Casey O’Connor when he hit the first home run of his life. Likewise, it felt like nothing when he and his Coyote teammates jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Floyd. In the end, Dora needed all seven innings to beat the host […]

Welch signs with West Texas A&M

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By Kevin Wilson Kevin Welch will bring his high school golf career to an end next month by heading west to Kirtland for the state tournament. Next year, he’ll transition to a college golf career east of Portales at West Texas A&M. Welch, a senior for the Portales High golf team, signed a national letter-of-intent […]

Sanders hoping to catch on with NFL team

By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed into one of the top wide receivers and punt returners in the Lone Star Conference. That was two years and two major surgeries ago. Undaunted by his run of tough luck and […]