Base planners say protecting state’s bases not limited to BRAC rounds

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The importance of protecting not just Cannon Air Force Base, but all New Mexico military bases was underscored Friday at a meeting of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission. The cumulative economic impact of even a gradual withdrawal of jets at Cannon Air Force Base sans a new mission […]

Day Trips: Ballet offers ‘Romantic Evening’

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For couples in search of a romantic evening, why not drive to the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo on Nov. 5 and see the San Diego Ballet perform its version of “A Romantic Evening.” The performance is a night of contemporary dance set to the sounds of Arthur Murray, Nat King […]

Sisters add creativity, bring life to crafts

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Janice Lee believes a little paint can bring her hand-crafted wooden characters to life. “I love to paint people and Santas. They come to life when you paint on their mouths, noses and eyes. You get a good feeling as the Santa comes to life in your hands,” Lee said. […]

Cannon honored for excellence

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base was honored as the top base among Air Combat Command installations for the second straight year, according to an Air Force press release. Cannon was named as the command-level winner of the 2006 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award on Friday in a ceremony at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. […]

10/22 Local Roundup

Staff reports Clovis man sentenced for forgery, fraud A Clovis man on Friday was sentenced to four years in jail for forgery and fraud, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Lawrence Caldwell, 42, signed his name to a check his former employer reported missing in January 2004, according to […]

Oct. 22, 2005

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn […]

Portales sweeps Lovington

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With nothing to actually play for, Portales’ volleyball team chose Thursday night to make a statement. With the top spot in the District 4-3A tournament already in hand, Portales cruised to a 25-12, 25-12, 25-9 sweep against Lovington in its final regular season district match. Portales (16-3) needed just […]

West Texas beats ENMU for seventh-straight win

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M extended its winning streak to seven matches and completed a season-sweep of Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night with a 30-24, 30-28, 30-18 victory over the Zias in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at The Box. Rachel Altman collected 15 kills, eight digs and five block […]

Program promotes after school activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Recreation Center was constructed to provide something to do for the children of Portales, and Thursday the children took full advantage of it. Portales children had light bulbs painted on their faces, decorated pumpkins, had their hair spray-painted as part of the first Lights on Afterschool program. Sabrina […]

Oct. 21 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Sometimes kids should wear the pants in the house

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Who wears the pants in the house? That’s a question often asked today, and I’m not just talking about husbands and wives. I’m talking about parents and children. My teenage daughter Laura and I recently went through a tough ordeal that really tested us as a family. It pitted us […]

Ignoring messages of hate is most productive method

Freedom Newspapers Toledo, Ohio, residents over the weekend demonstrated why it is generally better to ignore messages of hate than trying to outshout the unreasonable messengers. A crowd that gathered to protest a white supremacist group’s march instead began a riot. The crowd threw rocks at police and vandalized vehicles and stores, burning a bar. […]

Panel urges victims to report domestic violence

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Panelists from Clovis and Portales used a forum on Thursday evening to encourage victims of domestic violence to step forward. It took Debbie Vinson, a former victim of domestic violence, more than eight years to do it, but she did it. Professionals from Roosevelt and Curry County who deal with […]

Hill to sign with Navy

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With the expectations on her and the Portales High basketball team she plays for, there is a good chance one month from now that basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the […]

Oct. 20 Obituaries

Twila Smith Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Missouri until she was 8 years old, when her family moved […]

Buffalo Soldier Hill name change now official

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer If a hill located near Lingo is ever mentioned in a federal map from now on, it shall be called Buffalo Soldier Hill honoring African-American members of the United States Cavalry. Buffalo Soldier Hill is located in Lingo, a town 40 miles southeast of Portales near the Texas border. Bob […]

City ready to target redevelopment

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer During the coming weeks, city and organization leaders will target vacant buildings in Portales as possible locations for new businesses. A meeting was held Tuesday to discuss economic development and what path the city should take to try to encourage those in the community and outside of the community to […]

Oct. 20 Local Briefs

Base planning commission to meet in Clovis The New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in room 516 at Clovis Community College. The agenda includes an update presentation from the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission discussing base support and economic impact issues. ENMU Upward Bound selling snacks […]

Oct. 20 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Thursday Double Trouble in Recovery (support for people […]

Entities discuss Ute Water Project at public meeting

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers County officials, farmers and residents identified their top alternative water plans Wednesday evening during a public meeting organized by an Albuquerque based engineering and water resource consulting firm, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. Though only eight of the original 11 entities remain committed, the Ute Pipeline — a $300 million […]