‘Old West’ lives in Fort Sumner

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who […]

Detention hearings set Monday for seven arrested

By Andy Jackson Seven defendants arrested Thursday morning on charges of trafficking methamphetamine in Clovis will have detention hearings Monday, according to the federal prosecutor handling the case. The hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in federal court in Albuquerque, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Kimball. The state will argue the individuals be held […]

Public meetings planned to clarify Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra Experts in the Ute Water Pipeline project want to paint a clearer picture for eastern New Mexico residents so they can understand the need, costs and benefits of the proposed pipeline. They plan to do this with public meetings. The first of four meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday […]

Local combat veteran honored on ALS Wall of Heroes

Col. (ret) Gabriel Bartholomew is presented with a shadow box by the Airman Leadership School students and members of the 27th Fighter Wing, friends and family. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon’s Airman Leadership School inducted another in a growing number of local combat veterans to its Wall of Heroes in a ceremony Oct. 28 at […]

Outdoor Recreation sponsors SnoFest 2006

Jeanette Hattan and Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest, Jan. 26 through 30, 2006 at Keystone Resort in Colorado (sponsored by Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain Blue, Air Force Space Command and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.). SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members […]

Cannon Airman to audition for Tops in Blue

Airman Thomas Trower One of Cannon’s finest has been selected to audition at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for Tops in Blue. Airman 1st Class Chonte Walker, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, was selected from hundreds of applicants to audition for the Air Force performing arts program. This is an elite entertainment showcase program that tours […]

Mandatory briefing for Cannon lieutenants

Tech. Sgt. Steven Crow In an effort to right-size and shape the force for the future, Air Force officials have approved an annual board that will evaluate officers for continued service at their three-year point as part of the service’s force management program. The first Force Shaping board is scheduled to convene April 3, 2006 […]

Med Group to offer Acute Care Walk-in Service

Courtesy of the 27th Medical Group The 27th Medical Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new Acute Care Walk-in Service on Monday. This service is for beneficiaries enrolled in Family Practice and will be open Monday through Friday. Check-in times Monday through Thursday will be from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from […]

Warriors hope to improve seeding, Rams want a win

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden thinks that both the Warriors and the Portales Rams have already earned their way into the Class 3A playoffs, and tonight’s game is a chance for each to improve their seeding. “Our entire district should be looking (forward to the playoffs),” Bowden said. “Even Portales […]

Zias win in four

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Letting a quick 9-1 lead get away in Thursday night’s first game didn’t bode well for Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team. Undaunted, the Zias bounced back with a solid performance the rest of the way to beat Angelo State 33-35, 30-17, 30-23, 30-20 in a Lone Star Conference South […]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at […]

Small-school teams battle for state berths

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers On paper, the Texico volleyball team appears to be in good shape heading into this weekend’s Class 2A Region C tournament, which the Lady Wolverines will host. Texico, the District 6-2A champion, faces 7-2A runnerup Dexter (13-10) in the first of two semifinal matches at 5 p.m. today. The Lady […]

Seven arrested for meth trafficking

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Seven area residents were arrested early Thursday morning on federal charges of methamphetamine trafficking in a series of raids throughout Clovis. Dubbed “Generation Ice Takedown,” the raids resulted from long-term federal, state and local police investigations, a Clovis police press release said. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the arrests will make […]

Saltclah crowned Miss Native American

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Shannon Saltclah stood proud on Thursday night with her new crown sitting atop her head as the new Miss Native American Queen for the 2005-06 school year. Saltclah, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, was selected as the new queen in front of a crowd in the Zia Room […]

Hospital board elections will be held Tuesday

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Four Portales people are hoping to help with health issues in the Portales community as members of the Roosevelt County General Hospital board, but only two of them will be chosen in Tuesday’s election. Positions are open in District 1 and District 2. Both positions are five-year terms running from […]

Nov. 4 Local Briefs

Personal safety workshops set The Eastern New Mexico Student Affairs Office has announced a series of personal safety workshops for students, in a news release Thursday. The workshops will be conducted by members of the counseling center and local law enforcement personnel. The workshops will held at noon Friday in the Pecos room in the […]

Cherish those special moments in your life

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Close your eyes and hold out your hands.” The waitress at the fast food place had been friendly and personable the first time she waited on us. “You’re going to put a bug in my hand!” “No I’m not. Just close your eyes.” I opened my eyes to find a pair […]

Crisp air brings thoughts of perfectly-timed good-bye

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When it starts feeling crisp outside with a cold snap in the air, I think of the cozy fires Dad will kindle in his woodburning stove. Then my stomach churns, thinking of the ollas of menudo he’ll brew. When I think of his savory menudo — a stew of tripe, […]

Hopefully Bush is prepared for flu, but don’t count on it

Freedom Newspapers One could view President Bush’s speech on avian flu cynically without much difficulty. He was, after all, coming off what one could characterize as the worst week in his presidency. He first announced a respectable Supreme Court nomination, then asserted he is on top of the avian flu threat — and as is […]

Nov. 4 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., […]