Be wary of brown recluse spider

The brown recluse, also called the violin spider, is a venomous spider found in Elida, Portales and Clovis. Drs. Darren Pollock and Kenwyn Cradock — entomologists with the Natural History Museum at Eastern New Mexico University — and I have identified specimens collected by Ken Carlson from these areas. They are definitely brown recluse spiders. […]

Dora news: April 6

FFA winners at Roswell contest Pasture and Range — first place: Taylor McAlister, third high individual Dairy Foods — first place: Lindsey Fletcher, third high individual Livestock Crops: Second place: Taylor McAlister, first high individual Farm Business Management, 3rd place: Kyler King, 2nd high individual in Home Site. Sports schedule Today — Varsity/JV baseball at […]

My turn: Jamboree full of talent

Floyd Lions Club members weren't lying when they said this year's Floyd Jamboree would be the best one yet. I attended the Thursday night show last week and the event had a great variety of songs and performers. The instruments sounded amazing and there was fun humor thrown in, such as someone in a devil […]

Religion column: Easter proves love stronger than death

The tomb is empty. The stone's been rolled away bringing endless hope to the human heart. We have been redeemed. Let the world rejoice. He is risen! It is the greatest moment in the annals of time. Easter symbolizes victory. Jesus is our champion. The one who endured the cross still reaches out to hurting […]

Friday morning briefing: An egg hunt, hitting a knuckle ball and and a fast ostrich

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Egg hunt There's an Easter egg Hunt 2 p.m. Saturday at the Softball Complex on Industrial Drive in Portales. It's open to all kids ages 10 and under. Information: Veda Urioste at 356-6662, ext. 1018 or Joan Martinez-Terry at 356-6662, ext. 1012. Breakfast The American Legion Auxiliary […]

Chubby Checker to headline music festival

Singer-songwriter Chubby Checker is coming to town. Courtesy photo Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said Chubby Checker will be the headliner for Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for September. Ernie Kos, executive director of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce, said Checker, who rose to stardom in 1960 with the […]

ENMU counselors say more students seeking help

Eastern New Mexico University wellness counselors believe the stigma associated with seeking help is going away. Since 2006, the number of students seen at the career and counseling center has increased each year, according to Susan Larsen, director of career and counseling services. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Office assistant and Eastern New Mexico University freshman […]

Police blotter – April 5

Here is a sampling of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 1 p.m.: Caller reported a stray dog in the area, 300 block north Laredo. 2:14 p.m.: Caller reported being hit by a cane, West Fir and North Avenue M. 2:40 p.m.: Caller reported his wallet being stolen, Walk up. 4:02 p.m.: Caller […]

My turn: Rather spend spring break on the High Plains

A dozen Midwestern college students spent part of their spring break in the Milnesand area last week doing some volunteer work for The Nature Conservancy. On their last night here, my TNC friend, Tish, invited me to stargaze with the group. We walked a couple of hundred yards east of Milnesand on a quiet side […]

Zias third, Hounds seventh at Snyder rodeo

SNYDER, Texas —Eastern New Mexico University's women finished third and the men seventh over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. The Zias tallied 285 points, trailing Texas Tech (355) and Vernon College (345). Junior Jessie Kirkes was second in the first go in 7.5 seconds and second in the short go in 7.8 […]