Government more like unruly dog

George Washington is quoted as saying, "Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Unfortunate-ly, in spite of this awareness, he chose to be a part of the problem. His assessment still holds up, although I think government is more like […]

Fishing report – April 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power […]

PHS golf results – April 26

Lovington Invite Wednesday Boys Clovis 316, Lovington 317, Carlsbad 326, Goddard 344, Roswell 365, Portales 372. Top individuals: Hayden Brown, Lovington, 75. Sam Bridgwater, Clovis 77. Matt Justus, Clovis, 77. Austin Valencia, Lovington 78. Ethan Peterson, Clovis 79. Portales individuals: Jackson Powers 42-46-88, Ty Bergman 38-43-81, Jory Nix 53-52-105, Branden Weringa 49-49-98, Jonathan Randall 56-51-107, […]

Police Blotter – April 26

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 12:18 p.m., Caller requested an ambulance for an elderly woman who had fallen, 500 West 16th Lane. 12:23 p.m., Caller requested an officer to do a welfare check, 1000 block West 18th Street. 12:37 p.m., Caller reported a subject in the road, 18th and South […]

Portales schools accredited

Portales Municipal Schools being recommended for accreditation was no surprise, according to Portales High School Assistant Principal Pamela Nelson-Ray, who headed preparing the school district for accreditation through the international organization AdvancED. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler, left, presented Portales High School Assistant Principal Pamela Nelson-Ray with an award for excellence […]

Heat sets record

A Portales sandwich shop saw its busiest day in the past few months Wednesday thanks to customers coming in to beat the record heat. Iced coffee drinks and ice cream were the popular menu items for the Do Drop In, with fruit salad as a close third. "Everyone associates the weather with healthy food," owner […]

Ticket feature: Kite Karnival set for Saturday

Cannon Air Force Base is hoping for a windy Saturday, giving the eastern New Mexico skies a home for hundreds of kites. File photo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite's tail from its string during last year's Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park in Clovis. The Karnival, scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday, […]

Thursday briefing: Kites, flowers and The King

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Go fly a kite The annual spring Kite Karnival is 10 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannon AFB Doc Stewart Park. It's open to the public and includes kite flyer demonstrations, games and rides. Information: 784-6381. Flowers help kids The Portales Kiwanis Club flower sale is 8 […]

My turn: Festival brings community together

I am not sure what the official population is these days in Milnesand, but even with a generous mileage allowance, you would be hard-pressed to get into double figures. That is why it is truly amazing to watch this community rally each year to host the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival. When I say "community," […]

Lady Rams third in Hobbs Invitational

HOBBS — Playing a bit shorthanded, the Portales Lady Rams finished third on Tuesday in the Hobbs Invitational. PHS put two players in the top six in the tournament, with junior Paige Hartman shooting 40-44 — 84 to finish in a three-way tie for second while senior Tylar Rowley shot 47-39 — 86 for a […]

Media hypes fear of sex offenders

A friend of mine found out via cell phone app that a registered sex offender lived on her block. Now she regrets letting her kids play in the front yard. An acquaintance's friend used the same app, and discovered a registered sex offender lived eight blocks away. Now she's concerned for her safety. Another friend […]

Their view: State disproportionately impacted by federal cuts

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, a research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico, writes about the perilous condition of the federal budget. Generally, the Rio Grande Foundation focuses primarily on state and local policy issues. Nonetheless, given New Mexico's status as one of, if not the, most […]

Editorial: U.S. 70 work long time to do, but worth wait

Reality sets in when road construction folks tell Portales residents to buckle up. The $8.3 million, 18-month project through Portales proper will begin in less than three weeks. On May 14, the sorely needed reconstruction of the timeworn four-lane highway that dissects the community will begin. It will include jackhammers tearing out old concrete in […]

Payments to military may rise

So far, several hundred military members who lost homes to illegal foreclosure actions by big banks and mortgage servicers have received settlements of $116,785 apiece for economic loss and emotional distress. They also have been paid any equity lost plus interest. The number of hefty payments to military members and recently-separated veterans likely will swell […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescores – April 24

District 3-2A Texico 11, Tucumcari 3 Texico 101 107 1 —11 9 3 Tucumcari 010 000 2 — 3 3 5 Jarron Hill (7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 W, 2 SO, 63 pitches) and Josh Treadway; Esteban Martinez, Michael Olivas (4), Jordan Walker (6) and Angelo Montano. W — Hill. L — Martinez. […]

Tuesday area prep baseball linescores – April 24

District 3-2A Texico 11, Tucumcari 3 Texico 101 107 1 —11 9 3 Tucumcari 010 000 2 — 3 3 5 Jarron Hill (7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 W, 2 SO, 63 pitches) and Josh Treadway; Esteban Martinez, Michael Olivas (4), Jordan Walker (6) and Angelo Montano. W — Hill. L — Martinez. […]

Opera singer to perform

Joshua Guerrero says he's "late to the opera game" and was previously singing pop music for a couple of years before he focused on opera. Joshua Guerrero The 29-year-old is a tenor in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Singer Program. What is your favorite song to sing in the show? "No Puede Ser," which comes […]

Local students receive scholarship

A pair of eastern New Mexico students are among 38 high school seniors in the state receiving Daniels Fund money to attend the higher education institution of their choice. According to a release from the Daniels Fund, Kristin Lopez of Floyd High and Cheyenne Rivera of Clovis High are among the selections. "These are promising […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Tuesday in the Regents Room of the Administration Building, board members: Heard a report from the ENMU-Roswell President John Madden, who said the campus began a program where students sign a pledge that they will finish school. The program was created to put an emphasis […]

ENMU regents OK tuition hike

The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a 4.9 percent increases in tuition and fees next year at Tuesday's meeting on the Portales campus. "This increase will still enable us to be one of the lowest priced schools in the southwest," ENMU President Steven Gamble said. "This is the lowest amount we've gone […]