Zias add midfielder

The Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team has added Jacquelyn Perez, a center-midfielder from El Paso, to its squad for the 2012 season. Perez was twice awarded all-district honors at El Paso's Coronado High School. She represented the state of Chihuahua in the U-17 Mexican nationals. "Jackie is a natural playmaker," ENMU women's coach […]

Police blotter – June 1

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:31 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 1400 block of North Avenue O. 10:44 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer about a civil issue, 300 block of East Rose. 10:52 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 1400 block of North Avenue O. 10:55 a.m.: Caller […]

My turn: Auction benefits community

For 36 years now, the annual KENW tele-auction has been a source of summer entertainment in my house. I love that all of the items are donated (many by local merchants!), and that all of the proceeds help support our very own public broadcasting station. I'll confess that I miss the days when the whole […]

Candidate Q&A: Bob Wooley

Editor's note: Both candidates running for state representative of District 66 are currently the incumbents of districts 66 and 57. They are running for the District 66 because of recent redistricting. Republican candidates running for state representative of District 66 were asked five questions for Tuesday's primary. Answers were limited to 150 words and edited […]

Candidate Q&A: Dennis Kintigh

Editor's note: Both candidates running for state representative of District 66 are currently the incumbents of districts 66 and 57. They are running for the District 66 because of recent redistricting. Republican candidates running for state representative of District 66 were asked five questions for Tuesday's primary. Answers were limited to 150 words and edited […]

One year later

Sandy Van Der Veen sat at her desk, scrolling through her various event calendars and advertisements. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales MainStreet Manager Sandy Van Der Veen, left, tells Daniel Wray and Natalie Robertson about some of the Yam Theatre's highlights during a tour of the building Wednesday afternoon. The couple is considering the building […]

Fishing report – May 30

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 Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Xcel officials say area unaffected by blackouts

Xcel Energy officials are confident their Texas and New Mexico customers will be all right, even with the possibiilty of rolling blackouts in the Texas energy grid, but noted that conservation is always helpful in the heat of May through August. "It's a little bit down from where we were last year," Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Police Blotter - May 31

Editorial: Cost of war in Afghanistan not justified

The recent NATO summit provided confirmation of what many Americans have suspected for some time regarding the war in Afghanistan: It is coming to an end with an outcome much less desirable than what had been promised when the first troops arrived a decade ago. The "surge" of 2010 was not a game changer. The […]