Team loyalty should have rewards

Things are good for me as a baseball fan. The Texas Rangers are leading the American League West, and until Monday night Josh Hamilton had more homers than the San Diego Padres. My Rangers have not always been good. I accept this as the ebb and flow of sports, and enjoy my team during both […]

Wife recounts husband’s last day

Even as the war in Afghanistan is featured less often on evening newscasts or front pages of our newspapers, Americans still involved in the fight continue to die there, deepening the pool of Memorial Day remembrances with new heroes and fresh heartbreak. To glimpse what's still being sacrificed on Afghan soil, Courtney Knox, the 24-year-old […]

Police: Teen drowns at Conchas Lake

A 15-year-old Sandia Park male drowned at Conchas Lake diving off of his family's fishing boat Tuesday, according to the New Mexico State Police. The name of the teen was being withheld Tuesday night, Capt. Jimmy Glascock said, pending notification of all immediate family members. Glascock said state police were dispatched at 1:15 p.m. to […]

Portales PD making changes

More than a month after the release of a report critical of the Portales Police Department, the department has made numerous changes and is in the process of more, according to Police Chief Jeff Gill. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kim Terry, records clerk for the Portales Police Department, helps a customer. The records departmentn has […]

Dora students author book

A group of Dora Elementary students became artists, a democracy, a family, and most importantly authors within the 30 minutes they met a day over the last six months. Robin Simpson: Courtesy photo A group of 13 Dora students created and wrote a book entitled "Ocean Life A-Z" which earned an honorable mention in a […]

Police blotter: May 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 10:02 a.m.: Caller reported a male in a park needs an ambulance, 18th and South Avenue J. 10:13 a.m.: Caller reported a cat in her trap, 1900 block of South Avenue G. 10:16 a.m.: Caller reported she sold a car to a person […]

My turn: Watch where you’re driving

A couple of locals asked me if I would be writing about my "brush with death" this week. After I laughed I told them, "you know I am." Out of all the cities I've lived in and visited, I never thought I would get hit by a truck in Portales. To be clear, I was […]

CCS hires football coach/AD

Clovis Christian has filled its football and athletic director's positions with Corey Robinson, a Florida native who has been an assistant coach at the FCS (Division I-AA), Division II and junior college levels as well as a variety of high schools. So what made him check into the opening at CCS? "About two years ago, […]

Romney savors GOP nomination victory

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney says he's honored and humbled to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee. And he's expressing confidence in his chances of winning the White House this fall. The former Massachusetts governor clinched the party nod Tuesday night with a Texas primary victory. In a post-victory statement, he claims the party has […]

Drought leaves soil vulnerable to wind erosion

Drought and fire have destroyed crops and vegetation in eastern New Mexico, leaving the dry and barren soil vulnerable to wind erosion and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Sand dunes accumulating along fencelines southwest of Clovis on N.M. 467 are signs of rapidly […]

Portales woman critical after Ute Lake accident

Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident about 6 p.m. Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, a family friend said. State park officials investigating the accident have declined to provide details of the accident. Shaina Pool Rebecca Martinez Holt of Clovis said she helped organize […]

Lubbock man killed in one-vehicle accident

A Lubbock man was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident in west Bailey County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charles David Sharp, 51, was the only person in the 2011 Lexus four-door that crashed on State Highway 214, 4 1/2 miles south of Farm Road 298 in Bailey County. According to Carlson […]

American Legion into its 66th year of hosting Memorial Day program

A crowd of about 40 residents attended a Memorial Day program Monday morning at the Portales Cemetery. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Lynnde Hall, left, and Taryn Kizer of Portales present the laying of the wreath in the Portales American Legion's Memorial Day program. The Portales American Legion has hosted the program for 66 years to […]

My turn: Ice cream better when shared

I'm privileged to own the book, "Six Miles to the Windmill," by Annie King Greaves. It's her personal recollections from 1908-1913. She tells about this ice cream social. Frank rode 12 miles to invite the neighbors, and they spread the word by riding on out to their neighbors. Don drove a big team of red […]

On the shelves: May 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Golf: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever" by the editors of Golf Magazine was given by Dr. and Mrs. O.T. Rozzell in memory of Bill Prince. In a book with 150 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, the editors collect advice from ten of the best […]

Senior calendar: May 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. […]

Custom dressmaker to visit show

Information on repurposing garments, doing furniture "makeovers," and making food gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about how to repurpose garments by turning a vintage wedding dress […]

School menus: May 27

Melrose schools Monday: Memorial Day. No school. Tuesday: Breakfast —Cooks choice. Lunch — Hamburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Chicken patty sandwich, tots, fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Corn dogs, chips, fruit, milk. School dismissed for summer.

Honors: May 27

Archibeque William James Archibeque of Portales has been named to the dean's honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2012 spring semester on the Weatherford campus.

Club notes: May 27

RGH Auxiliary President Linda Uttaro called the May 16 meeting to order by giving the auxiliary prayer. Uttaro announced the signage is in, installed and awaiting the electrical connection to be completed. The company accepted the $3,000 as the full payment from the auxiliary. Vice president Faye Fenton presented hours bars to Harry and Panzy […]