Curry County fugitive nabbed during traffic stop

A traffic stop to aid motorists in need yielded an arrest of a subject wanted for eight counts of criminal sexual penetration in Curry County. Marc Davila, 22, was arrested Sunday as a Luna County Sheriff's Office deputy the fugitive and two other people attempting to push their vehicle west on Highway 26 (Hatch Highway) […]

McGee: Pizza place closing remains mystery

Every time I drive by the building where the pizza place used to be I chuckle. I still find it amazing that they packed everything up and moved out practically overnight last fall. I'm not mentioning the pizza place by name because you know how folks are, we live in such a litigious world these […]

In search of ponies: Mothers in animal kingdom have different methods

They build homes, hunt, stand guard during nap time, comfort, nurture and scold. Sometimes they are the most gentle spirits, other times the most ferocious defenders, and often, a little of both. Throughout the animal kingdom, mothers come in all shapes and sizes and approach their responsibility from a multitude of angles. While humans will […]

City Pools opening for summer

With the temperature heating up and school coming to a close, area outdoor public pools will be opening soon. The Portales city pool opens May 23 and Potter Park pool and Hillcrest Park splash pad May 28. Here are safety tips for public swimming pools from ehow.com: Pool safety tips Supervise Children Clovis Media Inc.: […]

Hounds’ Welch second at LSC track event

Eastern New Mexico University junior William Welch is second after the first day of the men's decathlon at the Lone Star Conference Track and Field Championships in Commerce, Texas. Welch, from Salinas, Calif., scored 3,635 points Thursday in five events, including a win in the high jump (1.97 meters) and a second-place finish in the […]

PHS hires Boys basketball coach

Portales stayed inside its program to find its new boys head basketball coach. Rick McBroom will succeed Mark Gallegos after serving under as six seasons as his assistant. Gallegos took over as Portales' athletic director in March after 14 years as boys basketball coach. McBroom has previous head coaching experience with stops at Lordsburg, Moriarty […]

Scoping the competition

When it comes to a 16-team playoff in New Mexico, some of the higher seeds aren't often familiar with the lower ones they'll have to play in the first round. Joshua Lucero: Portales News-Tribune correspondent Portales second baseman Brandon Lovato catches a ground ball to get Texico's Jarron Hill out at second base in the […]

Religion column: God’s voice can be found in silence

"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth" (Psalm 46:10, KJV). Many voices compete for our attention. The demands of employment, family obligations and other activities seldom leave a quiet time in our busy schedules. Finding a quiet time is important […]

ENMU faculty retiring

Eastern New Mexico University will be saying goodbye to some long-term faculty members this month as they retire from higher education and move on to fishing, traveling and quality family time. Here's what retirees had to say about their ENMU experience and where they plan to go next: Name: V. Scott Johnson, "Doctor J" Position […]

State secretary of education tours Tucumcari Elementary

State Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera made an impromptu visit Thursday to Tucumcari Elementary School. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera, right kneeling, visits with a group of second-graders Thursday at Tucumcari Elementary School. Skandera toured Tucumcari Elementary as part of her tour of school districts in the state. It […]