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 […]