Draper, Spiller lead ENMU track teams

CANYON, Texas — Senior Daniel Draper threw a season-best 210 feet, 5 inches to win men's javelin and senior LaDawn Spiller earned an NCAA Division II provisional national qualifying mark in women's long jump, highlighting Eastern New Mexico University's performances in the West Texas A&M open track meet on Friday and Saturday. Spiller finished third […]

Hounds add third California juco signee

With most of the team's top scorers lost to graduation, Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball coach Andrew Helton is continuing to hit the California junior college ranks in search of replacements. Helton signed Rafael Love, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard-forward from College of the Canyons, to a national letter of intent for next season. Love, […]

Mayor commends chief on department turnaround

Mayor Sharon King and Portales city council members praised the Portales Police Department and Chief Jeff Gill on Tuesday evening at their bi-monthly city council meeting in light of a 14-page report released last week that was critical of the department's performance. King said it was important that the department go through a review after […]

Police blotter – May 2

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 11:56 a.m.: Caller reported her son is not breathing, 1300 block of North Fargo. 1:01 p.m.: Call in reference to harassment, police station. 1:12 p.m.: Officer requested for a gas drive off, 1000 block of West Second Street. 3:23 p.m.: Case number for […]

Business feature: Dawg Houze starts taxi service

Clinton Smith considers himself a regular on weekends at the Dawg Houze bar in Portales. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Dawg Houze owner Chad Heflin has started a taxi service for bar patrons. It operates Thursday night through Saturday night. Smith, a 24-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, usually walks 15 minutes to and […]

Committee mulls growth planner duties

The Local Growth Management Committee plans to hire a new regional growth planner. What's undecided is how much will be tasked to the planner when a contract is drawn up. Members of the LGMO met Tuesday morning at the Curry County Courthouse to discuss where to go since previous planner Rick Draker terminated his contract […]

Political filtering counter productive

I go to Roger Ebert's website for movie reviews. I get his newsletter for interesting movie trailers. I came to his Facebook page Monday and got disappointment. It wasn't with Ebert (although we have our disagreements about "The Usual Suspects"). It was with a reader, whose letter to the editor Ebert shared: "I've been a […]

TRICARE fee hike still on table

The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel has declined to give the Obama administration new authority it sought to phase in higher TRICARE fees on military retirees over the next four years and to peg future TRICARE fee hikes to medical inflation nationwide. But in marking up its version of the fiscal 2013 defense […]

Editorial: Plenty of blame to go around at Portales PD

Portales Mayor Sharon King sees a review of the Portales Police Department as a "positive thing." Police Chief Jeff Gill contends, "The only issue I've found in this deal was that there was old evidence that needed to be destroyed and wasn't." We don't believe that is a true or complete assessment unless they were […]

Letter to the editor: America as we know it is a thing of the past

Recently I received the following email: "I am still praying for I believe it will be the end of America as we know it if Obama gets reelected." In response I wrote: America as we have known it is already a thing of the past. We now have: z Open contempt for the U.S. Constitution […]