County clerk discusses election duties

Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said many voters think election night in November is their busiest day. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Deputy clerk DeAun Griffin helps a resident with early voting. She has been working in the county clerk's office for four years. Although Collins agrees, she said most voters don't realize the preparation her […]

Residents dedicate war memorial

A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. CMI photo: Alisa Boswell From left to right, Portales High School 1958 graduates Linda Haines, Jack Woodul and Joe Harrell raise the flag Saturday at a dedication of the War Memorial in front of the […]

Residents dedicate war memorial

A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. CMI photo: Alisa Boswell From left to right, Portales High School 1958 graduates Linda Haines, Jack Woodul and Joe Harrell raise the flag Saturday at a dedication of the War Memorial in front of the […]

Summer activities list

We put together a list of summertime events in the Clovis-Portales area: Portales June 16 Heritage Days Portales City Park Information: 356-8541 July 4 July 4th celebration ENMU Greyhound Arena Information: 356-8541 July 13 National Car Collector Appreciation Day Portales Courthouse Information: 356-8541 Aug. 19-25 Roosevelt County Fair Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Information: 356-8541 Clovis June […]

ENMU’s Draper 13th in javelin at nationals

PUEBLO, Colo. — The third time didn't prove to be the charm for Eastern New Mexico University's Daniel Draper. Draper, a senior from Moriarty, competing in his third consecutive NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championship in men's javelin, finished 13th out of 16 contestants with a throw of 196 feet, 9 inches. […]

Ticket feature: Tops in Blue performing Monday

Some of the red, white and blue's most talented active military, Tops in Blue, will perform in concert Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. Courtesy photo The Air Force's Tops in Blue show will make a tour stop 7 p.m. Monday at Marshall Middle School Auditorium. The free concert, scheduled for 7 p.m., is the second […]

In search of ponies: Not all bugs created equal

The programing starts in childhood, after all, what's not to like about the school year ending? But that's not the only reason summer is a favorite time of year. Warmth, long days of glorious sunshine, swimming and other outdoor activities, brightly-colored plants and beautiful skies — the reasons are endless. But perhaps best of all, […]

McGee: Didn’t think twice about pushing the limit

Someone was on Facebook asking: "What's the fastest you've ever driven?" Some were reluctant to answer, basically writing, "I'm not making that public." Others wrote of rocketing down the highway as fast as 150 mph. Me? Oh yeah, I remember where and when I hit my highest speed ever. It was one night long ago […]

New park making a splash

Plenty of items are still to be fixed at the Hillcrest Park Splash Park — including the addition of new fencing and the removal of signs from the city's Play, Inc. era. But after eight months of work, the functional parts of the facility are ready, Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said, for a […]

Be mindful of what you say online

Operational security (OPSEC) is the safeguarding of information that, if disseminated to the general public, could cause a threat or bring harm to military personnel or property. This is not only something to keep in mind while deployed, but an action that should be taken seriously at all locations, even home. "Our stateside mission affects […]

Cannon loadmaster AFSOC award recipient

Tech. Sgt. Taylor Glass, an M-28 loadmaster with the 318th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base has been nominated at the Air Force level for the 2011 General Robert "Dutch" Huyser Award. USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stands […]

Levitow memorial unveiled

Members of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base piled into a room in their squadron building to await the unveiling of a memorial they worked more than a year to bring about. Alisa Boswell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton attended the unveiling of memorial dedicated to […]

Cannon observes National Police Week

USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Adam Dederick, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, checks his watch May 14 before the reveille ceremony in honor of National Police Week at Cannon Air Force Base. National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America's law enforcement […]

Commentary: Don't be afraid to seek out assistance

Suicide doesn't care about age, race, religion, gender — it's across the board. Within the Air Force, troops old and young are committing suicide at alarming rates and we have to get this issue under control now! The concepts we keep trying to drive home regarding wellbeing won't sink in if the people speaking about […]

Fluoride plays role in cavity prevention

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring element present in rock formations that when subjected to water flow, like in a stream or lake, breaks up into the water system. The percentage of fluoride in the water depends on the amount being dissociated from the rocks and the volume of water present. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons […]

Movie schedule: May 25

Friday 7 p.m. — The Lucky One, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — The Three Stooges, PG 7 p.m. — The Lucky One, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — The Lucky One, PG-13 7 p.m. — The Three Stooges, PG Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's happening: May 26

Friday Hearts Apart 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Teen Scary Movie Night 8 p.m. Youth Center Saturday Cosmic Family Fun Night 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes Monday Memorial Day Nine-Hole Scramble 5 p.m. Whispering Winds Tops In Blue 7 p.m. Admission is free Marshall Auditorium Tuesday Zumba 10 a.m. and 5 […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: So long, Cannon

I am sad to say that this will be my last column in Cannon Connections. Our family is moving to Hill Air Force Base near Salt Lake City, Utah, and our packers come tomorrow. I am nowhere near ready for them. I am actually sad to be leaving Clovis, this place I have called home […]

Residents pose for centennial snapshot

Roosevelt County residents, old and young, met Thursday evening in the Roosevelt County Courthouse square to participate in a Centennial community photo organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Donita Privett: Courtesy poto Dontia Privett of Portales took the centennial photo Thursday from high in a bucket truck to recreate the original photo in […]

Program aids ESL students

Melody Ortega stood before her Portales Junior High School classroom, laughing at the banter between her students as they reflected back on the school year that was coming to an end. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Melody Ortega shares a laugh with her English class Thursday morning at Portales Junior High School. As the school year […]