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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Squadron unveils Levitow memorial

The 218 airmen of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base unveiled a yearlong effort at their squadron building this week. Alisa Boswell: PNT Photo Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton attended the unveiling of memorial dedicated to Sgt. John Levitow this week at the 3rd Special Operations Squadron on [...]

Reader submitted: Memorial dedication planned

A four-year effort of planning and fundraising will culminate Saturday when the Roosevelt County War Memorial is dedicated. Karl Terry: Courtesy photo Derrell Carter, right, watches as workers lower one of three stones in place at the site of the Roosevelt County War Memorial on the Roosevelt County Courthouse Square. The memorial will be dedicated [...]