McGee: Mystery around restaurant’s closing remains

The Lady of the House and I went road trippin' to a town over 75 miles from here. The town shall remain un-named for reasons that will become obvious to you. One of the things we wanted to do was eat at a small restaurant we liked in the downtown section of this little burg. […]

Air Force looks at training options

Capt. Laurence Van der Oord of Cannon Air Force Base's public affairs said Friday that the Air Force is not terminating any training but has terminated its Environmental Assessment on the Low Altitude Training Area (LATA) proposal to fly training missions over areas of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The Air Force Special Operations […]

Air Force officer shares experiences

A variety of Portales business owners piled into the Yam Theatre on Thursday to listen to a presentation on the Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron. The occasion was the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon and Maj. Bernabe Whitfield, the commander of the squadron, gave the civilian business owners insight […]

Zias sign PHS grad

The Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team has added Portales guard Gerianne Cox for the upcoming season, according to a release from the university. The 5-foot-1 Cox, who played her senior season at Portales High School, was a four-year varsity starter at point guard for San Jacinto Christian Academy in Amarillo. She helped the […]

Hounds sign four runners

The Eastern New Mexico University cross country and track and field teams have signed four athletes to compete on its men's teams in the 2012-13 seasons, according to the release from the university. Signed are David Blackmer of Mill Creek, Wash.; Joseph Metcalf of Norfolk, Neb.; Kevin Roa of Salinas, Calif. and Kaspars Briska of […]

Schools deliver God’s teachings

Emmanuel Baptist Church member Sherry Bono finished setting up the final vacation Bible school prop in her church's sanctuary Thursday afternoon. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Emmanuel Baptist Church member Sherry Bono puts the finishing touches on the decorations and props for the church's vacation Bible school, which takes place next week. The theme focuses on […]

Official asked to hold off on water level concerns

A Tucumcari city commissioner's concerns about a proposed drought management plan for the Ute Lake Reservoir were cut short Thursday by former Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield. Brumfield, who chairs the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, told Tucumcari Commissioner Robert Lumpkin his concerns about water levels at reservoir should be saved for a July steering […]

Religion column: God’s angels are among us

There are many scriptures about angels in the Bible. I love to read Psalm 91:11: "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (NRSV). Another favorite is Hebrews 1:14 "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" In Luke 4: we can […]

My turn: Catching up on TV

OK, I admit it. I now see the addictive qualities of Netflix, which I failed to understand before. I recently inherited a new roommate and with this roommate came Netflix. I've never had the network of unlimited television shows and movies before, but I've heard about its addictive qualities. Now I know why. I'm officially […]

Police Blotter: June 22

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 9:09 a.m.: Caller reported someone broke into his truck, 1300 block of North Avenue M. 9:41 a.m.: Caller has an animal control complaint and would like a call back, West Cherry Street. 9:55 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer for a follow up, 1300 block […]

Press release: Air Force terminates low altitude training area environmental analysis

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Air Force Special Operations Command leadership concluded that a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) could not be reached through the current Environmental Assessment (EA) of the 27th Special Operations Wing's Low Altitude Training Area proposal currently under review. Leadership anticipated that the No Action Alternative presented in the […]

New Mexico deserves transparent government

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been a loud and proud supporter of government transparency. That's why we're surprised to hear she's been in the middle of recent media reports questioning her actions related to public records. First it was revealed the governor and other high-ranking administration officials discussed state business using email accounts connected […]

Cycling through town

The Journey of Hope's annual national charity bicycle ride will pass through Portales for the 10th time June 29. Journey of Hope, a program of Push America, is a national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. The ride raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Cody Shepherd: Courtesy photo The 2012 Journey of Hope […]

Common bond

They don't have much in common. Cannon Air Force Base: Courtesy photo Curry and Roosevelt counties became sister counties with two west Florida counties in an attempt to share ideas concerning how to support their special operations Air Force bases. Okaloosa County, Fla., is home to Hurlbert Field, the military installation housing the only other […]

Ticket feature: Roswell expands film fest to comics

Given its history and years of success with its local UFO Festival, it's almost natural that Roswell would have some attraction to the comic book industry and its fans. Courtesy photo The three-day Roswell Cosmic-Con and Film Fest is scheduled to open Friday. So it was natural that when the Roswell Film Fest was a […]

Curry, Roosevelt partner with Florida counties

They don't have much in common. CAFB: Courtesy photo Curry and Roosevelt counties recently became sister counties with two Florida counties in an attempt to share ideas concerning how to support their special operations Air Force bases. Okaloosa County, Fla., is home to Hurlbert Field, the military installation housing the only other U.S. special operations […]

Meetings watch: RGH board of trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: Eva Stevens, chief financial officer, reported on the financial statements and balance sheet for the month of May. Gross revenue for May was reported as being 5 percent higher than average […]

Police blotter – June 21

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Tuesday 9:14 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog at Rotary Park, 18th Street and Avenue I. 11:46 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer concerning child custody issues, 600 block West 18th Street. 12:34 p.m.: Caller reported an alarm going off at the ENMU science building, […]

My turn: Ponies are just angels with hooves

For 28 consecutive years, the pony show at the Roosevelt County Fair has included a fuzzy dark buckskin named Leroy, shown by two generations of Joan and Richard Orcutt's family, and familiar to pretty much anyone in the county who owns a saddle. Leroy died this week at the age of 33 1/2, quite a […]

Fishing report – June 21

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]