PCS season under way

Permanent Change of Station season is upon us, and whether this is your first move or the fifteenth, it can be a challenging time for the entire family. The key to a successful and relatively stress-free move is preparation. Planning should begin as soon as you are notified of the PCS. May through August are […]

Commentary: Airman inspired, influenced by father

Dear Dad, Courtesy photo U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs photographer, stands with his father on his last trip home, Aug. 3. Instead of giving you a traditional Father's Day gift this year, I felt I could better express how much you've influenced me throughout the years […]

Event listings: June 22

All times Mountain Friday Chris Young 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-40 Hard Rock Casino, Albuquerque Information: 877-475-3827 Tamela Mann Gospel Music Brunch and Concert 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $35 single, $65 couple Amarillo Civic Center, north exhibit hall Information: 806-672-1547 George Thorogood and the Destroyers 8 p.m. Tickete: $20-40 Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque Information: rt66casino.com Friday-Sunday Roswell […]

Movie schedule: June 22

Friday 7 p.m. — Marvel's The Avengers, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — What to Expect when expecting, PG-13 7 p.m. — Marvel's The Avengers, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — What to Expect when expecting, PG-13 7 p.m. — Marvel's The Avengers, PG-13 Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: June 22

Friday Field Trip: UFO Museum 12:30 p.m. Youth Center MC-130E Combat Talon I Retirement Ceremony 1 p.m. Cannon AFB flightline 2 p.m. reception to follow at Landing Zone Fueled Bar Summer Menu 4 p.m. The Landing Zone Friday Social Hour Snacks 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone Saturday Party with Portales for base dorm residents 11 […]

The Spouse Briefs: Green chiles abundant in New Mexico

My first experience with the Hatch green chile occurred a few years ago at an upscale Texas grocery store called Central Market. Once a year they had a festival at the store featuring these spicy and tasty chiles. Now I personally am not one for hot peppers but I do like the flavor of mild […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]