Zias add four distance runners

Four athletes have been signed to compete for the Eastern New Mexico University women's cross country and track and field teams, according to a release from the university. The four athletes, all from New Mexico high schools, include Amber Saiz of Belen, Farrah Hood of Gallup and Hobbs teammates Andrea Whittman and Jherica Rhodes. n […]

Summer busy time for catching strays

Jeanne Barnes said in her neighborhood of Portales on South Main Avenue, stray cats are a problem to the point that she bought her own cat trap. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales Animal Control Officer Wally Chambers demonstrates how to use a cat trap at the Portales Animal Control office. Chambers said the department's 15 […]

Streets to undergo draining, widening work

Several streets on the north side of Portales are undergoing what city officials say is a much-needed street drainage channelization and infrastructure project. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Richard Esquibe of K. Barnett and Sons brushes out the new curb on North Avenue M. The near $490,000 project, funded by a Community Development Block Grant, will […]

Police blotter: June 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 11:44 a.m.: Deputy attempted to locate a subject with a bench warrant, 1400 block South Avenue K. 12:25 p.m.: Caller requested an officer for a probation violation, 1400 block South Avenue E. 12:32 p.m.: Caller reported having neighbor troubles, 500 block East Third Street. 12:54 p.m.: Caller […]

My turn: Small town folk stay just as busy

A couple of weekends ago I went to an afternoon concert. Like other weekends, this one was jam-packed, but I didn't want to miss it. After all, the granddaughter of my good friends was part of this traveling group of singers. A friend asked where my father was, because he knows how much my dad […]

Cannon retires Talon

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — The 27th Special Operations Wing on Friday held an aircraft retirement ceremony on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Col. Buck Elton, 27 SOW commander, was on board the MC-130E Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, as it made its final flight into Cannon from Duke Field, […]

Judge enters not-guilty plea for murder suspect

The man accused in Clovis' most recent homicide waived bond and reading of the charges against him on Monday morning. District Judge Donna Mowrer entered a not-guilty plea after Jimmy Reagan stood mute when asked for a plea. Reagan, 31, remains in custody at Curry County Adult Detention Center, facing 33 charges, including capital murder, […]

Supreme Court upholds part of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials declared victory Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "show me your papers" provision of the state's immigration law, while immigrant rights groups vowed to prevent that part of the law from ever taking effect. While it struck down parts of the law, the court preserved a section that […]

No rest for Custom participants

It all depends upon your perspective, when it comes to the 24-7 schedule of the Custom Classic softball tournament in Clovis, and Steve Watkins of Juice liked his team's angle late Saturday morning. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Shortstop Tyler Swisher of Extreme throws to first after catching a line drive for an out during […]

Three youths headed to junior high national rodeo

A trio of local youths have qualified for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, scheduled to being Sunday in Gallup. The competitors are: Hannah Hughes, an eighth-grader at Texico Junior High, competing in barrels and breakaway Shelby Mayfield, a seventh-grader at Yucca Middle School, competing in pole bending Madison Haley, a seventh-grader at Portales Junior […]