Farmers describe recent rainfall as adequate, but still not enough

Clovis received close to an inch of rain Wednesday night with Portales receiving half that during a rain and lightning storm that postponed July 4th fireworks displays in both towns. The firework shows have been rescheduled for the weekend. Local farmers said the downpour will definitely benefit crops but not enough to make a real […]

RGH expansion means growth in services

Expansion of Roosevelt General Hospital means faster service, more jobs and an increase in the amount of patients seen daily, according to RGH officials. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Andrew Moyer, left, and Lane Draper with Mark Carpenter Plumbing dig a plumbing line Wednesday for the staff bathroom on the clinic side of RGH's expansion. The […]

Don’t dump your canines

Several years ago, David Cunico and I were surveying birds in an isolated, arid area. Tony Gennaro: Courtesy photo David was about 20 yards on my right. He broke our silence when he yelled, "Come here. Look at this." I moved in his direction quickly with both camera and binoculars ready. David was pointing at […]

My turn: Looking forward to fireworks

Roswell was interesting last weekend, as it always is. Along with taking pictures with alien statues and one live alien (or a person in a costume), my friends and I took many other silly pictures while dancing and goofing off in our hotel room. As silly as we acted all weekend, I'm sure many people […]

Make the best of your days

Life has a way of being "daily." We sometimes slide into complacency, taking life for granted. We are not guaranteed our number of years, but we can agree with Job 7:6 that our "days are swifter than a waver's shuttle." It is so important to come to the end of our life with no regrets […]

Government threat to life, liberty

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have all heard those words, and most of us probably recognize them from the Declaration of Independence, but have you ever stopped to think about what they mean? Those three things may seem random and unconnected, but they are as interconnected as links in a chain. Each […]

Editorial: Atom bomb’s history should be preserved

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House and in the U.S. Senate to create the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Approval would establish a park with sites in Tennessee, New Mexico and Washington state to preserve, interpret and make accessible the buildings, locations and artifacts related to the building of the atomic bomb. […]

Police blotter: July 6

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 9:32 a.m.: Caller reported a snake under her car, 1900 block Westview Diamond Way. 10:08 a.m.: Caller reported someone walking in the alleyway with a chainsaw and a puppy, South Avenue A and B. 11:28 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 700 block North Avenue I. 11:39 a.m.: […]

Clovis fireworks rescheduled for Friday

File photo Clovis' annual fireworks display will begin 8:45 p.m. at Greene Acres Park. Officials have rescheduled the community's annual fireworks show for Friday night. Rain — 1.23 inches, according to the KVII-TV weather station — and high winds forced postponement on Wednesday. Radio personality Duffy Moon said Friday's show at Greene Acres Park will […]

Walk This Way (July 5)

For the amount of rain we received last night, I would not have bet it would have been localized. But I am hearing people outside of town did not get any rain last night. I, however, did receive rain where I live: 2 1/2 hours of pouring rain, the longest rain storm since I moved […]