What's Happening: Aug. 31

Friday Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Sunday Trap and Skeet Range Open at noon Monday Chess Club 6 p.m. Community Center Tuesday Commando Newcomers Brief 9 a.m. The Landing Zone Info Fair 11 a.m. The Landing Zone Nine-hole Scramble 5 p.m. Whispering Winds AF Teen Council 7 p.m. Taco Bell Wednesday 6 p.m. The […]

Tower simulator key to success on flightline

Aircraft hover above the skyline, trucks bear heavy loads down the road and everywhere there are people busy working on aircraft. The flightline is a beehive of activity that if not carefully organized would collapse upon itself and dissolve into chaos. USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Hickle, […]

The Spouse Briefs: Real lessons learned from deployment

A few months ago my husband returned from a deployment, right before he left we found out a new baby was on the way. Three months of single parenting combined with intense morning sickness didn't make me feel any better about his impending departure. It was his job, he had to go and sometimes life […]

Street renaming honors airman

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Sixty Independence Days have come and gone since Airman 1st Class Richard Albright and his crewmembers were shot from the sky on July 4, 1952. Sixty years have passed since news of his death traveled from the jungles of the Korean Peninsula to the doorstep of those he loved, and […]

Dora thumps Lake Arthur

The Dora Lady Coyotes bounced back from a season-opening loss on Tuesday to beat Lake Arthur 25-12, 25-8, 25-8 at Dora. Averi Skelly had 10 kills, Jasi Roberts collected eight digs and Micaah Palares had 26 assists for the Lady Coyotes, who return to action on Thursday at Fort Sumner. Dora won a junior high […]

Their view: Nation’s welfare comes before political parties

Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University and Congressman for 34 years, writes regularly about Congress and what individuals can do to make our representative democracy work better. Here's his latest effort: One of my earliest memories of Lyndon Johnson, who was elected in a landslide in 1964, is of a […]

Zias drop first of two Hawaii clashes

KANEOHE, Hawaii — Sophomore defender Alexia Cameau scored one goal and assisted on the other Thursday as Hawaii Pacific posted a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the women's soccer season opener for both teams. Cameau scored late in the first half, pushing a shot from the deep right side into the next […]

Elida goes to 2-0

At Elida, the Lady Tigers overcame a first-game loss to subdue Hagerman 24-26, 25-10, 26-20, 25-16 for their second win in two outings. Coach Darrell Chenault said his team struggled after an emotional opening win on Tuesday over Fort Sumner. "We had a little bit of a letdown; we didn't play very good," Chenault said. […]

Ronny Cox returns to area

Known best for roles in "Deliverance," "Robocop" and the original "Total Recall," Eastern New Mexico University graduate Ronny Cox said his favorite role will always be the guy strumming the guitar. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Ronny Cox, right, was joined by Chojo Jacques on the fiddle Thursday night at Eastern New Mexico University's ballroom. "The […]

Floyd advances to semifinals

The Floyd Lady Broncos overcame a two-game deficit Thursday night to edge Clovis Christian 14-25, 12-25, 25-14, 25-17, 15-13 and advance to the semifinals of a season-opening, eight-team tournament hosted by Logan. The Lady Broncos play again at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and will close out the tournament in either the third-place or championship match […]

Hounds beset with early-season injuries

Winning its first Lone Star Conference championship last fall didn't seem to earn the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer squad much respect. The Greyhounds were picked for last in the four-team league this season, even though they return a significant amount of talent from last year's 9-4-5 (3-1-2 LSC) squad. Still, fifth-year coach Harold […]

Rams test Robertson in season opener

With almost all new starters this season, first-year Portales High football coach Jaime Ramirez wouldn't mind having a little more time to get ready for the season opener. Unfortunately, it's not possible and the Rams will just have to do the best they can when they take on Robertson in today's 7 p.m. lidlifter for […]

Zias eye berth in LSC tourney

Longtime Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire is pretty sure the Zias will be better than they were a year ago. "I think we're better," he said, "but we're not playing (well) together yet." The Zias, 6-24 (1-19 Lone Star Conference) last season, jump into things with four matches this weekend in a […]

Laws create excuse for meddling

Even if you could make murder rare by banning or regulating guns and knives, it would still not be right to violate the fundamental right of every human to own and to carry whatever type of weapon we desire, wherever we may go, openly or concealed, without ever asking permission from anyone. Even if ending […]

Lady Rams post solid win

Ruth Chavez liked the way her team played Thursday night. JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent Portales junior Savannah Vincent hits the ball over Roswell High's Alexis Florez, left, and Gali Sanchez during Thursday night's volleyball match at the Ram Athletic Center. Vincent had seven kills and 10 blocks as Portales beat the Lady Coyotes 23-25, 25-21, […]

Interim coaches lead ENMU harriers

Casey Blevins and Danielle Jones are familiar with Eastern New Mexico University's cross country program, having run in it only a couple of years ago. With coach Mike Harney leaving just before the season starter, Blevins and Jones have been named men's and women's interim head coaches, respectively, for the program. Josh Browning, another recent […]

Editorial: Here’s to heroes and entrepreneurs in Clovis, Portales

Why name our streets after things or events few people either have heard of or remember today, when we can name them after local heroes from our past? We salute Cannon Air Force Base officials who this week changed the name of the base's Trident Avenue, which runs past the 27th Special Operations Wing headquarters, […]

Bible studies focus on spirituality

Rick Wilcher, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales, joked and laughed with other church members Thursday night before beginning their evening Bible study on the book of Revelation. "I learn a whole lot more from them than they learn from me," Wilcher, who leads the Bible study, said of the class members. He […]

Let God handle your burdens

Did you ever get in such a place that everything just didn't seem to work out? I forgot an appointment. I accidentally dropped a bowl of oatmeal and it went all over the kitchen. A cat slept on top of our car and scratched it trying to get off when I scared him. Those are […]

My turn: Real heroes overlooked

So I finally saw the new Batman movie. I was the last person I know to have seen it. Is it weird that the most appealing part of the movie for me was the fact that Batman was locked up for half of it? Don't misunderstand and think I am shooting down Batman, because I […]