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 […]

Police blotter: Aug. 31

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 11:53 a.m. Officer requested for warrant service, 1000 block of Community Way. 12:18 p.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer about a dispute, 100 block of South Globe. 12:43 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for an elderly male, 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle. 12:57 p.m.: […]

Q&A: ENMU alumni says play based on residents

Playwright and former Eastern New Mexico University student Robert Patrick will be showing his play "You're Family" to benefit the Bennett trust for Eastern New Mexico University at Ruidoso on Sept. 21-22 at the Old Dowlin Mill in Ruidoso. Patrick Patrick answered questions about his play, the life of a playwright and his history with […]

Local gardens survive summer

Margie Plummer held her hand over her eyes, shielding the sun as she surveyed her extensive vegetable crops behind her business, Turnbough's Corner, just outside Portales. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Roosevelt County gardener Margie Plummer, right, picks okra from her garden off of U.S. 70 with her grandson, Andrew Plummer, 10, on Wednesday afternoon. Plummer […]

Ticket feature: Blues Brothers to kick off Cultural Arts Series

With performers from Portales to Chicago to India — and many parts in between — Clovis Community College is set for its upcoming Cultural Arts Series schedule. Courtesy photo The Clovis Community College's Cultural Arts Series is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 with The Blues Brothers Revue at Marshall Auditorium. With 11 events running through […]

Residents plan to stay in town for Labor Day holiday

Locals say they're spending Labor day weekend at home even though AAA's recent travel survey found that more Americans plan to hit the road for the holiday. Portales housewife Carol Martin said she and her family may break from their traditional outing to Sumner Lake State Park and stay in town for Labor Day. "We're […]

Police blotter - Aug. 30

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday Noon: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 1 p.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 1:18 p.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 1:28 p.m.: Caller reported an individual using a stolen credit card, walk up. 1:31 p.m.: Caller reported an alarm, 1300 block South Avenue G. 1:45 p.m.: Someone […]

My turn: Fair booth honors longtime resident

More than a few of us wondered if a Roosevelt County Fair could happen without Lillie Belle Toombs. Lillie Belle, who died early this month at the age of 90, "was the heart of the Home Arts building" for seven decades of Roosevelt County Fairs, according to Connie Moyers, our local extension home economist. Diane […]

Pigskin Preview 2012

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Lady Rams slip past Hobbs in opener

HOBBS — Veteran Portales volleyball coach Ruth Chavez probably won't be sending the tape of Tuesday's season opener against Hobbs into the Volleyball Hall of Fame, but she was pleased with the result. PHS lost two games handily, but pulled out a couple of close ones and left two with a 25-14, 15-25, 25-23, 14-25, […]

Hoaxes flourish in social media

This was supposed to be a column where I remembered the late Bill Nye. I was going to talk about seeing him on TV when I was a kid, and how I will still chant to myself, "Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill Bill BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY," whenever he'd come on places […]

Police blotter: Aug. 29

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 12:11 a.m.: Caller reported someone chasing her, 1000 block North Avenue B. 12:15 a.m.: Caller requested an officer for a delayed report on a domestic situation, 200 block East Juniper. 12:25 a.m.: Caller reported a vehicle racing, Sixth Street and Avenue D. 1:01 a.m.: Caller reported someone […]

Peanut producers optimistic about crop

Local peanut farmers are hoping for a sunny and dry September to finish off what they're predicting will be a much better harvest than last year for Roosevelt County's prized crop. Sunland Inc. President Jimmie Shearer said last year's harvest was horrible. File photo New Mexico State University graduate students survey a peanut field in […]