Annual food drive dedicated to Taylor

Sharon Null's voice was overcome with emotion, trying to describe the kind of person her sister-in-law, Nancy Taylor, was. "I was only blessed with knowing her eight years," Null said, emotion etched in her voice. "It wasn't nearly enough. She was like a big sister to me." Malinda Montgormery: Clovis Media Inc. Albertsons' employee Chad […]

Roosevelt County Fair unlike any other

I feel like I've never experienced a fair like the Roosevelt County Fair this past week. Being a city kid, I was attracted to the illuminated rides and the delicious deep fried fair food. Features such as pie eating contests, 4-H competitions and livestock shows were somewhat mythical to me because of movies and television. […]

Letter to the editor: Important to look at candidate’s history

When considering someone to fill a responsible position you have to carefully investigate their record. Let's look at GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's record. He supported Bush tax cuts for the rich. The tax cuts account for about half the deficit. He opposes ending the cuts. The Congressional Budget Office could not analyze Ryan's […]

Editorial: DWI laws need to be enforced, not increased

What happened to Aileen Smith as she drove through New Mexico on one of the happiest journeys in a woman's life is a mind-numbing tragedy. But adding to the state's DWI laws in the name of getting tough on repeat offenders won't prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else — unless and until […]

Tumcumcari volunteer firefighter charged with DWI

A Tucumcari volunteer firefighter involved in a collision while responding to a fire call Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Edgar Shipley III, 36, failed to stop at a red light traveling north on First Street when his 2007 Jeep Wrangler collided in the intersection with a gray 2012 Dodge Challenger driven by […]

Area high school volleyball preseason capsules

Texico Lady Wolverines District 4-2A CMI photo: Kevin WilsonTexico's Kimber Harrison, left, and Taylor Stevens set up a wall against Portales hitter Audri Underhill during a Saturday afternoon scrimmage at Rock Staubus Gym. The six-time defending Class 2A state champion Lady Wolverines open the 2012 regular season tonight at Melrose. Coach: Kristen Scanlan (5th year) […]

Organizers say fair successful

Successful was the word Roosevelt County Fair officials used to describe this year's county fair with incoming profits up 13 percent from last year. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Roosevelt County Fair officials said sales for fair entrance were up 13 percent from last year's fair. Fair entertainment coordinator Chek Rippee said the Friday night Will […]

Cats to host opener at Capital’s request

Veteran Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus will have a chance to enter the New Mexico Activities Association record book at home this week, rather than on the road. The Wildcats, scheduled to open the season at Santa Fe Capital on Friday, will instead play the Jaguars in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Leon Williams […]

Police blotter: Aug. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 4:13 p.m.: Caller reported mail fraud, 1100 block Gemini Drive. 4:42 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a subject having a seizure, 1900 block West Second Street. 5:11 p.m.: Deputy requested an ambulance, Boston and Lime Street. 6 p.m.: Caller requested a close patrol until Aug. 31, […]

Cannon street renaming honors local fallen hero

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 […]

What’s in your bag: Aug. 28

Caught off guard, people empty their purse or bag and explain why they carry each item they have on them. Even what they find can surprise them. Dylan Griffith received a free drawstring backpack filled with goodies at the Roosevelt County Fair. He was excited to find what was inside. Name: Dylan Griffith Age: 4 […]

My turn: Don’t lose track of moments

Time flies. We know it must be true. We hear that all the time. Even as I sat down at my keyboard to share some thoughts along this line, the first thing I saw was a Facebook photo — a tiny little niece off to school — with the caption "Where did the time go?" […]

Dora news: Aug. 28

Volleyball season begins Dora volleyball coach Caleb King, Assistant coach P.J. Bryant and the Lady Coyotes begin their season by hosting games two nights this week. Today, Dora hosts JV and varsity teams from Eunice, at 5 p.m. On Thursday, Dora hosts junior high, JV and varsity teams from Lake Arthur at 4:30 p.m. Pre-kindergarten […]

Home away from home

Annemarijn Bruimsma, 18, of the Netherlands, sat in the living room of Staff Sgt. Jack Manigold in Chavez West, munching a waffle cone cookie with caramel in the center. Alisa Boswell: CMI staff photo Annemarijn Bruimsma, 18, left, of the Netherlands, plays Monopoly with her temporary American parents, Jack and Stacey Manigold, at their home […]

Their view: Ethanol mandate hurts cattle growers

Exceprts from a press release on waiving the Renewable Fuels Standard issued by the The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association joined Texas Gov. Perry to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to waive all or part of the Renewable Fuels Standard. In a letter to Lisa Jackson, […]

Editorial: Act proposes making bison national mammal

It's easy to think of things more important for Congress to do than designate a U.S. National Mammal, but McCook, Neb., residents should take more than a passing interest in a proposal that is gaining speed. Make that, as proponents describe it, turning into a stampede. U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Sen. Mike Johanns of […]

Democrats’ abortion views worse

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of […]

Residents recall Armstrong’s giant leap

Locals recalled being amazed when they saw American hero Neil Armstrong be the first human to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Saturday at age 82 and we asked six people what they remembered about the day Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind: Zorita Bradfute of Portales said: "My husband was teaching night school […]

Right on track

Christopher Hamilton looked at the model trains circle the track through eyes of wonderment. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune The Clovis Area Train Society provided a model railroad layout exhibit Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. A model New Mexico Rail Runner train rides through a small town. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Greg Jennings, vice president […]

ACU to join Southland Conference.

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian on Saturday became the second Lone Star Conference member this week to join the Division I Southland Conference. ACU will join the league July 1, 2013, which means the Wildcats will begin playing NCAA Division I athletics in the 2013-14 school year. Because of previous schedule commitments, the football team […]