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 […]

Zias post exhbition win over WBU

An own goal by Wayland Baptist shortly after halftime helped Eastern New Mexico University get going and the Zias went on to blank the Pioneers 5-0 on Saturday in a women's soccer exhibition at the ENMU pitch. Leading 1-0, ENMU freshman Mika Willis attempted to cross a pass in front of the Pioneers' goal and […]

Police blotter – Aug. 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:56 a.m.: Caller reported three stray dogs in the area, 400 block of West 18th Street. 10:10 a.m.: Caller requested to speak with an officer, 100 block of Toledo. 10:19 a.m.: Caller reported males looking into vehicles, 1700 block of North Avenue O. 11:30 a.m.: Caller reported […]

My turn: Turning 80 changes nothing

Unless an irate reader shortens it, I should have a few years left before I reach the recent milestone of Portales resident Web Smartnick. At least I thought that turning 80 was a milestone. "I never thought about reaching 80, until it happened. It was not much different from the others, except I realized I […]

Rams making progress

Facing outside competition for the first time on Friday night at the PHS practice field, it took the Portales Rams a while to get going. First-year coach Jaime Ramirez said his team got better as the four-way scrimmage progressed. CMI photo: Joshua LuceroPortales sophomore Ramon Tarango avoids the tackle attempt from Hobbs junior Cullen Holt […]

Youths: Fair is place to be

The Octopus seemed like the ride of choice for teenagers looking for a thrill at the Roosevelt County Fair. CMI photo Christina Calloway Portales High School drum line members entertain the crowd to raise money for their band at the Roosevelt County Fair Friday afternoon. From left: James Idsinga, Marcos Lopez, Eric Sawyer, Edgar Estrada […]

Bid of support at livestock show

Making it to the livestock show is considered an honor, according to Trent Bilberry, 4-H intern at the Roosevelt County Extension Office. CMI photo: Christina Calloway Jasi Roberts stands with her first place dairy cow, which she sold for $4,000 Friday night at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. Fifty-four youths participated in the […]

On the shelves: Aug. 26

The following books are available at : Clovis-Carver Public Library "Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West by Eva Respini was given by Joanne Burns in memory of Katrina Skarda Green. Through more than 130 photographs by over 70 photographers from the infancy of photography in the 1850's to the present day, this […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 26

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 11:30 a.m. birthday luncheon and cake; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; […]