My turn: Fair memories always sweet

The mid-August aroma of fried food and sawdust, blended with the earthy fragrance of pigs, cattle, sheep and horses, takes me back in an instant to the county fairs of my childhood. We feasted on hamburgers made by Floy Wilbanks and Ida Mae Zimmerman at the American Legion concession stand, fueling ourselves for repeat raids […]

Meetings watch: RGH board of trustees

The Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: The meeting opened with a tour of the RGH Clinic expansion project. Tina Hill, clinic administrator, guided the board members through the remodeling and construction of the Clinic. The […]

Q&A: Counselor says psychological abuse underestimated in unhealthy relationships

Casey Turnbough with Arise Sexual Assault Services, talks about her work with Arise in Portales and Clovis and what defines unhealthy and healthy relationships. What is your background in the field and what responsibilities do you have at Arise? I am a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner — nationally board certified. I've worked at Arise […]

Police blotter – Aug. 23

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 8:20 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog, 400 block West Sixth Street. 8:29 a.m.: Caller reported people going through the trash, 600 block Abilene. 8:30 a.m.: Caller reported a stray pit bull, 1600 block West 18th Street. 8:32 a.m.: Caller reported a dog bite in the emergency […]

District attorney’s office urges students to avoid truancy

Laughter echoed Wednesday morning through the auditorium of the Portales High School Performing Arts Center as dozens of high school students watched a movie about Sasquatch, the mascot for Abolish Chronic Truancy. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Assistant district attorney Troy Oliver, right, spoke to Portales High School students Wednesday about the importance of not missing […]

Sequestration needs to be stopped

Members of Congress are more interested in winning re-election in November than in removing before then the budget "sequestration" knife that threatens to lop 10 percent off 2,500 defense programs starting Jan. 2. That was the signal that lawmakers sent at a House Armed Services Committee hearing this month where the White House budget director […]

Fried sandwich nod to our heritage

They don't overwhelm my day, but a lot of random thoughts never leave my mind: Had the NCAA handled Melky Cabrera's failed drug test on behalf of Major League Baseball, would it follow precedent by vacating the National League's All-Star Game win, but not award the American League the victory and give us the first […]

Editorial: Veterans group needs to learn responsibility

Shame on the Department of Veterans Affairs for drawing a cloud of suspicion over what should be an honored organization that serves our military men and women. And kudos to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals for restoring a fiscal measure of confidence in the judiciary. The VA is under investigation for possibly squandering $9 […]

Meetings watch: City council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday night and took the following action: Opposed taking actions to hire a lobbyist in a 4-3 vote. Ward C Councilor Leo Lovett opened a discussion to hire a lobbyist for the city. The benefits he cited to acquiring a lobbyist for the city included, awareness in legislative sessions and […]

Lady Cats whip Portales

The Clovis High girls soccer team knows tough matches are coming. As for Tuesday's opener against Portales at Leon Williams Stadium, the Lady Wildcats got off to a solid start. CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis High sophomore Angelica White works her way around Portales' Chelsea Lopez during the first half of Tuesday's match at Leon Williams […]

Freshmen educated on financial aid

A new financial aid program at Eastern New Mexico University is targeting financial literacy for freshmen, and is one of a few changes on the first day of instruction for the college's fall semester. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Josh Cunningham, left, a junior who just transferred to Eastern New Mexico University this semester from Golden […]

Flower entries down at fair

Flowers were in bloom at the Roosevelt County Fair Tuesday afternoon, but Portales Women's Club members said Flower Show entries have declined from last year due to weather. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Portales Women's Club members assist Flower Show judge Aileen McAlister (second to right), while she award ribbons to flower entries, Tuesday afternoon at […]

Start of school year boosts retail sales

Local hotels and stores experienced an influx of business from another incoming freshmen class at Eastern New Mexico University this weekend. Hotels and store owners said they expect and prepare for this crowd every year, usually consisting of the families moving in students to the dormitories and the return of current ENMU students. Spring enrollment […]

Meetings watch: County commission

At a Roosevelt County Commission meeting today in the Commission Room at the county courthouse, commissioners: Heard a report from U.S. Department of Agriculture representative Cliff Ruppert. Ruppert said he is busy taking care of coyote problems at county dairies and prairie dog problems in various parts of the county. Approved a request to donate […]

Clovis K-Bob’s to reopen in October

The parent company for K-Bob's Steakhouse is planning to re-open its Mabry Drive location at the end of October, nearly three years after a fire gutted the building. According to a release from Tinsley Hospitality Group, the renovation of the Clovis location is part of a plan to open six locations over 18 months, with […]

Melrose man recognized by National Weather Service

From wind to rain to hail, with plenty of sunny skies in between, the weather changes plenty in eastern New Mexico. Grady Bright hasn't. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Grady Bright of Melrose demonstrates how to check the weather gauge in his backyard in Melrose. Bright was honored Tuesday by the National Weather Service for […]

Police blotter: Aug. 22

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 12:17 a.m.: Caller reported a possible fire, 2000 block South Roosevelt Road 2. 1:23 a.m.: Caller reported possible child abuse, Roosevelt General Hospital. 3:14 a.m.: Caller reported a loud party, North Avenue T and Aspen. 3:29 a.m.: Caller requested an officer for a verbal domestic situation, 200 […]

My turn: Advice for incoming freshmen

Covering another Eastern New Mexico University event has yet again, given me a nostalgic experience. As I shadowed two incoming freshmen move into their dorm, I flashbacked to when I flew from San Francisco to Houston with eight suitcases, completely uprooting my life to a new beginning. I thought of the ridiculous amount of shoes […]

Fried sandwich nod to our heritage

They don't overwhelm my day, but a lot of random thoughts never leave my mind: Had the NCAA handled Melky Cabrera's failed drug test on behalf of Major League Baseball, would it follow precedent by vacating the National League's All-Star Game win, but not award the American League the victory and give us the first […]

Rams will be targeted after last year’s run to Class 3A title match

The Portales Rams fell just short in their bid for the school's first state soccer title last fall. Coach Brian Kirchner said, all the same, losing in the finals won't change the way his team is perceived this season. The Rams will still have a big target on their backs. "Everybody will be gunning for […]