Newspapers partnering with Google surveys

Starting Sept. 1, online readers of Clovis Media Inc. will be asked to take a short survey to access full versions of stories. The company that owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and Cannon Connections is partnering with Google to implement a survey component on its sites. "A lot of news […]

What’s in your bag: Aug. 21

Caught off guard people empty their purse or bag and explain why they carry each item they have on them. Erin Baker of Portales attributes much of what's in her purse to her four children. She added she didn't carry a purse around until she had children. Name: Erin Baker Age: 37 Hometown: Carlisle, Pa. […]

Meetings watch: City council

The following items will be on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at city hall: Update on U.S. 70 highway improvements. Ratification of Finance Department's actions regarding bills for July 2012. Ratification of mayor's execution of a memorandum of agreement with the New Mexico Department […]

My turn: Fair week full of family fun

There are so many things to be learned at the Roosevelt County Fair. I'll share a few of my observations from previous years. Everyone looks good in a cowboy hat! Try one on sometime. If you're showing your pig and he poops … just whip a rag out of your hip pocket, clean his rump, […]

Police blotter: Aug. 21

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 12:03 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 1700 block Bingham Stratton. 12:05 p.m.: Deputy advised of a call, Cowboy Country Road. 12:20 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a male not feeling well, 500 block North Avenue L. 12:30 p.m.: Officer served a warrant on someone in jail, […]

Meetings watch: County Commission

The following items are on the agenda for the Roosevelt County Commission meeting at 9 a.m. today in the Commission Room at the county courthouse: Public requests. Approve request to donate proceeds from events to county to construct cover for Roosevelt County Events Arena Runout. Appoint member to vacancy on Roosevelt County Hospital Board. Discussion […]

Dora news: Aug. 21

Preschool news Patty Mohon, preschool teacher, and her assistant, Elaine Schneider, are preparing for another school year for their students. Preschoolers in the Monday/Wednesday group will begin on Aug. 27, with the Tuesday/Thursday group starting on Aug. 28.

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected with this storm along with heavy rain, according to a National Weather Service release. Counties affected include Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, […]

Lady Rams rebuilding on defense

By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams return a lot on offense, but not that much on defense this season. CMI photo: Joshua LuceroLady Rams goalkeeper Yessenia Ramirez, a junior, blocks a shot on goal during Friday's practice session. The Lady Rams open the season on Tuesday at Clovis. PHS, under second-year coach Megan Wilson, […]

Lady Rams rebuilding on defense

The Portales Lady Rams return a lot on offense, but not that much on defense this season. PNT correspondent: Joshua Lucero Lady Rams goalkeeper Yessenia Ramirez, a junior, blocks a shot on goal during Friday's practice session. The Lady Rams open the season on Tuesday at Clovis. With the inexperience on defense, second-year coach Megan […]

Decisions not made at end of day

"Focus on New Mexico" host Gene Grant hasn't a clue. The KNME-TV weekly discussion of all things New Mexico features experts in the subject de jour and smart questions from regular and guest panelists. Among the regulars are former House Republican Whip Dan Foley and New Mexico Law Review editor Sophie Martin. Moderator Grant lets […]

Their view: State must take lead in promoting job growth

Sam Bregman of Grass Roots New Mexico urges Gov. Susanna Martinez to focus on issues, not career. What is Gov. Martinez doing? Where are the jobs and where is the leadership she promised with the private sector and federal government to generate good paying, long term jobs? They're not in Tampa, site of the Republican […]

Editorial: U.S. should lead in reducing emissions

Just when record heat and punishing storms are shriveling climate-change denial like ears of corn in a Dust Bowl-style drought, along comes news of a United Nations fiasco that was supposed to reduce heat-trapping emissions but has instead put more of them into the air — while putting huge profits into the pockets of those […]

Freshmen congregate for ENMU move-in day

Megan McClary sat in her new home Saturday morning with her father Brien McClary trying to figure out how to arrange a room filled with too much furniture. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune New roommates Megan McClary (left) and Amanda Lewis set up their Eastern New Mexico University dorm in Curry Hall Saturday afternoon. Pink and […]

My turn: Facebook attacks reveal hypocrisy

Scrolling though Facebook is like slogging through a third-world battleground. Rabid dogmatics attack their "enemies" with uninhibited slander and stereotypes. Faked images abound of politicians not placing their hand-over-heart during the National Anthem, wearing flag pins upside down, practicing "unpatriotic" religions or using drugs in "private"… Yet, after I research the hoaxes and post the […]

Fire department to submit loan for equipment

The Portales Fire Department has received approval from the city council to submit a loan for a new fire apparatus, a piece of equipment they have been needing for years, according to officials. The cost of the fire truck with the 100 foot aerial platform is a little over $850,000. "It's been a priority to […]

Portales schools earn accreditation

Portales Municipal Schools earned accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), according to a press release. According to the press release, to earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI's standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school […]

Grand juries focus of legal controversy

At issue: Grand juries and how the secret panels are selected in Curry and Roosevelt counties. On one side, the defense lawyers who make a living challenging the system. On the other side, District Court Chief Judge Teddy Hartley and District Attorney Matt Chandler who say the system is fair. The defense lawyers say dozens […]

Police blotter – Aug. 19

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:01 p.m.: Caller reported someone trying to sell her belongings, 800 block of South Roosevelt Road 8. 12:20 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a possible heart attack, 200 block of Floyd Golden Circle. 12:45 p.m.: Caller reported there are some people that have been threatened by […]

Senior calendar: Aug. 19

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: Closed for Conference on Aging Tuesday: Closed for Conference on Aging Wednesday: Closed for Conference on Aging Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments Friday: Daily activities Daily: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. […]