‘Sand Hills’ trips mean picnics

Some knew it as Taylor's Grove and even more referred to the place as Oasis State Park. In my circles it was simply "The Sand Hills" growing up. A trip to the "Sand Hills" meant a picnic, playing in the sand dunes and maybe a ballgame. Our first line of attack was always the dunes. […]

Our people: Starting young

Jeshal Patel moved from Los Angeles to Clovis in January 2011 to attend Eastern New Mexico University and help his parents Raj and Mina, manage Motel 7 on Mabry Drive. Patel, who also goes by Jeh, attended boarding school in India from age 9 to 18. He now studies electrical engineering at ENMU. His expected […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Tarleton denies Zias’ upset bid

For the second night in a row, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team gave a highly-regarded Lone Star Conference opponent a pretty good battle at Greyhound Arena, at least for a while. The Zias pushed Tarleton State in the first two games, then dominated the third, but fell off the pace in the fourth […]

Area prep volleyball – Sept. 29

CAPITAN — In a battle of unbeaten defending state champions, three-time Class 1A champ Tatum got the best of two-time Class B titlist Elida 25-14, 25-8, 25-14 on Saturday in the finals of the Capitan Classic volleyball tournament. Elida (10-1), which edged Animas in five games in Friday's quarterfinals, reached the title match on Saturday […]

Be careful toying with cherry bombs

Back in the days of yore in a high mountain valley of Colorado lived aranch kid named Sparky. In the winter time his valley would be coveredwith snow. The evergreen forests, blue skies, frozen ponds, and snow-white meadows looked just like the pictures you have on yourcalendar. The kids ice-skated. School was let out on […]

Resident appointed to board

Dairy spokesperson and lobbyist Beverly Idsinga didn't seek the job. But when Gov. Susana Martinez asked her to take it, Idsinga said yes without hesitation. Beverly Idsinga Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Idsinga, the governor's office announced Wednesday, is the newest appointment to the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Idsinga said she […]

Community Calendar – Sept. 30

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday's paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Altrusa Home Tour to raise funds for school books

The 35th annual Altrusa Home Tour will be held Oct. 7 to raise funds to purchase 1,000 books for third grade students in Roosevelt County schools. The annual fundraiser, held by the non-profit group, also supports two scholarships to Eastern New Mexico University and helps purchase eyeglasses for junior high and high school students, as […]

Police Blotter – Sept. 30

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 11 a.m.: Caller reported two stray dogs in her yard, 700 block of North Avenue K. 11:40 a.m.: Caller reported he needs a case number for an animal problem, 700 block of North Avenue K. 12:45 p.m.: Caller reported a stray dog on her porch, 1000 block […]

Local Brief – Arrests made in thefts case

Two Roosevelt County residents were arrested Wednesday in connections with one of 11 thefts, which have been reported to the Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office in the last two months. A press release from the sheriff's office said reports were taken for 12 burglaries, eight larcenies and one motor vehicle theft. Jimmy Arias, 25, was arrested […]