Councilor: Logos on water tower too pricey

Portales City Councilor Michael Lucero says he just can't justify spending $35,000 to paint the school logos of Eastern New Mexico University and Portales High School on the town's water towers to his constituents. City Councilor Keith Thomas said $35,000 was the worst-case scenario cost and although he wants the city's support behind the project, […]

Elida School News – Nov. 6

Sports: Saturday: Elida hosts the district volleyball tournament championship match. Yearbook The 2012 Elida Tiger yearbook received two awards for its publication. The awards were a silver medal awarded by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association and The Gallery of Excellence by Walsworth Publishing. School award: Elida High School was awarded the New Mexico Athletics Association […]

Portales High School News – Nov. 6

Manners parade upcoming: Portales High School Day Care and Child Development students participated in their annual "Please and Thank You Parade for the PHS Child Care Center children. It was held Oct. 31 during third period. The children visited classrooms escorted by high school students and trick or treated for a healthy snack or treat. […]

Dora School News – Nov. 6

Progress reports: Progress reports will be issued today to students to take home to their parents. The reports will show academic progress the first three weeks of the second grading period. PTSO: David Absher, president of the Dora Parent-Teacher-Student Organization, will have the monthly meeting in the school library on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. Members […]

Portales polling places combined for convenience

Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins has been busy preparing for today's election. "We're very, well prepared, we've done everything we can do without knowing how many people will show up. Our workers are trained and everything's ready to go," Collins said. This is the first year Roosevelt County has used voting convenience centers for a […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 6

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:30 p.m.: Caller reported an accident, 200 block North Chicago. 3:06 p.m.: Caller reported possible fraud, 1300 block South Avenue F. 3:57 p.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer about a civil issue, 200 block New Mexico Drive. 4:14 p.m.: Caller reported a missing juvenile, 300 […]

New truancy program initiated

According to Portales High assistant principal Arturo Ontiveros, 91 percent of the high school's students are in attendance on a regular basis. The other 9 percent are students with five or more unexcused absences for the school year. "If we can increase that (91 percent) by four to five percentage points, that would be great," […]

Councilor: Logos on water towers too pricey

Portales City Councilor Michael Lucero says he just can't justify spending $35,000 to paint the school logos of Eastern New Mexico University and Portales High School on the town's water towers to his constituents. City Councilor Keith Thomas said $35,000 was the worst-case scenario cost and although he wants the city's support behind the project, […]

Hounds snap skid

Greyhound senior wide receiver Chase Kyser gets tripped up by Texas A&M Lion JT. Bates in the second quarter. Kyser lead the Hounds with four receptions for 42 yards. BLACKWATER DRAW — Sometimes kickers share a similar plight to referees and offensive linemen — nobody notices them much unless they screw up. Eastern New Mexico […]

Zias fall to UNM in exhibition

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior guard Hannah Altheide got the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team off to a fast start Saturday, hitting a 3-pointer on the game's first possession. The New Mexico Lobos eventually took control, though, and pulled away to a 56-37 exhibition win over the Zias at The Pit. It was a tuneup […]

Samoei second at regional

DENVER — Senior Isaiah Samoei's second-place finish led the Eastern New Mexico University men's cross country team to fifth-place in in the South Central regional and a second consecutive berth in the NCAA Division II nationals, scheduled for Nov. 17 at Joplin, Mo. Samoei, from Kenya, finished with an 8K time of 32 minutes, 10 […]

Local children participate in Oasis fishing clinic

President of Friends of Oasis Brad Cozine cut down the middle of a fish Saturday morning as he sat at a table at Oasis State Park. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Friends of Oasis State Park President Brad Cozine, left, shows a group of local residents how to gut a fish Saturday at the park as […]

Community Calendar – Nov. 4

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 Blackwater Draw Museum — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

The right dog for the occasion

One of my Texas buddies was talkin' about stockdogs "down south" being different than those "up north". I agreed, depending on where you draw the Mason-Dixon Line. I describe those coming from the cooler climes as "suave, smooth, nervous and quick." Think of hockey pucks, machine guns and playing zone defense. Border Collies, Kelpies and […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 4

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 10:10 a.m.: Caller reported an animal problem, 700 block of South Roosevelt Road Q. 10:25 a.m.: Caller reported a distress alarm, 200 block of Texas Drive. 11:44 a.m.: Caller reported a motor vehicle accident, Third Street and Main. 1:20 p.m.: Caller reported a motorcycle parked illegally, 700 […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 4

Today Annual Turkey Dinner — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bovina. Serving turkey dinner with all the trimmings, desserts and drinks. Per plate donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 6 Information: 806-251-1511. Man and Superman — 2 p.m., ENMU University Theater Center Main Stage. George Bernard Shaw production directed […]

My Turn – True patriots will respect winner

On the outside chance that Willie — back on board after being promised a White House "greenhouse" — and I fail in our Green Tea Party presidential campaign, we pledge to honor our democracy by not whining. We will accept the results with dignity — and possibly a doobie (while listening to "What a Fool […]

Area experiences drop in early voting numbers

There just wasn't as much urgency to vote early for Tuesday's presidential election compared to four years ago, and thus the reason why Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman says early voting numbers are down. As early voting ended Saturday night in Curry County, a total of 5,666 cast ballots in-person, compared to the 6,269 […]

Professor: Voters go with candidate they feel will provide them safety, security

Americans are selfish when it comes to voting, according to one Eastern New Mexico University professor. History professor Suzanne Balch-Lindsay says voters in Tuesday's election most likely will select the presidential candidate they feel will provide them the most safety and security. She says it's a factor that never changes because the average American often […]

Defense attorney challenges jury selection method

A defense attorney says an apparent attempt to save money in 9th Judicial District Court could wind up costing taxpayers thousands more in new trials. The court clerk's office segregated prospective jurors who only spoke Spanish into a single panel — one of five panels of prospective jurors assembled Aug. 1 for the current court […]