Bible study meetings provide safe place for students

It took eight years for local minister Don Thomas' young adult bible study group to become what he had envisioned. "The Christian Campus House was founded to give students a safe place 'to be', for lack of a better term, and to be together and fellowship," said Thomas, minister for Central Christian Church, which sponsors […]

ENMU veterans hold coat drive

'Tis the spirit of giving, and a group of student veterans at Eastern New Mexico University say service is what they know, so this time of year is no exception. As the temperatures drop, members of the ENMU Student Veterans Organization know that some aren't as fortunate to own warm clothes. So they decided to […]

Officials say Torres attacked in jail

Hours after he was transported to the Curry County jail Thursday, former international fugitive and accused killer Noe Torres was attacked by the uncle of the child he is charged with helping slay. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed jail staff placed Torres in a holding cell near one occupied by Richard Silva, the uncle of 10-year-old […]

Their View: Secession shouldn’t be suppressed

Conservative columnist Walter Williams offers this view on freedom: There are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In […]

Ranking paints distorted picture of NMSU crime

We never give a second thought to the notion that the New Mexico State University campus may not be safe. And so, when The Business Insider website recently ran a story claiming NMSU was the second-most dangerous college campus in America, it simply didn't ring true with the students, faculty and community members who know […]

Correction: Twelfth Night admission $7

Admission is $7 for the Clovis Community College student production of "Twelfth Night," which begins at 7 Thursday night. The play runs through Saturday at the CCC Town Hall.

Hounds win LSC opener

PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team can make it through one more game, the Greyhounds should get some much-needed rest. Playing for the sixth time in nine days on Wednesday, including an exhibition last week, the Hounds put all five starters in double figures and held off Angelo State 76-67 […]

Q&A: Portales firefighter looks forward to embarrassing Clovis in basketball

Members of the Portales and Clovis fire departments are gearing up to face off in a competitive basketball game Sunday in Portales to raise money for local broadcasters' Rooney and Moon's Secret Santa program. The fire departments have intentions to raise as much money to bring Christmas to area families in need. A cake auction, […]

Setting it Straight – Nov. 29

A story about Bud Johnston being the last Bataan Death March survivor in Curry County at the time of his death included incorrect information. Melvin "Kike" Waltmon of Clovis is a Bataan Death March survivor. The Portales News-Tribune endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely and […]

Graduate with guilty conscience sends ENMU box of toilet paper

PORTALES — A graduate with a guilty conscience has sent Eastern New Mexico University in Portales a box of toilet paper to repay the university for toilet paper he took from a dormitory as a prank he says he played as "a young, immature college student." The box, postmarked Tuesday, from zip code 88203 in […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 29

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 6:30 a.m.: Officer requested a case number for found property. 11:17 a.m.: Caller reported burglary, 300 block South Avenue J. 3:28 p.m.: Caller reported assault and battery. 4:04 p.m.: Caller requested an animal control case number, 1000 block East Second Street. 5:56 p.m.: Caller requested an officer, […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 29

Today Public Hearing — 10 a.m., Commission Room in the county courthouse. To talk about the CDBG grant project which was completed Nov. 14. Information: 356-5307. Movie and Popcorn: The Avengers — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Youth 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Ninja Vanish — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story […]

My Turn – Nov. 29

Meredith Willson's beloved musical, "The Music Man," belongs in communities just like ours. I remember a terrific production 30-plus years ago on the postage stamp-sized stage in the old Portales Inn. Clyde Powell was lovable con artist Harold Hill; his sister Paula Criss played Mrs. Paroo, Marian-the-librarian's busybody mother. Portales High School is bringing this […]

Local children craft and paint Christmas ornaments

Marlee Cash carefully placed the tip of her paint brush onto the glass ball in her hand, concentrating as she added more green dots of paint onto it's red background. The 6-year-old painted her silver Christmas tree ornament red with a black stripe then proceeded to added green, blue and yellow dots, saying she chose […]

Angelo State staves off Zias

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's women found some offense for the first time this season Wednesday night, but they didn't have the size to deal with Angelo State's Lauren Holt. The 6-foot-3 junior put together a huge night with 23 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and three blocks and the Rambelles staved off the […]

Foster mom had taken in dozens of children over the years

A 14-year-old boy is accused of killing both his adopted mom and sister in their Tucumcari home late Monday before another adopted son tackled him, possibly saving the lives of an infant and others who were in the home. The mother, Sue Day, 67, was a foster mom who has taken in between 80 and […]

Video: Meet Sundance Ranch Sanctuary

Meet the director and cats of the Sundance Ranch Sanctuary.

Video: 5 Guys and a Goat Fund Raiser

5 guys and a goat on a hike to raise funds for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Video: Drug Sting

This video contains footage from two drug stings in which Zach Stephenson of Clovis was filmed buying methamphetamines for under cover police informants.This video has been edited for length. The original videos were about half an hour long.

Video: H2O express explosion – March 2012

An explosion rocked the 1100 block of Prince Street in Clovis on Saturday night, leaving three injured in a blast that was heard and felt for numerous city blocks.