Friday football updates

Clovis-Las Cruces Final score. 70-40 Las Cruces. Granados 21 carries 142 yds. 8 TDs. Granados 20 run. 70-40. 1:42 left. Granados 21 run. 63-40. 5:45 left. Sopila #16 receiver. 56-40 Las Cruces. 8:01 left in fourth quarter. Kamal Cass 75 rec. 56-32 Las Cruces. Granados 9 run. 56-26. 3:59 left in third quarter. Sopila #19 […]

ENMU women’s basketball capsule

Wayland Baptist (5-3) at ENMU (1-3) 2 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Last outing: The Flying Queens last played on Wednesday, routing Arlington Baptist College 96-14 at Plainview, Texas. The Zias have been off since a 71-41 loss to Southern Nazarene on Saturday in the Grand Canyon Tip-Off Classic at Phoenix. Last meeting: It's been […]

Hounds post win over CSU-Pueblo

CANYON, Texas — Junior guard Rodney Blackmon scorred 17 point and junior guard Rafael Love had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds Friday as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Colorado State-Pueblo 83-69 in West Texas A&M's Thanksgiving Classic. The Greyhounds (2-2) put five players in double figures and shot 53 percent from the […]

Q&A: New Air Force recruiter opted for career change

Tech Sgt. Norris Robbins, originally from Birmingham, Ala., serves as a recruiter for the U.S. Air Force in the Clovis area. He has served in the Air Force for 14 years and has experience in logistics, equipment management, mobility and flight-line work. He has deployed overseas to Iraq several times and has served at bases […]

Empty stocking fund: Family A

• Today's focus: Family A • Household members: 7 • Children: 4 • Special circumstances: This family has been working hard taking care of a sick mother (grandmother). Due to the time that it takes to take care of her mother, the mother of the family has been unable to work. The husband is the […]

My turn: Fire department hoopsters need support

OK, so this is probably the firefighter groupie coming out in me, but I would like encourage all of Roosevelt County residents to go support our Portales firefighters on Dec. 2 as they play a basketball game against the Clovis Fire Department to raise funds for Rooney and Moon's Secret Santa program. I want all […]

Scholarship application deadline nears

The deadline for area high school seniors to apply for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in 2013 is Nov. 29, according to a Daniels Fund press release. High school seniors in New Mexico who demonstrate character, leadership and service are encouraged to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Each year, approximately 250 new Daniels Scholars […]

Hospital to offer flight care

Roosevelt General Hospital now has the ability to transport medical patients by air after signing a contract with Tristate CareFlight, an organization operating across five states. "A couple of their officials came forward and approached us saying they wanted to expand their air care services in New Mexico," said RGH administrator Larry Leaming, who had […]

Praying for others most unselfish act

I can't help but notice that a crisis brings about prayer regardless of a catastrophe. I heard no complaints about praying in public when 9/11 happened. I think prayer is vital to us any time. In the tumultuous times of adversity, prayer and trust are so important. Mankind cannot save itself. Man is only a […]

Portales resident thankful for second chance

Amidst the loud chatter and the aroma of turkey and stuffing, Paul Mefford sat grateful with a smile you could spot from a mile away. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Mikayla Ferrell, left, and Kambrilyn Eppinger color Thanksgiving pictures at the Portales Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Ferrell and Eppinger are both part of military families and they […]

Murder trial canceled

The trial of a Portales man being charged with murder in connection with an April 2011 shooting death that was scheduled for Monday has been canceled, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler declined to comment on the reason the trial was canceled. Jorge Alonso Quinonez-Hernandez, 22, and two other men were arrested […]

Their view: GOP’s top-down approach must change

John Billingsley is 1st vice chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. Here's a snippet from his recent column on post-election strategy: Election Day was a tough one for Republicans. It was tough for our candidates, our volunteers and Gov. Martinez. Despite an investment of nearly $3 million by the governor and her related […]

Libertarian values bring peace

Being libertarian isn't all fun and games. We are not necessarily the "party crowd" we are sometimes made out to be. While some libertarians are undoubtedly that way, as are many non-libertarians, it certainly isn't a given. Libertarianism is not about taking liberties, but about respecting the liberty of others to do as they wish […]

Editorial: Giving up on America is un-American

It's hard to take seriously the thousands of people who have signed a petition urging Texas to amicably divorce the rest of the union. Even in the fiercely independent Lone Star State, this idea is roadkill. While the signatories are exercising their right to free speech, this idea is just plumb screwy and an odd […]

What are you thankful for?

Stay-at-home mother Anna Mitchell shared a laugh with her friend Sarah Pattison as they watched Mitchell's children climb and hang off of the jungle gym like monkeys. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Rylie Mitchell, 7, left, and Reagan Mitchell, 5, taunt their mother as they stand and dangle from the Rotary Park gym Wednesday during a […]

Businesses highlight Black Friday deals

Local retailers in Clovis and Portales have increased sales events to attract customers this Black Friday. Burns Do It Center in Clovis will have its first Black Friday sale since reopening at a new location last March. The store is holding a giveaway on Black Friday. A shopper's name will be drawn and the recipient […]

Meetings Watch – Nov. 22 – RGH

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: Eva Stevens, chief financial officer, reported on the financial statements and balance sheet for October. Gross revenue were up for the month at $4.8 million, resulting in operating revenue […]

Q&A: Clovis area U.S. Air Force recruiter discusses career

Tech Sgt. Norris Robbins, originally from Birmingham, Ala., serves as a recruiter for the U.S. Air Force in the Clovis area. He has served in the Air Force for 14 years and has experience in logistics, equipment management, mobility and flight-line work. He has deployed overseas to Iraq several times and has served at bases […]

Police Blotter – Nov. 22

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 1 a.m.: Caller reported a disturbance near her home, Portales. 1:10 a.m.: Caller requested a welfare check, 200 block of North Mike. 4:30 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 800 block of West 16th Street. 6:42 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a subject who fell, 400 block […]

Events Calendar – Nov. 22

Today Portales Community Thanksgiving dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Deliveries from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To place an order: 356-4241 or 356-6001. Information: Joe at 607-5927 or Veda at 693-3319. Wednesday Free meal at St. Helen's — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Helen Catholic Church. Alzheimer's "Savvy Caregiver Program" — 10 a.m.-noon, Los […]