Setting it straight – Dec. 20

The Portales News-Tribune printed incorrect information in its Wednesday edition. The following candidates filed Tuesday for school board seats in Roosevelt County: Floyd Position 1: Douglas Lynn Hughes, Vicki L. Banister Position 2: Jeffrey Harper Essary The Portales News-Tribune endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely […]

My Turn – Kindness begins with a gentle word

Words weave tales, paint pictures, express love, make us laugh, and make us cry. Even in a week too unspeakable for words, it is to words we turn. A few words, carefully chosen, can be a healing balm when gently wrapped around wounded hearts and fractured lives. Portales Mayor Sharon King has invited us to […]

High winds invade area

As most people in Curry and Roosevelt counties tried to avoid blowing away, the wind proved to be a more than a nuisance Wednesday. Daniel Gleaton, Clovis' First Baptist Church youth pastor, said he was in the church when he received a call from a neighbor saying the church's roof was coming off. "I laughed […]

Q&A – Airman dreams of home

Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but often times it's hard to celebrate when your family and friends aren't physically with you. Many airmen stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, including 20-year-old John Rillera of Philadelphia, won't get to see their families this Christmas, but Rillera takes his duty to serve […]

House speaker Lujan succumbs to cancer

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan, one of the most powerful and longest serving state legislators in New Mexico history and the father of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, died late Tuesday at age 77 after a long battle with lung cancer, a spokesman for his son said. He died at about […]

BYU pulls away to beat Hounds

PROVO, Utah — When a Division II basketball team ventures into a 20,000-plus arena to take on the likes of Brigham Young, it's usually not a matter of if but when the home team will open up a comfortable margin. JIM MCAULEY: (Provo) Daily Herald Eastern New Mexico's Phil Henry dunks during the first haf […]

Lady Rams turn back Lubbock Christian

For the Portales Lady Rams, it was a brief respite at home. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales freshman Sheraya Cox looks for a way around Lubbock Christian's Ashlee De La Cruz during Tuesday night's girls matchup at the Ram Athletic Center. The Lady Rams notched a 41-26 win. Taking advantage of their only game at […]

Zias falter in second half against Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Eastern New Mexico University's women fell behind 10-0 and 17-4, then battled back to make a game of it for a while against host Alaska-Anchorage's AT&T Hoop Classic Tuesday night. Freshman guard Alyssa Hutchins hit what turned out to be a back-breaking 3-pointer as time expired in the half, and the Seawolves […]

Letter to the editor: Massacre shows nation lost connection with Creator

U.S. "massacre events" since 1966 total 36 and nearly 350 murders — a profile of a nation that has lost its soul and its connection with its Creator! This is reflected not only in these demonic acts of carnage, but also in our media and leaders who ask the endless string of empty "Whys." "Political […]

Officials split over fee

In about three months, Portales residents will be able pay their utility bills online, but the decision to attach a $2 convenience fee with that service left Portales City councilors in deadlock, twice. City councilors stuck to their guns Tuesday night at their bi-monthly city council meeting, with three voting for and three voting against […]

Business Feature: Roosevelt Brewing brings beer, food to Portales

A recently opened city microbrewery has injected a new flavor and livelihood to the downtown area. Clovis native and beer enthusiast Justin Cole, owner of Roosevelt Brewing, said his first week opening his microbrewery and restaurant surpassed his expectations. "It's been very good," Cole said. "We've been full pretty much during business hours. Most people […]

Police Blotter – Dec. 19

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 2:11 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage to a home, 300 block of East Kaywood. 2:38 a.m.: Caller requested a close patrol due to suspicious activity, 200 block of Maple. 4:29 a.m.: Caller reported a suspicious subject in the area, 900 block of East […]

Portales School Board candidates

The following candidates filed today for school board seats in Roosevelt County. The election is Feb. 5 Portales Position 3 — Alan W. Garrett Position 4 — Antonio Roque Sanchez Jr., Kathleen I. Cooper Dora Position 2 — John A. Mohon, Kenner Carrasco Position 4 — Jana C. Roberts Position 5 — Gary William Simpson, […]

Local Brief – Police investigate alleged robbery

Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred around 11:57 p.m. Monday at 713 W. First St., according to Portales Police Chief C. Douglas Jones. According to Jones, an officer responding to a call about an armed robbery was told by the caller that two males entered his residence with a weapon […]

My Turn – Christmas family time

I wouldn't have left home to come to Portales if I wasn't serious about my writing. It has been nearly a year since I've been home and I wouldn't say I'm worn down but I'm getting pretty antsy as my trip back home approaches. I've practically had tunnel vision this past week, focusing on getting […]

Editorial: Limiting liberty not an answer to shooting

Our nation is reeling from another unfathomable shooting tragedy and is searching for ways to prevent it from happening again. "It," of course, is the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last Friday in Newtown, Conn. Twenty precious children, all ages 6 and 7, and six teachers were gunned down by a madman who then turned […]

Reactions to shooting scattered

This is more rambling than most of my ramblings, so please forgive me. But Friday's shootings in Newtown have left me unable to keep a straight thought. I can't imagine how it is for parents, and I'm glad I only have to imagine at this point. I've heard a lot of reactions to the shootings, […]

More rambling than rambling

This is more rambling than most of my ramblings, so please forgive me. But Friday's shootings in Newtown have left me unable to keep a straight thought. I can't imagine how it is for parents, and I'm glad I only have to imagine at this point. I've heard a lot of reactions to the shootings, […]

Empty stocking fund – Dec. 19

Today's focus: Family O Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: Single mother works full time. She pinches her pennies as much as she can, but does not leave much for other things. She really wants her children to have a nice Christmas, but finances this year make it tough. Clothing needs: Boys size large/32, […]

Events Calendar – Dec. 19

Today Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Jingle All the Way for grades K-6th. Information: 356-3940. Chamber Board of Directors meeting — 11:30 a.m. Clovis-Portales Chamber of Commerce. Information: 763-3435. Teen Programs — 4:30 p.m.: Wii Wednesday-Just Dance 2 for children ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Read with Kona — 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Chris […]