New Mexico fishing report

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: If you have a […]

Police Blotter – Jan. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 1:13 a.m.: Caller reported a loud party, State Road 467. 1:29 a.m.: Caller reported a fight, 1000 block of West Second Street. 1:38 a.m.: Caller reported a party a residence, 800 block of West 15th Street. 1:46 a.m.: Caller requested officer assistance for […]

NTSB: Plane crashed due to pilot negligence

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined Tuesday probable cause of October's plane crash in Roosevelt County to be the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines during an aerial application flight. Pilot Bill Byrd, a cropduster with King Ag Aviation in Sudan, Texas, suffered minor injuries after his single-enginecrop duster clipped a power […]

Q&A – Taekwon-Do brings family together

Taekwon-Do student Sarah Victor, 30, has been dedicated to the martial arts for about six years. The Tucumcari native and stay-at-home mother suggests its one of the things that keeps her family together. She and her husband as well as three of her four children are students of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do with Steve Blakeley […]

Man sentenced in shooting

Manuel Ibarvol told the weeping family of Jorge Alonso Quinonez-Hernandez in Spanish Wednesday, "love your son because you still have him and I don't have mine," then walked out of Ninth Judicial District Judge Teddy Hartley's courtroom. Quinonez had just been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his part in the April 2011 shooting […]

Prairie chicken meeting scheduled

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in Portales to discuss implementation of a management plan for lesser prairie chickens, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish press release. The plan includes management goals, objectives and on-the-ground activities throughout the range of […]

Meetings Watch – Regional Growth Management Quality of Life Task Force

The Regional Growth Management Quality of Life Task Force met Wednesday afternoon at Clovis City Hall. During the meeting: Col. David C. Piech, commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, told members that the 801 Housing in Portales would turn over to new ownership July 23, and said the new rent rates were […]

Local Growth Management Committee sets leadership

In its first meeting of 2013, the Local Growth Management Committee set up its leadership and its goals for the next few months. The group, created to deal with community growth issues resulting from the change of mission at Cannon Air Force Base, took 90 minutes to span various topics. The meeting was chaired by […]

Events Calendar – Jan. 24

Today S.T.A.R. Book Discussion — "Hush, Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick will be discussed. For ages 13-18. Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m. $5 per class. Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8541. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. Pajama party and […]

My Turn – State more than trinkets

A recent weekend trip took my family on the stretch of Interstate 40 that runs from Santa Rosa to Albuquerque, past a slew of billboards hawking products for some of New Mexico's legendary tourist traps. Like all interstate travelers, I understand the lure of "Clean Restrooms!" (although I think the smiling woman on the billboard […]

Growth committee hears wind energy concerns

In its first meeting of 2013, the Local Growth Management Committee set up its leadership and its goals for the next few months. The group, created to deal with community growth issues resulting from the change of mission at Cannon Air Force Base, took 90 minutes to span various topics. The meeting was chaired by […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Jan. 22

Boys Fort Sumner 51, Texico 42 Texico (10-4) — Justin Rucker 1, Gentry Doolittle 4, Kendall Naceanceno 10, Jonah Walls 7, Rollin Harris 2, Miguel Reyna 11, BJ Griego 4, Mitchell Pennell 2. Totals 17 6-14 42. Fort Sumner (11-4) — Anthony Aragon 8, Garrett Hisel 5, Shilo Boyle 9, Nick Sanchez 11, Talen Crist […]

ENMU/WT basketball capsules – Jan. 23

Men West Texas A&M (11-5, 3-5 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (6-10, 3-5) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710 Last time out: Both teams lost on the road on Saturday, WT at Tarleton State 65-50 and ENMU at Texas A&M-Commerce 84-77. Last year: WT beat the Greyhounds twice in […]

Clovis topples Lady Rams

Portales girls coach Clay Stout knew he was taking a calculated risk, playing a box-and-one defense against Clovis High sophomore Danni Williams. The Lady Rams made it tough on Williams and, for a long time, the Lady Wildcats. But a 3-pointer by senior guard Miranda Loera opened a seven-point margin at the half, and Clovis […]

Local Brief – NM Ag Expo set for February

NM Ag Expo set for February The 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo is set for Feb. 19-20 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, according to a Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce press release. The two-day event is sponsored by Plateau and Dairy Farmers of America and will be dedicated to the memory of long-time Ag […]

Authorities: Teen planned more attacks

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico teenager accused of gunning down five family members over the weekend ambushed his father as he returned home from an overnight shift at a rescue mission, then reloaded his rifles and planned to go to a Wal-Mart and randomly shoot people, authorities said Tuesday. Instead, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego texted a […]

Campus guns discussed

Guns on a school campus once seemed like the unimaginable, but now seems more common after Tuesday's melee at a Houston campus, which involved a shooting that injured three. Tuesday's incident and other recent school shootings as well as gun control were topics of discussion for Eastern New Mexico University students as they wondered about […]

Police Blotter – Jan. 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 10:55 a.m.: Caller reported a minor traffic accident in a parking lot, 1700 block of South Avenue B. 11:06 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to a deputy in reference to threats, 1000 block of West Second Street. 11:52 a.m.: Officer requested a case […]

Sandy Hook conspiracy claims ‘spectacularly stupid’

I know some stupid people. I know some Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists. But I repeat myself. A Google search would indicate growing claims there was no shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the interviews and funerals were performed by "crisis actors" the government hired … all to rally support for gun control. Regarding such claims, Daily […]

Setting it Straight – Jan. 23

The Portales News-Tribune on Jan. 11 printed incorrect information regarding the lesser prairie chicken. The Roosevelt County Commission opposes a petition to list it as a threatened species. The Portales News-Tribune endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely and appropriate manner. Please notify Editor David Stevens […]