Thursday prep roundup – Feb. 28

PREP PLAYOFFS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys District 4-5A Thursday (2) Hobbs 78, (3) Carlsbad 65 Saturday Championship Hobbs at (1) Clovis, 8 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday Seeding playoff at Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (2) Lovington 59, (3) Ruidoso 47 Saturday Championship Lovington at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, […]

Efforts at combating bullying go down for a 3 count

Rio Grande High School wrestler Nick Chavez has a state championship while the justice system, some South Valley political power brokers and the anti-bullying efforts of Albuquerque Public Schools all have a black eye. A state senator, a Bernalillo County commissioner and an APS Board member all saw fit to use their official clout and […]

Not a libertarian? You’re not free

So, you're still not a libertarian? Why not? Let's get beyond misguided religious excuses, justifications regarding "fairness" and overblown, irrational fears. What all these excuses boil down to — as reasons why you can't embrace libertarianism — is wanting to feel OK with having someone available to hurt other people who are not harming you. […]

Spring’s arrival brings ‘barn swallow love’

During my earlier days, I watched individuals make adobes along the floodplain of the Rio Grande. They mixed clay soils with water, sand, and straw and placed the mixture into rectangular molds. The bricks made were used as building blocks for dwellings. I asked the workers, "Why the straw?" Their answer was, "Cause that's just […]

Faith in God will take you home

In a world that would ignore God, we often feel like aliens on a different planet. Daily you and I are bombarded by ungodliness. Our culture seems to be on a downhill side. Children are murdered. Corporations are crumbling because of individual selfishness and greed. Terrorists are on a mission to kill Christians and Jews. […]

Police Blotter – March 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 2:09 p.m.: Caller reported an alarm, 1300 block of South Avenue G. 3:54 p.m.: Caller requested an officer for a civil issue, 200 block of East 10th Street. 4 p.m.: Caller requested that animal control pick up a stray dog, 1000 block of […]

More Ute suits possible

The Tucumcari-Quay County Regional Water Authority armed itself Thursday for a long legal battle to pull the plug on the Ute Water Project. The authority hired a Santa Fe legal firm to represent it with plans to ask for a new federal appeals court review. It also created a committee to lobby state and federal […]

Online readers asked to take survey

Starting today, online readers of the Portales News-Tribune will be asked to take a short survey to access full versions of stories. The PNT is part of Clovis Media Inc., which includes the Clovis News Journal, the Quay County Sun and Cannon Connections. Along with the PNT, the Clovis paper is partnering with Google to […]

Events Calendar – March 1

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Dr. Suess' Birthday Party — 3:30 p.m., Portales Public Library's Meeting Room., Games and good to celebrate. For all ages. Information: 356-3940. The Music Man — 7 p.m., Portales High School Auditorium., General admission is $5. Information: 356-7000. Saturday Southeastern New Mexico […]

My Turn – Weekend promises to be eventful

This weekend promises to be an eventful one as I attend my first live hockey game and a high school musical. I recall in March of last year going to Portales High School to take pictures of a rehearsal for "My Fair Lady." I remember being struck by the fact that the student playing leading […]