Meetings Watch – Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District

A report on Tuesday's Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District meeting in the newly dedicated Fred Anthony conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. The meeting followed a reception and dedication ceremony naming the conference room after long time board member and supporter Fred Anthony. Introductions were made between members of the board […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 28

Today New Mexico Peanut Growers annual meeting — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Memorial Building. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to RSVP. Information: 356-6638. Movie and Popcorn — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Paranorman" (PG., 92 min.) will be featured. For ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation […]

My Turn – Barber shop quartet might steal show

Two song leaders from the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ will be pulling double duty this weekend as half of the River City board of education barbershop quartet in the Portales High School production of "The Music Man." For Delbert Rector and Curtis Breshears, it is a chance to reprise their parts from their […]

Q&A: Alumni helps with second film

David P. Moore lived a dream when he worked on his second feature length film. Moore, 34, of Portales was one of six Eastern New Mexico University alumni to work on Calvin Redder's "The Rambler," starring Dermot Mulroney, a film that premiered at this year's Sundance Festival. Moore served as the best boy electric on […]

Area district tournaments

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

ENMU baseball team ranked ninth in region

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is ranked ninth this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. The Greyhounds (11-2) are one of five Lone Star Conference teams in the top 10, joined by Incarnate Word (9-1) at No. 2, Angelo State (10-5) at No. 4, Texas A&M-Kingsville (11-3) at No. 5 […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 27

MEN ENMU (11-13, 8-8 Lone Star Conference at Tarleton State (16-8, 9-7) • When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: Both played on Saturday. The Greyhounds beat Incarnate Word 86-70 at home, while the Texans upended league champion Midwestern State 75-60 in Stephenville. • Last meeting: […]

Rams beat Lovington, earn top seed in tourney

ROSWELL — The Portales Rams clamped down on the defensive end after halftime on Tuesday night, and earned themselves the top seed in this week's District 4-3A tournament. Junior forward Daniel Sanchez scored 18 points and senior forward Reyes Calbert added 16 as PHS defeated Lovington 57-48 in a seeding playoff game played at New […]

Experts: Storms won’t break drought

ST. LOUIS — The blanket of snow covering much of the Great Plains after two big storms in less than a week may provide some relief for parched areas, but it's no "drought-buster," experts said Tuesday. States such as Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma have been among the hardest hit by the drought that at one […]

RGH dedicates conference room

Fred Anthony's legacy will live on inside a room where he dedicated so much time to bettering Roosevelt General Hospital. Hospital CEO Larry Leaming dedicated the hospital's conference room, where the Board of Trustees meet, to the longtime board member on Tuesday by officially naming it the Fred Anthony Conference Room. An Elida resident, Anthony […]

Police Blotter – Feb. 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 8 a.m.: Caller requested animal control to pick up stray dogs fighting in the alley, 1500 block of West Gum. 8:25 a.m.: Caller requested animal control to pick up a cat trap, 200 block of Oklahoma Lane. 9:01 a.m.: Caller requested an officer […]

Local burger choice worth sharing

It was a dark and stormy night … followed by a bright and stormy day, with a blizzard that summoned Alice Cooper and belted out, "Schools … out … for … Monday." I was set to go into the office, where hot chocolate and coffee were already available, but I needed more. The restaurant had […]

USDA February Ag Report

Snippets from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly ag report for February. Number of farms, and land in farms UNITED STATES: The number of farms in the United States in 2012 is estimated at 2.2 million, down 11,630 farms from 2011. Total land in farms, at 914 million acres, decreased 3 million acres from 2011. […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 27

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Dr. Seuss' Birthday will be celebrated. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Super Smash Bros. Brawl" will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation […]

Blizzard takes life of Clovis farmer

Even though he was 81 years old, it came as no surprise to family members that when Monday's blizzard hit, Elbert Mitchell grabbed a shovel and headed out to clear the driveway. Concerned for his safety, Beulah Mitchell asked him to come inside, but she said he told her he was almost through. Elbert Mitchell […]

Local burger choice worth sharing

It was a dark and stormy night … followed by a bright and stormy day, with a blizzard that summoned Alice Cooper and belted out, "Schools … out … for … Monday." I was set to go into the office, where hot chocolate and coffee were already available, but I needed more. The restaurant had […]

Our viewpoint: Washington needs more solutions, less bickering

An age-old political game is taking the United States to the brink of fiscal calamity once again. This time, with "sequestration" set to take effect Friday, the objective once more appears not to be to find a political solution, but only to lay blame at the feet of the other side. Here's an idea for […]

Where does the white goes when the snow melts?

Ah, we're snowed in today, and I love it! I am a snow man, no doubt about it. Not the abominable kind, I hope. Just the very ordinary kind. ("Snow person" might have been clearer, but that would be dangerously close to the politically correct ravaging and neutering of the English language evidenced by such […]

Roads in Texas Panhandle reopen following storm

AMARILLO — Some roadways in the Texas Panhandle are reopening Tuesday as sunny conditions begin to thaw ice and snow-packed surfaces slickened by a massive blizzard that blanketed the region. Interstate 27 has reopened between snow-hammered Amarillo and Lubbock, about 120 miles to the south. Units with the Texas National Guard have worked to clear […]

PNT adding Google surveys

Starting Friday, 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 […]