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 […]

Dora School News – Feb. 26

BPA leadership conference BPA Sponsor Colleen Tollett and Principal Brandon Hays accompanied 19 Dora students to Albuquerque last week, where they participated in the BPA Leadership Conference. The students competed in various contests in leadership development and brought back the following awards: Adv. Interview Skills—Taylor McAlister, first; Serena Warmuth, second Adv. Word Processing Skills—Lindsey Fletcher, […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 26

Today Eastern New Mexico Job Fair — 3-7 p.m. Clovis Civic Center. This job fair is the effort of several local agencies collaborating to hold one comprehensive event that will connect local workers with businesses that need their skills and expertise. Information: 763-3435 or 762-7714. Chinese New Year — 4:30 p.m. Portales Public Library. For […]

My Turn – Salute awaits perfection

We stood in silence, and still as statues, this crowd who had gathered to lay a good man to rest. The young men entered the pavilion, raised the flag from the coffin, while another uniformed man played a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Taps. The sun shone brightly on this winter day as the two young […]

Since we’ve no place to go …

While Monday's blizzard brought most of the area to a crawl, there were a few adventurous souls willing to brave the winter weather. We caught up with a few of them: Rick Thomas sat in his wheelchair eating a ham sandwhich in the parking lot of the Foxy Drive-in. The drive in was closed, but […]

Post Office: Mail delays possible

The U.S. Postal Service said in a release Monday that all offices in the area should be open throughout the blizzard, but inclement weather could delay deliveries. Customers are asked to clear their mailbox area of snow, sleet, slush, ice and debris. Letter carriers are instructed to not deliver to mailboxes and locations that are […]

Tuesday’s school closures/delays

Here is a list of today's school delays and closings for Curry and Roosevelt counties as well as West Texas: Clovis Schools is on a two-hour delay for students; A.M. preschool is canceled. Muleshoe is delaying the start of school two hours. Clovis Christian is on a two-hour delay. Farwell will start school at 10 […]

ENMU men fourth in LSC indoor track meet

LUBBOCK — Isaiah Samoei carried the Eastern New Mexico University men's track team to fourth place out of six teams in the Lone Star Conference indoor meet on Saturday and Sunday at Texas Tech University. Samoei accounted for half of ENMU's 52 team points, winning the 3,000-meter run in 8 minutes, 37.05 seconds and the […]

Blizzard hammers region

A blizzard that plowed through the South Plains, bringing the area to a standstill, was the worst the area has endured in more than a decade, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. The storm packing 50 mph wind gusts left a wake of power outages and schools closings across eastern New Mexico and West […]

Monday snowfall totals

Snowfall Curry County Location Inches Portair 12 Clovis 9.5 Roosevelt County Location Inches Portales 1 3.5 Portales 2 1 Tolar 3.5 Milnesand 2.5 Source: National Weather Service

Clovis schools will delay school start

Clovis Municipal Schools will delay the start of school by two hours on Tuesday in the aftermath of Monday's blizzard, according to a school spokesperson. Also the school district's AM Preschool is cancelled. Other delays and cancellations for�Tuesday�reported to Clovis Media Inc.: Texico has cancelled school, according to Superintendent Miles Mitchell. Muleshoe is delaying the […]