Fire dangers ahead, but unchanged from recent years

Local fire chiefs say they won't tell you anything different in regard to fire safety this year since drought conditions in the state are predicted to persist or worsen in the next few months or so, according to a recent National Weather Service report. They only ask that residents continue to exercise caution by assessing […]

Vietnam vets receive local honor

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure wish we received a better welcome (when returning from Vietnam)," said Lopez, 66, of Clovis, who served in […]

My Turn – Parents help put life in perspective

My father has taught music for the San Francisco Unified School District for years, in the beginning teaching at several elementary schools. Being one of his students, I received no privileges in class and he was just as hard on me as anyone else, especially with my many instrument changes. I was in math class […]

Events Calendar – March 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. "Hop Into Spring" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Mario Kart" will be featured. Open to ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

Police Blotter – March 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 2:36 a.m.: Caller reported an 88-year-old female having chest pains and breathing problems, 1700 block of South Avenue O. 2:54 a.m.: Caller reported a possible fight, 600 block of West First Street. 7:08 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage to property, 300 block of […]

Christ-followers need to be cross-bearers, not consumers

We stand this moment on a holy threshold, waiting to enter into the joy of the resurrection. Easter is almost here! Almost, but not quite. I understand the dangerous and common temptation to leap-frog over Good Friday's pain and suffering, but before we enter into the joy of the resurrection, we need to focus on […]

Rams wrap up tourney by beating East Mountain

Portales High lost a seven-run lead, then rallied late for a 15-10 win over East Mountain in a battle of state champions on Saturday to wrap up a five-team weekend tournament at Ram Field. The Rams were scheduled to play another game against Texico later Saturday, but Rams coach Arturo Ontiveros said the earlier games […]

Zias eighth, Hounds 10th in South Plains rodeo

LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior Courtney Cleveland won both in the average and the first go in goat tying, helped Eastern New Mexico University's women to an eighth-place team finish over the weekend in the South Plains College rodeo. The Zias finished with 80 team points. Tarleton State won the 10-team competition with 360 points to […]

Setting it Straight – March 26

A story about the Pintores Art Show in Saturday's edition included incorrect information. Air Force veteran Ed Martinez retired as a master sergeant. 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 of errors by calling 763-6991 […]

Events Calendar – March 26

Today Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to grades K-6. Children will paint cityscapes. Information: 356-3940. Relay For Life of Portales team and committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., Pizza Hut in Portales. Information: 760-5692 or Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga […]