Area Road Construction – May 26

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal In Portales, Constructors Inc. will be working from east on Second Street, east of Avenue C,. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Also, westbound First Street, starting at north Boston Avenue, will be restricted to one lane. First and Second streets and […]

Events Calendar – May 26

Today Dora High School graduation — 3 p.m., Guy Luscombe Gym. Information: 477-2211. Monday Sixty-seventh annual Memorial Day Program — 10:30 a.m., Portales Cemetery. The program is sponsored by the American Legion. Information: 760-3444. Tuesday Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga — 7 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

Celebrating the nation’s fallen heroes

As the nation prepares to celebrate its fallen heroes Monday, Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry wants to remind you of the efforts of one Portales High School class. The PHS class of 1958 saw fit to honor members of the armed forces who died while serving any war since the county's inception, […]

Obama should demand serious action from IRS

Overshadowed by the trio of Obama Administration scandals that have dominated Washington's attention in recent weeks is the renewed attention to sexual assaults and harassment in the military. Behavior that ranges from inappropriately boorish to criminal has long been a major problem. The issue resurfaced this month after an Army sergeant who was assigned to […]

PHS students learn journalism

The class only meets once a week. The rest of the week, Portales High School journalism students are out in the field getting hands-on experience. Students say learning journalism and working on the Portales School News Page, which runs at the back of the Friday edition of the Portales News-Tribune, has taught them responsibility and […]

Morally wrong to impose your religion on others

I last saw Janet Leslie Reynolds in 1978 when I was "friends" (pre-Facebook) with her older cousin Helen in the graduate counseling program at East Texas State University — and Janet helped in the family restaurant. Since then, Janet has married, divorced, and now lives with Beth — a nanny. My Florida Facebook friend does […]

Wait for uptick or head for the hills

That wild and crazy Richard Branson says New Mexico's space future will roar into reality on Christmas Day when he will blast into orbit — wheee! — himself and others who coughed up a couple of hundred thousand bucks. Rich promises a soft landing. This deadline will pass as others have, of course. However, there […]

Glad to be grads

Marcus Sanchez said he saw a group of students whose futures may entail college, the U.S. armed forces and motherhood as he looked onto the crowd of his fellow Portales High graduates, but most importantly, he saw his friends. Sanchez was one of the seniors to salute his class before they made the grand walk […]

ENMU’s Jones 16th in 800 preliminaries

PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Alesha Jones finished 16th out of 22 runners in Friday's preliminaries of the NCAA Division II national outdoor track women's 800 run, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. Jones, from Wilcox, Ariz., posted a time of 2 minutes, 14.55 seconds to finish sixth in the first of three heats […]

In search of ponies: Programs help pets stay in homes

It's hard to say when exactly it became a money thing. At one time, welcoming an animal into the family was as simple as sharing table scraps, extending the existing resources and making room for one more. But as time went on and society became more commercialized, so keeping pets and products emerged to make […]