Fishing Report — July 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was fair to […]

Celebrating independence

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Stone Braker Rocky Mountain Fireworks will put on the annual Portales fireworks show tonight in the Eastern New Mexico University athletic fields. The show will also feature music by Engine Room and Will Banister.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer The grand finale of tonight’s fireworks show is dedicated to the men and women serving at Cannon Air Force Base, says Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry. The chamber and area churches organized a Fourth of July celebration filled with music and activities, but they want […]

Q&A: New judge’s interests evolved

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Judge Barbara George presides from the bench during a municipal court session on Monday. George was recently appointed municipal judge after the retirement of Judge Fred Arnold.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Probate Court Judge Barbara George began her first day as Municipal Court Judge on Monday. George was appointed by the Portales City Council to replace retiring Judge Fred Arnold because of her experience and leadership in the community. Why did you want to become a […]

Holiday Closing List — July 4

The following businesses, schools and government agencies in Portales will be closed today for the Fourth of July holiday: Government City of Portales offices Portales Police Department Portales News-Tribune administration Portales Public Library Roosevelt County offices Roosevelt County Magistrate Court Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Banks American Heritage Bank First Financial Credit Union J.P. Stone Community […]

Events Calendar — July 4

Today Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show — 6 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University soccer field. The event is organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Information: 356-6662.  Friday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598.  Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: […]

My Turn: Cowboy Jim’s secret steak

In honor of this holiday, I am revealing a long-held secret family recipe: Cowboy Jim’s Fourth of July Steak. Gather at least twice as much mesquite wood as you think you could possibly need. If possible, get someone else to do this for you. Grubbing mesquite is hard work, best done competitively by teenaged boys. […]

Police Blotter — July 4

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 10:15 a.m.: Child custody dispute, 2100 block of West Cherry. • 10:49 a.m.: Fraud, Roosevelt County. • 11:30 a.m.: Looking for a subject, N.M. 236. • 12:15 p.m.: Black car heading into Clovis unable to maintain lane, U.S. 70. • 4:39 p.m.: Skunks in […]

McDonald’s employees take break to help kids

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
McDonald’s employee LaShay Duran, left, sets up the children at New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home for a game of football inside the home’s gym.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Candace Ramos and LaShay Duran experienced quite a change last month, from working the grill at McDonald’s to chasing around a group of rambunctious children at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. Ramos and Duran are part of a community outreach program set up by McDonald’s owners John […]

Colonel promoted to brigadier general


By Kevin Baird CMI staff writer Brig. Gen. Albert “Buck” Elton said he knew early in life what he wanted to do. As a child, Elton told an audience gathered Tuesday at the Landing for his promotion ceremony, he was riding horses with his mother in the Sierra Mountains when a low-flying Navy jet […]

City revisiting family center funding

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer City officials are trying to revive plans to bring a family entertainment center to Portales by revisiting funding options for the facility. Portales Mayor Sharon King said at the Portales City Council’s meeting Tuesday night that she and others are looking into using gross receipts tax funds to […]