New rules leading to employers dropping family members

Get ready for the new health care reality — some employers faced with Affordable Care Act rules are dropping insurance coverage for employees’ spouses. United Parcel Service, which employed nearly 400,000 people at the end of 2012, is dropping coverage for thousands of working spouses of their white collar employees. Children of these employees will […]

Week gives sad look at our priorites

“What’s this batfleck that everybody’s talking about?” I was slow to the news on my Twitter feed, but I figured it out pretty quickly: Ben Affleck was named to play Batman in the next Superman movie. I immediately thought of a script for “Clark Kent Hunting,” with Affleck as a Bostonian Bruce Wayne. “Clark, every […]

Military Update: TRICARE changes to tackle overreaches

Retirees eligible for TRICARE for Life (TFL) will face higher outpatient costs at VA hospitals and clinics starting Oct. 1 if they continue to seek care there for conditions not rated as service-connected. TRICARE managers this spring discovered that, for more than a decade, TRICARE was exceeding its legal authority by covering almost all outpatient […]

Goal: Get back to the top


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer There really aren’t too many new goals for Portales High School volleyball coach Ruth Chavez. After appearing in nine AAA championship games since 2000 and winning five state titles, the goal for this year is as clear as ever; a 10th title game appearance and a sixth […]

Greyhounds release basketball schedule

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University has released a 26-game scheduled for the 2013-14 season, which includes 11 home dates. Following a Nov. 2 exhibition game at the University of New Mexico, the Greyhounds begin the regular season in Las Vegas, Nev., against Missouri Southern. Other notable games include the team’s home opener Nov. 16 […]

Saturday Success

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Roosevelt County Fair officials said 4-H activities, including the swine show pictured here, as well as Saturday night entertainment made this year’s fair a success.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer A crowded Saturday made up for a slow week at the fair, resulting in ticket sales being nearly the same as 2012’s fair, according to Roosevelt County Fair officials. Fair Board Treasurer David Craig said Saturday night’s ticket sales were the largest of any Saturday in the last […]

Dora School News — Aug. 27

Pictures Today classes will be taking individual and class portraits along with cheer and football pictures. Wednesday classes will do any make-up pictures for those who were not in attendance Tuesday, plus pictures of volleyball teams, class officers, and organization officers. Preschool program begins Preschool teacher Patty Mohon and her assistants Elaine Schneider and Stacy […]

Udall internships available

Fall internships with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., are open to New Mexico college students and will take place at his congressional offices including Portales, according to a press release from Udall’s office. The senator is looking for students interested in gaining experience in public service. The other office locations include Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Las […]

Meetings Watch: ENM Board of Regents — Aug. 27

The following took place at the Eastern New Mexico Board of Regents meeting on Monday: President Dr. Steve Gamble reported that student enrollment for the fall 2013 semester will likely be down. The final numbers won’t be official until September, but as of now there is about a 1 percent decrease in enrollment. He reported […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 27

Today Boot camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Belly dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales […]

Green chair full of grace

I have this green chair. I found it one day at a local second hand store, and knew it was perfect. My patterned green carpet and the fabric on this graceful chair were made for one another. As it goes in a small town, the store keeper told me who had owned the chair previously, […]

Our People: Fighting butterflies

Courtesy photo: Roy Saucedo
Roy “Hot Sauce” Sauced and his fiancé, Hillary Rando, celebrate after Saucedo’s IFC title fight in April.

Roy “Hot Sauce” Saucedo was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He is the father of three children, and he is engaged to Hillary, Rando who also has a son. Saucedo, 27, is best known for his Mixed Martial Arts fighting in which he holds an 8-0 record. He fights in the 145 pound featherweight […]

School Menus — Aug. 25

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast – breakfast Pizza. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch – chicken sandwich, baked french fries, veggie cup & ranch, fruity jello. Wednesday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – Chicken taco/ salsa, seasoned pinto beans, corn on the cob, […]

On the Shelves — Aug. 25

The following books are available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Gone West by Carola Dunn combines an […]

Senior Happenings — Aug. 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monthly member meeting 11 a.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Dance […]

Birth — Weinheimer

Carson Allen Weinheimer was born July 1, 2013 to Paul Weinheimer and Lizette Weinheimer of Amarillo. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces. His grandparents are John Meador and Elizabeth Meador of Clovis and Pat Weinheimer and Maggie Weinheimer of Amarillo. His great-grandparents are Onie Meador and the later Raymond Meador and Leon Walker and Alma […]

Engagements — Stroup-Carrera

Ramon Gamaliel Carrera and Rosalinda Carrera announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Celina Carrera of Clovis to Tyler Stroup, of Dora, son of Brady Lee Stroup and Angel Allison Stroup of Dora. The couple will exchange vows September 14, 2013 at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will be at The Yam […]

Anniversary — Whitted

Loran Whitted and Billie Jean Whitted celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2013, at their home in Clovis. The celebration was with two of their daughters and their two great-grandaughters. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1953 in Clovis at the Church of Christ. They have three daughters, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He […]

Childhood a time of innocence

What are the memories that you associate with school? I guess, in particular, what are the memories you associate with elementary school? The high school where I teach has recently relocated across town, in order to be nearer to our elementary campus. This presents a chance to be near a world which I have only […]

That was a close one

Flashing lights in your rear view mirror — never a good sight. Twice in a week’s time and you start to question your driving ability just a little. It all started on a trip to Las Cruces recently. I wasn’t rushed, didn’t need to push myself on the drive to make a schedule, just a […]