More than meets the eye: Philosophy of a renaissance man

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Leaving behind the vivid sunshine of a too-hot-to-be-eight a.m. high plains morning, Bruce Buono shuffled through the heavy glass double doors of building 600 and blinked, waiting for his eyes to adjust to the semidarkness of the long, immaculately tiled corridor. It wasn’t the […]

Competition spans three generations

Cowshow

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com It was all family at the 2013 Roosevelt County Fair Replacement Dairy Heifer Show, as Dottie Tipton got to watch her grandchildren compete 40 years after competing herself. “When I was young I showed registered Herefords,” said Tipton. “I competed myself in these same fairgrounds from 1972-1974.” […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 10:51 a.m.: Stolen vehicle, Portales. • 11:06 a.m.: A request for bench warrant service, U.S. 70. • 11:18 a.m.: A request to speak to a deputy regarding a follow-up on a case, Roosevelt County. • 11:55 a.m.: Vehicle hit by parked car on side […]

Lujan talks ethanol, immigration at Clovis stop

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan
D-N.M.

CMI staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M, told his Clovis constituents Thursday he does not support the use of ethanol derived from corn, and it should be stricken from the Renewable Energy Standard. “The question has been, ‘should food be used to operate machinery?’” Lujan said. “The growing consensus is that it shouldn’t.” Lujan […]

Jesus’ pain excels all

Joan Clayton

Think of the most intense pain you have ever had. Jesus’ pain excels every pain known to mankind and more. Would you voluntarily allow the flesh on your back to be torn into shreds? Jesus did. Can you understand a love that would allow nails driven in your hands and feet? Jesus did. The truth […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 23

Today Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser — 7 a.m.-9 a.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in the Jake Lopez Building. The cost of breakfast is $5 and funds will go to the first place State 4-H Livestock Judging Team to help send it to the National Livestock Judging Contest. Information: 356-4417. Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 […]

My Turn: Movie marathon nets reviews

Alisa Boswell

I did a movie marathon last weekend due to having zero ambition to do anything else. After four days with a house full of company, I think my boyfriend and I were ready for a quiet day. We rented new releases and spent the entire day on the couch. The following are two of the […]

PHS soccer teams prepare for new season

Soccor

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Portales High School is kicking things into gear as soccer season has rolled around. The boys and girls teams have new coaches who have big goals. Nathan Dodge takes over a boys program with a roster that includes 13 freshmen among its 25 players. “We only have […]

New Zias basketball coach adds pair of signees

CMI staff First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Josh Prock has added two prospects to the returnees from a year ago. Signing with ENMU were Breanna Conway, a 6-foot-1 junior post from Murrieta, Calif., and a transfer from Prock’s old stomping grounds, Howard Payne University, and Rodneisha Milum, a 6-foot junior post from […]

Respect other people when listening to your music

We all agree music is a great gift to the human race and shared music is one of our greatest pleasures; but some people attempt to warp those facts. What I mean is not so much those people who go down the street with their radios (especially car radios) blaring at top volume, but those […]

Forced sharing isn’t sharing

Recently, in this column, I have been trying to illustrate concrete ways libertarianism works in real life, each and every day, sometimes for people who don’t even realize they are behaving as libertarians. The common thread should be obvious: It’s not difficult to act in a libertarian manner. It’s how almost all of us were […]

Take precaution to guard against West Nile Virus

Complaints about rain are not allowed on the High Plains, but recent wet weather does present a health risk we must take seriously. Mosquitoes come with the summertime moisture and they can carry the deadly West Nile Virus. Eastern New Mexico received another harsh reminder about the virus earlier this month when the Department of […]

Press release: Zias add pair of post players

PORTALES, N.M. Eastern New Mexico University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Prock has quickly made moves to bolster the roster for the upcoming 2013-14 season. In adding Breanna Conway (Jr., P, 6-1, Murrieta, Calif./North Central Texas Academy/Howard Payne) and Rodneisha Milum (Jt., P, 6-0, Houston, Texas/Eastern Oklahoma State College), the Zias pick up both size […]

N.M. fishing report — Aug. 22

Fishing Report

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 Charette Lakes: Due to low water […]

Giving their all

Goats

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Children from 9 to 18 showed mixed expressions of nervousness, excitement, and anxiety during the 2013 Roosevelt County Market Goat Show. Some of the goats looked as nervous as their owners, but all went well as Raeona Sanders, 17, and Kynzi Crieghton, 15, repeated as Grand Champion […]

Xcel Energy educates customers

xcel

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Community leaders got a closer look at how Xcel Energy brings the local communities power and the company’s future plans at what Xcel calls its Customer and Community Xchange meeting Wednesday in Portales. The meeting was one of six in Xcel’s Texas-New Mexico service area this week and […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 10:09 a.m.: Larceny, 600 block of South Avenue D. • 10:17 a.m.: Welfare check on dog, 200 block of West Fourth. • 10:31 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, 300 block of North Avenue B. • 10:42 a.m.: Dispute with landlord, 1000 block of South Abilene. […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 22

Today Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: 760-0690. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Friday Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser — 7-9 a.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in the […]

My Turn: Fair is bouquet of memories

Betty Williamson

The News-Tribune website conducted a poll this week asking readers, “What is your favorite part about the fair?” Participants could choose “the food,” “the rides,” “the animal shows,” “the music,” or “I don’t go to the fair.” Another answer needed to be there. It’s the reason I go to the fair, and why I’ll bet […]

Fishing report — Aug. 22

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 — We had no […]