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


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer 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


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer 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 […]

Honors — Whitaker

Kym L. Whitaker of Clovis earned a master of science degree in nursing at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., where she completed her requirements by May 2012.

Club Notes: Altrusa International — Aug. 18

Altrusa International of Clovis held monthly meeting Aug. 12 at Muffley’s Back Door. Members present were Kathy Travis, Sylvia Bean, Judith Glikas, Sherry Turner, Judy Cox, Glenda Hileman, Patricia Bazar, Laurie Westerman, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Victoria Montiel and Gaye Cooke. President Sylvia Bean called the meeting to order with the opening prayer. Hostesses Gaye […]

Anniversary — Roman

Jimmy Roman and Helen Roman are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Aug. 14, 1953, in San Antonio, Texas. They have four daughters, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. All friends are invited to honor them at a come and go reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 7 North Village […]

Anniversary — Harvey

Ron Harvey and Margaret Harvey of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with their children and grandchildren. The couple was married August 2, 1953 in Electra, Texas. They have two children, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is retired civil service and she is a homemaker.

Show of the swine


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer There was no bigger smile in the show arena than the one coming from 12-year-old Devin Medina, who proved to be a competitor to be reckoned with at his first try at the swine show of the Roosevelt County Fair. Medina, of Portales, wore his second-place ribbon proudly […]

Anonymity will live, for now


I woke up on Saturday, just like any other Saturday at my place — a little too early for the alarm to matter, even if I had set one. Grabbed coffee, saw a friend, checked out some sports news. What? is still around? You’re kidding. It’s been one month since the death spiral that […]

Meetings Watch: Portales City Council — Aug. 21

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at the Memorial Building: Mayor Sharon King and the council honored retired City Manager Tom Howell with a gift. Portales Eagle Scout Troop 18 proposed a walking trail as its Eagle Scout Service Project. The troop plans to construct signs of metal poles […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 12:07 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 2300 block of San Juan Court. • 1:03 a.m.: Requested police escort, 1900 block of West Second. • 2:13 a.m.: Possible missing person, 1200 block of North Chicago. • 5:03 a.m.: Someone screaming, Third Street and Avenue A. • 7:15 […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Aug. 21

The Roosevelt County Commission took the following action during Tuesday’s meeting in the Commission Room at the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Approved the minutes from July 11 coordination meeting regarding the proposed listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken. Approved the minutes from the Aug. 6 regular meeting. Approved the minutes from the Aug. 13 special meeting. […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 21

Today 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 Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: […]

My Turn: In between drinks and dancing

Christina Calloway

I’m just warning readers now, this column is going to be a real brag because it is so rare that I get to do everything that I wanted to do when I go on vacation. Now this doesn’t negate vacations that are spontaneous or don’t go as planned, because sometimes those turn out to be […]

Training keeps ENMU police ready to serve

Officers and staff of the Eastern New Mexico University Police Department wrapped up their back -to-school training before the start of the fall semester. The training exercises held on Thursday in the top floor of Bernalillo Hall focused on active shooter threat scenarios that incorporated firearms, use of force, defensive tactics, and honing rapid decision […]

ENMU’s Terry takes baseball post at Regis

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer As the new school year begins, Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a new baseball coach. Chris Terry, who has been the Greyhounds’ coach for the past two seasons, on Monday informed the school that has accepted the same position at Regis University in Denver, a Division […]