Troops to Teachers: combat to classroom

By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Making the switch to a civilian career after years of living and serving the in the military can prove to be difficult for many. In addition to relieving teacher shortages while recruiting quality teachers, assisting military personnel in making successful transitions to second […]

What's happening — Oct. 25

Today Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone   Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes   Surf & Turf 5 p.m., Landing Zone   Karaoke 8 p.m., Community Center   Saturday Llano Estacado Wine Tasting & Tour 9:30 a.m., Outdoor Recreation   SuperHero Laser Tag 2 p.m., Youth Center   Movie Night: Double Feature 3 […]

Reigning raconteurs

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Of all the attributes that place the United States Constitution among the most influential doctrines of modern society, the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, which grants citizens the right to articulate ideas without restriction, is arguably the most habitually referenced, quoted and […]

Deterring criminal activity

By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Staying out of trouble is an easy task if a person has an ounce of common sense, right? Just stay away from gangs, drugs and delinquency, everything will be fine — no need to worry any further. Obviously, crime doesn’t come looking for you. […]

Cannon’s military justice – laying down the law

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs On any given day, the public is confronted with headlines and broadcasts that put the malice and lawlessness of the most degenerate members of modern society on display — the Washington Navy Yard shooter and the recent terrorist attack on a Kenyan mall, for […]

Trick-or-Treating safely

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs It’s Halloween! A time to carve jack-o-lanterns, run through corn mazes and participate in the most exciting of Halloween activities: trick-or-treating. However, Halloween is also a time when accidents may be more likely to occur. In order to avoid incidents this season, be sure […]

Two Portales musicians compose rodeo anthem


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer The road to musical success goes through Roosevelt Road, made up of Portales natives Jordan Craig and Cole Brakebill. The duo has achieved moderate success with their single “The Short Round,” which gained popularity as the theme song for the United States Team Roping Championships, and has […]

Ministers are national treasures, desperately needed

It’s time to honor you, dear ministers. We realize you are on call around the clock. Bible studies, preparation of sermons, funerals, and hospital visits take priority. That leaves little time for your own activities. You spend many hours or even an entire night in prayer with those going through a crisis. You miss many […]

The community has taken up a collection for Sunlands laid off employees


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Marnee Stratton stood at the beginning of a line, placing bars of soap in empty boxes that were passed to her Thursday morning. Stratton was part of a volunteer assembly line that packed the boxes with household essentials to distribute to the 100 laid-off workers from the Sunland […]

Events calendar – Oct. 25

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Saturday 13th annual fall atlatl competition — 10 a.m., Blackwater Draw Site. The […]

Police blotter — Oct. 25

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:  Wednesday Caller reported: • 8:23 a.m.: Welfare check, East Amazon and Kilgore. • 8:57 a.m.: Welfare check, 400 block of North Avenue K. • 9:31 a.m.: Welfare check, 500 block of South Avenue A. • 9:54 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident no injuries, 42000 block of U.S. 70. • […]

Government meddling not helping

When judging whether you should do more of something, or even continue to do it at all, a necessary step is to look at the results your actions have produced so far. After more than a century of government schooling —“public education” — illiteracy is at crisis levels in America. Another century of letting government […]

Peyton Manning sets standard for excellence

In Peyton Manning’s first year with the Denver Broncos, he was selected to his 12th Pro Bowl. This season, after seven games, he had thrown 25 touchdown passes and had the highest quarterback rating in the NFL. At 37, he’s still arguably the best player at the most difficult position in football. He achieved hall […]

Constitution requires equal treatment

The escalating movement toward equal marriage rights for all had another date with history this week. The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments on whether the state constitution allows for marriage between same-gender couples. The argument by supporters of gay marriage is tied to New Mexico’s Equal Rights Amendment, which requires equal […]

Gallery is local art staple

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Art Department intern Betsi Ordonez Santos refreshes the Runnels Gallery guest book to prepare for a new exhibit that started Wednesday featuring the works of Santa Fe artist Patricia Pearce.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery in the Golden Library has been an art staple in the community, not just at the university. The space provides a home for a variety of artwork to be shared with students and the community, and features an array of artists that […]

ENM Water Authority: Delays costly

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer During an hour-long meeting Wednesday morning, members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority looked at the next step for the pipeline project, while briefly bemoaning some of the delays in current steps. The authority agreed to a few contractual matters on the construction of the intake […]

RCCDC director search going slowly

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Community Development Corp.’s biggest task is looking for a new economic development director, according to former director and current Portales City Manager Doug Redmond. He said applications will be accepted through Nov. 10. The position pays $65,000 to $70,000, depending on the applicant’s experience. The […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt General Hospital Board: Oct. 24

CEO Larry Leaming reported the following from Tuesday’s Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting: CEO Larry Leaming introduced Dr. Praveen Chava and Dr. Vineela Lavu and Chief Nursing Officer Anne Carey as the newest members of the RGH medical staff. Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens presented financial statements that said operating revenue for August and September […]

Regulators endorse prairie chicken plan

Staff and wire report Federal wildlife regulators endorsed Wednesday a voluntary conservation plan for the lesser prairie chicken drafted by five states where the rare grouse is found. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s endorsement is an important step toward protecting the species and minimizing the economic impacts of […]

State fishing report — Oct. 24

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 reports […]