Community comes together for holiday


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Steve Kemp is a man of simplicity. Now that the 69-year-old U.S. Navy veteran is retired from the 23 years he worked as a senior accountant for La Casa in Portales, he enjoys not doing much other than riding on his Harley-Davidson trike. Kemp narrowed his dining venues […]

Helping give thanks

By Thomas Garcia CMI Staff Writer For many Christmas time is a busy time of year, with gift shopping and family gatherings. Additionally, many area organizations and entities are working on a variety of Christmas benefit programs in order to provide those in need some holiday assistance and cheer both locally and world wide. […]

Empty stocking fund profile

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 11, 10 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is led by a single mother, who has no job. They live with a disabled grandmother. Clothing needs: Boys clothing size 8-10, shoe size 1 and 3T, shoe size 7. Girls clothing size 12-14, shoe size 4. […]

Events calendar — Nov. 29

Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. The Clovis Fire Department will take on the Portales Fire Department to raise money for Rooney and Moon’s Secret Santa. Admission is $5 for adults and children 10 and under are free. Information: 356-4406. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 11:03 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1100 block of Leo. • 1:45 p.m.: Warrant service, 100 block of West Second Street. • 3:04 p.m.: Traffic hazard, 100 block of West Second Street. • 3:32 p.m.: Burglary, 1500 block of South Main. • 3:43 p.m.: Shots fired, […]

Fishing report — Nov. 28

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: Closed for the season. […]

Facebook friends share reasons to be thankful

Editor’s note: We asked Facebook friends to share reasons they’re thankful. Here are some of their answers: • “My entire family. We all get along, and it doesn’t matter where we live, we are great friends. The six grandsons and one baby granddaughter are a delight to have around, and I am extremely proud of […]

Locals: No deal beats family

Emily Crowe and Eric Norwood CMI STAFF WRITERS As Black Friday sales crop up earlier and earlier each year, many area shoppers are planning to avoid Thanksgiving Day sales to spend time with their families. Several local retailers will open Thanksgiving evening to accommodate early Black Friday deals, including 10 stores at the North Plains […]

Empty Stocking Fund kicks off

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER From single mothers to families struggling to make ends meet due to serious illness, many in eastern New Mexico need a little extra help over the holidays. These families have turned to the Salvation Army for helping make this holiday season special for their children. Friday is the […]

Youngsters give thanks

ERIC NORWORD JR.: Portales New-Tribune
Original submissions from students at Valencia and Lindsey Steiner Elementary Schools.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes, children are the most honest people in the room. Students from Lindsey Steiner Elementary and Valencia Elementary offered their thoughts on what they are thankful for: “I am thankful for my mom, because she provides and cares for me. My […]