Coyotes fall to Foothill

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Dora sophomore Dylan Roberts barrels through a hole in the Foothill defense during Saturday’s season-opening contest against Foothill at Dora. Roberts caught a touchdown pass in the game, but the Falcons pulled away late to beat the Coyotes 51-32.

Staff report DORA — Dora’s return to 8-man football came up a bit short on Saturday. The Coyotes, trailing most of the game, rallied to take a 26-25 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Foothill used a fake punt to maintain possession and eventually score the go-ahead touchdown en route to a 51-32 victory […]

Music fest kicks off September

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Night Ranger was the headline act at last year’s Clovis Music Festival.

By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com If it’s entertainment you seek, September may be the month for you in eastern New Mexico. Fall’s first month will be highlighted by the Clovis Music Festival, which celebrates its 27th anniversary with a three-day run beginning Thursday at the Curry County Events Center. Marshall Law and Will Banister and The […]

Summer, where did you go?

By Karl Terry Local columnist Labor Day is upon us and another summer is fading. I’m not too sure how the season got away from me. Seems only yesterday that thoughts of a relaxing summer were going through my head. Instead it’s almost over and all I can think of is a relaxing holiday weekend […]

Fall perfect time to ‘nail it’

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Now that the season is changing so are our clothes. Some of us are changing our hair, cycling in warmer clothing and shoes. The topic for this week is your manicure and how you’re wearing it this season. Let’s talk about color choices first. I’ve noticed that the town majority […]

Precision in language matters

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Recently, viewing “The Giver” with our granddaughter, on whose summer reading list the novel which gave birth to the movie had been listed, I was given insight into, or renewed insight into, certain small truths of life. Since reading the book was a prerequisite for Mikayla viewing the film, she […]

Senior calendar — Aug. 31

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Labor Day-Center Closed Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sew days, 10 a.m.; . Crafts, 1 p.m. Thursday: Line dance trip, Exercise equipment, […]

New show covers animal care

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on teaching children about caring for animals, making a regal rainbow ruffle cake, and using a curved tool to make a table runner will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Matthew Festa is with Guardians of Rescue in […]

On the shelves — Aug. 31

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen relates the inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle as two empty nesters overcame enormous challenges to become the only Westerners working with the Chinese government to transform […]

School menus — Aug. 31

Clovis elementary Monday: Labor Day, No School Tuesday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes with ranch dressing, culled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast, Yogurt & graham cracker. Lunch, Bean & cheese burro, salsa, Spans rice, ;lettuce & tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast, Banana bread. Lunch, Corn dog, baked […]

Rising concern

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com A proposed increase in water rates has Portales property owner Eddy Hiner worried about his future in the rental business. Hiner, who said he owns 95 rental units in the city, is concerned his tenants may be priced out of their homes if water bills on average are raised […]

Police blotter — Aug. 31

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 12:03 a.m.: Suicide threat, 1700 block of Moreland Road. • 12:40 a.m.: Noise disturbance, 1100 block of West 15th Street. • 1:22 a.m.: Officer requested, 1000 block of West First Street. • 7:14 a.m.: […]

To do list

Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, School Board Meeting Room. Information: 575-356-5307. Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662. Saturday Supa-Soul Saturdays Open Mic Night — 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Vines upstairs. Cost $8 per person or $6 for military or with a student […]

Meetings watch — Aug. 31

Roosevelt County Commission Roosevelt County commissioners are scheduled to award a contract for chip seal aggregate and approve a resolution supporting Legislative priorities of the New Mexico Association of Counties on Tuesday. Their meeting is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, 501 S. Abilene. Commissioners are expected to hear […]

Labor day closures — Aug. 31

The following businesses, schools and government agencies in Portales will be closed today for the Labor Day holiday: • J.P. Stone Community Bank • U.S. Bank • Wells Fargo Bank • New Mexico Bank & Trust • First Financial Credit Union • Western Bank of Portales • City of Portales offices • Portales Public Library: […]

Times, people change

By David Stevens Editor Times change. Who alive in 1948 could have imagined that we’d have mini computers in our pockets today? Or that we’d pay 100 bucks to enter taxpayer-funded professional sports stadiums with fake grass? Or that Colorado and Washington state would legalize recreational marijuana? Eight decades ago, phonograph records and Scrabble were […]

Clovis Music Festival’s gone country

Staff report The Clovis Music Festival is going country this year, with appearances by Phil Vasser, the Kentucky HeadHunters and the Highway Men Live tribute band. The 27th annual festival also includes tours of the Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum and Norman Petty Studios and the 17th annual Desert Cruzers Run to […]

Community calendar — Aug. 31

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 575-356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited.     Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — […]

Border, customs not as nimble as need to be

The U.S.-Mexico border is about 1,933 miles long and, to patrol that border, more than 18,000 agents are assigned to nine sectors. When an immigration hot spot breaks out, as it has in South Texas, the agency’s response is as sluggish as the muddy Rio Grande that defines a long stretch of the border. The […]

Reading gives me such a rush

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist When I occasionally turn off the TV and computer and open a book, a strange jolt surges through my brain. Granted, there are no opera-singing cats, graphics comparing Hillary to Hitler, or a bachelor making out with 25 women on 25 first dates, but the endorphin rush makes electronic entertainment […]

State needs some free enterprise

By Tom McDonald State columnist Blue collar, white collar, it doesn’t matter. They’re both collars. I’m referring, of course, to the workplace, where so many of us are little more than dogs on a leash, going only as far as our masters will let us, digging holes in the yard to bury the bones they […]