Event Calendar – July 24

Today Cosmic Crafts — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Olympic crafts: Olympic torches. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Astro Tots — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool storytime. Play hard. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Big Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Guest musician Travis Erwin. Information: 356-3940. Dirt City Dance Hall concert — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. […]

Cancer survivor leading the way

Roosevelt County resident and cancer survivor Colleen Tollett did not know until a week ago that she would be leading cancer survivors in their starting walk at the 2012 Portales Relay For Life. Courtesy photo This year's Portales Relay for Life Honorary Chair Colleen Tollett, right, and Patty Mohon, a five-year cancer survivor, look over […]

Meetings watch: Board of Education

At the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday in the Administration Building, board members: Presented the board vice president Antonio Sanchez Jr. with the New Mexico School Board Association Leadership Achievement Award and Exemplary Award. Presented board member Inez Rodriguez with the New Mexico School Board Association Exemplary Award. Announced that Portales Municipal […]

Students bare their soles

Hannah Altheide spoke to her professors, worked, walked around campus and drove her car Tuesday without shoes. The only time the Eastern New Mexico University junior wore shoes was during basketball practice. Benna Sayyed: Clovis Media Inc. Eastern New Mexico University junior Adriana De La Rosa, left, receives information about the One Day Without Shoes […]

City gearing up for road project

Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce and New Mexico Department of Transportation officials are working to find ways to make an upcoming road project on the west side of the city less inconvenient for drivers and downtown businesses. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Jamie Roberts of K Barnett and Sons slows traffic Tuesday afternoon as road crews […]

What’s Happening: April 10

Today Spring Into Action — 3:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For grades K-6th. Information: 356-3940. Earth Day Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Wii Wednesday: Super Mario Bros — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. I Mustache You A Question — 10:30 a.m., Portales […]

My turn: Playground sounds music to my ears

You know how you sometimes wish you could bottle a fragrance then pull it out for special memories on down the road? Opening the door to the scent of cookies baking, or stepping out on the porch to smell approaching rain. When I hear this certain sound, I always wish it could be captured in […]

Events calendar: April 6

Tuesday Spring Into Action — 3:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For grades K-6th. Information: 356-3940. Earth Day Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Wii Wednesday: Super Mario Bros — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. I Mustache You A Question — 10:30 a.m., Portales […]

Postcrossing new way of traveling world

John Bonner has traveled all over the world from Russia to Brazil in the past two months and he hasn't left Portales. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Eastern New Mexico University student John Bonner displays favorite postcards he's received from around the world through his new hobby, postcrossing. Actually, Bonner is not much of a physical […]

Easter tidbits

With Easter dawning today, we decided to find fun Easter facts to share with residents: Cadbury enjoys time in the grass. He belongs to Portales resdient Triva Norman What is your favorite Easter activity and how will you be celebrating? Deveri Mathews, 23, store manager: "My favorite would probably be baking cakes and cupcakes and […]