‘Strike Out Cancer’ benefit raises money for Relay for Life

With a non-district game at stake, the Portales and Clovis softball teams took the field. Decked out in Clovis red and Portales purple, the weather was … wait, what? CMI: Tony Bullocks Clovis sophomore outfielder KyLeigh Guthals said she always plays for herself and her teammates, but the annual "Strike Out Cancer" fundraiser game means […]

Dora news: April 6

FFA winners at Roswell contest announced Pasture and Range — first place: Taylor McAlister, third high individual Dairy Foods — first place: Lindsey Fletcher, third high individual Crops: Second place: Taylor McAlister, first high individual Farm Business Management, 3rd place: Kyler King, 2nd high individual in Home Site. Sports schedule Today — Varsity/JV baseball at […]

Residents reflect on Lent

The tradition of practicing Lent is not about what you give up but about what you gain, according to local Lent participants. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kathy Hale sews purple cloth Thursday afternoon in preparation for a Thursday night service at St. Helen Catholic Church. The service honors Jesus Christ's last supper with his disciples. […]

Family, friends gather to remember student

Between the tears and the sniffling, a comical picture of Peyton Chavez — like him in a hula skirt and bikini top — would pop up during the slideshow, causing an uproar of laughter in the Portales Junior High School gym. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Thursday was an emotional day for Portales Junior High School […]

Dora news: April 6

FFA winners at Roswell contest Pasture and Range — first place: Taylor McAlister, third high individual Dairy Foods — first place: Lindsey Fletcher, third high individual Livestock Crops: Second place: Taylor McAlister, first high individual Farm Business Management, 3rd place: Kyler King, 2nd high individual in Home Site. Sports schedule Today — Varsity/JV baseball at […]

Religion column: Easter proves love stronger than death

The tomb is empty. The stone's been rolled away bringing endless hope to the human heart. We have been redeemed. Let the world rejoice. He is risen! It is the greatest moment in the annals of time. Easter symbolizes victory. Jesus is our champion. The one who endured the cross still reaches out to hurting […]

RGH profits rising

Roosevelt General Hospital is operating in the black for the first time since the hospital reopened in 2001, according to hospital officials. RGH Administrator Larry Leaming said the hospital ended the last fiscal year $875,803 in the black, one year after turning a small profit in 2010. In 2009, the hospital operated at a $1.3 […]

Police blotter: April 4

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 1:41 a.m.: Caller reported his friend's car was on fire, 700 block of west Second Street. 7:10 a.m.: Caller reported horses on the highway, New Mexico 236. 8 a.m.: Caller reported the white stray dog in the area, 400 block of South Avenue […]

Meetings watch: City council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday and took the following action: Mayor Sharon King proclaimed April 14 as Great American Clean Up Day. Approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign the application for New Mexico state fire marshal's office fiscal year 2013 Municipal Fire Protection Fund Distribution. The minimal amount projected on the fiscal […]

Organization loans out formal dresses

Courtesy photo Tyleen Caffrey poses in front of her selection of formal wear excited for her first Prom Extravaganza of the year at Portales High School. The idea was to help 10 to 15 girls go to prom, four years later, Tyleen Caffrey helps supply formalwear to the local community for special occasions. The social […]

Ranchers face cattle feed shortage

The New Mexico cattle industry remains in a holding pattern, crippled by an extended dry period that has dried up feed sources. File photo Conditions with cattle feed are no closer to improving, according to local cattle ranchers. Clovis Livestock Auction representative Rustin Rowley said without significant rain, cattle liquidation will only increase because of […]

Police blotter: March 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 8:37 a.m.: Caller requests to speak to an officer in reference to her grandson taking her vehicle, 800 block of Danube. 10:04 a.m.: Caller reported his neighbor was attempting to break into his shed, 500 block of South Avenue E. 10:38 a.m.: Caller […]

What’s Happening: March 27

Today ENMU clarinet recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. Recital of Jennifer Laubenthal. Free admission. Information: 562-2377. Wednesday Preschool Storytime: Whoosh Went the Wind — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Wii Wednesday: Just Dance 3 — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Thursday Cesar E. Chavez Blood drive — […]

ENMU students inspired to help Lighthouse Mission

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Adriana De La Rosa, left, Jessica Lavalle, center, and Kaiwen Xu, all of the International Affairs Department at Eastern New Mexico University, look through the toiletry items they have collected. The group decided to collect bathroom and laundry supplies for homeless people after visiting the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis. A group […]

Elida student dreams of dancing

Rachel Cox has dreams of leaving Elida for New York City to perform on Broadway and build a career as a professional ballerina. PNT Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Rachael Cox practices at S-W School of Dance. Cox said she began dancing at the age of five. Cox, a junior, began dancing at the age of […]

Elida news: March 27

Sports schedule Thursday — Baseball, Dora, here, V (2), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday — Baseball, Eunice, there, V, TBA. FCCLA students place Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Tate Turnbough, Silver medal. Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Jordan Morgan and Haley Powell, Silver medals. Decorated cake (State level, Monday event) […]

Dora news: March 27

SBA testing ongoing Dora students will finish up the remaining portions of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Dora FFA students place Last week, Dora FFA took sweepstakes at the Eastern New Mexico judging contest in Portales. Awards were the following: Dairy Foods team, second place; Livestock team, first […]

My turn: Silence sounds good

Ah … the sound of silence. I cherish it. I've just spent some time on my front porch enjoying the silence of the morning. And in that silence I heard such a grand variety of birds singing. I heard a child in my neighborhood playing with her dog. There was another dog barking somewhere off […]

Police blotter: March 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday 10:24 p.m.: Caller reported someone is egging her house, 100 block of North Globe. 11:08 p.m.: Call in reference to a fight, 1600 block of South Avenue D. 11:34 p.m.: Caller reported her 12-year-old son was assaulted, 200 block of West University. 5 […]

Fishing derby continues Sunday

The adage goes that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day doing almost anything else. Saturday at Oasis State Park, the adage could have been that few things beat a great day of fishing — except maybe two of them. Kevin Wilson: CMI staff Kevin Sanchez of Vaughn shows a caught […]