‘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 […]