Goliath still impacting dairies

By Brooke Finch STAFF WRITER bfinch@cnjonline.com Winter Storm Goliath made an immediate and devastating impact when it hit the area just over five months ago. Many local dairies are still weathering the storm. The Texas/New Mexico blizzard brought 8 to 12 inches of snow and 40 mph sustained winds when it hit Dec. 26, 2015. […]

‘We take it serious now’

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A mobile home on Hickory Street is leveled during the 2007 tornado in Clovis. Nobody was reported injured in relation to the house. The tornado resulted in the deaths of two Clovis residents.

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@pntonline.com Portales’ Elly Marez knew a storm was coming when she started home from Lubbock. She could see the dark clouds ahead well before the heavy rain and hail began that evening of March 23, 2007. “My daughter was driving, and probably 10 minutes before we got to Farwell, she could […]

Langrell: Rolling with the changes

Rob Langrell

When I came to town as the publisher of Clovis Media Inc. about six months ago, one of the biggest challenges I inherited was with our printing and production. It was no secret that we had struggled to print a quality product on a consistent basis. You, as readers, saw it regularly … and let […]

Senior profiles — May 3


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Nathanael Scott plans on attending Clovis Community College after high school, where he will study welding. After he attains a degree in welding, he will decide where he will go to pursue a business degree. “I don’t know where […]

Memorial stone orders ongoing

STAFF REPORT The Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee announced last week that they are still accepting purchases for engraved stones for the Roosevelt County Courthouse war memorial. Each engraved stone honors someone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The memorial began as a project of the Portales High School class of 1958 and […]

To do list — May 3

Today • Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at the Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. in commission room at the county courthouse. Information: 575-356-5307 • Roosevelt County Commission budget workshop — 1 p.m. in the commission room at the county courthouse. Information: […]

Community gives thanks to military


By Anna George Correspondent Along with a raindrop or two, the people of Portales came out to show their thanks to the Cannon Air Force base community at the Fifth Annual Cannon Appreciation Day. The Portales Military Affairs Committee (PMAC) took four months and $6,000 to organize the event with mud volleyball, games, burgers and […]

Officials: Sexual assault report wrong

Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune does not name victims of sexual assault in stories. The victim in this story agreed to tell her story on the basis that she was kept anonymous. By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Despite state and local law enforcement reports that show a minimum of sexual assaults in Roosevelt County […]

Senior profiles — May 1


Portales High School Brittney McDowell, who participated in band and choir in high school, plans to do an apprenticeship with her ferrier for the first six months after high school, and then attend college. What did you think high school was going to be like when you were a freshman and how did it differ […]

Pages past — May 1

On this date … 1966: Two Clovis teens died after their car crashed into a home at 1421 E. Brady. Wesley Wayne Stephens, 18, the car’s driver, died at the scene, officials said. Passenger Billy Jay Beard, 19, died at Clovis Memorial Hospital. Members of the Locknane family and some friends were sitting in the […]

Boswell: Study shows cancer deaths declining

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel regarding this terrible thing we call cancer. I often hear people say that cancer is more rampant now than it ever has been, but according to the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, this is not the case. As a matter of […]

Grouse study hot topic

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico researchers are working to determine the effects of fire on lesser prairie chickens, a species whose numbers have declined dramatically. But this time, their research methods involve starting fires. Sand Ranch, 35 miles east of Roswell, is where a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey’s […]

Commission hopefuls cover varied issues

By Douglas Clark Staff Writer dclark@cnjonline.com Curry County Commission candidates took center stage and broached a wide array of issues during Thursday’s High Plains Patriots Candidates Forum at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. Seven candidates vying for three seats were present during the two hour session — with District 2 incumbent Ben McDaniel being joined […]

Pages past — April 30

On this date … 1956: Recreational shooting in the Roosevelt County sandhills left a Clovis man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. James Bergen, who lived at 1017 Hull St., said he was helping one of his children fire a .22-caliber pistol when a stray bullet from another group of shooters struck him just […]

Johnson: Dogs may need personal space, too

Surrounding people like a force field, the personal bubble is the space around them that is theirs. Invisible, everyone has one and pretty much everyone understands, or at least should, that it’s there and its boundaries are to be respected. The safe place, the comfort zone and the insulation that exists between people as they […]

Berry: I knew what ‘we’ll see’ meant

A few days ago, my grandson asked me if we could take a walk or bike ride around the neighborhood. I answered him with the age old adult answer, “We’ll see.” As soon as I said it, I could hear those words echoing in my head. I remember as a child asking my dad about […]

April 29 police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 3:18 p.m.: Escapee, 1700 block North Boston Street, report taken • 8:19 p.m.: Larceny, 700 block West 16th Street, report taken • 10:08 p.m.: Larceny, 1300 Oakwood Circle, report taken • 11:09 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block […]

Tort claim alleges jail assault

STAFF REPORT A tort claim has been filed against Curry County, claiming an inmate at the Adult Detention Center was injured in a beating while he was awaiting trial. Portales attorney Eric Dixon made the claim on behalf of Arthur Ferro, 46, who says he was attacked by an inmate the morning of April 8 […]

Elida resident named Cattle Growers president


Pat Boone of Elida, who was recently elected president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, has been a member of the organization “for about 20 years, for most of those years just as an interested member.” In his time in NMCGA, Boone has previously served on the executive committee, as southeast vice president on […]

Senior profiles: Floyd High School


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Floyd High School Lyzette Belloc, who plans to attend college at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, to become a registered nurse, has participated in varsity volleyball, varsity track, varsity basketball, varsity cheerleading, Future Farmers of America, National Honor […]