Local consumers eye electronics

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the first of three stories on what items have been selling well at Portales businesses for the holiday season. Upcoming stories will focus on jewelry and women’s clothing and toys. Business owners in Portales are enjoying the holiday shopping season and hope to continue to see customers looking […]

Trio of owners work to keep values

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series of stories about local business owners who have been at their business for five years or more. Owners of the Portales Ace Hardware Store — John Gentry, Ray Gutierrez and Don Sena — have been united by a three-way partnership for […]

Parent turns to Empty Stocking Fund

Freedom Newspapers The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Portales News-Tribune. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children, and baskets of food, with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families will receive donated turkeys instead of the voucher. […]

Deceased airman had heart disease

Freedom Newspapers CNJ STAFF A Cannon Air Force Base airman who died Oct. 23 after playing soccer on base had a hereditary heart disease, Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon Public Affairs said Wednesday. Airman 1st Class Brian Kane, 29, of Ireland, died from heart failure and suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, Kok said. Dilated cardiomyopathy is […]

ENMU graduate joins CCC board

Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday selected a Clovis schools employee to fill the board’s vacant position. Arnold A. Martinez, a drug prevention coordinator with Choices Alternative School, was elected unanimously. Martinez, 53, will replace Charles Guthals in District 2. Guthals left the board in October when he moved out […]

Grace period for 49ers fans long gone

By Kevin Wilson It’s time I come to grips with it. I’ve denied it for as long as I could, but I guess you have to hit rock bottom to fully realize your shortcomings. My problem isn’t with alcohol, or smoking, or playing too many video games. It’s a question of loyalty, and what it […]

Trees can be festive, but beware of fire

By David Irvin The Christmas tree is a venerated and respected symbol of Christianity and the holiday season. Not to mention a beacon of joy for children come Christmas day. But it can also be a fire hazard, officials say. Local fire departments are spending time and energy to inform those decorating for the holidays […]

Chilean air force personnel visit Cannon

By David Irvin A group of Chilean air force officers are visiting Cannon Air Force Base this week, learning how the United States Air Force maintains, flies, and keeps the F-16 Fighting Falcon operational. They arrived Sunday evening and will leave today, Air Force officials said. “The Chilean air force has purchased 10 F-16s, and […]

Dec. 1 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I have not heard any farmers complain about so much rain, but when I told one of them I was praying for some sunshine so they can all get the crops in, he thanked me and said we have needed rain so long he was so glad he could make a good […]

Dec. 1 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The farmers were thankful for a few days of sunshine last week so they could do a little more in harvesting. Some of the peanut farmers were able to work a couple days getting some out that had been dug for several weeks. Some farmers have hundreds of acres of hay swathed […]