Police blotter — April 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:46 a.m.: Public assist, 100 block of New Mexico Drive. • 2:54 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 800 block of South Avenue A. • 6:05 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 800 block of South Avenue A. • 6:44 a.m.: Fraud, 400 block of North Main Avenue. • 7:10 […]

Events calendar — April 23

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Brown Early Childhood Center kindergarten early registration — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brown Early Childhood Center. Child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1. Bring child’s original birth certificate and current immunization record. Information: 356-7075. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. […]

Emotions pull harder when you’ve been there

By Sandy Fields Columnist On my desk sits a coffee cup full of pens, which I reach for throughout the day. It’s a cheerful mug with a hand-painted scene of a funicular in Valparaiso, Chile. So, last week when I heard of the fire raging through Valparaiso, and quite possibly burning neighborhoods whose streets I […]

Events calendar — April 22

Today Brown Early Childhood Center kindergarten early registration — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Brown Early Childhood Center. Child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1. Bring child’s original birth certificate and current immunization record. Information: 356-7075. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Earth Day celebration — 11 a.m. […]

Police blotter — April 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:56 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of Airport Road. • 2:19 a.m.: Drunken driver, 1000 block of West Second Street. • 2:43 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1600 block of South Avenue G. • 2:57 a.m.: Domestic in progress, Third Street and Avenue K. • 7:35 […]

Tradition returns

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Tonight marks the return of live call-in bidding to the KENW-TV auction. Auctioneers will be standing in front of the cameras at this studio between 7-10 p.m. today, Thursday and Saturday, auctioning items to raise money for programming.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com For Clyde Powell, the annual KENW-TV Auction has always been about raising money for the local public television station. The live call-in bidding part of the auction, that was about fun. The retired director of instructional television for Eastern New Mexico University and KENW participated in the first ever […]

Portales Inn project delayed

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By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Just months after the Portales City Council finalized plans to transfer the city’s ownership of the Portales Inn, the reconstruction of the building into workforce housing has been delayed a year for lack of funding. The building was to be transferred to Steve Crozier of Tierra Realty, who owns […]

Inner strength

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 Tanya Baca spends time at home with her children on Friday on her day off. Baca has been cancer-free for three years and said she takes every day moment by moment.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Tanya Baca said she felt about a million different emotions at once when the 33-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer; shock, anger, sadness and other feelings she could not name. Baca, now 35, has been cancer-free for three years and said she’s thankful for every day. Baca has been […]

Community fights cancer

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Tristan and Brandon Boerio were in shock, not wanting to believe their 18-month-old son, Grayson, had cancer. Diagnosed last June, Grayson’s parents were basically living in Lubbock during his treatments. Tuesday was his last immunotherapy treatment. With her son’s cancer treatment at an end, Boerio will be walking for […]

Eggs-citing hunt

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Xzavien Viscaino, 1, finds an Easter egg at the Portales annual hunt with the help of his mother, Jenalee, who said she has been training her son for a week  by hiding eggs in her living room.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Sprinkles of rain and chilly 55 degrees couldn’t stop Zach Williams, 7, from getting a basket full of eggs Saturday at the Fifth Annual Easter Egg hunt at the Softball Complex. “I just wanted to get the eggs,” Williams said, smiling and dressed in a poncho to stay dry. […]