Hello, we’re awesome: Kids who feel good about themselves make parents feel the same way

Paula Sirois My 8-year-old daughter and her friends started a band called Hello, We’re Awesome. I helped her design some fliers for their first performance, complete with star borders and stage names: Milk Chocolate, Mandarin Oranges, Laughing Twizzle and Tropical Starburst. Granted, they haven’t decided on the type of music they’ll play or if any […]

Portales past: Nov. 13, 1961

Nov. 13, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Eastern New Mexico University had the only winning football team among three state colleges in action over the weekend. ENMU displayed awesome power with its undergraduate-laden Silverpack in romping over an unmanned Northwestern Oklahoma eleven 42-6 at Clovis.

Tubin’: Beauty of nature’s carnage


Jared Tucker Nature is awesome. Even though it’s also graphic and brutal at times, it’s great to watch nature in action when someone captures it on video. A YouTube user named TabulaFilms posted a graphic, yet entertaining video of a tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) attacking a little white mouse, and parading it around its glass cage. […]

Cannon pilots touch down after deployment


By Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Capt. Christina “Thumper” Hopper beamed when she was handed a bouquet of red roses by her husband. “This is great,” said Hopper, one of 12 F-16 pilots deployed during the Iraqi war with the 524th Fighter Squadron who touched down their jets early Monday afternoon on Cannon’s […]