Trainer talks horse ownership

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Christina Calloway Wendy Toombs has been around horses her whole life and that love and knowledge for horses transitioned into adulthood. Owner of Abrazos Adventure, the Horse Connection riding school in Portales, Toombs has researched the cost and care of owning a horse. She gave a presentation to horse owners and prospective horse owners Tuesday […]

Portales resident presented views respectfully

Portales lost a strong voice on Feb. 10 when Kirby Rowan lost his battle with cancer. We hardly ever agreed with his left-leaning political views, which he often expressed on these pages, but we had great respect for his passion, his kind heart, and his sincere efforts to make the world a better place. Rowan, […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 18

Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Mercury 24, Extreme 6. Scorers — Mercury, Riley Shillings 12, Taris Rippee 6, Audrey Wells 4, Emma Goonzales 2. Extreme, Cyria Aguire 2, Hannah McDonald 2, Sydnee Lemmon 2. Monarchs 11, Dora Lady Coyotes 8. Scorers — Monarchs, Abigail Gallegos 4, Mikaela Ornelas 3, Kylyie Paden 2, Ezriah Martinz 2. […]

My turn: Portales is fabric of my life

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Does the Portales News-Tribune flow through your life like it does through mine? I grew up in Portales, so my scrapbooks are filled with clippings of spelling bees, talent shows, wedding announcements and obituaries. I’ve also lived far away from Portales, and I have fond memories of opening letters to find articles from this paper […]

My turn: Communities eager to help

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Portales resident Jennifer Neilson, who volunteers at The King’s Children’s Home (KCH) in Belize, recently invited me to a KCH fundraiser ($35,000 and counting) at the packed Underground Embassy in Clovis. Resident artist Andrew Jonathan Merritt’s warning sign amused me: “Unless you are the second coming of Christ, keep your hands off the art.” After […]

PNT ownership changes hands

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CMI Staff New owners Garry Ellis and Gary Stevenson say acquisition of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun marks the end of a 2 1/2-year search “for just the right (media) property.” The two are partners in Clovis Media Inc., which assumed ownership today of the three papers from Freedom Communications, […]

Friday morning briefing: Music, all things Ag and Coke’s secret formula

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, Portales. It features Andy Mason and Don Thomas performing. Admission is $5 at the door. Ag Expo coming The 2012 New Mexico Ag Expo kicks off 9 a.m. Wednesday in the […]

Association recruiting Buffalo Soldiers

Joe Terry: Courtesy photo Portales city councilman Oscar Robinson, left, speaks with his fellow buffalo soldier member Joe Terry, center, and Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-N.M., on the senate roundhouse floor in Santa Fe. The Llano Estacado Buffalo Soldier Association acted as the colorguard along with other Buffalo Soldiers for Santa Fe’s Centennial program last month. […]

Portales city council Ward A candidates Q&A

Candidates for the Ward A city councilor seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Buffalo soldiers seek recruits

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Christina Calloway The Llano Estacado Buffalo Soldier Association in Roosevelt County is looking to recruit more active members. Portales City Councilman Oscar Robinson and Portales resident Joe Terry are the only active members of the group. The other board members were active in the organization of the group, but are unable to meet the time […]

Police blotter —

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 1:46 a.m., an officer responded to East First Street in reference to larceny. A man and woman told the officer they had taken in another man and woman because they were homeless. They said they agreed to […]

Residents share Valentine’s Day thoughts

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With the holiday of romance approaching, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask Clovis and Portales residents to share some of their experiences with romance and chocolate and what Valentine’s Day means to them. Here were some of the answers we got: In business: What is your favorite romantic comedy/romance film? • Miguel Jermillo, 22, a […]

Portales city council ward D candidate Q&A

PNT staff reports Candidates for the Ward D city council seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Portales city council ward B candidate Q&A

Candidates for the Ward B city councilor seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Portales man facing drunken driving charge

PNT staff reports A Portales man was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, after crashing his truck into three vehicles on South Avenue K. The 1995 GMC pickup collided with three other vehicles parked on the opposite side of the road at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Eastern New […]

Officials looking into vehicle fire

PNT staff Portales firefighters and police officers responded to a vehicle fire at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday on Community Way, according to Portales Police Department officials. A Ford Explorer caught fire in a business area, department officials said. Police Detective Colby Morgan said no one was in the vehicle at the time of the fire and […]

Signman Signs selected for award

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Kevin Wilson The Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College considered more than a dozen of its numerous clients for the 2012 Success Client award. The one selected had all the signs it was looking for, and then some. Portales-based Signman Signs, which has spent 35 years in the city as either Signman Signs […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday evening and took the following action: • Approved a proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 2012 as TRIO Day in Portales. • Heard a presentation about the historic Railroad Depot. The city of Portales hired Stanley Consultants to explore potential redevelopment options of the area related with the depot. Representatives recommended […]

Student art being featured at Portales businesses

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Christina Calloway Two Portales businesses will feature the art work of Eastern New Mexico University students each month in an effort to become involved in the community. Senior Caitlin Lindsey will be the first artist to have her photography featured in Sleep Solutions and Ashley Furniture. “It feels amazing,” Lindsey said. “I’m excited at the […]

Police blotter — Feb. 8

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Samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 3:30 a.m., an officer responded to a convenience store on Second Street in reference to a theft. A man waiting at the store told the officer a man had stolen his mother’s guitar and he just wanted it back. The […]