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 […]

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 […]