Council holds off on skate park decision

By Tony Parra They came dressed in black, with a mission to save their park. News of the city’s skate park closing brought out teens and parents wearing black shirts with the words “Operation Keep Skate Park” to the city meeting on Tuesday evening. The shirts were similar to the yellow shirts Portales residents wore […]

Portales residents pleased with hearing

By Tony Parra Portales residents wearing canary-yellow shirts stepped off the school buses at Greyhound Arena about midday Friday with a feeling of optimism. They had been to the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing in Clovis to show support for Cannon Air Force Base and mostly felt good about their efforts. “There was never […]

Thousands show support for Cannon

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I […]

Welcome: You’re about to become part of U.S. history

Freedom Newspapers Welcome, everyone, to the first of two days of regional history that many will recall far into the distant decades of our lives. Welcome to the members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission and their staff. You are the leading players in a unique ritual of freedom: a national hearing conducted in […]

Association shows support

By PNT Staff The New Mexico Association of Counties unanimously passed a resolution, 33-0, in support of the Curry and Roosevelt County government entities’ efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. The NMAC members passed the resolution on Friday morning during the Annual Conference of the NMAC in Hobbs. Dennis Lopez, Roosevelt county commissioner, […]

May 29 Letter to the Editor

I am disturbed by two of President Bush’s recent statements concerning governmental funding of stem-cell research. In a press conference recently, he said he could not support the use of public funds for a program that would destroy life in order to save life. In a later statement, he said he could not use tax […]

Community rallies to save Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Rounds of applause rippled through the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library Monday as Gov. Bill Richardson encouraged residents to be vocal in their support of Cannon Air Force Base. An eastern New Mexico staple for more than 50 years, Cannon is one of two Air Force […]

Wristbands create color-coded confusion

By Kevin Wilson I was at a Social Security information seminar today, courtesy of the American Association of Retired Persons. I figured I’d come out with some information about the AARP’s stance, but I also came out with a fashion statement. On my wrist as I type this is a red wristband that says, “I […]

4/19 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

Each of us should decide whether we support the war

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Celebration certainly isn’t the right word, but we recently observed the second anniversary of going to war with Iraq. When talk of sending combat troops to that country began, just about everybody I knew assumed war was inevitable. I appeared as an invited guest on a TV talk show with […]

Colleges to receive funds

Freedom Newspapers Thirteen New Mexico colleges and universities, including Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, have been awarded federal funds to support low-income students, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. CCC will receive $235,689 and ENMU will receive $336,121, the release said. The funds, which come through the U.S. […]

N.M. skies host Navy planes

By 1st Lt. Jennifer Geeslin: Mch Meter CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than 275 Navy personnel, along with 10 F-18s and three E-2 radar planes will begin arriving at the 27th Fighter Wing on Saturday for a joint military exercise called Roving Sands. The exercise will run from March 21 to April 1. Cannon […]

It’s time to help out neighbors in need

As the 2004 United Way campaign wraps up in the next two weeks, what matters most is your support. It is needed to achieve this year’s goal of $60,000. Helping does not require individuals to give large amounts. Every penny, every dollar adds up. In Portales, pledges from Southwest Canners, Eastern New Mexico University, the […]

Oct. 31 Broad Horizons News

Broad Horizons has a variety of learning opportunities for students. One class that we are particularly proud of this week is the “Leadership Service Learners.” The students of this class have organized and are conducting several different types of fund raising drives to support service to the community. On Friday, they had a school wide […]

Roosevelt among five counties served by child support center

By David Irvin In 2003, the child support division of the New Mexico Human Services Department collected $3.4 million for families in Curry and Roosevelt counties. With the opening of a regional office in Clovis, state officials are hoping to collect even more. The Clovis child support enforcement office has been operating as a satellite […]

Water pipeline needs support from others

By Sen. Jeff Bingaman: Guest Columnist An affordable supply of good quality water is critical to sustaining future economic opportunities, not to mention our state’s culture and way of life.  Drought, population increases, and depleting aquifers make water management one of the most difficult and important issues facing New Mexicans. Nowhere is this more evident […]

Air Expo draws crowd to Cannon

By David Irvin Chilly temperatures and intermittent rain showers at Saturday’s 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air Force Base sent spectators scurrying for cover under the wings of multimillion dollar jet fighters and seeking warmth in the cargo hold of a C-17. But the clouds and rain did not stop the aerial demonstrations or the […]

Man found guilty of EBT theft

By Tony Parra =Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis was found guilty of accessing a computer with the intent to commit a crime and two counts of theft identity on Friday by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker. District Attorney Brett Carter said Mendez was placed on adult probation for four years. Mendez and Julia Tapia, […]

Girls compete to represent county

By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair has a 4 p.m. Friday awards presentation for Fair Queen, Princess, and Sweetheart at the show arena. Celebrating at the awards presentation is a triumphant culmination for girls who have worked for months to represent Roosevelt County the following year. Prior to winning a crown, each contestant endures […]

Dog survives amazing ordeal

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By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PNT Managing Editor Kevin_Wilson@link.freedom.com Honey Bear is a pretty unassuming dog at first sight. After the tan-brown Chinese Shar-pei has taken a sniff of a guest in Mike Davidson’s home, she’ll retreat to her dog bed. A second look reveals a red underside, where she had surgery to remove […]