Sports Briefs June 27

Friday Family bowl-a-rama — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Saturday Cosmic family fun night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Monday Retiree special —Golfers with a retired military ID will receive $2 off daily green fees and 50 percent off electric carts. Mondays and Tuesdays, now through Oct. 31. Nine-Hole Scramble — 5 p.m. at […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced Wednesday, this time targeting the Portales Livestock Auction. The Humane Society of the United States released video footage of sick or injured dairy cows it contends were mistreated at the auction where they are sold for slaughter. Such cows pose increased risk for […]

Power out in central Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Central Clovis is experienced a power outage from 3:15 p.m. until about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said the outage occurred when a fuse blew in a substation that serves central Clovis. Reeves said that crews went to work immediately to restore power.

New device links EMTs to lab

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital will be the first regional hospital in the Covenant Health System based in Lubbock to use new technology for the treatment of cardiac arrest patients. City of Portales ambulances that transport patients to RGH and Lubbock will soon have LIFEPAK 12 units that will be linked […]

State, Air Force agree to bombing range expansion

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base.The proposed expansion will transfer land from the State Land Office to the U.S. Air Force to expand the Melrose Bombing Range, according to a press release […]

Floyd News June 25

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries Friday —Ethel Standefer Upcoming Events Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Fundraiser The Floyd Cheerleaders will be having a car wash at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Valero station in Portales. […]

Events Calendar June 25

Thursday Andy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop In Elida School Board — Special meeting. 7 p.m. High school library Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commissioners room Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m. Portales City Hall July 3 Smokin’ 3rd of July celebration — 4-8 p.m. Greyhound Arena […]

Editorial: Mideast nations take steps toward peace

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls […]

Thoughts on presidential campaign criticism

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in […]

Staying in the game

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Video arcades have gone the way of the dinosaur with the constant development of newer high-tech home gaming consoles. Long before people could sit in front of a television helping Master Chief put an end to the devious Covenant plot, they were standing in front of video machines helping […]

City pool undergoing renovations

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Parents of young children hoping to escape the heat of the summer will have to wait until next summer to be able to take advantage of an all new baby pool at Portales’ city pool. The complete redesign of the baby pool began about a month ago, and is […]

Hobbs pounds Portales in summer softball

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Hobbs beat Portales 10-2 Monday afternoon. The Lady Rams are 5-7 in summer league play, and travel to Clovis on Thursday.

Breezin’ Past the Barrels

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Ten-year-old Kasey Tibbs competes in the exhibition phase of Saturday’s Heritage Days barrel racing competition in Portales. Cindy Smith, of Hobbs, won the open competition. Janesa Garcia, of Las Vegas, NM, won the 19-and-under group, and Texico’s Hannah Hughes took first in the 8-and-under contest.

Rain doesn’t dampen Heritage Days

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A crowd of Portales residents and visitors gathered at the City Park on Saturday to enjoy the food, fun and cool weather at the annual Heritage Days celebration. Early morning rain showers had Heritage Day’s events organizer concerned about the turnout for the annual event. Instead the rain seemed […]

Bike patrol aims to save on fuel costs

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Some Portales police officers are taking to the streets on two wheels this summer. Outfitted in bright yellow shirts along with shorts, the bike patrol officers mostly will patrol parks and business areas, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. The program was revived this year […]

Biography tells of cafe owner, Portales history

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer More than 30 friends and relatives — mostly relatives — gathered Friday at the Portales Public Library to learn more about Barbara Chesser’s most recent book and to remember “Mattie.” “Mattie” Smith Kinney, owner of Mattie’s Cafe in Portales, is the subject of Chesser’s book, “Remembering Mattie: A Legacy […]

Events Calendar June 22

Sunday Heritage Days Church in the Park — 11 a.m. City Park Gospel Grass — 12:30 p.m. City Park Thursday Andy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop In July 1 Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners room Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Portales City Hall July 3 Smokin’ […]

Community Calendar Week of June 22

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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m.-noon, […]

What’s in your wallet? New driver’s license debuts

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales Motor Vehicle Division offices are now issuing new licenses equipped with 12 security features. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division released the new driver’s licenses to protect the public from identity theft. The new license procedure now starts with a temporary license first. Since the […]

Pioneer picked

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pioneer is ‘one of the first to settle in a territory’, and for several years, the city of Portales has honored its pioneers during Heritage Days. Friday night, four individuals and one couple were honored as pioneers of Portales, but 86-year-old Eunice Schumpert was […]