The protectors: Airmen keep Cannon safe, secure

Editor's note: This feature is third in a series of 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron highlights at Cannon. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Victor Rodriguez, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron patrolman, posts at the main gate to perform random vehicle inspections March 27 at Cannon Air […]

Blooms benefit charities

Saturday is the day to buy flowers for your loved ones, according to Portales Kiwanis Club members, who will be selling petunias and geraniums for a fundraiser. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Nancy Stout, left, of Arkansas, looks at geraniums at Garden Source in Portales with her grandson, Stratton Seifert, 4, of Portales. The same geraniums […]

Christian challenge offers fellowship

Eastern New Mexico University senior Rachel Mariano became a Christian at 7 years old but admits that joining the school's Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge as a freshman strengthened her faith. Dallas Ellsworth: Courtesy photo The Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge at Eastern New Mexico University meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The gathering includes singing, […]

Repentance prayers can make a difference

National Day of Prayer is Thursday. Please be in prayer lifting up the needs of our nation. We must have a deep resolve. We do this with conviction looking the enemy in the eye saying, "You cannot have this country!" Let us seek the Lord for the spiritual revival in our land. May we listen […]

My turn: Educators deserve credit

As someone who was homeschooled throughout her childhood education, I felt like I gained insight into the public school system Wednesday when I had my first lunch with my lunch buddy at one of the Portales elementary schools. I spent 30 minutes chasing about 10 third-graders around the playground trying to tag them, so I […]

Police blotter: April 27

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 8:35 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a female having a stroke, 1900 block of West Second Street. 9:00 a.m.: Caller reported possible larceny in progress, South Roosevelt Road 15. 9:33 a.m.: Caller requested a motorist assist, U.S. 70. 9:53 a.m.: Caller reported they found […]

Their view: Good health easily attained, maintained

Gordon Filepas is a father and an author on a mission to educate Americans about health matters. Here is an excerpt from a recent column. Everyone's complaining about America's increasing health and obesity issues and wondering how to solve these problems while also reducing health-care costs. They make it sound like a big, complicated mystery […]

Editorial: Republicans can still embrace DREAM Act

After a depressing two years in which Arizona and South Carolina passed draconian anti-immigrant laws — and Republican presidential candidates missed nary an opportunity to back their hardline stances — comes some hope for bipartisan progress. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, one of his party's rising stars, a man thought to be a contender to […]

Government more like unruly dog

George Washington is quoted as saying, "Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." Unfortunate-ly, in spite of this awareness, he chose to be a part of the problem. His assessment still holds up, although I think government is more like […]

Fishing report – April 26

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power […]

PHS golf results – April 26

Lovington Invite Wednesday Boys Clovis 316, Lovington 317, Carlsbad 326, Goddard 344, Roswell 365, Portales 372. Top individuals: Hayden Brown, Lovington, 75. Sam Bridgwater, Clovis 77. Matt Justus, Clovis, 77. Austin Valencia, Lovington 78. Ethan Peterson, Clovis 79. Portales individuals: Jackson Powers 42-46-88, Ty Bergman 38-43-81, Jory Nix 53-52-105, Branden Weringa 49-49-98, Jonathan Randall 56-51-107, […]

Police Blotter – April 26

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 12:18 p.m., Caller requested an ambulance for an elderly woman who had fallen, 500 West 16th Lane. 12:23 p.m., Caller requested an officer to do a welfare check, 1000 block West 18th Street. 12:37 p.m., Caller reported a subject in the road, 18th and South […]

Portales schools accredited

Portales Municipal Schools being recommended for accreditation was no surprise, according to Portales High School Assistant Principal Pamela Nelson-Ray, who headed preparing the school district for accreditation through the international organization AdvancED. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler, left, presented Portales High School Assistant Principal Pamela Nelson-Ray with an award for excellence […]

Heat sets record

A Portales sandwich shop saw its busiest day in the past few months Wednesday thanks to customers coming in to beat the record heat. Iced coffee drinks and ice cream were the popular menu items for the Do Drop In, with fruit salad as a close third. "Everyone associates the weather with healthy food," owner […]

Ticket feature: Kite Karnival set for Saturday

Cannon Air Force Base is hoping for a windy Saturday, giving the eastern New Mexico skies a home for hundreds of kites. File photo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite's tail from its string during last year's Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park in Clovis. The Karnival, scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday, […]

Thursday briefing: Kites, flowers and The King

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Go fly a kite The annual spring Kite Karnival is 10 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannon AFB Doc Stewart Park. It's open to the public and includes kite flyer demonstrations, games and rides. Information: 784-6381. Flowers help kids The Portales Kiwanis Club flower sale is 8 […]

My turn: Festival brings community together

I am not sure what the official population is these days in Milnesand, but even with a generous mileage allowance, you would be hard-pressed to get into double figures. That is why it is truly amazing to watch this community rally each year to host the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival. When I say "community," […]

Lady Rams third in Hobbs Invitational

HOBBS — Playing a bit shorthanded, the Portales Lady Rams finished third on Tuesday in the Hobbs Invitational. PHS put two players in the top six in the tournament, with junior Paige Hartman shooting 40-44 — 84 to finish in a three-way tie for second while senior Tylar Rowley shot 47-39 — 86 for a […]

Media hypes fear of sex offenders

A friend of mine found out via cell phone app that a registered sex offender lived on her block. Now she regrets letting her kids play in the front yard. An acquaintance's friend used the same app, and discovered a registered sex offender lived eight blocks away. Now she's concerned for her safety. Another friend […]

Their view: State disproportionately impacted by federal cuts

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, a research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico, writes about the perilous condition of the federal budget. Generally, the Rio Grande Foundation focuses primarily on state and local policy issues. Nonetheless, given New Mexico's status as one of, if not the, most […]