Letter to the editor: Mudslinging getting worse

This year's political campaigning is absolutely sickening. Every day we are inundated with flyers about one of the candidates. Every other evening we are called about how we are going to vote. At this point in the campaign, I really think we should have a candidate who would be absolutely loyal, can't tell a lie […]

Editorial: Boxer Tapia’s struggles, victories will be remembered

Champion. Celebrity. Big-hearted. Troubled. Addict. Every life is filled with victories, complications and contradictions, and so was the life of Albuquerque native Johnny Tapia. But Tapia's life was bigger than most, as reflected in the coverage of his death by the major news and sporting media and celebrity gossip sources from around the world. The […]

Driver’s licenses do not make roads safer

I find it somewhat disturbing that both candidates in the District 7 Republican state senator primary race consider violating the fundamental human right of free travel a pressing issue. The "most significant local issue," in fact. Of course, this violation is dishonestly framed as ending the issuance of "driver's licenses" for "illegal immigrants." It is […]

Silence helps us hear God’s voice

Many voices compete for our attention. The demands of employment, family obligations and other activities seldom leave a quiet time in our busy schedules. Finding time is important for bodies and souls. Let's get alone with God and keep silent. After all life can only be lived one day at a time. We can only […]

Ministry seeks to strengthen spirituality among youth

Two hundred and 12 degrees is the boiling point of water but it is also a place where young people can worship God on Wednesday nights. Alisa Boswell: PNT staff photo Trinity Assembly of God lead pastor Kelly Fulfer, top right, delivers a sermon Wednesday to members of the 212º youth ministry at the Trinity […]

Program offers leadership experience

Brad Sedillo walked humbly across a stage in a room filled with boys roaring in applause for his big win. Sedillo was just elected governor of New Mexico, that is, in New Mexico's Boys State program. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Representatives of Armijo city in Boys State approached the senate to receive approval for funds […]

Sowing seeds of hope

Roosevelt County Detention Center inmate Grant Clark grabbed a garden hoe and began to shuffle around soil in the afternoon sun behind the detention center. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Five Roosevelt County Detention Center inmates were asked by detention center officer to participate in the growing of a vegetable garden at the center. Detention officer […]

Local columnist honored

Local columnist and Eastern New Mexico University Media Relations Director Wendel Sloan won first place in New Mexico in a national competition for his opinion columns. The National Federation of Press Women recognized Sloan for his columns in the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal on Sundays. Two of his columns will advance to […]

My turn: Fun activities mixed with weekend of chores

Some of my Memorial Day weekend was tedious, I'm sad to say. I had a long weekend away from work as many others did, but each day contained tedious tasks which had to be done, such as cleaning, computer work and car work. But despite all these tedious tasks, I had a lot of fun […]

ENMU’s Wolfe named academic All-America

Senior first baseman-designated hitter Mitch Wolfe has been chosen to the first-team Capital One Academic All-America team for the 2012 season. Wolfe, from Litchfield, Ariz., had been a two-time All-District 6 choice for the academic squad and was a three-time Lone Star Conference all-academic honoree. To be eligible for the Capital One honor, a player […]

Zias add midfielder

The Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team has added Jacquelyn Perez, a center-midfielder from El Paso, to its squad for the 2012 season. Perez was twice awarded all-district honors at El Paso's Coronado High School. She represented the state of Chihuahua in the U-17 Mexican nationals. "Jackie is a natural playmaker," ENMU women's coach […]

Police blotter – June 1

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:31 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 1400 block of North Avenue O. 10:44 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer about a civil issue, 300 block of East Rose. 10:52 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 1400 block of North Avenue O. 10:55 a.m.: Caller […]

Cannon observes Wing Safety Day

The 27th Special Operations Wing hosted a base-wide safety day May 18 at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece Air Commandos participate in a motorcycle ride during safety day May 18 at Cannon Air Force Base. More than 30 motorcycles zoomed across the flightline before concluding the ride in front of […]

Ask Coach Ken: Hydration essential for active lifestyle

Editor's note: Coach Ken is a series of fitness tips and race experiences to motivate and educate airmen to become more physically fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Capt. Ken Corigliano is a triathlete with the Air Force team and a nationally-certified coach. USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class […]

Commentary: When will it sink in?

About four years ago, one of my closest friends lost her life in an auto accident. She had gone to a club with a group of people and they all had a bit too much to drink. When the club closed down for the night, they got into the car and started driving home. At […]

16th SOS flyover commemorates Memorial Day at National Mall

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Monday called the treatment Vietnam War veterans received after they returned home "a national shame" and asked that Americans use the 50th anniversary of the war to set the record straight. USAF photo An AC-130H Spectre from the 16th Special Operations Squadron casts a shadow next to the Washington Monument […]

Exercise helps airmen prepare for tornado

It started with a warning — a thunderstorm was expected to arrive at Cannon Air Force Base. It would bring large hail and had the potential to develop tornadoes, said the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron weather flight. The base was put on alert, which paid off when a tornado struck near the 522nd Special […]

Event listings: June 1

All times Mountain Saturday National Trails Day 10 a.m.-noon Fee: Regular entrance fee Sumner Lake Information: 355-2541 Piano Man Doug Montgomery 6 p.m. buffet-$20 8 p.m. performance-$46-$49 Spencer Theater, Ruidoso Information: 888-818-7872 WRRA Rodeo 1 p.m. Tri-State Fairgrounds, Amarillo Information: www.womensranchrodeo.com Tuesday Primus 8 p.m. Tickets: $42 Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center Information: […]

Cannon's command chief says farewell

"I've never understood how some leaders believe that the way to lead effectively is by talking down to people or being overtly rude and condescending, as if they are better than their followers" said Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief. "In my years as an enlisted airman I've found that […]

Movie schedule: June 1

Friday 7 p.m. — The Cabin in the Woods, R Saturday 4 p.m. — The Pirates! Band of Misfits, PG 7 p.m. — The Five Year Engagement, R Sunday 4 p.m. — The Pirates! Band of Misfits, PG 7 p.m. — The Cabin in the Woods, R Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331