What's Happening: June 1

Friday Club Membership Drive Through July 12 The Landing Zone Junior Golf Clinic Registration through June 15 Whispering Winds Golf Course Book Over to Bowling Through Aug. 15 Cannon Library Nature Photo Contest Through June 30 Community Center Paintball Trip 4 p.m. Youth Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone Pizza and Funny […]

My turn: Auction benefits community

For 36 years now, the annual KENW tele-auction has been a source of summer entertainment in my house. I love that all of the items are donated (many by local merchants!), and that all of the proceeds help support our very own public broadcasting station. I'll confess that I miss the days when the whole […]

Candidate Q&A: Bob Wooley

Editor's note: Both candidates running for state representative of District 66 are currently the incumbents of districts 66 and 57. They are running for the District 66 because of recent redistricting. Republican candidates running for state representative of District 66 were asked five questions for Tuesday's primary. Answers were limited to 150 words and edited […]

Candidate Q&A: Dennis Kintigh

Editor's note: Both candidates running for state representative of District 66 are currently the incumbents of districts 66 and 57. They are running for the District 66 because of recent redistricting. Republican candidates running for state representative of District 66 were asked five questions for Tuesday's primary. Answers were limited to 150 words and edited […]

One year later

Sandy Van Der Veen sat at her desk, scrolling through her various event calendars and advertisements. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales MainStreet Manager Sandy Van Der Veen, left, tells Daniel Wray and Natalie Robertson about some of the Yam Theatre's highlights during a tour of the building Wednesday afternoon. The couple is considering the building […]

Fishing report – May 30

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 Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Fishing report – May 30

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 Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Xcel officials say area unaffected by blackouts

Xcel Energy officials are confident their Texas and New Mexico customers will be all right, even with the possibiilty of rolling blackouts in the Texas energy grid, but noted that conservation is always helpful in the heat of May through August. "It's a little bit down from where we were last year," Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Police Blotter – May 31

Editorial: Cost of war in Afghanistan not justified

The recent NATO summit provided confirmation of what many Americans have suspected for some time regarding the war in Afghanistan: It is coming to an end with an outcome much less desirable than what had been promised when the first troops arrived a decade ago. The "surge" of 2010 was not a game changer. The […]

Team loyalty should have rewards

Things are good for me as a baseball fan. The Texas Rangers are leading the American League West, and until Monday night Josh Hamilton had more homers than the San Diego Padres. My Rangers have not always been good. I accept this as the ebb and flow of sports, and enjoy my team during both […]

Wife recounts husband’s last day

Even as the war in Afghanistan is featured less often on evening newscasts or front pages of our newspapers, Americans still involved in the fight continue to die there, deepening the pool of Memorial Day remembrances with new heroes and fresh heartbreak. To glimpse what's still being sacrificed on Afghan soil, Courtney Knox, the 24-year-old […]

Police: Teen drowns at Conchas Lake

A 15-year-old Sandia Park male drowned at Conchas Lake diving off of his family's fishing boat Tuesday, according to the New Mexico State Police. The name of the teen was being withheld Tuesday night, Capt. Jimmy Glascock said, pending notification of all immediate family members. Glascock said state police were dispatched at 1:15 p.m. to […]

Portales PD making changes

More than a month after the release of a report critical of the Portales Police Department, the department has made numerous changes and is in the process of more, according to Police Chief Jeff Gill. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kim Terry, records clerk for the Portales Police Department, helps a customer. The records departmentn has […]

Dora students author book

A group of Dora Elementary students became artists, a democracy, a family, and most importantly authors within the 30 minutes they met a day over the last six months. Robin Simpson: Courtesy photo A group of 13 Dora students created and wrote a book entitled "Ocean Life A-Z" which earned an honorable mention in a […]

Police blotter: May 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 10:02 a.m.: Caller reported a male in a park needs an ambulance, 18th and South Avenue J. 10:13 a.m.: Caller reported a cat in her trap, 1900 block of South Avenue G. 10:16 a.m.: Caller reported she sold a car to a person […]

My turn: Watch where you’re driving

A couple of locals asked me if I would be writing about my "brush with death" this week. After I laughed I told them, "you know I am." Out of all the cities I've lived in and visited, I never thought I would get hit by a truck in Portales. To be clear, I was […]

CCS hires football coach/AD

Clovis Christian has filled its football and athletic director's positions with Corey Robinson, a Florida native who has been an assistant coach at the FCS (Division I-AA), Division II and junior college levels as well as a variety of high schools. So what made him check into the opening at CCS? "About two years ago, […]

Romney savors GOP nomination victory

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney says he's honored and humbled to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee. And he's expressing confidence in his chances of winning the White House this fall. The former Massachusetts governor clinched the party nod Tuesday night with a Texas primary victory. In a post-victory statement, he claims the party has […]

Drought leaves soil vulnerable to wind erosion

Drought and fire have destroyed crops and vegetation in eastern New Mexico, leaving the dry and barren soil vulnerable to wind erosion and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Sand dunes accumulating along fencelines southwest of Clovis on N.M. 467 are signs of rapidly […]