Enagements: May 27

Cuevas-Flores Stepfather Tranquilino Martinez of Del Rio, Texas, announces the engagement of his stepdaughter, Consuelo H. Cuevas of Portales, to Rene R. Flores of Portales, son of Virginia Romero of Pecos, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. June 15, 2012 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, with the reception to follow at […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

County war memorial our tribute

Some gave everything for their country and their families. Are the rest of us worthy of their sacrifice? I've been humbled to serve on the Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee, which realized a goal this weekend with the dedication of the Roosevelt County War Memorial on the square in downtown Portales. There are a few […]

My turn: Parties no longer matter

As we recently sat on the balcony of his rented condo overlooking Lake Conroe near Houston, my brother and lifelong Republican Bud Sloan surprised me by saying that he was now an Indepen-dent. I asked why. "Social issues mostly," he said. "Also an erosion of some of our basic freedoms under the Bush administration. I […]

Police blotter: May 27

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Thursday 11:18 a.m., Caller reported a puppy playing in the road, South Avenue I. 11:25 a.m., Caller reported a male subject hitting a female, 1000 block West First Street. 11:35 a.m., Caller states there are two people fighting in a parking lot, 500 block West 18th Street. […]

Their view: Take time to remember our military’s sacrifices

Susan McConnell, an author, counselor and speaker, wrote this about remembering those who died for our freedom on Memorial Day. On May 10, 1970, Army specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. and about 50 Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were ambushed by more than 100 Vietnamese fighters in what became known as the Se […]

Column: Ghost town N.M.’s newest treasure

Would it be crass of me to observe a presidential candidate ranted for months about how he would lead the nation out of debt and then closed his campaign with a $4.8 million debt? (Really!) We won't have Cutesie Newtsie to kick around anymore. So toxic is the national political scene it makes us grateful […]

Editorial: Travel vouchers more dangerous than Perry’s gun?

G ov. Rick Perry's habit of carrying a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun while jogging would be useful information to anyone contemplating doing him harm. Perry hasn't been shy about letting the world know this important detail. The spending of tax money on his travel security detail has been judged an entirely different matter — by Perry, […]

County clerk discusses election duties

Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said many voters think election night in November is their busiest day. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Deputy clerk DeAun Griffin helps a resident with early voting. She has been working in the county clerk's office for four years. Although Collins agrees, she said most voters don't realize the preparation her […]

Residents dedicate war memorial

A hushed crowd of more than 50 Portales residents attended a dedication Saturday for the Roosevelt County Courthouse War Memorial. CMI photo: Alisa Boswell From left to right, Portales High School 1958 graduates Linda Haines, Jack Woodul and Joe Harrell raise the flag Saturday at a dedication of the War Memorial in front of the […]

Summer activities list

We put together a list of summertime events in the Clovis-Portales area: Portales June 16 Heritage Days Portales City Park Information: 356-8541 July 4 July 4th celebration ENMU Greyhound Arena Information: 356-8541 July 13 National Car Collector Appreciation Day Portales Courthouse Information: 356-8541 Aug. 19-25 Roosevelt County Fair Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Information: 356-8541 Clovis June […]

ENMU’s Draper 13th in javelin at nationals

PUEBLO, Colo. — The third time didn't prove to be the charm for Eastern New Mexico University's Daniel Draper. Draper, a senior from Moriarty, competing in his third consecutive NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championship in men's javelin, finished 13th out of 16 contestants with a throw of 196 feet, 9 inches. […]

In search of ponies: Not all bugs created equal

The programing starts in childhood, after all, what's not to like about the school year ending? But that's not the only reason summer is a favorite time of year. Warmth, long days of glorious sunshine, swimming and other outdoor activities, brightly-colored plants and beautiful skies — the reasons are endless. But perhaps best of all, […]

McGee: Didn’t think twice about pushing the limit

Someone was on Facebook asking: "What's the fastest you've ever driven?" Some were reluctant to answer, basically writing, "I'm not making that public." Others wrote of rocketing down the highway as fast as 150 mph. Me? Oh yeah, I remember where and when I hit my highest speed ever. It was one night long ago […]

New park making a splash

Plenty of items are still to be fixed at the Hillcrest Park Splash Park — including the addition of new fencing and the removal of signs from the city's Play, Inc. era. But after eight months of work, the functional parts of the facility are ready, Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said, for a […]

Residents pose for centennial snapshot

Roosevelt County residents, old and young, met Thursday evening in the Roosevelt County Courthouse square to participate in a Centennial community photo organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Donita Privett: Courtesy poto Dontia Privett of Portales took the centennial photo Thursday from high in a bucket truck to recreate the original photo in […]

Program aids ESL students

Melody Ortega stood before her Portales Junior High School classroom, laughing at the banter between her students as they reflected back on the school year that was coming to an end. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Melody Ortega shares a laugh with her English class Thursday morning at Portales Junior High School. As the school year […]

Squadron unveils Levitow memorial

The 218 airmen of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base unveiled a yearlong effort at their squadron building this week. Alisa Boswell: PNT Photo Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton attended the unveiling of memorial dedicated to Sgt. John Levitow this week at the 3rd Special Operations Squadron on […]

Reader submitted: Memorial dedication planned

A four-year effort of planning and fundraising will culminate Saturday when the Roosevelt County War Memorial is dedicated. Karl Terry: Courtesy photo Derrell Carter, right, watches as workers lower one of three stones in place at the site of the Roosevelt County War Memorial on the Roosevelt County Courthouse Square. The memorial will be dedicated […]