My turn: Dora woman proves everybody can contribute

On the walls at Dora School last week were flyers that read, "Got food? Some don't." In the center was a photo of a young woman known very well to that school. Sarah Walker is a 20-year-old daughter of the Dora community (her real parents are Lisa and Lewis Walker, but many of us claim [...]

Floyd edges Gateway Christian

FLOYD — Floyd battled through the flu bug and a sixth-inning rally to edge Gateway Christian 5-4 on Lane Wallace's run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh inning in Wednesday's Class 1A state quarterfinal baseball game. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Floyd's Caleb Martin hits a line drive for a base hit in the bottom [...]

PHS doubles team wins in first round

ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kim Spotswood and junior Sabrina Montoya won their first-round doubles match on Wednesday in the Class 1A-3A state tournament at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. Spotswood and Montoya, seeded sixth, defeated the Taos Tandem of Reid-Forrester in the opening round. No scores of the match were available at press time. The Lady [...]

Bears watching

If you're leaving Portales via U.S. 70, N.M. 206, or N.M. 467, you'll see Smokey Bear warning you about daily fire danger. Fire danger has been listed as extreme for a little over a year because of drought conditions. Christina Calloay: Portales News-Tribune Portales firefighter Darren Elrod points to a bullet hole in fire danger [...]

Councilors speak out day later

Two Portales city councilors said Wednesday they feel Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill should have been disciplined based on a report critical of his administration. Councilors Antonio Salguero and Keith Thomas said they felt too outnumbered to express their feelings at Tuesday's council meeting when the report was discussed and other city officials praised Gill [...]

Ticket feature: Mariachi Mystery Tour new take on Beatles

For its final act of the 2011-12 Cultural Arts Series, Clovis Community College is presenting an altogether different view of four musicians from "Yesterday." Courtesy photo The Mariachi Mystery Tour, a musical arrangement of Beatles music performed in Mariachi band stylings, is the final showing for the 2011-12 season of the Clovis Community College Cultural [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Spring sing, the Maypole’s here and from sea water to blood

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Spring sing Something special at Eastern New Mexico University's annual Spring Choral Concert 7 p.m. today. The program is a musical celebration of New Mexico's centennial and features guest soloist Kim Josephson, who has performed more than 200 times at the Metropolitan Opera. It all happens at [...]

Police blotter - May 3

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 9:24 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for her heart racing, 1900 block South Avenue I. 9:43 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a male with chest pain, 200 block South Avenue A. 10:31 a.m.: Caller requested a medical message be delivered to a subject, 600 block South [...]

Fishing report - May 2

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 will [...]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council – May 1

A supplemental report to Tuesday's Portales City Council meeting: The council took the following action: Approved the city's continued participation and membership in the Eastern Plains Council of Governments for the fiscal year of 2012-2013. The cost of annual membership dues is $2,577. Approved a final plat application from planning committee for a subdivision of [...]