Maybe sunglasses not that funny

I need a pair of sunglasses. I don't need them for driving, because the sun blinding me is really just motivation to clean my windows. I don't need them to look cool; let's face it, I gave up on that years ago. No, the real reason is … I want to be funnier. There's a […]

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Happy July Fourth: Remember freedom includes responsibility

Today we celebrate freedom. For some of us that means backyard barbecues, pool parties, watching baseball from the recliner or watching fireworks displays at Greene Acres Lake in Clovis or west of Greyhound Arena in Portales. Some also will celebrate our nation's independence with our own fireworks purchased at roadside stands scattered throughout the region. […]

Walk This Way (July 3)

Yes, Arrowsmith is in town. And no, my apologies, but not that Aerosmith. My wife was once asked if she were married to Steven Tyler, to which she answered "Would that not make my last name Tyler?" We come from a land where the jobs are plentiful and the economy strong. The unemployment rate is […]

Meetings watch: City council

The following items will be on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at city hall: Update on U.S. 70 road construction. Resolution for the notice of public meetings with the schedule of meetings for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. Authorizing the mayor to execute Juvenile Adjudication Fund […]

College keeps youths busy

Grace Helton held up a University of North Carolina T-shirt on Monday, telling friends she was making her T-shirt pillow case for her father because UNC is his favorite college basketball team. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Kids College students lay out home-brought T-shirts to make pillow cases with, an art project students said they were […]

Motorcycle run to benefit Bonem House

The Iron Sons love to serve their community, according to prospective member Josh McVey. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune The Iron Sons motorcycle group will be raising funds for the Bonem House in Portales on Saturday by going on an 80-mile motorcycle ride and holding a concert at Goober McCool's. The group said they stick mainly […]

Fourth of July festivities scheduled

There will be several celebrations in the area Wednesday in celebration of Independence Day: What: Annual Smoke on the Water Fireworks Display When: 2 p.m. live music, 8:45 p.m. fireworks Where: Greene Acres Park, Clovis Cost: Free Parking: Around park. Portions of 21st, Main and Mitchell streets will be closed starting at 1 p.m. Food […]

Patriotic showcase

There will be several celebrations in the area Wednesday in celebration of Independence Day: Annual Smoke on the Water Fireworks Display File photo Clovis' annual fireworks display will begin 8:45 p.m. at Greene Acres Park. When: 2 p.m. live music, 8:45 p.m. fireworks Where: Greene Acres Park, Clovis Cost: Free Parking: Around park. Portions of […]

Police blotter: July 3

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:34 p.m.: Officer requested a case number, 1600 block of East Spruce. 2:45 p.m.: Caller has questions regarding a civil matter, 1100 block of West 14th. 3:08 p.m.: Caller reported loud music, 900 block of North Avenue I. 4:36 p.m.: Caller reported an animal problem, Fifth Street […]

My turn: There’s no place like home

Right after college I was living in the Caribbean. They don't say "y'all" in the Virgin Islands. One summer, back here on vacation, I remember getting a lump in my throat just hearing a young girl at a fast food place asking "What can I get y'all?" Music to my ears! That same week we […]

C-130 crashes fighting SD wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A military cargo plane from North Carolina has crashed while fighting a wildfire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but there's no official word on death or injuries, authorities said Monday. Six crew members were aboard the C-130 from the North Carolina Air National Guard in Charlotte, N.C., said […]

Walk This Way

Robert Arrowsmith On Saturday, I attended a luncheon with several of our troops from Cannon Air Force Base. It turned out to be a combination luncheon and also a birthday party for several of them. This was the first time since I have moved here that I had been able to spend an extended amount […]