What’s in your bag: Aug. 28

Caught off guard, people empty their purse or bag and explain why they carry each item they have on them. Even what they find can surprise them. Dylan Griffith received a free drawstring backpack filled with goodies at the Roosevelt County Fair. He was excited to find what was inside. Name: Dylan Griffith Age: 4 […]

My turn: Don’t lose track of moments

Time flies. We know it must be true. We hear that all the time. Even as I sat down at my keyboard to share some thoughts along this line, the first thing I saw was a Facebook photo — a tiny little niece off to school — with the caption "Where did the time go?" […]

Dora news: Aug. 28

Volleyball season begins Dora volleyball coach Caleb King, Assistant coach P.J. Bryant and the Lady Coyotes begin their season by hosting games two nights this week. Today, Dora hosts JV and varsity teams from Eunice, at 5 p.m. On Thursday, Dora hosts junior high, JV and varsity teams from Lake Arthur at 4:30 p.m. Pre-kindergarten […]

Home away from home

Annemarijn Bruimsma, 18, of the Netherlands, sat in the living room of Staff Sgt. Jack Manigold in Chavez West, munching a waffle cone cookie with caramel in the center. Alisa Boswell: CMI staff photo Annemarijn Bruimsma, 18, left, of the Netherlands, plays Monopoly with her temporary American parents, Jack and Stacey Manigold, at their home […]

Their view: Ethanol mandate hurts cattle growers

Exceprts from a press release on waiving the Renewable Fuels Standard issued by the The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association joined Texas Gov. Perry to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to waive all or part of the Renewable Fuels Standard. In a letter to Lisa Jackson, […]

Editorial: Act proposes making bison national mammal

It's easy to think of things more important for Congress to do than designate a U.S. National Mammal, but McCook, Neb., residents should take more than a passing interest in a proposal that is gaining speed. Make that, as proponents describe it, turning into a stampede. U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Sen. Mike Johanns of […]

Democrats’ abortion views worse

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of […]

Residents recall Armstrong’s giant leap

Locals recalled being amazed when they saw American hero Neil Armstrong be the first human to walk on the moon. Armstrong died Saturday at age 82 and we asked six people what they remembered about the day Armstrong took that giant leap for mankind: Zorita Bradfute of Portales said: "My husband was teaching night school […]

Right on track

Christopher Hamilton looked at the model trains circle the track through eyes of wonderment. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune The Clovis Area Train Society provided a model railroad layout exhibit Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fair. A model New Mexico Rail Runner train rides through a small town. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Greg Jennings, vice president […]

ACU to join Southland Conference.

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian on Saturday became the second Lone Star Conference member this week to join the Division I Southland Conference. ACU will join the league July 1, 2013, which means the Wildcats will begin playing NCAA Division I athletics in the 2013-14 school year. Because of previous schedule commitments, the football team […]