Nominees duel

Roosevelt County Democratic Party Chair Linda Uttaro said she didn't believe there was a winner and the only losers in Wednesday's presidential debate were the American people. Larry Smith, Roosevelt County Republican Party chair, thought Republican candidate Mitt Romney was better than President Barack Obama. "Obama didn't jab back," Uttaro said. "Romney said a lot […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 4

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 9:37 a.m.: Case number issued for a warrant service. 9:59 a.m.: Caller requested an officer for someone dumping trash on the road, 1500 block New Mexico 236. 10:26 a.m.: Case number issued for a burglary report, 1200 block West Fir. 11:18 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 4

Today Marijuana and spice presentation — 2 p.m., Sandia Room in ENMU Campus Union Building. ENMU police chief Brad Mauldin will give examples of narcotics and paraphernalia. Information: 562-2451. Book discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird" — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Circus Peanuts — 6 p.m., Portales […]

My Turn – Oasis State Park has rich, 50-year history

I've spent the last two weeks steeped in the first 50 years of Oasis State Park history. It was a great journey, highlighted by visits with some of Portales' finest citizens like Cotton Clark, Eunice Schumpert, Bob Wood, Joe Thompson, Myrtice Woodward, and the incomparable Jane Hilliard. I was certain I would find at least […]

Officials: Vote for Bond C will bring much needed renovations

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent The passing of higher education Bond C would mean $9 million dollars in renovations to Eastern New Mexico University's Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. Officials say this is the largest classroom building on campus. A vote for the higher education Bond C would mean costly but needed renovations to the facilities […]

Fishing report – Oct. 3

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 – Oct. 3

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 […]

Weekly LSC volleyball update – Oct. 2

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 7-1 14-3 Texas Woman's 7-1 13-3 West Texas A&M 5-1 14-2 Tarleton State 6-2 11-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 4-3 12-4 Incarnate Word 3-4 6-9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-5 8-7 Cameron 2-6 6-12 Midwestern State 2-6 4-12 Eastern New Mexico 1-5 5-10 Abilene Christian 1-6 4-11 Friday's matches […]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday night and took the following action: Mayor Sharon King presented a 20-year service award to the city's Planning Director Sammy Standefer. King declared Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week in Portales. Heard an update on the U.S. 70 construction project. Project Director John Guldemann of Constructors, Inc. said they […]

Board backs flights to Denver

In what was reasoned as a choice between Albuquerque or Denver, the Clovis Civil Aviation Board chose the latter with a recommendation of Great Lakes Airlines to provide federally-subsidized air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The recommendation will go forward to the Clovis City Commission on Thursday. The recommendation passed on a 5-1 vote. […]

I hope we don’t blow the call

I'm a fan of an NFL team that went 2-1 during the first three games of the season, under which replacement referees had a subpar performance filling in for locked-out officials. I'm one of the lucky fans, because my 49ers won two games and lost one game convincingly; replacement refs couldn't be the tipping point. […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 3

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 12:38 a.m.: Caller reported subjects fighting, 400 block North Knoxville. 12:52 a.m.: Caller reported a vehicle was broken into, U.S. 70. 1:09 a.m.: Caller requested a subject removal, 1000 block West Second Street. 1:15 a.m.: Caller reported a delayed domestic situation, 1200 block North Avenue J. 1:29 […]

Local Brief – Wanted man turns self in

A 24-year-old Portales man who police said left the scene of a motorcycle accident that seriously injured his passenger turned himself in Tuesday afternoon, according to a Portales Police Department press release. Daniel Aranda Jr. is charged with causing great bodily harm by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm, […]

My Turn – Interviews with former students memorable

I've enjoyed the interviews I conducted recently with former Eastern New Mexico University students. Each one of them was memorable and I truly enjoy the connection I made with these individuals when telling their stories. Jim Slone is a Causey native who made big bucks by selling five radio stations in Tuscon, Ariz., at the […]

Watchful eyes

File photo Poll watchers will be present at this year's primary election in Curry County to catch any voting discrepancies. Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said there are no poll watchers for Roosevelt County but she would gladly welcome any who might come. Local county clerks agree that poll watchers are a good thing when […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 3

Today Circus Peanuts — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday: Mario Kart — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Marijuana and spice presentation — 2 p.m., Sandia Room in ENMU Campus Union Building. ENMU police chief Brad Mauldin will give examples […]

State prep polls – Oct. 1

Maxpreps.com Top 5 (plus local teams) FOOTBALL Class 5A 1. Rio Rancho 4-1; 2. Las Cruces High 3-1; 3. La Cueva 4-1; 4. Manzano 4-1; 5. Atrisco Heritage 4-0. 10. Clovis 2-3. Class 3A 1. St. Michael's 5-0; 2. Silver 4-1; 3. Lovington 2-2; 4. Ruidoso 5-0; 5. Bloomfield 2-2. 10. Portales 1-4. Class 2A […]

ENMU men seventh in Sul Ross rodeo

ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's men finished fifth over the weekend in rodeo competition hosted by Sul Ross State. The Greyhounds compiled 110 points, trailing Tarleton State at 705, Odessa College and Vernon College at 510, South Plains College at 160, Ranger College at 135 and New Mexico Junior College at 135. Billy […]

Teen mothers get help

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Chaynee Lupercio, 18, helps her 1-year-old son, Aiden, down a slide at the Portales High School childcare center on a Tuesday afternoon. Lupercio said she would not be able to finish high school if not for the GRADS Program, which helps teen parents complete high school by providing daycare and parenting […]

General election sample ballots

Tuesday Nov. 6 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Curry County Information: County Clerk's Office 763-5591 In the senate, house and county commission district races, only the precincts listed will be voting on these candidates US President (All precincts) (Democrat) Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Republican) Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Constitution) Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer (Libertarian) Gary Johnson/James P. Gray […]