Holiday Closures – Jan. 1

The following businesses will be closed today in observance of New Years Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College Clovis News […]

Counterfeit bills flood area

Portales police are investigating what Chief C. Douglas Jones referred to as a serious counterfeiting ring in the area. Police have received about 16 reports of counterfeit money received by cashiers at chain retailers and locally owned businesses throughout the past three weeks, according to Lt. Pat Gallegos, investigative commander with the police department. Jones […]

Midwestern State routs Hounds

It was a game of runs, and one where Eastern New Mexico University's men were run off their own court. Midwestern State opened the game with a 9-0 blitz, held off Greyhounds comebacks with two separate 8-0 runs before the half, and used a 13-0 burst to blow open what turned into an 82-53 Lone […]

Zias upend Mustangs

If the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team was discouraged by its 0-10 start, the Zias aren't acting like it. A blowout win over BYU-Hawaii to cap a three-day, round-robin event in Alaska in mid-December finally gave ENMU something to smile about, and the Zias returned from their holiday break on Monday with a […]

Democratic officials: Fiscal ‘cliff’ deal reached (Updated)

WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials. Under the deal, taxes would remain steady for the middle class and […]

Year in Review – National recall targeted Sunland

Editor's note: This fifth and final story in a series on the top news stories in the PNT coverage area in 2012. At the end of August, at a luncheon in Albuquerque, Sunland Peanuts of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in the state of New Mexico. With 125 employees, […]

Police Blotter – Jan. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday 12:17 a.m.: Caller requested ambulance assistance, 1000 block of West Second Street. 1:36 a.m.: Caller reported a traffic accident, State Road 236, Floyd. 2:05 a.m.: Caller reported loud music coming from neighbor's home, 1300 block of North Avenue M. 2:24 a.m.: Caller reported […]

Events Calendar – Jan. 1

Today Zamora Team Roping — 9:30 a.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 505-469-4388. Thursday Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., regular meeting of Portales City Council. Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662. Ongoing "Create" — CCC Juried Art Exhibition through Friday, showcasing the best artwork from CCC and ENMU students. Eula Mae Edwards Museum and […]

My Turn – Some hopes are attainable

Here we go. The clean page. The fresh start. Oh sure, we get that chance each and every day, but we all know that there's something special about a new calendar year. We're going to clean out those closets, eat healthier food, get on that treadmill, be more generous. I hope we all succeed. More […]

Police: Tucumcari city commissioner dies from gunshot wound

New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting death of Tucumcari City Commissioner Daniel Lopez. Officials said police found Lopez in his Tucumcari home at 11:48 p.m. Saturday, injured by a gunshot. He later died at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said circumstances surrounding Lopez's death remain under […]

Community Calendar – Dec. 30

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday's paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Blackwater Draw Museum — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

Creative Living: Quick, easy recipes featured on show

Information on preparing quick and easy recipes and designing and fitting strapless gowns will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Moyers is the Extension Home Economist with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, and her annual festive program draws hundreds each […]

Engagements – Dec. 30

Harrison-Cogdell Harrison-Cogdell Doug and Lisa Harrison of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly Harrison of Lubbock, to Cooper Cogdell of Lubbock, son of Dick and Kippi Cogdell of Silverton, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Lubbock. The reception will follow […]

Senior happenings – Dec. 30

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

On the shelves – Dec. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Russell Lee's FSA Photographs of Chamisal and Peñasco, New Mexico" by William Wroth was given by Encanto Garden Club in memory of Elsie Dean. A photographer for the Farm Security Administration provides an invaluable record of rural America in the 1930s and early 1940s in these […]

‘Smart’ devices mystifying

This will no doubt go down in family history as the "Get Smart" Christmas. No, it had nothing to do with Don Adams as Agent 86 Maxwell Smart. Though it did have a little in common with his clever shoe phone. My wife and I got smart phones and my mom got a smart TV […]

Holidays can bring out best, worst in people

T he season between Thanksgiving and Epiphany, which roughly defines the holiday season, seems to bring out both the best and the worst. Needless to say, I'm not writing of the shopping mall in Oregon or the Newtown school shootings; those are too horrific and macabre to fit into any pattern of sanity. What I […]

Our people: Goody two shoes

Jamie Rose started collecting exotic shoes about two years ago. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Jamie Rose, executive assistant to the Portales Police chief, works at her desk Friday at the Portales Police Department. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo A display of Jamie Rose's favorite high heels. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Jamie Rose, executive […]

Rams beat Littlefield for third place

LITTLEFIELD — After a busy early-season schedule, the Portales Rams are about to get a little rest. Junior Zach Campbell scored off an inbounds play with three seconds left Saturday night, and PHS notched a 55-53 victory over host Littlefield in the boys third-place game of the Wildcat Classic basketball tournament. The Rams (5-4) played […]

ENMU basketball squads return to action

Andrew Helton would certainly like to have a better record than 5-6 at this point in the season, but he says it's all relative. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU redshirt freshman guard Ashlee Pierson of Clovis makes her way around Texico freshman Jaylyn Cooper during Zias practice on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU squads return […]