Area road closure information – Dec. 30

Area road construction Curry County continues to patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Please, be aware of workers and posted speed limit signs. Constructors, Inc. remains on First and Second streets in Portales. On First Street, the north lane remains closed from avenues C to K. The open lane is narrow between avenues J [...]

Technology has pampered our progress

Grandpa Tommy was reminiscing, "It's a shame everybody couldn't go through the Great Depression. I know what he meant. I think. He didn't mean it like "It's a shame everybody hadn't been in a concentration camp or had polio." He was remarking that most of us Baby Boomers and younger are unable to appreciate how [...]

Holiday Closures – Dec. 30

The following businesses will be closed Jan. 1 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 [...]

Events Calendar – Dec. 30

Today Zamora Team Roping — 9:30 a.m., Curry County Events Center. #11 World Series qualifier, #10 World Series qualifier, #9 World Series qualifier. Information: 505-469-4388. Monday Steven Watson Memorial New Years Eve Ranch Rodeo — 2 p.m., Curry County Events Center. 4hd calf roping, 12 and under Shetland pony bareback bronc riding, open bronc, sorting, [...]

My Turn – Resolve must be strong in 2013

This year I am determined to keep all 10 New Year's resolutions. Last year I only kept three: Not bad for a batting average, but not stellar when the ones kept were exercising five more minutes per week, saving $5 more per month and eating five fewer vegan meals per year. My problem was setting [...]

Year in Review – Prayer divided city

Editor's note: This is one of a series on top stories in the PNT coverage area in 2012. In mid-September, Portales' city leagues Sports Director Mike Doerr told the Portales News Tribune that coach-led prayer would no longer be allowed at games under the city's auspices. He added that, "There's nothing up for discussion." Doerr [...]

Year in Review – Police faced setbacks

Editor's note: This is one of a series on top stories in the PNT coverage area in 2012. To say that 2012 was a bit of a rough year for the Portales Police Department would be a major understatement. By the time fall turned to winter, the Portales PD had a new chief but had [...]

Their view: Senate should pass House proposal to avoid fiscal cliff

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson issued the following statement urging the Senate to act on legislation that would avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases on every American: "Although the Senate has passed legislation that would affect tax rates at the start of the new year, the bill itself is unconstitutional, as S. [...]

Editorial: Real ID Act step down slippery slope

You wait in line, oftentimes for hours, at the New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain a driver's license. After all, it's the state's exclusive business to ensure that you meet the requirements set down to qualify for a license, right? Not so fast, according to an intrusive federal law called the Real [...]

Local charities use gifts efficiently

One day remains to make a charitable gift that benefits others, make you feel good for your actions, and allows you to take a tax deduction for 2012. A new tax year starts Tuesday. When you make a gift, give with confidence to Curry and Roosevelt charities that have been designated by the Internal Revenue [...]