JROTC members tour Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Portz, 16th Special Operations Squadron, educates members of the Amarillo Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps on military life during a tour of Cannon Air Force Base. Air Force JROTC is the high school variation of the college […]

27 SOMDG to implement MiCare

Patients at 27th Special Operations Medical Group will soon be able to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime due to the Air Force-wide expansion of secure messaging. Courtesy photo: U.S. Air Force Patients at 27th Special Operations Medical Group will soon be able to communicate securely and privately with […]

Clovis City Commission declares Vietnam Veterans Day

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure wish we received a better welcome (when returning from Vietnam)," said Lopez, 66, of Clovis, who served in […]

Fishing report – March 29

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 Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all […]

Luncheon focuses on veterans, business

Retired U.S. marine Col. Joe Long says looking to start a successful business should be like a walk-off home run; an idea for a business can be a guaranteed winner but you still have to circle all of the bases to get there. Long used baseball analogies, an Elvis Presley impersonation, and a patriotic song […]

Hounds prep for Green & Silver game

Not surprisingly, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn is feeling a bit more comfortable during spring drills in his first full season than he did last year. Lynn was hired in December 2011 to replace Mark Ribaudo, and spent the first offseason trying to get his program established. The Greyhounds are in the […]

‘Liberal’ media overlooking Obamacare’s benefits

The constant pitch you hear from conservative publications, talk shows and columnists: Obamacare is bad. The reason: There is a well funded and organized group that benefits billions from the status quo. The various "think tanks" were set up for the purpose of promoting their ideology that maintains their flow of wealth and power. Facts […]

Spreading common sense on courts and in the kitchen

Here are three things I was thinking today. They're not really related, except that they all address common sense, or the lack thereof: My office pool is totally wrecked (thanks Lobos), but there's still something else fun to gamble on this week for college basketball. Spot how many times you can see the same lazy […]

Many parts of Iraq war can be considered successes

With the 10th anniversary of "Shock and Awe" — the relentless bombing attack that signaled the beginning of the end of Saddam Hussein's evil regime in Iraq —came the predictable recriminations against the Pentagon, the covert services and, naturally, George W. Bush. "It was not worth it, to put it mildly," observed The Hartford Courant […]

Legislators call corporate tax cut good first step

By Christina Calloway CMI STAFF WRITER ccalloway@pntonline.com Sen. Stuart Ingle says legislation passed to attract and retain businesses to New Mexico may not fix all of the state's problems but it's a step in the right direction. Ingle, R-Portales, hopes that lowering the corporate tax rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent will help New […]

Fire dangers ahead, but unchanged from recent years

Local fire chiefs say they won't tell you anything different in regard to fire safety this year since drought conditions in the state are predicted to persist or worsen in the next few months or so, according to a recent National Weather Service report. They only ask that residents continue to exercise caution by assessing […]

Vietnam vets receive local honor

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure wish we received a better welcome (when returning from Vietnam)," said Lopez, 66, of Clovis, who served in […]

Vietnam vets receive local honor

Gregory Lopez and Harry Black remember the way they were treated when they returned from their tours in Vietnam, hence their appreciation for the Clovis City Commission proclaiming Friday as Vietnam Veterans Day in Clovis. "I sure wish we received a better welcome (when returning from Vietnam)," said Lopez, 66, of Clovis, who served in […]

My Turn – Parents help put life in perspective

My father has taught music for the San Francisco Unified School District for years, in the beginning teaching at several elementary schools. Being one of his students, I received no privileges in class and he was just as hard on me as anyone else, especially with my many instrument changes. I was in math class […]

Events Calendar – March 27

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "Hop Into Spring" will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Mario Kart" will be featured. Open to ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

Police Blotter – March 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 2:36 a.m.: Caller reported an 88-year-old female having chest pains and breathing problems, 1700 block of South Avenue O. 2:54 a.m.: Caller reported a possible fight, 600 block of West First Street. 7:08 a.m.: Caller reported criminal damage to property, 300 block of […]

Christ-followers need to be cross-bearers, not consumers

We stand this moment on a holy threshold, waiting to enter into the joy of the resurrection. Easter is almost here! Almost, but not quite. I understand the dangerous and common temptation to leap-frog over Good Friday's pain and suffering, but before we enter into the joy of the resurrection, we need to focus on […]

Rams wrap up tourney by beating East Mountain

Portales High lost a seven-run lead, then rallied late for a 15-10 win over East Mountain in a battle of state champions on Saturday to wrap up a five-team weekend tournament at Ram Field. The Rams were scheduled to play another game against Texico later Saturday, but Rams coach Arturo Ontiveros said the earlier games […]

Zias eighth, Hounds 10th in South Plains rodeo

LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior Courtney Cleveland won both in the average and the first go in goat tying, helped Eastern New Mexico University's women to an eighth-place team finish over the weekend in the South Plains College rodeo. The Zias finished with 80 team points. Tarleton State won the 10-team competition with 360 points to […]

Setting it Straight – March 26

A story about the Pintores Art Show in Saturday's edition included incorrect information. Air Force veteran Ed Martinez retired as a master sergeant. The Portales News-Tribune endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected in a timely and appropriate manner. Please notify Editor David Stevens of errors by calling 763-6991 […]