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 […]

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 […]

Events Calendar – March 26

Today Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to grades K-6. Children will paint cityscapes. Information: 356-3940. Relay For Life of Portales team and committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., Pizza Hut in Portales. Information: 760-5692 or Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga […]

Dora School News – March 26

Standards based assessment testing Dora third through eighth, 10th and 11th graders will continue taking the New Mexico standards based assessment tests this week. Parents, please make sure your students are in attendance and well rested each day in order to do their best. Our first week of testing went well. Principal Brandon Hays was […]

My Turn – Time for verbal spring cleaning

With a delightfully flamboyant stroke, the artist added a tail feather to the rooster she was painting. Everyone watching the demonstration let out a happy, "ahhh." The artist added another feather in just the same manner, instantly said "no", and painted it right back out. She made a comment about having too much of a […]

Participants needed for biology student’s study

Robert Restaino has been armed with an ultrasound machine and a blood pressure cuff for the last year gathering and analyzing data for his study about metabolic syndrome in women. The Eastern New Mexico University biology student is still looking for participants for the study, which will compare the vascular health of women with and […]

Sigma Chi fraternity to give back

Next week Chantel McConnell will think twice before chasing the wrong guys down an alley, a mistake she made last year when her competitive nature got the best of her. During a Derby Days event, a week of fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals organized by Eastern New Mexico University's Sigma Chi chapter, McConnell and […]

Police Blotter – March 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 1:06 a.m.: Caller reported an intoxicated individual stumbling down the street, 1000 block of West Second. 3:58 a.m.: Caller reported a subject having difficulty breathing, 500 block of North Avenue C. 6:18 a.m.: Caller reported two male subjects camping outside, 400 block of […]

Hounds complete sweep of Cameron

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team may have discovered another starting pitcher. Senior right-hander Jas Shergill posted the Greyhounds' first complete game of the season Sunday, spinning a four-hitter and retiring 19 of the final 21 hitters in a 2-1 win over Cameron in the opener of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. […]

Floyd jamboree showcases area talent

Kevin Spears revisited the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree for the first time in more than 10 years Saturday night to watch his son Hayden perform songs by country music stars. "I'm always surprised at how much local talent we have," said Spears, 36, office administrator at the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's office in Clovis. […]

Coyotes take two over Rams

Playing their third and fourth games in less than 24 hours, Portales High's softball team saw the competition level go up significantly on Saturday. Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Ram sophomore Kailee Ramirez high fives Ram coach Robbie Crowley after hitting a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Rams' second game […]

Hounds double up Aggies

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team continues to excel at home, no matter the weather conditions. The Greyhounds, who recently endured a nine-game losing streak, have been all but unbeatable at Greyhound Field so far. Despite gusty winds and an eight-run inning by Cameron that momentarily turned a blowout into a somewhat competitive game, ENMU […]

Zias survive wind, Cardinals

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Albie Medina had an interesting day in Saturday's wind-blown Lone Star Conference game against Incarnate Word at Zia Softball Field. Medina delivered four hits — including three doubles up the right-center field alley — and drove in five runs as the designated player in the Zias' 16-14 win over the […]