You can be happy too!

Every day is a gift wrapped in God's love. His present to us is tied securely with ribbons of joy. What we find in our gift and how we use it is up to us. The choice is ours. We can see a beautiful sunrise and we can see beautiful sunsets. I like to see […]

Portales robbery suspect released on bond

A Portales man police say robbed a local Allsup's and used a bomb threat ruse was released from the Roosevelt County Detention Center Thursday morning on a $5,000 bond. Nathan Nixon, 28, was charged with robbery, according to detention center staff. He was arrested early Wednesday morning after claiming a bomb was in the bathroom […]

Fort Sumner teen charged with murder

A Fort Sumner teen was charged with second-degree murder Thursday for his involvement in a fight a little more than a week ago during a drinking party in Fort Sumner, according to jail records. Caleb West, 19, was released on a $200,000 bond early Thursday evening. Police say Anthony Sandoval of Espanola was involved in […]

Setting it Straight – May 31

A story about the Portales schools superintendent search in Thursday's edition contained incorrect information. Elida schools Superintendent Jim Daugherty said he withdrew his application as of May 21, and is no longer a candidate for superintendent of Portales schools. The Portales News-Tribune endeavors to accurately report local news events. Errors of fact will be corrected […]

Events Calendar – May 31

Today Car wash — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Valero gas station on 301 W. Second Street. The car wash is hosted Eastern New Mexico University's African-American Affairs office and will raise money for scholarships. Information: 562-2437. Fifth Friday — 5-8 p.m., Downtown Portales. Portales MainStreet and area businesses are hosting a night of fun and entertainment. […]

My Turn – Cheap movies can be good

Some low budget films turn out to be really good movies, because they have a great story line and amazing acting. For example, "Fireproof" and "Courageous" are both lower budget Christian films with heart-wrenching synopses and good acting that will move a viewer to tears. They are sad but moving and family appropriate. Lower budget […]

Girl Scouts target bullying, pollution

Girl Scout Troop 609 is starting a campaign to put a stop to pollution and bullying in Portales. The troop of Brownies (girls in their third year of Girl Scouts) came up with the idea to post signs throughout First and Second Street and run a radio campaign on Mix 107.5 by themselves. "They come […]

Eleventh suspect jailed

Another suspect charged last week with drug trafficking in Portales is behind bars, according to Roosevelt County Detention Center staff. Francisco "The Tank" Lopez, 23, turned himself in, bringing the total to 11 who have been taken into custody as a result of four-month drug-trafficking investigation, police said. Ten Portales residents were arrested last week […]

ENMU’s Creamer honored

Eastern New Mexico University senior designated hitter Peter Creamer has been chosen as an NCAA Division II honorable menton All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Creamer, from Boston, is the first player in the history of the ENMU program to earn All-American status from the NCBWA. Creamer, who led the Lone Star Conference […]

Police Blotter – May 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday Caller reported: 12:20 a.m.: Subject removal, 1500 block of West 18th Street. 12:31 a.m.: Trouble breathing, requesting ambulance, 500 block of Avenue D. 1:00 a.m.: Suspicious activity, 900 block of South Avenue. 1:58 a.m.: Officer requested, 700 block of West 17th Lane. 3:26 […]

You can’t give away what you don’t possess

Can you give me an actual living, breathing tyrannosaurus rex? No. Why not? Because you don't have one to give. You can't give away something you don't possess — especially if it doesn't exist. So how can you pretend to give government employees the authority to do things on your behalf that you never had […]

Unpredictable weather reminder to stay safe

High Plains residents should know the drill this time of year. The weather becomes infamously unpredictable, posing a threat to life and property. It happened yet again Tuesday night, across the Texas Panhandle, through Amarillo and to points east. If the twister that killed 24 in Moore, Okla., this month wasn't enough of a reminder, […]

Base travel agency switching names

Potomac Falls Travel will be changing to Winggate Travel effective June 1, according to Margret Crossland, supervisor of passenger travel at Potomac Falls travel. Crossland said the service of booking reservations for Temporary Duty and Permanent Change of Station will continue under the new name. She said the staff as well as the location, building […]