Finalists named in city manager search

Two finalists were named in the search for Portales' new city manager Tuesday night at the Portales City Council meeting. Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Director Doug Redmond and Stanley Livengood of San Antonio, Texas, are being considered to replace current city manager Tom Howell, who is retiring at the end of this year. Portales […]

More charges likely in ENMU embezzlement case

An Eastern New Mexico University employee charged with embezzling more than $18,000 from the university said he was embarrassed and ashamed of the crimes he committed in a video of his interrogation. Plane tickets, hotel stays, limo rides, Disney World tickets and a tiara for a drag queen contest were among the 56 unauthorized purchases […]

Local tornado relief effort mobilized

Jessica Sleeman thinks she might have found her calling. Helping strangers. For the second time in just more than a month, she will bring aid to a community affected by a disaster. This morning, Sleeman plans to lead a caravan of two SUVs and a pickup truck packed with supplies to the Moore, Okla., site […]

Police Blotter – May 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday Caller reported: 12:13 a.m.: Suspicious activity and request close patrol, 1700 block of West 17th Street. 7:13 a.m.: Animal problem involving injured deer on the side of road, N.M. 206, Dora area. 8:04 a.m.: Larceny, 500 block of N.M. 202. 8:06 a.m.: Wires […]

Variety of edible insects presents smorgasbord

Here's a challenge for localvore chefs, food lovers who celebrate cooking and eating local. Turns out, most people are missing the protein and nutrients that are right under their noses. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization last week pointed out a sure way to eat local and sustainably. Start with insects. Yes, insects. "Insects […]

Tornado Tracker Interactive

Map of tornado path in Oklahoma City. AP A mile-wide tornado has coused destruction in the Oklahoma City suburbs. A video on how tornadoes form. Tornado tracker map.


In a recent column, I mentioned that among the highest points of a recent trip to Carolina, was a visit (two visits, actually) my wife and I made to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. As I said in that column, I don't usually toss around the word "inspirational," but the Billy Graham Library deserves […]

Hounds soccer adds trio of midfielders:

Two high school players and a junior college transfer have signed to play men's soccer at Eastern New Mexico University. Midfielders Jose Hernandez of Albuquerque High, Jose Jaramillo of San Antonio, Texas and Daniel Sanchez of Central New Mexico Community College join a Greyhounds squad that went 10-7-1 last year. According to a school press […]

ENMU television channel’s 37th annual auction to start in June

Eastern New Mexico University's KENW-TV will kick off its 37th annual auction June 1 to raise $65,000 for broadcast programming. The auction will feature more than 15,000, items ranging from celebrity autographs to vacations to gift certificates from local businesses. A new feature of the auction this year will be Deal of the Day. "There […]

Controlled explosion planned at Ute Water Project site

A second scheduled controlled explosion is planned Thursday at the construction site of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority's Ute Water Project at Ute Lake near Logan. The crews have begun drilling and blasting for the intake structure's initial shaft, said Gayla Brumfield, authority chair. Brumfield said the authority has been moving equipment and […]

Events Calendar – May 21

Today Pancake breakfast — 7:30-10 a.m., Portales Senior Citizen Center. Breakfast is $3. Information: 356-8741. How to Successfully Market Your Business to the Government — 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Business Enterprise Center in Clovis, 105 E Grand Ave. The seminar is sponsored by the Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The cost is $79 per person for Tuesday […]

My Turn – Life will take you in many directions

It had been more than three decades since we talked and laughed. Back then it wouldn't have been over a cup of coffee. No, it would have been a "coke" from Sonic. But our smiles were just the same, and we enjoyed our memory-making morning. Graduates, my wish for you today is that you'll maintain […]

Police reach out to community

The promise of riding down water slides in 85-degree weather was one way Portales police were able to keep more than 200 second-grade students from getting out of control Monday at Rotary Park. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Angelina Martinez, left, is chased by Tristan Puckett during a game of Duck, Duck, Goose, but instead of […]

Superintendent search continues

The search for Portales Municipal Schools' superintendent continues after Grady schools Superintendent Ted Trice declined the school board's offer Monday night. Trice was one of four final candidates considered to replace retiring Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler. "They're very gracious to offer the job and I appreciate that but for now, (Grady) is the best […]

Club Notes – May 19

Altrusa International of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on May 13at Muffley's Back Door. Members present were Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Judy Cox, Carolyn Muffley, Mary Weigl, Glenda Hileman, Victoria Montiel, LaDean Jameson, Sherry Turner, Margaret Blazek, Kelly Dunwell and Laurie Westerman. Guests present were: Edwin and Doris […]

School Menus – May 19

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — chicken spaghetti, garden salad, mini carrots and ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Wednesday: Breakfast & Lunch — Cook's choice. Thursday: Last Day of School — "Sack Lunch." Clovis middle schools Monday: Breakfast — egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch […]

WPA footprints still evident

On May 6, 1935, the Works Progress Administration was created to help provide economic relief to the citizens of the United States who were suffering through the Great Depression. The Federal Art Project was one of the divisions of the WPA created under Federal Project One. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had made several attempts prior […]

Reunions – May 19

Class of 1948 celebrated their 65th anniversary on April 20. Front row, from left, Gloria Crain Wicker, Virginia Beckwith, Lucy Hardestry Harrison, Naomi Brandon Williams, Chris Laughlin Barnett and Jane Ann Marshall Berry. Back row, from left, Billy Neil Williams, Charles Tosh, Wilma Vaughan Fulgham, Barbara River Howell, Frank Barnett, Robbie Purselley Payne, Lorraine Waggoner […]

Anniversaries – May 19

Gomez Joe and Maria Gomez of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2013, at the American Legion in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 31, 1953, in Clovis. They have six children, 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the Pepsi-Cola […]

Engagements – May 19

Sultemeier-Smith Brad and Lisa Sultemeier of Fredericksburg, Texas, along with Bro. Steve and Kathy Smith of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Ami Elizabeth Sultemeier and Jeremy Glen Smith. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. June 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, with a reception to follow. The […]