Rollin’ with the Prairie Dollz

By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” — George A. Custer Though her nerves are piqued, the petite brunette laces up her skates and prepares to race through the rough-and-tough pack of […]

Diamond Sharp airmen: Critical comptroller

Editor’s note: This feature is the 27th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs In […]

101 Critical Days of Summer: Road Trippin’

By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 101 Critical Days of Summer is an Air Force safety campaign surrounding the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Awareness is heightened during this time due the significant number of airmen and resources lost during this period each year. Even one […]

Racing against cancer

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs “The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.” — Helen Keller Dedicated to fighting cancer by […]

Criticizing others is a poisonous pleasure

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion Columnist In an old issue of Leadership Journal, Haddon Robinson retells the story of a talented young musician who was crestfallen as he sat reading the critics’ stinging reviews of his recent concert. But an older and much more accomplished musician, the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, comforted the young man […]

N.M. Fishing Report — June 20

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 Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest […]

Tall order at pool

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
The baby pool at the Portales City Pool has a maximum height limit of 44 inches because of the slides. The height limit has created an issue for Portales resident Elly Marez, who says her 5-year-old granddaughter is too tall for the baby pool.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Elly Marez said she won’t be returning to the Portales City Pool until the city changes the rules of accessibility to the baby pool, an issue she describes as height discrimination. Marez, a grandmother and Portales resident, says she took her two granddaughters, ages 5 and 18 months, […]

Q&A: Carpenter comes home

Jack Carpenter
Represents Tom Udall, D-N.M.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Jack Carpenter, a 23-year-old field representative for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., works at the senator’s new office at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The 2008 Clovis High School graduate has returned to the eastern New Mexico community after attaining a bachelor’s degree at New Mexico […]

Aztec CEO: Horse slaughter not the answer

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Debbie Coburn says the reintroduction of horse slaughter in the U.S. will only encourage irresponsible horse owners to not change their ways. Coburn, CEO of Four Corners Equine Rescue in Aztec, feels she has an alternative solution for unwanted horses for the state of New Mexico, which includes […]

Muleshoe, Portales get drenched

By Kevin Wilson and Christina Calloway CMI staff writers Turns out Monday’s heavy rain was just a warmup for Muleshoe. The west Texas city got drenched Wednesday night, with readings of 1.95 inches at the National Weather Service’s station by Channel 6 and 1.25 inches at the Mesonet station two miles south of […]

Events Calendar — June 20

Today Rock Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Aimee Constantopoulos will teach yoga. Open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon — Noon, Yam Theatre. Roosevelt General Hospital will be presenting on various upgrades of services they have recently undergone. Admission prices are: $10 in advance, $12 at the […]

My Turn — Co-op marks 75 years of power

One of the first telephone numbers I memorized as a child, dialed regularly with painstaking care on a rotary wall phone, was for the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative. It’s still a number that most of us who live in rural Roosevelt County know by heart, but that’s no reflection on the service offered. It doesn’t […]

Police Blotter — June 20

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 9:43 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Causey. • 10:13 a.m.: Neighbor’s dogs not tied up, 1200 block of East Canadian. • 10:22 a.m.: Stray brown dog, 200 block of East Rose Lane. • 11:22 a.m.: Residential fire alarm, 1000 block of East Danube Street. • […]

Fishing report — June 20

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 Cimarron River — Water flow below Eagle […]

Adopt-a-Flower Pot program is effort to beautify downtown

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Fern Goodson of Bar G Western waters the flowers outside of her store Tuesday on West Second Street. Bar G is one of the MainStreet businesses participating in the Adopt-a-Flower Pot program.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales MainStreet Manager Sandy Van der Veen and Portales Deputy Clerk Veda Urioste want to brighten up the downtown area with splashes of purple and green. In an effort to beautify downtown, Portales MainStreet businesses will be recipients of New Mexico Clean and Beautiful funds, which will go […]

Vacant municipal judge seat filled

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Experience is what set Barbara George apart from other candidates who showed interest in a soon to be vacant municipal judge seat. The Portales City Council voted to appoint George, who currently serves as Roosevelt County probate judge, to be municipal judge, replacing retiring Judge Fred Arnold on […]

Roosevelt County Commission adopts new tax

The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday adopted a County Health Care Gross Receipts Tax Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting. The tax, a one-16th of a percent hike, will result in an additional 6.25 cents per $100 of taxable purchases. The increase is effective July 1 and will go completely towards the county-supported Medicaid […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission — June 19

The following took place at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova gave a report: 113 inmates are currently housed at the detention center. Approved an agreement wih Lea County to house inmates at Lea County Detention Center there […]

Roosevelt County deputy involved in crash

One woman had minor injuries from a crash that involved a Roosevelt County deputy who was in his unit Monday afternoon according to New Mexico State Police. Vincent Sena with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office was driving south on U.S. 70 in a Dodge Charger marked unit when he was struck by another driver in […]

Meetings Watch: Portales City Council — June 19

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at the Memorial Building: Portales Mayor Sharon King proclaimed June 17-21 as National Small Business Week in Portales. City Manager Tom Howell gave an update on the U.S. 70 reconstruction project. Howell said recent rain has caused a setback in the schedule but […]