Station preps for drive

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
KENW-TV Fall Drive volunteers Dolly Sarkar, left, and Terri Doerr practice their etiquette for when taking pledges from viewers Monday. The week-long drive starts Saturday.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Fall hasn’t officially arrived. But it’s getting close for Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW-TV to hold its annual fall membership drive. The goal during the week-long drive — which starts Saturday —is to raise $15,000 to $20,000 in pledges, according to KENW Promotion Director Rena Garrett. “It helps […]

Police Blotter — July 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: • 3:43 p.m.: Emergency medical services requested, 1300 block of East Brazos. • 3:55 p.m.: Burglary, 1900 block of North Main. • 6:09 p.m.: Harassment, Portales. • 6:13 p.m.: Cutting her foot and requested an ambulance, ENMU. • 7:24 p.m.: Deputy requested regarding harassment, 1500 […]

Events Calendar — July 30

Today Free Summer Film — 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m., Allen Theatres in Clovis. “Smurfs” will be screened. Rated PG. Information: 763-7713. Roosevelt County Playa Workshop — 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Dora Consolidated Schools. Topics will include aquifer recharge, depletion and playa ecology. Lunch and field trip is included. Information: 714-4577. Artists in Residence Book […]

My Turn: Diligence is the name of the game

Sandy Fields

A neighbor came walking by one evening while I was pulling weeds. “You’ll never win”, she said in jest. “Oh, yes I will,” was my reply. This was a few years ago and, although I still have plenty of weeds in the yard, I’m closing in on them. Diligence. That’s the name of the game […]

Local Brief: Livestock judging team named state champions — July 28

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The Roosevelt County Livestock Judging Team was named state champions for the second year in a row at the 90th Annual State 4-H Conference held earlier this month at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, according to a 4-H press release. The following awards were also given out to students from Roosevelt County: Koby […]

Locals bird watch at Oasis State Park

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
This great horned owl caused quite a stir at Oasis State Park Saturday because it was the first time a few people at the bird watching event saw it in-person.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Cheyenne Lattin was mid-sentence talking about the great horned owl when fate and coincidence interfered. People hustled over to the side of the Group Shelter at Oasis State Park with cameras and binoculars in hand, smaller children giving each other a lift to see over the ledge. It […]

Portales Arts Council program gets revived


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Danielle Holmes is excited to revive a Portales Arts Council program that will bring two writers she admires to Portales. Writers Ruth Thompson and Don Mitchell will be featured in the council’s Artists in Residence program to start on Tuesday. The pair will get comfy as they make […]

Northern states love climate change


It’s always perplexing to me to hear visitors to Arizona in July remark, “Man, it’s really hot here!” Well, duh. Natives of the hot country from Dothan, Alabama to Brawley, California don’t complain much when the weather gets hot. It’s part of the deal. No one keeps a thermometer on their front porch or looks […]

Police Blotter — July 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Thursday Caller reported: • 12:47 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, 300 block of North Chicago. • 2:40 p.m.: Someone threw rocks through his window, 500 block of East Second Street. • 3:33 p.m.: Officer requested in reference to a child, 1700 block of North Boston. • 3:34 p.m.: Welfare […]

Events Calendar — July 28

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: 760-0690. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Free Summer Film — 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m., Allen Theatres […]