Meetings Watch — Portales City Council: Sept. 4

The following took place at the Portales City Council Tuesday night at the Memorial Building: Portales Mayor Sharon King proclaimed Sept. 11 as Florists’ Transworld Delivery Good Neighbor Day in Portales. King proclaimed Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Portales. Public Works Director John DeSha gave an update on the U.S. 70 reconstruction project. DeSha […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission: Sept. 4

The following took place at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Roosevelt County Detention Administrator David Casanova reported there were 107 inmates in Roosevelt County jail, including 93 males and 14 females. The commission approved a motion to donate $500 to Roosevelt County state fair […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 4

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Saturday Caller reported: • 1:28 a.m.: Criminal sexual penetration, 200 block of South Avenue I. • 4:38 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1500 block of Arizona. • 5:22 a.m.: Suspicious activity, 100 block of New Mexico. • 6:08 a.m.: Domestic dispute, 200 block of West Ivy. • 6:57 a.m.: Harassment, […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 4

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Watch Me Grow” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Tween Wii — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Participants pick what they play. Open to students in grades 4-6. Information: 356-3940. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., […]

Didn’t mean to spoil it

Spoiler alert: This is about “Breaking Bad.” There are no plot points revealed in this column, but I felt I needed to talk about my “Don’t spoil it” weekend when it came to AMC’s hit show “Breaking Bad.” I’m not interested in the show because of some attachment to Albuquerque and all the place it […]

School lunches another example of federal limits

— McCook (Neb.) Daily Gazette “We’re from the federal government, and we’re here to help.” Or, perhaps the saying that applies is “you can lead a kid to lunch, but you can’t make him eat it.” We have generally supported new federal lunchroom guidelines promoting healthier foods, but the start of the new school year […]

Fill the Boot campaign in Portales a roaring success

There are no words to describe the generosity of the Portales citizens who contributed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot Campaign on Aug. 6, 2013. The Portales Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign raised $4,714 this year. In part, this will help fund MDA’s worldwide research program. However, the revenue also […]

Three PHS students transferred to hospital

Portales police are investigating an incident involving three Portales High School students who were transported Tuesday morning to Roosevelt General Hospital, according to police. Portales Police Chief Doug Jones said the students appeared “extremely high,” but declined to provide more details, citing the case remains under investigation. He said the students have not been interviewed. […]

Portales takes a break

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Elijah Alamideen, 3, plays with his toy cars as Atlas Floyd, 1, watches. Floyd and Alamideen came to Rotary Park on Monday with their respective families to play since it was Labor Day and neither of their parents had to work.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Monday was a quiet and sleepy Labor Day in Portales as residents enjoyed their free day from work and school by relaxing with friends and family, cooking up something good on the grill, or by simply hanging out at home. The local parks were a popular place […]

My Turn: Small towns not to blame

For the record, I’ll state some opinions about small town living right from the get go. I love to eat out, and there are many days when I wish for a greater variety of restaurants. Driving along beautiful boulevards looking at grand homes makes me happy. I don’t have that opportunity here. Elaborate theatrical productions […]