Working holidays should be choice

Did you go shopping for early “Black Friday” specials on Thanksgiving Day? If so, what brought you to the stores? The deals or something else? Perhaps your family is unbearable and you’d prefer the company of strangers. Or perhaps they would prefer you find something to keep you out of their hair for a few hours. […]

Community comes together for holiday


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Steve Kemp is a man of simplicity. Now that the 69-year-old U.S. Navy veteran is retired from the 23 years he worked as a senior accountant for La Casa in Portales, he enjoys not doing much other than riding on his Harley-Davidson trike. Kemp narrowed his dining venues […]

Helping give thanks

By Thomas Garcia CMI Staff Writer For many Christmas time is a busy time of year, with gift shopping and family gatherings. Additionally, many area organizations and entities are working on a variety of Christmas benefit programs in order to provide those in need some holiday assistance and cheer both locally and world wide. […]

Empty stocking fund profile

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 11, 10 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is led by a single mother, who has no job. They live with a disabled grandmother. Clothing needs: Boys clothing size 8-10, shoe size 1 and 3T, shoe size 7. Girls clothing size 12-14, shoe size 4. […]

Events calendar — Nov. 29

Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. The Clovis Fire Department will take on the Portales Fire Department to raise money for Rooney and Moon’s Secret Santa. Admission is $5 for adults and children 10 and under are free. Information: 356-4406. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: […]

Police blotter — Nov. 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 11:03 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 1100 block of Leo. • 1:45 p.m.: Warrant service, 100 block of West Second Street. • 3:04 p.m.: Traffic hazard, 100 block of West Second Street. • 3:32 p.m.: Burglary, 1500 block of South Main. • 3:43 p.m.: Shots fired, […]

Angel Tree at Base Exchange

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Holidays are ripe with commercials. Even before Halloween, the ads started appearing, telling you what all kids need and that this or that gizmo will make your children happy. But, what about those who can’t afford the perfect present, or any present for […]

Tree Lighting Ceremony set for Dec. 4

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the Landing Zone parking lot Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at Cannon Air Force Base. The Tree Lighting will be held after the Holiday Parade which will begin at 5 p.m. and wind through Joe […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Accomplished aviator

Editor’s note: This feature is the thirty-ninth 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. By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th […]

Thor brings the heat in the Exchange and Marvel’s latest military-only free comic book

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Arriving shortly after the release of Thor: The Dark World, the Asgardian Thunder God will star in the new, military-exclusive, free comic book from Marvel Custom Solutions and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The 32-page comic features Thor defending New York City from the fearsome […]

The Exchange offering a harvest of savings before, during and after

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. The bountiful savings begin at on Thanksgiving Day with Dooney and Bourke crossbody handbags for $99 and a 14K 1 ct. TDW diamond ring […]

Commentary: Today in history: the Son Tay Raid

By Richard Shea 27th Special Operations Wing Historian Office By the spring of 1970, the North Vietnamese held more than 450 known U.S. Prisoners of War, some imprisoned for more than 2,000 days. In May 1970, reconnaissance photos revealed an active prison camp, Son Tay, believed to contain 65 U.S. POWs; 23 miles west of […]

Fishing report — Nov. 28

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 Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Facebook friends share reasons to be thankful

Editor’s note: We asked Facebook friends to share reasons they’re thankful. Here are some of their answers: • “My entire family. We all get along, and it doesn’t matter where we live, we are great friends. The six grandsons and one baby granddaughter are a delight to have around, and I am extremely proud of […]

Locals: No deal beats family

Emily Crowe and Eric Norwood CMI STAFF WRITERS As Black Friday sales crop up earlier and earlier each year, many area shoppers are planning to avoid Thanksgiving Day sales to spend time with their families. Several local retailers will open Thanksgiving evening to accommodate early Black Friday deals, including 10 stores at the North Plains […]

Empty Stocking Fund kicks off

By Emily Crowe CNJ STAFF WRITER From single mothers to families struggling to make ends meet due to serious illness, many in eastern New Mexico need a little extra help over the holidays. These families have turned to the Salvation Army for helping make this holiday season special for their children. Friday is the […]

Youngsters give thanks

ERIC NORWORD JR.: Portales New-Tribune
Original submissions from students at Valencia and Lindsey Steiner Elementary Schools.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes, children are the most honest people in the room. Students from Lindsey Steiner Elementary and Valencia Elementary offered their thoughts on what they are thankful for: “I am thankful for my mom, because she provides and cares for me. My […]

My turn: Holiday’s best part? Arrival

Last weekend’s snow reminded me of the Thanksgiving I almost missed 33 years ago. I was a freshman at ENMU, and while I hardly suffered from homesickness, I was eager for my first extended holiday, especially since it was to be shared with a visiting Rotary exchange student from New Zealand, Mandy, who became part […]

Events calendar — Nov. 28

Today Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Delivery orders for homebound and handicapped Roosevelt County residents must be called in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Information: City Hall at 356-6662 or Veda at 693-3319. Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. The Clovis Fire Department will take […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Nov. 27

Boys Dora  87, San Jon 35 San Jon (0-1) — Carl Webb 6, Dylan Bryant 7, Joseph Benevides 3, Jory Byrd 3, Jake Thurman 6, Gage Conway 10. Totals 13 6-11 35. Dora (1-0) — Eddie Arzate 5, Jesus Villegas 5, Jestin Watson 5, Josh Walker 6, Dalton Privett 27, Dylan Privett 32, Koby Cone […]