Comcast Cares Day at the Portales Recreation Center

In their corner

Mike Miller has another year of being the voice for the county after commissioners approved renewing an annual contract at their July 17 meeting. The longtime lobbyist said he looks forward to another year as the representative for the county at legislative sessions in Santa Fe. "The rewarding part is you get to advocate and […]

Police Blotter – July 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 11 a.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 11:28 a.m.: Deputy advised of a burglary, 6400 block New Mexico 206. 11:30 a.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 12:33 p.m.: Caller reported harassment by phone, 700 block North Avenue O. 1 p.m.: Someone walked up for fingerprints. 1:39 p.m.: […]

My Turn – July 26

On my bookshelf I have a small softbound volume called New Mexico Handbook, written in 1989 by Stephen Metzger. While it's a fairly useful reference book, I've kept it for a single quirky paragraph that straddles pages 222 and 223, about the drive from Lovington to Portales. "Imagine a gorgeous waterfall plummeting 500 feet off […]

ENMU approves legislative appropriation fund application

At a special meeting for the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Tuesday in the Administration Building, regents approved once again applying for $5.5 million in annual legislative appropriation funds: President Steven Gamble said the funds go toward the athletics department, the KENW television station, the Blackwater Draw museum and site, allied health […]

Events Calendar – July 25

Today Astro Tots — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool storytime. Play hard. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Big Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Guest musician Travis Erwin. Information: 356-3940. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., the corner of First Street and South Avenue B. Dirt City Dance Hall concert — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. […]

My Turn – July 25

I got the privilege of covering the Portales High School reunion of the class of 1962 this past weekend. I met all of these cool people with memories to share and it made me wonder about my high school class. I wonder if our class can get together and be like we were. It's been […]

Police Blotter – July 25

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday Midnight: Caller reported a party with underage drinking, First Street and Boulder. 12:03 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 1300 block Oakwood Drive. 12:17 a.m.: Caller reported tapping noises on their window, 1100 block Leo Drive. 12:35 a.m.: Caller reported a fight, 1600 block South Avenue D. 12:49 […]

Police Blotter – July 24

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 2:35 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a male in severe pain, 1400 block South Abilene. 3:29 p.m.: Caller reported a stray dog in her front yard, 300 block East Rose. 4:31 p.m.: Caller reported criminal damage, 1600 block South Avenue A. 5:30 p.m.: Caller requested to […]

My Turn – July 24

I was walking along barefooted inside our workshop. You're probably thinking that sounds unwise. You could be right. But it's usually pretty clean, I'm usually barefooted, and there's no terrible ending to this story. My path took me about 2 feet in front of the long forks on a piece of machinery. I wasn't even […]

Event Calendar – July 24

Today Cosmic Crafts — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Olympic crafts: Olympic torches. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Astro Tots — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool storytime. Play hard. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Big Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Guest musician Travis Erwin. Information: 356-3940. Dirt City Dance Hall concert — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. […]

Cancer survivor leading the way

Roosevelt County resident and cancer survivor Colleen Tollett did not know until a week ago that she would be leading cancer survivors in their starting walk at the 2012 Portales Relay For Life. Courtesy photo This year's Portales Relay for Life Honorary Chair Colleen Tollett, right, and Patty Mohon, a five-year cancer survivor, look over […]

Meetings watch: Board of Education

At the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday in the Administration Building, board members: Presented the board vice president Antonio Sanchez Jr. with the New Mexico School Board Association Leadership Achievement Award and Exemplary Award. Presented board member Inez Rodriguez with the New Mexico School Board Association Exemplary Award. Announced that Portales Municipal […]

Students bare their soles

Hannah Altheide spoke to her professors, worked, walked around campus and drove her car Tuesday without shoes. The only time the Eastern New Mexico University junior wore shoes was during basketball practice. Benna Sayyed: Clovis Media Inc. Eastern New Mexico University junior Adriana De La Rosa, left, receives information about the One Day Without Shoes […]

City gearing up for road project

Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce and New Mexico Department of Transportation officials are working to find ways to make an upcoming road project on the west side of the city less inconvenient for drivers and downtown businesses. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Jamie Roberts of K Barnett and Sons slows traffic Tuesday afternoon as road crews […]

What’s Happening: April 10

Today Spring Into Action — 3:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For grades K-6th. Information: 356-3940. Earth Day Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Wii Wednesday: Super Mario Bros — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. I Mustache You A Question — 10:30 a.m., Portales […]

My turn: Playground sounds music to my ears

You know how you sometimes wish you could bottle a fragrance then pull it out for special memories on down the road? Opening the door to the scent of cookies baking, or stepping out on the porch to smell approaching rain. When I hear this certain sound, I always wish it could be captured in […]

Events calendar: April 6

Tuesday Spring Into Action — 3:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For grades K-6th. Information: 356-3940. Earth Day Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Wii Wednesday: Super Mario Bros — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. I Mustache You A Question — 10:30 a.m., Portales […]

Postcrossing new way of traveling world

John Bonner has traveled all over the world from Russia to Brazil in the past two months and he hasn't left Portales. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Eastern New Mexico University student John Bonner displays favorite postcards he's received from around the world through his new hobby, postcrossing. Actually, Bonner is not much of a physical […]

Easter tidbits

With Easter dawning today, we decided to find fun Easter facts to share with residents: Cadbury enjoys time in the grass. He belongs to Portales resdient Triva Norman What is your favorite Easter activity and how will you be celebrating? Deveri Mathews, 23, store manager: "My favorite would probably be baking cakes and cupcakes and […]