Blackwater Draw site hosts archaeology students

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Meng Zhang, a Chinese archaeological student studying at University of New Mexico, water screens soil to find any fragments that weren’t discovered during excavation.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The sun beat down on Emily Jones as she crouched down to dust off the area she just excavated. It was almost quitting time for a snack, but Jones didn’t let the searing 90-degree heat bother her Wednesday because she was still feeding off the energy she got […]

Rumors spark police training

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Portales police officers practice firing their guns while moving toward their target Tuesday at a gun range southeast of Portales. The exercise was part of a special response team training.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Knees bent and backs curved, the officers walked forward and fired their guns in unison at their target. The eight Portales police officers were in training Tuesday at a city-owned shooting range just southeast of town to become a special response team. The team was receiving techniques to […]