Web page, other changes coming Monday

CMI staff To our readers: Beginning Monday, you will see a new design for our four newspaper web pages belonging to the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and Cannon Connections. As well on Monday, we will move the content for those pages and our email to a server in a new location. […]

McGee: What about my cat?

Grant McGee It was a lazy Sunday. The Lady of the House and I both in our recliners reading different sections of the Sunday newspaper. “Oh this is a guy with a sense of humor,” I said, talking about a story on the front page. “He died last August and now all of his friends […]

My turn: New feature highlights local talent

Readers may have noticed a new feature started today on the front page of the newspaper. The new Local Talent feature will include a photograph of a talented Roosevelt County resident with a profile of what their talent is and why they enjoy it. I would like to ask all Roosevelt County residents to participate. […]

Their view: Slow down, turn off technology

Loni Newby is a Clovis mom, married to the Air Force who writes a weekly column for Cannon Connections, our base newspaper. This is her latest effort:

Newspaper should reflect interests of community

I remember when President George W. Bush was in office the mockery that was made of him. The GOP was offended and so was I. I am not a Republican. Bush was however, our president and deserving of our respect for that office. It is now equally offensive that the Portales News-Tribune continuously does the […]

Musical legacy left behind

Music has lots of ways of connecting people, sometimes when we least suspect it. After writing a newspaper column for close to 25 years I’ve learned not to fight it when a good topic comes along. Sometimes they don’t come seeking my muse at all, the good Lord and my editor know only too well. […]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

My turn: Still have to pay my dues

I have had a lot of people ask me about my mention of the Lions Club at the end of my article. I am a proud member of the Portales Lions Club, and have been for more than 30 years. That is not the reason that I mentioned them at the end of my column. […]

Valentines day better with effort

It is not too late, recalcitrant one. It is not too late for, if you hide this newspaper from your wife, you can still claim truthfully that you did not forget it was Valentine’s Day. She need not know, and really should not care, that it was prompted by this column. Dates are hard remembering […]

McGee: Moonlighting at a funeral home

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist It was a Sunday morning and I was thumbing through the newspaper, pondering picking up a little more cash to pay some bills faster. Looking over the newspaper’s classifieds I stumbled upon what I thought was the perfect job for someone who works mornings at a radio station, afternoons at […]

ENMU typography students reimagine newspaper for class

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Alisa Boswell Is it time to redesign the Portales News-Tribune? It was for Eastern New Mexico University students in Brad Hamann’s Typography class. Hamann, an ENMU graphic design instructor, decided to give the 16 students in his fall design class a new challenge by having them critique and redesign the local Portales newspaper. “I wanted […]

Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself the oldest paperboy in Clovis, but that honor may go to Robert Johnson, 80, who has him by a couple of years. The two are among the many former newspaper carriers responding to our call to recount their stories from the bygone days when kids slinging […]

My turn: Reporters have sick senses of humor

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist The best Halloween costume party I went to was in 1998, hosted by a fellow newspaper reporter in Hobbs, who instructed us to come as a “news story.” After I describe the news stories we were, you may think we were sick-minded, overworked, underpaid, cynical journalists. You’re right. In our […]

Press problems will delay Thursday newspaper delivery

PNT staff Electrical problems on our press in Clovis will delay delivery of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Thursday morning. Newspaper Publisher Ray Sullivan said the papers will be printed off site early Thursday morning. They should be delivered to customers by mid-morning on Thursday. The press problems will also mean early […]

Portales Past: July 30, 1950

July 30, 1950: Newspaper color comics included “Joe Palooka,” “Boots,” “Red Ryder” and “Alley Oop.”

Their view: Candidates anything but gracious

Retired newspaper editor and sometimes columnist Ned Cantwell is annoyed with the antics of both candidates in New Mexico’s governor’s race. Excerpts from a recent opinion piece:

Buzzwords cloud accountability

Clyde Davis So there it was, in a story in a local newspaper, coincidentally on the same day that we had mentioned it, or discussed it, or related it back to real life. The catchphrase — like any catchphrase — that makes one stop and ask how authentic it really is In this case, it […]

Portales Past: May 25, 1950

May 25, 1950: A bolt of lightning knocked down a pair of Southwestern Public Service Co. employees, and Mrs. E.R. Harris of Hillcrest Courts earned $3 for reporting the incident to The Portales Daily News. The newspaper offered the prize for the best news tip each week.

Dynasty to bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service Editor’s note: Freedom Communications announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy. Freedom is the owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun.

Portales Past: March 22, 1945

March 22, 1945: Popular newspaper comics included “Freckles and his Friends,” “Alley Oop,” “Li’l Abner” and “Red Ryder.” In today’s strip, bank robbers with “knockout pills” attempted to frame Ryder for their misdeeds.