My turn: Butt diving takes toll on shorts

When summer hits, I always start to think of outdoor activities. That is not just hiking, jogging or biking; it includes baseball games, and playing in the park. And I don’t think about the outdoors without thinking about swimming. When I was a kid, every summer we started off with swimming lessons. That was usually […]

Kiwanis hosting annual swim meet

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By Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Grab those swimming trunks, air-up those floaties, and strap on those goggles. It’s time for the annual Kiwanis Club swim meet at the Portales City Pool. On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., swimmers between ages nine and 18 will gather to compete in four events. Competitors are split into groups and […]

Freedom of information should be celebrated

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Sometimes you just need a little perspective. Last month, while politicos and activists of every stripe were hunkered down in the Roundhouse, I slipped away to meet with two small delegations of African officials. They had come to America to learn about public transparency and anti-corruption efforts in an experienced […]

ENMU pool renovation near completion

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer To say the swimming pool at Eastern New Mexico University is a well-kept secret may be a bit of an understatement — especially since being closed for well over a year has added to its awareness camouflage. “Yeah, it’s an inside pool, isn’t it? I don’t know where it’s […]

Immigration issue takes a personal dive

By Anita Doberman

Children shouldn’t be rushed into activities too soon

Anita Doberman It’s the first day of swimming lessons. In my house, the commotion starts at 6 a.m., when my three older girls wake up ready to go, never mind that lessons don’t start for another three hours. They can’t contain their excitement and demand to put on their bathing suits immediately. “No,” my 4-year-old […]

Summer is a time to sink or swim

It’s the first day of swimming lessons. In my house, the commotion starts at 6 a.m., when my three older girls wake up ready to go, never mind that lessons don’t start for another three hours. They can’t contain their excitement and demand to put on their bathing suits immediately. “No,” my 4-year-old yells, holding […]

Never too late to get back in swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents sensual desires, but maybe these continuous dreams have […]

Pool back in business for summer

By Tony Parra As May ends and June begins, the Portales City Pool is filled with children enjoying the start of summer. The swimming pool has been open since Thursday and many children have started going to the swimming pool. Tessa Smith, assistant director, said it was slow for the first few days when it […]

More sun brings more risk for cancer

By Tony Parra With the start of summer comes the start of concerns over skin cancer. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are treated in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Web site. “Most family practitioners can check for it,” Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino […]

June 23 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Ch‘ree Essary (5); Ethel Standefer. Anniversaries: Don and Linda Essary (36 years). Upcoming Events The Seniors meet every Thursday in the Senior Center from 5-9 p.m. to play games. All seniors in the area are invited to come down and play. Around Town Josh Rector and his sister Lauren are […]

Something’s fishy about certain pets

By Jim Lee I doubt if there is anything on this planet that ranks remotely close to a fish in the hierarchy of general weirdity. Just watch one of those critters swimming around aimlessly in its tank or bowl for a while — unless there’s something better to do. They always look surprised. Why does […]

June 16 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week. That’s unlikely. Please call or email me if you would like to have these special dates in your family in the Floyd News. Upcoming Events • 4-H will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. Back Porch Pickers If anyone is […]

June 9 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Winifred West, Dink Miller, Felecia Harvey. Anniversaries: Lewis and Bertha Gregory (61 years);. Upcoming Events • City Council will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building. • School Board will meet Monday at 7pm at the school. Swimming Lessons The Floyd session for swimming lessons at the […]

Good food, good friends at Juneteenth celebration

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Gary Mitchell The catfish, the music and the ribs were hot. The weather and the coming together of friends, family and community made Saturday’s Westside Juneteenth Extravaganza perfect, organizers said. “It’s a real good day,” said food chairman William P. “Pill” Hall. “This year, everybody’s eating good. We had plenty of food, and everybody’s really […]