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 By Alisa Boswell    News    July 5, 2017

Officials have no summer water worries

Despite triple-digit temperatures, officials in eastern New Mexico are not worried about running out of water this summer. City of Portales Public Works Director John DeSha said Portales residents...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

2017 misses crowned

PORTALES — Tears were flowing Saturday night as Miss Las Cruces Taylor Rey, 22, was crowned the 2017 Miss New Mexico. Rio Grande's Outstanding Teen...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 21, 2017

Portales next leg of water project

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board members voted Friday that the water pipeline to Portales will be the next phase of the Ute water pipeline project. ENMWUA Executive...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 31, 2017

Organic certification incurs additional fee

PORTALES — New Mexico Department of Agriculture officials visited Portales on Tuesday to tell ag producers they will be charged an additional fee for becoming organic certified. NMDA Marketing and...

 By Alisa Boswell    Sports    May 17, 2017

Elementary students take part in annual track and field day

The annual Tucumcari Elementary School Track and Field Day event was an overall success, according to its coordinator Gary Hittson. Hittson, along...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 17, 2017

Longhorns, Lady Longhorns basketball teams' new head coaches announced

A new face will be heading up boys basketball at Logan Municipal Schools next school year. Logan High School graduate Kyle Griffiths will be joining the school district from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma,...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 17, 2017

No rest for the researcher

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor [email protected] Most people may see summer as a time of relaxation. But when you run a dinosaur museum, summer vacation doesn't exist, according to the scientis...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 29, 2017

Ag Expo: Stories need sharing

Area agriculture officials and producers all agreed on Friday that local agriculture isn't producing in a major category - its own perspective. New...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 29, 2017

Jamboree music, community roots remain

FLOYD - While he had only ever driven through Floyd in the past, Tucumcari resident Andy Swapp said he was thoroughly impressed by what he saw...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 22, 2017

Ag secretary comes to Expo

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor [email protected] PORTALES — New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte is taking advantage of this year’s Portales Ag Expo by reaching out to his local...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 22, 2017

Lions Club has long history of community service

FLOYD — It all started in 1917 with 38-year-old Chicago business leader Melvin Jones telling members of his local business club that they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterme...

 By Alisa Boswell    News    March 8, 2017

Solar prices continue to fall

The future might be brighter for eastern New Mexico, where solar energy is concerned as solar technology prices continue falling and the renewable energy tax credit remains. The Solar Energy...


Commander: Base supports wind energy development

Few questions were asked by regional residents following a presentation by Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton Wednesday morning, during...


Peanut producer honored

Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico last week at a luncheon in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Private 100 luncheon held... Full story


Coyote patrol helps dairies avoid losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services division has saved dairy operations and others in Curry and Roosevelt counties an estimated $2 million through a program that captures and kills... Full story


Veterans counseled on workforce

Joshua Baca, an adviser for the Veterans Business Outreach Center of Albuquerque, sat at a table with First Sgt. Robert Scales of the New Mexico Army... Full story


Curry, Roosevelt keeping fire restrictions in place

Roosevelt and Curry counties will keep fire restrictions in place for now even though the New Mexico State Forestry Division will lift statewide fire restrictions 8 a.m. today. The state ban being lif... Full story


Annual auction benefits KENW television

The Portales affilate of the Public Broadcasting System is in the midst of auctioning off more than 1,500 donated items for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune...


Redistricting shuffles state lawmakers

Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. "My district currently stretches...


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