Portales adds to state track list

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — It wouldn’t be too hard for Ruth Chavez to show that the 2003 Lady Ram track season is going smoother than the 2002 campaign. She’d just have to compare rosters for the state meet. The Lady Rams have four individuals and three relay teams qualified following Friday’s District 4-3A meet at […]

Crime Report

Samplings of recent calls received by the Portales Police Department, according to police reports: –A Portales man was arrested for resisting arrest and evading or obstructing police after he was told he would no longer be served alcohol at a bar. He was arrested early Thursday morning after management called police in reference to a […]

Obituaries

Eula Marley, 95 Eula Mae Marley, 95, formerly of Portales, a retired schoolteacher, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in Carlsbad, Calif. She was born on May 10, 1907, in Morgan Mill, Texas, to Frank and Daisy Bass. Her family moved to the New Mexico Territory by covered wagon and homesteaded north of Tatum in 1911. […]

Only in America; One-liners to remember

Bob HuberI’m an ardent collector of one-liners, and they stand out like traffic cops on the Information Highway. It used to be, I’m an ardent collector of one-liners, and they stand out like traffic cops on the Information Highway. It used to be, before I learned my computer’s bells and whistles, that I had to […]

Keeping up with the Joneses breeds conformity

Jim Lee I wandered into the garden section at Wal-Mart the other day. Among all the lawn and garden torture devices, they had a large quantity of flimsy, plastic flamingo planters. Aside from the incredibly sophisticated, high-brow taste involved in parking one of those things near the front porch for the world to admire, it […]

Mother’s express gratitude of having children

Mike Linn Today, sons and daughters across the country will show appreciation for their mothers and the love and contributions they provide. Flower shop owners will be working overtime, restaurants will be packed and children will be serving breakfast for their moms. And while some may be serving burnt toast and runny eggs, mothers most […]

Personalities Plus — Pat Willis

By Loretta Kos Pat Willis is manager of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. She likes dogs, ice cream and “topping that little hill on the Lovington highway.” Name: Pat Willis Job: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Manager Age: 54, July 22, 1948 Hometown: Ballinger, Texas Family: Jack, 55, husband, was a teacher at Portales […]

What if water use is restricted?

By Claire Bushey In the Sandia Mountains community of Madrid near Albuquerque, lack of water translates to lack of toilets. The New Mexico town with its population of 149 attracts a number of tourists due to its shops and galleries. But because of extreme water conservation measures, it only has four businesses with toilets available […]

Small towns at risk

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By Gary Mitchell Could water shortages produce ghost towns throughout eastern New Mexico any time soon? It’s possible. “We do have the prospect of ghost towns in the future with the Ogallala Aquifer drying up,” said Lee Tillman, executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. “Elida, for example, is at risk because they don’t […]

Senior grows with college experience

By Mike Linn They’ve met significant others; learned to function on little or no sleep; and have merrily embraced the university social scene during their time at Eastern New Mexico University. Now they move on, a degree on their resume and memories to last a lifetime tattooed safely in their minds. Some call it the […]

Oasis State Park the site of a summer of activity

By Mike Linn If you’re a hopeless romantic who likes to gaze at the stars, or a rugged outdoors type with an infatuation for snakes, there may be some fun in the future for you. Oasis State Park officials have a full slate of outdoor and wildlife programs scheduled this summer. “It’s educational as well […]

Justification just rationalization

By Tibor Machan Every time I drive to school, I listen to Rush Limbaugh for about five minutes. It is cultural anthropology for me more than an interest in his latest ridicule of Daschle & Co., although I sympathize with that. Last time I tuned in, Limbaugh was trying hard to explain away the fact […]

Dora loses regional title

By Kevin Wilson Dora was bound for the state baseball tournament no matter what happened in Thursday’s Region B championship. So, when the Coyotes ended with a 13-9 defeat from what was almost a certain victory against Lordsburg, they could at least make a positive out of a negative instead of fretting about the end […]

Sports roundup

By Kevin Wilson Qualifying in track events has proven to be no challenge for Noel Carpenter. What’s difficult for the Floyd sophomore is to remember them all. Carpenter qualified for nine events in this weekend’s state track and field tournament in Albuquerque, though meet rules stipulate that an athlete can only compete in five at […]

Obits 09

Gayle Jones, 54 Gayle D. Jones, 54, of Plainview, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 21, 1948, in Olney, Texas, to Carroll and Mattie Grubbs Boland. She was raised and attended school in Portales. She married Derrell Jones on April 21, 1980, in Portales. She […]

Dora stops Tularosa

By Kevin Wilson Chris Rolston showed why the Dora Coyotes have counted on him so many times, and catcher Bryce Hays topped all of his defensive gems with a weak grounder to third. Hays’ one-out grounder in the bottom of the seventh scored Tyler Wilhoit to finish off a two-run inning and a 9-8 comeback […]

Obits 08

Joseph Brown, 74 Joseph William “Jake” Brown, 74, of Jal, died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. He was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Cogar, Okla., to Myrtie and John Brown. He was a 1947 graduate of Floyd High School. He married Coralie Nell Mullins on Feb. 5, 1953, […]

Richardson swings through area

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By Jack King On a swing through Curry and Roosevelt counties Wednesday, Gov Bill Richardson expressed support for a Ute Lake surface water distribution system, but was peppered with questions about his education reform plan by educators in Roosevelt County. Richardson’s visits were part of a three-day, 11-city tour of eastern and southern New Mexico […]

Water quality: Right as rain

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By Gary Mitchell One good thing about having to drill so deeply for water in this region is it helps ensure its purity, water experts say. The primary water source for this area is the Ogallala Aquifer, which is accessed by drilling 300 to 400 feet, depending on location. “Because of that, you don’t have […]

Top names in water

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By Haley Rice Editor’s note: The following are profiles of movers and shakers in the world of water — from the man who dug the first wells on the Llano Estacado to the high-profile voices in the ongoing debate about the future of our water supply. Although each presents a different solution to the problems […]