Forfeit doesn’t stop Wildcats from season finale

By Kevin Wilson Prior to Thursday’s final City League softball game, the Wildcats pulled a steal of a trade. The new players? Ashley Flores, Hailey Quick and Caron Johnson — all from the Pros. The price? Nothing. The reason? There was a game to play, and the Wildcats didn’t want to end their season by […]

U.S. celebrating 227th birthday— enjoy, appreciate

Today we celebrate the 227th birthday of the United States of America. Portales has a fireworks show tonight at Eastern New Mexico University. Melrose will host a community hamburger cookout at 5 p.m. today at its football field prior to fireworks, Clovis has live musical entertainment at Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive and Muleshoe […]

How much should parents expect from their kids?

Helena Rodriguez “How come I have to have a mom who cares?” Those were my daughter’s exact words of frustration after I spent several hours tutoring her in algebra one spring night. Of all the cruel things a parent could be accused of by their own offspring. I didn’t know whether it was an insult […]

Obits 7/4

James Wood, 75 James “Jimmy” Wood, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, west of Muleshoe. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Funeral Home of Portales.

Fireworks to light up city

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Mike Linn A bang of bright fireworks will light up the Portales sky at tonight’s annual show in the field adjacent to Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The demonstration will begin at dusk and include a dazzling orchestra of 1,016 brightly colored fireworks in a 30-minute window, according to officials at the Roosevelt County […]

Resident dies in crash returning from hospital

Mike Linn A longtime Portales resident who had just completed his final radiation treatment for cancer died in a car wreck on his way home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. James Wood, 75, died when the car his son was driving collided with a truck at 3:33 p.m. (MDT) about nine miles west of Muleshoe […]

Student learns while she works

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Kevin Wilson Summer is no vacation for Tracy Henderson. From 8 a.m. to late evening every weekday, Henderson is doing something that involves Eastern New Mexico University. She starts her day at Services for Students with Disabilities, spends afternoons on her internship at the office of Communication Services and ends the night working at home […]

Obits 6/3

Dean Pate, 69 Mr. Dean Pate, 69, of Hobbs, formerly of Tatum, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care. He was born on July 27, 1933, in Roosevelt County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tatum. He is survived by two sons, Brian Pate (and wife, Diann) of Sommerville, […]

RGH diverts patients due to lack of nurses

Mike Linn Some patients seeking admission to the Roosevelt General Hospital last weekend were diverted to Clovis due to a staffing shortage of nurses. It was the first time RGH officials diverted patients since the hospital’s inception almost two years ago, according to RGH Administrator James D’Agostino. “We don’t ever want to admit a patient […]

South County News

Charlie Carmichael Area farmers are all busy in some way from planting overdo repairing or replacing sprinklers that were recently destroyed in area storms. The Corbins at Arch have their windows all replaced and are getting other repairs done. I’ve not heard of others besides the Davis family east of Arch who were as badly […]

Businesses to close for holiday

PNT Staff The following entities will be closed Friday in observance of the July 4 holiday: The post office; Portales City Hall; Roosevelt County Courthouse; the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Magistrate and Municipal Court and local banks. Many local retail stores and restaurants will be open through the holiday weekend. The Portales News-Tribune office […]

Discovery Center takes you around the world

Angela Peacock Taking a trip across the universe is possible at Amarillo’s Don Harrington Discovery Center. Discovery Center Executive Director Ganesh Ganpat said the center is a private, non-profit organization which makes “science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their […]

County approves new attorney

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Mike Linn The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday voted to accept a bid for services from local attorney Randy Knudson, who just happens to be representing a resident suing the county over a road right-of-way. Moreover, Knudson also represents the city of Portales, with which the county has entered into legal issues in the past. […]

Fireworks ban lifted

Mike Linn Thanks to the barrage of recent rainfall, residents of Roosevelt County who like aerial fireworks and whistling bottle rockets will get their opportunity to ignite the popular fourth of July fireworks after all. In May the county banned the aerial eye-pleasers after Portales Fire Marshall Mike Running advised that dry weather and fireworks […]

City votes to remove unused vehicles

Mike Linn The Portales City Council on Tuesday voted to tow roughly 50 unregistered and inoperable vehicles from a Portales man’s property. On May 1, District Judge Stephen Quinn ruled that Jim Brumfield had violated a city code prohibiting unregistered vehicles on property and gave city officials the power to seize such vehicles from his […]

Obits July 2

Preston Gossett Mr. Preston Gossett, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. He was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He moved to the Upton community west of Floyd in the mid-1930s. He married Ruth Russell on […]