Next step could be a tough one for graduates

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent After four years in the classroom, many newly crowned graduates are eager to take their new knowledge and hit the job market. Not so fast. Getting a good job for some may actually be tougher than that calculus final they just got done taking. For those thousands of college graduates […]

Carter says experience matters

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Brett Carter says experience counts. He’s counting on that experience to carry him to a victory on June 1 over challenger Matt Chandler for the Ninth Judicial District Attorneys position. But it could be tough. Chandler, the 28-year-old Eastern New Mexico University graduate, is running an intense campaign in a […]

Chandler sees “bold, new vision” for office

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Matt Chandler’s opponent says he’s too young and doesn’t’ have enough experience. Chandler says that’s baloney. The 28-year-old Clovis native is ready to be the Ninth Judicial District Attorney — now. Chandler is bringing a full court press at incumbent District Attorney Brett Carter that includes high volumes of enthusiasm […]

Committee to tour state bases

By Darrell Todd Maurina State officials learned Friday that their team of hired consultants will tour New Mexico’s military bases this week to determine which ones may be in danger of closure. At Friday afternoon’s meeting of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission in Portales, representatives of the Whitney, Bradley & Brown defense consulting […]

Regents approve 2004-05 budget

By Tony Parra In the midst of budget season for public entities, the Board of Regents members met to approve the fiscal year 2004-05 operating budget. The total budgeted revenues of $45,273,400 are comprised of: state funding (57 percent), tuition and fees (19 percent), sales/services (13 percent), state grants (5 percent) and other (6 percent). […]

May 16 Elida School News

This has been an extremely busy week with senior tests and baacalaurate last Sunday evening. On Tuesday evening was the junior play with many people from the community turning out for the presentation. Good job juniors. Also Tuesday was the Kiwana Track Meet for elementary and the AR field trip. Graduation was Saturday and semester […]

May 16 Portales Junior High News

Students Write Well Principal Steve Harris congratulates the eighth-grade students for scoring so high on the state writing assessment. He states that the scores are a result of the hard work that the students and teachers both do. Awards Assembly Scheduled Students receiving either academic or sports awards will be recognized May 26 at 1 […]

May 16 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • Senior trip to San Antonio will be Monday through Thursday. • The Preschool Tea will be Wednesday afternoon. • Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. • High School Graduation is Saturday at 2 p.m. • Last day of school is May 26th. Classes will let out at noon. Sports The faculty […]

May 16 Dora School News

There are only four days of school until classes are finished on Thursday, the 20th and the school buses make their last runs for this school year. Monday is a school day and all reviews and test will continue through until Thursday. Upcoming Events Tuesday the elementary spring play is at 6:30 p.m. in the […]

May 16 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Thomas Gantert, 44, found guilty of aggravated battery against a household member and will serve 60 days in the department of corrections for purposes of diagnostic evaluation. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • […]

Toolbox doesn’t work without tools

By Jim Lee At a recent weekly Kiwanis meeting, I announced to my fellow members that I intended to install a new kitchen faucet. That got a bigger laugh than Nixon offering a job to George Carlin. For a minute I thought they were all going to say in unison, “Tell Saundra to go get […]

Bad day stories can prevent others

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, I often got down in the dumps, but my mother always brightened my day with homespun advice, such as: “There are people in India who have to eat rats and cockroaches. They’d give anything to have your broccoli.” “That’s a deal,” I’d reply. “I’ll even throw in […]

More than 350 set to graduate from ENMU

PNT Staff More than 350 students will graduate from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Graduation ceremonies are set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. According to Amy Holt, associate director of Institutional Research/Planning Services at ENMU, 352 students will graduate this year. Last year, 346 students graduated. University officials said 297 undergraduate […]

New 911 system to make cell phone calls easier to find

By Helena Rodriguez A new 911 system at the Portales Police Department will make it easier for dispatchers to get information on cell phone calls and then share that information with responding officers much faster. An Enhanced 911 System is in the process of arriving at the Roosevelt County Law Enforcement Complex in bits and […]

YOU program to shut down

By Mike Linn For the first time in more than 30 years, the local Youth Opportunities Unlimited organization will cease to service the youth of Clovis and Portales. The non-profit agency did not receive enough money from the state’s Children Youth and Families Department to sustain a full-time staff in the upcoming years, said Dawn […]

Rams move on to title game

By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — One week after thinking they might have blown a shot at making the playoffs, the Portales Rams are within a game of winning the school’s first state baseball title. Senior left-hander Seth Clabaugh worked through early control problems and pitched a six-hitter, and Portales took advantage of some shoddy Raton […]

Second time a charm for Quick, Self

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — A little excuse-me swing at the net, an ensuing on-court celebration — and another Portales doubles team into the record book as a state champion. After Lady Rams junior Rachelle Self hesitantly stabbed at a shot on match point and watched it fall in for a winner, she […]

Ram boys in fifth at state track

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It’s only 2 1/2 points, but Portales coach Glenn Johnson will takes them after the Rams were shut out the last three seasons at the Class 3A state track meet. Junior Bo Gabriel finished in a four-way tie for third in the high jump, going out at 6-foot Thursday in the […]

May 14 Obituaries

Annie May Williams, 94 Annie May Williams, 94, of Bridgewater, N.J., died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Bridgeway Convalescent Center in Bridgewater. She was born on June 29, 1909, in Causey, to David Bruce and Annie Laura Jordan Judah. She and her family were the last of a generation of American pioneers who settled the […]

Rolan takes time to complete degree

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Lenna Rolan doesn’t think it’s a real good idea for her to pursue a master’s degree. She’s just not sure when she would ever finish it. You have to understand, it took her 26 semesters to get her undergraduate degree. It’s not that Rolan had trouble in class – in […]