July 27 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Betty Gossett; Tammy Chandler; Chris Nixon; Tina Lee Upcoming Events • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Community Building. • Lions Club will meet Aug. 4 at the Community Building. • There will […]

July 27 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Wet, Wet! Praises galore for all the rain everyone has received over the past few weeks. Just keeps getting better as the ground gets some much needed depth to the moisture. Then all these showers continuing to add more and it is finally pretty general all over so it does a lot […]

July 27 South County News

Charlie Carmichael South County News The rain was all the way down into Lea County and beyond. Sure looked good to see the Tom and Robin Cox family come to church Sunday in a pretty muddy vehicle. It seems so many times the rain has all but missed them. Back in Africa Dustin Carmichael called […]

City lawyers looking at language of grant

By Tony Parra The Portales Health Council was able to receive a $30,000 grant to be able to implement a program to help with health issues in Portales. But there’s a catch. City attorneys are looking into the logistics of the agreement for the award to avoid being hit by possible penalties and sanctions in […]

Portales high grad dies in wreck

By Mike Linn A former Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University football player died early Sunday morning in a car accident in Las Vegas, Nev. Calvin Griffin, 19, played for Portales Rams football coach Glenn Johnson and graduated from Portales High in 2003. He had recently moved to Las Vegas to live with […]

July 26, 2004

TODAY Clovis Gem and Mineral Society — 6:30 p.m., meeting. Clovis Carver Library, Ingram Room. Public is welcome. Details: 762-5901. Alcoholics Anonymous: The Corner Stone Group — 7:30 p.m., Open to people with alcohol problems. Sacred Heart School, 921 Merriwether, Room 6. Details: 763-3166. TB Testing — 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. La Casa Family […]

Roosevelt’s wet weather continues

Staff and Wire Reports Just three days after Roosevelt County was flooded with rain, the region got another good dousing early Saturday morning. Portales received .52 of an inch of rain and nearby Cannon Air Force Base measured half an inch Saturday morning. Portales received 1.2 inches of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, while […]

Portales schools to receive Internet funds

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The federal government will pick up a portion of the tab for Portales schools’ Internet and telephone services again this year — and that could save the district tens of thousands of dollars. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., recently announced the potential award from the federal E-Rate program. The […]

Tae kwon do students to compete in Korea

By Dave Wagner Qualifying for the tae kwon do world championships was quite an accomplishment for three students of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do in Portales. Instructor Steve Blakeley, who has taught tae kwon do for 32 years, said it’s the first time he’s had anybody make it to that level. But he knows the competition […]

Planning officials list goals

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Consensus Planning officials wrapped up a series of comprehensive planning meetings on Thursday with project goals that include a city bike trail, an alternate bypass for truckers and ideas for bringing new business to Portales. Consensus Planning officials said they will present a draft for Portales residents in October. […]

The states can handle issues on their own

Freedom Editorial The Great Dissembler, former president Bill Clinton, was in Denver on Tuesday hawking his hagiography, “My Life,” and he couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a few cheap shots at the sitting president. We understand this was all part of the promotion, a way to pump up book sales by making his appearance […]

Back to school coming soon

By Helena Rodriguez I interrupt this long, hot summer for some important breaking news. It’s urgent, more pressing than our current national security code level. It commands your full attention. It’s back-to-school time! Back-to-school time! Back to school! In case you missed it, “School! School! School!” Only 28 shopping days until school starts in Portales […]

Like a cow out of water

By Baxter Black If God intended cows to swim, he’d give them all flippers. You rarely see a mermaid calf or Holstein skinny dippers. But in their battle to survive, I’ve seen cows come unraveled, and to escape the cowboy’s loop they will choose the path less traveled. Now Randy wasn’t brilliant, but he was […]

Storm rips area

By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers An army of rain marched through eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Tuesday night, bringing big grins to those who work in agriculture and big frowns from motorists traveling through some of the more waterlogged areas. Portions of three major highways — State Highways 206 and 88 and the […]

Weather expert expected injuries

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By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers A meteorologist said he’s surprised lightning did not cause more injuries on Tuesday night, as the National Weather Service recorded 6,000 lightning strikes in one hour within a 60-mile radius south of Portales. New Mexico State Police Officers Lance Bateman and Clint Varnell were injured by lightning near New Mexico […]

Summit works to improve Portales’ youth life

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community members specializing in the quality of living for local youth met on Wednesday to work on one common goal — to develop a plan to improve the youth’s literacy. The meeting took place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern […]

Strike harms state officers

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — New Mexico State Police Officers Lance Bateman and Clint Varnell had just finished helping two women and three small children from a vehicle in a flooded ditch. “I heard a loud crack and felt the pain on my head then went down,” Bateman said Wednesday from his bed at […]

Clovis squad knocked out of nationals

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Clovis Lady Wildcats were eliminated from national AAU 15-and-under girls basketball competition Tuesday, falling to the Concord Blazers 78-67 in the second round of bracket play. The Lady Wildcats, who had a first-round bye in bracket play, finished 4-2 for the tournament after winning four of their five games in pool […]

Roosevelt team declared winners

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Roosevelt County, victims of a technicality on Monday, have been declared winners of the District 3 Little League 9-10-year-old baseball tournament. Roosevelt County beat the Clovis American All-Stars, 11-1, in Monday’s finals, but had to forfeit after the Clovis team protested. On Tuesday, American League president Sherry Best said she talked […]

County could see deputy shortage

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County may soon have a shortage of sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff’s department Sgt. Richard Short told county commissioners on Tuesday the department is about to lose a couple of deputies to duties with the National Guard. He said one deputy has reported for duty and will be gone until […]