Mini bikes ruling the road; authorities work to curb riders

By David Irvin They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on local streets. And at least one retail store owner said last week the mini-motorcycles are not safe in city traffic. Mary Ortiz said pocket bikes are just too small to be seen […]

Roosevelt sheriff’s office seeking funds to recruit officers

By Tony Parra Discussions over a $3 hour increase in the pay for Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department deputies came to a halt because of a lack of funds. Officials at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department said during Tuesday’s county commission meeting that there is little interest in an opening for a deputy’s position, and the […]

Land dispute settled at city council meeting

By Tony Parra More than a year-and-a-half after their initial request for a zoning change was denied, Victor and Linda Baca were able to get approval for the Seal Addition Subdivision Development property in Tuesday’s city council meeting. The Bacas’ property is located off of University Drive, across for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball […]

Cheese plant set to fill vacancies

By Mike Linn Victor Orlowski cut about 60 hours of road time a month off his schedule when he came to Clovis to work at the Southwest Cheese Plant. The plant’s engineer said he doesn’t miss the traffic and long trek involved with his former job at Dean Foods in Los Angeles, and is looking […]

Man killed in wreck in Quay County

By Mike Linn Curry County sheriff’s deputy David Kube has made house calls notifying parents that their children have died. Each time he gave the bad news, he told himself the day would never come when a tragic fatality would afflict his family. Unfortunately for Kube that day came Tuesday, when police notified him that […]

Sept. 8 Obituaries

Transitions Birthdays Sept. 11-17: Julian Carrasco, Whimp Fine, Jackie Howard, Kelli Jo Moore, Jackie Gilmore, Gary Carter, Tana Chander, Tyler Jasso, Johnny Rains, Kelli Boone, Sheli Anthony, Patsy Ward, Beth Anthony, Herman Burkstaller and Mike Winters. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Widner and Mr. and Mrs. Mays Lane Jenkins. Breakfast The monthly men’s breakfast will […]

Sept. 8 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 11-17: Julian Carrasco, Whimp Fine, Jackie Howard, Kelli Jo Moore, Jackie Gilmore, Gary Carter, Tana Chander, Tyler Jasso, Johnny Rains, Kelli Boone, Sheli Anthony, Patsy Ward, Beth Anthony, Herman Burkstaller and Mike Winters. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Widner and Mr. and Mrs. Mays Lane Jenkins. Breakfast The monthly […]

Sept. 8 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a little more rain on Saturday night, so it was a Godsend on the fresh green wheat sprigs emerging from mother earth. It sure was nice on the seeds that are being sown now in other fields. It would be nice if could all be done in a day when […]

Sept. 8 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rose Hill Ranch There is usually an annual Rose Hill Ranch Gospel Meeting in the Milnesand area, however, due to the extended dry weather they have not had it for the past two years. So, since the Lord has blessed us with good rains and things are so green there should be […]

Sept. 8 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mary Lee; Brantley Potter (2). Anniversaries: Mike and Tammy Lee. Upcoming Events • The School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the school. • City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. Correction Sept. 2 was the anniversary of Harold and Georgene Nixon, not […]

Make sure to honor heroes, whoever they are

By Kevin Robbins: Guest Columnist There is a common bond among all people in society: We all have our heroes. We incorporate a seemingly illogical bond on those we hold dear, and our expectations are always going to be higher than what can possibly be accomplished. Perhaps we expect too much, receive too little, and/or […]

In education, all parties need to be accountable

By Kevin Wilson It was probably troubling to Portales citizens to find out that all of the public schools in the Portales district failed to meet adequate yearly progress from the state’s perspective. After all, it was troubling to me, and I don’t have a kid in the school systems. School officials have told us […]

Lady Rams seek continued progress in Roswell tourney

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams have been in this position before. Winners of three of the past four Class 3A state volleyball championships, Portales is off to a 2-3 start against fairly rugged competition as it prepares for this weekend’s 16-team Zia Classic in Roswell. “I think we’re coming along,” PHS coach Ruth […]

Zias sweep Midwestern

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By Dave Wagner Albeit somewhat grudgingly, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire allowed that his team had done all right Monday night. The Zias, coming off a weekend trip to Grand Junction, Colo., in which they split four matches, took control early and opened their home schedule with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-26 win […]

ENMU soccer teams blanked

PNT Staff PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado State-Pueblo proved too tough for Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams, scoring shutout wins in both ends of the doubleheader. CSU-P won the women’s game 2-0 to improve to 4-0 for the season, while the the first-year ENMU men’s program suffered its first loss 4-0 in the nightcap. ENMU’s […]

ENMU group working for the weekend

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By Kevin Wilson In an attempt to make sure Eastern New Mexico University students don’t see the weekend as a drag, one group is offering a cure called WAG. Weekend Activities and Games is a program in its second year at ENMU. The program, created by the college’s Office of Student Activities and Organizations, offers […]

Sept. 7 Obituaries

Wanda Jackson, 62 Wanda “Nana” Jackson, 62, died Sept. 2, 2004 in Meeker, Okla. Jackson was born March 2, 1942, in Hagerman to Dennis Willard and Eva Fern Fenter. She was raised in New Mexico and was a graduate of Portales High School. After graduation, she moved to Lubbock and lived most of her adult […]

Labor Day sees difference among generations

By Tony Parra The focus all year is on work, but this Monday will give United States and Roosevelt County residents an opportunity to relax instead of punching the clock at their jobs or attending classes. Residents focused in on work ethic and the meaning of Labor Day. Many of today’s workers believe work ethic […]

Movie crew sets up shop in Clovis

By David Irvin Producers of a movie called “Believe in Me” say filming will begin before the end of the month, and their Clovis production office will open Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank building. If all goes as scheduled, filming will begin Sept. 28, said co-producer John Manulis. About 70 percent of the filming […]

PHS drama club ready for new season

By Laurie Stone The act of engaging in theatrical drama is something everyone has practiced whether they are wise to it or not. Bill Strong, the Drama teacher at the Portales High School, said, “Acting is an imitation of life and life teaches people how to perform.” Strong said acting exists everywhere. If a child […]