‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ mentality needed for recent rain

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you actually got some of your “save it for a rainy day” things checked off your list during this week’s rainstorms? That’s a good way to know whether someone is sincere about doing something. Nothing like a little bit of rain to bring out the truth. And nothing like […]

Ortega urges water board members to work together

By TV Hagenah LOGAN — Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega on Wednesday urged members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority to work together — not independently — in efforts to negotiate with the Interstate Streams Commission for the region’s future water suppy. Ortega criticized Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the […]

Businesses feel different effects from rain

By Tony Parra Businesses and utility companies had opposite situations during the stormy weather on Tuesday and each felt the effects in different ways. Roosevelt County Electric employees were busy repairing power lines and bringing power back to homes during the stormy weather on Tuesday night. “They (workers) had to deal with a lot of […]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he […]

Business owner insists on doing things right the first time

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: The News-Tribune is doing this story as part of a weekly series on local business owners that have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Businessman Gary Lowman has been serving his community for the past five years by repairing and installing brakes, shocks, struts and mufflers […]

Carter to change sides in courtroom

Freedom Newspapers istrict Attorney Brett Carter has spent 18 years in Roosevelt and Curry County courtrooms working to ensure felons face justice. In about a month he’ll be an adversary to prosecutors. Carter will take over as head of the 9th Judicial District public defender’s office next month, replacing long-time district defender Calvin Neumann, who […]

Oct. 7 Obituaries

Doris Carpenter, 72 Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs. She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, Mich. She married […]

Rams hope to be ready for Artesia

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By Dave Wagner It’s been a while since the Portales High Rams have played a football game. Since losing on Sept. 17 at Denver City, Texas, PHS has been in action for just two quarters — a weather-shortened 14-0 loss to Roswell Goddard the following week at Blackwater Draw. Now, coming off an open date, […]

Deputies receive pay increase

By Tony Parra Despite a budget crunch, Roosevelt County Commissioners relented on Tuesday and agreed to a hourly pay increase of $2 for certified Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department deputies. The starting pay of $10.82 for deputies will increase to $12.82, effective as of the start of the next pay period on Oct. 12. Non-certified deputy […]

Elida receives building for community center

By Laurie Stone By Laurie Stone PNT Staff Writer Laurie_Stone@link.freedom.com The Elida Masonic Lodge is donating its building on South Main to the town of Elida, requesting that the citizens of Elida use it as a community center. A decision was recently made to consolidate Elida’s Lodge members with the Portales Masonic Lodge due to […]