Local country fans excited for Nelson concert

By Tony Parra People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Promoters and […]

People take Billy the Kid’s last ride

By Ryn Gargulinski For a 125-mile wilderness trek on horseback that reenacted Billy the Kid’s last ride, Fort Sumner fourth-grader Alicia Smith said she would have packed her Game Boy. Several students in Capitan teacher Tanya Hargrave’s class said a portable TV would be their choice. The real-life riders who actually took the journey were […]

May 4 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Brad Lee; Adele Lovorn; Shelby Essary (8); Clifton Gossett Anniversaries: Houston and Mary Lee (50 years) Upcoming events • There will be a Fire Department meeting Thursday at 7 at the fire house. • Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship • Friday is an ELS day at the […]

Rams win district golf title

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — Portales’ consistency paid off in a District 4/1-3A golf championship on Tuesday at Lovington Country Club. With all five players shooting under 80, the Rams captured the boys team championship by one stroke over rival and host Lovington, finishing at 302 to 303 for the Wildcats. Seniors Dale Welch and Trevor […]

Commission trying to trim projected deficit

By Tony Parra County commissioners narrowed the gap between the estimate revenue and expenditures from $1.4 million to $715,143 in an effort to balance the county budget for the fiscal year of 2005-06. Commissioners met on Tuesday for their second of three budget hearings. The first budget requests on April 19 showed an amount of […]

Lawn space donated for memorial

By Tony Parra County commissioners donated lawn space on the Roosevelt County Courthouse grounds and $1,500 on Tuesday to go for a memorial of the victims of homicides in Roosevelt County. Lori Adams, victim advocate for the district attorney’s office in Roosevelt County, requested from the commissioners lawn space for a victim’s memorial. Adams said […]

City renews agreement

By Tony Parra City councilors unanimously approved to renew their annual membership with the Eastern Plains Council of Governments so that EPCOG administrators can provide services to bring funding, housing and businesses to Portales. Councilors approved during the city meeting on Tuesday to pay the EPCOG $2,577 as an annual membership for services such as […]

AARP delivers stance on Social Security

By Kevin Wilson The New Mexico chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons is adamant that Social Security does need to be fixed, and they are concerned about a day that the federal program’s expenses will exceed its revenues. Their message to Portales residents in attendance was that private investment accounts are not the […]

May 4 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a smitten of something white on buildings east of Rogers Monday morning. It definitely was nippy, even all day. There was no measurable moisture that I know of but sure beat the breezy days we’ve had lately. Commodities The commodities are supposed to come in on May 18. This is […]

May 4 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael We are wondering about this colder spell here on Sunday. It is certainly unusually late since it seemed spring had arrived for good. In any case, it hadn’t been warm enough, long enough to warm the ground suitable for planting corn or peanuts. Visitor Tannis Cathey’s mother was here visiting over the […]