Prisons use inmate’s palates to curb bad behavior

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Adult detention centers in Maryland, Virginia, and New York — just to name a few — are using prisoner palates to curb bad behavior. Now New Mexico can be added to the list. Following a suggestion from the prison kitchen manager, Curry County Adult Detention Center Administrator Don Burdine agreed [...]

Have you been feeling a little Haggard?

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers He claims he’s just a common man. But yet he is revered as a musical legend by many across the globe. Merle Haggard is not just an Okie from Muskogee, but a man who puts life to music and music to life with songs such as “Mama Tried” and “Everybody’s [...]

Communities gathering to celebrate fourth

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents will be celebrating the red-white-and-blue traditional holiday throughout the July Fourth weekend. Residents can view the fireworks display sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce via donations from residents and the lodger’s tax fund on Monday. Sharon King, Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce manager, said the [...]

Effect Cannon closure will have on local enterprises

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer What kind of effect would Cannon’s closure have on Portales? The majority of business owners, university, public schools and city leaders feel the impact would be to a lesser extent than Clovis, but would still be significant. Susan Wilson, vice president of the Hirst Cordova public relations firm in [...]

Portales heat continues to climb

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer It may not be hot enough outside to fry an egg on a sidewalk, but to many in Portales it has felt that way lately. According to the National Weather Service, Portales has only hit the three-digit temperatures a few times this summer and came up short of an [...]

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6/30 Obituaries

Vernon Bundrant, 85 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Portales. Mr. Vernon L. Bundrant, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Sept. 2, 1919, in Caddo, Okla., to Ena Lee and C.A. Bundrant. He graduated from Ropesville High School in 1937. [...]

State gets funding to help job transitions

Staff and Wire Reports The U.S. Department of Labor has decided to award the state $1 million in job transition funds since it could be affected by the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base and transfer jobs from White Sands Missile Range. The funds would be used in eastern New Mexico to support [...]

City, county task force nets 55 drug arrests since March

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There have been 55 drug-related arrests since early March in Roosevelt County after the formation of a drug task force between county deputies and city police officers. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said the majority of the drug-related arrests have been for methamphetamines, but there have also been arrests [...]

Feds aim to combat meth production

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Federal legislation is in the works that could tightly regulate the sale of ingredients used in the production of methamphetamines. However, similar measures on the state, county and city level could be in place well before a national law takes hold. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., cosponsored on Wednesday [...]