Sept. 23 Local Briefs

Conference discusses Patriot Act The Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences and the Department of Political Science at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are teaming up to present a “First Amendment Conference,” Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building. It is titled “What is the Price […]

Sept. 23 Obituaries

Margaret Torres Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Mrs. Margaret Torres, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in New Kirk to Teofila and Juan B. Aragon. She grew up in New Kirk. As a young […]

No charges yet in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday Clovis detectives are still gathering statements in the case of a bondsman accused of shooting two people Tuesday while revoking a bond. Bayless, who owns Hank’s Bail Bonds, shot co-worker Christina Snell in the leg and Javier Sanchez in the back while apprehending Sanchez. “I’ll […]

Senate approves bill for Cannon project

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill that contains $13.2 million for a project at Cannon Air Force Base, according to press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. Domenici, R-NM, urged the committee to keep construction funds in the bill for Cannon Air Force Base, despite […]

PHS logging on to new way of learning

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After a month in Cyberspace, students are giving online classes an A-plus at Portales High School. The program, which is allowing close to 80 PHS students to take their core classes online for the first time this school year, is getting rave reviews from both students and teachers. “It’s better […]

Third Salas brother charged with homicide

Rick White: Freedom Newspapers Two brothers already in custody were charged Wednesday with murder in connection with last week’s shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Chandler said evidence gathered during witness interviews and forensic testing led to the murder charges against Orlando Salas, 15, and Demetrio Salas, 19. Both […]

Portales residents can help battle meth epidemic

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Methamphetamine is described by law enforcement as the biggest social crisis in America today. Thursday at the Portales Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon, attendees learned more about the problem and a few easy ways to deter it in the community. Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department described the […]

Sept. 22 Local Briefs

Four candidates file for elections Four people have declared their candidacy for two open positions on the Roosevelt County General Hospital Board for four year terms in District 1 and District 2. Lydia Ornelas was the only person who declared candidacy for District 1. Terry Cone, Margaret Davis and Linda Baca declared their intentions to […]

Sept. 22 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Thursday Double Trouble in Recovery (support for people […]

Couple brings pictures new life

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: The following is a part of an ongoing series of stories about local business owners in Portales. If a picture can say a thousand words, a husband and wife team in Portales is finding ways for the picture to say even more. John Lowry-King and Betty King-Lowry owners […]

Melrose senior-gridders taking names

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Six Melrose seniors are trying to go out the same way they came in — undefeated. Quarterback Brock Graham has a suggestion for anyone who doubts their chances. “Come see a game. The scoreboard says it all,” Graham said. “We could stand here and yack all we want, but we talk […]

Senators commit to finding mission for Cannon AFB

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega met Wednesday with New Mexico’s two U.S. senators to talk about ongoing efforts to find a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission last month handed the eastern New Mexico base a reprieve of sorts. […]

Bonds OK’d for wind power plant

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners gave final authorization of bonds for the wind power plant outside of Elida, which will bring electricity to Excel customers in eastern New Mexico, west Texas and Oklahoma. The commissioners unanimously approved the authorization, 5-0, on Tuesday during the county meeting. Construction has already started on […]

Bees raise concerns for county officials

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer An unusual amount of buzzing is going on around the county and county officials are receiving many calls about bee problems. Floyd McAlister, Roosevelt County ag extension agent, reported an unusual amount of calls about bees in Roosevelt County during the county commission meeting on Tuesday morning. “I know […]

Sept. 22 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Commodities distributed Commodities will be distributed today at the C&S Station building in Dora. Searching for newcomers If you know of any newcomers to our area please let this columnist know about them so they can be welcomed and informed about commodity distribution, our schools, and churches. People displaced by Hurricane Katrina […]

Sept. 21 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Fred Patterson; Chek Rippee, Christy Rippee Gainer Anniversaries: Darwin and Sheri Chenault Upcoming Events. Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Floyd School’s Junior Carnival The Junior Carnival will be Saturday […]

Sept. 21 Veterans’ Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers M.C. Kelly Date of birth: Sept. 14, 1918 Dates of service: 1942-1969 served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam Hometown: Bellville, Kansas Theater and location of service: Europe, based out of England Branch: Army Air Force Rank: Lieutenant colonel Unit and Specialty: Fighter pilot, 376 Squadron in the 361st […]

Sept. 21, 2005 Obituaries

Clifford Corbin, 78 Services: Graveside services will be held and announced later. Mr. Clifford Eugene Corbin, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his residence in Arch. He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Causey to Ada Alice and Stephen A. Corbin. He attended school in Causey and graduated in 1945. He entered the Army […]

South Division off to fast start

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers IF THE CROSSOVER GAMES are in any way indicative, the South Division would appear to be far stronger than the North this season in Lone Star Conference football. The South, playing at home on Saturday, improved to 15-3 against their counterparts with a six-game sweep — and that was with […]

Storytelling goes across entire spectrum

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor I like Dylan as much as Tom T. Hall. I like rain and snow and people with passion. I don’t like mornings much. My all-time favorite movie is “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” but “Hud” is a close second and “Toy Story” is a close third. I love a […]