Portales firefighters complete training exercise at Lincoln Hall

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Sirens blared and lights flashed Wednesday as Portales Fire Department firefighters jumped from their trucks and rushed into an Eastern New Mexico University dorm Wednesday as part of a training exercise. In the scenario, two firefighters were lifted to the seventh-story window of Lincoln Hall at Eastern New Mexico [...]

Cannon mission search inching along slowly

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers As spring marches onward, so does the eight-step federal process established to find a mission for Cannon Air Force Base. By mid-June, the Air Force hopes to have analyzed compatible, conflicting and overlapping proposed uses for Cannon. This is the seventh step in the process that will end with [...]

Obituaries for June 1, 2006

Lucy Hornberger Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Lucy T. Hornberger, 84, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, to Juan and Rita Garcia Sena in Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic [...]

ENMU building burglarized

Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a burglary at the university’s Administration Building that occurred between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. According to campus police, $35.35 was taken from a petty cash drawer in the cashiers office. The payroll office in the building was also broken into. Access to [...]

Portales getting set to remodel swimming hole

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Plans to renovate the Portales Municipal Pool are under way with the money received from the 2006 New Mexico Legislature. With even more money than what was requested, the plans are substantial. The aging of the almost 40-year-old pool has become a real problem. Passing Environmental Improvement Division examination [...]

Jeep rally to raise money for food bank

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer This Saturday marks the third annual Topless Jeep Poker/Bead Rally of the Portales and Clovis area. One of its main goals is to raise money for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Hosted by the Rat Pack, a local club of Jeep Wrangler owners, the rally will last [...]

Free kids’ lunches offered for summer

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer With her three daughters in tow, Jamey Gallegos attended Tuesday’s free summer lunch program at Portales Junior High School. Not only does it give her children the chance to get out of the house, but it makes them feel as if they are eating out instead of at home, [...]

City remembers its fallen

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of Portales residents assembled in the bright sun at the Portales Cemetery Monday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers with a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 31. With the lawn before them displaying white crosses representing the dead from each war America has been [...]

Elida woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Tony Parra Family and friends said Doris Wall was always active in business and organizations and maybe that’s what kept her healthy enough to reach her 100th birthday Monday. Family and friends gathered at Heartland Continuing Care Center Monday for birthday festivities for Doris Wall of Elida. Wall was born May 29, 1906 on [...]

One killed in weekend accident

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff A local man died Saturday evening in an one-vehicle accident on Baseline Road, just east of State Road 467, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, of Portales was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at approximately 6:39 p.m. There were no [...]