Committee committed to local growth

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A local committee formed to address growth issues associated with Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission hammered out bylaws and organization framework Wednesday. Comprised of representatives of the cities of Clovis and Portales and Curry and Roosevelt counties, the Local Growth Management Committee also agreed to advertise for members […]

The Crucible comes to town

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Based upon the Salem witch trials of 1692, The Crucible performed by the Portales High School theater group will open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, in the Performing Arts Center. The play continues Sunday and Monday. Written by Arthur Miller in 1953, the play deals with the repercussions of […]

City of Portales dedicates garden to former employee

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is hoping to honor a long-time employee while promoting water conservation with the dedication of new landscaping at city hall. Last Friday city officials and employees dedicated the new xeriscape garden at city hall in memory of Dan Swopes, who died in 2005. “Dan had […]

House of horrors

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Eeriness oozes from the old building — even without all the props and hands that reach toward you from hidden nooks. For Halloween, John Duval has turned the building at 1313 Waldhauser Ave. into a haunted house. He didn’t have to do much. The two-story, gray building was once […]

Public meeting regarding proposed ethanol plant scheduled

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Arguments against the proposed location for an ethanol plant will be given at 7 p.m. today in the Clovis Community College Town Hall. Hosting the public meeting is a group of Clovis residents who oppose locating an ethanol plant at 1327 U.S. Highway 60-84 near Clovis. That location is less […]

One killed in single-vehicle crash

Freedom Newspapers A single-vehicle roll-over Wednesday afternoon in Curry County left one person dead, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. The driver of the vehicle, Wanda Endley, 52, of Melrose, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies. A passenger, 52-year-old Linda Woods, was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, Sheriff’s Deputy Sam […]

Lady Buffs toss Dora from tourney

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer MELROSE — The fourth-seeded Melrose Lady Buffaloes are headed to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament after beating fifth-seeded Dora in three games, 25-13, 25-8, 25-20, in the opening round of the tournament Tuesday night at Melrose. Melrose was without two starters Tuesday night. Starting setter Zanessa […]

Zias falter at home

Freedom Newspapers Lubbock Christian spoiled Mike Maguire’s final home match as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach Tuesday night, posting a 30-24, 30-25, 30-21 non-conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Maguire has announced that he will end his 20-year run as Zias coach at the conclusion of this season while remaining as the […]

Senior center hosts chili cook-off

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Yum, was the word one judge used to describe the chili that was entered in the fifth annual chili cook-off hosted by the Portales Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday night. The event raises funds for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. With the introduction of the five judges, chosen from […]

Clovis hospital cuts staff

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement […]