Local veterinarian seeks pet homes

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer The Caprock Veterinary Clinic staff are doing all that they can to find good homes for stray and abandoned animals to prevent them from being euthanized. Birds chirping, a shy cautious guinea pig and two slumbering hedgehogs — no it’s not a nature trail walk or a trip to […]

Local Brief June 6

PNT Staff Report Livestock enrollment deadline USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico announced that livestock producers have until July 18 to enroll in the 2005-07 Livestock Compensation Program and Livestock Indemnity Program, according to a news release. The programs provide aid to producers who suffered eligible livestock or livestock feed losses between Jan. 1, […]

Events Calendar June 6

Saturday Habitat for Humanity Workday Saturday — 8 a.m. Construction trailer and Restore, 308 N. Main, Portales Summer Reading Program kick-off — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portales Public Library Oasis Interpretive events, “Rattlesnake Do’s and Don’ts” — 7 p.m. Oasis State Park group shelter Tuesday Roosevelt County Health Council — 4 p.m. Memorial Building […]

Air Force leaders ousted in historic shake-up

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With a grim look and even grimmer words, Defense Secretary Robert Gates revealed an internal investigation’s jaw-dropping conclusion that the Air Force’s standards for performing its nuclear weapons mission — the most sensitive of its jobs — had been in decline for 10 years. Who knew? Apparently not the Air […]

Riders punctuate Pioneer nights

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Pro-Tour FMX is a Freestyle Motocross exhibition and demonstration team that will be perfoming nightly at the Mounted Patrol Arena during Pioneer Days this week. D.J. Umphres, the team leader and founder, is a former California State 4-Stroke Champion. Umphres said his team of daredevil riders have performed exciting and dangerous motorcycle tricks. Having performed […]

Fort Sumner man’s body found in lake

Freedom New Mexico State Park officials recovered the body of a missing Fort Sumner man at Sumner Lake about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fort Sumner Mayor and family friend Juan Chavez. Josh Kenyon’s body surfaced about 600 yards from shore in roughly the same spot in which he disappeared Saturday evening while jet skiing, […]

Xcel Energy may implement power outages

By Keely McDowell There is a “distinct possibility” eastern New Mexico and West Texas will have controlled power outages this summer if above-average temperatures continue, Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. Reeves said if Xcel is unable to meet demands this summer, the company could shut down power to randomly selected 50 megawatt areas for […]

Events Calendar June 5

Today ENMU Choir Camp concert — 2 p.m. Buchanan Hall at the Music Building Saturday Habitat for Humanity Workday Saturday — 8 a.m., Construction trailer and Restore, 308 N. Main, Portales Summer Reading Program kick-off — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portales Public Library Oasis Interpretive events, “Rattlesnake Do’s and Don’ts” — 7 p.m. Oasis […]

ENMU student continues education in summer school

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer While many 2008 graduates from Eastern New Mexico University spend their summers enjoying the free time, Colita Messer has decided to continue her education and begin graduate work. “It was not a hard choice to start my graduate work,” Messer said. “This is my sixth year of school, and […]

Children’s summer program offers variety of fun activities

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of bored children glued to the television this summer, they can be involved in activities at locations around the area through the Portales Recreation Center’s summer program. Program director Johnny Ledbetter has been at the Center for seven years, and this is the fourth consecutive year the program […]