Public Record — July 6

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: June 3 Cornelio Gomez, 27, of Portales to Elizabeth M Reese, 34, of Portales. June 15 Joseph D. Martin, 33, of Portales to JoAnna Rose Robinson, 32, of Portales June 18 David Zuniga Perales, 30, of Plainview, Texas, to Mary Jane Castillo, 32, […]

Magistrate Court — July 6

The following disposition has been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Gregory Peterson, 46, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense) and stop sign violation. He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, ordered to attend an ASPEN program, have an ignition interlock device installed […]

Editorial: North Korea’s nuclear program questionable

That was certainly a spectacular visual, repeatedly shown on television last weekend, of the cooling tower of North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility being demolished and crumbling to the ground in a cloud of concrete dust. Whether it really means North Korea is in fact giving up its quest for deliverable nuclear weapons is another question. […]

Park fees threaten general access to public lands

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor As we sprawled on the cool sands, the last bit of pink faded in the western sky and lightning flashed in the distance over the Sacramento Mountains. It was a special Saturday evening but not a whole lot of people had joined us at White Sands National Monument for […]

Advice for Americans traveling to other countries

By Anita Doberman Summer is here and many of us may be traveling to different countries. More often than not, you will find that people in many foreign countries love Americans and are very friendly toward military families. Other times, of course, locals may be more reluctant to open up to tourists, and Americans in […]

No arrests made in shooting

PNT Staff The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to Portales […]

Group pulls out of Clovis Music Festival

Freedom New Mexico The Crickets have withdrawn from the lineup at this year’s Clovis Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 4-6. The rest of the lineup will continue as scheduled, according to the Clovis Music Festival’s Web site. Founded in 1957 with Buddy Holly as lead guitar and vocalist, the group recorded hits like “That’ll Be […]

Lighting up the sky

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By Liliana Castillo and Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Boats filled the lake, music filled the air and fireworks lit up the night to celebrate America’s independence Friday night at Greene Acres Park. The streets around the park were lined with cars as the celebration began at 2 p.m. Friday with the Great Dairy Boat […]

Community Calendar Week of July 6

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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m.-noon, […]

Wedding: Stone/Partin

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Kristen Renee Stone of Adrian, Mo., and Benjamin Riley Partin of Adrian, Mo., were joined in marriage April 19, 2008, at Adrian Christian Church. The Rev. Paul Burhart performed the formal ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Lori Stone of Greenwood, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Lorraine Carter of Springfield, Mo., […]

Engagement: Quiroga/Hernandez

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Mary Jane Quiroga of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Alisha Quiroga of Irving, Texas, to Benjamin Hernandez of Dallas, son of Teresa Morales of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Domingo Morales of Dallas. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008 at, St. Helen Catholic Church, 1600 […]

Creative Living July 6

Information on embellishing ready-to-wear garments and home decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lana Bennett, Singer Sewing Co., will show how to create your own unique, custom embellished garments for a fraction of the cost of purchased ready-to-wear. She’s from Lavergne, Tenn. Melanie Wood, […]

Library Books July 6

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: “Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression” by Sharon Soneff Author and artist Sharon Soneff demonstrates how the process of journaling can be a tool in navigating through some of life’s more difficult or challenging seasons with real excerpts from beautiful and […]

Police investigate a shooting in Portales

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the legbeing treated in the emergency room, according to Portales […]

Independence Day celebrated July 3

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Portales residents started celebrating their independence a day earlier this year at the second annual Smokin 4th of July Bash on July 3. Slowly over the afternoon hours more than 150 people gathered at Greyhound Arena to enjoy the music, food and vendors at the bash.“It is doing pretty […]

Pony Express Ride set for Saturday

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Nineteen riders on horseback will make their way to Pep from surrounding communities Saturday in honor of the Pony Express. Your postal parcels will be galloping across the open range once again in the first annual Pony Express Ride. “We are doing this to help out the economic development […]

Clovis celebration includes second Dairy Boat Race

By Keely McDowell, Freedom New Mexico The Fourth of July celebrations in Clovis will include the Second Annual Dairy Boat Race at Greene Acres Lake. Participants were given a simple row boat and allowed to modify it within the rules, according to event organizer Steve Reshetar of the Matt 25 Hope Center, an office center […]

July 4 closures

The following offices will be closed in Roosevelt County and Portales for the holiday until Monday: District Court District Attorney’s Office Magistrate Court Post Office County Clerk City Hall County Manager New Mexico Bank and Trust The Portales National Bank First Financial Credit Union Western Bank Wells Fargo

Events Calendar July 4

Today Smoke on the Water — 3 p.m. Band performances. 9 p.m. fireworks. Green Acres Park in Clovis. Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Region IV Housing Board of Commissioners meeting — 11 a.m. 600 Mitchell Street. Information: 935-4444. Second annual Great Dairy Boat Race — 2-6 p.m. […]

Holiday sizzle starts early

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer They’re lighting the fuse early, but coordinators are expecting a good turn out for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show and Smokin’ 3rd of July Bash today. The date for the annual Independence Day celebration had to be changed to July 3 due after the Chamber was […]