WPA funded university’s first buildings


By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The first building that established Eastern New Mexico University in Roosevelt County […]

Pony Express rides again


By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Despite heat, dust and a few slightly uncooperative horses, the mail to Pep got through Saturday. Normally that’s not a major accomplishment for the tiny little village 23 miles south of Portales but Saturday it arrived from six other southeast New Mexico communities on horseback. The newly formed Southeast […]

Events Calendar July 6

Sunday Curry County Trade Days — Noon-5 p.m. Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Milnesand Community Reunion — 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. program; 11 a.m. potluck lunch. At Milnesand Community Building. Monday Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of First Street and Avenue B. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting […]

Local Briefs July 6

PNT Staff Reports Udall staffer to visit Clovis, Portales A staff member for Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Clovis and Portales this week, according to a news release.Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by […]

Police Blotter — July 6

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. June 27 •

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 […]