Another man’s treasure

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, public auctions draw crowds. Eastern New Mexico University’s surplus auction Saturday attracted more than 175 potential buyers with registered numbers and twice that many or more onlookers gathered in a parking lot amid rows of castoff equipment. […]

Racino could benefit region

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Area residents said while having a racetrack and casino in Tucumcari would draw more people and money to this part of the state, some say the risks could outweigh the benefits. During Thursday’s hearing at the Tucumcari Convention Center, proponents of the Coronado Park Race Track and Casino, said […]

Smart driving, vehicle maintenance can save gas

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer With gas at an average of $3.99 a gallon consumers are looking for ways to improve and increase their gas mileage. Automobile manufacturers are developing newer vehicles that are fuel efficient. But what about people who are trying to get the best mileage possible from an older vehicle? Local […]

Next weekend will be tax free

PNT Staff Report New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a […]

Events Calendar July 27, 2008

TuesdayWorkforce meeting — 4 p.m. Roosevelt County Enterprise Center, 100 S. Ave. A. Information: 356-8541. FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SaturdayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SundayOld Lincoln Days — 3 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting […]

Police Blotter July 27, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. According to the reports: July 18• At 9:06 a.m., a caller reported a reckless driver on West Second Street.• At 1:26 p.m., a caller reported the burglary of a vehicle on West Third Street.• At 4:46 p.m., a caller […]

Scanlan rebuilding ENMU roster

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan has pretty much gone back to the drawing board for the 2008-09 season. Coming off a 6-21 season, including 0-12 in the Lone Star Conference South Division, Scanlan enters his ninth season at ENMU with virtually a new roster made […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions July 27, 2008

The following dispositions have been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Francisco Hernandez, 43, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), open container, speeding, no registration and driver must be licensed. He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, […]

Win or lose, team should still be proud

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor You don’t come away a winner every time in life or baseball. It’s tough enough for young people to learn that lesson on their home diamond in front of bleachers filled with family and fans quick to put their arm around them and tell them they played a good […]

Flirting not always so innocent

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist You would think flirting would be something I gave more thought to in my single days, than my married ones. Not so. While I’ve never been one to bat my eyelashes to get my way, I am now more aware of flirting than ever precisely because I’m married. Now, I’m […]

July 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Appreciates Newman Project My family and I wish to express our deepest gratitude to the Newman Project, Steve North and Matt Chandler of the district attorney’s office, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker and the Portales police force for the beautiful, safe fence, lights and smoke detectors they provided for me. These things have helped make […]

Public no longer opposed to lifting offshore drilling ban

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July 27, 2008 Menus

Community Service Center Monday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad, corn, garlic bread and pears. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, carrots, corn bread, fruit salad. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans and white cake. Thursday: King Ranch Chicken, Spanish rice, green salad and peaches. Milk, coffee and tea served daily.

July 27, 2008 Honors

Gilmore Wesley Gilmore, a recent graduate of Elida High School was among 45 New Mexico high school seniors selected as Robert C. Byrd Scholars for the 2008-2009 academic year, according to a news release from the New Mexico Public Education Department. The students receive $1,500 annual scholarships for up to four years toward university expenses […]

July 27, 2008 Births

Arredondo Benjamin Jacob Arredondo was born July 6, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Amanda Arredondo of Portales and Ben Arredondo of Jal. He weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents are Jacob Jr. and Eleanor Marez of Portales and Melody and Sherman Tipton of Jal.

July 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Death Angel By Linda Howard Drea Rousseau is accustomed to using deception and manipulation in order to get what she wants including playing the dumb bimbo on the arm of drug lord , Rafael Salinas. When Rafael offers an afternoon with Drea as payment for […]

July 27, 2008 Community Calendar

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. […]

July 27, 2008 Reunions

The Greathouse clans held their 52nd get-together at the Memorial Building in Portales July 13. There were three clans representing with 37 people attending. During visitation, scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with invocation by Bill Strong. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Adbill. […]

Cupcakes featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on making animal shaped cupcakes and remedies for dust allergies in the house will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Nancy Siler, Wilton Enterprises, will demonstrate how to turn a baked and iced cupcake into a variety of […]

Causey turned to breaking mustangs when buffalo hunting ended

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles about George Causey and buffalo hunting on the plains. In 1877, George Causey bought the water rights at Yellow House near the present site of Littlefield, Texas, and established a permanent buffalo hunting camp there. Yellow House, or Casas […]