April 5 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were filed with the county between March 20 through April 1: • Jeremy O. O’Neal, 31, to Valerie E. O’Neal, 29, both of Portales • Jay S. Bowers, 48, of Texico, to Sheila K. Hodnett, 42, of Portales • Mercedes Olague Pacheco, 44, to Juanita Alvarez, 51, both of Plainview, Texas […]

Senior Olympics opens event

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

Commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Roosevelt County Commission meets 9 a.m. Tuesday in the County Courthouse. The agenda includes recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Leaders Youth Town Hall Forum, an application for a COPS grant and budget adjustments for an increase in the clerk user fee and allocation of sheriff’s seizure funds.

Preparing lean beef featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Police still determining cause of Big Valley Ford fire

PNT Staff Police said Saturday they are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the Big Valley Ford dealership in Portales. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said fire investigators have sealed off the building so they can take their time examining the scene. “Some of the guys who were on scene talked […]

Council to decide on buying municipal court building

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer At Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting, councilors are set to consider whether to buy the Municipal Court building, which the city has been leasing. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Since July 1999, city Finance Director Marilyn Rapp said, the city has been leasing […]

Officials brace for fire season

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Firefighters and emergency management teams across eastern New Mexico are preparing for a disaster many believe is just one careless mistake away. All ingredients are in place in eastern and northern New Mexico for an active and potentially dangerous wildfire season, fire officials said. “You just have to drive […]

No shame in discussing sexual needs

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I often receive questions about relationships from other women. Being from Italy, the land of passion, my reputation as a Latin lover at times precedes my reputation as writer. Recently, an anonymous reader I will call Jane asked me if I had tips to stay intimate with a partner during […]

Putting love into words best gift of all

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Why do we have so much trouble telling the ones we love how we really feel about them? My mind has been on this problem for a few months now because of a program I’ve been involved in called Letters From Dad, which was organized by a group from my […]

Editorial: Withdrawal from Iraq isn’t sign of success

As violence in Iraq has declined over the past year or so, American concern about Iraq has declined as well. The subject didn’t even come up — perhaps understandably given intense concern about the economic doldrums — during President Obama’s most recent press conference. But recent events suggest various tensions are merely bubbling beneath the […]