Portales Public library essay contest results

Three Roosevelt County girls recently described their picture of America in a Portales Public Library essay contest. As part of the library’s program “Express Yourself,” the girls read several books presenting different views of the country, said Children’s Librarian Heather Christensen. Then, they considered their own perspective in less than 500 words. The contest was […]

Salmon health benefits featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on the health benefits of salmon and the history of aromatherapy will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Registered dietitian Pat Baird will talk about the health benefits of eating salmon and then demonstrate some delicious recipes. She represents the […]

Commission to hear request for signs

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Commission is set to hear a request from Karen McCaslin to install signs on South Roosevelt Road AG. Her requests are part of the commission meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the County Courthouse. McCaslin wants speed limit, cattle and children playing signs installed. The agenda also includes an […]

Council will consider raising Memorial Building fees

PNT Staff Report A well known building in Portales takes center stage at city council Tuesday. The meeting is at 7 p.m. A revision of policies and fees for the Memorial Building is up for consideration. City Clerk, Joan Martinez-Terry said she doesn’t know how old the original fees for the building are and staff […]

Habitat for Humanity house vandalized, repaired

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers from Roosevelt and Curry counties gathered Saturday to raise hammers, drive nails and lay tile — again — repairing vandalism to one of Habit for Humanity’s completed homes in Portales. Eight adults and two children came to the aid of Wendy Turner, whose house was vandalized days before […]

New additions to county fair

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and animals, musicians, a carnival and a fashion show. The Roosevelt County Fair is back with all its elements, plus a few changes. A few new musicians are set to take the stage, and a horse trainer who relates his work to human relationships with God is expected […]

Portales man sought for drug charges

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted on felony drug charges. Antonio Tarango III is charged with trafficking controlled substances, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputy Nathan Kinnison said while serving Tarango with an outstanding Curry County warrant Aug. 8, they […]

Livestock sale rakes in bucks for juniors

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico You name an animal after a feeling, it’s hard to sell it off no matter the price. You name an animal after what color it is, parting ways becomes a little easier. A pair of veteran sellers experienced the spectrum of animal sales Friday night at the Curry County […]

Moneymakers

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The summer’s almost officially gone for almost every school-age kid in the area and that means it’s back-to-work. But it wasn’t all kick-back and do nothing for Clovis and Portales youth this summer. In fact, the onset of autumn for many merely means a switch from one kind of […]

Workday scheduled to repair Habitat house

PNT staff Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties has scheduled a volunteer workday today to repair recent vandalism to the newest Habitat house. The workday is set for 8 a.m. until midafternoon, with lunch provided about 11:30 a.m., at 309 E. Kaywood Street. Volunteers will continue repairing vandalized appliances and water damage, as […]

More parking available at Curry County Fair

Freedom New Mexico Fair-goers are being encouraged to use additional parking at the Special Events Center. County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday there is parking available on the east side of the fairgrounds, as well as at the events center, with ticket booths and entrances at both sides of the fairgrounds. People attending concerts at […]

Clovis police conducting saturation patrols in school zones

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols in school zones. According to a press release, officers will be watching for drivers exceeding the 15 m.p.h speed limit in marked zones. The fine for speeding in a school zone or for passing a school bus with its stop sign deployed is […]

Superintendent says Clovis’ first day of school went well across district

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Some limbs were lost on the first day of school for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. Tree limbs that is. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said elm trees behind Marshall Middle School lost some “serious limbs” during a strong storm that blew threw Clovis at the end of the school day. […]

Child TV star visits Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Kendall Brumfield visits her grandmother Gayla Brumfield in Clovis each summer. This year, she brought along a friend. Taylor Atelian played Ruby on ABC’s “According to Jim” television series for eight years. Brumfield and Atelian met at a dance class in Santa Barbara, Calif. two years ago. Brumfield said […]

Town reunion brings back memories of youth

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist Last weekend my brother, my husband and I attended a community activity that gave me a reassurance of wonderful people who love God and this country. All three of us at one time lived and grew up in Melrose. The celebration and reunion of those who once lived and loved […]

Energy bill could raise utility rates

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Local electricity providers expect customer costs to go up if a proposed federal cap-and-trade climate legislation passes the U.S. Senate without changes. This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, which has a number of provisions to limit carbon emissions […]

Parents, students prepare for school

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer For anyone needing direction on how to prepare their kids for the coming school year, advertisers have plenty of suggestions: New clothes, a fresh coif from the hairdresser or even a new mattress to get that good night of sleep. On a more essential level, however, parents in Portales […]

Thanks to farmers, food one less worry

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Michelle Obama’s organic gardening is good for all of us involved in agriculture. So few citizens have the time or interest or space to grow anything they eat, that they have no way to relate to the land and what it takes to make it fruitful. Even fewer know how […]

Sense of entitlement killing dream

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Now and then one hears or reads reference to “the American Dream,” as if there were just one such thing. What is uniquely American is just that Americans are supposed to be free to dream their own dreams, pursue their own happiness as they understand it. Very loosely, […]

Heat-related athlete deaths serious matter

Freedom New Mexico A sure sign of the approach of football season is the sweltering heat we are now experiencing. No matter how mild the weather is in late July, once players put on the pads in August, the temperatures seem to rise. Such weather needs to bring about heightened concerns of players suffering from […]