Holiday Closures – Jan. 1

The following businesses will be closed today in observance of New Years Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College Clovis News [...]

Counterfeit bills flood area

Portales police are investigating what Chief C. Douglas Jones referred to as a serious counterfeiting ring in the area. Police have received about 16 reports of counterfeit money received by cashiers at chain retailers and locally owned businesses throughout the past three weeks, according to Lt. Pat Gallegos, investigative commander with the police department. Jones [...]

Midwestern State routs Hounds

It was a game of runs, and one where Eastern New Mexico University's men were run off their own court. Midwestern State opened the game with a 9-0 blitz, held off Greyhounds comebacks with two separate 8-0 runs before the half, and used a 13-0 burst to blow open what turned into an 82-53 Lone [...]

Zias upend Mustangs

If the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team was discouraged by its 0-10 start, the Zias aren't acting like it. A blowout win over BYU-Hawaii to cap a three-day, round-robin event in Alaska in mid-December finally gave ENMU something to smile about, and the Zias returned from their holiday break on Monday with a [...]

Democratic officials: Fiscal ‘cliff’ deal reached (Updated)

WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials. Under the deal, taxes would remain steady for the middle class and [...]

Year in Review – National recall targeted Sunland

Editor's note: This fifth and final story in a series on the top news stories in the PNT coverage area in 2012. At the end of August, at a luncheon in Albuquerque, Sunland Peanuts of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in the state of New Mexico. With 125 employees, [...]

Police Blotter – Jan. 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday 12:17 a.m.: Caller requested ambulance assistance, 1000 block of West Second Street. 1:36 a.m.: Caller reported a traffic accident, State Road 236, Floyd. 2:05 a.m.: Caller reported loud music coming from neighbor's home, 1300 block of North Avenue M. 2:24 a.m.: Caller reported [...]

Events Calendar – Jan. 1

Today Zamora Team Roping — 9:30 a.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 505-469-4388. Thursday Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., regular meeting of Portales City Council. Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662. Ongoing "Create" — CCC Juried Art Exhibition through Friday, showcasing the best artwork from CCC and ENMU students. Eula Mae Edwards Museum and [...]

My Turn – Some hopes are attainable

Here we go. The clean page. The fresh start. Oh sure, we get that chance each and every day, but we all know that there's something special about a new calendar year. We're going to clean out those closets, eat healthier food, get on that treadmill, be more generous. I hope we all succeed. More [...]

Police: Tucumcari city commissioner dies from gunshot wound

New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting death of Tucumcari City Commissioner Daniel Lopez. Officials said police found Lopez in his Tucumcari home at 11:48 p.m. Saturday, injured by a gunshot. He later died at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said circumstances surrounding Lopez's death remain under [...]