Event calendar – August 3

Today Ram Soccer Youth Summer Camp — 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Ram Soccer Field at the high school. Children 3 to 13 years old. Bring cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. $30 per child for three days, which includes a T-shirt. Pre-register by Tuesday. Information and registration: 749-0801. NMSU Annual field day — 8 a.m. […]

Portales officer resigns

PNT staff A Portales police officer resigned from the department Wednesday, less than one week after a New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy board member announced his officer certification had been suspended. Mikel Aguilar resigned to "pursue other endeavors," according to Lt. Mark Cage, who said Thursday the department had still not received any formal notification […]

Their view: Home is where the Air Force Sends Us

Rebecca Adling, an Air Force wife, writes a weekly column in Cannon Connections, our weekly military publication. Here is her latest effort: A few years back, while stationed in Germany, a young mother and her family moved into our neighborhood. Her husband was thrilled at the chance to learn a new job, but she was […]

Friend: Nancy Taylor’s death personal, communal

Eastern New Mexico lost a "loyal friend" with a "passion to feed the hungry," when Nancy Taylor died on Thursday, friends said. Nancy Taylor Taylor, 70, executive director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, died about 4:45 p.m. Thursday in a Lubbock hospital, friends and family members said. Cause of death was not […]

Column: Gun laws won’t prevent deaths

Wouldn't stronger laws or more strict enforcement stop people from killing the innocent with guns? For the life of me I can't figure out why it's supposedly worse to be murdered with a gun than with a knife, a brick or a car, but let's skip that part. The truth of the matter is that […]

Editorial: Congratulations, thanks belong to Doc Elder

Donald "Doc" Elder has brought multiple accolades to eastern New Mexico. The latest was announced this week: The Portales history professor by day is the Lone Star Conference Broadcaster of the Year. In June, Eastern New Mexico University's golden voice was named to the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. We offer congratulations for […]

Flash mobbing hits Portales

PNT staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Portales Senior Citizens Center Director Dawn Kryder waved her hands in the air as four members of the center followed suit. "OK, ladies, get ready to rock the baby four times," she yelled to her partners, swinging her arms downward and going into a rocking motion with them. JoAnn Gilbert, 67, […]

Police Blotter – August 2

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 10:50 a.m.: Caller reported she was arguing with her ex-husband. 11:04 a.m.: Caller reported someone broke the window to her car, 800 block West 14th Street. 11:27 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog, 1300 block South Avenue C. 11:36 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a female […]

Events Calendar – August 2

Today Ram Soccer Youth Summer Camp — 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Ram Soccer Field at the high school. Children 3 to 13 years old. Bring cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. $30 per child for three days, which includes a T-shirt. Pre-register by Tuesday. Information and registration: 749-0801. Food preservation workshop — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., […]

Fishing report – Aug. 2

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]