Police Blotter – March 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:54 a.m.: Call in reference to an alarm, 1100 block of West 17th. 11:36 a.m.: Caller reported a breaking and entering, state road 206. 12:24 p.m.: Caller requested an officer to serve a warrant, 1000 block of East Brazos. 12:56 p.m.: Call in […]

Portales man killed in two-vehicle accident

A Portales man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning on N.M. 267. The accident also resulted in minor injuries for the driver of the other vehicle and a 45-minute power outage in Roosevelt County, according to New Mexico State Police. Richard Luckau, 34, of Portales was pronounced dead at Roosevelt General Hospital, according […]

Blaeser, Calbert chosen for NMHSCA all-star tilt

School board officers retain current seats

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education elected officers at its regular monthly meeting on Monday. All officers retained their current seats. Alan W. Garrett serves as president, Antonio R. Sanchez Jr. as vice president and Mary Lou Rowley is secretary. The other members of the Board of Education are Inez Rodriguez and Rod Savage.

Q&A – ENMU senior’s goal is to become screenwriter

Tim Case, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University studying film, has directed, produced, written and sound edited for six short films. Originally from Albuquerque, he came to ENMU five years ago because he heard that there was a new film program just getting off the ground. Although he has directed many films, his primary […]

Events Calendar – March 21

Today Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce's quarterly luncheon — 11:45 a.m., Yam Theatre. Col. Joseph Long, director of the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center, is the keynote speaker. Information: 356-8541. Movie & Popcorn — 4:30 p.m., "The Amazing Spiderman" (PG-13) will be featured. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales […]

My Turn – Community is what matters most

On the first Saturday of April in Portales, the golden rule may have a glint of green and silver. A couple hundred ENMU students will be picking up rakes, shovels and paint brushes that day for Eastern In Action, a service project benefiting the city of Portales. ENMU student vice president Justin Aguilar said students […]

Police searching for hit-and-run driver

A 13-year-old female bicyclist suffered minor injuries to her head after being struck by a white SUV in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday afternoon, according to Portales police. According to Chief of Police Doug Jones, the accident took place shortly after 4 p.m. on South Avenue B and West Gum. Jones said police are still looking […]

“Fun, loud brass” promised for Jazz Fest

Students performing in this year's Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Fest describe the music as "fun, loud brass." At least that's what they hope it sounds like to the audience tonight and Friday night in the ENMU's Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. PNT photo: Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University students, from left, Jeremy […]

Clerks: Law says no on same-sex marriage

Clerks in Curry and Roosevelt counties aren't budging on their position against same-sex marriage licenses. Clerks in both counties said Wednesday they are following state law when they say no to same-sex marriage licenses. And no means no, according to Curry County Clerk Rosalie Riley, despite efforts by others to convince county clerks otherwise. County […]

Police Blotter – March 21

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 12:18 a.m.: Caller reported their vehicle breaking down, Floyd Highway. 1:16 a.m.: Caller reported feeling stroke-like symptoms, state road 236. 7:14 a.m.: Caller reported a female trying to break his window, 1900 block of Westview Garnett. 8:18 a.m.: Caller reported a fire alarm, […]

Rams clobber Santa Fe Indian twice

SANTA FE — After losing their opener to Clovis 14-1 two weeks ago, the Portales High baseball team was definitely on the other end of the spectrum on Tuesday night. PHS pounded out 37 hits in a 24-1, 17-2 sweep of Santa Fe Indian, with both games shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. […]

Clovis teams sweep Portales in tennis

Clovis High's tennis teams had the better of it Tuesday against Portales at the Bill Wahlman tennis courts — including supertiebreakers. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroClovis High sophomore Rylie Lee gets low to hit a return during Tuesday's singles match against Portales' Belle Youngerwolf at PHS. Lee defeated Youngerwolf 6-3, 6-0 and the Lady Wildcats posted […]

Hounds end slide, topple Highlands

Apparently, there's nothing like a little home cooking for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. ENMU snapped a nine-game losing streak while improving to 9-1 at Greyhound Field on Tuesday with a 6-4 victory over New Mexico Highlands. Senior left fielder Luis Quinones went 4-for-5 for the Greyhounds (12-10) and became just the fourth […]

Zias settle for split at OPSU

GOODWELL, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State struck for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and beat Eastern New Mexico University 14-7 on Tuesday to salvage a split of their non-conference softball doubleheader. The Zias won the opener 13-4. Designated hitter Emily Vasquez drove in six runs in the nightcap for the Lady […]

Meetings Watch – Portales City Council

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at the Memorial Building: U.S. 70 reconstruction project officials gave an update on the project. The council ratified the Finance Department's bills for the month of February in the amount of $1.6 million. Portales City Sports Activities Director Mike Doerr gave an update […]

Meetings Watch – Roosevelt County Commission

The Roosevelt County Commission met Tuesday. Here is a report from the meeting: Sandy Van Der Veen, Portales MainStreet executive director reported Xcel Energy had awarded an $8,000 grant to six businesses. Van Der Veen said Portales MainStreet is sponsoring the Portales Arts Council Sidewalk Arts Competition on April 13 at the town square. This […]

City council to hold public hearing on panhandling

The Portales City Council will hold a public hearing April 16 prior to voting on adopting a city ordinance that would prohibit panhandling within city limits without a permit. City Ordinance 703, if adopted, will prohibit aggressive panhandling and require organizations that solicit money without providing a service or product to obtain a permit. Disobeying […]

Portales unemployment office closes

The closing of the Portales New Mexico Workforce Connection office will put the unemployed in the area at a disadvantage because the nearest office will be in Clovis, according to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry. "I see that it's going to really hurt the population that is least able to make that […]

Landowners rebuffed on barring utility’s access to land

Rebecca Eminger compares her consenting to allow Southwestern Public Service Company to survey her land east of town on New Mexico 88 to opening a floodgate of problems. Eminger, 65, fears this one step will eventually lead to the condemnation of less than 6 acres of her land as a result of an eminent domain […]