CEO: Clinic expansion creates new space

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming talked about the hospital’s expansion and growth at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon Thursday.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming talked about an updated hospital information system, among other improvements the hospital plans to make as it continues to grow at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon Thursday. Leaming spoke enthusiastically about the growth the hospital has had since reopening […]

Praise keeps your priorities straight

Has America taken God’s many blessings for granted? Has complaining, criticizing and negativity taken over our country. Could it be the little foxes have spoiled the grapes? The Israelites in the wilderness certainly did their share of ailments and it took 40 years to take the Promised Land. True praise comes through the heart, not […]

Events Calendar — June 21

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “How to Eat Fried Worms” will be featured. The movie is rated PG and open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Saturday CPR training — 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Room 2 in […]

My Turn — Show is as cheesy as it gets

Television viewing options are a completely different world when you are spending all of your time with a 6-year-old boy. My boyfriend’s son is in town for the summer, so many of my evenings and weekends now days are spent listening to and/or watching Power Rangers, an Avengers cartoon, a Spider-Man cartoon and a Lego […]

Citizens entitled to enforce public record laws

— Albuquerque Journal The lawmen lost this Lincoln County War but the good government guys won. It’s the taxpayers, however, who are stuck with the tab. That’s the result of a five-year-long public records battle over documents generated in an investigation into Billy the Kid’s death and whether the person buried in a grave in […]

Purpose of laws is protection of life

Based upon my columns, you might believe libertarians oppose all laws. That isn’t true at all. I am only opposed to laws that should never have been imposed in the first place, which therefore should never be enforced. Unfortunately, that just happens to be the vast majority of laws imposed and enforced today. Freedom exists […]

Police Blotter — June 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 11:57 a.m.: Female tearing up house across the street, 800 block of West 15th Street. • 12:21 p.m.: Car parked in drive area, 700 block of East Second Street. • 12:47 p.m.: Residential burglar alarm, 1100 block of East Aquarius Drive. • 2:19 p.m.: […]

Criticizing others is a poisonous pleasure

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion Columnist In an old issue of Leadership Journal, Haddon Robinson retells the story of a talented young musician who was crestfallen as he sat reading the critics’ stinging reviews of his recent concert. But an older and much more accomplished musician, the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, comforted the young man […]

N.M. Fishing Report — June 20

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 Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest […]

Tall order at pool

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
The baby pool at the Portales City Pool has a maximum height limit of 44 inches because of the slides. The height limit has created an issue for Portales resident Elly Marez, who says her 5-year-old granddaughter is too tall for the baby pool.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Elly Marez said she won’t be returning to the Portales City Pool until the city changes the rules of accessibility to the baby pool, an issue she describes as height discrimination. Marez, a grandmother and Portales resident, says she took her two granddaughters, ages 5 and 18 months, […]

Q&A: Carpenter comes home

Jack Carpenter
Represents Tom Udall, D-N.M.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Jack Carpenter, a 23-year-old field representative for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., works at the senator’s new office at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The 2008 Clovis High School graduate has returned to the eastern New Mexico community after attaining a bachelor’s degree at New Mexico […]

Aztec CEO: Horse slaughter not the answer

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Debbie Coburn says the reintroduction of horse slaughter in the U.S. will only encourage irresponsible horse owners to not change their ways. Coburn, CEO of Four Corners Equine Rescue in Aztec, feels she has an alternative solution for unwanted horses for the state of New Mexico, which includes […]

Muleshoe, Portales get drenched

By Kevin Wilson and Christina Calloway CMI staff writers Turns out Monday’s heavy rain was just a warmup for Muleshoe. The west Texas city got drenched Wednesday night, with readings of 1.95 inches at the National Weather Service’s station by Channel 6 and 1.25 inches at the Mesonet station two miles south of […]

Events Calendar — June 20

Today Rock Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Aimee Constantopoulos will teach yoga. Open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon — Noon, Yam Theatre. Roosevelt General Hospital will be presenting on various upgrades of services they have recently undergone. Admission prices are: $10 in advance, $12 at the […]

My Turn — Co-op marks 75 years of power

One of the first telephone numbers I memorized as a child, dialed regularly with painstaking care on a rotary wall phone, was for the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative. It’s still a number that most of us who live in rural Roosevelt County know by heart, but that’s no reflection on the service offered. It doesn’t […]

Police Blotter — June 20

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 9:43 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Causey. • 10:13 a.m.: Neighbor’s dogs not tied up, 1200 block of East Canadian. • 10:22 a.m.: Stray brown dog, 200 block of East Rose Lane. • 11:22 a.m.: Residential fire alarm, 1000 block of East Danube Street. • […]

Adopt-a-Flower Pot program is effort to beautify downtown

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Fern Goodson of Bar G Western waters the flowers outside of her store Tuesday on West Second Street. Bar G is one of the MainStreet businesses participating in the Adopt-a-Flower Pot program.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales MainStreet Manager Sandy Van der Veen and Portales Deputy Clerk Veda Urioste want to brighten up the downtown area with splashes of purple and green. In an effort to beautify downtown, Portales MainStreet businesses will be recipients of New Mexico Clean and Beautiful funds, which will go […]

Vacant municipal judge seat filled

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Experience is what set Barbara George apart from other candidates who showed interest in a soon to be vacant municipal judge seat. The Portales City Council voted to appoint George, who currently serves as Roosevelt County probate judge, to be municipal judge, replacing retiring Judge Fred Arnold on […]

Roosevelt County Commission adopts new tax

The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday adopted a County Health Care Gross Receipts Tax Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting. The tax, a one-16th of a percent hike, will result in an additional 6.25 cents per $100 of taxable purchases. The increase is effective July 1 and will go completely towards the county-supported Medicaid […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission — June 19

The following took place at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova gave a report: 113 inmates are currently housed at the detention center. Approved an agreement wih Lea County to house inmates at Lea County Detention Center there […]