Search continues for school superintendent

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education continues its search for superintendent of schools as current Superintendent Randy Fowler is set to retire at the end of this month. Board President Alan Garrett said the board reviewed new applications Tuesday night in an executive session but no selection was made. Garrett said board members plan […]

West let down long before blast

A few years ago, I got in a fender-bender out of town, and I had to rent a car to get home. Having just been in an accident, I took the rental company’s optional insurance. A little small talk with the agent revealed I had just insured their car for $1 million in liability. Good […]

Events Calendar — June 19

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tiny Earth Shakers — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Boogie Woogie” will be featured. For children in preschool. Information: 356-3940. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Rock Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. […]

My Turn — I am Potsie Weber at times

I am Potsie Weber to my friend Jessica Yi here in Portales. I’m not sure what other roles I play in people’s lives, let alone if they could compare me to someone. But me without my family here always gets me an invitation to my friend’s house for dinner. Sometimes I’ve showed up unannounced and […]

Police Blotter — June 19

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 9:06 a.m.: Stray pit bull, 200 block of New Mexico Drive. • 9:23 a.m.: Dead cat in alleyway, 1600 block of North Main. • 10:04 a.m.: Broken down vehicle, North Avenue O and West University. • 10:27 a.m.: Bench warrant, 100 block of West […]

Mom and Pop shops play important role in economy

By Clovis Media Inc. editorial board Mom and Pop have been busy for longer than most of us can remember. What has kept them occupied? In many communities throughout eastern New Mexico and across the nation, they’ve had their hands full running small businesses. They toil day and night, often running their businesses on razor-thin […]

Algae energy explored

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University was the recipient of a $300,000 grant to research energy efficiency, according to ENMU Vice President of Research and Program Development John Montgomery. The grant is being awarded by the National Science Foundation to ENMU and other New Mexico institutions of higher learning […]

Officials: County losing out on Trailer property taxes

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer County officials say the county is losing out on thousands of dollars from trailer home owners who don’t pay property tax on their homes. Now Roosevelt County Treasurer Nancy Belcher says she plans to use the state’s Motor Vehicle Division database to track down these home owners so […]

Pioneers of the Year recognized

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent
    Pioneer of the Year, Teresa Nance, with Karl Terry at the Heritage Days celebration Saturday afternoon at the Portales City Park.

PNT staff Teresa Nance and her late husband John were honored Saturday as the 2013 Pioneers of the Year during Heritage Days. Here is a copy of the speech Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry read about her and other pioneers at Saturday’s ceremony: “Here in Roosevelt County we’ve been blessed with a […]

Recent rain unable to end drought

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer Even with recent rain showers across the region, multiple years of above-normal precipitation is the only remedy to nudge eastern New Mexico from drought status, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. “We’re in a long-term drought that is worse than anything we’ve seen since we’ve kept records,” […]

Events Calendar — June 18

Today Pancake breakfast — 7:30 a.m., Portales Senior Center. Breakfast is $3. Information: 356-8741. Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Free summer film — 9 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:40 p.m., Allen Theatres. Film featured is Ice Age: Continental Drift, rated PG. Information: 763-7713. We Dig […]

My Turn — I know this little house

This little house was built in the sixties. A young family lived there, and it served them well. Later, it became a wise investment for them… a rent house providing years of income. This little house had a new owner. Good intentions. Remodeling in mind. Work began. Horrible habits in the way. Plans sideswiped. House […]

Police Blotter — June 18

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 1:59 p.m.: Criminal damage, 2100 block of East Second Street. • 3:42 p.m.: Suicidal subject, 200 block of West 14th Street. • 5:53 p.m.: Close patrol, 500 block of Apache Trail. • 6:10 p.m.: Subject removal, 200 block of South Avenue F. • 6:25 […]

On the Shelves — June 16

The following books are available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Easy Garden Projects to Make, Build, and Grow: 200 Do-It-Yourself Ideas to Help You Grow Your Best Garden Ever was given by Curry County Republican Women in memory of Charles Guthals. From creating a raised bed to extending the growing season with a lean-to greenhouse, you’ll find […]

Graduations — June 16

Barel Sean Barel of Clovis received a bachelor of science degree in security management during Southwestern College’s 2013 commencement May 5 in Winfield, Kan.

Engagements — June 16

Guthals-Coates Charlton and Rhonda Guthals of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Collin Guthals of Clovis, to Tawney Coates of Clovis, daughter of Judy Bunch of Lubbock and Kyle Bunch of Santa Fe. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. July 13, 2013, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. A reception […]

Our People — O.T. Rozzell


Dr. O.T. Rozzell, 86, a Clovis native, practiced dentistry for more than 50 years. Rozzell was born and raised in Clovis, where his passion for becoming a dentist started at a young age. During World War II, Rozzell joined the Navy and wanted to become a fighter pilot, but due to his color blindness was […]

Honors — June 16

King Melody King, a senior social science secondary education major from Clovis, was named to Oklahoma Baptist University’s President’s honor roll for the spring 2013 semester. Students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the President’s honor roll.

Senior Calendar — June 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- […]

Creative Living — June 16

Information on using fabric markers, preparing family dinners and making a jacket from a sweatshirt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and crafter Shannon Bielke will show how to use Tulip’s new fabric markers to decorate all sorts of items, including baby […]