Fishing Report — Aug. 1

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 Charette Lakes: Due to low water […]

Q&A: Moving the troop ahead

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Curtis Utley attended the Boy Scouts of America’s 2013 National Jamboree in Mount Hope, W.V., from July 15-24. Utley raised more than $1,600 to attend the event by writing letters to local organizations, who provided donations. He also received a $1.600 BSA scholarship. Utley is a member […]

ENMU president: Low rank no surprise

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says New Mexico’s institutions ranking at the bottom of national educational surveys and studies is nothing new. In the Leaders and Laggards report issued in early July by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, a state-by-state report card on public post-secondary […]

Cutworm threat looms

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Many farmers in eastern New Mexico and west Texas are pleased with recent rains amid persistent drought. However, other threats to their farms are looming, including a potential outbreak of cutworms and Verticillium wilt. Jane Pierce, entomologist at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Artesia, […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 9:53 a.m.: Requested officer, 1300 block of South Avenue B. • 10:21 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1300 block of North Abilene. • 10:22 a.m.: Requested officer, 1100 block of West Fir. • 10:30 a.m.: Son did not show up to drop off kids, 400 block […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 1

Today Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: 760-0690. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Artists in Residence Poetry Workshop — 7-9 p.m., Lea Hall Conference Room […]

My Turn: Art event worth a shot

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Portales has two new residents this week and next, and rumor has it, they’re going to add to the total of “friendly folks,” rather than boost the number of “old grouches.” Writers Ruth Thompson and Don Mitchell are making Portales their temporary home as they serve as guest Artists in Residence in our community. If […]

Greyhounds picked for sixth in LSC poll

CMI STAFF Aside from a few members missing, the 2013 Lone Star Conference preseason football poll looks a lot like the 2012 final standings. West Texas A&M, which shared the LSC title last season with Midwestern State, beat out the Mustangs in the preseason poll with 16 first-place votes. Midwestern took three first-place votes to […]

Fishing report — Aug. 1

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 — We had no […]

Two inducted for service

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com They come from opposite backgrounds but two Roosevelt County women the one thing that brought them to dedicate years to the county’s 4-H program is their children. They used their mothering skills to guide countless children through the program and now Fran Welch and Janie Hardin are being […]

Problem hard to pinpoint, official says

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales Schools Interim Superintendent David Van Wettering said the bottom 25 percent of students in the school system is a group staff has targeted for years. The state’s Public Education Department’s recent school grades of Portales schools show schools are doing a poor job of improving that particular […]

Bank foreclosing mistake begs for restitution

“Hey, we said we were sorry, OK?” A month later, it still doesn’t make much sense to Ohio resident Katie Barnett. Barnett took a vacation in June, and came back to find an empty house. She found out who emptied it, and the guilty party has confessed. But no arrests have been made, and no […]

Local Brief: Man accidentally shoots leg

A 43-year-old Portales man accidentally shot himself in the leg Monday, according to Portales police. He is being treated at a Lubbock hospital. He told police he dropped his .45 caliber firearm, causing it to fire, according to police. The incident took place in a small shed on the 100 block of South Houston, police […]

Police Blotter — July 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 9:21 a.m.: Two bikes left in yard, 1400 block of South Avenue G. • 10:24 a.m.: Subject won’t leave, 300 block of North Chicago. • 11:28 a.m.: Vicious dog, 300 block of West Gum. • 12:12 p.m.: Officer requested case number, 500 block of […]

Events Calendar — July 31

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Artists in Residence Creativity Group — 7-9 p.m., Art and Anthropology Design Lab on ENMU’s campus. The group will be led by writer Don Mitchell. Information: Danielle.Holmes@enmu.edu. Thursday Belly […]

My Turn: Bird watching not what it seems

I saw its face, now I’m a believer. I used to think bird watching was like other mundane hobbies. What’s worse is I saw “The Big Year” with Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black, and it only worsened my opinions of birders because I got to see the obnoxious and competitive side of bird […]

Splendid things happening at Clovis Hilcrest Park Zoo

If you haven’t been to the Clovis Hillcrest Park Zoo lately, you are missing something great going on in our town and for our kids. For starters, it is being relandscaped and remodeled. There will be the new entrance, an educational building, picnic area, etc., and sculptures. Local artist Patsy Delk has painted lifelike metal […]

End of draft has molded premier fighting force

July marks the 40th anniversary of the end of compulsory military service for young American men. The Defense Department ended the draft in 1973, creating an all-volunteer Army along with the rest of the armed forces. How has that worked? Well, the United States has strengthened its position as the world’s pre-eminent military power. Let’s […]

Bank’s loafing detriment to the public

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“Hey, we said we were sorry, OK?” A month later, it still doesn’t make much sense to Ohio resident Katie Barnett. Barnett took a vacation in June, and came back to find an empty house. She found out who emptied it, and the guilty party has confessed. But no arrests have been made, and no […]

Man shot in leg

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PNT Staff A 43-year-old Portales man was shot in the leg Monday and taken to Lubbock by ambulance, according to Portales police. Officials did not release the injured man’s name and his current condition is unknown as the incident remains under investigation. “We got a 911 call (Monday) afternoon and the call lasted 15 seconds. […]