Police Blotter — July 25

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs Tuesday Caller reported: • 10:09 a.m.: Cat in a trap, 1100 block of West University. • 10:51 a.m.: Welfare check, N.M. 206. • 10:57 a.m.: Ambulance requested, N.M. 206. • 12:06 p.m.: Requested standby, 500 block of East Third. • 12:52 p.m.: Fraud, 1300 block of South Avenue […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Hospital District board meeting — July 25

The following is a report from CEO Larry Leaming on Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Hospital District board meeting: Larry Anderson of J.W. Anderson and Associates presented audited financial reports from the fiscal years of 2011 and 2012. He reported the net income for 2011 at $2.15 million and $684,000 for 2012. Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens […]

Majority of Conservation Reserve Program land in local counties

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com More than three-quarters of the land in New Mexico accepted into the Conservation Reserve Program this year is in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. The program, which pays agricultural producers to turn environmentally sensitive crop land into conservation areas, is expected to pump more than $552,000 annually into […]

Setting It Straight — July 25

A story in Wednesday’s edition about driver’s license fraud included incorrect information. Veronica Diaz, 38, of Portales entered what is known as an Alford plea, in which she maintains her innocence but acknowledged the risk of being convicted at trial in light of the evidence against her. She was charged with 47 counts, including forgery […]

Events Calendar — July 25

Today Closing Party — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Games, activities and prizes to celebrate the end of the summer program. Open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmer’s Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: […]

My Turn: Year of the goathead


I was in the backyard filling my third five-gallon bucket with goathead plants a few mornings ago when my friend Tish called me to see how my day was going. I whined about my prickly chore, and she told me, “I think this is the Year of the Goathead.” I am afraid she’s right. My […]

White space is not your enemy

I just ordered a book recommended to me by a friend helping me with some ideas for the cover of my new Christmas record. (A CD is still a “record,” as in “recording.” And, no, it is not difficult at all to sing “Let It Snow” with deep feeling on a 100-degree day.) The title […]

ENMU women’s soccer team picked for last place in LSC

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team didn’t fare any better in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll than its volleyball counterparts had a day earlier. The Zias were picked for sixth out of six teams in the LSC poll, a complilation of coaches, sports information directors and various […]

ENMU professor gives New Mexico the blues


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com It has been almost a century since the musical genre of the blues could be categorized as “new.” Yet, in this instance it may be suitable as KENW-FM on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University now broadcasts a weekly blues program called All These Blues on […]

Portales woman pleads guilty to fraud

Staff and wire reports A former public notary from Portales has pleaded guilty Monday to fraudulently obtaining hundreds of New Mexico driver’s licenses for people living outside the country. She is the fifth defendant to plead guilty in what state officials termed at the time the case broke as “one of the largest driver’s license […]