My Turn — With friendly neighbors, you’re never lost

Christina Calloway

I want to give credit to our elderly and those who remember a time before the GPS. I have a horrible sense of direction and can’t read a map to save my life. I attempted to find a house in Causey last week using Google Maps. The person’s home, which was nearly 40 minutes from […]

Meetings Watch: Portales City Council, Nov. 6

At the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in the Memorial Building, councilors: • Heard an update on Portales road construction by Wes Hancock of Constructors Inc. “The rain has delayed us but we’re only about four days from our goal,” Hancock said. He said road crews still plan to have traffic opened on the town square […]

Man jailed on sex allegations

PNT staff A 27-year-old Colorado Springs, Colo., man remained in jail Tuesday night on charges he molested a 9-year-old Portales girl, according to police. Sammy Castillo Deleon was arrested Monday afternoon on seven charges, including the criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a first-degree felony, according to police. Deleon is being held on a $87,000 […]

Meetings Watch — Roosevelt County Commission, Nov. 6

Roosevelt County commissioners took the follow actions at Tuesday’s meeting: • Adopted Ordinance 2014-01 authorizing the issuance and sale of Roosevelt County taxable industrial revenue bonds, worth up to $430 million for the Roosevelt Wind Project. The commission also approved the lease agreement between the county and Roosevelt Wind Project, LLC that will pay a $700,000 […]

Events calendar — Nov. 6

Today Pancake breakfast — 6-10 a.m., Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. The cost is $6 per ticket and tickets can be purchased at the Portales Police Department or the sheriff’s office. Proceeds will benefit Santa Cop. Information: 356-4408. Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Southwest […]

Police blotter — Nov. 6

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Monday: • 10:22 a.m.: Requested officer, 200 block of West Ivy. • 10:54 a.m.: Alarm activation, 1500 block of North Boston. • 11:19 a.m.: Requested officer, Brazos and Elgin. • 12:09 p.m.: Warrant service, Portales. • 12:35 p.m.: Burglary, 1000 block of East Brazos. • 1:23 p.m.: […]

Photo project helps show war’s true cost

It was a treasure hunt of sorts that took more than four years and involved gathering 398 pieces of paper that were at least 40 years old. But the completed project, overseen by Vietnam veterans Art Canales of Santa Fe with an assist by Art DeVargas of Albuquerque, does more than put faces with the […]

Don’t discriminate on my dime

You know the best way to ensure discrimination stays alive? Insist that anything but status quo would be discrimination against you. Hawaii is on the cusp of becoming the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage, and Nate Kellum of the Center for Religious Expression wrote a column on The Christian Post to argue Hawaii’s bill […]

Military update: Many veterans have chance at retiree status

About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain “retiree” status, with base shopping privileges and lifetime eligibility to TRICARE for them and families. The catch is they have to know about this opportunity and […]

Hounds sixth, Zias eighth in LSC basketball poll

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been picked sixth out of eight teams while the women were tabbed for eighth in a nine-team league in a preseason poll released by the conference office. Tarleton State finished with 166 points to edge Midwestern State, with 163, in the […]