Officials resolve Ute water issue

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com A sub-committee meeting of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority ended on a positive note Thursday after determining that issues with Ute Lake Reservoir water levels could be resolved. "It's going to take compromise on both sides," said steering committee member and Tucumcari City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

Joan Clayton – July 20

God has created everything. We wouldn't even try to count his creation. I like to look at the stars God has put in place. In Psalm 147:4-5, I read "He counts the stars and names each one. Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what he knows." (NCV) I heard […]

Grading system questioned

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, says the Public Education Department's new grading system does not reflect Rep. Howie Morales, D-Silver City asked Public Education Department officails about teir new A-F grading system Thursday at ENMU. He suffested the news system does not promote growth especially among low-performing schools. (Photo […]

RGH Meetings Watch – July 19

The Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District met in regular session Tuesday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital: The meeting opened with a presentation and discussion about emergency department physician staffing by David Copple and Jackie Frazer, the regional medical director for EmCare. John Bridges, RGH safety officer, presented an […]

Events Calendar – July 19

Today Commodity distribution — 8 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Farmer's Market vouchers will be given. Information: 356-5056. ENMWUA meeting — 10 a.m. Yam Theater, Portales. Information: 505-349-8454. LESC meeting — 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., ENMU Campus Union Building. The A-F Grading system will be discussed. Information: 562-2315. Big Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

My turn

There is a new flagpole behind Bill's Welding Shop in Dora. Twenty-four feet tall and gleaming white, it's topped with a simple cross, and home to a pristine American flag. The pole is a tribute built and erected by Bill and Joeli Cathey for their son, Cade, who will officially graduate Friday from the United […]

Q&A: Doug Redmond, Director of RCCDC

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Doug Redmond, the new director for the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp., is excited to come to Portales to use his skills and area of expertise. Redmond has worked in related positions, such as city and county manager in the state of Georgia. He answered questions about his […]

Portable pools considered nuisance

By Christina Calloway Pools subject to ordinance PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Phillip Aragon wouldn't know where to put his swimming pool now that he's aware he is in violation of city ordinance by having it on the side of his house. The construction worker from Portales and father of three is upset that city officials […]

Honors – July 15

Isler Jadee B. Isler of Clovis was on the Wichita State University dean's honor roll for spring 2012.

Graduation – July 15

CCC radiology program graduates Cecil Bullion, Sarah Dobson, Derek Glusick, Courtney Rose Kyle, Kendra Lachelle Merrick, Jesse Mitchell, Tawny Montano, Jaclyn O'Brien, Elana Sena and Allison Thomas graduated from the two-year radiology program July 6 at Clovis Community College.

Our people: Farwell veteran stays busy

Will Anderson says he is semi-retired at the State Line Tribune in Farwell, where he was named editor in 2010. Tony Bullocks: CMI staff photo Will Anderson of Farwell stands in front of the replica obelisk Thursday in Farwell's city park. Anderson works with Peter Harding, a political officer for the Ecuadorian embassy, and Ecuadorian […]

Mr. Wood was a true role model

Portales lost one of the most kind and gentle men it has ever known this past week and heaven has inherited a wonderful grade school principal with the passing of Morris Wood. He was my grade school principal and I guess I didn't know a lot about the man until I read his obituary. I […]

Many vacation destinations within reach

A mong the affordable, and accessible, places where one can go this summer, Santa Fe probably heads the list. We were privileged to make a family excursion, due to a graduation party, and found the same sense of another vision that we usually do. Affordable and accessible, of course, has to do with the fact […]

Senior happenings – July 15

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. […]

Club notes – July 15

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club members were guests July 11 at the country home of Nick and Nancy Fischer. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with all types of nature: Trees, shrubs, flowers and rocks. One area is dedicated to southwest plantings. The tour was hosted by Olga Magness and refreshments were served on a […]

Engagement – July 15

Prior-Hudgens Retired Master Sgt. Kenneth J. Prior and Mary Ann Prior of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krystal E. Prior of Oklahoma City, to Andrew W. Hudgens of Oklahoma City, son of Dr. Robert Hudgens and Diane Hudgens of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 22, 2012, at the […]

Cupcake designs featured on show

Information on crafting with cupcake designs, preparing turkey recipes with a contemporary twist, and making personal family photo albums will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Crafter, Maria Nerius will show how to include cupcakes in your crafts whether you're making home […]

On the shelves – July 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Tony Hillerman's Navajoland: Hideouts, Haunts, and Havens in the Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee Mysteries" by Laurance Linford takes readers on a journey to the real locations in the mountains, deserts, and towns of the Four Corners region that provide the setting for Hillerman's novels in […]

Religion column: Children have worthy advice on overcoming adversity

Have you ever had the "what if's or what I call "stinking thinking?" It's the pits! It comes with all kinds of problems like overdue accounts, misunderstandings, or more bills than money. Thought misery thrives in negative environments. Miserable thoughts cause sadness and worries that bring on physical malfunctions. Wrong thoughts rob happiness. The joy […]

Airmen reflect on faith

Faith in God and a military career go hand-in-hand, according to local military men who serve God and country. Marcus Young: Courtesy photo Marcus Young, far right, of Cannon Air Force Base, with his wife, Emily, and two children, Ellen, 2, and Gray, 8 months, at a Texas Rangers' baseball game. Young said he and […]