Tigers stay undefeated in district

Elida’s Kasyn Creighton (20) prepares her teammates for a set against Floyd Thursday night. Elida swept Floyd 25-19, 25-14, 25-14.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com FLOYD — The Elida Lady Tigers are still undefeated in district play as they swept the host Floyd Lady Broncos 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 Thursday night. It was a battle of the top half of the 1A District 4 teams and Elida certainly showed why they’re currently the top team. […]

Rain wreaks havoc on roads

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Ominous rain clouds still loomed over North Boston Avenue Thursday afternoon. Portales received about two inches of rain Wednesday with the downpour continuing into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com The Roosevelt County Road Department just went from one month behind to several months behind in their work due to the heavy rains the county has received in the last week. Most areas of Curry and Roosevelt counties received upwards of 2 inches of rain on Wednesday night. Streets […]

Health fair set for Saturday

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Portales fire fighters hands out bicycle helmets to children each year at the annual Roosevelt General Hospital Health Fair where residents can get free health screenings.

By Rae Arnett Correspondent The Roosevelt General Hospital Health Fair will include a variety of services to county residents as always, according to RGH Director of Marketing and Public Relations Greg McFarland. The event, which is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, will offer 400 free flu shots, a car seat clinic, a bike helmet […]

Liquor license for city tabled

By Rae Arnett PNT correspondent Portales city councilors debated over applying for a Government Liquor License at their Tuesday meeting, an issue which had not been brought up since January 2014. Councilors tabled the item indefinitely after discussion with council members and City Manager Sammy Standefer saying there was not a financial reason to pursue […]

Notebook — Oct. 9

Pray for America: Nora Romero of Clovis plans to gather with others at noon Saturday for a rosary rally in the parking lot at the Clovis Municipal Schools administration building on Main Street. Romero said she was asked by the America Needs Fatima Foundation in New York to be a rally captain. America Needs Fatima […]

To do list — Oct. 9

Today • Going away party — 1-3 p.m. at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. A chance for community members to wish farewell to former sheriff and Chief Deputy Darren Hooker. Saturday • Music of Scandinavia — 7 p.m. at ENMU Buchanan Hall. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-2377 • RGH Community Health Fair — 8 a.m.-noon at […]

Pet of the week — Oct. 9


Gender: Female Age: 6 months old Breed: Terrier mix Personality: Very friendly The previous owner surrendered her to the shelter as pets are not allowed at the owner’s new home. This pup is very playful and loves attention, according to Animal Control Supervisor Adam Aguilar, who said this is a great family dog, because she […]

Brown: Live conversation always welcome

Work boots and ground clearance: You need one to get there and the other to get anything done. Friends from town used to come out and see me and I usually had to pick them up at the gate. Work boots weren’t even an option; the best you could hope for was that they had […]

Pages past — Oct. 9

On this date … 1975: Ernest Marsh, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Santa Fe Industries, died in Chicago after an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Marsh grew up in Clovis, where he joined the railroad as a clerk in 1918. 1960: A bear at Hillcrest Park zoo bit off the finger tip […]

Meetings watch — Oct. 9

The following was action taken at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Thursday in the county courthouse: • 9th Judicial District Court official Kevin Spears thanked commissioners during the public comment portion of the meeting for their patience and support during all of the district court’s renovations. He said after more than a year of operating […]

Rain likely to continue today

Staff report Most areas of Curry and Roosevelt counties received upwards of 2 inches of rain on Wednesday night. Streets were flooded across Clovis and Portales and several roads were closed, but water had drained away this morning, at least enough to allow vehicles to pass. Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Dan Heerding said water […]

Eastern adds unusual elements to concerts

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com Music concerts that Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting in the next week will be incorporating some unique elements, according to ENMU officials. The audience can expect some Swedish language pieces, rarely heard by Portales residents, in the recital, Northern Lights: Music of the Nordic Countries, according to […]

Drug court celebrates 100th graduation

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Judge Donna Mowrer, right, laughs with Percy Herrera as she presents her with a Hartley coin for graduating from the drug program. The coin is in honor of former Judge Teddy Hartley, who spearheaded the 9th Judicial District drug court program in 2006.

Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com Participating in the 9th Judicial District drug court program is an “intense process” but one that is well worth it, according to numerous participants and graduates. There was no shortage of tears Wednesday afternoon as the main courtroom of the Roosevelt County Courthouse played host to a full house for […]

Spanish Club introduced to campus

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From left, Spanish club members Nathalia Loya, Linda Marquez Ramos and Catalina Arana stand over Jennifer Macias as they perform the story of X’tabay at the Eastern New Mexico University student union on Wednesday afternoon.

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Spanish Club hosted its first campus event on Wednesday with a performance of the legend of X’tabay, a Mayan tale about how the purity of ones heart can trump previous transgressions. The Spanish Club was founded three years ago, but this is the first […]

Notebook — Oct. 8

New volunteers: Eastern New Mexico has 10 new volunteers for CASA — court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. District Court Judge David Reeb swore in the volunteers on Tuesday, according to a news release from CASA. The volunteers took an oath promising to advocate for the best interests of a child, the release […]

To do list — Oct. 8

Today • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. in county courthouse commission room. Information: 575-356-5307 • Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Big or Little. Information: 575-356-3940 • Teen program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Activity for ages 13-18: Halloween jars. Information: 575-356-3940 Saturday • Music of Scandinavia […]

Wlliamson: Encouraging seeds of hope to blossom

This week marks the completion of my fourth year of writing this column. While I never lack for topics, sometimes — especially in weeks that involve devastating flooding, the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital, and yet another school shooting — writing “a bit of good news” feels a little like spitting into the […]

Pages past — Oct. 8

On this date … 1990: Curry County Fair Board members decided the Clovis Fun Dancers would perform one night at the 1991 fair and receive $300. The dancers had offered a three-night performance package, but board members said it was too early to commit to three nights. 1975: Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s volleyball team […]

Breast Cancer Awareness events

Oct. is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The following events are happening in the area to increase awareness of the disease: Friday • PHS Soccer, Breast Cancer Awareness Games — 3 p.m. girls game. 5 p.m. boys game. Portales High School Soccer Field. Proceeds will benefit the Portales/Roosevelt County Relay for Life and the American […]

School news

ENMU Meet the new English professor Steven Bellin-Oka, new assistant professor of English, was working as a professional writer and editor in private industry before joining the ENMU family. He has a Ph.D. in English literature and creative writing from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.F.A. in poetry writing from the University of Virginia […]