April 29 police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Wednesday • 3:18 p.m.: Escapee, 1700 block North Boston Street, report taken • 8:19 p.m.: Larceny, 700 block West 16th Street, report taken • 10:08 p.m.: Larceny, 1300 Oakwood Circle, report taken • 11:09 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block […]

Tort claim alleges jail assault

STAFF REPORT A tort claim has been filed against Curry County, claiming an inmate at the Adult Detention Center was injured in a beating while he was awaiting trial. Portales attorney Eric Dixon made the claim on behalf of Arthur Ferro, 46, who says he was attacked by an inmate the morning of April 8 […]

Elida resident named Cattle Growers president


Pat Boone of Elida, who was recently elected president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, has been a member of the organization “for about 20 years, for most of those years just as an interested member.” In his time in NMCGA, Boone has previously served on the executive committee, as southeast vice president on […]

Senior profiles: Floyd High School


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Floyd High School Lyzette Belloc, who plans to attend college at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, to become a registered nurse, has participated in varsity volleyball, varsity track, varsity basketball, varsity cheerleading, Future Farmers of America, National Honor […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt General Hospital

The following were actions taken Tuesday at the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting: • Board members approved accreditation for a credential one position for Dr. Sanjay Vasudeva by RGH Chief of Staff Dr. Praveen Chava. “He’s a board certified emergency physician. He started working recently in emergency rooms. His data bank is clear, his references […]

Brown: It’s just like riding a horse

I don’t remember exactly the first time I was put on a horse, but it was before I started learning to drive, so let’s say four years old. The first challenge is getting on board. When the stirrup is about level with your face, and you can’t reach the saddle-horn from the ground, traditional mounting […]

Rodriguez: Storytelling part of what made me who I am

This is a continuation of last week’s column on how, rather than my parents reading my sisters and I books as children, we listened to children’s records. However, in writing the column, I realized two things. While I grew up under a rich oral tradition of our Hispanic culture, an oral tradition which shaped my […]

Gossip is a deadly, poisonous thing

Several years ago my sister Susie and I stopped at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, as we were on our way back from Dallas. We had to go through Sweetwater anyway, so we decided to take some time and experience something we had always heard about. We parked our car and headed down to […]

So what’s your ‘contentment number?’

One to ten scale. One, terrible; ten, incredibly good. Here’s the question: In general, in your whole life, how content are you? This is not a trick question. The first number that pops into your head is almost certainly the “right” one. Stop to think about this too long and you’ll mess it up. So […]

To do list

Today • Dance & Cheer Force recital — 6 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Admission: Free. Information: 575-693-1060 • Pauline McDaniel Jr. recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. Admission: Free. Information: 575-562-1011 • Child Find screening — 9 a.m.-noon at Elida schools. Pre-screening for ages 0 to 5. Information: 575-274-6211 Saturday • Destination […]

Pages Past — April 29

April 29 On this date … 1951: Clovis High School was preparing to graduate 126 students, according to Principal Dave St. Clair. Gov. Edwin Mechem was the scheduled speaker for commencement at the Marshall Junior High gymnasium. Sherman Williams was class president. Jackie Murphy was vice president. 1951: An Oklahoma City man was jailed “for […]

ENMU staff to retire

The following are Eastern New Mexico University faculty and staff set to retire next month: • Dr. Mo Ahmadian, professor of Electronic Engineering Technology • Barbara Palantone, associate professor of Social Work • Dr. Nina Bjornsson, associate professor of English • Frances Gonzales, acquisitions library technical assistant • Dr. Jeff Geiser, athletic director • Dr. […]

Local roundup: Lime Street to close

The city of Portales Water Department will be conducting utility work on Lime Street from Avon to Boston Tuesday through Wednesday. This section of Lime Street will be closed to through traffic. City officials ask that drivers slow down and follow traffic control signage in the project area. For more information, call 575-356-6662.

Floyd student writes winning essay

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com A Floyd seventh-grader has her own work to thank for being able to attend a prestigious week-long camp for girls at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology this summer. Kendra Diaz, 12, wrote a 500-word essay on how she would use math and science to change the world […]

Statewide, counties have money issues

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com The picture painted in Wednesday’s county budget workshop was that New Mexico county governments as a whole are not sitting in a good place. Roosevelt County commissioners and officials reviewed estimates for county revenue for the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year Wednesday in the county courthouse with County Manager Amber […]

Extension office faces cutbacks

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com The Roosevelt County Extension Office is in danger of facing cutbacks if they do not get more funding, according to an extension service official. New Mexico Cooperative Extension Services Eastern District Department Head Bruce Hinrichs visited Roosevelt County commissioners at a Wednesday budget meeting to appeal to the county […]

Pages past — April 28

On this date … 1966: Montgomery Ward was selling 21-inch console color TVs for $449. A “new-type tube with a rare-earth element” made colors brighter, according to newspaper advertisements. 1941: Heavy rains fell across much of the region. Ranchvale and Pleasant Hill saw 2 inches of rain. Water was over the highway in Grier and […]

Encouragement found at the Closet

Danielle Swopes may have one of the most satisfying jobs in eastern New Mexico. As overseer of the Successful You Career Closet in Clovis (a direct service of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico), she regularly sees women’s lives transformed with something as simple as a new outfit. For the past three years, SYCC, […]

To do list — April 28

Today • Preschool story time — 6 p.m. at Portales Public Library. Book: Hoping for Rain. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for ages 9-12. Activity: Star Wars day cube craft. Information: 575-356-3940 Friday • Dance & Cheer Force recital — 6 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. Admission: Free. Information: […]

Senior profiles — April 28


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. Brandon Viera What’s your favorite memory from high school? I’m slightly boring, so my favorite memory is usually sitting in the library reading. What’s the biggest thing that’s changed about you since you were a freshman? I’m a lot […]