Aug. 11 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Electrical storms accompanied the clouds in the South County area last week. It has succeeded in striking another house the past week. Mavis Carmichael said it was so loud it woke her up and she smelled smoke but didn’t find a thing so she went back to bed. Then Weldon smelled it […]

Aug. 11 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Chris Duncan; Noel Rippee; Jason Potter. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • The Floyd Methodist Church will be holding a covered dish lunch on Aug. […]

Dog survives amazing ordeal

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By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PNT Managing Editor Kevin_Wilson@link.freedom.com Honey Bear is a pretty unassuming dog at first sight. After the tan-brown Chinese Shar-pei has taken a sniff of a guest in Mike Davidson’s home, she’ll retreat to her dog bed. A second look reveals a red underside, where she had surgery to remove […]

School board concerned over test scores

By Tony Parra The results of reading and math proficiency tests from the New Mexico state Public Education Department, which were released on Friday and in Sunday’s News-Tribune, were still on the minds of school board members during a school board meeting on Monday night. There were 158 Portales High School 11th graders tested and […]

Rodeo family remembers deceased youth

By Mike Linn On a ranch northwest of Kenna, where the wind meets his thoughts, Jeff Bilberry finds solace. There, the vice president of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association often thinks about life, God and his 3-year-old son Trey, who died in a 2003 horse-riding accident near Kenna. He remembers family dinners when Trey […]

Half of New Mexico students graded “not proficient”

By Ryan Lengerich Barely half of New Mexico’s high school juniors were proficient in reading and less than half were proficient in math, according to results of a standardized test released Friday by the state Public Education Department. The first-time assessment test, taken by more than 19,000 students in November, will be used to rate […]

Dora, Floyd schools have new look at top spots

By Tony Parra Dora and Floyd schools will have a new look to their administration this fall with changes at the top. For Steve Barron, the new Dora principal, it’s a return to the place he calls home. Barron was the principal for kindergarten through 12th grade, athletic director and high school coach at Carrizozo […]

Aug. 8 Floyd school news

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events There will be a School Board meeting Monday night at 7 at the school. School Supplies Lists for school supplies can be picked up at Wal-mart or in the office. The lists are for grades Pre-K through 5th. First day of school Pre-Registration is Aug. 18. All students are required […]

Aug. 8 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Timothy Hallford, 26, and Mechelle Dupree, 28, both of Portales. — Juan Gabriel Rojas, 27, and Maria Hernandez, 24, both of Portales. — Benjamin Orona, 20, and Sarah Morin, 18, both of Portales. — Justin Anderson, 18, and Katey Fulgham, 18, […]

Catholics embrace athletic competitions

By Helena Rodriguez Sports is so powerful in our collective psyche that everybody wants to win, says Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. And for this, Hitt said that Pope John Paul’s designation of a new sports department at the Vatican on Tuesday to help the Catholic church evangelize is […]