June 18 Obituaries

Henry Forrer, 72 Mr. Henry Forrer, 72, of Lubbock, formerly of Dora, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Bender Terrace Nursing Home in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 19, 1931, in Bryan, Texas, to Dollie and Jeff Forrer. He grew up in the area of Bryan, Texas. He first came to eastern New Mexico […]

Officials support voluntary drug testing

By David Arkin Most elected officials in eastern New Mexico say they want to learn more, but they support proposed legislation that calls for voluntary drug testing for all elected officials in the state. Sen. Steve Komadina, R-Corrales, introduced the legislation on Wednesday and said results from the voluntary drug tests would be sent to […]

Wilhoit announces floodplain certification

By Tony Parra Portales Economic Development Manager Darla Wilhoit earned certification as Floodplain Manager, which Wilhoit said is one of the factors which helps keep flood insurance rates low for Portales. The announcement was made during the city council meeting on Tuesday. Wilhoit said previous city inspector Doug Rapp was also a certified floodplain manager. […]

Lifelong teacher bids for award

By Tony Parra Jane Lee devoted her life to teaching and has lived in Portales since 1932. These are some of the reasons Lee was nominated as a Pioneer of the Year award recipients, which will be given out on Friday at the Pioneer reception at the Memorial Building. Lee moved to Portales in 1932 […]

Portales greets rainy weather

By Mike Linn A cluster of thunderstorms swept through Curry and Roosevelt counties Wednesday, dumping more rain in a few hours than had fallen in at least a month in some places. Clovis received about a half an inch of rain and Portales received about .40 of an inch, according to unofficial reports. Before Wednesday’s […]

Teacher questions dismissal

By Tony Parra Portales school board members met Tuesday to discuss the budget and bid concerns, but those issues took a back seat to discussion of the termination of a long-time Portales school teacher. Kay Jilek, a teacher with Portales schools for 25 years, told the school board Monday she was given no reason for […]

Knox a lifer for Portales

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of profiles on nominees for the Pioneer of the Year award. Harold Knox graduated from Portales High School in 1933 and experienced just about all Portales has to offer since his birth in 1915. He experienced a surprise when he found out he […]

Administrator sees problems ahead

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The administrator of a Clovis senior care center says a decision to relicense the facility by the state’s health department will create serious staffing and housing-cost issues. Mary Weigl, who oversees the Senior Citizen Resident Center, said the health department will no longer license the center as an independent living […]

June 16 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 19th-25th Sunni Dixon, Emmy Eoff, Belle Hale, Joeal Nuckoles, Travis Holmes, Christopher Galvan, C. L. Roach, Andrea Good, Calvin Robson and Dollie Self. Coming Up Just a reminder this coming weekend will be the school reunion and Ruth and Joe Claude Moore’s wedding anniversary party. Alert The police chief has […]

June 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The wheat is being harvested pretty fast these past few days. Sure hope it turns out a good report, considering how little rain we got in the area it is a miracle it is even worth combining. Texans Visit Two of Ivy Hays’ nephews are here from Atlanta, Texas visiting fro a […]