Community pitching in to help Little League

Betty Williamson

By Betty Williamson Columnist The Roosevelt County Little League received a wicked foul ball this winter when some ne’er-do-well broke into the organization’s storage unit and stole a slew of the equipment used to provide springtime fun for 420 kids from ages 4-13. But if all goes according to plan, a giant fundraiser planned for […]

Fight over grouse continues

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., tells an audience full of landowners to hold the federal agency responsible for listing the lesser prairie chicken as “threatened” accountable Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Portales.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer The fight is not over for area landowners who say they’ve made sacrifices to conserve the lesser prairie chicken population in New Mexico. These are efforts they feel were undermined when a federal agency listed the bird as threatened on a federal registry of species last month. More than […]

Principals of success

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Rick Segovia, principal at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary,
monitors the halls during the break on Wednesday. Segovia said he makes sure that the students behave well while they go to their next class.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Lindsey-Steiner Elementary Principal Rick Segovia waited in his office for one of his students. When the student entered his office, he appeared nervous because a visit to the principal’s office doesn’t usually mean a student did something well. But in this case it did. While Segovia may have appeared […]

Taco Bell coming

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Portales City Manager Doug Redmond asks Portales city councilors Tuesday night for their approval on a participation agreement between Taco Bell and the city that will grant economic development funds to let the restaurant locate to Portales.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer Portales city councilors cheered and smiled prior to approving an agreement granting $60,000 in local economic development funds to help a popular fast food chain locate to Portales. Taco Bell will be the newest fast food chain on the block, according to Portales City Manager Doug Redmond. After years […]

Meetings watch — April 16

Roosevelt County Commission The Roosevelt County Commission took the following action Tuesday: • Declared a fire emergency because of the drought and adopted an ordinance banning all open burning. The ban will include camp fires, open fires, open burning of vegetation or rubbish and any other smoke producing substance and material that creates a fire safety […]

Police blotter — April 16

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 1:53 a.m.: Alarm activation, 100 block of East Second Street. • 3:54 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1900 block of South Avenue I. • 7:11 a.m.: Fraud, 1300 block of South Avenue D. • 7:19 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1300 block of South Avenue D. • 8:23 […]

East overlooked for veterans cemetery

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer U.S. Navy veteran Steve Kemp feels the eastern side of the state is often forgotten. Tuesday’s announcement from Gov. Susan Martinez’s office of four new proposed locations for veterans cemeteries in rural New Mexico — which didn’t include Clovis or Portales — only proves to him the area […]

Events calendar — April 16

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Roundtable Discussion on Lesser Prairie Chicken – 10 a.m., Portales Chamber of Commerce. Information: Walter Bradley, 238-3007. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens’ choice. Open to students in grades 8-12. Information: 356-3940.   […]

It’s time to start saying yes

Christina Calloway

By Christina Calloway Senior writer I haven’t fully watched the movie “Yes Man” but from what I have seen — I reiterate — balance is the key to nearly everything in life. If you typically say no, it’s time to start saying yes. If you say yes too often, I’m sure I’m not the first […]

Arise hopes for grant

By Lillian Bowe Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners decided Tuesday to once again apply for a state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Arise sexual assault treatment program. Last year, Roosevelt County picked Arise as its recipient but did not receive the grant because of some steps missed completing the application. Arise Director […]