Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Tuesday • 2:52 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, location unknown • 3:00 p.m.: Breaking and entering, 600 block of West 18th Street • 5:12 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 200 block of South Main Avenue • […]

Fair offers chance to help local child

At the ripe old age of 2, Eliza Dodd is not likely to remember, but she’s destined to be the biggest celebrity at the 2015 Roosevelt County Fair. The pint-sized Melrose native has captured a lot of High Plains hearts this summer as she’s been engaged in a battle for her life against HUS, or […]

Pages Past

On this date … 1975: Curry County Fair officials had announced a new event for the fair scheduled next month: a tractor pull. Joe Roark, one of the event organizers, said about 40 tractors and drivers were scheduled to compete. The idea was for tractors to pull weighted sleds. 1962: A Cannon Air Force Base […]

Editor’s notebook

Give a listen: • Clovis can expect to have a new radio station by week’s end. KGMG at 93.9 on your FM dial expects to begin 24-hour broadcasting around 11 a.m. on Saturday. Harry Stone, elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Clovis, said the station is affiliated with Three Angels Broadcasting Network in […]

Jail policy revisions tabled at meeting

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com The room remained silent Tuesday morning when Commission Chairman Kendell Buzard called for a second in regards to approving the adoption of revised policies for the Roosevelt County Detention Center. At the regular Roosevelt County Commission meeting in the Commission Room at the county courthouse, Commissioner Gene Creighton put […]

Campus comes to life after sleepy summer

Staff photo: Jackie Johnson
Sophomore biology student and hound handler Andrea Ortiz walked one of Eastern New Mexico University’s live mascot greyhounds, Tory, around campus Tuesday afternoon on the first day of the fall semester.

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com A mix of first time and returning students were on campus at Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday for the start of the fall semester. Brand new to campus was Brayan Parra, a Floyd High School graduate, who is majoring in digital film making. After a few classes, Parra said […]

County fair entrants set for competition

Staff photo: Rae Arnett
Danie Heister, front, and Jamie Smiley wash a Crossbred hog for the Swine Show on Tuesday Afternoon. Heister is a member of the Baptist Children’s Home 4H Club.

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER rarnett@pntonline.com The fair opened Tuesday with a plethora of events, including the New Mexico Children’s Home Pork Chop Breakfast, the flower show, poultry judging, adult craft judging and the market swine shows. Judges for the shows place the competitors based on the criteria for their show. The Home Arts competitions […]

Editor’s notebook — Aug. 19

Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination for president … if you believe the straw poll taken at the Republican Party’s booth at last week’s Curry County fair. More than 7,500 votes were cast by fairgoers, at cost of one penny per tally in the poll, with Trump receiving 29 percent of the vote. Ben […]

I had best of both cultures on vinyl

Today we have crisp and high-quality digital sound at our finger and ear tips. But nothing beats the old-fashioned needle-to-the-vinyl sounds of my youth, whether I was jamming to the hardcore piano of Billy Joel or hip-swaying cumbias of Grupo Mazz. My friend, Lupe Rosales, got me thinking about my first vinyls recently. Some of […]

Pages past — Aug. 19

On this date … 1960: The Portales Mounted Patrol was home after riding with 13 other posses in the Levelland parade. Morris Gorrell transported the horses to Levelland in his trucks. 1955: A man wanted for six years on swindling charges turned himself into the Curry County sheriff. The man had allegedly obtained $3,200 under […]

To do list — Aug. 19

Today • County fair —10 a.m.-midnight at the fairgrounds. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. buildings open; 5 p.m.-midnight carnival; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Bakersfield Twang on the slab. Fees/Admission: Adults $6 daily, Child (5-17) $4 daily, Adults $25 season, Child (5-17) $15 season, 4 and under free. Information: 575-356-8541 Thursday • County fair —10 a.m.-midnight at the fairgrounds. […]

Fair board voting kicks off

By Rae Arnett STAFF WRITER rarnett@pntonline.com As the Roosevelt County Fair begins today, so do fair board elections. Voting begins at 5 p.m. today in the Home Arts Building on the fairgrounds and will be open until 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be 10 people on this year’s ballot, and voters will select five of […]

Hard work makes local fair happen

Staff photo: Jackie Johnson

Brian Grady, right, looks on as Kristi Victor, left, enters her children’s 4-H projects to volunteer Paula Grady, right, in the Youth Building at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds on Monday. Victor said her jury duty was canceled, so she took the opportunity to beat the after-school rush and turn in the entries.

By Jackie Johnson STAFF WRITER jjohnson@pntonline.com Fair officials and volunteers were hard at work Monday preparing for the Roosevelt County Fair, which officially kicks off today. Extension Office and Fair Secretary Sherri Best and her two helpers spent time making sure the home arts departments were ready to be judged at 7 p.m. Monday. “I […]

Fair schedule

The following is the schedule of events for next months Roosevelt County Fair: Today • New Mexico Christian Children’s Home pork chop breakfast: 6:30-8:30 a.m. at the Jake Lopez Building • Weigh steers: 8 a.m. • Judge adult crafts, fine arts, handiwork, photography, sewing and woodworking, 4-H, 4-H open, junior crafts, sub junior crafts, and […]

County bouncing back after deficit

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com Department of Finance Administration officials made another visit to Roosevelt County the end of last week to help county officials with their annual auditing process. “This trip was to assist with preparing audit schedules,” said DFA Special Director Michael Steininger, who visited the county earlier this year to assist […]

Business brief

Gregg Reid of Clovis, a multiple line agent with American National Insurance Co., was recently recognized for 2014 sales achievements. A news release from the company said Reid received the 2014 President’s Trophy Gold Agent of the Year award, which is presented to the highest performing American National multiple-line agent. He also has been named […]

Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:00 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1000 block of East Amazon Street • 12:16 a.m.: Battery in progress, 1000 block of West First Street • 2:10 a.m.: Officer requested, 900 block of East Amazon Street […]

A better late than never apology

One year a high school student was asked to be a judge at the county fair talent show. There was a little boy who played a patriotic piece on the piano, all dressed up, oozing with stage presence. Overall, she thought he gave the best and most crowd-pleasing performance. She gave him the highest marks. […]

Pages Past

Aug. 18 On this date … 1975: Five licenses to sell liquor were issued in Portales, which had been under prohibition since 1917. The recipients were The Blue Gem, the Plains Inn, Los Arcos, The Captain’s Lounge and Pizza Hut. 1970: Leon Williams, known throughout Clovis as Mr. Wildcat for his support of high school […]

To do list

Today • County fair — 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Fees/Admission: Adults $6 daily, Child (5-17) $4 daily, Adults $25 season, Child (5-17) $15 season, 4 and under free. Information: 575-356-8541 • Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at Portales Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662 ext. 1012 • Roosevelt County Commission […]