Brown: Bad fences make good neighbors

When you live in the country, your land is more than your residence, it’s your life. And, as they say in the real estate business: Location, location, location. Your land not only has to have a place for you to live, but it has to support enough cattle to support you and itself. The cattle […]

Pages past — Nov. 11

On this date … 1976: Eastern New Mexico University was making plans for its 43rd homecoming. Events included the crowning of a homecoming queen, football game, reception for recently retired faculty member John Gregory and a Veterans Day observance. Kristen Profitt of Raton was crowned homecoming queen. She was majoring in vocational office education. 1956: […]

To do list — Nov. 11

Today • Floyd Lions Club Harvest Jamboree — 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Yam Theatre. Tickets: $8 in advance and active/retired military, $10 at the door. Information: 5750356-5354 • Shakespearean film screening — 7:30 p.m. in the ENMU Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building, room 112. Will be showing the 1957 film “Throne of Blood” as […]

Veterans Day happenings — Nov. 11

The following is a list of events being held in Portales and Clovis this week for Veteran’s Day Portales Today • American Legion Post 31 Veterans Day Program: 11 a.m. at the Memorial Building • Veterans of Foreign Wars Wall of Honor: 6 p.m. at VFW Post 9515, 316 South Main Avenue. Monday • Re-dedicaton […]

Pet of the week — Nov. 11

Pit mix

Pit mix Gender: Male Age: 1 year old According to Vernon Collins, animal control officer, this dog turned one year old on Nov. 7. He was an owner surrender and has no bite history. He has a very calm personality so he’s fine to be around children or any size family. Collins did say that […]

Senior profile: Volunteering keeps retiree active

Staff photo: Matthew Asher
Jose J. Rodriguez shows the food he’s cooked in preparation for Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal at La Casa Senior Center. The large pot he’s pointing to is turkey stock which he said he’ll be using for gravy, cornbread and to put in the mashed potatoes.

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series profiling local senior citizens each week. By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com Born in Puerto Rico back in 1943, Jose J. Rodriguez, 73, has called New Mexico his home since 1966 when he moved to Clovis for the first time. But before Rodriguez came to the […]

Locals struggle with vote

Staff photo: Kurt Munz-Raper
Voters line up inside the Memorial Building Tuesday to receive their voting ballots for the 2016 the general election. Roosevelt County voters for any of the presidential candidates expressed choosing what they believed was the “lesser of two evils.”

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com The theme among Roosevelt County voters in Tuesday’s general election seemed to echo the rest of the nation as voters conveyed an inner struggle but a deep conviction in regard to voting in the presidential election. Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed the title of the nation’s president late Tuesday […]

Chandler keeps district judge seat

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The Ninth Judicial District has overwhelmingly opted to keep Matt Chandler on the bench. Chandler, appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez last year, defeated challenger Angelina Baca 11,690 votes to 5,081. Votes are unofficial until they are canvassed by each county later this week. “We’re excited, obviously,” said Chandler. “It’s […]

Former county worker files suit

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com The former Roosevelt County worker beaten by a murder suspect at the county fairgrounds in 2014 has sued the county. Documents acquired by the Portales News-Tribune this week, in response to a public records request, showed that Zebas Law Firm of Hobbs filed the lawsuit in July on behalf […]

Williamson: PHS play opens tonight

If this week’s election left you wishing for a dose of arsenic, you’re in luck. Portales High School is prepared to dish out enough to go around this weekend, complete with plenty of laughter. The curtain is scheduled to open at 7 p.m. tonight in the PHS Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Knoxville Street, on […]

Pages past — Nov. 10

On this date … 1976: Smokey Bear, described by The Associated Press as “the living symbol of forest fire prevention,” had died at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The black bear, rescued from a fire in New Mexico’s Capitan Mountains, was 26. In his final days, “Smokey was kept in seclusion, away from the […]

Old-school teacher contends with tech

Booty

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local educators each week. STAFF REPORT Portales High School history teacher Michael Booty has taught for 41 years, and while he has changed in that time, many other things have not, he said. “I started in 1972, when, example, I think teachers were held in a […]

Student senator climbs college ladder

Pantoja

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling local students each week. While Eastern New Mexico University communication major Thalia Pantoja is only 19, she will have enough credits in the spring semester to qualify as a senior. In addition to her commitment to her education, Pantoja is involved in a number of organizations […]

Analysis: Trump’s win a ‘social revolution’

By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY An Associated Press analysis WASHINGTON — A shockwave. There’s no other way to describe the massive change Americans voted for Tuesday. In electing Donald Trump to the White House, Americans handed the reins to someone whose campaign was premised on an unrelenting challenge to the status quo, distrust in government and dismissal […]

Chandler wins judge’s race

By Kevin Wilson MANAGING EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com The Ninth Judicial District has overwhelmingly opted to keep Matt Chandler on the bench. Chandler, appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez last year, defeated challenger Angelina Baca 11,690 votes to 5,081. Votes are unofficial until they are canvassed by each county later this week. “We’re excited, obviously,” said Chandler. “It’s […]

2016 general election results for Roosevelt County

The following are the total number of votes cast in Roosevelt County for each candidate in the 2016 general election (aside from hand-cast votes): President/vice president • Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence (Republican Party): 3,865 • Hillary Rodham Clinton/Timothy Michael Kaine (Democratic Party): 1,445 • Gloria La Riva/Dennis Banks (Party for Socialism and Liberation): 8 […]

Police blotter — Nov. 9

The following is a sampling of calls for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Monday • 10:46 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1600 block East Spruce Street • 12:13 p.m.: Ambulance requested, location unknown • 1:05 p.m.: Fraud, walk in • 1:45 p.m.: Remove subject, 800 block South Avenue A • 2:33 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, […]

Portales Communication Center receives accreditation

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com After a process that lasted over two years, the Portales Communication Center has become accredited through the New Mexico Municipal League and the New Mexico Association of Counties. The communication center (aka police dispatch), which handles calls for emergency services — including police, ambulance, fire and sheriff — was […]

Portales man arrested on sexual assault charges

STAFF REPORT A Portales man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child. Benjamin Pritchett, 55, was booked at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Thursday, according to an arrest affidavit obtained Tuesday. According to the affidavit, the victim said Pritchett assaulted her three years ago at his home. The affidavit also stated Pritchett threatened […]

Dark comedy coming to PHS this weekend

Staff photo: Kurt Munz-Raper

From left, Portales High School students Ethan Saltz, Joseph Erwin and PHS Drama Teacher Heather Hagler work outside for the set of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play premiers at 7 p.m. Thursday at the PHS Performing Arts Center and runs through Sunday.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com A fun dark comedy is making its way to Portales High School this weekend, according to students. “Arsenic and Old Lace,” written by Joseph Kesselring, will premier at 7 p.m. Thursday at the PHS Performing Arts Center with $5 admission. PHS Drama Teacher Heather Hagler said she and her […]