Digging movies

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
David Kilby, professor of anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University, shows artifacts he has found. Kilby is offering a class this fall called Anthropology on the Silver Screen.  The purpose is to show the differences between movies and real life.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com David Kilby, a professor of anthropology at Eastern New Mexico University, has a special love for movies. Whether its action, drama or comedy, Kilby is a fan. His love for movies gave him the idea to start a class about how anthropologists and archaeologist are portrayed in the blockbuster […]

Escape prompts jail contract revisions

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County jail administrator David Casanova plans to present revised inmate housing contracts with several New Mexico counties today to county commissioners following the July 2 escape of an inmate during work detail. Casanova declined to specify what the revisions of the contract might be. Roosevelt County commissioners have […]

Meetings watch — July 15

Portales Municipal Schools Here are three things discussed at Monday’s Portales Municipal Schools Board meeting: • Lt. Col. Joyce Storm from Cannon Air Force Base presented plans that base will implement to provide better cooperation between the base and the school district. Storm discussed many programs that the base is working on that will help students that […]

Events calendar — July 15

Today Kids Tennis Camp — 8 a.m. to 8:55 a.m., Portales Rams Tennis courts. For 4-8 year-olds. The camp is free. Information: lbrown@portalesschools.com or 760-4151. Yoga Fit — 8:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Memorial Building. Information: 356-5307. Kids Tennis Camp — 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., […]

Police blotter — July 15

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:14 a.m.: Domestic, 1700 block of South Avenue D. • 1:41 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 1600 block of South Avenue D. • 1:53 a.m.: Officer requested, Fifth Street and Avenue E. • 2:33 a.m.: Alarm activation, location unknown. • 2:45 a.m.: Noise disturbance, […]

Airman killed in Sunday wreck

An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base was killed and one other was injured in a car accident early Sunday morning, according to a news release from Cannon. The release said the accident happened about 2 a.m. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said it occurred near Seventh and Norris streets in Clovis. “The victim […]

Senior fitness

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
From left, Roberto Ortega, Linda Uttaro, Mary Madrial and Jose Rodriguez share a laugh Friday as they talk about previous Senior Olympics they have been to at the Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Senior Olympics is about having fun and meeting people from around the state.Ortega, Madrial, Rodriguez and three others are headed to the New Mexico Senior Olympics on Tuesday in Roswell.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Roberto Ortega, 75, knows the importance of staying active and having a lot of fun, so participating in the New Mexico Senior Olympics this year was an easy decision. “I want to stay active and it keeps me moving,” Ortega said. Ortega said the Olympics are more than a […]

Events calendar — July 13

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Kids Tennis Camp — 8 a.m. to 8:55 a.m., Portales Rams Tennis courts. For 4-8 year-olds. The camp is free. Information: lbrown@portalesschools.com or 760-4151. Kids Tennis Camp — 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m., Portales Rams Tennis courts. For 9-14 year-olds. The camp is free. Information: […]

What’s in a name? Plenty

David Stevens

By David Stevens Editor Things you might not know about places you probably do: • Origins for the names of many eastern New Mexico communities have been lost to time. The tiny Roosevelt County village of Elida is a good example. “Roosevelt County History and Heritage,” published in 1975, includes multiple pages about Elida’s earliest […]

Bring back jingles that make me smile

Sandy Fields

By Sandy Fields Local columnist I get that little tune stuck in my head, and I really don’t mind it one bit. It’s great fun… the song that tells you where to put the apostrophe while you spell out the letters of the treat that makes you want “some more.” I loved that commercial the […]