National Guard reunion Saturday

STAFF REPORT This weekend will hold an opportunity for soldiers and veterans of a National Guard unit from Portales and Clovis to reunite. The first ever reunion banquet of the 642nd OD CO CRC (-) will take place Saturday night at Eastern New Mexico University and is for “all the soldiers that have served in […]

Williamson: Church rummage sale a good deal

I am going to blame geography on the reason our family never got into the yard sale frame of mind. Growing up 35 miles from town, I made it to adulthood without ever once partaking, either as a shopper or a vendor, in one of those early morning free-for-all scrambles for other people’s stuff. My […]

To do list — Aug. 4

Saturday • La Casa 40th anniversary celebration — 7 a.m. 5K registration. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. fair at Portales La Casa location. Information: 575-356-6695 Sunday • New Hope centennial celebration — All day reunion at 3283 Roosevelt Road T in Pep. Lunch at 1 p.m. Information: 575-760-9461 Monday • Stuff the bus event — 9 a.m.-2 […]

Pages past — Aug. 4

On this date … 1971: Clovis city commissioners had approved a new city charter, which would go to voters for approval. The charter called for continuation of a commission-city manager form of government, but with seven commissioners instead of five. The mayor, according to the proposed charter, would be elected among the seven commissioners. 1966: […]

Organic program at ‘crossroads’

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Area farmers were invited by to the Roosevelt County Extension Office Tuesday afternoon to voice their concerns and ask questions about the the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s organic program. David Lucero, division director of marketing and development with NMDA, opened the meeting with a presentation that illustrated challenges […]

Donations down, distribution up

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Despite less 
donations, the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has increased the number of pounds of food it distributes, according to FBENM Director Dianna Hernandez.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Despite food and monetary donations being down in the last year, things have been looking up for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to FBENM Director Dianna Hernandez. Collaboration among local non-profit organizations has increased efforts for food donations and distribution to families substantially and had a […]

Pages past — Aug. 3

On this date … 1976: Clovis had recorded 4.35 inches of rain in 24 hours. Parts of north Clovis reported up to 5 inches between 8 a.m. Aug. 2 and 8 a.m. Aug. 3. A woman and her three small children had to be rescued from a car submerged near 21st and Main streets. The […]

To do list — Aug. 3

Saturday • La Casa 40th anniversary celebration — 7 a.m. 5K registration. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. fair at Portales La Casa location. Information: 575-356-6695 Sunday • New Hope centennial celebration — All day reunion at 3283 Roosevelt Road T in Pep. Lunch at 1 p.m. Information: 575-760-9461 Monday • Stuff the bus event — 9 a.m.-2 […]

Parents weigh in on tax-free weekend

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com As many teachers and parents prepare for the return of the school year, they feel the economic benefits of the upcoming tax-free weekend. Portales Junior High School Councilor Matthew Alvarado, a father to a kindergarten student and third grade student, is among the parents taking advantage of the benefits, […]

Gyms see end-of-summer slowdown

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com The end of summer is in sight, and with it comes the potential for people to become unmotivated in their physical fitness, according to area professionals. Ricky Lovato, manager of Fitness and More, said that as winter draws near, the gym begins to see less customers. “After summer, it […]

Child molestation trial set for next week

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com A Portales man accused of child molestation has a trial date set for next week. Marco Nunez, 38, attended a docket call in the Ninth Judicial District Court Monday morning. He was arrested in April, 2015, then again in June, for charges of criminal sexual contact and penetration of […]

McDonald’s making menu changes

Staff report In a press release issued Monday, the McDonald’s restaurant chain announced the following changes it will be making: • Removing artificial preservatives from several items, including Chicken McNuggets, pork sausage patties and omelet-style eggs served on McGriddles bagel and biscuit breakfast sandwiches and scrambled eggs on its breakfast platters. • Rolling out new […]

Pages past — Aug. 2

On this date … 2011: A grass fire northwest of Elida had burned about 1,500 acres, according to Elida Fire Chief Rusty Cater. No structures were burned and no injuries were reported. A cutting torch was blamed for starting the fire. 2006: Eastern New Mexico University had a new sports information director. Adam Pitterman, 34, […]

Police blotter — Aug. 2

The following are a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, fire and sheriff: Friday • 3:35 p.m.: Reckless driver, location unknown • 3:47 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown • 6:25 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block South Roosevelt Road S • 7:51 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block South Avenue D • 9:26 p.m.: […]

To do list — Aug. 2

Today • County special meeting — 9 a.m. in front of the Milnesand Fire Department. A meeting to receive public input on the closure of South Roosevelt Road 45 and South Roosevelt Road E. Saturday • La Casa 40th anniversary celebration — 7 a.m. 5K registration. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. fair at Portales La Casa location. […]

County’s back in the black

By Alisa Boswell Managing editor aboswell@pntonline.com Roosevelt County is on the verge of being out from under Department of Finance review after recovering from its $1.3 million deficit three years ahead of schedule. Between checking and savings accounts, the county has $2.7 million in the bank, according to county Manager Amber Hamilton — $1 million […]

Tax-free weekend starts Friday

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com With school set to begin in August, families are preparing to buy everything their student needs for going into the school year. Tax free weekend — meant as a “financial shot-in-the-arm for parents readying their children for the upcoming school session,” according to a press release by the New […]

La Casa celebration slated for weekend

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com La Casa Family Health Center is celebrating 40 years of great customer service, according to several patients. The health center is celebrating their 40-year anniversary on Aug. 6 with a fun run, community fair, raffle and free food. Stephanie Tapia who has been a patient at La Casa for […]

Boswell: Recovered abuse survivors brave, strong

I recently read an article from theodysseyonline.com, “a content platform that discovers and shares a chorus of millennial voices on topics that matter most to you.” This particular article, written by Justin Carl Gordon, focused on the fictional comic book character of Harley Quinn from Batman. She has been a fan favorite among superhero nerds […]

Pages past — July 31

On this date … 2006: Gov. Bill Richardson had appointed David Reeb to fill the newly created fourth judge’s position in the 9th Judicial District Court. “I’ve aspired to be a judge since I was in law school,” said Reeb, 37, who had been a private-practice attorney since 2003. Reeb remains a district judge today. […]