Portales past: March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Kenneth Livingston, principal at Portales Junior High School, is trying to keep business under way today by teaching two classes, and at the same time, he is worrying what is happening to a third class. Three teachers are absent today, and there are no substitutes available.

County rents armory

PNT staff The Roosevelt County Commission met Tuesday morning in the County Courthouse with Commissioner Paul Grider absent. During the meeting, commissioners: • Approved a 25-year franchise agreement with Southwestern Public Service Company to allow SPS to continue to use county right of ways as necessary to provide electricity to county residents. • Approved an […]

Commissioners approve county manager pay raise

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have given the county manager a 4 percent pay raise, citing her performance and experience as the reasons. The commission voted unanimously, with Commissioner Jake Lopez absent, for Charlene Hardin’s pay increase after a closed session at their meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse. “She deserved […]

Portales opposes water authority bill

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted during an emergency meeting Saturday to oppose a draft version of a state legislative bill that would create a water authority for eastern New Mexico. The vote passed 7-0 with Councilor Shawn Watson absent. The draft was discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Eastern […]

What really matters? I can’t remember

Jim Lee: PNT columnist Sometimes I forget things. Wait a minute, I should correct that statement. After all, I need to be specific and accurate here — if I can remember how to do that. I rarely have difficulty remembering things from a long time ago, or other things that don’t really matter. The real […]