Police up patrols for Halloween

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Halloween night will see an influx of local law enforcement agencies out on patrol in Portales to ensure the safety of area trick-or-treaters, according to officials. Officers from the Adult Probation and Parole office in Portales will be out during the evening to ensure that children do not visit […]

Clovis youth given opportunity to attend MDA camp

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Clovis’ Daniel Maes rides his motorized wheelchair in a circle up and down a slight slope in the floor, pausing only long enough to change directions. Joe Garcia watches his 8-year-old grandson motor around the Portales Fire Department with joy. “He’s everything,” Garcia said. “He loves music. He can […]

PAT going for Mondays, too

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer More than 450 passengers used the Portales Area Transit System in May, according to city officials. “We’re really pleased with how things are going,” Portales City Manager Debi Lee said. “Everything is positive. Some of the seniors found out that they could get rides through our senior program for […]

Base Exchange returns earnings to Airmen

Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s Base Exchange (BX), a division of Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), wants to be the first choice shopping option for active duty military, their families and retirees, all of whom make up 70 percent of the AAFES customer base, said Nicola Carter, BX general manager. Competitive pricing through the […]

De Baca county names new sheriff

Staff Reports Mike Chavez, Fort Sumner’s chief of police, will be sworn in as sheriff of De Baca County on Dec. 30, De Baca County Commissioner Powhatan Carter III said Monday. De Baca County citizens voted to recall former Sheriff Gary Graves on Nov. 10 after a citizens group petitioned to remove him from office. […]

Local dealership owner wins legal fees back

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a Portales car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows Alva Carter, owner of Big Valley Auto in Portales, to recoup some or possibly all of his […]

8-30 Obituaries

Ernest L. Carter Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery Mr. Ernest L. Carter, 57, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1947, in Portales to Ruby and Harold Carter. He grew up in Portales and attended Portales schools. He was employed at the OK Tire […]

Court rules in favor of dealership

By Tony Parra A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a Portales auto dealership and its owner in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Portales resident Marla Segovia and three other women. Alva Carter, owner of Big Valley Auto, was named […]

Festival offering family fun

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The sounds of Christian music and fiddles playing will permeate the air during the 2005 Heritage Days festival. The Celebration of Christian Music show will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The free event will take place at the Portales City Park. Steve Davis, organizer of […]

Carter signs with Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson Some things never seemed to change for Chris Carter, like his height and his desire to play college basketball. “In eighth grade, I was this tall. In sixth grade, I was this tall. I was head and shoulders above everybody else, and people started telling me, ‘You can, you can.’” It appears […]

Sunken Garden needing repair

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots is in need of major repair. Built as part of a nationwide park beautification project after World War I, one of the stone walls of the Sunken Garden at Hillcrest Park collapsed about two years ago. […]

Jamboree entertains during weekend

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — The weekend installments of the Floyd Country Jamboree featuring local country music talent from eastern New Mexico featured big crowds and an attendance streak that has yet to be broken. Over the years the show has grown and Panny and Polly Biggler have witnessed the Jamboree since its inception. Panny […]

Rams can’t finish rally against Bernalillo

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — After losing twice to Portales by double-figure margins in late December and early January, the Bernalillo Spartans hardly looked like they were in position to defend their Class 3A title. Saturday, though, they returned the favor against the Rams and earned back-to-back titles for the first time in school history […]

Portales on edge after violence

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By Tony Parra Portales went five years without a homicide, from 1999 through 2003. Then two unrelated slayings took place in 2004. Last week, Roosevelt County experienced its first multiple homicide in what officials said is at least two decades with the deaths of longtime residents Odis and Doris Newman. “It’s a crazy thing,” said […]

Arbitrator decides in favor of dismissed Dora teacher

By Tony Parra Almost eight months after a Dora High School teacher was terminated from her job, an independent arbitrator has ruled she was wrongfully discharged. Stuart Shanor of the Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor and Martin law firm in Roswell ruled Friday that Derinda Carter was wrongfully discharged by the district without just cause, according to […]

Rams survive late scare, get past Colts

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High boys basketball team maintained its lead in the District 4-3A race Friday night — barely — and the Rams couldn’t be happier about it. After leading the entire game, PHS sent New Mexico Military junior Zachary Nishino to the free throw line for a 1-and-1 opportunity with 0.7 […]

Technicals help lift Rams past Wildcats

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team got off to the kind of start it needed in its District 4-3A schedule, winning twice at home. Now, after downing rival Lovington 62-50 on Friday night at the PHS gym, the Rams will try to carry it over to the road, where they play three […]

Rams win district opener

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By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos was glad to get the first one out of the way. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 15 points and Portales High led all the way except for a brief tie late in the half in dispatching Ruidoso 51-41 Tuesday night in the District 4-3A opener for both teams at the […]

Rams down Tucumcari in final non-district tilt

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By Dave Wagner If the Portales Rams were sluggish Tuesday night, it hardly showed to Tucumcari boys coach John Span. Portales jumped on the Rattlers for the game’s first nine points and never relinquished the lead in posting a 61-41 victory at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Kirchner posted a double-double with 12 points and […]

Rams cruise to win over Cavemen

By Dave Wagner On the surface, Mark Gallegos says, Portales High’s 48-33 win over Carlsbad on Friday night at the PHS gym looks pretty good. But the Rams coach thinks his squad will have to pick up its play when District 4-3A play begins in just over a week. Senior guard Chris Carter scored eight […]