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 [...]

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 [...]