April 21, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that seven applications for liquor licenses had been filed in Portales since the city voted a local option the week before. John Romero, assistant director of

Board of Education bids official farewell

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Portales Municipal Schools director of special student services plans to retire July 1. At Monday’s Board of Education meeting in the district administration building, Superintendent Randy Fowler announced Terry Warnica’s retirement. “The thing about Terry is she’s always the same — levelheaded and keeps her department going strong,” […]

Lujan opens office in Tucumcari

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) announced today that Ron Wilmot will head up his Tucumcari office. Lujan has said that his representative in Tucumcari would serve his constituency on the eastern side of the state in the 3rd District. Lujan made the announcement during a visit today in Tucumcari, where he joined Lt. Gov. […]

ENMU hopes to find coach, AD by July 1

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Later this summer, Eastern New Mexico University expects to have a new athletic director and men’s basketball coach. But school officials aren’t married to any idea the athletic director must precede the coach he or she will oversee. “In a perfect world, that’s what we like,” ENMU President Steven […]

School district state funding decrease

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has $211,000 less in its operational fund than expected, but the director of finance said the district has a financial cushion to prevent problems. The board of education approved a number of budget adjustments, including two decreases to the operational fund, at its meeting Monday in […]

It’s their job: Sharon King

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Name: Sharon King Job: Executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Background: King grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University. Her bachelor degree is in university studies. She retired from ENMU before working with the chamber. Time on Job: Two years as executive director; 3 […]

It’s their job: Don Criss

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Name: Don Criss Job: KENW director of production services Time on job: 35 years Background: Criss grew up in Upstate New York and came to Eastern New Mexico University in 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in educational media from ENMU. What does your job entail?: I supervise the […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Portales Junior High News

Students on honor band Band Director Cindy Stone reports that Maria-Renee Lops, Kaleigh Johns, and Hannah Wagner earned spots on the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All-District Honor Band. Students competed against seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade musicians from even some 5A schools in the district. Wagner was second chair flute, Johns earned sixth chair […]

It’s Their Job: Winston Berry

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Name: Winston Berry Job: Operations Director for New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Background: Berry worked as part of the maintenance personnel for three years at the children’s home while completing his schooling. He went on to teach fourth-grade for several years. Later, he became the youth pastor at First Baptist Church, eventually taking the role […]

Economic development update shared

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor After a little more than nine months on the job as economic development director, Greg Fisher gave a progress report at Tuesday’s city council meeting. “Really what this effort has been all about is a partner ship,” Fisher said. “We’ve been prospecting for new business but most importantly about […]

KENW program invites questions regarding TV switch

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV Channel 3 will host a call-in program Monday on the topic of the switch-over from analog to digital television. From 8-9 p.m., the station will broadcast some of the calls on Channel 3. Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting for KENW, said that there is a lot of confusion about what’s going […]

Medevac service back in eastern New Mexico again

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital Director James D’Agostino told board members Tuesday an AreoCare helicopter was now stationed in Clovis to handle emergency patient transfers to Lubbock. Featuring twin engines, the MD 902 helicopter flies at about 145 mph, allowing a patient to be transported to Lubbock in 35 minutes, D’Agostino […]

KENW-TV extends annual online auction to Saturday

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The annual KENW-TV auction will be extended through Saturday, according to Sheryl Borden, KENW-TV director of marketing. The online auction was scheduled to end Monday, but was extended because there were 92 items remaining, Borden said. Through Monday, the auction raised $36,000. The goal for this year’s auction is […]

Dora School News May 11, 2008

Elementary track meet slatedAthletic Director Ty Thatcher and the classroom teachers of grades 1-6 are planning a local track meet Thursday afternoon.

Group collects cell phones

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico The chance to call home and hear the voice of a loved one can make a big difference to military men and women serving overseas. Now, making that possible can be as simple as donating a used cell phone. The director and students at the Wesley Foundation in Portales […]

United Way distributes funds to non-profits

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico distributed funds from its 2007-2008 fundraising campaign Friday during its annual meeting. The organization collected about $580,000 for Curry and Roosevelt counties. The money includes designated and undesignated donations, according to United Way director Erinn Burch. Designated funds were donations to a specific group, she […]

Chorale director is winner of Golden Apple Award

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By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers Caught by surprise on Wednesday and left completely speechless and teary-eyed, Portales High School chorale director, Franklin Smith, was named a Golden Apple Award recipient.

CCC vice president appointed to library committee

SANTA FE — David L. Caffey, vice president for Institutional Effectiveness at Clovis Community College, has been appointed by the governor to the New Mexico State Library Commission, according to a state press release. Caffey has also worked for The University of New Mexico as director of the Harwood Foundation in Taos and at the […]

CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]