Police Christmas program under way

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Alisa Boswell The Santa Cop program has kicked off at the Portales Police Department as toys begin to flood into the department for children, who would otherwise, have no Christmas gifts. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said 170 names have been submitted so far for the program and he expects there to be close to 1,500 […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

Portales man aids in rescue of family during flood

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Argen Duncan A family with ties to Portales lost almost everything they owned in a flash flood, but the father rescued a 2-year-old girl as disaster struck New Braunfels, Texas. Harlan Carroll, a construction superintendent and road grader operator, and his family were visiting New Braunfels for a vacation and business trip and staying in […]

Memorial Day is to honor those I am thankful for

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Memories flood my soul as I visit the graves of loved ones who have gone on before me. As far back as I can remember, thoughts of my grandfather remind me of his love for Jesus. My grandmother’s singing as she churned butter in the big crock with a dasher […]

Weather service issues flash flood watch

With thunderstorms expected today and Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of the Eastern Plains. Quay, Roosevelt and Curry counties, as well as other portions of north and central New Mexico lie within the area of concern, according to a morning bulletin from the National Weather Service. The […]

Flash flood watch issued

PNT Staff Report The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a flood watch for Wednesday afternoon in north and central New Mexico. The projected area that might experience flash flooding through the evening hours includes Curry, Roosevelt, Quay and De Baca Counties, according to information from NWS. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected […]

County commision discusses flood zone process

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is mapping the entire county for an updated flood insurance plan and Roosevelt County commissioners wants to ensure residents are aware of any flood zone changes this time around. According to County Manager, Charlene Hardin, FEMA will be gathering data over the next […]

Taxpayers shouldn’t be responsible for other’s choices

Editorial The American dream includes owning one’s own home. For many in New Mexico, those homes are in or near the mountains. In coastal states, it’s often beach-front property — where folks such as Cindy Armour can be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves washing ashore and awaken to the cries of gulls. […]

Commissioners plan workshop

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The county commissioners elected to have a workshop during the county meeting on Dec. 6 to prioritize capital outlay requests for the 2006 legislative session. Mike Miller, lobbyist for the county, was in attendance to give recommendations and advise the commissioners on what would be the best way of requesting […]

Wilhoit announces floodplain certification

By Tony Parra Portales Economic Development Manager Darla Wilhoit earned certification as Floodplain Manager, which Wilhoit said is one of the factors which helps keep flood insurance rates low for Portales. The announcement was made during the city council meeting on Tuesday. Wilhoit said previous city inspector Doug Rapp was also a certified floodplain manager. […]