Council to vote on restaurant grant

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Portales City Council is set to vote on whether to provide $50,000 in economic development assistance to Vines Italian Restaurant. The vote is part of the agenda for the council meeting at 7 p.m. today in City Hall. Vines owner Mark Vigil said he applied for the money […]

Rep. Lujan holding town hall meeting by telephone

Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Bingaman to host health care town hall meeting

PNT Staff Report U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is scheduled to host a health care town hall meeting at 4:15 p.m. today at the Clovis Civic Center. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs and hear from constituents, according to a […]

Press release: Bingaman hosting town hall meeting in Clovis

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be hosting a health care town hall in Clovis at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs, and hear from constituents. Bingaman’s complete public schedule is as follows: […]

Flea market scheduled

PNT staff The Elida Flea Market is set to operate 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20, July 18 and Aug. 15, at the Elida Town Hall on U.S. 70. Anyone can buy, sell or trade, and there is no fee for vendors. Information: elidafleamarket@yahoo.com.

Obama to hold town hall at Rio Rancho HS

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — President Obama will hold a town hall Thursday at Rio Rancho High School, where he is expected to discuss his efforts to stop credit card companies from taking advantage of consumers. Obama used his weekend radio and Internet address to outline proposed reforms. He challenged congressional leaders to send him […]

April 20, 1960

Keith Rowland took the reigns as city police judge and by 11 a.m. had collected $50 in fines from four defendants. Former judge C. O. Turner moved three doors away from city hall to set up business as justice of the peace.

New rehearsal hall for opera on horizon

By Anne Constable: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera is seeking legislative approval for an agreement with the state to lease and eventually purchase a yet-to-be-built open-air rehearsal hall and the land it sits on. Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, introduced this week House Joint Resolution 8, which would give […]

Council will meet in executive session

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council is holding a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at City Hall to name a replacement for Ward B Councilor Jake L. Lopez. Lopez’ last meeting was Tuesday. He resigned to serve on the Roosevelt County Commission.

Portales Pride forum set

PNT Staff Report The City of Portales has scheduled a Portales Pride public forum at 3 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The forum allows citizens to discuss community beautification and cleanliness. The city is also seeking people who can participate on a committee dealing with such issues. Topics include median sponsorship and design, trash cleanup, […]

Love leaves lasting impression on children

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist One of the highest compliments I ever received was from an 8-year-old child. She was one of my students from the school year before. As I walked down the hall one day, I heard her say to her new teacher, “That’s my teacher from last year. She loves me.” […]

City councilor resigns

PNT staff The Portales City Council met Tuesday night at city hall. Business conducted included: • Councilors considered not renewing the city’s membership in the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, citing accusations of embezzlement against a former employee of the organization. They postponed the decision to the next meeting. • Councilor Jake J. Lopez announced […]

Ogden named to 4-H Hall of Fame

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Decades of supporting young people have won a Roosevelt County man a place in the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame. Johnny Ogden, who helps with 4-H and FFA in Floyd and around the state, was inducted into the state’s 4-H Hall of Fame Dec. 9 at New Mexico […]

Still seeking the Bigfoot exclusive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist “Bigfoot discovered living on top floor of Lincoln Hall” “Subsisted on discarded pizza and stale beer” I’ve always wanted to write a Bigfoot headline. Those guys at the National Enquirer get all the fun assignments. My wife is a fan of various radio and television programs that explore the unexplained […]

Oct. 21 ENMU briefs

PNT staff Hall of Honors Gala to be held Homecoming 2008 marks the first ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala on Saturday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom, with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests. For all other guests, the cost […]

Baggett/Hall Engagement

Velma and Rusty Baggett of Sundown, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Regan Baggett of Lubbock to Brock Hall, of Amarillo. He is the son of Tony and Joann Hall, of Lamar, Colo. The couple will exchange vows June 14, 2008, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Lubbock. The reception […]

Large Youth Town Hall turnout excites organizers

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An unexpectedly large turnout during Wednesday’s New Mexico First Youth Town Hall Meeting has generated positive responses from state and city officials. More than 150 students from

Teens to tackle problems in Youth Town Hall

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County teens will have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Town Hall meeting in Portales. The meeting is part of New Mexico First’s ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Program’ and will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 9 at the Memorial Building.

Roosevelt County Events Calendar

Thursday U.S. Rep Tom Udall Constituent Hours — 8-9 a.m. Portales City Hall, information, 763-7616. Friday Blood drive — 2:30-5:45 p.m., Portales Public Library, information 356-3940. Kiwanis Chili Supper — 5-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, tickets $6 adults, $4 children. Saturday Basketball Fundraiser — Police vs. firemen benefitting Relay For Life, 6 […]