City council to update improvement plan

Freedom New Mexico The Portales City Council will take public comments and also plans to vote on what to include in its Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. It’s part of the council’s agenda for a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday — a day earlier in the week than normal. The plan designates which improvements in roads, […]

Hospital board meeting set

Roosevelt County Hospital Board has scheduled its regular meeting for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital. Agenda items include nursing services and medical staff reports. Administrator James D’Agostino will also have reports related to rural health clinics, recruitment and legislative actions.

`High hopes’ for takeover

By John Sena: The New Mexican Hundreds of College of Santa Fe supporters packed the Capitol Rotunda for a rally Tuesday afternoon hoping their voices would sway legislators to approve a state takeover of the school. Various attempts to stabilize finances and increase enrollment at the school have failed, and partnership talks with two other […]

Basketball camp accepting applications

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only for boys and girls ages 10-19. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected for the All-American Team. Locations include Phoenix; Babson Park, Fla.; Gainesville, Ga.; Champaign, Ill.; Glassboro, N.J.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Marietta, Ohio; Lebanon, […]

GOP blueprint should include return to roots

Freedom New Mexico It’s tough enough for a party to lose a national election, but even tougher for its leaders to listen to the myriad advice from all corners, including from the pundits on Freedom Communications editorial pages. So the Republican Party must now endure the ritualistic finger-pointing, circular firing squad and lectures following Democratic […]

Republicans sweep county votes

PNT staff Roosevelt County voters bucked the national and state trend, choosing Republican John McCain by 4,285 votes to 2,270 votes for Democrat Barack Obama. Totals include 6,683 ballots, including most of the absentee votes. Roosevelt County voters also favored Republican Steve Pearce for U.S. Senate, though Democrat Tom Udall is projected to win statewide. […]

Local Brief Oct. 5

The Southeastern New Mexico Sandhills Fun Walk-Run will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Pep Community Building. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with a Halloween costume contest, followed by a 5K and one mile walk-run. Other events include a kids’ wagon pull, wheel chair race, and stick-pony race. Entry fee […]

Portales Fire Department open house set for Saturday

The Portales Fire Department will host an open house at 301 S. Ave. C from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week, said Fire Chief Jon Bridges. The open house will include equipment displays and demonstrations. Demonstrations include:10:30 a.m. — Hazardous materials11:30 a.m. — Vehicle extraction12:30 p.m. — Tours of the fire […]

Learning early, learning well

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says all we really need to know, we learn in kindergarten. With that said, 235 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center students will graduate from kindergarten during 12 different ceremonies on Wednesday, Thursday and today. It marked a milestone in what is sure to be a […]

9-23 Club Notes

Zeta Upsilon Zeta Upsilon, chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, kicked off the 2007-08 club year with a brunch Aug. 25 at the Bread Basket. Two other Portales chapters, Xi Lambda and Pi Master, joined Zeta Upsilon. Zeta Upsilon is making plans for Oct. 11 when the chapter will entertain with a barbecue dinner and a […]

Elida residents plan to showcase town’s history

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer One hundred years of history will be on display in several venues during the Elida Centennial on Friday and Saturday. Good’s Feed Store will be the site of an art show that will showcase work from artists that have lived in the area over the past 100 years, said […]

Home and Garden Show on horizon

Freedom Newspapers The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

Ute Lake offers cooling day trip

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres and is the second largest lake […]

Sept. 23 Local Briefs

Conference discusses Patriot Act The Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences and the Department of Political Science at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are teaming up to present a “First Amendment Conference,” Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building. It is titled “What is the Price […]

Sept. 19 Elida School News

Book fair this week The Elida Elementary School will sponsor the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Thursday. The fair will be open every day from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be located in the elementary foyer. The proceeds will go to the elementary PTO.   Teacher promotes essay contest Vigo Torske, the high […]

Osborne all about ENMU activities

Shannon Osborne splits her time as the manager of the Harding Apartments and a program advisor for Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Organizations and Activities. Her fantasy dinner party would include Eleanor Roosevelt and the Care Bears, and her superhero name would be Red Raven. What do you think of Portales? “I think Portales […]

Preparations begin for 12th annual Ag Expo

Michelle Seeber The state of New Mexico’s economy much depends on agriculture and ranching, and for the past few years, the dairy industry has brought even more dollars into the state. To keep up with the changing trends and newest products of these industries, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce and the Roosevelt County Extension […]

Newspapers sponsor cooking class

Jack King You might call it a new taste of the old. Holly Glenn, events coordinator for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, said a cooking school the news group will co-sponsor in October will focus on fast, easy and original ways to prepare dishes that appeal to those who love good, home-cooked, comfort food. The […]

St. Helen Fiesta mix of faith, fun and food

Helena Rodriguez People can get well fed — spiritually and physically — at St. Helen Catholic Church’s annual Fiesta and Car Show which begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday and continues with daily activities through Sunday. The four-day fiesta of faith will feature “good food, praise and preaching,” according to Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of […]

Seven vie for fair queen title

PNT Staff Seven young ladies in Roosevelt County will compete in the 2004 Fair Queen Competition. The contests are divided into two portions: horsemanship and personality. The following contestants will put to test their people and horseback-riding skills in an effort to claim their prospective crowns: – Amber Kinsey, 16, of Dora, who enjoys volleyball […]