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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Curry detention officer arrested

Freedom New Mexico A detention officer at the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday afternoon for smuggling narcotics and other contraband items into the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Julian Patrick Garcia, 36, is being held at held at the Curry County Detention Center on a $56,000 bond. He is […]

Calf carcass dumping a problem again

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Taxpayer dollars are being spent to clean up illegal dumping along Roosevelt County roads. When one drives down a county road it is not uncommon to see some trash in the ditch. Assorted items such as aluminum cans, bottles and sometimes household items such as carpet and broken furniture. […]

Altrusa members prepare for Holiday Happening

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition will continue as the 10th annual Holiday Happening is set to take place on Saturday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Hosted by the Portales Altrusa Club, all money raised from the annual event is used in some way within the community, said Cindy Harth, […]

It’s their job: Ginger Boone

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Ginger Boone Job: Owner and operator of Joe Boys Time on the job: One year and one month Background: Over the years, Boone has owned several businesses in the Portales area and worked in retail. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. I do all the buying, I […]

Cold weather making way to area

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A cold front is expected to settle into the area for the next several days, plunging the temperatures into the 20s today, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain and showers is predicted for Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures to be in the 30s and 40s, according […]

PHS students to host auction

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Students of the junior class at Portales High School will host their annual class dinner and auction at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the school cafeteria. Catered by J4 Bar-B-Que Catering, the meal will feature a barbecue plate complete with sides and drink. Tickets for the event are $10 for […]

10-28 Dora School News

Elementary to see special exhibit On Tuesday, all Dora elementary classes will be treated to a special zoological exhibit from the Albuquerque Zoo. The “Zoo to You” program will be set up in the school library and will cover the following topics: Fur, feather, scales (Grades PK, K, 1); Reptiles and Amphibians (Grades 2-3); Secrets […]

10-24 Local Briefs

Committee plans Friday meeting The Roosevelt County Democratic Party Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the meeting room of the Memorial Building. Agenda items will include planning for the Democratic Presidential Caucuses on Feb. 5. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Festival fun

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Laughter, and the smell of Navajo tacos and frying potatoes, filled the air during the annual Peanut Valley Festival being held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. On the front lawn, students from Mesalands Community College’s farrier science program and blacksmith team were hard at work forging and […]

Council returns Abengoa fines

PNT Staff The Portales City Council returned $143,000 in fines levied towards Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. for industrial discharge violations at Tuesday’s regular meeting. In June, the city found the ethanol producer in non-compliance of a 2006 ordinance limiting industrial discharge to the city’s wastewater treatment stream. During that meeting, councilors moved to fine Abengoa $1,000 […]

Students show appreciation for fire, police departments

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Steven Cain, Chuck Haman and Chief John Bridges of the Portales Fire Department try some of the home-baked items presented to them Tuesday. The items were baked by Portales High School junior and senior girls for both the fire department and the police department. According to PHS Secretary Corrine Gonzales, the project was a way […]

Local Briefs: Clovis man arrested on burglary charges

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a suspect in burglaries committed in Curry, Roosevelt Parmer and Bailey Counties Wednesday in Portales, according to a RCSO news release. Curry County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sandy Loomis observed a vehicle matching the description of one Curry County deputies had pursued on Sunday and began pursuit. […]

Police: Clovis senior traps alleged intruder

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy who was standing against a wall, a police […]

Business offers one-stop shopping

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Moving from a home-based business to a storefront was the next logical step for the recently opened Fiestas y Mas, located at the corner of Main and Second streets in Portales. Fiestas y Mas specializes in providing all the services needed for events such as quinceañeras, weddings and other […]

Witnesses: DNA evidence lacking

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Expert witnesses testified Thursday there was no DNA, fingerprint or shoeprint evidence at various crime scenes to tie capital murder defendant Stanley Bedford to the 2005 deaths of an elderly Portales couple. Prosecutors walked Noreen Purcell, a DNA analyst with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, through […]

KENW auction now online only

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s time to bid and buy in KENW-TV’s 31st annual summer auction but you won’t be watching your television — instead, you’ll be watching your computer screen and clicking your mouse. The auction is going completely online for the first time this year because of the station’s ongoing transition […]

Portales makes plans to clean

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents can clean up the town and earn prizes during Saturday’s Great American Cleanup. The annual event is an opportunity for citizens to band together and clean up Portales. It is also a good way to show younger generations how much trash can be thrown out, said event […]

Clutter cutter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Need more organization in your life but don’t know where to start? Why not your home? Help is now available in the area in the form of a professional organizing company called All Things Organized The fledgling business specializes in helping clients to organize their homes. A member of […]

ENMU Board of Regents meets

PNT staff The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents held their monthly board meeting on Wednesday in Santa Fe. Items from the agenda were presented to the board for informational purposes only, with no action items being presented for vote, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble. Those items included: • A resolution of appreciation […]