Book borrowers beware

Mike Linn Sherlock Holmes and Perry Mason won’t be knocking down doors looking for local library looters any time soon. But Portales citizens may end up in court charged with petty misdemeanors if they continually ignore requests to return books. The Portales City Council on Tuesday adopted a notice of intent to amend an ordinance […]

Voters to decide on amendments

Tony Parra Election day is here and the only word people need to hear is education and that may be enough to encourage Roosevelt County residents to vote. One question is how many people will turnout for the special election. There are 9,632 people who are eligible to vote, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce […]

Local library reveals family history

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Eric Butler It’s a 15-by-15 foot room in the back of the Portales Public Library with lists of names that may unlock the past. With city directories, phone books, census results and other resources, the library’s Genealogy Room brings family histories to light. “What people can learn is where their families lived, what jobs they […]

Pesty tree removed near ENMU library

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Mike Linn Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a Mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the berries become ripe […]

Richardson to visit area

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson is scheduled to tour 11 communities — including Clovis and Portales today — during a three-day swing through southeast New Mexico, according to a news release from his office. Richardson will discuss the recent legislative session, and talk about upcoming initiatives, including the education-reform election in September […]

Photographer dreams of owning a gallery

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By Angela Peacock Freezing a moment in time so it may be remembered forever is what DA Black does for a living. The Melrose native was invited to Thursday’s Friends of Library Meeting at the Portales Public Library where he has had 11 pieces of his work on display since the library open its doors […]