USDA to close 259 locations

Staff and wire reports DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will close 259 domestic offices, labs and other facilities as part of an effort to save $150 million per year, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday. While the closures and other cost-cutting steps will affect the USDA headquarters in Washington and […]

Teens arrested for unauthorized graffiti

Three Portales teenagers were arrested Friday and Saturday on multiple counts of unauthorized graffiti, according to Portales police. Portales Sgt. Pat Gallegos took a report of unauthorized graffiti Oct. 11. Officers found 29 locations with graffiti. The charges ranged from three-degree to fourth-degree felonies, police said.

Polling locations

Today is primary election voting day for New Mexico. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must be a registered member of a political party to participate in the primary election. Information: 356-8562.

Children’s summer program offers variety of fun activities

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of bored children glued to the television this summer, they can be involved in activities at locations around the area through the Portales Recreation Center’s summer program. Program director Johnny Ledbetter has been at the Center for seven years, and this is the fourth consecutive year the program […]

Primary election precincts, polling locations

PNT Staff Report Voters in the primary election can find their precinct and polling location on their voter identification cards. Only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote for their respective candidates in the primary election. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Questions can be directed to the County Clerk’s office at […]

Salvation army volunteers to ring this weekend

Freedom Newspapers Salvation Army volunteers will be ringing for tornado restoration donations this weekend. The nonprofit’s signature Red Kettles, which are traditionally used for Christmas, will be set up at locations throughout Clovis and Portales. According to Salvation Army officials, funds collected will be used to feed families affected by the March 23 tornado that […]

Movie Scenes to be shot in area in September

Freedom Newspapers Local residents can expect to see a film production crew around town in September, according to the film’s location manager. R. Michael Charske confirmed Wednesday he scouted several locations throughout Clovis for the movie “Seasons of Dust.” “I looked at tons of locations,” Charske said, “but no contracts have been issued.” The movie […]

Portales school district to offer free lunches this summer

By Mike Linn The Portales school district will offer free lunches to youngsters at several school locations this summer and will be reimbursed by federal funds at summer’s end. Anyone under 18 can eat free and adults pay $2 for the meals, funded in part because Portales is classified as a low-income community, food service […]