Floyd land owners to receive fire claim help

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Cattle ranchers and land owners will have a chance to receive information on Friday to properly assess the damage to their properties so they can be compensated correctly. Floyd McAlister, Roosevelt County Extension Agent, during the Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday said there will be a meeting held specifically […]

University presidents vary in spending

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State President Michael Martin says if he’s going to be in the big leagues, he has to play like it. Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Gamble insists his school is playing a different game. Martin and New Mexico Tech President Daniel Lopez were the two biggest spenders […]

Program celebrates 10 years

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents went to James Elementary on Thursday night to stay involved with their children’s education and saw first-hand the things their children are learning at school. It was part of the 10-year anniversary of a professional development program in which college students work with James Elementary teachers to instruct students. […]

Wildcats win another late

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — Clovis rolled the dice twice in the final minutes and came out winners of its fourth straight game. In what turned out to the winning drive, senior quarterback Devin Sweet kept the drive on a short fourth-down run and threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Rishard Matthews […]

Honeymoon halted by hurricane

By Kevin Wilson After putting it off for nearly a year, Adrian and Kendra Lopez were looking forward to a honeymoon vacation they wouldn’t forget. They certainly got that, as the vacation’s final days in Cancun featured a visit from Hurricane Emily. The vacation started innocently enough months before, as the couple received a vacation […]

July 14 Obituaries

Ethel Gilman, 87 Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Southside Church of Christ in Portales. Ethel Gilman, 87, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care. She was born on Feb. 16, 1918, in Marietta, Okla., to Sophia and Ellis M. Frazier. She was married to Roy Gilman, on June 2, 1939, in Clovis. She […]

July 10 Obituaries

Jimmy Chunn Services: A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Causey Cemetery. Mr. Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, of Causey died Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Pitchfork to Lola and Clovie S. Chunn. His family lived in Bledsoe, Texas, until 1946 when they moved […]

Celebration returning to Portales

By Tony Parra Portales was such a popular place for the Channel 10 television representatives two years ago that the station will be making another trip to Portales for its Summer Celebration Tour. During the tour on July 11, Channel 10 anchors will be conducting a telecast live from the downtown square in Portales. Portales […]

Association shows support

By PNT Staff The New Mexico Association of Counties unanimously passed a resolution, 33-0, in support of the Curry and Roosevelt County government entities’ efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. The NMAC members passed the resolution on Friday morning during the Annual Conference of the NMAC in Hobbs. Dennis Lopez, Roosevelt county commissioner, […]

Deaths in Fort Sumner investigated

Freedom Newspapers State Police are investigating a pair of deaths just southeast of Fort Sumner. Agapito Lucero, 55, and his wife, Margaret Lucero, 48, were found dead Thursday morning on Cottonwood Drive in the valley just outside of Fort Sumner, state police said. The bodies were found in the morning by a family member outside […]

Rams split with Ruidoso

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By Kevin Wilson Portales senior Jacob Lopez said after Saturday’s doubleheader against Ruidoso that you have to put the ball in play to have any chance of success in high school baseball. A series split against the visiting Warriors only bolstered his case. The Rams put very little into play against Ruidoso and pitcher Justin […]

4/19 Obituaries

Lucille Hill, 100 Services: 10 a.m. today at the Portales Cemetery. Lucille Erwin Hill, 100, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from […]

Sixth-grader prepares for Spanish spelling bee

By Tony Parra A Lindsey Elementary sixth-grader will be making a trip to Albuquerque on Saturday to compete against the best spellers in the state of New Mexico. Laura Lopez, Lindsey sixth-grader, will be competing at the Spanish state spelling bee on Saturday morning. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and the competition […]

4/3 Dora School News

Future Farmers of America Our FFA teams left Dora at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for the State Judging in Las Cruces. They returned Saturday about 6 p.m. We are anxious to hear their results. They have been doing really well so far. I will give a report on each team next week. Remember School will […]

City receives block grant

By Tony Parra Portales city officials received good news from New Mexico Department of Finance representatives on Thursday when they were approved for $466,528 to use for street repairs in the north part of Portales. The money will be for street and drainage improvements in areas in the north part of Portales: • North Abilene […]

Sheriff’s department slated to receive money for vehicles

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County representatives saw some big numbers come back for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department and the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds from capital outlay funds. The total amount of money set aside for Roosevelt County from the house and senate is $983,000, but is still subject to Gov. Bill Richardson’s approval. Road improvements […]

Rams win, gain semis in tourney

By Dave Wagner LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Justin Gilchrist and the Portales High Rams may have had a slight case of the jitters early in Thursday’s first-round game of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. Unfortunately for Tulia, Texas, the Hornets didn’t take advantage when they had the chance. Gilchrist issued a walk and committed a throwing error, putting […]

Deputy accused of excessive force

By David Irvin A Clovis man recently acquitted of battery charges against a county sheriff’s deputy has filed a notice to the county that he intends to sue the deputy for using excessive force. Gilbert Martin Lopez, found guilty of evading arrest in his Feb. 2 jury trial, claims his civil rights were violated during […]

Faith Triumphant absorbs loss to El Paso opponent

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PNT Staff El Paso Faith Christian scored the game’s final 52 points Friday and the Lions roared to an 82-52 win over Faith Triumphant in the Conquerors’ home football opener. Junior running back Steven Lopez accounted for nine touchdowns for Faith Christian, including four in a third-quarter rally which turned a 52-44 halftime deficit into […]

City officials celebrate new railroad crossings

By Laurie Stone City and county officials on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of North Main Street as repairs were completed on railroad crossings. For the past two years, city, county and state officials have worked with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials seeking funding to fix the North Main crossing and its approaching roadways. […]