Police blotter — March 8

The following calls were made to Portales police dispatcher on Tuesday: • 12:04 a.m., caller reported an accident between two semis, one a milk truck and one a freight liner on U.S. 70. No injuries were known of. • 5:06 a.m., caller reported an entrance alarm going off at the 700 E. Lime St. • […]

Community should unite behind base

I thought your readers might be interested in these comments made Tuesday to Association of Defense Communities by Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary-Installations Kathleen Ferguson: “(Department of Defense’s) 2004 report to Congress stated the Air Force had 24 percent excess capacity and this number does not reflect current excess Air Force capacity. “BRAC 2005 fell […]

Police blotter — Feb. 29

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Sunday, Feb. 19 • At 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to Yucca Drive in reference to a battery. A woman with two lacerations on her right ear was crying too much for the officer to understand. She refused hospital treatment but told […]

Police blotter: Feb. 26

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Feb. 18 • At 9:30 a.m., a man reported he had just been battered in a store parking lot on South Avenue C. He said a man, who was the ex-husband of a woman he’d helped with lodging, approached […]

Police blotter — Feb. 23

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 12:38 p.m., an officer was dispatched to South Abilene in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer someone cut the tire of his vehicle. He said the tire was inflated at 8:30 p.m. the night before. No […]

Zias hold on late to edge Commerce

Dave Wagner Kiara Tate made perhaps a game-saving play at the end of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s clash against Texas A&M-Commerce, but she may have paid a big price for it. With the Zias holding a three-point lead after Commerce’s Danielle Dixon missed a 3-point try in the closing seconds, the senior guard from […]

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 1:46 a.m., an officer responded to East First Street in reference to larceny. A man and woman told the officer they had taken in another man and woman because they were homeless. They said they agreed to […]

Police blotter — Feb. 8

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Samplings of calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 3:30 a.m., an officer responded to a convenience store on Second Street in reference to a theft. A man waiting at the store told the officer a man had stolen his mother’s guitar and he just wanted it back. The […]

Police blotter — Feb. 5

PNT staff report Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports:

Church, state will never separate

Much is made of the separation of Church and state, but the truth is that while Church and state sometimes temporarily separate, on the insistence of those who get caught in the middle, they will never divorce. They were made for each another. Church is possibly a little older than her partner, but she hides […]

Police blotter: Feb. 1

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 10:51 a.m., an officer responded to North Chicago Avenue in reference to a commercial burglary. The officer made contact with a man, who told him between the hours of 6 p.m. the previous night and 10 a.m. that morning, […]

Police blotter: Jan. 29

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Monday, Jan. 16 • At 8:46 p.m., officers was dispatched in reference to a domestic situation in progress. A woman told officers that no one hit anyone, but that the man in the house was being stupid. The man said he came […]

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Jan. 10 • At 9:53 a.m., an officer was dispatched to East Ninth Street in reference to females yelling. The officer made contact with a female, who was crying. The woman told the officer that her daughter kicked in her front door […]

Local legislators share priorities

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Kevin Wilson The New Mexico Legislature begins noon Tuesday in Santa Fe. The Legislature has two different types of sessions. In odd years, the session runs 60 days and is full of legislation that encompasses nearly everything one could imagine. In even years like 2012, the session is 30 days long and is limited mostly […]

Police blotter — Jan. 11

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Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday • At 10:14 p.m., an officer was dispatched to another officer’s location where a driver had been pulled over. The second officer suspected the driver had been drinking and driving. The vehicle had run a stop sign and the officer located […]

Train to move to Hillcrest Park parking lot today

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Benna Sayyed The first movements of the 105-year-old locomotive retired in Hillcrest Park since 1954 were made on Saturday at 3 p.m. “We put the wheels under it and we had it ready to lift and ready to go. We’re just running out of daylight today,” said Joe Bennett, owner of Bennett House Movers. Bennett […]

Police blotter — Dec. 11

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Tuesday • At 7:52 p.m., an officer was dispatched to West Ivy Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, The officer observed a man walking from an apartment complex, then get into a vehicle and begin to reverse it. A […]

Police blotter — Dec. 7

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday • At 7:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Lindsey Park in reference to three male subjects in a vehicle. Dispatch advised the officer that the men were trying to force a female subject into the vehicle. On his way to […]

Cooperative efforts help students’ creativity

There are a great many gifts these days, being made in the Clovis Christian High School art and wood arts departments, especially involving joint use of the two classes, which are located across the hall from one another. The focus in this column is on handmade gifts, for those whom one loves, especially those made […]

Financier invested wealth in education

Freedom New Mexico Education reforms come and go, usually with little impact. But one person who made a difference for the better was Ted Forstmann, who died Nov. 20 in New York City at age 71. Forstmann made a fortune through investment firms and other businesses. He also criticized junk bonds as too risky. And […]