May rains pushing average

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PNT Staff Report Rain showers sprinkled over Roosevelt County on Wednesday, bringing much-needed rain for area farmers as well as for people with allergies. The KENW-TV Broadcast Center at Eastern New Mexico University recorded a little over half an inch of rain by mid-afternoon Wednesday, according to Operations Manager Shannon Hearn. With the month only […]

Water line solution possible by end of year

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales hopes to have a solution for isolating the water line that has broken three times in the last two years fixed by the end of this year. Portales City Manager Debi Lee said the city has issued a request for proposals to engineers to design […]

Treasurer not required to resign

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout is not required to resign after being indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, according to the New Mexico Association of Counties. Though she has elected to go on administrative leave, she is still county treasurer, said Steve Kopelman, general counsel […]

Hardin’s contract renewed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Following a lengthy executive session, Roosevelt County Commissioners voted unanimously to renew County Manager Charlene Hardin’s contract for four years. “We’re all extremely satisfied with the county manager and pleased with the work she’s done,” said long-time commissioner David Sanders. As a part of the contract, Hardin’s salary will […]

Area businesses react to recent toy recalls

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Actions in China set in motion a series of recalls that affected children, their parents and the merchants they deal with across the United States. A series of toy recalls, mostly due to lead content in paint, shook consumer confidence across the nation, but had varying effects for Clovis […]

Curry County manager resigns

Freedom Newspapers Staff Curry County manager Dick Smith has resigned, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed this morning. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday, who said Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Sandoval said he had no additional information. Attemps to contact Albin Smith and Dick […]

Clovis city manager arrested over weekend

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, state police said. He was also cited for an open container violation. Both charges are misdemeanors and police said they are first offenses. “It was an extremely bad judgment on my part,” Thomas said […]

Portales pool opens today

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Pool patrons are sure to notice a few changes as they get ready to dive in at the local swimming hole this summer. With school letting out at noon today, the pool officially opens an hour later at 1 p.m. Phase I of renovations at the pool […]

March 23, 1980

Southwest Canners Inc. has announced the appointment of Ronald R. Wright as general manager of their Portales facility, located west of the city. Wright’s appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Jerry Hersey, who has resigned to accept employement elsewhere. Wright has served as operation manager of a General Bottlers Inc. plant in Munster, Indiana, a […]

Portales nabs movie premiere

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Bright lights and red carpet are in store for the Tower Twin Theater as it was announced this week Portales will be included in the national premiere of the locally filmed movie “Believe in Me.” Two showings of the movie will be held at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. […]

Feb. 20, 1969

Fred Hensley, chairman for the Chmaber of Commerce membership drive now in progress said this morning that a round-up report from all team captains showed good support on the part of the workers and excellent response from the prospects contacted. “It looks good to me,” Hensley said. Chamber manager Ray Franz said $12,835.42 had been […]

City names new MainStreet manager

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Georgia Gonzales has a new job and title. The City of Portales recently named Gonzales the Capital Projects/MainStreet Manager. The position replaces the Community Development Director position held by Jeremy Sturm who is leaving the post. As the new Capital Projects/MainStreet Manager, Gonzales will be in charge of managing […]

Holiday entertainment industry booming

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers You may have heard about The Jingle Bell Rock, but what about a holiday rock opera? The Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Trilogy, a CD and DVD collection, is not your typical Christmas music. Fernando Garcia, assistant manager of Hastings Books Music & Video in Clovis, describes this popular holiday release as […]

Service a family affair

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Resplendent in his dress uniform with gold stripes glittering on his sleeves, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Wilson cuts a dashing figure. Wilson, a former Clovis resident, has served in the U.S. Navy for almost 22 years. At 41, not only is he a dedicated sailor, but a husband, father […]

Man shot outside Clovis eatery

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers An adult male sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his leg midafternoon Friday outside a Clovis eatery, according to police. A witness told police the shooting followed a verbal confrontation, according to a Clovis Police incident report. Eddie Torres sustained four wounds to his left leg and was treated at Plains […]

Quay County manager dies

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Quay County Manager Terry Turner died on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Officials would not comment on the cause of death for Turner. A family friend said Wednesday night that funeral services had not yet been scheduled. Medics were called to the Quay County Courthouse at 3:35 p.m., where Turner, 60, was […]

MainStreet basking in awards

Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Portales MainStreet Program received four statewide awards Wednesday at the New Mexico Mainstreet Summer Institute in Farmington. The program won both the Excellence in Business Incentive and Excellence in Downtown Promotion Event, according to a press release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Local business owners won awards […]

Roosevelt shuts out American

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Thursday night’s Little League game between the Roosevelt County All-stars and the Clovis American all-stars ended with a mercy rule call in Roosevelt’s favor, 10-0. The game kept even at no-score for the first two innings. Roosevelt pulled ahead in the third, scoring seven. They scored three in the […]

Words for the wise from the not-so-wise

By Huber: Freedom Newspapers Columnist Here at the Trivia Memorial Library (Motto: If you wish you were young again, think algebra), we’ve been gathering thought-provoking quotes from icons so that someday we can publish them and make big bucks. These samples are gleaned from politicians, industry leaders and bureaucrats, followed by movie stars and sports […]

Wind gusts measured at 75 mph on Thursday

By Sharna Johnson Southerly winds sand blasted the area Thursday, blanketing the sky with a coffee with cream hue and making driving difficult and life generally miserable. However, one local business manager didn’t seem to mind. “We love bad weather,” said Anna Cardonita, general manager of Domino’s Pizza on Prince Street, even after the wind […]