Police Blotter March 16, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: March 8• A caller reported several cows on the roadway near N.M. 114, near the first curve near Dora.• A caller reported that three juveniles had entered the old Yam Theater on South Main Street. March […]

Events Calendar March 14

FridayThe Sound of Music — 7 p.m., PHS Performing Arts Center, tickets $4, information 356-7015.ENMU Regents Meeting — 10 a.m., Ruidoso campus SaturdaySt. Patrick’s Day Celebration — 5-7 p.m. Memorial BuildingWoman’s Day Out — 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Greyhound Arena, ticket information 356-8822.The Sound of Music — 7 p.m., PHS Performing Arts Center, tickets […]

Local Briefs March 9, 2008

Kit Carson coming to ENMUHampton Sides, acclaimed author of “Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West,” will speak in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Monday. There will be a meet-and-greet from 4-4:30 p.m., […]

Events Calendar March 9, 2008

SundayLocal Flavor Day at Key Ingredients — 1:30-5 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building. MondayHampton Sides author’s lecture — 4:30 p.m. ENMU’s Becky Sharp Auditorium ThursdaySenior benefits forum — Noon to 3 p.m. Portales Senior Citizens Center.New Mexico Grain Sorghum Association annual meeting — 6:30 p.m. K-Bob’s, 1600 Mabry Drive, Clovis

Police Blotter March 9, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: Friday• A caller reported that someone broke into his house on West 15th Lane while he was gone. • A caller said someone broke into his house on East Danube while gone. A garage door sustained […]

District Court Dispositions March 9, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court. According to the report: • Maria Stevens, 32, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, and was ordered placed on probation for one year and must pay court fines. • Miguel Galvan, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions March 9, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the report: • David M. Brown, 20,

Events Calendar March 5

Wednesday Blood Drive — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building Thursday High Plains Film Festival meeting — 1:30 p.m., Zia Room at ENMU Campus Union Building. Saturday Lovers for Learning dinner — 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian Campus Ministry House Kids Day at Key Ingredients — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Golden Library Monday Hampton Sides author’s […]

Cannon NCO plans to join Bataan memorial march

By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs As his hand passed over the words etched into the marble of the Bataan Memorial next to the chapel here, Staff Sgt. Angelito Cooper’s jaws involuntarily clenched, as if to strengthen his resolve. “I didn’t even know [the memorial] was here,” he said quietly. “It’s nice.” […]

Oasis pond to close down again

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the […]

2-10-08 Elida School News

Upcoming activities • The Elida Schools Science Fair will take place Friday. Contestants will be divided into two divisions, grades 6-8 and grades 9-10. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place projects in each division. Medals will be awarded for top overall placings. Students will be eligible to compete at the Regional […]

Feb. 6, 1957

The Portales city council agreed to donate one day’s proceeds from the parking meters to the March of Dimes.

Bilingual services available to voters

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Bilingual services are available for voters in the March 4 municipal elections in Portales and Clovis. Spanish-language voters will have the aid of bilingual precinct workers and a translating device at each of the precincts. Called AutoMARK, the device has an audible and visual translation of the ballot for voters, […]

Tornado blasts area in 2007

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Editor’s note: The following is the first of four stories reviewing the top news of 2007. This installment deals with January, February and March. The first three months of 2007 were dominated by newsmaking weather and homicide headlines that gripped Roosevelt County. Perhaps the story of the year for […]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a […]

Cause worth time in ‘jail’

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor I can almost hear old Hank Williams singing about me now. “He’s in the jailhouse now.” It seems it all started about the time I started growing this outlaw beard. First it was scratching my neck in public, then it was food on my rather faint mustache. Next thing […]

Threat claims leveled

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By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed Monday that prosecution witness Cynthia Peninger was threatened about revealing what she knew about the 2005 deaths of Doris and Odis Newman. They disagreed on who was doing the threatening. The prosecution said it was capital murder defendant Stanley Bedford who threatened Peninger. […]

Meetings Watch:Roosevelt General Hospital Board

The Roosevelt General Hospital Board held their monthly meeting on Tuesday. The following items were discussed during the meeting: • The hospital showed a profit of $205,000 for the month of March • The hospital is working with other local agencies to provide quick transport for psychiatric patients to the proper facilities for treatment. • […]

Second resident dies from tornado injuries

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Last month’s tornado claimed its second victim Thursday when Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died at a Lubbock hospital. Thomas V. Cravy said his father had been hospitalized with multiple injuries since the March 23 tornado tore through a trailer home “Snap” Cravy shared with a friend on Oak […]

Rains reach near record

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor March 2007 will go into the record books as one of the wettest in more than a half century in Roosevelt County. The 2.83 inches of rain is the most since 1948, according to meteorologist Bryan Guyer at the Albuquerque office of the NWS. Most of last month’s precipitation […]