July 7 Obituaries

Karen Elrod, 40 Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In 1985, she was […]

Signs point to trouble for local judges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Both Curry County magistrate judges and a retired district judge have campaign signs in their yards supporting 9th Judicial District Attorney candidate Matt Chandler, despite prohibitions on political activity by New Mexico judges. All three judges — magistrate judges Richard Hollis and Douglas Miller, and retired District Judge Bill Bonem, who […]

Accident kills infant

Freedom Newspapers An eight-month-old boy was killed Tuesday in a one-car accident on NM 206, near mile marker 49, according to reports from the New Mexico State Police. Bryston Miller was ejected from a 1994 Saturn, driven by Leigh A. Miller. According to the report, the vehicle was traveling southbound on NM 206 (Cacahuate Road), […]

ENMU regents announce tuition hike

Tony Parra@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University officials announced a 6 percent tuition increase during the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Ruidoso. ENMU president Steven Gamble said an increase of 6 percent to the tuition rate was approved by the Board of Regents members. Gamble said the rate is low compared to other universities, such […]

Obits March 30

Florence Miller, 88 Mrs. Florence Miller, 88, of Portales, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at her home. She was born on Feb. 22, 1916, in Elida, to Minnie and Manford Elkins. She grew up on the family homestead northwest of Elida. She started to school at Chaves. When she was 12 years old, the family […]

Regents OK branch status for Ruidoso

Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a resolution supporting branch campus status for the Ruidoso Instructional Center on Monday during the Board of Regents meeting. For Ruidoso to become a branch campus, the New Mexico Commission for Higher Education and the Legislature must approve the request. Eastern officials hope the […]

Miller wins council seat

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Mike Linn City Councilman Mike Miller just added another four years to a resume already lush with experience in city and county government. The incumbent scored roughly 75 percent of the vote for the Ward D city council position, defeating Eddie Hiner in the city’s only contested race on Tuesday night. Miller scored 165 votes […]

County lobbyists discuss Legislature

Tony Parra County lobbyists kept the Roosevelt County Commission up to speed on bills in the New Mexico Legislature and the results on Tuesday. Roosevelt County lobbyist Mike Miller presented the commission with an update on the priorities for the county in the 2004 state legislation. Miller said the legislation ended on Feb. 19, but […]

Council seat up for vote today

Tony Parra The election polls for four Portales city council positions will open today but only City Councilman Mike Miller will face a challenger, Eddy Hiner, in Ward D, the southwest section of town. Hiner, a Portales native and owner of Berkeley and Arizona Apartments, said he is opposed to taxpayer money spent to fund […]

Three out of four council members to run unopposed

Tony Parra The stage is set for the 2004 Portales city council elections and five candidates will be running for four positions on March 2. Three candidates can breathe a sigh of relief because they will be running uncontested. Alfred Bachicha of Ward A, Gary Watkins of Ward B and D.K. Shafer of Ward C […]

City officials lobby for funds to legislature

Tony Parra Roosevelt County and the Portales City Council may have two different ways of lobbying to the state legislature but one aspect remains the same: representation at the New Mexico state legislature. The city is represented by its city councilors and Mayor Orlando Ortega in the lobbying process. They are vital in bringing in […]

Commissioner critical of county lobbyists

Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner is disgruntled with two lobbyists the commission hired last year to seek state funding for county projects. Commissioner Tom Clark said one of the lobbyists failed to keep a promise they would only lobby for Roosevelt County. Moreover, Clark said the lobbyists, Portales City Councilman Mike Miller and Arch […]

Obits 10-30

Ralph Miller, 93 Mr. Ralph E. Miller. 93, of Clovis, a retired farmer and rancher, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on May 13, 1910, in Oklahoma, to Clem and Alice Haney Miller. He married Lee Ola McDonald on Jan. 28, 1928, in Clovis. He had lived […]

Judge denies reduced bail for sex offender suspect

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]

County scores well on health assessment

By Mike Linn State health officials believe services provided by Eastern New Mexico University and collaboration between local organizations are a few reasons why Roosevelt County’s latest public health assessment compares favorably against many counties in the state. While figures for the entire state are not yet complete, Roosevelt County scored well in District 4 […]

Family Dollar fire causes damage, no injuries

PNT Staff A fire Thursday afternoon at Family Dollar did damage to more than $400 in merchandise, but caused no injuries or structural damage. The Portales Fire Department received a fire call at 12:15 p.m. from the discount retailer, located on 1601 S. Ave. D., according to Fire Marshall Mike Running. By the time help […]

Couples compete at PCC tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Being a couple at the Portales Country Club this weekend is unlike being a couple anywhere else. Under most circumstances, a couple is considered to be a husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend. At this weekend’s Portales Country Club Couples Tournament, the only requirement is that one member of the team be […]

Obituaries June 10

Alma Atkins, 83 Alma Atkins, 83, of Exeter, Calif., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Visalia. She was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Dora, to Zeneth and Janie Wilmoth. She married John W. Atkins on March 3, 1940, in Roswell. They moved to Exeter in 1945. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, playing […]