County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Missing goat found after three days

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. Robert Villanueva said his nanny goat was missing for three days last week before she was discovered Thursday trapped between Villanueva’s barn and his neighbor’s fence. Margie usually hangs out on the deck in Villanueva’s back yard. “I […]

11-4 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 11:23 a.m., a caller reported a four-wheeler was missing from the Causey area. • At 11:10 p.m., a caller reported someone was knocking on her windows in the 200 block of Oklahoma Drive. Sunday • At […]

May 2, 1982

• “Missing,” starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek was playing at the Tower Twin. • The Portales Rams baseball team competed in a split doubleheader against the Artesia Bulldogs. The Rams won 7-3 and lost 14-1. The Rams advanced to the Class AAA state tournament.

March 4, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls made to Portales police dispatchers during the past week: Monday • At 7:37 a.m., a caller reported that their vehicle was missing in the 300 block of South avenue G. Tuesday • At 4:59 p.m., a caller requested an officer to report that her dog had been stolen […]

Missing PHS track girls are safe

By William P. Thompson: PNT staff writer A high school track meet at Hobbs was canceled Tuesday after two Portales female track athletes were reported missing. The two athletes left with friends and returned to the meet about two hours later, according to Hobbs school and law enforcement officials. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said […]

Portales man accused of embezzling

By Tony Parra A Portales man employed by an armored-car service is accused of embezzling at least $240,000 from his employer, police said. Scott Kirby, 22, turned himself in on Monday and was arrested, according to court documents. Kirby was employed by Respond Inc., an ATM and armored-car service company that services businesses in Portales […]

Man dedicates time to learning about navigating uncle

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Leo Eminger of Upton has been presumed dead since Sept. 24, 1942. Over the last year-and-a-half, Dave Tanner has dedicated every minute he can spare to make sure the memory of Eminger, his great-uncle, lives on. “No man is ever dead until he’s forgotten,” Tanner said, “and I’ve never […]

Memorial Day a time to remember, respect

As eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle reflect this Memorial Day upon the sacrifice made by those who died in the nation’s armed forces, finding a place in memory for the prisoners of war and those missing in action is in order. Just 10 days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office […]

I lost my funny bone in surgery

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist If you’re a dinner party hostess who wants to save money on hors d’oeuvres so you can donate to the Martha Stewart Relief Fund, allow me to offer some help. I know a sure-fire way to curb appetites. I’m talking about steering the dinner conversation into a detailed discussion of […]

Portales police prepare to take prints

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department, in cooperation with James Elementary School, is starting a a new fingerprinting program for children in the second grade. “We decided to do the children of that age group because of our Adopt-A-Cop program,” said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The plans are to fingerprint 250 […]

Chihuahua dogs missing in action

Helena Rodriguez Chihuahua dogs seem to be disappearing fast from our neighborhood on North Ave. J. in Portales — and that disturbs me. When our precious little Pepe disappeared from our front yard on the night of July 1, I soon learned one of Pepe’s playmates, Chiquita, had disappeared from the next block down a […]