Police: Poor decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

Angela Peacock By Angela Peacock Freedom Newspapers Angela_Peacock@link.freedom.com Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the [...]

Area schools, banks observe Columbus Day

PNT Staff Area schools will recognize Columbus Day by canceling classes on Monday, while City Hall, the public library and the Roosevelt County Courthouse will remain open. Along with schools, local banks and the post office will also be closed. Officials at City Hall said there is no Columbus Day memorial or ceremony planned. Columbus [...]

School Menus

School Menu September 29 and 30th Portales Municipal Schools Breakfast Monday – Cereal, Biscuit, Juice & Milk Tuesday – Uncrustable (PB & Jelly), Juice & Milk Lunch Monday – Steak Fingers w/Gravy, Roll, Fries, Fresh Fruit & Milk Tuesday – Cheese & Meat Nachos, Pinto Beans, chilled Fruit & Milk Floyd Municipal Schools Breakfast Monday [...]

9-14 Altrusa Notes

Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met on Monday with 33 members present. Kathy Knoll presided over the business meeting. Minutes were read and approved. Marcia Brown gave the Altrusa Accent on “Questioning vs. Doubting.” Frankye King reported that four houses have been confirmed and they are trying to secure one more. She asked that her [...]

High School welcomes back students

Tony Parra The teens of Portales High School put their swimming trunks and suntan lotion away on Monday, in favor of backpacks, collared shirts and goals for the new school year. The first day of classes for Student Council President Russell Knudson and the Portales students kicked off with Monday’s assembly at 8:10 a.m. in [...]

Roswell man’s arraignment rescheduled for Monday

PNT staff The arraignment of a Roswell man accused of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of a two-week-old baby was postponed Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict. Brian Moshier, 40, is charged with homicide by vehicle involving driving while intoxicated, knowingly leaving the scene of an accident result in death, and tampering with [...]

Cycling for a cause

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Mike Linn Jane, a fictional character in the form of a puppet, said she had Down Syndrome and was a slow learner. She said she wasn’t like others because she had an extra chromosome. She also said with practice she can do many things ordinary people can — and she proved she can do some [...]

Church league loaded

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By Kevin Wilson For almost as long as churches have been a staple of Portales, so too has church softball. The summer league is just as much a part of Portales summers as rodeo and dust storms and it has grown from a 12-team league to a 24-team league in only about five years. “It [...]

Calendar

MONDAY Blackwater Draw Museum — 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Details: 562-2202. Brain Injury Support Group — 7 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St. in Portales. Details: Karla or Judy at 359-1964. E-mail: karlat@yucca.net. AARP/55 ALIVE Driver Safety Program — Clovis Community College, [...]

Area cities to honor fallen

By Gary Mitchell and Darrell Todd Maurina Joe Blair, commander of Portales American Legion Post 31, says many people have forgotten the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. “Memorial Day is for deceased loved ones, Veterans Day is for the living veterans,” Blair said. “Memorial Day was actually established in 1868 to honor Civil [...]