November 11, 1993

• Col. Thomas G Runge, Commander 27th Operating Group at Cannon Air Force Base, was the guest speaker at the 75th Veteran’s Day celebration, sponsored by American Legion Post #31 and the American Legion Auxiliary. • Texas native Daniel H Carmines IV was named the new circulation manager for the Portales News Tribune, replacing Lee Watson, […]

Residents prepare to celebrate holiday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Labor Day signals the last vacation and three-day weekend of the summer for many residents. Karen Banda said she and her family didn’t have any specific plans for the weekend other than to get together with her husband’s family. “We usually just get together on holidays and cook out,” […]

Bear captured at Ute Lake State Park

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers UTE LAKE — His name is not Yogi, and he was not stealing picnic baskets. Nevertheless, a 2 1/2-year-old black bear gave park rangers and a game warden a little trouble Friday before he was caught at the Ute Lake State Park. After being spotted in the park for the […]

Police investigate altercation in park

PNT Staff Report Portales Police Department officers responded to a call of shots fired near Lindsey Park at 4 a.m. Sunday and found two victims suffering from injuries received in a beating. According to Lonnie Berry of the PPD, the victims, one male and one female, were transported by ambulance to Roosevelt General Hospital. The […]

Elida centennial celebration set

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers After months of preparation, the town of Elida is set to mark its 100th anniversary this weekend with a variety of events. “You can’t believe how many people have worked on this,” committee member Red Halliday said of the volunteers who prepared for the celebration. The all-school reunion will begin […]

June 26, 1981

• Graduation Day and The Fan were the featured selections showing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • The Stars defeated the Aces 16-1 during a game played at Wheelers Park as part of the Senior League Softball. • Rainfall for the area was reported to be at 3.16 inches for the year. This years total […]

Playing in the park

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A festive atmosphere filled the air as families filled City Park in Portales during the 23rd annual Heritage Days on Saturday. A variety of floats kicked off the festivities. The parade traveled down Second Street from Eastern New Mexico University to City Park, where festivities were already underway. “It […]

Year’s pioneer named

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers T.Z. Duncan, who came to Roosevelt County in 1936, was named Pioneer of the Year during a reception held Friday evening at the Memorial Building in Portales. Local musician Chris Harrell kicked off the festivities with a medley of songs that celebrated the pioneer spirit of nominees Duncan and Irene […]

Heritage Days festivities draw near

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce officials and volunteers are gearing up for the 23rd annual Heritage Days Celebration. The annual event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with the Pioneer of the Year reception at the Memorial Building. This year there are two nominees, T.Z. Duncan and Irene […]

Park officials must re-evaluate elk plan

Editorial Attention SEAL Team Six! Stop all overseas operations and return to base. Your next mission takes you to Rocky Mountain National Park, where, under cover of night, you’ll be stealthily stopping an invasion … of elk. We’re joking, of course. Navy SEALs won’t be helping to thin the herd in Colorado’s most popular crown […]

May 25, 2007 Local Briefs

Fund established for Alford family A memorial account is open at Portales National Bank in the name of Kelly Alford, who recently died of cancer. According to friends, the funds will go to help the family with expenses associated with her death and illness. To make a donation, drop it by any Portales National Bank […]

Daycare, educational facility looks to expand

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors, during their regular meeting Tuesday, gave the go-ahead for Eastern Plains Head Start to expand its facility at 501 E. First St. onto adjacent city land currently being used as a park. EPHS plans on placing a modular building on the location and expand parking and […]

Oasis State Park announces summer programming

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As summer rolls into the area, Oasis State Park is gearing up to offer visitors a variety of activities in which to participate. Sponsored by the Friends of Oasis, the second annual Old Tyme Music Concert will take place from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, said Valerie Russ, park technician […]

Walk of life

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The sun set on the thousands at Clovis’ Ned Houk Park, but the laps, laughs and memories continued throughout the night at the Clovis Relay for Life. The park hosted the annual fund-raiser, as approximately 2,000 people on 87 teams walked and found extra ways to raise money for the […]

Mow problem: Grenade handled

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m. Portales Police got a 911 call from a person reporting finding a hand grenade in the yard at Eighth and […]

The great outdoors

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” Clark said. “For the bass, I use a plug or spinner bait and cast and troll. And for the channel cat, I […]

Wild animals must be managed

Editorial Leave it to career bureaucrats to make a federal case out of a little wildlife problem. The federal government’s answer to an exploding elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park is typically complicated and unnecessarily expensive, with the Park Service planning to hire specialized sharpshooters, at undoubtedly inflated rates, to cull the herd gradually […]

State legislature ponders helmet law

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A bill requiring children under 17 years old to wear a protective helmet while using a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates in a public area is headed to the state Senate for vote. It was passed unanimously Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bicycling injuries have been cited as […]

Feds seek local witnesses

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The trail of a man accused of abducting a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl recovered Friday in Clovis has gone cold, according to an agent with the FBI in Oklahoma. “We have no idea who this is — we are hoping the public will step forward and (help us find him) — […]

Kids shown reel fun time at clinic

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer How to fish was not the only thing children learned this weekend at the free fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. With 10 learning stations set up around the lake, they also learned about such topics as fly tying, ethics and conservation, aquatic invertebrates and preventing hypothermia. About 70 […]