TRIO Day on agenda for city council

Freedom New Mexico Portales City Council will consider declaring Friday TRIO Day in Portales. The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. The proclamation — an annual one — is meant to draw attention to three programs at Eastern New Mexico University: Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and College Success programs.

McAlister honored at Ag Expo

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Floyd McAlister was honored Wednesday for his longtime support of the agriculture industry and the community during a celebration at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo. McAlister served more than 22 years as the Roosevelt County extension agent, during which time he started the Ag Expo. “Floyd has [...]

Roosevelt County enacts burn ban

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners, during a county meeting on Tuesday, approved a proclamation prohibiting burning within the county. The commissioners received the request from Portales Fire Department officials. The commissioners prohibited burning due to the lack of precipitation, high winds and low humidity, wildland grasses and fuels in all of Roosevelt County are [...]