KENW airing scamming special

PNT staff report KENW-TV will host Scam Alert, a Consumer Protection Special, on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. The one hour-long special will be a live call-in program, which will allow viewers the opportunity to call the studio with direct questions to a panel of experts on the subject of scams. Panel members will consist […]

Food bank misses donation quota

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has not received adequate donations to make any commodity deliveries during September, according to food bank officials. However, the food pantry program will be in operation. Information: Teresa Wilcock, 763-6130.

Police still awaiting autopsy reports

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police still have not received autopsy reports for James McCulley, 48, of Portales, who was found dead in his girlfriend’s home July 4, said Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. However, Berry said nothing in preliminary results indicates foul play.

RGH joins rural hospital network

PNT staff Roosevelt General Hospital joined six other rural New Mexico hospitals to form the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network. They have received a federal planning grant from the Health Resources and Services to help with the initiative. “By working cooperatively and leveraging resources, we can strengthen all of our rural hospitals and improve the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Nice plate, bug study and a popular pope

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Plate platitudes New Mexico’s centennial license plate is getting rave reviews for its design. Gov. Susana Martinez has received a plaque from the Automobile License Plate CollectorsAssociation for New Mexico having the best license plate in the nation for 2010. It’s the turquoise plate […]

Our people: A clean sweep

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Clovis resident Lois Bunting has worked for Clovis Municipal Schools as a custodian for 22 years. Bunting and her husband Woody Bunting moved to Clovis in 1985 when he received orders to Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis became their home. Bunting’s husband died four years ago, but she said because of the life they […]

Honors — April 24

Rutledge Erica Nicole Rutledge of Denver, Colo., received a $1,000 scholarship grant from Beta Sigma Phi. Rutledge was sponsored for this scholarship by the local chapter, Kappa Mastre of Clovis. Recipient’s are chosen based on their scholastic standing, community involvement, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Erica is the granddaughter of Bunny Marston, member […]

Clovis housing agency receives grant

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Inc. has been awarded $41,632 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The agency is one of seven state agencies that received a total of $524,949 in grant monies. Funding was awarded under […]

Portales past: March 1, 1950

March 1, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Nine-year-old Maurice Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastham, who received a brain concussion in falling from a horse Saturday, is reported improving and may be able to come home tomorrow. The young man has been receiving treatment in a Lubbock hospital.

Portales policeman recognized

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police Officer Chris McCasland has received an award for saving a man’s life. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said McCasland received the award from the department Friday. In November, McCasland performed CPR on a young man in cardiac arrest while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. “We gave the award […]

Portales past: Dec. 12, 1941

Dec. 12, 1941: The Portales Daily News: Bulletin: A cablegram carried this morning from Manila said all of the Portales and Clovis boys serving in the Philippines were alright. It was the first word received since the outbreak of hostilities.

Portales past: Nov. 26, 1961

Nov. 26, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Friends here received word that Bob Doyle’s float won first prize in the Albuquerque Christmas Parade Friday. Doyle, a former Portales resident and son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Doyle, is a graduate of ENMU. He taught art at Washington Junior High School in the Duke City.

Food bank seeks donation needed for expansion

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Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a donation of $150,000. There’s one catch; it needs to match it by Dec. 1. Executive Director Nancy Taylor said the money was donated by a foundation in Texas that wishes to remain anonymous. Taylor said money will be used toward refrigeration expansion. The food […]

Police blotter — Oct. 13

Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Friday • A Portales Police officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of West 14th Lane. When he arrived, an 18-year-old woman who lived there told him a 17-year-old boy had battered his 33-year-old wife. The […]

Portales past: Sept. 15, 1960

Sept. 15, 1960 Portales News-Tribune: W.J. Neill won the first Football Contest of the year, missing the winner in only one of the 11 contests. He received $7.50 in merchandise.

Nursing program receives state grant

Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University program that allows working nurses to get their bachelor of science in nursing degree has received a state grant that will mostly go to scholarships. ENMU’s bachelor of science in nursing completion program received a $502,000 grant for the next two years. Executive Director of Planning and Analysis […]

Police blotter — July 11

Clarence Plank Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Police blotter — July 8

Clarence Plank Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Tuesday • At 4:33 p.m., an adult probation officer called requesting an officer for probation violation. Officer responded to call. • At 5:17 p.m., a report of a grass fire at South Roosevelt Road 13 and South Roosevelt Road P near Dora. […]

Police blotter — July 4

Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Wednesday • At 6:42 a.m., a caller in the Floyd area of N.M. 267 reported someone had vandalized the school. • At 8:44 a.m., a caller on Main in Causey requested an officer to report a break-in at her residence. • At 4:14 p.m., […]

Police blotter — June 27

Recent calls received by Portales Dispatch Wednesday through Friday, according to call logs: Wednesday • At 9:59 a.m., a caller in the 1600 block of West Second requested an officer to make a report of two women being injured by a cat. • At 4:44 p.m., a caller in the 400 block of North Avenue […]