County road funding likely will be slashed

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer Roosevelt County is facing state funding cuts that will limited it to repairing about half as many road surfaces as in past years. The issue came before the Roosevelt County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. In the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the county received about $432,000 from three Local […]

Dec. 20 Police Blotter

A sampling of call received by Portales dispatchers from Dec. 1-18, according to police call logs:

Portales nurse receives recognition

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New Mexico Department of Health registered nurse Carol Morgan of Portales recently received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award from the ITT Technical Institute. Background: Morgan has been in nursing for 29 years. She said she moved to New Mexico from Michigan due to a nursing shortage here. In Michigan, nurses were being laid […]

11/31 Blotter

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Nov. 16-19, 2009. Nov. 16 • 2:21 p.m., caller at 1600 block of North Abilene reported she had found a safe in the dumpsters. • 7:24 p.m., caller at 500 block of West 6th St. reported that he had just arrived home […]

Press Release: Portales nurse earns top award

Carol Morgan, RN, nurse manager for the New Mexico Department of Health in Portales, received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award, presented by ITT Technical Institute at the 2009 Nursing Excellence Awards.

Nov. 17, 1963

C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.

Nov. 7, 1965

Navy Lt. j.g. Jack D. Woodul of Portales received the Air Medal aboard the U.S.S. Independence in the China Sea.

Oct. 21 Police Blotter

A sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Oct. 16-18:

10/18 Blotter

PNT staff A sample of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Oct. 12-15. Oct. 12 • 3:53 a.m., caller at 1200 block of East 3rd Street reported a car followed him to his house, stopped for awhile, and then drove off. • 9:44 p.m., caller at 700 block of West 17th Lane reported […]

10/11 Police blotter

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Oct. 5-8: Oct. 5 • 4:29 a.m., caller at 100 block of Yucca Drive said she was hearing things on her roof. No incident report filed. • 5:48 p.m., caller reported a young boy was hitchhiking in the area near U.S. Highway […]