Less than inch of snow expected

Freedom New Mexico The winter weather advisory issued this morning for eastern New Mexico has been canceled.

Portales Past: July 6, 1960

July 6, 1960: Causey residents were reporting 8.9 inches of rain had fallen on the community since July 1. Portales was reporting 3.93 inches for the month after an overnight drenching.

Senate passes protection bill

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican The state Senate once again has passed a bill designed to protect government employees from retaliation for reporting official wrongdoing — something backers said Wednesday is long overdue in New Mexico. Sen. Sue Wilson-Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsor of Senate Bill 96, told fellow senators that had the bill been […]

Independent reporting legacy of columnist

Freedom Newspapers William Safire, the longtime New York Times columnist, may be remembered longer for his “On Language” columns, exploring word origins and usage, many of which found their way into a series of widely discussed books, than for his political commentary. As a political commentator, however, he was something of a model. For the […]

Ruidoso targets Portales’ city manager

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Portales’ city manager is negotiating a contract to become the Ruidoso village manager. Ruidoso Mayor Ray Nunley said his village council agreed at their meeting Wednesday night to let their attorney work out the contract with Debi Lee. If Lee accepts the position, Nunley said her start date is […]

Police: False robbery call made with pre-paid cell phone

PNT Staff Report A Portales police spokesman said a phone call reporting an armed robbery at a local bank on Friday that turned out to be a false alarm was made using a pre-paid phone. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said police were unable to determine an exact location from where the call was made or […]

Bonds passing throughout state

Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Local college and university leaders are pleased with the unofficial results of votes for bonds C and D. Roosevelt and Curry County voters clearly favored the bonds, which will provide Clovis Community College with $4 million toward construction of the Allied Health Center and Eastern New Mexico University with $12 […]

ENMU adopts reporting system

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor It’s not exactly No Child Left Behind, but it will provide an accountability report card for the nation’s colleges. Eastern New Mexico University has joined the other four-year universities and colleges in the state in signing on to the Voluntary System of Accountability, a national initiative that aims to […]

Local police playing catch-up on new reporting

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Public Safety began reporting crime data collected from state law enforcement agencies on its Web site this month. Spurred by state legislation requiring the department of public safety to serve as a statewide clearing house for crime reporting, the first data report was made […]

May 10, 1960

• Gov. and Mrs. John Burroughs returned to Portales from Santa Fe to cast their votes in the Democratic Primary election. The first family made their way through Portales along with close to 100 cars, bands and horses. Upon arrival at to the Eastern New Mexico University campus, the couple cast their votes in the […]