Judge applications sought

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PNT staff report Interested applicants may apply by the following means: Mail: Send materials to: Gov. Bill Richardson ATTN: Legal Division State Capitol Building Suite 400 Santa Fe, NM 87501 E-mail:marcia.maestas@state.nm.us The application and background check form may be obtained from the State Legal Division by calling 505-476-2200 or on the governor’s website: http://www.governor. state.nm.us […]

Small budget calls for homegrown fun

Our summer began with a wonderful trip into unknown places, at least unknown to me, though familar to many from this area, as we went to southern Colorado. However, that will probably be the extent of our travels this summer, as like many families, our budget is small. We have found, though, small celebrations can […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Roosevelt, Curry

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

Firefighters investigating small fire at residence

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Portales Firefighters responded to a house fire at 720 South Dallas Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Firefighters had the small fire put out in a short time. The cause of the fire is under investigation and more information will be posted soon.

Press Release: “Rent” features CAFB talent

Clovis Community College’s Theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical RENT, by Jonathan Larson, on July 21-25, 2010, with curtain times of 7:00 p.m. nightly, and a Sunday matinee performance beginning at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held in Town Hall on the CCC campus and tickets are $10. […]

Press Release: Cannon, Air Force specialists identify ordnance

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists successfully identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance that was located June 11 near a Hobbs, N.M., museum. Extensive tests confirmed today the nearly 100-pound ordnance to be an incendiary device, which […]

Press Release: Cannon, Air Force specialists identify ordnance

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists successfully identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance that was located June 11 near a Hobbs, N.M., museum. Extensive tests confirmed today the nearly 100-pound ordnance to be an incendiary device, which […]

Yes Obama, we will cling to our guns

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist People who live in Chicago, Washington D.C., or San Francisco inner cities lock their doors at night. They are careful where they travel within the city. They all have friends who have been mugged, had homes burglarized, cars stolen or lives taken. They travel the city in crowds like schools […]

Candidate profiles: County Commissioner — District 4

Three Republicans are seeking the nomination for the Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in the June 1 primary election. District 4 covers Elida up to Eastern New Mexico University, state roads and a small area near Avenue I and 14th through 16th streets. The following profiles are part of a series on […]

Playoff beard makes short return

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Whether personal or political, the things that came to my head for this column didn’t quite stretch into the space I must fill. So here’s a small shot of each: • The playoff beard returned, and left. Consistent fans of my column, which may or may not include more […]

Elida school news — April 27

Upcoming events Today: Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m. varsity, 5 p.m. junior varsity; Varsity track meet at Texico High School. Wednesday: Kiwanis Club of Portales Little Olympics track meet, 9 a.m., at Elida Schools. Thursday: Baseball at Grady, 3 p.m. varsity doubleheader Friday: District track at Fort Sumner. May 3: Baseball hosting Gateway Christian, 3 […]

Floyd school news — April 27

Cheerleader tryouts Tryouts for the 2010-2011 Floyd Bronco cheerleading team will be May 3, immediately after school. To be eligible for tryouts, candidates must complete at least two clinics. The first clinic was held Monday, with clinics from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For information contact Vicki Mendoza at 714-4721.

Opportunity wasted for unusual

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There are certain things I wish would have been different. I wish I had asked that girl out to dinner instead of making small talk. I wish I was riding in the car when (according to police records) a group of four people planned out a bank robbery in […]

Their view: Denish touts rural economic development plan

Diane Denish, Democratic candidate for governor, has rolled out a small business and rural economic development plan aimed at creating jobs, according to her website, www.dianedenish.com Her plan is aimed at increasing access to capital, cutting administrative red tape and using technology to help small, rural businesses connect with helpful resources, she said. From her […]

Portales High School news — April 20

Spring Fling scheduled at Portales High School The Portales High School/Gear-Up Class of 2012 would like to invite all PHS students to attend the “Spring Fling” dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Cafeteria. The cost is $1 at the door with food and drinks being provided. Music will provided by […]

Dora school news — April 20

Five qualified for state Track coach Pablo Pena said that so far, five students have qualified for May’s state track meet — Kelli Merrick (high jump), and Anthony Pena, Sergio Arzate, Jacob Arzola, and Michael Puebla (1,600-meter relay). Sports schedule • Today — Junior high track at Fort Sumner • Thursday — Eastern Plains Athletic […]

Portales Junior High news — April 20

Spring band concert The junior high and high school bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Job shadowing Eighth-grade students were able to experience being in the workforce Friday as they job shadowed at various places in our community. The students were […]

My turn: Melrose robbery not first for small towns

Last week’s daring daylight bank robbery in Melrose was hardly the first for a small town in eastern New Mexico. The end result — multiple suspects captured before they had a chance to enjoy the loot — is also a familiar refrain. The First National Bank of Elida was robbed of $3,277 just after noon […]

Police blotter — April 14

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatch: Saturday • At 1:45 a.m., a 911 hang-up occurred in the vicinity of Sixth and C streets. Screaming and crying could be heard in the background. The caller stated the address and told the officer to “Come get this female before I knock her down.” […]

Vehicles spark grass fires

Freedom New Mexico Two vehicle fires sparked grass fires on Saturday. The first vehicle fire happened in the 200 block of N.M. 267 northwest of the Portales Livestock Auction house at 10:09 a.m., said Portales Battalion Chief Mike Golden. Golden said the vehicle simultaneously started a small grass fire that burned less than an acre. […]