Music festival back at Oasis

PNT Staff Report The Oasis State Park staff is preparing for the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the playground area at Oasis State Park. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The […]

Editorial: DNA collection needs to be used responsibly

The federal government has announced it will expand its

Group collects cell phones

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico The chance to call home and hear the voice of a loved one can make a big difference to military men and women serving overseas. Now, making that possible can be as simple as donating a used cell phone. The director and students at the Wesley Foundation in Portales […]

CRP changes being considered

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years.About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in CRP […]

Lubbock man charged in Portales robberies

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of a residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with […]

New Mexico foods have ‘Old World’ influence

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico author traced the path of now common foods across the Americas and from the Old World to the New World during a presentation Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. William Dunmire of Placitas based his talk on his book, “Gardens of New Spain.” His wife, Vangie, […]

Torture justification runs counter to U.S. values, practicality

So it’s out in the open now. Central Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Hayden admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the CIA used the coercive interrogation technique known as waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning, on three al-Qaida operatives in 2002 and 2003. The technique is widely viewed as torture, which is […]

2-10-08 Dora School News

Brisket dinner fundraiser today Colleen Tollett, sponsor, and the members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America, are serving a brisket dinner in the Dora School cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The meal will be offered for a donation to BPA. Proceeds will be used for travel expenses to BPA […]

It’s their job: Ginger Boone

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Ginger Boone Job: Owner and operator of Joe Boys Time on the job: One year and one month Background: Over the years, Boone has owned several businesses in the Portales area and worked in retail. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. I do all the buying, I […]

It’s never too late to reflect on a mentor

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several weeks ago I talked about a live blog I was doing from the Cannon Air Force Base change of command ceremonies. Recently I’ve graduated to a regular blog. So, if you regularly read my column you’ll want to check out my blog by clicking on the blogs link […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Local Briefs

PNT Staff AARP meets Wednesday The Roosevelt County Chapter of AARP will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday in the board room at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. Mary Beavis, a member of AARP state executive council will give a program entitled “Divided We Fail,” a project that asks people to support only […]

Investigator brings science to students

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Crime Scene Investigator Steve Halvorson’s passion for his job captivated an audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Halvorson, a detective with the Roswell Police Department, has 22 years of experience in the field of law enforcement. He is an expert in the field of fingerprint identification and teaches […]

Drug dog attends county meeting

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, and with a light agenda, received a demonstration by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office drug dog. Guided by her handler, Deputy Gary Ford, the 2-year-old Labrador named Ana found a plastic bag with methamphetamine Sheriff Darren Hooker taped under one of the chairs in […]

B&B honors legacy of entertaining

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Built on a dream and completed in 1947, Casa del Sol has remained a structure of prominence within the city of Portales. Now it’s welcoming guests as a bed and breakfast. Designed by John Gaw Meem, a notable New Mexico architect, the home was built by Bartlett and Evelyn Dewey […]

SANE to obtain new equipment

Freedom Newspapers Legislative funds will be used to purchase equipment for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Curry County, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Approximately $20,000 will be used to purchase a colposcope, a computerized camera used to magnify, photograph and document injuries during collection of forensic evidence, the […]

Salvation army volunteers to ring this weekend

Freedom Newspapers Salvation Army volunteers will be ringing for tornado restoration donations this weekend. The nonprofit’s signature Red Kettles, which are traditionally used for Christmas, will be set up at locations throughout Clovis and Portales. According to Salvation Army officials, funds collected will be used to feed families affected by the March 23 tornado that […]

March 28, 1982

A Howell movement was used for Tuesday’s duplicate bridge game with the following winners: first, Mrs. Luna Rundell and Mrs. Ollie Tipton; second, Mrs. B.C. Copper and Mrs. Betty Lynch; third, Mrs. Chester Barnett and Mrs. Art Welker; fourth, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thornton and fifth, Mrs. Max Meadors and Mrs. Vernon Imoe. This club […]

ENMU receives grant

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University has finally received funding on a grant that will provide $613,800 in new science equipment. According to a press release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s office, the funding, which he secured last year from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used to buy molecular and […]

Christmas festivities take place tonight

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales streets will once again light up as the annual lighted Christmas parade and downtown Christmas Jubilee celebration are set to take place, beginning at 6:30 p.m. today. Sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, various events will be held throughout the evening, said Amie Franz, RCCC. A […]

Q&A: Domestic violence

Editors note: October is domestic violence month and the Domestic Violence Coalition of Roosevelt and Curry County is hoping to raise public awareness of the domestic violence problem in our community. In 2005 there were 26,940 domestic violence incidents reported to law enforcement in New Mexico. Forty nine percent of adult victims that seek help […]