Public Record 9-28

The following marriage certificates were recently filed at the Roosevelt County Courthouse: James B. Jones, 22, and Jessica M. Harwell, 23, both of Portales. Ruben D. Esparza, 20, and Tina Baeza, 30, both of Portales. The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County District Court: Epigmenio P. Baltazar, 28, found guilty of aggravated driving while […]

Being young and ambitious can get you into trouble

Bob Huber Here at the Consumer Institute (Slogan: We’re working to make your dollar worth a dime) we’re investigating two Roswell women who bought a rundown 16,000-square-foot warehouse, which they planned to remodel into a l6,000-square-foot colorful home that strangely resembles a rundown warehouse. In case you’re wondering, I have an insight into this investigation, […]

On-line affairs romance area

Mike Linn When Eastern New Mexico University employee Dan Pilon dropped an e-mail to a woman in China the word “marriage” was as far from his mind as the country where she lived. After all, the 48-year-old Pilon was several months into the Internet dating scene as a member of Americansingles.com. He had exchanged e-mails […]

Area counties check vote totals

PNT Staff Four area counties reported almost no changes from Tuesday when they reviewed election totals late last week. County officials in Curry, Quay, Roosevelt and DeBaca added a combined seven votes to election-night numbers, not nearly enough to influence the outcome of a close Amendment 2 race. Amendment 2, a proposal to increase education […]

Economic development forum hopes to improve Portales

Tony Parra The Portales Roosevelt County Economic Development Forum is only a few days away and Portales officials look forward to the ideas for Portales’ future. The Forum will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia room of the Campus Union Building. Eastern New Mexico University president […]

School officials to appeal Valencia’s probationary rating

Gary Mitchell Portales school officials are set to meet with state Department of Education officials on Friday to appeal a recent probationary rating for Valencia Elementary School. The Educational Standards Commission will hold hearings to appeal ratings at the State Capitol, Room 303, in Santa Fe. Eligible schools are those that received a probationary rating […]

Members prepare for Altrusa Home Tour

Tony Parra The Altrusa Home Tour will give people from the Portales community insight on home designs on Oct. 5. The Altrusa Home Tour will take place from 2-5 p.m. in five different houses. The Altrusa Club has hosted the annual tour for at least 31 years, according to Altrusa co-chairperson Frankye King. It is […]

Rams lose second straight

By Kevin Wilson ROSWELL — For the final 33 minutes of Friday night’s game, the Portales Rams dominated the Goddard Rockets and showed they were capable of hanging with a Class 4A football team. Unfortunately for the visiting Rams, high school football games are 48 minutes long, and the first 15 minutes were all the […]

Rams go on the road to face Rockets

By Kevin Wilson With a road game coming up tonight against a Class 4A team, the Portales Rams already have the deck stacked against them. To keep a realistic chance to beat Goddard (7 p.m., 1450 KSEL-AM), the Rams realize they’ll have to keep the ball as well. Ram coach Glen Johnson has said throughout […]

Hounds look for 4-0 start

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By Dave Wagner This hasn’t been the kind of year Dennis Darnell expected. In the spring, the East Central football coach thought the Ada, Okla.-based Tigers were looking at a decent season. By the start of practice in August, though, he said ECU had lost around 16 players — including 10 potential starters — to […]

Sweet success at annual fund-raiser

MIke Linn A fast-talking auctioneer, an array of sweet-tooth high rollers and plenty of tasty treats helped the United Way raise more than $6,000 at the third annual Hot Night at The Roosevelt Thursday night. The event kicked off the fund-raising season for the national charity’s local chapter. Auctioneer Kendall Terry had bids go from […]

Female deputy not count’y first after all

PNT Staff Oops. Female deputies are rare in the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office, but Natalie Broglie will not be the first in the department’s 100-year history as the Portales News-Tribune reported on Thursday. Bekki Hall, executive secretary for the sheriff’s office, said she had researched the issue and found no documentation supporting another female deputy […]

School Menus

School Menu September 29 and 30th Portales Municipal Schools Breakfast Monday – Cereal, Biscuit, Juice & Milk Tuesday – Uncrustable (PB & Jelly), Juice & Milk Lunch Monday – Steak Fingers w/Gravy, Roll, Fries, Fresh Fruit & Milk Tuesday – Cheese & Meat Nachos, Pinto Beans, chilled Fruit & Milk Floyd Municipal Schools Breakfast Monday […]

Obits 9-26

Bill Shipp, 77 Mr. Bill Shipp, 77, of Cheshire, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Cheshire, Ore. He was born on May 19, 1926, in Portales, to Madora and Joseph H. Shipp. He grew up in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Ysletta Griffin on Aug. 12, […]

Women businesses soar state-wide, locally

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Tony Parra The state of New Mexico ranks seventh in the nation in women-owned business growth in 2002, according to research from the Center for Women’s Business Research. Portales is no stranger to women-owned businesses with owners that include Trish Lovorn of the Hestand Floral, Pam Kratzer of Book Nook and Sheila Hays of Sheila’s […]

Wacky town names make you think

Helena Rodriguez Some folks are so proud of where they’re from that they incorporate the name of their town into their identity. And that’s fine, unless of course, you’re from a place with a wacky name. Those of us who were born and raised or live in Portales now, like actor Ronny Cox, science-fiction writer […]

Obits 25

T.M. Fullerton, 80 Mr. Thomas Marion “T.M.” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Oct. 27, 1922, in Rogers, to Lucy and Roy Fullerton. He was raised in and attended schools in Rogers where he was active in basketball and track and field. […]

FTCS volleyball team young yet confident

Tony Parra Youth takes serve this season for the Faith Triumphant Lady Conquerors with no upper classman on their varsity volleyball team. They do not have any seniors or juniors on their varsity team and have only one sophomore. Faith Triumphant has two freshman, who have to assume the leadership roles due to the lack […]

New female deputy first in 100 years

Tony Parra A female deputy sheriff is on patrol for the first time in 100 years at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, according to department executive secretary Bekki Hall. Natalie Broglie earned the deputy position on Sept. 17. She is currently training for the position, and will be a full-fledge deputy after two weeks of […]

Area wireless service disrupted

Mike Linn Cell phone subscribers with Yucca Wireless have been experiencing frequent dropped calls over the past two weeks, especially near the east and south side of town, a dilemma yucca officials partially attribute to the implementation a new, more high-tech system. Officials there say the problem — cell phones losing connections during customer conversations […]