Dec. 23 Obituaries

Era Jewett, 96 Mrs. Era Jewett, 96, of Portales, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born on Aug. 17, 1908, in Boyd, Texas, to Mary Ann and William Samuel Lavender. She married Elliott Jewett on Nov. 12, 1930, in Marietta, Okla. They made their home in Fort Worth, Texas, […]

ENMU’s Buzard tries to recover from tumor after stellar season

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Dan Buzard’s second season as Eastern New Mexico University women’s head basketball coach was a rewarding one. Picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias surprised […]

School board: Five candidates running for three spots

By Kevin Wilson When Feb. 1 comes around, voters from across Roosevelt County will be picking their school board representatives. Voters in Portales districts, however, will have a few more choices. Five people are running for two open district spots on the Portales school board, while candidates for the positions in Dora, Floyd and Elida […]

Commissioners dispute where road funds should go

By Tony Parra In his last meeting as a District 2 commissioner Chad Davis made his presence felt. Davis, the outgoing commissioner for District 2, proposed an amendment to change the way each district is funded for road repairs from state legislators and the state highway department. Newly elected David Sanders will be the District […]

City council aids hotel project

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors approved a contract to purchase two parking lots from the Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. as part of an incentive for the remodeling and reopening of the Portales Inn. Steve Nishimuta, a prospective contractor of San Diego, Calif., is in the process of renovating the […]

Dec. 22 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries: Ferrell and Louis Odom (55 years); Noel and Linda Rippee (37 years). Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The last day of school is today. This will be a half day, and school will dismiss at noon. School will resume on Jan. 4. In […]

Dec. 22 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The south county has hundreds of acres of irrigated crops each year and are grateful for the underground water. When we have a year with good fresh rain on crops and pastures it helps out tremendously. It also makes the expense of farming cheaper. The crops are beter than usual this year […]

Dec. 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Cold, breezy and nice harvesting days all last week. If it stays that way all this week, the farmers should be getting in good shape as far as gathering it all in is concerned. Now it’s time to see if the wet season did any damage to the quality of the product […]

Asking Santa to be good to me and others

By Kevin Wilson Dear Santa, Let me begin by saying what a pleasure it is to make contact with you again, after so many years. I’ve got a lot to ask of you this year, and I thought I’d make those wishes known to you through the media reach of the Portales News-Tribune, rather than […]

Broncos’ bid for six-man crown falls short

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Jeff Gillespie maintained in preseason that his youthful Floyd football team had a long ways to go to contend for a state championship. “Melrose is the team to beat in six-man […]