Competitive eating has its drawbacks

Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Finally the Mustard Belt has returned home. It makes me proud to be an American. If you missed it, the annual Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest held on the Fourth of July at Coney Island was won this year by Joey “Jaws” Chestnut from San Jose, Calif. He [...]

Bush was right in commuting Libby’s jail term

President George W. Bush did the appropriate thing in commuting the sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby — Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail and a fine of $250,000 for his role in what has become known as Plamegate. Libby will serve no jail time, [...]

Great Race coming to breakfast

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Entrants participating in the 25th annual Great American Race will make a breakfast stop in Portales on Tuesday morning. Sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, the cars will begin arriving around 6 a.m. and will be parked at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, said Sharon King, executive director [...]

Portales educator retires after 30 years

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By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers After three decades of educating children in New Mexico and Texas classrooms, Ida Villanueva is now worried about flunking — flunking retirement that is. Villanueva, of Portales, recently retired from a teaching career that has spanned 30 years and taken her from her first position as a teacher aide in [...]

Snakes on the plains

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By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer It appears snake encounters by residents inside Portales city limits are on the rise. “We’re having more (calls) this year than in the past,” said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. During the year, the department does receive a few snake calls, but the number has been higher this year. [...]

American 9-10s hold off Roosevelt

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After jumping out to a 10-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, the Clovis American All-Stars had to go the full six-inning distance before subduing Roosevelt County County 10-5 in a District 3 Little League 9-10 first-round game Friday night at Rotary Park. Kordell Tindle picked up the win for [...]

Roosevelt ousts American in 11-12 tourney

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — One swing of Will Murdock’s bat swung all the momentum Friday night at Beachum Field. Leading off the fourth inning, Murdock just missed Roosevelt County’s first hit of the night on a foul bloop down the right field line on the previous pitch. He then launched the next [...]

Bovine tuberculosis confirmed at dairy

Freedom Newspapers New Mexico state veterinarian Dr. David Fly confirmed bovine tuberculosis was found in a herd in a Curry County dairy outside the zone where TB was detected three years ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits cattle from being moved in or out of the zone, which includes parts of Curry and Roosevelt [...]

Farm bill gets Friday focus

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., stepped outside her district Friday to gain some perspective on agriculture across the state in preparation for upcoming debate over a new Farm Bill in Congress. Wilson said she had relied on the late Rep. Joe Skeen for that perspective in the past, but [...]

July 12, 1983

• Twelve young ladies from Roosevelt County were vying for the titles of Roosevelt County Fair queen and princess. • A Herculan Fabric sofa and matching chair were on sale for $675.00 at Calton Furniture Company. • The Portales Merchants baseball team won a tournament over the previous weekend that had been played in Lubbock, [...]