Extraterritorial zoning on burner

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It was the “elephant in the living room” during a recent flap involving the state permitting of a dairy sewer lagoon near Portales. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. called it by name — extraterritorial zoning — at the end of Tuesday’s regular city council meeting. Ortega told councilors he […]

Farmers embrace tractor technology

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Technology advancements have entered the world of farming in a variety of ways in recent years. “Probably the biggest thing today is the AMS (Ag Management Solutions) portion of it,” said Maury May, of Ray Lee Equipment in Clovis. According to May, the AMS is an autotrack system that […]

Bonds breaks HR record

SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s Mike Bacsik 435 […]

Haley sisters win saddles

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Rodeo is a passion in the Haley household, and now they have two championship saddles to prove it. For the first time in the 41-year history of the Roosevelt County Little Wranglers Junior Rodeo Association, saddles were awarded to the boys and girls overall winner of each age group […]

Zia, Hound soccer looks to season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team set a goal of making the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament a year ago, and the Zias accomplished that by finishing sixth. Now, picked for sixth again this season, they’re looking to get past the first round. “I think we’re hopefully getting […]

Transportation Steering Committee names relief route

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Representatives from the Transportation Steering Committee have selected a northwest relief route along an all new alignment as their preferred alternative if a relief route is pursued. Representatives of the group met Tuesday in a work session with Portales City Councilors to present their initial evaluation of alternatives. For […]

PAT gets council’s budget OK

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council gave the nod for Portales Area Transit to pursue funding from New Mexico Department of Transportation to allow the operation of its transportation programs. Councilors expressed concerns that the $55,164 request on the proposal was out of range with a cap they had previously placed on […]

Commission refuses to bend contest rules

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners briefly became the focus of the Roosevelt County fair queen’s contest during its regular meeting Tuesday. Portales resident Charles Bennett, representing the contest organizers, asked commissioners to sidestep the contest rules so that the county will be represented at the state competition. Last year’s fair queen, […]

Area students vie for place on fair’s royal court

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Six young ladies from Roosevelt County will begin competition to determine who will be the reigning Roosevelt County fair royalty for the 2007-2008 year. The horsemanship portion of the competition will take place on Thursday morning at the Special Events Arena at the fairgrounds. During the competition, each of […]

Politicians’ children not campaign issue

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I couldn’t possibly have accurate numbers on this, but I’m confident thousands of 17-year-olds are holding out hope that in 2008 they’ll cast their first presidential votes for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. As I found out Monday morning, one of those is Caroline Giuliani. As online magazine Slate reported, the […]

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years of tradition

Editorial There are few images of helping strangers as familiar as a young man helping an elderly woman cross a street. And when we envision such an act of kindness, the young man is usually wearing a Boy Scout uniform. One of the tenets of the Boy Scouts is to do a good deed every […]

August 12, 1982

• Portales Police released composite drawings of three suspects that had swindled $8,000 from an elderly Portales resident during a crooked card game. • A half-dozen carnations were on special at the Butterfly Floral for $5 boxed and $6.25 arranged. • Portales Realty advertised five acres with full water rights for $7,500.

August 10, 1982

• Members of the Portales High School football team began two-a-day practices to prepare for the upcoming season. • Members of the Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted a Coke party in the Pioneer Room at Portales National Bank for the 1983 Roosevelt County Fair queens and princess and their mothers. • Members of the […]

August 9, 1982

• Relatives of Tillie Carlson hosted a birthday dinner and reception at the Portales Inn in honor of her 100th birthday. • A workday was held at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in preparation of the upcoming Roosevelt County Fair. • “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” was playing at the Tower Twin.

August 8, 1982

• Local farmer Gary Robbins announced that he would seek a third term as a state representative in District 66. He had previously held the position for two terms. • Leonard Johnson, 17, earned the all-around cowboy title and was the high-point scorer for the horse show at the recent Quay County 4-H Rodeo. • […]

ENMU volleyball and cross country starting fresh

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen wasn’t all that surprised her team was picked 13th out of 13 in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason volleyball poll. After all, she’s a new coach with a lot of new players on the squad. “I didn’t expect anything more than that,” said Falkenhagen, hired in February to […]

Portales gains new retail, rental store

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership, offering a variety of furniture, electronics, computers and appliances, opened its doors Friday on South Avenue C in Portales. A grand opening is planned later this month, according to store officials. Store manager David Phillips comes to the brand new store from El Paso, […]

Area code adjustments affect Roosevelt County

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The month of October will bring a new area code for the majority of the state of New Mexico, including Roosevelt County. For some it will be a minor adjustment, for others there will be lots of hassles and expense. The northwest region of New Mexico, including Aztec, Farmington […]

Highway problems baffling

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A section of road between Portales and Dora on N.M. 206 has been the center of controversy after the recently refurbished road began to ripple and come apart, causing area residents concern for the safety of the highway. According to Gary Shubert, District II Engineer for the New Mexico […]

It’s their job: Tressie Stroud

Name: Tressie Stroud Job: Co-owner, along with her daughter, of NoWhereElse Unique Gifts Time on the job: The store opened in November 2005 Background: Has worked as a bookkeeper for Parks Plumbing since the early 1980s. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Managing a gift store Q. What is a typical day on the […]