Aug. 19, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:26 p.m., a caller reported that her home had been broken into in the 1100 block of Leo Drive. • At 11:06 p.m., a caller reported that someone was knocking on her […]

Denver’s inspiration pretty obvious

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor John Denver described it as “raining fire in the sky.” It perfectly describes a good meteor shower. This past weekend the Perseid meteor shower peaked and while it wasn’t the best one I’ve ever seen it was pretty good because the moon was new and the skies dark. Experts […]

Congress much too generous with NSA’s powers

Freedom Newspapers The National Security Agency surveillance authorization law passed in the frantic final hours before Congress took its August recess turns out to be much more expansive in its grant of power to spy on Americans without warrants or judicial oversight than had been widely understood at the time of its passage. House Speaker […]

Bailing out on duty never acceptable

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

MainStreet organizations win awards

Freedom Newspapers Clovis MainStreet was recognized by New Mexico MainStreet at its annual award ceremony for its efforts in historic preservation and downtown revitalization, according to a news release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Clovis MainStreet received the Lt. Gov. Diane Denish Award in Partnership. According to Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien, […]

Six apply for judgeship

PNT Staff Six applications have been received for a judicial vacancy in the 9th Judicial District. Deadline for applications to be received at the Judicial Selection Office was 5 p.m. Friday. Applicants for the position, created by the resignation of Judge Joe Parker, include Brian P. Brack, Kathleen M. Haynes, Donna J. Mowrer, Kent Peterson, […]

Water refund coming for Clovis customers

Freedom Newspapers Clovis residential customers of New Mexico American Water will receive a one-time credit of about $12.25 as part of the city water provider’s recently negotiated rate hike, according to a New Mexico Public Regulation Commission news release. The refund will be appear on water bills no later than Oct. 1, the release reads. […]

Fiesta set for weekend

PNT Staff The St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta will be held today and Sunday at the church, located at 1600 South Avenue O in Portales. Festivities begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. today. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. a horseshoe tournament, cakewalk, game booths and a car show will be held. Food booths […]

Ingram tied to area

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Jack Ingram recently released “This Is It,” an album containing several hit songs including “Wherever You Are,” “Love You” and “Lips of an Angel.” Ingram, who will perform tonight at 9 at the Curry County Fair’s entertainment area following an opening act from country singer Liz Carlisle, did a telephone […]

(Live)stock market

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Chelsea Henrich, 16, mustered all her strength to control a steer more than 10 times her size in front of a crowd of bidders Friday at the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. After months of feeding, walking and washing the 1,300-pound steer, it was time to part ways. The auction […]

Texico couple ‘moonlighting’ on PRCA Tour

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer David Moseley shoes horses in Texico. His wife, Cassie, is an X-ray tech and radiation therapist at Clovis’ cancer center. They also moonlight on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association tour. David is a calf-roper and Cassie is a barrel racer. Cassie is in her first year on the tour, […]

Hounds get final tuneup

ENMU vs Central Oklahoma

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University football team will have its final dress rehearsal today with a 9:30 a.m. intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds, who open the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla., are having their third intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason. Coach Mark Ribaudo said the […]

Calendar week of Aug. 18-24

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

Fresh pickings

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As local farmers set up their produce, customers mingled, awaiting the signal that would officially open the Portales Farmers’ Market for the afternoon. In a flurry of activity Thursday at the corner of First Street and Avenue B, seven farmers’ market vendors sold a variety of produce to customers, […]

Horses, fashion on display

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Modeling cotton outfits and showing horses will be taking place Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The 2007 RCF Youth Horse Show will begin at 10 a.m. at the Special Events Arena. Thirty classes are scheduled to take place during the day. Entries for the horse show are due […]

Bingaman: Water project justified investment

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is serving his fifth term in Congress and is chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Following Tuesday’s Senate field hearing at Clovis-Carver Public Library, he answered a few questions for Freedom Newspapers. Q: You came to Clovis for the field hearing regarding the […]

It’s their job: Billie Rains

Name: Billie Rains Occupation: Hair designer at Reflections Hair Salon Time on the Job: Two years Background: Rains has been in the cosmetology business for the past 42 years. She moved to Portales from Phoenix. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Hair color, perms, styles, up-dos, men’s, women’s and children’s cuts. Q. What is […]

Prayer changes things, people

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist In a recent study, half of a group of cardiac patients were prayed for and half were not. Those who were prayed for improved remarkably in many ways. I read a story of Saint Peregrine, a young priest in the 14th century, who was scheduled for a leg amputation because […]

Temporary disability changes perspective

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]