Fuel prices drive up trucking costs

By Casey Peacock The rising cost of fuel prices are cause for concern with local trucking companies, industries and agriculture producers. With 18 trucks in their fleet that travel across the country delivering goods, WTI in Portales is facing the rising costs of fuel. Each truck carries an average 300 gallons and at the average […]

11-20-07 ENMU briefs

ENMU closed for Thanksgiving Eastern New Mexico University will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break Thursday through Sunday. The Golden Library will re-open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., then observe regular hours on Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. The computer center will observe regular hours on the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. […]

Fire department performs grain elevator rescue

PNT Staff Report Portales Fire Department personnel performed an aerial rescue Monday at the J.D. Heiskell grain elevator. One person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the accident did not result in a fatal injury. Hill said privacy laws prohibited him from releasing the name, age or […]

11-20-07 It’s their job

Name: Michelle Goodwin Job: General manager, Tower Twin Theater Time on the job: Since June 2005 Background: Before starting work at the theater, Goodwin worked at Garvey Processing as a data clerk and scale house operator. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. Operate the movies, sell tickets, sell concessions, set up special movies for […]

11-20-07 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. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

Hounds pull to .500 on hoops season

Freedom New Mexico CASA BLANCA, N.M. — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter bounced back from an off-night in Thursday’s season opener at Emporia State to compile team highs of 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University beat Western New Mexico 78-72. The game was the second half of a doubleheader […]

Portales takes crown

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Portales is once again championship central when it comes to Class 3A state volleyball. The Lady Rams defeated Las Vegas Robertson Saturday afternoon at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center in four games, to solidify and cement Portales’ state volleyball legacy in recent years. “(Our seniors) […]

Builders going full speed ahead on new homes

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Planners and developers said the market for new homes in Portales is still strong and will get stronger as Cannon Air Force Base grows. Larry Combs of Combs Properties is in the early stages of putting in a 55-lot residential development adjacent to Western Skies, west of Greyhound Arena. […]

Food drive rolls through area

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Vehicles on U.S. 60/80 pulled over to the side of the road Saturday morning, making way for about 50 motorcycles that thundered eastbound on a mission to collect food for the needy. The riders snaked through Clovis neighborhoods, picking up food donations left near mailboxes as part of the […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Anthony Duarte, 32, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (1st), stop sign violation and speed regulation, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend ASPEN Program, complete DWI School, complete […]

Nov. 18, 2007 District Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Dolores Smithwick, 41, pleaded guilty to the charges of Count I- Attempted trafficking cocaine by distribution, a third degree felony and Count II – Attempted trafficking cocaine by distribution, a third degree felony, and was ordered to serve five years supervised probation, […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Briefs

Pep to hold Thanksgiving fest The Pep, Texas, community will hold its 62nd annual Thanksgiving festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday in the St. Philip Neri Parish Hall. The event features a meal of German sausage and turkey with all the trimmings, as well as a country store filled with handmade crafts, […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: • Bryan H. Nixon, 30, and Krystal S. Dunsworth, 22, both of Portales. • Clay F. Dannelley, 24, of Elida, and Sierra Anne Manning, 19, of Levelland, Texas.

Nov. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 7 p.m., a caller reported an open door on a building located on North Main Street. • At 8:04 p.m., a caller reported a suspicious subject in a black vehicle parked in front of a store […]

It’s never too late to reflect on a mentor

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several weeks ago I talked about a live blog I was doing from the Cannon Air Force Base change of command ceremonies. Recently I’ve graduated to a regular blog. So, if you regularly read my column you’ll want to check out my blog by clicking on the blogs link […]

Effort often worth more than result

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while […]

Citizens’ privacy shouldn’t require qualifying terms

Freedom New Mexico The whole point of gathering intelligence is to learn what others don’t want you to know. Using satellites, computers and real-time analysis, it’s never been easier to track down the bad guys — along with U.S. citizens who presumably count themselves among the good guys. Presume no more, citizen. Your privacy rights […]

Dixie State notches win over Zias

DURANGO, Colo. — Sophomore center Dani Newell hit the go-ahead free throw with 52 seconds left and Dixie State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University’s women 81-76 on Friday night in the second game of a season-opening, three-team round-robin. Junior forward Jessica Carver led four Rebels in double figures with 24 points to go with a […]

Thanks for the memories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Bittersweet holiday Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Gary Nuckols’ father died the day after Thanksgiving six years ago. Though his father had been diagnosed with cancer 18 months earlier, his death caught family members by surprise. “We had a great family gathering that day,” Nuckols said. “A lot of […]

Christmas tree lighting set for Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday lights located at the Curry County Courthouse will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Clovis High School Chamber Choir will be performing Christmas Carols and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. “The holidays are such a special time of year and what […]