Jury hears conversation between defendant, mother-in-law

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Edward Novak II told his mother-in-law in a taped conversation played in court Wednesday he didn’t recall what happened the night his wife died. Novak, who is accused of killing his wife in October 2004, also could be heard in the same conversation with […]

Feb. 6, 1957

The Portales city council agreed to donate one day’s proceeds from the parking meters to the March of Dimes.

Democrats weigh in at polls

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Staff and Wire Reports Polling places throughout the state were witnessing heavy turnout for the Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus Tuesday and Roosevelt County was no different. Long lines in some areas of the state forced party officials to hold up releasing returns until everyone had a chance to vote, according to the Associated Press. KOAT […]

County enacts local fire ban

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After discussion Tuesday threatened to revisit Roosevelt County’s fire ban ordinance, county commissioners instead put a ban in place utilizing the provisions within the ordinance adopted last year. Commissioner Gene Creighton said he had concerns that the ordinance wording still wasn’t adequate. He felt that verbage providing for local […]

City backs down from workforce housing proposal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales backed away from the table Tuesday where they had been studying the feasiblility of workforce housing. In a unanimous vote during their regular meeting Portales city councilors decided to withdraw from a program that would have built 150 units of workforce housing on city-owned land […]

Zia softball game postponed

Eastern New Mexico University’s softball doubleheader against College of the Southwest at Zia Softball Field was postponed Tuesday due to cold weather, and rescheduled for noon today. The Zias (2-3) picked up their second consecutive win in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic on Sunday in San Antonio, edging Texas A&M-International 4-3 on sophomore second baseman […]

Phone outage traced to Qwest switch

PNT Staff Report According to a Yucca Telecom official, last week’s problem with phone service in Portales originated at the Qwest switch in Clovis. “What happened is Qwest turned off a valuable piece of information going into our system,” said Scott Arnold, Yucca Telecom general manager. Qwest public relations representative Gary Younger told the PNT […]

Forensic experts testify in Novak case

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for a Cannon airman accused of first-degree murder used the expert testimony of prosecution witnesses Tuesday to show forensic evidence collected indicates nothing more than Edward and Kimberly Novak were married and lived in the same house. DNA found under Kimberly Novak’s […]

2-6-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Thursday — Arthur Rowland; Kenny and Kelli Richerson Sunday — Javin Chandler Upcoming events • Women’s Bible Study will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Debi Moore’s. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at […]

2-6-08 Local Briefs

CSC hosting sweetheart dance The Community Services Center Senior Meal Site will host a Valentine sweetheart dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. The public is welcome. The Jamboree Band, featuring Linda Brown, Wayne Buchanan, Colby Carter and Bill Rice will perform. Tickets are $4 per person in advance […]