Tornado season: How to be prepared

USAF File Photo: Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Airmen from Cannon Air Force Base assisted Clovis residents in cleanup efforts following last year’s devastating tornado on March 23, 2007. By Airman 1st Class Brittany Krupa, 27th SO Civil Engineer Squadron Violent. Devastating. Disastrous. These are a few of the powerful words used to describe the […]

Food drive a great success

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Airman 1st Class John Encomienda and Amn Natalie Mcleod, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, stand next to two of the 12 Air Force Sergeants Association food drive boxes they built. By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections A recent trial community service project at Cannon Air Force Base will […]

Hantavirus risk increases in spring

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The New Mexico Health Department announced that a 64-year-old man from Taos County died from Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) on March 6, the first case of Hantavirus in New Mexico this year. With warmer weather comes more animal activity as the animal kingdom shakes off its winter coat for springtime […]

ENMU displays Wall of Honor

The Nontraditional Student Education Services office at Eastern New Mexico University will hold a viewing of the student Wall of Honor next week at the main Portales campus, according to a news release. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 2 on the bottom floor of the ENMU Campus Union Building. The student Wall […]

We’re not lost — it’s a tour bonus

Sometimes in my work I have to travel. This is not down-the-highway driving. The interviewee’s instructions usually go something like this: “Get on highway such-and-such for so many miles and get off at exit number so-and-so, go “x” number of miles west and then turn south after the fourth cattle guard and then” … you […]

Spring Watering

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Willie Marler waters the lawn at her home on South Elgin in Portales Wednesday. Marler was trying to get the grass growing but to conserve water didn’t want to run a sprinkler in the wind.

Water group seeks $3.5M in grants, loans

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority took steps to secure funding before an April trip to Washington, D.C., to seek authorization for its primary purpose

Reported cases of sexual assault increase in 2007

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The number of reported victims of sexual assault doubled in Curry and Roosevelt counties between 2006 and 2007 among females ages 11 months to 17 years old, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Pattie Johnson, the Victim Impact Program Director for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office […]

Greyhounds sign four soccer recruits

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has added four signees for the upcoming season. They are midfielders Omar Heredia of San Luis, Ariz.; Luis Castafieda of Chaparral (Gadsden H.S.) and Rene Ruiz of Roswell (Goddard H.S.), and goalkeeper Ty Horak of Los Alamos. All will be freshmen except […]

Greyhounds halt losing streak at NMHU

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It had been a while since the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team managed to beat New Mexico Highlands, and on Wednesday it looked like more of the same. The Cowboys jumped out to a 6-0 lead through two innings, but the Greyhounds got three RBIs each from […]

It’s Their Job, Melissa Hardin

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Portales clothing drive planned

Portales’ Clean and Beautiful Committee is sponsoring a clothing drive April 1-12, according to a news release. A drop-off box is located at Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662, ext. 10

Events Calendar March 27, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]

Kids concert to benefit Food Bank

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Two local music artists plan to hold a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Andy Mason and Don Thomas will hold a concert for children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial building. “The concert will help the children in the area and it will […]

City to replace two long-time councilors

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter With municipal elections only a few weeks past, city officials are already preparing to fill vacancies in Portales’ city government. The vacancies are a result of the recent resignation of Mayor Pro-tem Donald ‘D.K.’ Shafer at the March 18 council meeting and council member Jake Lopez seeking election for […]

Local man in need of heart transplant

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Portales native is being treated at a Texas hospital awaiting heart transplant. Charles ‘Charlie’ Crane was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston when doctors in Lubbock diagnosed him with a heart virus, said Charlie’s wife, Martha Crane. “Charlie is out of the hospital and […]

Local man forecasts dry spring

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A local weather forecaster predicts this spring will be a little dryer than normal. Joseph Weldon Crim is up early in the morning every year on March 22 to build a bonfire before sunrise. At sunrise, he looks to see which way the wind is blowing and uses this […]

Orlando Salas accused of stabbing guard

Freedom Newspapers An 18-year-old serving a juvenile sentence for murder is now accused of attacking a guard with a pencil. According to KOB.com, guards went to Orlando Salas’ cell at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque. Officials told the station said Salas bit a guard’s hand, and then stabbed him three times with […]

Floyd News March 26, 2008

TransitionsBirthdaysWednesday — Stephannie LeeFriday — Eddie Lee Upcoming Events• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center.• Floyd School’s spring break is this week. School resumes Monday. Floyd JamboreeThe Floyd Lion’s Club 58th annual Country Jamboree will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Old Floyd Gym. Shows on Thursday, Friday and […]

Events Calendar March 26, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]