Courthouse is Portales landmark


By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County, marking the 75th anniversary of the program begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pull the country out of the Great Depression. Perhaps the most iconic building in Portales, in 1938 […]

Regents rehire Gamble

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Steven Gamble will remain at the helm at Eastern New Mexico University for the next three years. At its regular meeting Saturday in Portales ENMU’s Board of Regents OK’d a contract with the institute’s president, renewable for each year for three years. It begins July 1 with the start […]

Annual Dairy Fest a ‘mooving’ experience for residents


By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico While other children played games, had their face painted and drank milk at the Curry County Fairgrounds during Saturday’s Dairy Fest, 6-year-old Gracie was helping to demystify the origin of milk. Gracie is a Holstein cow and the star of a Southwest Dairy Farmers exhibit on milking cows. Exhibitor […]

Local AARP chapter sets safety program

The AARP Driver Safety program sponsored by the local chapter and Community Services Center will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 15-16, according to a news release. The course is a refresher program for drivers over 50 and can help lower insurance rates. Rules of the road and driving in adverse conditions is […]

Farmers market starts in Clovis


By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico For Kelly Boney and Tyra Davis of San Jon, selling ground beef, lamb and goat aside homemade lip balm and soap at Clovis’ Farmer’s Market is more than an odd combination. It’s a necessity. The two ranchers from San Jon have teamed up to sell mesquite logs and chips […]

Events Calendar June 29, 2008

TodayState-wide American Legion Department of New Mexico Convention — Clovis American Legion Post 25, 2400 W. 7th Street. Information and times: 799-8084. MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment — Noon. Mental Health Resources Inc., 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari. Information: Pat Bowen (575) 483-5081. Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room […]

Magistrate Court — June 29

The following dispositions have been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Andy Lucero, 57, was found guilty of the charge of battery and was ordered to serve six months of unsupervised probaton with conditions, ordered to attend the ASPEN program and to pay all court fines and fees. • Taylor Marcell, 43, pleaded guilty […]

Police Blotter — June 29

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past week: June 19• At 6:45 p.m., a caller reported a dispute at a residence on East Ninth Street.• At 8:18 p.m., a caller reported a stolen vehicle at a residence on South Avenue I.• At 10:29 p.m., a caller reported […]

Court’s gun-control decision will protect individual rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller might not have been as sweeping in its scope as we might have preferred. In practice it is likely to permit any number of gun-control laws to which we would object because they are too impractical, expensive, intrusive and ineffective to […]

Living in harmony with toad frogs

Karl Terry Suddenly the ground was moving and I jumped like I’d just stepped on a snake. I moved the hose to redirect the stream of water I had trained on the ground around the tomato plants as a pair of eyes appeared in the soil. The toads were back. A year or so ago […]