Honors: Charles Crane

Charles K. Crane with Crane Appraisals in Portales has been recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for five years of membership with the organization. The ASFMRA represents nearly 2,500 agribusiness professionals in the United States and Canada who provide farm and ranch management, rural appraisal and appraisal review, and agricultural […]

Fowler/Rutherford

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Ronnie and Brenda Fowler of Bowie, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Shea Fowler of Wichita Falls, Texas, to Tyler Wade Rutherford of Portales, son of Scooter and Donna Rutherford of Portales. The couple will exchange vows July 25, 2008, at Clovis Civic Center. A reception will follow at the civic center. The […]

House OKs Ute water funding

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico A bill authorizing federal funding for the Ute Water Project has passed what area officials call a major milestone. The House voted 301-124 Thursday to pass the bill authorizing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to spend $327 million on a project that would pipe water from the Ute Lake […]

Education compact would help military children

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico As military installations such as Cannon Air Force Base receive new personnel from other installations, the Department of Defense is asking, “But what about the children?” A transition to a new base can be difficult for school-aged children in military families, according to Jim Rickel, a quality of life […]

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

Fireworks show moves to July 3

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The date for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Portales has been bumped up a day, according to an Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce official. The fireworks display outside Greyhound Arena will be held July 3, according to chamber officials. The pyrotechnic crew from Clovis, which has […]

Events Calendar June 20

Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Elida Flea Market — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Elida Town Hall Square Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m. downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m. Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU […]

Local briefs June 20

PNT Staff Reports Forrest plans community reunion The community of Forrest will hold a community reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 5.Lunch will cost $8.50 for adults, $5 for children. The community will create a memory board. Copies of photographs or other memorabilia are welcome. Photos will not be returned. Copies can be mailed or […]

Police identify toddler run over by vehicle

Freedom New Mexico State police have released the name of a 19-month-old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis.Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, police said. He was the son of Bradley and Amber Noack of Texico, police said. Clovis State […]

Editorial: Off-shore drilling promises to help U.S. oil supply

Republican presidential candidate John McCain this week reversed his position and drew environmentalists’ wrath when he came out in favor of lifting the federal ban on off-shore oil drilling. McCain apparently realizes he needs motorists’ votes more than environmentalists’ endorsements. Better late than never. Rising gasoline prices have focused voters’ attention. A poll last October […]

Religion Calendar June 20

Tuesday Bible-based GriefShare Group Meeting — 6 p.m. Nondenominational grief recovery support group discussion sessions led by the Rev. Kenneth Broad, featuring DVD interviews with national speakers, authors and pastors. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St. Information: 356-6001. Wednesday DivorceCare Christian Divorce Recovery Group — 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday. Facilitator: Bill Rice. […]

Inner peace comes from faith in God

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about an artist who wanted to create a painting that depicted “perfect peace.” If I were to think about painting a picture of perfect peace, I would probably think of a man in a boat fishing on a placid lake with not one ripple on the water. Yet […]

Portales child drowns in bath tub

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Geocaching develops into annual Heritage Days event

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A Portales resident has turned one of his favorite hobbies — geocaching — into an annual event during Heritage Days. What is geocaching? It is not the latest eco-friendly fuel source or conservation practice; it is part treasure hunt and part mystery solving. “Think of it as a high-tech […]

Elida to hold flea market, arts and crafts fair

PNT Staff Report Elida will be holding a flea market and arts and crafts fair the third Saturday of June, July and August. “The goal is to bring the townspeople together one day out of the month and promote the town to outside sources,” event coordinator Judy Dukes said. Starting a summertime event seemed like […]

Ute pipeline project vote delayed

Freedom New Mexico The wait continues on a crucial vote for the future of the Ute pipeline project. For a second-straight day, the U.S. House failed to vote on a bill that would authorize the federal government to provide $327 million over a 10-year period to build a pipeline that would carry water from Ute […]

Local Briefs June 19

PNT Staff Reports Author to discuss Portales book Barbara Russell Chesser, a Portales native who now lives in Waco, Texas, will present a copy of her latest book, “Remembering Mattie,” to the Portales Public Library during a reception from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the library. “Remembering Mattie” includes reminiscences about Mattie’s Cafe, a fixture in […]

Events Calendar June 19

Today Night Sky Program workshop — 4 p.m., Memorial Building Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m., downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU Sunday […]

City council approves downtown master plan

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A resolution for adopting the Downtown Master Plan was approved at the regular meeting of the Portales City Council on

Prepared for emergencies

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Emergency Management staff is close to completing the installation of four new sirens and a reverse 911 calling system to contact Roosevelt County residents. The Roosevelt Emergency Management staff plans to test a siren today on U.S. Highway 70. The four new sirens and the reverse 911 […]