Ute Water vote delayed

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Federal and area officials have to wait another day to find out the fate of a bill that would help pay for the Ute Water Project. The U.S. House ran out of time Tuesday before it could vote on an authorization bill for the $437 million project, according to […]

Medevac service back in eastern New Mexico again

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital Director James D’Agostino told board members Tuesday an AreoCare helicopter was now stationed in Clovis to handle emergency patient transfers to Lubbock. Featuring twin engines, the MD 902 helicopter flies at about 145 mph, allowing a patient to be transported to Lubbock in 35 minutes, D’Agostino […]

Hundreds of athletes attend Greyhound Camp

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of area high school basketball players and dozens of teams are competing over a two-week period at Greyhound Arena. The annual Greyhound team basketball camp began on Sunday and will conclude today by noon, while the girls begin on Wednesday and leave Saturday. According to some of the […]

Commission looks for more interest

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Seeing better rates as a possible windfall, Roosevelt County commissioners approved longer term investment of a portion of its reserve funds Tuesday. Roosevelt County Treasurer Nancy Belcher told commissioners at their regular meeting that she had checked into longer terms at the urging of Commissioner Gene Creighton. She said […]

Heritage Days 5K run/walk and 10K run set for Saturday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Runners and walkers take your mark — the 8th annual Heritage Days Fun Run is sure to bring together the ultra-competitive and social runners/walkers as it gets under way bright and early Saturday morning outside of Portales’ Yam Theater on South Main Street. “Don’t kid yourself,” MainStreet president Danny […]

Events Calendar, June 18, 2008

ThursdayNight Sky Program workshop — 4 p.m., Memorial Building FridayPioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building SaturdayHeritage Days Parade — 10 a.m., downtown PortalesBlood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Heritage Days at City ParkENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU. SundayHeritage Days Church in the Park […]

Greyhound tied for lead in team roping at College National Finals Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts is the tied for average lead in team roping after two rounds at the College National Finals Rodeo. Roberts, a junior from Durango, Colo., teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger (Texas) Junior College for a time of 6.0 seconds in Tuesday’s second round […]

Floyd News, June 18, 2008

TransitionsBirthdays and anniversariesMonday — Don and Linda Essary (40 years); Ch’ree Essary (9 years)Tuesday — Eli Terry (5 years) Upcoming events• Women’s Bible Study group will meet at Debi Moore’s house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today.• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. […]

Guantanamo Bay detainees to finally get due process

Editorial The U.S. Supreme Court last week, in Boumediene v. Bush, decided

Hay baling exciting for youngsters

By Glenda Price In the old days, baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad decided we […]

Mental trauma not included in casualty count

By Tom Philpott Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, charged Bush administration officials Wednesday with continuing to downplay the mental trauma and brain injuries suffered by veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Filner said an April RAND Corp. study — “Invisible Wounds of War — Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, […]

Heritage Days kicks off Friday in Portales

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The annual Heritage Days celebration will begin Friday with the Pioneer of the Year celebration. This year’s nominees include Paul Murphey, Eunice Schumpert, Billy and Peggy Prater, Gene Collins and Tommie Bennett, according to Sharon King, executive director of the Portales Chamber of Commerce. Pioneer of The Year candidates […]

Ute Pipeline funding bill reaches House

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Local and federal government officials are optimistic the U.S. House will pass a bill today authorizing $327 million in federal funding for the Ute Water Project. The House is scheduled to deliberate on the bill late in the afternoon, according to Sam Simon, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tom […]

Torres second area man profiled on ‘Most Wanted’

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Noe Torres is the second fugitive from the Ninth Judicial District to be featured by America’s Most Wanted, according to the show’s associate producer, Jena Naranjo. And show producers are confident the exposure will result in an arrest like it did the first time. Naranjo said America’s Most Wanted’s […]

New ag business on way

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales has landed a business that will distribute and repair agricultural equipment, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new location in Portales at […]

It’s Their Job: Miriam Welker

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ENMU Briefs June 17, 2008

Manuel Varela, associate professor of biology, and his research students have had a manuscript accepted in the peer-refereed Journal of Dairy Research. The journal is ranked ninth out of all scientific journals within the “Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science” category, and 25th of all scientific journals within the “Food Science and Technology” category. The title […]

Local Briefs June 17, 2008

Golden Library taking oral histories Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library is resuming its oral history project, interviewing Roosevelt County residents of at least 50 years, according to an ENMU press release. The interviews will become a part of the library’s oral history collection. New faculty member

ENMU team ropers place high at CNFR

PNT Staff Report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling and Kyle Roberts placed in the Top 10 in the first round of team roping Monday at the College National Rodeo Finals. Flewelling, a freshman from Alberta, Can., teamed with Arena Robertson of Weatherford (Texas) College to tie for seventh with a time […]

National Weather Service: severe weather potential today

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said there is potential for severe weather in eastern New Mexico this evening. The primary threat is thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and areas of heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, mainly along and east of a line from Colfax […]