Bees a threat to Portales medical clinic

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. today after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials are concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not been confirmed, […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

All-Stars fall to Carlsbad Sunday

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County’s All-Stars dropped to the B-Bracket Sunday with a stinging 6-3 loss to Carlsbad in the 10-11 Little League state tournament. “It was a tough loss for us, we had that game in the bag,” Roosevelt Coach Sammy Villanueva said. Roosevelt posted the first lead of the game in […]

July 20, 2008 Dora News

Physicals being offered Athletic Director Ty Thatcher and coach Pablo Pena have arranged for sports physicals to be available to Dora student athletes entering grades six through 12. The exams will be given in the Guy Luscombe Gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In order to receive a physical exam, students must bring a […]

July 20, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa Altrusa International of Portales met on Monday in the Sandia Room at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building with 18 members and 4 guests present. Vaunceil Turnbough, president, conducted the opening ceremonies. Linda Davis and Dannah Brown gave the Altrusa Accent. Nancy Legleiter read the minutes of the previous meeting, and they […]

July 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: There Was a Woman : La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture by Domino Renee Perez. “How is it that there are so many lloronas?” A haunting figure of Mexican oral and literary traditions, La Llorona permeates the consciousness of her folk community. From a […]

July 20, 2008 Honors

Robert and Mitzi Miller, of Floyd, own one bull listed in the 2008 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. Greg Smith, of Elida, owns four bull listed in the 2008 Fall Sire Evaluation Report Published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. These reports are […]

July 20, 2008 Engagements

Ruiz/Good Sally Ruiz, of Portales, announces her engagement and approaching marriage to Rick Good of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on July 26, 2008, at the Memorial Building in Portales. The bride-elect is employed at Portales Area Transit System. The prospective groom is employed with the City of Portales Parks Department. […]

July 20, 2008 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

July 20, 2008 Anniversaries

Dunsworth Kenneth and Geraldine Dunsworth, of Portales, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at University Baptist Church, in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Paul Dunsworth and Jerry and Leanna Dunsworth. The couple was married

George Causey: High plains pioneer

By Ruth Burns: Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling the hides to market that made the Portales Road […]

Making unsual cupcakes on show

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist Information on preserving plant materials and making buttonholes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Janice Urie, Frontier Flowers in Lakin, Kans., will show a vast array of designs that preserved plant materials can be used for. She’ll also […]

Junior Rodeo winds down

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in Saturday’s final day of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Mounted Patrol Arena, and she got it. The 14-year-old from Clovis took first-place finishes in age 13-15 pole bending and barrel racing, and was second in […]

Roosevelt All-Stars defeat Raton

PNT Staff Report DEMING — According to Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Sammy Villanueva, one phone call launched his team toward an 18-2 first-round win over Raton on Saturday in the state 10-11 Little League tournament. On Thursday, the evening before the team left for the tournament, All-Star team member Daniel Sanchez was involved in a […]

July 20, 2008 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions have been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Matilda Ruiz, 32, was found guilty of the charge of public affray. She was sentenced to 182 days with the Department of Corrections and must pay court costs and fees. • Carmen Contreras, 27, was found guilty of the charge of driving while […]

July 20, 2008 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. July 11 •

July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

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Old dogs, outdoorsmen never quit

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor I tried to get out the door without him, but he’d seen me reach for my hat and he wasn’t having any of it. My old dog was demanding to go on the walk with me. We hadn’t walked since his seizures in the fall. He just hadn’t been […]

Tucumcari ‘racino’ would attract new money to state

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the […]

Lt. Gov. Denish plans Portales visit

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will be in Portales at 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Memorial Building. The purpose of the visit is to speak with constituents, according to a press release from the city of Portales. Denish will be traveling in a bus with an awning where she will meet with people.