Kiwanis to hold swim meet

PNT Staff The Portales Kiwanis Club will hold its annual children’s swim meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Portales Municipal Pool, according to a news release. The event is open to ages 8-17. Preregistration is required but there is no cost to enter. A variety of events and games will be organized by the […]

Water infrastructure getting a closer look

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor No matter what happens in Washington with the Ute Pipeline bill later this year, Portales officials say their focus is going to stay on supplying well water for a growing community. “I’m trying to stay positive that we’ll get the federal dollars we need to build the pipeline,” said […]

Boeing drops UAV classes in Clovis

Gabe Monte A major aircraft manufacturer ended a contract this week with Clovis Community College to conduct 10-week unmanned aerial vehicle training programs on campus. According to CCC officials, the college received about $130,000 during the two years of the contract. Boeing officials said the number of students entering the program in Clovis was not […]

KENW program invites questions regarding TV switch

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV Channel 3 will host a call-in program Monday on the topic of the switch-over from analog to digital television. From 8-9 p.m., the station will broadcast some of the calls on Channel 3. Duane Ryan, director of broadcasting for KENW, said that there is a lot of confusion about what’s going […]

Meetings will discuss renewable energy

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico energy, rural and economic development organizations are inviting residents to a series of town hall meetings to discuss renewable energy development in rural communities, according to a press release from New Mexico State University. The first meeting is 9 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The next meetings […]

The rodeo life

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By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico Participants in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are not only competing in their sport, many are training for their future careers. Most live on farms or ranches where they use their rodeo skills to help with the family business. Rodeos still hold great fun for the […]

Homicide suspect to undergo mental evaluation

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The case against a Portales man charged with an open count of murder in the death of a 69-year-old man is on hold pending psychological evaluations. District Judge Drew Tatum ordered Thursday that Isaac Montano II, 46, undergoes a psychological evaluation, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Montano’s […]

Tucumcari man receives sentencing for shooting death

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed […]

Roosevelt All-stars headed to Deming

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor For some of the players it will be the third year in a row to participate at a state Little League all-star tournament. For Coach Sammy Villanueva, it’s his fifth consecutive year. Villanueva is hoping all that experience will serve this year’s Roosevelt County 10-11 year-old all-stars well at […]

PHS athletes to compete as all-stars

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales High’s football players could be at a major disadvantage when it comes to one area of the Class 3A North/South All-Star game: Not enough decals with which to barter. When the best seniors of last season trade blows on the gridiron this Saturday, teammates on both squads generally pass […]

Sexes sometimes do battle

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By Eric Butler:CNJ Correspondent In adult rodeo competitions, men are in men’s events while women basically compete in barrel racing. But junior rodeos are different and, in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis, boys and girls often compete against each other — especially with the youngest contestants. Events such as goat […]

Senate committee OKs Cannon funding

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that includes authorizing about $26.4 million for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The bill, which approves about $119 billion to fund military construction projects, will be introduced to the full senate for consideration, […]

CAFB exercise tests special ops communication

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of special operations communications technology. Tethered by cables tied to four metal plates, the inflatable satellite was surrounded by three tents housing millions of dollars worth of communications equipment. The mobile […]

It’s Their Job: Brad Mauldin

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Ag appropriations pass committee

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — A bill that would help fund a new dairy consortium and other agriculture initiatives affecting New Mexico was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, according to press releases from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure is now ready for consideration by […]

July 18, 2008 events calendar

Today High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541. Commodities Distribution — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial Building Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace VBS — 6-8:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Second Street and Avenue C, ages 3 years to fifth grade. Friday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — […]

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St. Helen sponsoring VBS St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will hold its Summer Vacation Bible School from 8 a.m to noon Monday through Friday. The program is for children pre-K to sixth grade. Cost is $5 per child. Information: 356-8326

Floyd man arrested for child solicitation

Freedom New Mexico A 27-year-old Floyd man who arranged to have sex with an underage girl for sex was arrested in Thursday in Clovis by Curry County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to a press release. Brice Griffith is charged with child solicitation by electronic device, a third-degree felony. According to the release, Griffith: • entered […]

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FDA says tomatoes OK to eat again

The U.S. government lifted its salmonella warning on tomatoes Thursday but an investigation into a separate outbreak in Portales is continuing. Hot peppers still get a caution: The people most at risk of salmonella — including the elderly and people with weak immune systems — should avoid fresh jalapenos and serranos, and any dishes that […]