Ute Water Project reaches delay

Some delays are inevitable for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, such as in Washington, D.C. Some delays it would like to avoid, such as in Santa Fe. Authority members found out an omnibus bill that included authorization for the Ute Water Project will not be introduced in a lame duck session for the […]

PHS students ready to present ‘Peter Pan’

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The cast of “Peter Pan and Wendy” is ready to fly. The Portales High School production premieres tonight, but the performers have been on stage in front of school audiences this week. “I think we’re finally ready,” said student teacher DeAnna Gonzales, who is directing the play. “I was […]

It’s their job: Nicole Tivis

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Name: Nicole Tivis Job: Customer service clerk at A & S Microworks Background: Tivis, though originally from Portales, attended a number of different schools because her family moved frequently when she was a child. She graduated from Valentine High School in Texas. Time on job: Six years. What does your job entail? Everything from working […]

Nov. 21 Events Calendar

Friday ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ — 7 p.m. Portales High School Performing Arts Center, high school production. Tickets $5. Saturday Handbell Festival — 3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Ave. C. ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ — 7 p.m. Portales High School Performing Arts Center, high school production. Tickets $5. Sunday ‘Peter Pan and […]

Thanksgiving a time to celebrate God’s blessings

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Let us be a truly thankful people because of God’s many blessings. “Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done” (TLB). Recognize the touch of the Master’s hand. I believe both great and small miracles happen every day and we let them go by […]

Resolve to better ourselves always free

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When I came to America I was 17. Once I turned 18 I ran away from my family. My father was a brute, and in America I didn’t have to accept him as my lord and master past age 18. Of course, I had nothing at all to […]

Embracing our nation’s diversity good for society

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Alva C. Carter Sr., 68, president of Eastern New Mexico University’s board of regents, was killed in an automobile accident early this morning in Roosevelt County. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said his department was called to the accident scene on N.M. 202 (Cacahuate Road), about five miles from […]

Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

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Freedom New Mexico The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella Vista, but she says the play is in no way a one-woman show. “We couldn’t […]

Longtime security officer remembered as Rams’ biggest fan

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer According to friends and family, Bobby Grimes spent several hours a week on his garden. Grimes invested his time planting, watering and guiding each individual plant to its full potential, and according to those that knew him best, appreciating the fruit of his labor. In much the same way, […]

Man arrested on car theft, DWI charges

PNT Staff A 24-year-old Portales man was charged with felony DWI after police said he stole a pickup truck Tuesday night and crashed it into a utility pole on First Street, according to police. To safely investigate the scene and remove the vehicle, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said, police had utility workers cut electricity […]

Girls Gone Wild visits Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Hundreds of students from Eastern New Mexico University and other area residents flooded Portales’ Goober McCool’s on Tuesday night, drawn by the “Girls Gone Wild” production team on hand to gather footage for a future DVD release. Goober’s disc jockey Joe Casas said the “Girls Gone Wild” crew had […]

Councilors look to simplify finances

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted Tuesday to consolidate the city’s bank accounts. Councilors authorized city officials to negotiate terms with First Community Bank. Other banks submitting proposals were Portales National Bank and Wells Fargo. Councilor Mike Miller, a member of the city’s finance committee, said the move would help […]

Commission OKs downtown funds

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer All but one Roosevelt County commissioner voted at Tuesday’s meeting to fund half of the projected shortfall for the Courthouse Square improvement project. City officials had asked the county to help pay for the project after the bid came in almost $178,000 over budget. The commission could have also […]

Annual smokeout event encourages quitting

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Prompted by the concerns of his 6-year-old son, Cannon Air Force Base tech sergeant Eugene Von Bon is trying to quit smoking. “My son started figuring it out,” said Von Bon, who is in charge of the dental center at the base. “He knows his grandma died of cancer, […]

Historian preserves Cannon’s history

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Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base’s new historian loves his new job. “What’s not to like?” said Rick Shea, who took the position in February. “I like everything about this job: The opportunity to be a part of the Air Force, to watch, record and be a part of the growth of a new […]

Nov. 19 Events Calendar

Thursday Elida Homemakers Flea Market — 8 a.m. Elida Senior Center. Information: 760-6885.

Nov. 19 Floyd News

Transitions: Birthdays and Anniversaries Wednesday — Panny Bigler; Delbert Rector; Drew Essary (3) Thursday — John Kropp Upcoming events: Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Community holiday dinner The Floyd Fire Department will host its annual […]

RGH board eligibility questioned

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors is considering a policy that would prohibit hospital employees from running for election to the board. James D’Agostino, hospital administrator, said during Tuesday’s meeting that other public entities in the county do not allow employees to run for board positions. The proposed […]

Shame you can’t buy common sense

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 […]