County holds off on ‘no dumping’ action

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Roosevelt County Commission took no action on a request to publicize laws dealing with litter and blowing trash. At the commission meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse, Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, requested a sign beside the northbound lane of U.S. 70 near Roosevelt General Hospital […]

Rumors spread quicker than flu

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist When the announcement came that the New Mexico Activities Association was suspending athletic events due to swine flu outbreak concerns, I have to admit I was on the fence. From my platform as a media representative, I saw a positive in that it makes immediate coverage a little bit easier. […]

Editorial: “Green job” push cause for concern

Rather than stimulating the economy, government efforts to create “green jobs” probably have the opposite effect, judging from experiences where the tactic is employed, and numerous studies: Massive taxpayer subsidies are required, higher energy prices result, and existing jobs are lost, according to a new study by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Green Jobs and […]

Press release: NMAA Board to meet in emergency session

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons.

Zia softball coach resigning

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University softball team will soon be searching for its program’s sixth coach. Amber Daniel, who has spent the last two years as head coach, announced her resignation, effective May 31. “Over the past five seasons, I feel I have learned a great deal about intercollegiate athletics, and most […]

Press release: State departments see no reason to close schools for flu concerns

For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah BusemeyerCell: 505-470-2290 or Beverly Friedman, Public Education Dept.Cell: 795-0180 Health, Public Education Departments Advise No Reason to Close Schools for Health Reasons Local Schools Districts to Decide How, When to Reopen 16 Closed Schools (Santa Fe) – Based on new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

AD candidate seeking challenge

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University athletic director’s position is just the challenge Colorado native Jeff Geiser is seeking. The third of four finalists to meet with university staff and students, Geiser was in Portales on Monday to answer questions about what he might bring to the ENMU athletic […]

May 7, 1941

The Portales Daily News reported that at a recent city council meeting, councilors decided the city would begin hauling trash from back alleys of residential areas the following week. Jack Patton and James Kiker of the Clean-up, Fix-up, Paint-up Campaign had appealed for help in keeping Portales clean.

May 6, 1963

The wife of Dora farmer Kenneth Victor told the Portales-News Tribune that the recent hailstorm that covered the ground with golf ball-sized hailstones had destroyed 75 percent of her husband’s crop. The storm dropped more than an inch of moisture throughout Roosevelt County.

May 5, 1981

Portales resident Ruth Sherrod spoke in front of the City Council to plead with them to enforce city laws regarding stray animals. She brought up complaints of accidents and incidences involving stray dogs. City Manager Don Hudson responded that although Sherrod has a right to complain, it is difficult to do anything about the problem […]

School board budget will decrease next year

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has a tentative budget of $22.2 million for next fiscal year, down $821,191 from this year. Board of Education members approved the tentative budget at their meeting Monday in the schools’ administration building. The district must submit a final budget by June 20. For the upcoming […]

Grant application on council agenda

PNT Staff Report At today’s Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. in City Hall, councilors are to vote on a resolution authorizing the city to work with Eastern New Mexico University on a grant application for the Blackwater Draw site. The agenda also includes a report from the Finance/Administration Committee and the proposed appointment […]

Two more swine flu cases confirmed in N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico health officials confirmed two more cases of swine flu on Monday, bringing the total to three, as more than a dozen schools in a handful of communities closed this week due to concerns over the illness. Sixteen schools — Carlsbad High School, Deming Intermediate School, all public schools […]

It’s their job: Teresa Tapia

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Name: Teresa Tapia is a receptionist for Big Valley Auto. She was born and raised in Portales, is married and has two daughters. How long have you had this job? In September I will have been here for two years. What exactly does your job entail? I answer the telephones, direct calls and take messages. […]

Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s stay in the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament was a short one. The Greyhounds, 10-4 losers to second-seeded Angelo State in Saturday’s opening round, dropped a 10-6 decision to top-seeded Cameron in a losers bracket game on Sunday morning. The Aggies (42-14) pounded out 20 […]

Lubbock wet-dry election set for Saturday

LUBBOCK (AP) — When prohibition was lifted way back in 1933, Texas was a little slow to catch on. It wasn’t until two years later when the state finally repealed its own alcohol ban, and even then Texas allowed local governments to remain booze-free. While many areas to this day remain dry, on Saturday the […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic, in face of flu

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on […]

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

NMAA suspends athletic events

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Angelo State deals Hounds 10-4 loss

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Kenny Elkind threw a complete game and Angelo State broke away late for a 10-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the opening round of the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament. The Greyhounds (28-27), seeded fifth in the six-team tournament, take on top-seeded Cameron […]