Meetings watch: Portales City Council (June 6)

The Portales City Council met Tuesday evening at council chambers: During the meeting: Councilors renewed a contract for banking services with US Bank. An advanced extended aeration plant option was chosen for the new wastewater treatment plant. The council had three options on the table. A contract for work on heating, ventilation and air conditioning […]

Wooley wins tight District 66 GOP race

It was a tight race Tuesday between New Mexico state representatives Bob Wooley and Dennis Kintigh, who were matched against each other for New Mexico District 66, which includes Roosevelt, Chaves and Lea counties. The redistricting of state districts matched the two incumbents or the primary election when Kintigh, once the District 57 representative, was […]

Carpenter, George win handily

A pair of Roosevelt County Republicans took landslide wins in Tuesday primaries. County Clerk candidate Donna Carpenter took 70 percent of the vote in her race against Nancy Gentry, taking 911 votes to Gentry's 383. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Triube Republican candidates for Roosevelt County's county clerk and probate judge positions, Donna Carpenter, left, nd Barbara […]

Incumbent George Dodge keeps District 63 position

George Dodge, incumbent for New Mexico state representative for District 63, won the Tuesday's Democratic primary by a landslide after receiving 1,351 votes between the district's four counties. His opponent, Jose Griego, won only 366 votes between the four counties, which include Roosevelt, Curry, Guadalupe and De Baca. Dodge will run against Republican Steven R. […]

Police blotter – June 6

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Sunday 12:26 a.m.: Call in reference to an open door, 200 block of South Main. 2:03 a.m.: Officer served a bench warrant, police station. 3 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic disturbance, 300 block of east Kaywood. 3:37 a.m.: Caller reported an argument and requested an ambulance, 800 […]

My turn: Father’s visit sparks flashback

I experienced deja vu this weekend. My father came to visit me but he was here just five months ago dropping me off to start my life as an adult after college. I'll spare you the tears by saying we're quite the odd couple at times. But I did get emotional when he left because […]

Voter turnout light statewide

ALBUQUERQUE — Turnout was light across the state Tuesday as New Mexicans weighed in on the already decided Republican presidential primary and narrowed their field of candidates for U.S. Senate and Congress, Registered Republicans could cast ballots for presidential candidates Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney, although Romney sewed up the nomination […]

Six Clovis residents charged in boating accident

Six Clovis residents entered a no-plea Tuesday in Quay County Magistrate Court to multiple felony charges in connection with a Memorial Day weekend boating accident on Ute Lake that resulted in critical injuries to a friend. Brittany Holt, Jonathon Maes, Logan Denton, all 21, Tre Orozco, Kendra Gibbons, both 18, and Spencer Norris, 20, were […]

New Mexico primary results

New Mexico primary Tuesday Polls closed at 7 p.m. ROOSEVELT COUNTY President of the United States Democrat Barack Obama — 269 Republican Ron Paul — 129 Newt Gingrich — 95 Mitt Romney — 859 Rick Santorum — 176 U.S. senator Democrat Martin T. Heinrich — 285 Hector Balderas — 130 Republican Heather A. Wilson — […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake mishap

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Press release: Six charged in Ute Lake boating accident

On Sunday May 27, 2012, New Mexico State Police Officers responded to a boating accident at the Ute Lake State Park. Upon arrival, it was learned that Shaina Pool (21) of Clovis had fallen out of the moving boat and was struck by the propeller. Pool was subsequently flown to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas […]

Professor expert on brain trauma

Michael Shaughnessy teaches special education and educational studies at Eastern New Mexico University. He's also become a recognized expert on head injuries, brain trauma and concussions. Shaughnessy said his work in brain injury rehabilitation started when local educators asked him to assist children and adolescents recover from head injuries associated with automotive and sports accidents. […]

Curry County Cats advance in playoffs

The Curry County Cats had difficulties with the El Paso Raiders during the New Mexico Premier League regular season, despite a series sweep. No such problems in the playoffs, as the Cats rolled to a 42-8 victory on Sunday at Leon Williams Stadium. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonCurry County Cat receiver J.J. Gross, right, and El […]

Camps tuned in

Buchanan Hall, the Eastern New Mexico University Music Building, filled with the laughter of 100 New Mexico high school students as music professor Jason Paulk introduced himself to his wife, Kayla Paulk, as if it was their first meeting. Paulk and his wife were demonstrating to students how auditions for New Mexico All-State competitions would […]

Lightning sparks Saturday fires

Four small fires broke out in at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Roosevelt County due to lightning. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the fires sprang up at the following locations: Roosevelt Road 12 between Portales and Melrose Between N.M. 480 and U.S. 70 Off N.M, 267 near Elida. N.M. 480 and Roosevelt Road […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The following items will be on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in city hall: Proclamation recognizing Flag Day 2012. El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development Council appointment. Renewal of contract for Banking Services with US Bank. Recommendation for final selection of option for new Wastewater Treatment plant. […]

Police blotter: June 5

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Friday 9:31 a.m.: Caller reported a cat in a trap, 1600 block East Brazos. 9:32 a.m.: Caller reported young children walking, Lime Street and Main Avenue. 9:33 a.m.: Dog pick up at owners request, 200 block South Avenue D. 9:33 a.m.: Caller reported damage to a vehicle, […]

My turn: Living in caring community softens blow

We all know these phone calls. They come at any hour of the day or night. We answer with our regular "Hello," but the voice on the other end is not normal. It might be overly subdued or strangely frantic, but we instantly know that something is terribly wrong, and we brace ourselves for the […]

Firefighters battle four separate fires in southern Roosevelt County

As of midnight Saturday, area firefighters had contained three of four fires near Elida believed to be started by lightning, according to Roosevelt County's director of emergency management. Keith Wattenbarger said the series of small fires were within a two- to three-mile radius. Firefighters were still working to contain a fire in the sand hills […]

Curry County Cats playoff preview

El Paso Raiders (3-7) at Curry County Cats (9-2) • When: 2 p.m.,Sunday • Where: Leon Williams Stadium • Last week: The Cats have been idle since a 42-2 win May 21 over the Albuquerque Predators. The Raiders are coming off a 20-16 win over the Albuquerque Wolfpack. • Last meeting: The Cats swept the […]