Study proposes pay changes

If endorsed by the White House and enacted by Congress, a new blueprint for modernizing military compensation after 11 years of war would reshape many traditional service pays to strive for more efficiency. The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, after two years of study, has produced some wide-ranging recommendations, from replacing combat zone tax […]

Police blotter: June 27

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 12:28 a.m.: Officer requested to respond to caller's home, 700 block of West 16th Street. 1:07 a.m.: Caller requested a deputy regarding suspicious activity, South Roosevelt Road 6 and South Roosevelt Road P. 2:56 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 1700 block of South Avenue O. 5:40 a.m.: […]

Bar owner to continue no-cost taxi service

Dawg Houze owner Chad Heflin said he will continue to keep his bar's taxi service free of charge because it's his way of giving back to the community. He originally planned to charge for the Dawg Houze transportation when he began operating the service in late April but decided charging patrons isn't worth the hassle. […]

Missing Clovis girl found

Aly Marques A 16-year-old Clovis girl, missing more than two weeks, has been found safe in Detroit, family members said Tuesday night. Aly Marques will be "returning to Clovis as soon as arrangements can be made," her uncle, Sam Haskell, wrote on his Facebook page. "We haven't been given any other details yet." Haskell said […]

Residents coping with heat

Some Portales and Clovis residents enjoyed cool treats to beat the triple-digit heat Tuesday, others say they're used to the hot temperatures in the summer. Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Kadyn Collins, 9, gets a snow cone Tuesday afternoon from the Snow Cone Zone Tuesday to cool off after a day at the Portales Recreation Center. […]

Portales native killed in train collision

Beverly Hall's voice cracked as she tried to find the words to describe her husband's character. John Hall "There's no words to describe what an amazing man he was," she said. "He loved God so much and that carried over into his love for his family. He always had integrity in everything that he did." […]

Tasks delegated for incoming regional growth planner

The Local Growth Management Committee decided Tuesday what tasks will be delegated to a regional growth planner. In the committee meeting on May 1, committee members discussed where to go with the position after previous regional planner Rick Draker terminated his contract in the end of April. The Local Growth Management Organization was created to […]

My turn: Lebron deserved this ring

LeBron James critics are now going to have to come up with some different material to taunt him with. The man finally got his championship ring. In an NBA final series where many thought Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant would lead his team to defeat the Miami Heat in six games, the Heat stole it […]

Officials: Arizona bill not likely to have much local impact

Officials polled across New Mexico doubt the Supreme Court upholding the most-discussed portion of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 will have much local impact. But the reason why is, like Monday's decision, somewhat split. In a 5-3 opinion released Monday, the high court eliminated three portions of the law. Portions struck down by the Supreme Court […]

Doherty awarded Melrose baseball position

Melrose promoted from within Monday, giving Jim Doherty coaching duties for the Buffalo baseball squad. Doherty, who came to Melrose from Des Moines last year, finished his first season as boys basketball coach. "Coach Doherty is an outstanding coach and has a background in baseball and basketball," Melrose Schools Superintendent Jamie Widner said. "He played […]