Obituaries – July 27

Services Today Clyde Ray Montague — 10 a.m. at 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis Joseph Robert "Joe" Shoemate — 11 a.m. (MDT) at the Mountain View Evangelical Free Church, 6253 W. 28th St. in Greeley, Colo. Frank Pat Aragon — 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Saturday Wilburn […]

Three charged with sexual assault

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Three Tucumcari residents are charged with crimes relating to the sexual assault of two children under age of 13, said 10th Judicial Chief Deputy District Attorney Timothy Rose. Robert Capen, 31, Richard "Andrew" Gutierrez, 40, and Brandy Bemis, 31, were arrested Wednesday, according to a press release from […]

Officer suspended for on-duty sex

By Alisa Boswell PNT staff writer A Portales police officer's certification was suspended by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board Tuesday for having sexual relations in a police vehicle while on duty. The allegations against Officer Mikel Aguilar stem from his 10-year employment with the Roswell Police Department prior to joining the Portales […]

Officials: Obey speed limit

Constructors, Inc. officials are asking motorists to be patient and obey the speed limit as they continue their construction plans along U.S. 70 on First and Second streets. According to Portales Police Department officials, citations issued for speeding in the construction area have nearly doubled compared to last year. PNT Staff Photo: Chirstina Calloway The […]

Locals divided over rain

After parts of Roosevelt County received up to almost two inches of rain Wednesday, opinions on the results of the rain varied the next day. Here's what local venues had to say about the rain Thursday: Farmer perspective: "I basically didn't get much of anything at my main farm 10 miles east of Portales," said […]

Letter to the editor: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”

Exodus 20 gives us this forgotten commandment, which begins with "Remember." This is the only one of the commandments that God must have believed we would forget. Verse 8 says: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." What is the Sabbath day? The Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week. Genesis 2:2: […]

Gun laws won’t stop killers

Once again, the inevitable results of "gun control" have claimed more innocent lives. And, once again, those whom the majority of the media fawn over have begun their ritual blood dance; blaming everything and everyone but the shooter for the killings. Predictably they are calling for more violations of the fundamental right to own and […]

My Turn – July 27

I've heard a few people I know say they were disappointed in the new Spider-Man movie, which I cannot understand or relate to. Let me break it down as to why this new movie was a major improvement for those of us who are die hard Spider-Man comic book fans. Yes, I am such a […]

God puts zest in living

Of all the wonderful blessings we have been given in this life the thing I love the most is the Lord. Just to know that Jesus died for all of us and to live forever in heaven is such a joy. Won't it be great to see those who have already gone. We will see […]

Police Blotter – July 27

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 8:32 a.m.: Caller reported three stray dogs running around the neighborhood, 100 block of Oklahoma Drive. 8:53 a.m.: Caller requested an officer regarding a juvenile problem, 900 block of South Abilene. 9:05 a.m.: Caller reported a stray dog in the area, 500 block of West 17th Street. […]

Events Calendar – July 27

Today End of program party — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Fun and prizes. Information: 356-3940. Saturday Community service project — 8 a.m., Oasis State Park. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a community service project to remove unwanted, old fencing at the park. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be […]

Zia reaches tournament finals

CARLSBAD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars plated eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to break open a close game and went on to beat host Carlsbad 11-3 on Wednesday night to reach the finals of the Junior Division state Little League tournament. Zia faces Roswell Noon Optimists at 7 p.m. today in the […]

Guardsmen recall deployment

Portales resident Carlos Sena and ENMU alumni Chris Holland, of the New Mexico Army National Guard, said overseas deployment changed their lives forever. Courtesy photo This is a picture of one third of the C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment with the Army National Guard during their deployment in Afghanistan earlier this year. Lt. […]

Inspector General office helps with conflict resolution

The 27th Special Operations Wing Inspector General Office performs many duties at Cannon Air Force Base, though they are perhaps most well known for is their conflict resolution program. "When someone comes in and makes a complaint, we do what's called an intake," said Maj. Mark Weger, 27 SOW/IG director of complaints. "This is where […]

Cooking up plans for future

Latasha Moon says her favorite food to make is a sopapilla cheesecake she swears by. The aspiring chef from Clovis is ready to pursue a culinary career and thanks to the Commissary at Cannon Air Force Base, she now has extra help moving toward that direction. Courtesy photo Aspiring chef Latasha Moon received a $1,500 […]

Loadmasters in flight

A reservist from Duke Field, Fla., Tech. Sgt. Brock Harrell, 5th Special Operations Squadron, trained as a loadmaster with instructor Tech. Sgt. Phillip Blackford, 551st Special Operations Squadron, July 17 at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brock Harrell, 5th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster, secures a […]

Cannon welcomes next command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base welcomed its new command chief June 22. Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson, 27 SOW command chief, succeeded Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, who left Cannon in May to become the Combined Joint Special Operations Aviation Component command chief. "I left […]

Ask Coach Lawson: Bodybuilding breakdown

If muscle building is the goal with your bodybuilding program, you want to be able to train each body part with as much resistance as possible. This is best accomplished with basic exercises and high levels of intensity while maintaining strict form to avoid injuries. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force […]

Fishing report: July 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Airmen keep track of base equipment

Since the nation's inception more than 230 years ago, the image of a service member clad in camouflage and charging forward under a star-spangled flag of red, white and blue has fostered feelings of patriotism and instilled an indelible sense of security in the American people. USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force […]