City furious over case

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales city councilor Keith Thomas said Saturday he was disgusted when he learned about felony charges against former Portales police officer Victor Castillo. Castillo, charged Friday with 31 felonies, is accused of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met while serving as the department's school […]

Bingaman to visit ENMU

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico, will visit Eastern New Mexico University at 10 a.m. on Monday to speak with students about affordable education for New Mexicans. Bingaman plans to discuss President Barack Obama's plan to make college more affordable by keeping federal loans capped at less than 4 percent interest and by slightly increasing Pell […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal Constructors, Inc. remains on to First Street from Avenue C going west on First Street to Avenue F in Portales. The north or outside lane is closed. Night pouring of concrete will be occurring. One lane will be open at all times, but […]

Sign worker electrocuted (Updated)

One Clovis man died and another was severely burned when they apparently suffered electric shocks Friday while working on a billboard on east Mabry Drive, police said. Timothy J. Krach, 28, of Clovis, was killed and Randy Armstrong, 27, of Clovis, was flown to a Lubbock hospital for treatment, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. […]

Club notes: Aug. 5

American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Mexico held their School of Instruction July 21-22 at the MGM Elegante in Albuquerque. Vicki Ovalle, Unit 25 president and Janet Romero, Department of New Mexico's first vice-president and the Unit 25 executive board from Clovis attended the two-day instruction. The purpose of the School […]

Reunions: Aug. 5

CHS class of 1960 Clovis High School class of 1960 is having a class reunion Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 in Albuquerque at Sandia Resort. Several other classes (1955 through 1965, more or less, are also invited) are also attending on Sept. 26, which will give all an opportunity to see former classmates from other […]

On the shelves: Aug. 5

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Casseroles: More Than 380 Delicious Comfort Food Favorites" was given by Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Tau in memory of Ellen Estes. With this book on your side, you can make an endless variety of memorable recipes for dinners, brunches, […]

Show will feature local gardener

Information on designing and fitting knit garments, caring for houseplants, and ways to reduce the laundry load will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Connie Crawford, President, CEO and Designer for Fashion Patterns by Coni, will show how to fit and design […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 5

Romero Reynaldo and Sally Romero of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with a reception to follow at Knights of Columbus Hall. The celebration is being hosted by their children, Evy, Anthony and Rebecca. The couple was married Aug. 18, 1962, in Clovis […]

Weddings: Aug. 5

Montgomery-Acosta Leila Montgomery and Harvey Acosta, both of Portales, were joined in marriage on July 13 at the Rose Garden in Clovis with Judge Fred Arnold performing the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John Montgomery and Cori Snobble of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Larry and Martha Montgomery of Lubbock and Barbra […]