Senior calendar: Aug. 5

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at Friendship Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

Fair time brings back memories

So the late and sorely missed Chris Ledoux extolled the virtues of one of the highlights of many small town and rural areas — the county fair. From Montana to the Florida grasslands, from northern California to rural Maine, small towns everywhere can appreciate the primacy in late summer/ early fall of the county fair. […]

My past now belongs in museum

We all want some of the things we touched in life to live on for posterity but it's a shock to walk into a history museum and find an item you had personal experience operating. Such was the case recently when I made a stop at the Roosevelt County Museum on the campus of Eastern […]

In Search of Ponies: Cats operate on reverse psychology

"I'm running late," the woman's sleepy voice stated. "I overslept because the cat laid on top of my cell phone and muffled the alarm. It had to be the best excuse ever. It might have seemed too bizarre to be believable, had the woman telling the story not been forced to pause every couple seconds […]

McGee: Grandma used to smoke the wacky weed

Summer days like these remind me of a time almost 40 years ago that I learned my grandma had smoked The Marijuana. My father's mother would sit in her easy chair in the corner of the living room, smoking a filterless Raleigh cigarette and watching her soap operas. Between her shows she would tell tales […]

Former Portales cop accused of sex with a minor (Updated)

A former Portales police officer is charged with 31 felonies, accused of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met while serving as the department's school resource officer. Castillo Victor Castillo, 45, of Clovis was charged Friday and later released from Curry County jail after posting $100,000 cash or surety bond ordered by […]

Gross receipts down

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com City officials say it's hard to pinpoint why gross receipts in May were down $7.9 million from five years ago, because gross receipts vary by month. "It's variable by month and the variability is affected by how quickly businesses report their receipts," said Portales Finance Director Marilyn Rapp. […]

Delay in privatization will not impact personnel

By Gabriel Monte CNJ staff writer gmonte@cnjonline.com A delay in housing privatization at Cannon Air Force base will not impact the influx of military personnel, according to a base spokesman. Negotiations with investors have delayed housing privatization at Cannon Air Force Base from an Aug. 1 start date to January 2013, according to Maureen Omrod, […]

New Clovis business will sell organic foods

PNT Staff Bill Bargman says he aims to supply the demand of area residents' appetite for organic and gourmet foods. Bargman and his wife Rhonda plan to bring change to the Roden-Smith Building on Llano Estacado in Clovis with the opening of their new business, Paradise Market. According to a press release, the market will […]

Police blotter – August 3

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 11 a.m.: Walk-up for fingerprints, 1700 block of North Boston. 11:33 a.m.: Walk-up for fingerprints, 1700 block of North Boston. 12:21 p.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for his friend, 1300 block of West University. 1 p.m.: Walk-up for fingerprints, 1700 block of North Boston. 1:44 p.m.: Caller […]