Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission: Sept. 4

The following took place at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning in the Commission Room of the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Roosevelt County Detention Administrator David Casanova reported there were 107 inmates in Roosevelt County jail, including 93 males and 14 females. The commission approved a motion to donate $500 to Roosevelt County state fair […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 4

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Saturday Caller reported: • 1:28 a.m.: Criminal sexual penetration, 200 block of South Avenue I. • 4:38 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1500 block of Arizona. • 5:22 a.m.: Suspicious activity, 100 block of New Mexico. • 6:08 a.m.: Domestic dispute, 200 block of West Ivy. • 6:57 a.m.: Harassment, […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 4

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Watch Me Grow” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Tween Wii — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Participants pick what they play. Open to students in grades 4-6. Information: 356-3940. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., […]

Didn’t mean to spoil it

Spoiler alert: This is about “Breaking Bad.” There are no plot points revealed in this column, but I felt I needed to talk about my “Don’t spoil it” weekend when it came to AMC’s hit show “Breaking Bad.” I’m not interested in the show because of some attachment to Albuquerque and all the place it […]

School lunches another example of federal limits

— McCook (Neb.) Daily Gazette “We’re from the federal government, and we’re here to help.” Or, perhaps the saying that applies is “you can lead a kid to lunch, but you can’t make him eat it.” We have generally supported new federal lunchroom guidelines promoting healthier foods, but the start of the new school year […]

Fill the Boot campaign in Portales a roaring success

There are no words to describe the generosity of the Portales citizens who contributed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot Campaign on Aug. 6, 2013. The Portales Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign raised $4,714 this year. In part, this will help fund MDA’s worldwide research program. However, the revenue also […]

Three PHS students transferred to hospital

Portales police are investigating an incident involving three Portales High School students who were transported Tuesday morning to Roosevelt General Hospital, according to police. Portales Police Chief Doug Jones said the students appeared “extremely high,” but declined to provide more details, citing the case remains under investigation. He said the students have not been interviewed. […]

Portales takes a break

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Elijah Alamideen, 3, plays with his toy cars as Atlas Floyd, 1, watches. Floyd and Alamideen came to Rotary Park on Monday with their respective families to play since it was Labor Day and neither of their parents had to work.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Monday was a quiet and sleepy Labor Day in Portales as residents enjoyed their free day from work and school by relaxing with friends and family, cooking up something good on the grill, or by simply hanging out at home. The local parks were a popular place […]

My Turn: Small towns not to blame

For the record, I’ll state some opinions about small town living right from the get go. I love to eat out, and there are many days when I wish for a greater variety of restaurants. Driving along beautiful boulevards looking at grand homes makes me happy. I don’t have that opportunity here. Elaborate theatrical productions […]

Our People: Pioneer of the Year

Courtesy photo
Evelyn Cater and husband Oliver in their later years.

Evelyn Cater has truly earned her 2013 Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year title. To be eligible for the annual award, one must be a resident of the county for at least 40 years. Cater was born just south of Elida on July 9, 1922, to Silas and Alice McCabe. She graduated from Elida High […]

On the Shelves — Sept. 1

These publications are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary brings the beloved 9-year-old Ramona Quimby back for another year of troubles and triumphs as she begins fourth grade, tells everyone about her new baby sister, and shows off her amazing playground skills. Where’s Waldo Now? by Martin Handford consists of […]

Simplifying our life topic on show

Information on incorporating ribbon in needlepoint designs, simplifying our life, and making fleece quilts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Sandy Grossman-Morris is going to show how to incorporate ribbon as embellishment when doing needlepoint project and designs. Her company is Sandy Grossman-Morris Design and she lives […]

School Menus — Sept. 1

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school — Labor Day Tuesday: Breakfast — banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — bean and cheese burrito and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast — chicken […]

Honors — Krake

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Carol Krake as Auxilian of the month of July 2013. Krake joined the auxiliary in April 2005. She has served as co-chair on the scrapbook committee, is currently coordinator of publicity and on the gift shop ordering committee. In addition, Krake enjoys crafting the seasonal wreaths and decorations for […]

Senior Happenings — Sept. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dance 1 p.m.-5 p.m., $5 / person (Clovis); 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: […]

Labor day more than day off

Growing up in the western Pennsylvania area, home to many small river towns, to cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Wheeling, Erie, one is weaned on the dignity of work, on the expectation of work, on the idea that expecting to be supported by others —the so called welfare mentality — is not even an option. At […]

Lady Rams dispatch SFIS

KEVIN WILSON: CMI staff photo
Portales senior Peri Cox sets the ball for junior McKenzie Bucksath in the first game of a match against Santa Fe Indian School Saturday afternoon at Portales High School. Portales defeated the visiting Lady Braves in three sets.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Santa Fe Indian School’s volleyball squad has a level it wants to get to in November. As August concludes, Portales is already there. The Lady Rams quickly dispatched the visiting Lady Braves, using giant runs in each game of a 25-5, 25-13, 25-15 win Saturday afternoon at the […]

Hounds anxious for opener with Highlands

Tony Bullocks: CMI photo
ENMU sophomore quarterback Ryan Greene barks out signals while under center at Saturday’s scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. It was the team’s final intrasquad scrimmage before next week’s season opener at home against New Mexico Highlands.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Enough of this scrimmaging already. It’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University football team to get on with the season. The Greyhounds went at it in their third intrasquad scrimmage of the fall on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium, but senior tight end Evan Tooley […]

Lady Rams erupt for seven second-half goals; Rams fall to Ruidoso

CMI staff RUIDOSO — It took the Portales Lady Rams a while to get going Saturday. Once they did, though, the roof fell in on the Ruidoso Lady Warriors. Leading just 2-1, the Lady Rams erupted for six goals in the final 18 minutes en route to an 8-1 romp. The PHS boys weren’t as […]