NWS: Wet week incoming

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
A vehicle navigates through a large puddle on the corner of Commercial and Main on Monday.

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Recent rain showers in Portales are just the beginning of what’s shaping up to be a wet week. According to the National Weather Service, Portales received 1.13 inches of rain Sunday and into the early morning hours Monday. It is estimated that the wallop of rain Monday afternoon [...]

Dora students get school year refresher

Dora Student

  Students told tales of the summer at the third-grade lunch table as they waited their turns to dump their trays. Down the hall, the school veterans of the 11th and 12th grades reclined in the dimly lit auditorium while Principal Brandon Hays gave them a welcome to school speech. Dora schools are officially back [...]

Co-op water advisory lifted


The New Mexico Environment Department has lifted the boil-water advisory it issued last week for the Roosevelt County Water Utility Authority. NMED issued the advisory after bacteriological contamination was found that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for E. coli, according to an NMED news release. Water samples tested Sunday were clean of e. coli [...]

Keeping Portales healthy

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Yasmin Garcia, 8, of Portales with Sparky the firehouse dog. Sparky came to the La Casa Health Fair Saturday with the Cannon Air Force Base mobile fire safety house.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The community of Portales was present and accounted for at the La Casa Health Fair on Saturday. “This event is a takeoff for National Health Center Week, which kicks off on Monday,” said Seferino Montano, chief executive officer of La Casa Family Health Center. Family and health [...]

Rep. Pearce says amnesty not answer

CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway

Republican U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce, right, listens to a local farmer’s concerns about immigration reform.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Immigration reform was the hot topic at Friday’s town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in Portales. About 40 area residents, many representing the Somos Un Pueblo Unido immigrant group, gathered at the Yam Theater as Pearce answered questions from his constituents. While several concerned citizens posed questions about the [...]

Roosevelt co-op customers remain under boil-water advisory


  By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Roosevelt County Water Co-op customers will remain under a “boil water advisory” until at least Monday morning, according to the cooperative’s manager. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued the advisory Friday morning after bacteriological contamination, E. coli, was detected in a routine monitoring sample. The city’s water [...]

Seniors excel on, off the field

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Weldon “W.T.” Whitecotton was the starting quarterback for the Broncos last year as a junior. He also starred in basketball and baseball.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a weekly series this month on students entering their senior year of high school. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Floyd High seniors Weldon “W.T.” Whitecotton and Tessa Nall will be busy campers this fall, with a full schedule of activities and commitments. Nall plays volleyball, [...]

Man arrested for impersonating officer


CMI staff If you’re going to pretend you’re a police officer, the worst thing you can do is pull over a couple of law enforcement agents. John Shelton, 26, of Logan did just that on Thursday, according to New Mexico State Police. On Thursday afternoon, he was in jail facing charges of impersonating a police [...]

Q&A: Floral shop owner to judge flower show

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Rosalie Richards makes adjustments to an arrangement at Hestand’s Floral in Portales. Richards will be the judge of the Flower Show at the upcoming Roosevelt County Fair. This will be her second time judging the event.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com It’s almost fair season, which means county residents will have the opportunity to display their hard work to the whole community. In this year’s flower show at the Roosevelt County Fair, hosted by the Portales Women’s Club, judge Rosalie Richards will have the tough task of deciding [...]

Mayor diagnosed with cancer


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales Mayor Sharon King said she’s fighting fatigue but was feeling much better Wednesday after finding out she was diagnosed with myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, during a recent hospital stay. King, 59, said she plans to be back on her feet soon, and has no [...]