Teen wins title

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Kynzi Creighton, left, of Elida has been named the state’s junior beef ambassador for the 2014-2015 year.
Right of Creighton are Heather Stacy, Kaitlyn Farmer and Sage Mijares.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kynzi Creighton has held a lot of leadership roles growing up in an agricultural environment but she hopes to come into her own with her newest title. The 16-year-old from Elida won the honor of becoming the state’s new junior beef ambassador at a summer conference held by the New […]

Courthouse office closures creating issues

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The temporary closures of some Roosevelt County Courthouse offices have brought on unforeseen issues for real estate agents, bankers and title companies as they say the last week of the month is their busiest. Real estate agent Lori Bohm said the closures have caused a huge hardship for people […]

Events calendar — July 31

Today Yoga Fit — 8:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Lap Swim — 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Night Swim — 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Friday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., […]

Officials prepare for Cannon Appreciation Day

Staff report Clovis is preparing to show its appreciation for the men and women stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, Committee of Fifty and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation are coming together to host the 25th annual Cannon Appreciation Day slated for Aug. 8. Courtney Bailey, Chamber of Commerce […]

Police blotter — July 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday •12:04 a.m.: Premise check, 200 block of West University Drive. •2:53 a.m.: Prowlers, location unknown •3:50 a.m.: Missing person, 400 block of North Avenue B. •6:54 a.m.: Welfare check, 200 block of West University Drive. •7:14 a.m.: Animal complaint, N.M. 206. •7:59 a.m.: Public assist, […]

Coyote population on rise

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com A report from the county’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife department shows an increase in the coyote population in Roosevelt County. Reports from Roose-velt County’s USDA Wildlife Expert Cliff Ruppert has shown an increase in the number pups in a coyote’s litter. On average, a female coyote’s litter is […]

New assessment tests on horizon

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The new school year is just around the corner and Portales Municipal Schools will be implementing a new way to assess their students. Superintendent Johnnie Cain said the schools will be making their own assessment test which will test students on the state’s Common Core standards. Cain said the […]

United Way executive director endlessly devoted

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Erinn Burch jokes that people cross the street when they see her coming. The longtime executive director of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, Erinn is a relentless champion for the agency, a woman always on a mission. This Saturday, that mission takes the form of yellow school buses […]

Young player getting an early start

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Preston Jeffs, 9, received MVP for his position of defensive end at a football camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. Winning this award allows Preston to go to the All-American League Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Preston Jeffs’ one dream is to play in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He already knows what college he wants to play football with as well — Oregon University. Preston, 9, is already preparing for his future by going to the Offense-Defense Football Camp, which hosts […]

Identification please


By Lillian Bowe Staff photo lbowe@pntonline.com Over many years, photographs have been donated to Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library’s special collections, but these photos have no names to the people in them. The foyer of the library had open display cases that needed to be filled this summer and Catalog Librarian Debbie Lang had […]