Late appointment leaves district without D.A. temporarily

By Mike Linn Criminal court cases scheduled for Monday were postponed because Gov. Bill Richardson had not appointed a district attorney in time to replace Brett Carter, whose duties end at 5 p.m. today. Carter has accepted a job to work as the district public defender. Incoming District Attorney Matt Chandler — whose official term […]

Paper collecting for Empty Stocking Fund

PNT Staff The Portales News-Tribune is teaming up with the Salvation Army again this year to help make sure needy families have a good Christmas. Each day, beginning on Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, the stories needy families report to the Salvation Army will be printed — with names changed to protect privacy — […]

Spending package has projects for area

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through the House on Saturday, a mammoth measure that underscores the dominance of deficit politics by curbing dollars for everything from education to environmental cleanups. Lawmakers approved the measure by a bipartisan 344-51 margin on what might be the last day of […]

Logan out of Ute Water Project

By Mike Linn The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project, a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet of water from the lake, […]

Nov. 21 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Marcos Velasquez, 25, found guilty of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana, less than one ounce) and will serve 15 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. — David Carrillo, 20, found guilty of possession of marijuana and concealing identity and will serve […]

Nov. 21 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Standards assessments for all Juniors are Tuesday and Wednesday. • Thanksgiving Holidays will start on Wednesday. School will resume Nov. 29. • The Christmas Program will be Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Basketball • Monday, Junior High Boys and girls at Logan, 5 p.m. • Monday, JV and Varsity […]

Nov. 21 Elida School News

Congratulations to Audrey Powell, a middle school teacher at Elida, for being honored in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Also, the school congratulates Powell for earning her M. Ed., a graduate degree for classroom educators. The school was proud and privileged to honor its veterans who live in Elida and […]

Nov. 21 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael There will be school on Monday. When the school bus delivers your students home on Tuesday, they will be out for the Thanksgiving holidays. They will not come back to school again until Nov. 30 for a regular daily schedule. This week This is children’s book week, so it would be nice […]

Nov. 21 Broad Horizons School News

Broad Horizons will host an open house on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Anyone interested in viewing the school is invited to come by 1034 Community Way at this time. Teachers are sponsoring homemade refreshments for your enjoyment. Students will be dismissed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but teachers will be on site working […]

ENMU professor wins annual state award

PNT Staff An Eastern New Mexico University marketing professor known for his laid-back approach is the school’s fourth honoree as New Mexico Professor of the Year in the last nine years. Dale Davis, a professor at ENMU since 1982, attended an awards luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., in honor of state winners, as well as […]