ENMU enrollment on the rise

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University continues the trend of rise in enrollment with 3,959 students for the fall semester, the biggest enrollment number since 1993 when there were 3,973 students and the second highest number in the last 20 years, according to an ENMU press release. ENMU’s enrollment had dipped from 3,973 students […]

Ripple effect varies for businesses around collapsed building

By Tony Parra Downtown business owners are adjusting to the ripple effect of the collapse of the Prestige Carpets wall on Wednesday. The wall above the Prestige Carpets store was taken down on Wednesday with a controlled fall when a separation was noticed in between the word ‘Prestige’ and ‘Carpets’ mid-day. Danny Heflin of Danny […]

License vote coming Tuesday

PNT Staff Portales citizens will have a choice on Tuesday as to whether or not more restaurants in the city will be allowed to serve a glass of beer or wine with a meal. If Portales voters approve the measure, the Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department can begin […]

Social workers face pressure of ramifications

By David Irvin One of the hardest tasks Sherel Whited faces as a social worker is making decisions she knows will change the lives of the parents and children. A social worker supervisor for the Children, Youth and Families Department in Curry County, it’s Whited’s job to initiate steps toward removing a child from a […]

Teachers continue program of character-building

By Laurie Stone Teachers always try to instill responsibility in their students. It becomes even more of an issue this month, thanks to a long-standing Portales school system that focuses on character. Responsibility is one of the six pillars of Character Counts that is being focused on this month in Portales’ public schools. According to […]

Sept. 19 Elida School News

Book fair this week The Elida Elementary School will sponsor the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Thursday. The fair will be open every day from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be located in the elementary foyer. The proceeds will go to the elementary PTO.   Teacher promotes essay contest Vigo Torske, the high […]

Sept. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Pictures Monday Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong reminds students to get ready for school pictures first thing Monday morning. The Lifetouch studio states that no money is needed on picture day. Students will receive a proof and can decide how many pictures they want later.   Music performance set for Friday  On Friday, […]

Sept. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • October 1st will be an ELS day. School Pictures School pictures will be taken on Tuesday. Please dress appropriately, as these are for the yearbook. College Days All Seniors are encouraged to go to ENMU’s College Days on Friday. Athletics Football: The next football game is September 30th , […]

Sept. 19 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News There is no school Monday, but there will be volleyball games here in Dora at 4 p.m. Floyd’s junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams will be here to play our Lady Coyotes. Events Tuesday: Honor Society induction 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: NHS meeting (call office for information) Thursday: Student […]

Clovis superintendent in running for college job

By Mike Linn The superintendent of Clovis schools would like to forward his career beyond K-12 education, a desire confirmed by his recent interest in the president’s job at North Central Missouri College. Officials at the Trenton, Mo.-based college are interested in Neil Nuttall, too. He is one of four finalists of 41 applicants vying […]