United Way merger draws optimism, concerns

Mike Linn Roosevelt County United Way board members will meet at noon today to discuss joining forces with the Curry County United Way. Many RCUW officials are enthusiastic about the merger. Others are concerned. Board member Leo Lovett of the RCUW said he is for the merger and hopes the board will make a decision […]

Vandals damage school

PNT Staff Vandals broke into Broad Horizons either Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, causing $700 in damage to glass windows and a glass door, police said Wednesday. The individual or individuals broke three 3-by-5 windows on the west side of the school building and a glass door which led to a classroom. At this […]

Lawmakers seek special session

David Arkin Republican lawmakers are pushing for a special legislative session. They want to discuss a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. But area legislators are doubtful the session is going to happen. And the area’s lone Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Jose Campos of Santa Rosa, called the plan “ridiculous.” Gov. Bill Richardson has said he does […]

Writing speaks about people, says local woman

Michelle Seeber Handwriting analysis can be an in-depth, life-long study or entertainment. That’s how Carol Durepos, 67, of Clovis views it. She has studied the art since 1983, she said. “Handwriting can convey health, drunkenness, drug abuse, or whether a person is an introvert or an extrovert,” Durepos said Sunday at the Main ARTeri, an […]

Portales students win science fair awards

PNT Staff Three Portales Junior High School students and a Portales home-schooled ninth grader placed at Saturday’s 44th Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair at Eastern New Mexico University.  Audra Brown, a home-schooled freshman, earned first place for excellence in science, math and engineering. Brown also won a $50 U.S. savings bond for winning the […]

Obits March 10

F.C. Villanueva Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva. Florian C. Villanueva, 83, of Villanueva died Sunday, March 7, 2004. He was born on April 29, 1920, in Villanueva to Manuel and Rebecca Chavez Villanueva. He married Maria Petrita Sena on Aug. 16, 1942, in Villanueva. He was a World […]

Mayor sticking to local politics — for now

Mike Linn For the next two years the only offices Mayor Orlando Ortega will hold will be in his hometown of Portales. The Democrat on Tuesday made public his decision to not seek the District 66 position with the New Mexico House of Representatives. But Ortega said he plans on running for the position when […]

State speech, debate tournament heading to ENMU

Tony Parra Young public speakers from across the state will flock to Eastern New Mexico University for the 2004 New Mexico State High School Speech Tournament from Thursday through Saturday. “This gives students the opportunity to learn more about Eastern and about us,” Dr. Anthony Schroeder said. “Judges can see the talents students have, their […]

Sci-fi fans to gather for lecture

Tony Parra Space, the final frontier: An everyday cliche for Star Trek fans, a creative compartment in the mind of Jack Williamson. Space exploration will be in the minds of those participating in the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon, titled “Space Opera — Then and Now,” which will take place on Thursday in the ballroom of […]

Free gun locks can put the safety on

Darrell Maurina Area law enforcement agencies received free gun locks on Tuesday from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Local residents can pick up the safety locks at the Portales Police Department or the Roosevelt County Sherrif’s Office. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said he has about 800 safety locks that will fit almost any gun. […]