Police blotter — July 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday •12:39 a.m.: Breaking and entering , 1400 block of South Avenue C. •1:31 a.m.: Breaking and entering, 1500 block of South Avenue K. •2:36 a.m.: Assault , location unknown. •2:48 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of Colorado Dr. •4:46 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 300 block of […]

Chemical-burned pug recovering

Colorado Pug Rescue: Courtesy photo
Clovis, a pug found July 22 in Clovis, rests after undergoing eye surgery in Colorado Sunday. Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue, said Clovis is expected to make a full recovery in one to two months. Donations to cover costs are welcome.

Staff report A pug found suffering from chemical burns in Clovis has received eye surgery, according to Lindsay Campbell, vice president of Colorado Pug Rescue. Campbell said that the Colorado Rescue received the 2-year-old pug Saturday and had to take it in for emergency surgery Sunday after ulcers in the dog’s eyes ruptured. Campbell said […]

Only one thing might break Twitter

By Kevin Wilson Staff columnist There are plenty of truths about this life. Congress is never motivated to pass a bill more than when the August recess looms. Everybody has a favorite adult’s cereal and a favorite kid’s cereal (Multi-Grain Cheerios and Rice Krispies Treats for me). Also, nothing will break Twitter. If the news […]

Change is hard, but it’s happening

By Christina Calloway Staff columnist Every week I sit here and write a column, giving insight into my world beyond the writer you see buzzing around town with a top knot and reporter’s notepad in hand. As a reporter, I tread a fine line keeping professional relationships friendly. If I’m doing my job right, then […]

Some areas get more rain than others

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Tuesday’s flooding had drivers avoiding cones washed up from construction on South Knoxville Street.

Staff report Clovis and Portales received nearly one inch of rain each during Tuesday morning’s thunderstorms. Although scattered flooding was reported in Portales, city officials in Clovis reported only standing water from the steady rain that began about 8 p.m. Monday and continued through early afternoon Tuesday. De Baca County officials, however, were forced to […]

County treasurer, assessor and clerk’s offices will be closed Thursday and Friday

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Several Roosevelt County offices will be moving into these portable buildings Thursday and Friday while the Roosevelt County Courthouse’s HVAC system is being replaced. The project is projected to take nine months.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A few offices located in the Roosevelt County Courthouse will be temporarily closed this week in preparation for a move to portable offices. The county treasurer, assessor and clerk will close at noon today and Wednesday before being relocated to portables in the courthouse parking lot for about nine […]

Floyd’s Benoit honored by peers

Paul Benoit

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com After being in education for 28 years, there isn’t much that can shock Floyd Municipal Schools Superintendent Paul Benoit, but last week he received in honor that surprised him. It’s not likely Benoit will wear a sash to let people know he was selected New Mexico’s Superintendent of the […]

Southwest Dairy Day set for Oct. 8

Staff report Southwest Dairy Day is set to be held on Oct. 8 at Del Rio Dairy near Friona, according to a Dairy Producers of New Mexico press release. The annual Southwest Dairy Day will be hosted by the Gingg family and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The event rotates locations throughout the region […]

Discovery of meaning of favorite word serendipitous

By Sandy Fields Local columnist I serendipitously ran across the fun fact that the word serendipity came from Sri Lanka. For the life of me, I can’t recall when this happy run-in happened. But, as is my custom, I grabbed a pen and wrote “Serendipity Sri Lanka” in my little leather notebook so I’d remember […]

Food bank struggles to meet area needs

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Mida Cadene, inventory and receiving clerk at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, prepares canned food to be checked for expiration dates before distribution last week.

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com A rise in the number of hungry families and a lack of donations have contributed to the empty shelves at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to Interim Executive Director Daniel Blea. Blea said, “It’s a mixture of both. The big thing we need is donations, whether […]