ENMU grad returns to comedy roots

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Steven Michael Quezada, a former ENMU student, said his comedy act is about family.

By Desiree M. Cooper ENMU Communication Services Former Eastern New Mexico University student Steven Michael Quezada is returning to the Portales campus for a comedy act at 7 p.m. Monday in the ENMU Theater. The actor is known for his role as Steven Gomez on the Emmy-Award winning series “Breaking Bad.” “The show was not […]

On this date

Sept. 9, 1954: The Las Vegas Daily Optic newspaper published an editorial praising former state Rep. R. G. Bryant of Portales and Dr. H.A. Miller of Clovis for publicly questioning payment of a state education department employee while she attended classes at the University of Colorado. “The two have been assailed in some circles as […]

Cannon appreciation day set

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Cannon children will be supplied with pumpkins to decorate during the annual Cannon Appreciation Day 
scheduled for Saturday in Portales. These unidentified youngsters were beneficiaries last year.

Staff report The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to show Cannon Air Force Base personnel how much they mean to the citizens in and around Portales. The Chamber’s annual Cannon Appreciation Day is scheduled Saturday and will feature games, live music, and food for CAFB personnel and their families. Karl Terry, the […]

ENMU enrollment hits another high

Staff report Aggressive recruiting efforts, expanding athletic programs and the advent of online education are just a few reasons Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment figures continue to rise, according to university President Steve Gamble. The university announced on Saturday its fall enrollment is up for the 18th consecutive year. The number of ENMU students enrolled […]

Mother, children get help from locals

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Quaylene Parkey was walking into Portales’ Wal-Mart when she noticed a pregnant woman with two small children in front of the store. They had a bag of groceries, but seemed to be having a “melt down,” Parkey said. Parkey began talking to the woman and learned she was dropped […]

Hardware store to switch brand

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Portales’ Surplus City, better known as Trader Horn’s True Value, is severing ties with the True Value brand after 30 years. The store will be converted to an ACE Hardware and Home Center. The plan is to bring lower prices and more name brands to its Portales customers, co-owner […]

Ute Water Checkup: Chair gives update on project

Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series of question and answer sessions with community leaders. Gayla Brumfield chairs the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, a consortium of communities charged with completing the estimated $550 million Ute Water Project. The project is largely a massive 88-mile pipe that will draw water from the […]

Community Calendar — Sept. 7

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 575-356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Pages Past — Sept. 6

 this date … 1974: Tickets were on sale to see Rare Earth, a Detroit rock group whose 1971 hit “I Just Want to Celebrate” reached No. 7 on the pop charts. The Motown recording group was set to perform Sept. 8 at Eastern New Mexico University. General admission tickets were $3, on sale at the Campus […]

Reunion brings Farwell native home

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Farwell’s Clayton Corn has toured as a keyboarder with Phil Vassar and Pat Green. He joins Vassar for tonight’s performance at the Clovis Music Festival.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Clayton Corn loved the Friday night lights of West Texas, so much so that he would do triple duty at Farwell football games — offense, defense and halftime marching band. “I was awful at all of them,” Corn said. “Make sure in the article that I’m not claiming to be a […]

Healthy family bonds critical for animals, too

 By Sharna Johnson  Local columnist It’s all about the beginning. The first few months and years of a child’s life are well accepted as the foundation for the person they will become. How much interaction they receive, the nurturing and care as well as the quality and types of relationships they experience in that formative […]

Roosevelt County Commission votes in support of endangered species act

Staff report Roosevelt County commissioners on Friday unanimously approved a resolution to support the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act during a special business meeting. Commission Chairman Kendell Buzard told the board it would amend the Endangered Species Act, which has not been amended for 26 years. “This will really help the landowners effected by […]

Now that’s a good question

hear about stuff going on over in the Middle East I remember the time I used to know a couple from Lebanon who ran a business in one of the big cities here in The Great American Southwest. Bashir and Yara had a small store in a big shopping mall in the big city. Bashir […]

Commission narrows county manager search to eight

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Roosevelt County received “10 or 12” applicants for its county manager job and commissioners on Friday selected eight they plan to interview, County Attorney Rick Queener said. Officials still did not release the names of the applicants. Commissioners met in executive session for about 90 minutes Friday to discuss […]

Prep football scoreboard

  Area Clovis 28, Cibola 24 Lovington 28, Portales 12 Crosbyton 39, Farwell 20 Sweetwater 32, Muleshoe 27 Texico 40, Tucumcari 0 New Mexico Military41, Fort Sumner 0 Melrose 58, Cloudcroft 8 Dora 40, Mescalero 32 Statewide Alamogordo 48, Los Lunas 7 Albuquerque Academy 18, Santa Rosa 12 Bayfield, Colo. 55, Shiprock 0 Belen 55, Moriarty 7 Bernalillo 37, Gallup 22 Bloomfield 34, […]

Flash flood watch in effect in parts of New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE— A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of east-central New Mexico and the state’s southeastern plains as storms move across the state on Friday and the weekend. The National Weather Service says a potentially serious flash flood threat appears likely for portions of eastern and southern New Mexico. Areas […]

New endangered act in Senate

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Roosevelt County commissioners will be voting today whether to support the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act when they meet in special session at the Roosevelt County Courthouse conference room. The act has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives and waits consideration by the Senate. If passed, it […]

Cultural conclave

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
 Maria Garcia, left, shows Annabel Jauregui a scrapbook of the Multicultural Affairs Office’s activities at Eastern New Mexico University.

Editor’s note: This series profiles the people behind the groups, organizations and businesses in the community. By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Annabel Jauregui, a sophomore majoring in communicative disorders and minoring in Spanish, is surrounded by multiple cultures and languages. She works in the Eastern New Mexico University Hispanic Affairs office, part of the […]

To do list — Sept. 5

Today Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners special business meeting — 7 a.m., fifth floor conference room, 109 W. First, Portales. Commissioners will consider a resolution regarding the Endangered Species Act in open session. An executive session is scheduled in which they are expected to review applications for the county manager’s position, according to Commissioner Jake […]

Felony charges dropped against state police officer

Staff report Felony child abuse charges were dropped against a New Mexico State Police officer in Quay County Magistrate Court on Thursday morning. Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett found no probable cause to support child abuse allegations against Isaac Vigil, who has been a state police officer for about a year and a half, following a […]