It’s time to start saying yes

Christina Calloway

By Christina Calloway Senior writer I haven’t fully watched the movie “Yes Man” but from what I have seen — I reiterate — balance is the key to nearly everything in life. If you typically say no, it’s time to start saying yes. If you say yes too often, I’m sure I’m not the first […]

Arise hopes for grant

By Lillian Bowe Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners decided Tuesday to once again apply for a state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Arise sexual assault treatment program. Last year, Roosevelt County picked Arise as its recipient but did not receive the grant because of some steps missed completing the application. Arise Director […]

Too bad life doesn’t include takebacks

Kevin Wilson

By Kevin Wilson Columnist A Monday free. A list full of errands. Then a text. Scrabble games happening at noon. Looks like that just became Tuesday’s errand list. I love Scrabble. Did you know it was International Scrabble Day on Sunday? The people who told me knew, but they chose Monday because the facility wasn’t […]

Spring cold snap

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Portales Recreation Center staff member Baron Barber lines up the center’s afterschool program participants Monday afternoon in 40-degree weather as they wait for the center shuttle at James Elementary. Barber and the students were bundled up in jackets and sweaters.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer Lindsey-Steiner Elementary student Destinee Cerna said no one in her class was happy about spending recess indoors on Monday due to 30-degree weather. “We played basketball,” said 10-year-old Cerna. “I was annoyed that we couldn’t go outside.” Monday’s cold temperatures weren’t record-breaking, but slight snowfall and cool wind chills […]

Above and beyond

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Local pastor Don Thomas believes the support his church, and other area churches and groups, gave to the 100-plus laid-off Sunland Inc. employees went beyond its monetary value. “I think we helped physically and emotionally for these people. We showed that we cared for them and we’re willing to […]

Couples still marrying despite lack of judges performing ceremonies

Staff report Many judges across the eastern side of the state are no longer performing marriage ceremonies, but that hasn’t stopped couples from applying for marriage licenses in Roosevelt County. About 45 couples have applied for a marriage license this year. About 10 percent of those applications were filled out by same-sex couples. Most judges […]

Still serving

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer Rich Lewis served in the Air Force for 24 years as an aircraft mechanic, drill sergeant and then a flight engineer. When Lewis retired in 2010, he wanted to help his community and veterans, so he joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars and has been an active member in […]

Police blotter — April 15

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:37 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 18th Street and Avenue I. • 4:44 a.m.: Welfare check, 1100 block of West Fir Street. • 7 a.m.: Animal complaint, 600 block of South Roosevelt Road S. • 7:06 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 100 block of West Ninth Street. […]

Weather forecast calls for … almost anything

By David Stevens PNT Editor Yes, that was snow Monday morning — up to 1/2 inches in places around the region — and this is the middle of April. But the natives were hardly surprised. Longtime residents of the High Plains have gone trick-or-treating and Easter-egg hunting in the snow more than once. And we’ve […]

Dora school news — April 15

FFA wins Dora Future Farmers of America members placed at an eastern New Mexico judging contest during their spring break. Here is how students placed.: First place Livestock Team: Koby Cone, first high individual; Kaly Cone, second high individual. First place Dairy Team: Kaly Cone, first high individual; Savannah Kircher, third high individual; Lindsey Fletcher, […]