New business

Staff photo: Jackie Johnson

Marissa Mowrer works from home to provide technical writing and business consulting services with her business.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series about Portales businesses that have opened in the last year. Marissa Mowrer offers services on technical writing and business consultation through Mowrer Consulting, and one of her goals is to help people reach their widest audience possible. “I enjoy writing and editing documents,” Mowrer said. “I find […]

It’s that time of year for the best treat

Summer has officially arrived, and that means it’s time to break out the ice cream freezers. All you need is some sugar and cream, then toss in anything else that sounds delicious, and you’ve got yourself one of the best treats in the world. That’s how I go about concocting recipes. I’ve never been very […]

Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:47 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block of Wylie Cox Circle • 9:24 a.m.: Theft report, NM 114 • 12:29 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 500 block of West Second Street • 5:03 […]

To Do List

Today • Comic Crafts — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, “Paint Resist” at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • Teen summer reading program — 2 p.m., Comic craft at Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 575-356-3940. Wednesday • Storytime — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, “Ready, Set, Play!” at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. […]

Pages Past

June 23 On this date … 1975: “Vicious thunderstorms” spawned a funnel cloud 15 miles west of Clovis and Muleshoe was hit with 3 inches of rain that caused flooding and crop damage in parts of Bailey County. U.S. 70 had to be closed between Muleshoe and Earth because of water over the highway. No […]

Albuquerque’s Livington crowned Miss New Mexico

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Former Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, right, crowns Miss New Mexico 2015 Marissa Livingston Saturday night during the final night of the Miss New Mexico Pageant at the Eastern New Mexico University theater.

By Joshua Lucero Staff Writer jlucero@pntonline.com After a week of early mornings, late nights, and tight schedules, a new Miss New Mexico has been crowned. Judges crowned Miss Duke City, Marissa Livingston, as Miss New Mexico 2015 with 15-year-old Sasha Butcher of Albuquerque taking home the crown as Miss Outstanding Teen New Mexico 2015. Miss […]

Miss Duke City takes NM crown

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@pntonline.com After a week of early mornings, late nights, and tight schedules, a new Miss New Mexico has been crowned. Judges crowned Miss Duke City, Marissa Livingston, as Miss New Mexico 2015 with 15-year-old Sasha Butcher of Albuquerque taking home the crown as Miss Outstanding Teen New Mexico 2015. Miss […]

Celebrating Portales’ past, present

Staff photo: Anna George
Karl Terry, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, left, congratulates pioneers of the year Charlene Foster, right, and Laverne Lee on Saturday at Heritage Days.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Heritage Days is about remembering Portales’ past, but also celebrating its present. “This is a time and a place for people to gather,” said Karl Terry, executive director of the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Portales’ 31st annual Heritage Days Festival took place city wide on Saturday, from a […]

Notebook — June 21

Congratulations … To the Portales High girls basketball team for capturing the team camp championship at Eastern New Mexico University. Portales entered as the sixth seed, but rallied for three straight wins —including a 43-42 win over Class 6A Hobbs. Royalty time … On Saturday, the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds will host a horsemanship and interview […]

To do list — June 21

Monday • Avenging Activity — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, Fit camp at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Tuesday • Comic Crafts — 10:30 a.m., for K-sixth grade, “Paint Resist” at Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • Teen summer reading program — 2 p.m., Comic craft at Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 575-356-3940. […]

Father figures take many shapes

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Jon Barr, a digital filmmaking professor at Eastern New Mexico University, had been a father for only a few days when he first celebrated Father’s Day with his teenage step kids. Barr married Mary Ayala, the dean of the college of liberal arts and sciences at ENMU, in June […]

Boswell: Words are my passion

Depending on what your passion is in life, I have observed that everyone has different elements that speak to them more than others. For those in the music realm, whether singers, musicians or directors, it is usually the sound of the music that speaks to them. In the art realm, it is brush strokes and […]

City manager talks water rate hike

Editor’s note: Sam Standefer is the Portales city manager. He and other officials are regularly asked to respond to questions about recent issues: With no public comment being given at the recent public hearing on water and sewage rate increases, has the city received any commentary/backlash since the hearing? No we have not. I have […]

Pages past — June 21

On this date … 1975: District Attorney Fred Hensley announced he would abandon his private law practice on July 1 and become a full-time district attorney for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Assistant DAs David W. Bonem and Robert Cochrane also would assume full-time positions as prosecutors on July 1, Hensley said. Full-time status was an […]

English professor candidate has passion for writing

Staff photos: Anna George
Above: Jessica Karbowiak, a native New Yorker, teaches a creative writing class at Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday so the faculty can review her teaching style, relationship with students, and work-place attitude.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com From New York to Texas, Jessica Karbowiak, 36, has taught English and writing and on Thursday, she taught for the first time at Eastern New Mexico University. Karbowiak is going through the third stage of interviewing for a English professor position at ENMU. Carol Erwin, chair for the ENMU […]

Meetings watch — June 20

Roosevelt County Commission The following were actions taken by commissioners at the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Thursday in the commission room of the county courthouse: • During the public requests portion of the meeting, Ray Mondragon of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments invited commissioners to attend an event EPCOG is holding to educate public […]

Curry jail administrator cleared

By Brittney Cannon DEPUTY EDITOR bcannon@cnjonline.com A letter released Friday by attorney Matt Chandler says District Attorney Andrea Reeb found nothing criminal in Curry County Jail Administrator Tori Sandoval’s purchase of a shadow box given as a gift to a departing jail officer. The letter written by Reeb said her investigators looked into documents, policies […]

Notebook — June 20

Portales jumping… • It’s the place to be today if you like parades, a car show and an assortment of live music. Heritage Days celebrations kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade starting near Second Street and Avenue O that proceeds to City Park. Vintage cars are on display most of the day and […]

Second round of pageant complete

Staff photo: Anna George
The competitors for Miss New Mexico and Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teen performed with smiles on their faces Friday night as they introduced themselves to the crowd. The Miss New Mexico competition is being held in Eastern New Mexico University’s theater center.

By Anna George Staff Writer ageorge@pntonline.com Miss New Mexico and Miss New Mexico Outstanding Teen candidates faced their second round of preliminary competition Friday night, leading up to the Saturday crowning. The top 10 Miss New Mexico’s Outstanding Teens will be revealed 2 p.m. today at the University Theatre Center (UTC) at Eastern New Mexico […]

Pages past — June 20

On this date … 1975: U.S. Sen. Joseph Montoya, D-New Mexico, was in Clovis to tour Cannon Air Force Base as a member of the Senate appropriations subcommittee on defense. “It’s not age we respect, but the expertise,” he said, explaining the significance of earning seniority in Congress, which led to his appointment to the […]