To Do List — Nov. 9

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: Dinovember. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at the Portales Public Library. Game day: Just dance. Information: 575-356-3940 • MainStreet board meeting — 5:30 p.m. at the Yam Theatre. Information: 575-226-3783 Thursday • Sons of the Pioneers — 7 p.m. at […]

Four earn titles at Miss Portales Pageant

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Airam Chavez played Justin Bieber’s song “Sorry” on the flute for her talent at Sunday’s Miss Portales Pageant at Eastern New Mexico University. Chavez was one of eight contestants.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Four New Mexico women walked away from the Miss Portales Pageant with titles Sunday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Eight contestants, many of them locals, from across the state competed Sunday night at pageant held in ENMU’s Campus Union Building Ballroom. Miss Portales Leah Taylor was elated after […]

Teen court hosting Home Industry Fair

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Local Portales businesses will have the chance to get their names out to the community while supporting local youth. The Portales Teen Court is hosting the first annual Home Industry Fair, which will bring together local home-based businesses, according to Roosevelt County DWI Program Director Riki Seat. The event […]

Department of the week: Assessor’s office keeps an eye on the land

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Roosevelt County Residential Appraiser Tasha Grassel helps the Assessor’s Office get ready for the new year. Grassel said sales comparison is an important part for county assessor’s office to get the true market value of a sold property.

Editor’s note: This is one in a series profiling city, county and other departments in Roosevelt County each week. By Kurt Munz-Raper Staff Writer kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Collaboration, education and getting fair property values are all aspects the Roosevelt County Assessor’s Office takes pride in while bringing in income for the county, according to its employees. “Our […]

Police blotter — Nov. 8

Friday • 4:34 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident private property, 1600 block East Spruce Street • 6:40 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 2000 block Aspen Street • 10:49 p.m.: Trespass in progress, 1300 block South Avenue D Saturday • 5:05 a.m.: Reckless driver, location unknown, report taken • 8:29 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1400 block South Main Avenue • […]

To do list — Nov. 8

Tuesday • Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: Gizmos and gadgets. Information: 575-356-3940 Wednesday • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library. Story: Dinovember. Information: 575-356-3940 • Tween program — 4:30 p.m. at the Portales Public Library. Game day: Just dance. Information: 575-356-3940 • […]

Harvest Jamboree set for Friday

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The fourth annual Floyd Lions Club Harvest Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Yam Theatre. Organizers said the family-friendly event will feature country music and will raise money for the Floyd Lions Club to help with scholarships, eye care and for other Floyd community members in need.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com An evening of family-friendly entertainment is on the way for residents to support a good cause, according to organizers. The fourth annual Floyd Lions Club Harvest Jamboree will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Yam Theatre. “As a whole, it is a celebration of community and community […]

Area ceremonies set for Veterans Day

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James Polk Stone Community Bank is having a Wall of Honor in all branches across Roosevelt County. Vice President Ron Jackson said veterans and families of veterans can give pictures to post on the wall and new photos will be added throughout the month.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com A variety of local events are being held throughout this week to honor the service and sacrifices of the nation’s military veterans. The 70th annual American Legion Post 31 Veterans Day program will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Building. Master Sgt. Chad Beach, First Sgt. […]

America divided

By David Lightman Tribune News Service KENANSVILLE, N.C. — America is a nation in a clash of eras. One America is straining to burst fully into the 21st century, impatient for change and dreaming of a world where immigrants of any stripe are welcomed, and diversity of religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and even gender identity […]

Boswell: Classic films still entertaining

Posting a very young picture of Frances Bavier on Facebook spurred a lot of old movie discussion and some further investigating on my part. For those of you who don’t know, Frances Bavier played Aunt Bea on “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s; it was one of my favorite shows growing up and still […]

Pages past — Nov. 6

On this date … 1956: Officials at Clovis Air Force Base were asking residents to avoid trespassing on the Melrose Gunnery Range. Lt. Col. Bernie Bass said aircraft were using live ammunition during training at the range, and wanted to warn area residents, especially hunters, about the danger. Unauthorized entry to the range could also […]

To do list — Nov. 6

Monday • Poetry slam, book signing — 6 p.m. in Pecos Room at ENMU. Poet, writer Tanaya Winder of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe performs. Information: 575-562-2470 • Little Miss Merry Christmas meeting/kickoff — 5:30 p.m. at the chamber. Information: 575-356-5354 Tuesday • Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m. at Portales Public Library for grades […]

Veterans Day events, closings — Nov. 6

The following is a list of events being held in the next week in Portales and Clovis in honor of Veterans Day: Portales Friday • American Legion Post 31 Veterans Day Program: 11 a.m. at the Memorial Building • Veterans of Foreign Wars Wall of Honor: 6 p.m. at VFW Post 9515, 316 South Main […]

Xcel Energy looks to raise rates

STAFF REPORT Xcel Energy has filed a proposal with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to adjust its base rates in 2017, according to an Xcel press release sent Wednesday. The company is looking to increase the current average rate of $109.25 per month by $18.23 for every 1,000 kilowatt-hours —about the usage of an […]

Presidential hopefuls target different Americas

By Jill Colvin and Kathleen Hennessey The Associated Press ATKINSON, N. H. — Hillary Clinton sped across battleground states Friday trying to seal a historic presidential victory powered by minorities and women, while Donald Trump traveled to small-town America to fire up the white, working-class voters he insists will bring the crown to his outsider […]

ENMU bands to entertain

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The ENMU Big Band Dance will take place on Friday in Clovis and the 49th annual POPS Dinner Concert on Saturday at ENMU’s Campus Union Building.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Two upcoming Eastern New Mexico University events will offer attendees unique musical perspectives while helping to fund further musical activities. The ENMU Big Band Dance will take place 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Clovis State Theater at 504 North Main Street in Clovis, according to Assistant Professor of Music […]

Pages past — Nov. 5

On this date … 1971: The Flying Farmers organization was holding its state convention in Clovis. About 100 members, from at least eight states, were expected to attend. Mrs. Jerry Elliott of St. Vrain, wife of the group’s state president, said wintry weather conditions north of New Mexico could delay or prevent the arrival of […]

Johnson: November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Going jacket-free most days, the bright sunshine and warm temperatures lingering long past their time make it hard to conceive of, but the calendar confirms it nonetheless — fall is in full swing. Not only is it fall, the month of November means there are lots of changes and busy, busy days ahead. For starters, […]

Council reviews payment obligations

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com At Tuesday night’s Portales City Council meeting, councilors scrutinized a resolution for the city to guarantee the payment of loans that the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has accumulated. ENMWUA Executive Director Justin Howalt and RBC Capital Markets Municipal Finance Department Director Erik Harrigan attended the meeting to […]

Fellowship found at First United

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Volunteers for the 63rd Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at First United Methodist Church served community members a Thanksgiving feast Thursday.

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com For residents and volunteers, the 63rd annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at First United Methodist Church represents an opportunity to bring community members together in fellowship. “Last year we served 25,091 people,” said Shelly Atwood, chairman of the dinner. “All of our money goes for missions, some local, some […]