Father shares rodeo with son


Teen says his confidence and strength to compete in rodeo from from father’s support By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Joshua Walker knows that when he’s astride his horse, ready to dominate in tie-down roping, he can look back and his father will be there. It’s something he can count on because is father […]

Events Calendar — June 12

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tiny Earth Shakers — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “A Very Merry Unbirthday” will be featured. For children in preschool. Information: 356-3940. Circuit training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Rock stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Musician Andy […]

Students need to know loan obligations

We don’t need what U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., calls “a manufactured crisis.” But once again Democrats and Republicans are at odds. This time in the Senate over a fix for student loan interest rates. On July 1, interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans are set to double to 2008 levels — from 3.4 […]

Road Construction – June 4

U.S. 70 reconstruction project to move U.S. 70 reconstruction project officials say they're moving construction work to the intersection of Main and First streets for the month of June, according to a Constructors, Inc. press release. With this move, they ask motorists to expect the temporary closure of Main Street off of First Street with […]

Local children compete in spelling bee

Maura Mohesky made an important step toward competing in the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C., when she spelled the word wanderlust correctly Saturday at the Roosevelt County Spelling Bee. Mohesky, a seventh-grader at Portales Junior High, won the senior division of the county spelling bee and will advance to state finals March 23 in […]

Schools carry on despite flu

While the nation and the state worry through an unusually severe outbreak of influenza, schools in Curry and Roosevelt counties seem to be carrying on with no more absences than usual. Only two districts, Dora and Elida, reported greater illness rates than usual, but officials in neither district were able to say whether the flu […]

Open auditions held

The sound of thuds, groans and sarcastic attitudes painted a picture of dry humor as Eastern New Mexico University students and staff engaged in a back and forth dialogue while reading from the script, "Will Someone Please Tell Me What's Going on Here?" An open audition was held for the radio drama Wednesday in ENMU's […]

Restaurant no longer opening

The former Portales Dairy Queen building is remaining vacant because Roma's Italian Restaurant will no longer be coming to Portales, Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation Director Doug Redmond said Tuesday. Mario Arjula, owner of Clovis' Roma's, had plans to open up a cafe-style restaurant, which would have served pasta and pizza, in late October. Redmond […]

Portales business expands

Owners of Ashley Furniture in Portales are preparing to expand their services to Clovis at a location on Prince Street. Cassidy Self, part-owner of the store along with her father Max Merrick, said they wanted to open up an additional location in Clovis to better serve the community. "With all the growth happening, we felt […]

Farmers eligible for help

After the area has been declared a disaster from experiencing the effects of a severe three-year drought, eastern New Mexico farmers are now eligible for emergency drought assistance but local farmers aren't buying. Nineteen counties in New Mexico and hundreds across the nation have been designated as primary natural disaster areas to the recent drought […]