Accountability priority for munitions personnel

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Fly, fight and win. This is only a small portion of the new Airman’s Creed and without being able to fight, how would the world’s greatest Air Force be able to win? To be able to fight, munitions accountability is paramount […]

Investigator brings science to students

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Crime Scene Investigator Steve Halvorson’s passion for his job captivated an audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Halvorson, a detective with the Roswell Police Department, has 22 years of experience in the field of law enforcement. He is an expert in the field of fingerprint identification and teaches […]

Jones recalls times gone by

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elmer Jones jokes he can have a class reunion anytime he wants to because he’s the only one still living from his graduating class of 1931 at Portales High School. Quiet and unassuming, Jones recently celebrated his 95th birthday but the milestone isn’t slowing him down much. As a […]

March 13,1970

Jeanne Booth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Booth, arrived at the family home Thursday. Her mother met her at the plane in Clovis 10:40 Thursday morning. She had left Honolulu Wednesday and flew into San Francisco, Calif. She was able to get a lane into Albuquerque where she was an overnight guest in […]

Abducted girl rescued in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A missing 10-year-old Texhoma, Okla., girl was found safe Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to authorities who were still seeking her abductor. Marissa Marie Graham was able to escape when her abductor stopped at the Allsup’s convenience store on Mabry Drive, according to Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair. Police said […]

Rams hope to ‘run’ to a championship

By Mickey Winfield They ran their way to the District 4-3A championship and right on through the Class 3A playoffs. Now the Portales Rams will take a run at the state championship on Saturday afternoon against Las Vegas Robertson. “I think right now, we have a lot of confidence that we can run it at […]

Clovis American scores 14 runs to beat Roosevelt

PNT Staff The Clovis American team beat the Roosevelt team Sunday evening in the 13-14 year old bracket of the district’s Little League baseball all-star tournament. Rachel Kia, the president of the Little League Board, said the final score was 14-4. Roosevelt was eliminated from the tournament due to the loss. “It was just one […]

Weather watchers

Janet Taylor-Birkey A misconception about the job of forecasters at Cannon is that they simply look at the weather outside and tell everyone the obvious, said James Kratzer, Cannon meteorologist. But the Cannon Weather Station does not deal in the obvious; Their job is to examine and interpret weather data, for the safest execution of […]

Police make evening drug sweep in Portales

PNT Staff Report Local police conducted drug-bust operations on Thursday night, which led to the arrests of six individuals, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said Portales police officers worked with deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department on drug raids, which began shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Most of the narcotics recovered […]

Grass fire scorches prairie southeast of Portales

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PNT Staff Area fire fighters were able to put out a grass fire which traveled approximately five miles southeast of Portales on Sunday avoiding injuries and structure damages. Portales Fire Dept. Chief Raul Muniz said Portales fire fighters responded to the fire which started around 1 p.m. The fire took place eight miles southeast of […]

Perhaps our best technology is really Airmen on the phones

Janet Taylor-Birkey “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” is something I’ve repeated often since coming to work for the Mach Meter. And much like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, I have been trying to figure out exactly where this whirlwind has landed me and which yellow brick road to take. The first thing that […]

Aranda scores 26 to help Rams pull away

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Mark Gallegos has said the biggest problem so far is that the Ram basketball squad has no defensive identity. They had it when they needed it, and Daniel Aranda provided the offensive identity as the Rams defeated Class 4A Moriarty 66-51 Saturday night. The Rams couldn’t do […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales High […]

Yam Theater renovation funds approved

By Tony Parra The Yam Theater may once again be full of life like it was in the 1950s after United States congress members took a step toward allocating $200,000 to renovate the building this week. The Senate on Thursday approved the fiscal year 2006 spending bill that funds the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Broncos routed by Logan

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — With losing streaks followed by winning streaks followed by losing streaks, there are likely mixed reviews on how the caliber of football team the Floyd Broncos are. There was no such doubt about Logan on Saturday afternoon. The visiting Longhorns scored on a 60-yard run by Josh […]

Fire chief plans to retire after more than 20 years

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer After more than 20 years of service for the Portales Fire Department, Jesse Mowrer is hanging up his fire hat and putting away his boots to spend more time with his family. Mowrer has worked for the fire department for almost 21 years in different capacities ranging from firefighter, emergency […]

Aug 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The area is really getting soaked lately, with the area around Pep getting the most so far. At Pep and regions west, some reported five inches of rain Saturday. There was some hail damage on crops to the southeast of Pep early last week. Some cotton was just about destroyed in the […]

Power outages hit Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Power outages became an issue again on late Saturday afternoon, with many of the same areas in Clovis lacking electricity that were hit by an outage in Friday’s storm. Xcel Energy spokesman Bob Crenshaw, who said it was not determined if the outages were related to the storm, estimated 2,800 to 3,000 homes […]

Crane relies on diversified experience

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This is the fifth of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales schools’ superintendent position. Officials are expected to name a new superintendent on Monday: Bobby Crane is a science teacher at Muleshoe High School. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent […]

Cinco de Mayo events canceled at ENMU

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University students were unable to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Thursday in the patio area of the Campus Union Building at ENMU, but earlier during the week were able to recognize students and faculty during the recognition banquet. Hispanic students wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to mark a […]