Curry detention officer arrested

Freedom New Mexico A detention officer at the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday afternoon for smuggling narcotics and other contraband items into the jail, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Julian Patrick Garcia, 36, is being held at held at the Curry County Detention Center on a $56,000 bond. He is […]

Portales man assaulted, hospitalized

PNT Staff Report A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to his […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

Fire destroys abandoned Portales mobile home

PNT Staff Report Portales fire crews responded to a fire alarm Sunday afternoon at an abandoned mobile home on North Globe in Portales. According to Portales firefighters, the alarm sounded at approximately 4:30 and crews were on scene at 4:35. There was no report on the value of damages.

Police investigating assault

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PNT Staff Report Police were investigating an assault of undetermined type Monday afternoon that sent one man to the hospital. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department, a person found inside a residence at 901 S. Main in Portales was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital after a witness reported a suspect with […]

Religion Digest, April 11

Church hosts free health screeningsThe Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets in Clovis will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney.Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and general health […]

Floyd cheerleaders take state 1A championship

PNT Staff Report The Floyd High School varsity cheerleading squad was crowned Class 1A state champion Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, according to co-sponsor Sheri Chenault. The girls, coached and sponsored by Chenault, Vickie Mendoza and Darcee Benoit, competed Friday and Saturday. For more details look for a full story in Tuesday’s PNT.

Spring Training

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Clint Brakebill, left, prepares to run to first base, while Portales High School baseball head coach Arturo Ontiveros is set to deliver an outfield hit during drills at practice Thursday afternoon. The Rams start their season at 6 p.m. Tuesday when they host Goddard.

Wet, winter weather on the way

The Associated Press A storm will cross the state Thursday through Saturday, bringing snow and rain , the National Weather Service said. A winter storm watch is in effect in Curry County from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Friday’s forecast for Curry County is partly cloudy and cooler with scattered rain showers in the evening […]

Winter weather makes spring appearance

Freedom Newspapers Cool temperatures, wind and snow swept across the area Friday. Strong winds whipped through the eastern Plains during the afternoon, gusting to 38 mph in Clovis in the early evening. Temperatures hovering in the upper 30s and low 40s dropped to freezing in the late afternoon, when snow flurries fell. The last time […]

Jan. 17, 1960

Members of the Wee-ko-ki Camp Fire Girls Group made picture books which they felt would be enjoyed by children patients at the hospitals and Thursday afternoon these were delivered with Mrs. Oscar Whitworth providing transportation for the girls. Members met at Presbyterian church fellowship hall after the close of school where a short business period […]

Bodies not identified, no arrests made

By Kevin Wilson Two bodies found Thursday in a burned car southeast of Portales were still not identified on Friday. But law-enforcement officials said they have found a blue pickup that may be connected to the deaths. Now officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying anyone who may have been in the vicinity […]

Aug. 25 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Boy, muddy roads are still staying muddy with rains again, even Saturday night over an inch of rain fell in the Pep area. I don’t know just how much area has received more this past week. Some people had a little problems getting out for church services in the area Sunday, but […]