ENMU students host casting call for independent film

PNT staff Auditions for the independent feature film “Jimmy Garcon” are set for 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Directors are looking for male and female actors ages 16-45. The film tells the story of a reclusive writer trying to finish his novel while others interfere. […]

My turn: Just call me ‘The Rave’

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By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Baseball is by far my favorite sport. One reason is because baseball players have great nicknames. Mike Hargrove, who grew up in the Texas Panhandle, was known as the “Human Rain Delay” because he spent so much time out of the batter’s box between pitches. Willie Mays […]

Police Blotter —

Recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to call logs:

Police blotter — March 24

Recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to call logs: March 17: • About 6:35 p.m., a caller at a store in the 1600 block of East Spruce Street requested an officer and said a male ran from the store with a lap top computer. • About 7:15 p.m., a caller requested an officer in […]

Old trailer lost in fire

Freedom New Mexico A fire burned the remains of an old trailer house Monday night near U.S. 70 across from Greyhound Stadium. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Golden said firefighters received the call about the fire around 7 p.m. and finished extinguishing it in about two hours. He said firefighters believe a saw used […]

Police blotter — March 17

A sampling of recent calls to Portales dispatchers, according to call logs: Thursday • At 9:20 a.m., a caller in the 1700 block of North Boston said she would like animal control to come and pick up a cat at her mother’s house. • At 2:46 p.m., a caller in the 500 block of South […]

Feb. 21 Blotter

A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatchers Feb. 11 through Feb. 18 according to call logs:

1-31 blotter

A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatchers Jan. 22-29, according to call logs: Jan. 23: • At 12:01 a.m., a caller in the 1700 block of North Boston Avenue reported a threat to the caller’s 16-year-old daughter on a My Space Web site. • At 4:26 p.m., a caller in the 1900 block of […]

Pride comes from being early riser

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist Many country people are afflicted with a strange ailment I call “Bet I Got Up Earlier Than You Syndrome.” The number of hours they beat the sun up is their measure of worth. They go to great lengths to prove it, too. The radio is turned on full blast so […]

Jan. 17 Police blotter

A sampling of calls Portales dispatchers received Jan. 8 throught Jan. 15, according to call logs: Jan. 8: • At 4:24 p.m. dispatchers sent officers to investigate an open 911 line. They were told that for the past few days, the caller’s dog had been sitting on the phone, which then dialed 911.

Fighting terrorism should be focus

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Many country people are afflicted with a strange ailment I call “Bet I Got Up Earlier Than You Syndrome.” The number of hours they beat the sun up is their measure of worth. They go to great lengths to prove it, too. The radio is turned on full […]

Dec. 20 Police Blotter

A sampling of call received by Portales dispatchers from Dec. 1-18, according to police call logs:

Day trip: Clovis home to model train museum

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum displays nine model train layouts depicting railways from around the world. It also boasts a gift shop. Place: Clovis Depot Model Train Museum Location: The museum is located at 221 W. First St. in Clovis. It is 7.5 miles or a 15-minute drive from […]

Flu clinic’s hours varying

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic is asking people to call ahead because the hours have changed for the flu clinic due to a decrease of patients and fewer available staff members because some have flu-like symptoms, according to information from the hospital. The number of patients with flu-like symptoms has decreased […]

Memorial officials call for photos of Vietnam vets

USAF photo: Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi One of the more than 400,000 motorcyclists who participated in the 17th annual Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., breaks down after finding the name of a fallen comrade. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The National Call for Photos, a campaign […]

Open mouth ruins marriage bliss

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

A place to call home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Randi Hales of Clovis likes camping, but to make a stable home for her sons, she believed a house — one she would own — was in order. She’s on her way to seeing that happen with help from Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. Hales, […]

Squeeze chute was better laid to rest

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist This is another squeeze chute story. In my world it is the equivalent of a shark attack or a middle-of-the night calving call … a story that sends shivers down my spine. Monty said he was just along for the ride, helping his neighbor Whitey gather his cows and calves […]

July 13 Police Blotter

Portales police log samples from the past week: Monday 3:58 p.m.: Caller on S. Roosevelt Road U said a cow was in his front yard and he wanted assistance to move it. No incident report filed. 8:32 p.m.: Caller living on North K street said neighbors kept shooting fireworks into her yard despite asking them […]

Offering a place to call ‘home’

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Maria De Santiago, left, sits with her 6-year-old daughter Kyara and Yolanda Infante. Infante took care of Kyara for nine months while De Santiago was deployed in Afghanistan. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections staff writer Her friends call her yo-yo. But when it comes to taking care of kids, if […]