Holiday crimes down

PNT staff Christmas holiday crimes were down this year in Roosevelt County and Portales. Portales police reported 14 cases between Dec. 23 through Dec. 28, which is less than half of 2008’s numbers for that period. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said the department had one criminal damage report. “It was a chain link […]

Time to make new year predictions

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist With a new year bearing down on us it’s time for me to observe an annual rite of this column — predictions for the new year. I’ve taken a look into my crystal ball and saw some rather strange potential occurrences gazing back at me. With tongue in cheek, here’s […]

Hospital board shows profit

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital is showing a $656,000 profit, but revenues are down for December. Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens told the hospital board Tuesday the holidays are hard on the hospital revenue. “Nobody wants to pay their bills during the holiday season,” Stevens said. Stevens said expenses for the hospital were normal. […]

Cannon growth cited as reason for MVD Web site

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, was in Clovis and Portales last week presenting the Motor Vehicle Division’s new website. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections State officials were in Clovis and Portales last week announcing the launch of a new Motor Vehicle Division Web site designed to streamline services. […]

Community menu

Monday: Taco, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Spanish rice, salsa, corn and gelatin. Tuesday: Baked ham, broccoli and cheese, roll, margarine and pineapple upside down cake. Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit and brownie. Thursday: Closed. Friday: Closed.

Portales women face felony drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Two Portales women face felony drug charges after police say one of them tried running down an officer during a drug “Buy and Bust” operation. Both women were arrested Wednesday near 16th Lane and Avenue E. by officers from the Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, said Portales Deputy Chief […]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon said it was primarily because of defense. Guards Maurice Abraham, Wayne Andrews and Eric Allen combined for 78 points and the Tigers pulled away late in the half, holding on down the stretch […]

Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Mustangs down Zias in three

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State erased an early 4-3 deficit with seven consecutive points in the first set and the Mustangs went on to a 25-14, 25-9, 25-14 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Miranda Byrd had eight kills and Lauren Bayer added seven kills and […]

Couple indicted on child abuse charges

PNT staff A Portales couple accused of depriving a 10-year-old girl of food has been indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury on a felony charge of child abuse. The indictment was handed down Friday against Mern and Athena Shepherd, both age 33, in the case of Mern’s daughter. According to the indictment both adults […]

Portales couple indicted on child abuse charge

Freedom New Mexico A Portales couple accused of depriving a 10-year-old girl of food has been indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury on a felony charge of child abuse. The indictment was handed down Friday against Mern and Athena Shepherd, both age 33, in the case of Mern’s daughter. According to the indictment both […]

Oct. 10, 1976

According to the Portales News-Tribune, 50 participants in an intercultural music workshop at ENMU sat down Friday evening to an exotic dinner that ran largely to Arabian fare, although several members of the International Students helped with the preparation. At the conclusion of the program, workshop participants moved to the Music building, where Paul Parthun […]

County fair revenues down

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair brought in about $37,650 in gate receipts this year, down from $45,130 last year, according to fair board Secretary Sharon King. Fair board President Sheila Hays has attributed the decrease to people spending less money because of the economic downturn. King said the money is used for a […]

Official: Fair entries up

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Entries were up at the Roosevelt County Fair this year, even though gate receipts were down. Organizers are still collecting data and finalizing counts for the fair, but they have some information. Overall, fair board president Sheila Hays had good things to say about the fair. “Our barns were […]

Cowgirl ready for down time

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer When Kaylee Foster starts school as a freshman at Portales High School in a few weeks, she’s not planning on signing up for a bunch of extracurricular activities. Don’t worry about Kaylee, 14, keeping busy, though. Foster’s passion is rodeo, and the hours it’s taken to hone her skills […]

High school rodeo finals set for next week

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It is down to the final four of the National High School Rodeo Finals in Farmington. The week-long event pits New Mexico’s best against the top rodeo performers in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Jesse Clark of Dora returns to the nationals, with his roping partner Trent Bilberry of […]

Justification of Iraq invasion yet to be seen

Freedom New Mexico As of July 1, all U.S. troops in Iraq were scheduled to have moved out of Iraqi cities, and most of them had done so. Those remaining in cities will serve as advisers and support resources for Iraqi security forces, who now have responsibility for maintaining a modicum of order in that […]

Desperate PBS looks or ways to be relevant

It has become oh-so-cool to look down on mainstream religion in these days of clergy scandals and unpopular wars. As such, our country’s Public Broadcasting Service has decided to jump on the bandwagon after decades of religious broadcasting. The network — desperate for relevance amid the commercial success of cable networks such as Discovery, the […]

CSC Menus

Monday: Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit, margarine, and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, biscuit, margarine, fruit salad, and cottage cheese. Wednesday: Chicken fajita, flour tortilla, chili beans and cheese, gelatin, and orange slices. Thursday: BBQ beef sandwich, pickle, onion slice, pasta salad, green beans, and peanut butter […]

May 3 PJHS News

School year on fast wind-down The last-quarter nine-weeks tests will be Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the second semester tests May 12-13.