Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday evening and took the following action: • Approved a proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 2012 as TRIO Day in Portales. • Heard a presentation about the historic Railroad Depot. The city of Portales hired Stanley Consultants to explore potential redevelopment options of the area related with the depot. Representatives recommended […]

Club notes — Sept. 18

Altrusa of Clovis Altrusa International of Clovis met for their monthly evening meeting on Sept. 12. Guests attending: Donna Herman, Annie Depre, Gwenda Alexander, and Emily Crowe. Members attending: Kathy Travis, Mary Weigl, Leslie McCloud, Glenda Hileman, Nancy Taylor, Margaret Blazek, Carolyn Muffley, Narcie Tucker, Pat McCollough, and Sylvia Bean. Donna Herman, Altrusa District 10 […]

Police identify dead body

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PNT Reports Investigators have identified a man found dead Monday evening, but they don’t know why he died. James McCulley, 48, was found dead by his 51-year-old girlfriend in her apartment in the 700 block of East Brazos Street, said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Police were classifying the death as suspicious. An autopsy […]

Area under fire weather watch

PNT staff report The National Weather Service has a fire weather watch in effect this afternoon through this evening and Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. A transmission from the service advises of sustained winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 35 mph, with relative humidity in the single digits Tuesday and 10-15 percent […]

Portales past: Feb. 7, 1952

Feb. 7, 1952: The Portales Daily News: From the “All Around Arch” column: The Youth Rally met at the Baptist Church Saturday evening with 143 in attendance. Rev. Charles Clair brought the message.

Donaldson delights in debate

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Kevin Wilson Sam Donaldson praised succinctness from his debaters Saturday evening in the KENW studios. And he jokingly insisted it of himself. “Time me,” Donaldson told the KENW crew prior to the Congressional debate airing, “to the minute you want me to shut up.” Donaldson doesn’t take nearly as many cues in his 70s, though […]

Press release: Portales MainStreet wins award

The New Mexico MainStreet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday with an awards banquet in Albuquerque. The evening brought together representatives from all 23 New Mexico MainStreet communities, national MainStreet luminaries and various local leaders to honor the program’s silver anniversary. “New Mexico MainStreet has been a vital part of our economic development over the […]

My turn: Summer never boring

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist One summer, as a child, the only tough decision I made each evening was, “Do I take my purple tricycle around the driveway for a few laps during commercials or wait here so I don’t miss any of ‘Bewitched?’” Usually, I’d take my purple tricycle for a spin, and then […]

Choir news

Students make all-district choir Congratulations to the following students for making All-District Honor Choir. They will be singing in Artesia on Nov. 20th with other students from around the district. The students rehearse all day and performed that evening with more than 100 students in each choir. Choir director Franklin Smith wishes to express how […]

Library schedule/ On the shelves

Preschool Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Thursday evening at 6 p.m. Our theme this week is “Pumpkin, Pumpkin.” Join us for stories, songs, and a short craft.

Charity event raises more than $3,000 for United Way of Eastern New Mexico

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Live United on the Square block party raised more than $3,000 for United Way of Eastern New Mexico and drew about 200 people Thursday evening, organizers estimated. Organizer Karen Inge of Valley Furniture hopes to hold it again next year, only earlier in the year to avoid the […]

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 […]

Neighborhood cleaning crew

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James Pearson, left, and Autumn Gonzales pick up garbage in the Portales City Park on Tuesday evening. About 10 people joined the effort. They are members of The Neighborhood, a group of young people in Portales organized to provide community service.

April 12, 2009 Library news

On Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 am, get ready for some Froggy Fun during Baby Laptime. This 20-minute program introduces books to the youngest readers, ages 0 to 3 with short stories, songs, and fingerplays. The Teen Writing Group will also meet this Tuesday (April 14) at 4:00 p.m.. Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at […]

School board will discuss county youth resource team

PNT Staff Report Adopting a Roosevelt County Youth Resource Team will be one topic discussed at Monday evening’s Portales Municipal Schools Board meeting. The issue was first discussed during a board meeting last fall, but was postponed for further research. According to the Board of Education, the Youth Resource Team is designed to address school […]

Library’s storytime program extended to evening

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is expanding a popular program to help working parents. Starting next month, the library is holding Family Storytimes at 6 p.m. every Thursday. “We are hoping by offering an evening storytime that it will allow more families time to participate in bringing their children to […]

Mayor’s Christmas Tree program set

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Santa is coming to Portales early this year, and he might stop at a few more houses. A tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a visit from Santa, is scheduled to brighten the evening Monday at City Hall. The evening offers a chance to give a gift to children who might […]

County doused but still lagging in annual moisture

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The parched landscape across Roosevelt County received some relief in the form of rain over the last week. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported 1.32 inches of rain Sunday. Residents saw brief showers through the day but most of the moisture came with a storm that sliced through […]

Round and Round

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Cruz Viegas swings out from the merry-go-round at Lindsey Park Saturday evening. Cruz and several neighborhood friends migrated to the park to play as the sun went down. High temperatures have been in the mid- to high-90s this week in Portales. More hot weather is on the way this week.