Portales Fire Department receives grant money

PNT Staff In the wake of several fires blazing across New Mexico, U.S. Senator Pete Domenici last week commended the Portales fire department for successfully completing another round of Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funding that will finance the purchase of two pieces of training equipment. Domenici, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations […]

June 2 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael South County News The area is really showing signs of drought, so now it faces more danger of fires. Each person needs to be aware that even burning trash in your own barrel or whatever, it can get out of hand with one puff of wind or whirlwind. A pressurized, even empty, […]

June 2 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Tammy Lee. Anniversaries: Colin and Tammy Chandler (10 years); Fred and Laveta Patterson (38 years); Troy and Jill Thompson Upcoming Events • Lion’s Club meets tonight at 6pm at the Community Building • There will be a Fire Meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fire Dept. • […]

May 19 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Young crops are coming up all over the irrigated area. The dry land wheat is showing stress from being so dry and hot the past two or so weeks. Merricks Hank and Marcella Merrick of Causey have a grandson in Iraq now. I was talking to Hank a few days ago and […]

May 5 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Adele Lovorn, Clifton Gossett, Shelby Essary. Anniversaries: Houston and Mary Lee, 49 years. Upcoming Events • The Lions Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Community Building • There will be a fire meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fire Department. • City Council will […]

ENMU officials worried about losing students to Texas

By Tony Parra Jeremy Gutierrez waited in anticipation Saturday morning for the Cinco de Mayo Parade to begin traveling down Second Street. He was one of many youths and children of drivers who parked their cars along the street to see the event. First to come were the New Mexico State Police and the Portales […]

April 21 South County News

The rain was heavier down in South County and things are even greener with more blossoms than last week. Rattlers Some rattlesnakes were killed in the area southwest of the old Garrison Store. South County Sports Kids Matthew Turnbough, formerly of this area but now lives in Rio Rancho, called his grandparents last week about […]

City treasurer to retire this month

Tony Parra The loss of a city official to retirement and the authorization of a $119,467 grant for a 2,000-gallon water tanker for the Portales Fire Department were the main topics for Tuesday’s city council meeting. Reba Robertson, the city treasurer, will be retiring at the end of February, according to City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. […]

Dry winds spark fire season for High Plains

Darrell Todd Maurina Many New Mexicans watched in shock this summer as the scenic Rio Grande bosque passing through downtown Albuquerque caught fire and threatened the city. Similar fires in California didn’t just threaten but actually destroyed many structures and killed some residents. Local fire officials warn that it’s now the season for fires on […]

Fire destroys vacant house

PNT Staff An explosion woke residents along the New Mexico 267 highway in the early hours on Tuesday as a fire demolished a vacant house along the highway Sue Durham, neighbor of the C. L. Wilhoit residence, called 911 and said she heard an explosion at 4:30 a.m. and saw the fire from the bathroom. […]