Airman pleads guilty to child solicitation

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old former Cannon Air Force Base airman was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to child solicitation by electronic device, according to court records. Michael Lee Harvey will also be required to serve two years supervised probation after his release, according to a release from the District […]

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

ENMU officials remember former president

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PNT Staff Report Officials at Eastern New Mexico University say the institution’s third president will be remembered for overseeing a critical period of growth.Donald C. Moyer, ENMU president from 1960-65, died April 3 in Nevada. Services were held in Henderson, Nev., according to an ENMU press release. “ENMU is a strong university today because of […]

Former ENMU president dead at 88

Eastern New Mexico University’s third president, who guided the school through the early 1960s, died last month at age 88, according to an ENMU press release. Donald C. Moyer is credited with fostering and directing growth at the university. Under his guidance from 1960 to 1965, the university’s enrollment doubled and he spearheaded the construction […]

Shafer expected tough decisions

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer After 34 years in city politics, former Portales Mayor D.K. Shafer, jokingly says he’s now a “has been” in local government. The recently retired councilor has had his share of battles over the years. “When Portales was dry for a long time and then became wet in the 1980s, […]

Cannon Community

AFA Chapter 256 to meet April 18 The initial 2008 meeting of Llano Estacado Chapter 256 of the Air Force Association will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at The Landing. Retired Lt. Gen. Don Peterson, former AFA Chapter president and former 27th Fighter Wing commander, will be the guest speaker. Dinner after the meeting […]

Former resident recalls days in CCC

By Lisa Smith, Special to the PNT AUSTIN, Texas —Former Portales and Clovis resident Hermon Elliott remembers his years in the Civilian Conservation Corps as some of the best years of his life. He said he attended dances, swam in Colorado’s warm artesian wells and even saved up enough money to buy his first car. […]

Fringes of restaurant reviewer fleeting

Helena Rodriguez In a former life, I was a restaurant critic. Yum! Sounds like an appetizing job, right? Well, this was not always the case. I eventually discovered that one man’s chicken is another man’s tuna. What I really mean is, one reporter’s good restaurant experience one day can be one editor’s bad restaurant experience […]

Former senator to join race

Staff and wire reports A former state senator and magistrate judge is planning to run for a county commission seat. Caleb Chandler, a 12-year state senator and and 12-year magistrate judge said he will be running for District 5 Commissioner Tim Ashley’s seat in the Curry County Commission. “I think it’s going to be a […]

Neither party in any shape to advance cause of liberty

He talked about wanting to do what was best for the party and for the country and at some level he was no doubt quite sincere. But last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acted like the businessman he was while amassing the fortune that made it possible for him to play politics, and decided […]

2007 was a big year in local sports

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 2007 brought with it a Portales state championship as well as the departure of a fixture in Portales High School sports. The year also witnessed the birth of two new local high school sports programs, but also heartbreak with the death of a beloved Portales native. The year began […]

Former ENMU student returns to speak of embedded work

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor In his 50s, photojournalist Jim Spiri didn’t have to go to Iraq to fulfill a commitment to an employer. He made up his mind to do it on his own, in his own way. “I felt compelled to share what the average soldier does today,” Spiri said from his […]

October 25, 1970

• St. Helens Church hosted their annual Spanish Dinner. The dinner featured Spanish style food, home cooked by members of the church. Prices were $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children. • Tom Bolack, former governor of New Mexico, was in Roosevelt County visiting towns and party stalwarts, in support of the state GOP slate. • A […]

Former Clovis firefighter killed in motorcycle accident

Freedom New Mexico A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Clovis man Friday near Conchas Dam, according to the New Mexico State Police. William “Bill” Blankenship Jr., 52, of Clovis, was thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcyle on State Road 104, at about mile post No. 60 after losing control on a curve, according to […]

October 4, 1989

• Actor Ronny Cox, former Portales resident, returned home to visit his family. • During the Portales City Council meeting, Roosevelt County rancher P.F. Turner collapsed. Turner, who has a known history of heart problems, was not breathing and had no pulse. Former Portales EMT and PNT managing editor Scot Stinnett performed mouth to mouth […]

Former coach succumbs to cancer

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Former Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team coach Dan Buzard lost his three-year battle with brain cancer early Tuesday morning at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. A Portales native, Buzard, 39, served as the Zias’ head coach for four seasons. He also spent 13 seasons as an ENMU […]

Museum dedicated to preserving history

Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock is dedicated to the World War II experience from the perspective of the glider pilots who flew in every major invasion of that war. The focal piece of the museum is a restored WACO CG-4A glider, according to the museum’s Web site, www.silentwingsmuseum.com History In 1971, former pilots of the […]

McClure tapped to head state business group

By Freedom Newspapers Former Clovis Community College president Beverlee J. McClure has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry following a national search, according to a news release from the statewide business group. McClure has served as the first cabinet secretary of higher education since the Higher Education Department was […]

Former coach spurred alumni

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer A familiar face returned to the Greyhound Stadium sidelines Saturday for the first time in more than a year as coach of the Eastern New Mexico University football alumni team. After the game, a 28-20 loss for the alumni, former ENMU defensive coordinator and former Portales High School head […]

March 20, 1980

The long looked forward to time has arrived. It’s Jamboree time! Starting at 7:00 o’clock Thursday evening there will be three performances and all who have attended in former years know that country and music fans will really get their money’s worth! It’s a great show don’t miss it! Chairs on the floor are $2.50 […]