Still seeking the Bigfoot exclusive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist “Bigfoot discovered living on top floor of Lincoln Hall” “Subsisted on discarded pizza and stale beer” I’ve always wanted to write a Bigfoot headline. Those guys at the National Enquirer get all the fun assignments. My wife is a fan of various radio and television programs that explore the unexplained […]

Oct. 21 ENMU briefs

PNT staff Hall of Honors Gala to be held Homecoming 2008 marks the first ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala on Saturday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom, with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests. For all other guests, the cost […]

Baggett/Hall Engagement

Velma and Rusty Baggett of Sundown, Texas announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Regan Baggett of Lubbock to Brock Hall, of Amarillo. He is the son of Tony and Joann Hall, of Lamar, Colo. The couple will exchange vows June 14, 2008, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Lubbock. The reception […]

Large Youth Town Hall turnout excites organizers

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An unexpectedly large turnout during Wednesday’s New Mexico First Youth Town Hall Meeting has generated positive responses from state and city officials. More than 150 students from

Teens to tackle problems in Youth Town Hall

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County teens will have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Town Hall meeting in Portales. The meeting is part of New Mexico First’s ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Program’ and will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 9 at the Memorial Building.

Roosevelt County Events Calendar

Thursday U.S. Rep Tom Udall Constituent Hours — 8-9 a.m. Portales City Hall, information, 763-7616. Friday Blood drive — 2:30-5:45 p.m., Portales Public Library, information 356-3940. Kiwanis Chili Supper — 5-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, tickets $6 adults, $4 children. Saturday Basketball Fundraiser — Police vs. firemen benefitting Relay For Life, 6 […]

2-12-08 Local Briefs

N.M. First announces town hall New Mexico First, a nonpartisan organization formed by U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman in 1986 announced that its 2008 statewide town hall will address rural economies and rural-urban partnerships. The town hall, entitled “Business as UNusual: A Town Hall on Rural-Urban Economic Development” will be held in Ruidoso […]

2-10-08 Anniversaries

Smith Bill and Wilma Smith of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at University Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1012 W. 15th St. in Portales. The come-and-go celebration will be hosted by their children, Steve (Kathy) Smith and Karl (Melissa) Smith and their grandchildren, Jeremy, Timothy, Daryn, Valon […]

Portales to host economic forum

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales will play host to one of five regional forums on rural economic development from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The forum is sponsored by New Mexico First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to engage citizens in public policy, which was co-founded 20 years ago by New […]

Yoda impersonator

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Eli Washburn, 7 months, visited Eastern New Mexico University’s Curry Hall Wednesday night in a Yoda costume, accompanied by Lindsey Mansell. The hall was busy with costumed children trick-or-treating, enjoying face-painting and a variety of games and crafts.

Airman inducted into hall of fame

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Induction into a hall of fame is an honor for anyone, but to be one of the first inductees into a college’s football hall of fame is a special honor in itself. At Belhaven College, home of the Blazers, in Jackson, […]

Portales seeks public’s input on downtown

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Friday evening marks the kickoff for the Portales Downtown Plan that will include a public forum for the improvement of the downtown area. The city received a $55,000 livability grant to develop a safer and more accessible downtown area, Portales City Manager Debi Lee said. “We’re pretty excited,” Lee […]

ENMU boasts full fine arts calendar

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Fall Fine Arts Events calendar includes faculty and guest recitals, plays, art shows and concerts. “I think this is probably the fullest calendar we’ve had booked for fall in a while,” said Joyce Stagg, secretary for the dean of the fine arts department […]

Labor Day: Some work, some play

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For many in Portales, Labor Day signified another day to work, rather than to play or enjoy an extra day off from work. Adam Gutierrez, manager of Soapy Springs Car Wash, was busier than normal helping customers and working to keep the facility cleaned up on Monday. “It’s been […]

Portales Karate instructor inducted into Hall

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A local Portales man was honored earlier this month in California for dedication to his sport, as well as dedication to making his community a better place to live. Shannon Schaefer, 32, teaches karate at the Kenmoitsu Dojo on the square in Portales, and has been involved in the […]

27 MDG addresses clinic patrons’ issues

By Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower First Call Resolution, quicker waiting times and fewer clinic visits were top subjects discussed at a Community Healthcare Council meeting with customers of the base clinic March 21 at The Landing. In an open forum, Col. Kenneth Hall, 27th Medical Group commander, updated families on programs being implemented to […]

Area residents inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

PNT Staff Report LAS CRUCES — Three Roosevelt County 4-H leaders and supporters were among 15 inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame at New Mexico State University recently, according to a NMSU Cooperative Extension news release Roosevelt County Extension Agent Floyd McAlister and volunteers J.M. and Fay Jeffries of Portales received the honor […]

Annual Jana Stanfield charity concert comes to Portales

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker Jana Stanfield will be back in Portales Saturday for her annual concert sat the Portales High School Auditorium. The event benefits children with muscular dystrophy. “I am looking forward to seeing old friends, family, and making new friends, as well as performing with the […]

City of Portales dedicates garden to former employee

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is hoping to honor a long-time employee while promoting water conservation with the dedication of new landscaping at city hall. Last Friday city officials and employees dedicated the new xeriscape garden at city hall in memory of Dan Swopes, who died in 2005. “Dan had […]