Road work to begin on U.S. 60

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation started crack sealing work on U.S. 60 between Fort Sumner and Clovis, according to a department press release. The $1.8 million project is expected to last three to four weeks. Motorists can expect a one-lane closure and short delays between the hours of 7 a.m. and […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Club Notes

RGH Auxiliary The first meeting of 2009 for the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the home of president Sid Phillips on Jan. 21. President Phillips called the meeting or order with the reading f the Auxiliary Prayer. She introduced a visitor, Sherry Fahrenkrug. Sherry demonstrated a duck puppet and suggested it be sold in […]

Early voting available at Library

Early voting begins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Portales Public Library and continues through Nov. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Enter through the Roosevelt County Literacy Council door after library hours. Information: 356-8562.

City to honor Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas have contributed countless hours over the years to the Portales community, but they don’t think what they’ve done is anything out of the ordinary. City officials disagree, and they’re recognizing the couple with a 6 p.m. reception Tuesday at the Memorial Building, followed by a […]

Udall staffer to hold office hours

A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours here next week. Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by calling 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress or the federal government is […]

Local Briefs July 6

PNT Staff Reports Udall staffer to visit Clovis, Portales A staff member for Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Clovis and Portales this week, according to a news release.Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by […]

Events Calendar June 4, 2008

TodayUdall aide Christopher Neubauer office hours — 1-2 p.m. Portales City Hall ThursdayENMU Choir Camp concert — 2 p.m. Buchanan Hall at the Music Building SaturdayHabitat for Humanity Workday Saturday — 8 a.m., Construction trailer and Restore, 308 N. Main, PortalesSummer Reading Program kick-off — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portales Public LibraryOasis Interpretive events, […]

Demand a strong influence on gas prices

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. You know, I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you […]

Local Briefs, April 18, 2008

Democratic Women to meet Roosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday in the conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. Craig Cosner, candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 67, will be the featured speaker. All Democrats are invited to attend. CAFB adjusts flying hoursLocal residents may notice aircraft noise during later hours […]

Grass fire near St. Vrain doused

Freedom New Mexico A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before firefighters from four departments were able to extinguish it, fire officials said. Lt. Jim Hogg of the Clovis Fire Department said the fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted about […]

2-10-08 Honors

Toombs Wendy Toombs of Portales recently earned an award for logging 500 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program, according to a news release. The program recognizes members for time spent in the saddle in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and riding. Toombs will receive recognition in The […]

Jurors view interrogation video

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Midway through Thursday’s session of the court-martial of Edward Novak II, jurors have heard three hours of a video where Novak said he repressed memories of the night his wife died but saw no way he could have possibly caused her harm. In the […]

Legislators aim to tackle wage exceptions

Staff and Wire Reports Lawmakers are moving quickly to help cities and counties avoid millions of dollars in overtime pay for police, firefighters and some other workers. The Senate approved a bill on Wednesday to fix a problem that occurred last year when the state enacted a higher minimum wage. The bill now goes to […]

1-15-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: John Kropp Job: Firefighter/EMS paramedic Time on the Job: Since July 1997 Background: He began as a volunteer firefighter at Floyd in 1996. Q: Describe what your job entails? A: It begins with 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty. “Monday is clean the station day.” Training and more training, Q: What is […]

Minimum wage law could affect overtime

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An element of the new state minimum wage law could cost local governments tens of thousands of dollars in overtime pay and is drawing opposition from city officials across the state. The new law, effective Jan. 1, cements a work period as 40 hours in seven days with no […]

Wildcats flood Bulldog Bowl

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent ARTESIA — Custodians of the parking lot at Artesia’s Bulldog Bowl made sure to get out to the stadium hours before Friday night’s game between Clovis and the host Bulldogs began. The reason? To block off certain prime parking spaces until two hours before kickoff. But they were hours and […]

University pleased with steady enrollment numbers

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the fall semester in Portales is about the same as last year. In the world of higher education these days, that’s seen as a big success. “Fortunately we’ve had a very good late registration,” ENMU President Steven Gamble told regents Thursday at their […]

Clovis Community College institutes tuition break

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Part-time students can afford to take more classes at Clovis Community College in the spring semester. The tuition reduction, which affects students taking less than seven credit-hours, is part of the school’s 2007-2008 strategic plan approved Wednesday by CCC Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting. CCC president John Neibling […]

Habitat for Humanity starts sixth local home

By Tony Gutierrez, Freedom Newspapers Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday morning while her two daughters watched. The house at 1621 Cameo St. is being built by Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties. It is the volunteer organization’s second house in Clovis and sixth in the area since […]

July 20, 1977

• Thirteen downtown businesses were preparing for a joint half-day sale that would be held from noon to 8 p.m. The merchants were offering summer clearance specials and bargains on selected merchandise. • John Wayne and Lauren Bacall starred in The Shootist, the featured showing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. • A Rinsenvac professional do-it-yourself […]