No information available on Cannon death

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base officials are still not releasing information surrounding the death of an Air Force dependent nearly two weeks ago. Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon Public Affairs said no information can be made available to the public until after the investigation into Kimberly Susan Novak’s death is complete. Novak, 20, died […]

Commissioners get second chance

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Commissioners are reconsidering last month’s decision in which they declined to send a list of legislative priorities to Gov. Bill Richardson. Commissioners voted 4-to-1 against sending a letter to the governor listing the county’s top three legislative priorities. Commission Chairman Dennis Lopez was the only commissioner who voted in favor […]

Portales native tries to educate voting public

By Kevin Wilson A former Portales resident is part of a group trying to bring a grassroots feel to the national presidential debates. Heather Balas, a 1987 graduate of Portales High School and 1991 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, is the director of voter education for the non-profit, non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates. One […]

Students choose logging on in lieu of library research

By Mike Linn The story goes something like this: A graduate student logs onto the Internet to research a major paper, finds a site, quotes its content only to find out later the site’s information was gathered by a sixth-grader. The tale is an example of the dangers associated with students using Internet search engines […]

Local briefs

Staff reports Second annual Rough Rider motorcycle rally planned Motorcyclists from across the area are invited to attend the second annual Rough Rider Rally held in conjunction with the 20th Annual Heritage Days scheduled June 19 at the Portales City Park at Seventh and Abilene. A poker run will take place at the Memorial Building […]

Two arrested in connection to vandalism

By Kevin Wilson Two juveniles were arrested Monday on vandalism charges related to last week’s damage at three local schools and three businesses. Two 13-year-olds were arrested upon tips received by the Portales Police Department. “I got a tip the morning of the criminal damage that gave us suspects,” Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. […]

Police: No ID yet on dead body

By Kevin Wilson aw enforcement officials said they will know today the identity of a body found buried in a Portales back yard three days ago. That information and the cause of death, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said, would be available this morning after completion of the autopsy. “There’s not enough (in relation to) […]

April 28 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Houston Lee; Brad Lee Upcoming Events • There will be no school Friday for an ELS day • 4-H will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building Back Porch Pickers The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. This is […]

Viewers should demand more from TV viewers

Jim Lee Well, here we are at the end of March. Another month has passed without the world going to Helena in a handcart — the good people of Montana must feel relieved. Putting such silliness aside, I need to bring up this week’s topic: Mongolian ant farms. However, a brief spasm of research advises […]

Curry County officials release salary info to newspaper

Jack King Curry County officials on Friday supplied employee salary and benefits information as requested by the Clovis News Journal — but the paper’s officials said Monday their dispute is not over. The newspaper last week sued the county for release of the salary information, contending it is public record. County Attorney Stephen Doerr twice […]

A chance to become health aware at fair

Michelle Seeber A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to information about parenting. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Street, where more than 50 groups represented health awareness. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff today […]

CNJ sues county over pay records

Jack King Curry County’s attorney is using an inaccurate interpretation of the New Mexico Public Records Act to justify withholding county pay records, an attorney for the Clovis News Journal said on Monday. The paper filed a lawsuit against the county Monday in 9th Judicial District Court, asking the court to order the county to […]

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers would like to offer a reward for information on the recent vandalism to several mail boxes in Roosevelt County. Several county residents have had their mail boxes damaged in the last several weeks and the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crimes. If any one has information on this crime, please call […]

City, county officials join forces in fighting crime

Mike Linn City and county law enforcement officials say they are neutralizing criminal activity and the area drug trade by aggressively sharing information, a trend that expedites investigations on suspected criminals. While the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department and the Portales Police Department are separate entities, it’s important the two departments work together to fight crime, […]

Crime Stoppers 8/31

The Portales Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect possibly in his late 20s or early 30s. The suspect robbed the Allsup’s on North Main of $100 on Aug. 15, using a knife or switchblade to commit the crime. Suspect has very short hair, is approximately 5-foot-6-inches tall and has a tattoo on […]

Religion Calendar, August 1

Sunday Foundations Class — 10 a.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 2000 S. Main St., Portales. For those who want to learn the basics of the Bible. For information, call 356-6023. Cornerstone Youth Ministry — 6 p.m., Cornerstone Building, 109 S. Main St., Portales. An off-campus youth ministry of First Baptist Church. For information, call 356-6761. Youth […]

N.M. Christian Academy News, May 23

From the office •The school is now taking applications for the next school year. Scholarships and tuition are available. If you currently have a scholarship you need to reapply for the next school year. If you would like more information please come by the school office. •We are currently taking applications for the next school […]

New regulation may protect patients

By Mike Linn A new federal regulation allowing patients to choose who can receive medical updates on their condition is keeping medical records clerks and other health care employees in the safeguard mode. The privacy rules, in place as of April 14, prohibit disclosure, without patient permission, of any information regarding the patient. “Your mother […]

Grant to send 18 teachers to study in Ghana

By Angela Peacock By Angela Peacock PNT Staff Writer Angela_Peacock@link.freedom.com The destination is Wusuta, Africa, for 18 public school teachers who will spend 28 days studying a culture in a place where running water and electricity are considered luxuries. Eastern New Mexico University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department has received a grant from the United […]