It’s their job: Ginger Boone

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Ginger Boone Job: Owner and operator of Joe Boys Time on the job: One year and one month Background: Over the years, Boone has owned several businesses in the Portales area and worked in retail. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. I do all the buying, I [...]

Cold weather making way to area

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A cold front is expected to settle into the area for the next several days, plunging the temperatures into the 20s today, according to the National Weather Service. A chance of rain and showers is predicted for Thanksgiving Day, with temperatures to be in the 30s and 40s, according [...]

PHS students to host auction

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Students of the junior class at Portales High School will host their annual class dinner and auction at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the school cafeteria. Catered by J4 Bar-B-Que Catering, the meal will feature a barbecue plate complete with sides and drink. Tickets for the event are $10 for [...]

10-28 Dora School News

Elementary to see special exhibit On Tuesday, all Dora elementary classes will be treated to a special zoological exhibit from the Albuquerque Zoo. The “Zoo to You” program will be set up in the school library and will cover the following topics: Fur, feather, scales (Grades PK, K, 1); Reptiles and Amphibians (Grades 2-3); Secrets [...]

10-24 Local Briefs

Committee plans Friday meeting The Roosevelt County Democratic Party Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the meeting room of the Memorial Building. Agenda items will include planning for the Democratic Presidential Caucuses on Feb. 5. All Democrats are invited to attend.

Festival fun

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Laughter, and the smell of Navajo tacos and frying potatoes, filled the air during the annual Peanut Valley Festival being held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. On the front lawn, students from Mesalands Community College’s farrier science program and blacksmith team were hard at work forging and [...]

Council returns Abengoa fines

PNT Staff The Portales City Council returned $143,000 in fines levied towards Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. for industrial discharge violations at Tuesday’s regular meeting. In June, the city found the ethanol producer in non-compliance of a 2006 ordinance limiting industrial discharge to the city’s wastewater treatment stream. During that meeting, councilors moved to fine Abengoa $1,000 [...]

Students show appreciation for fire, police departments

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Steven Cain, Chuck Haman and Chief John Bridges of the Portales Fire Department try some of the home-baked items presented to them Tuesday. The items were baked by Portales High School junior and senior girls for both the fire department and the police department. According to PHS Secretary Corrine Gonzales, the project was a way [...]

Local Briefs: Clovis man arrested on burglary charges

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a suspect in burglaries committed in Curry, Roosevelt Parmer and Bailey Counties Wednesday in Portales, according to a RCSO news release. Curry County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sandy Loomis observed a vehicle matching the description of one Curry County deputies had pursued on Sunday and began pursuit. [...]

Police: Clovis senior traps alleged intruder

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old boy who was standing against a wall, a police [...]