Jail employees reprimanded after hearings

Freedom New Mexico It appears more than one Curry County jail employee has been fired and others have been either demoted, suspended or hit with salary reductions. The information was part of a brief press release issued Friday by County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle declined to identify employees affected, citing personnel policy. He also declined […]

Police blotter — March 2

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Saturday About 10:30 p.m., an officer went to the 700 block of West 16th Street to take a report of a vehicle burglary. A 29-year-old man said someone had broken into his 1999 Dodge pickup. He said his wife parked the vehicle in […]

ENMU briefs —

ENMU Wants Freshmen and Seniors to take an Online Survey Freshmen and seniors will have their say in an online survey later this month. The National Survey of Student Engagement will compare Eastern New Mexico University’s results to other campuses in the Southwest, other public universities like ENMU and the entire NSSE cohort. This summer, […]

Christmas dinner community tradition

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Clarence Plank The seventh annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant Saturday was a time for many to be with family, friends and enjoy a hot meal. The event saw 164 people in just the first two hours. The four-hour event usually draws 300-400 people each year and a final count will be announced […]

Expect frozen Turkey day in some parts of state

Staff and wire reports Northern parts of the state saw a few inches of snow Monday, but the real cold will blow in with the Thanksgiving turkey. Temperatures will dive well below normal later in the week, said Ken Wedelski, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, with some areas in New Mexico […]

Fixing private property not government’s job

News outlets are reporting heavily about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi coast on Aug. 29, 2005. Heavy rain from the huge storm overwhelmed the levees surrounding New Orleans, causing flooding that destroyed much of the city. Five years later, much of the damage still exists, and thousands of people are still […]

Portales Junior High news — April 13

NMSBA testing ends Students finished the writing and science part of their state-mandated testing last week. They will have MAPS testing later this month. Data from the MAPS tests gives educators and students alike a look at their learning progress through the year. Money raised for cancer research During the week of March 15-19, students […]

Police investigating pedestrian’s death

Freedom New Mexico Portales police released new details Monday about the death of 71-year-old Gloria Ann Inge, killed after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street. Inge was hit Friday by a 16-year-old driver at Second and Abilene streets. Inge was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital and later airlifted to a […]

ENMU hopes to find coach, AD by July 1

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Later this summer, Eastern New Mexico University expects to have a new athletic director and men’s basketball coach. But school officials aren’t married to any idea the athletic director must precede the coach he or she will oversee. “In a perfect world, that’s what we like,” ENMU President Steven […]

Museum includes “note-worthy” equipment

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Norman Petty is known around the world for helping launch the careers of some famous musicians. But did you know Petty graduated from Clovis High School in 1945? It says so right in the yearbook. Violet Ann Brady, his future bride, graduated a year later. Both yearbooks are side-by-side in […]