Portales past: June 4, 1941

June 4, 1941: Heavy rains, some estimated at 8 to 10 inches, left dozens of Roosevelt County homes and roads flooded. C.A. Franklin, who lived 5 miles north and 2 miles east of Portales, reported water standing 3 feet deep in his chicken house and all his chickens drowned.

Police: Charges still pending in April 23 accident

PNT staff Charges are still pending in an April 23 wreck that left one man hospitalized, according to state police. The collision occurred about 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of Roosevelt Road 7 and N.M. 206, police said. Paul Legler, 39, was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock but is expected to survive, State […]

Greyhounds hold off Central Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico Senior left-hander Jereme Johnson, getting his first collegiate mound start, worked 5 1/3 innings for the win and sophomore designated hitter Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with homers in consecutive innings as Eastern New Mexico University outlasted Central Oklahoma 11-9 Friday night in Lone Star Conference baseball at Greyhound Field. Johnson, […]

It’s their job: Consuelo Garcia

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Dental assistant Consuelo Garcia, left, works at the office of Peter L. Thompson in Portales. She said she likes everything about her job. Patients become part of the family, and taking care of family and giving them great smiles is awesome, Garcia said.

Surrounded by signs of spring

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]

Faith best legacy to leave behind

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My ancestors left me a legacy more precious than gold … a strong faith in God. From my great grandparents to my parents, I have come to know the purpose of life. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments for this is […]

No one will be left to feed the world

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist “Most people just don’t get it,” said Ron, bemoaning the urban politicians that continue to whittle away at funding for county fairs and the ag extension service. “It’s all about the kids learning real life.” To their misfortune, urban children have much less opportunity to connect with real life. They […]

Failed substation underwent routine maintenance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves says a substation blamed for a weekend power outage was last tested in November 2008. Reeves said Monday that he spoke to the substation manager, who explained substations are on a five-year maintenance schedule. It passed in November 2008 and was scheduled for more […]

Roosevelt County inmate escapes, is recaptured

Freedom New Mexico An inmate at the Roosevelt County Detention Center escaped and was recaptured about 1 1/2 hours later Thursday afternoon. Oracio Ornelas, 28, was missing from the detention center, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. Ornelas was a trustee, meaning he had extra freedom to do chores around the facility. Before he […]

Angelo State turns back Zias 1-0

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brandie DeBacker scored with less than 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Sunday, and Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. With the loss, in their home finale, the Zias (8-9, 3-6 LSC) were all but […]