July 29 Obituaries

Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19 Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin. He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. He attended school […]

Summit works to improve Portales’ youth life

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community members specializing in the quality of living for local youth met on Wednesday to work on one common goal — to develop a plan to improve the youth’s literacy. The meeting took place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern […]

Athletes get ready for world stage

By Kevin Wilson Taekwon-do is generally an individual sport, but members of a local martial arts chapter are making a team effort to ensure representation on the world’s highest stage. Three members of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do are spending the next few months getting ready physically, mentally and financially for the International Taekwon-Do Federation World […]

Group pedals with a purpose

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By Tony Parra A bicycle journey across America made its annual stop in Portales on Monday on its way to Charleston, S.C. The bicycling event is called the Journey of Hope and bicycle riders dressed in their blue, red and white uniforms made time to pose for a group photo outside the Roosevelt County Courthouse […]

July 7 Obituaries

Karen Elrod, 40 Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In 1985, she was […]

Water project may seek other funding

By Mike Linn A member of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority believes there is a 50 percent chance the funding formula for the estimated $307 million Ute Water Project will change. ENMRWA board member Catherine Haynes, who was in Washington, D.C., last week lobbying for federal funding of the project at 80 percent, […]

Udall: Timing wrong for water project

By Jack King U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici told members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority last week that he will not support federal funding of the Ute Water Project for at least two years, an ENMRWA official said Wednesday. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega said Domenici told ENMRWA members — who were in were […]

Committee approves funds for CSC

By Tony Parra Portales finance committee members approved applications from the Community Services Center for two new 15-passenger vans at the finance committee meeting on Tuesday. City Manager Debi Lee said she spoke with Community Services Center Executive Director Pamela O’Malley on trying to fit the funds needed to match the federal grants from the […]

June 30 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There will be a Fire Meeting Thursday at 7pm in the fire house. • 4-H will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. Members will be doing a trash walk around the highway through Floyd. There will be pizza afterward. From the Village Office • The Village of Floyd received […]

Taekwon-Do athletes go international

By Kevin Wilson Some have been involved for decades, some more than half their lives. Some are eligible for the first time, some eligible for their last. All are black belts, and all hope for a chance at world domination, starting this weekend in New Haven, Conn. Five members of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do are […]

Committee makes budget cuts

By Tony Parra Finance Committee members were in limbo as to the status of funding for the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and the Community Services Center, but eventually made cuts during Wednesday’s meeting. Finance committee members decided to make a 6.8 percent cut to the contracted services of Community Development coordinator Kim Huffman’s salary and […]

May wins right to face Sanders

By Kevin Wilson In a close race in the Roosevelt County Commission District 2 Republican primary, Charles May didn’t do much of anything to claim an eight-vote victory. Actually, he said he did nothing at all. “I have no idea (what made the difference), no idea whatsoever,” May said with a laugh Tuesday night. “I […]

Committee confident it is on right track

By Tony Parra Portales finance committee members said they agreed on one thing after they approved the budget to be presented to city council members on Thursday. They’re heading in the right direction. In previous meetings, members have talked about the $1.2 million-dollar budget deficit and the high percentage of cost in the personnel category […]

War veterans seeking help

By Tony Parra War veterans will be patrolling the local terrain during the weekend in a mission of remembrance. Veterans and members of the community will be placing miniature flags on the grave sites of those who served in protecting the country at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Organizers said they are looking for people who […]

Roswell to take over Big Brothers/Big Sisters branch

By Ryan Lengerich The Big Brother Big Sister program of Curry and Roosevelt counties has become a branch of the agency based in Roswell, an organization’s official said. Jill Dennis, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, said she hopes to have a program coordinator in Clovis by the middle of June. […]

Council wishing for more wells

By Tony Parra City councilors selected Smith Engineering Company from Roswell to provide construction services for Blackwater well improvement on Tuesday. The contract agreement calls for installing pumps into existing irrigation wells and installing water pipelines from the wells to the existing water mains, known as Black Water Well Field Improvements. It is a step […]

Regents approve 2004-05 budget

By Tony Parra In the midst of budget season for public entities, the Board of Regents members met to approve the fiscal year 2004-05 operating budget. The total budgeted revenues of $45,273,400 are comprised of: state funding (57 percent), tuition and fees (19 percent), sales/services (13 percent), state grants (5 percent) and other (6 percent). […]

School board members approve budget

By Tony Parra Portales Schools Finance Director Murphy Quick had Portales school board members place their stamp of approvals on the 2004-05 fiscal budget for the Portales Municipal school district. All of the members, except for Inez Rodriguez, signed the budget at the end of the meeting. Rodriguez was unable to attend the meeting, and […]

May 9 Elida School News

The junior high basketball girls team won first place at an AAU Tournament in Lubbock a couple of weeks ago. Way to go girls. They beat several Lubbock teams and we are really proud of them.   Vocational Awards The vocational awards were held April 23rd. Mrs. McAfee recognized the members of the BPA: Shay […]

Chi Omega setting up for Slamma*Jamma

By Kevin Wilson Slamma*Jamma, set for Wednesday night at Eastern New Mexico University, is first and foremost a concert. But it’s also a lesson in networking. What started as two friends talking eventually branched into a four-band concert, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom. Bands scheduled to perform are Whatsoever, Last […]