City council approves two-way Main Street

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In another step to bring Main Street from a one-way road to one capable of two-way traffic, the Portales City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday during their meeting at City Hall. Tom Howell, interim city manager, said the New Mexico Department of Transportation office in Roswell requested the […]

Sheriff’s office investigating sexual contact accusation

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating accusations a man had sexual contact with his 13-year-old daughter. A department spokesman also said they are checking into a vehicle rollover that occurred Monday on Roosevelt Road V near N.M. 267. Chief Deputy Malin Parker declined Tuesday to release futher details on either investigation. […]

Man arrested in 1993 Roosevelt County slaying

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the 1993 shooting death of Reynaldo “Rey” Ornelas Sr. in Roosevelt County, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Arnoldo Navarrette was arrested near Odessa, Texas, Thursday and charged with murder and aggravated battery, according to a news release from the Roosevelt […]

Century-old St. Vrain post office closes

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Freedom New Mexico The 102-year-old St. Vrain Post Office has closed. Bonnie Robinson of Melrose, who ran the post office for the past seven months, said her last day of sales was Tuesday. Customers began receiving their mail in a cluster box across St. Vrain’s Main Street on Monday. “We’re all sad that it’s closing,” […]

Out of the office and into the fields

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s no shortage of businesses that have field offices. But, right now, the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Las Cruces is literally sending their officers into the field — crop fields across eastern New Mexico. They want to know what farmers are planting and how much. The NASS New […]

It’s their job: Office manager works her way up

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Deanna Banister is office manager at the Office Center Inc. She is originally from Clovis, but she has lived in Portales for 15 years. She is married and has two children. How long have you been at this job? I have been with the business almost 12 years. Why did you choose this job? My […]

Identity theft modern day nightmare

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist My dear wife hollered at me from her position in front of the computer in our home office one morning last week as I was getting ready for work: “Did you buy something on EBay?” “Don’t reply, they’re just phishing,” I hollered back. “I don’t think it has anything to […]

May 4, 1936

The Portales Post Office sent out a bulletin warning about misleading

DA’s office hosting breakfast

Freedom New Mexico The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting its annual community breakfast Monday as part of National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. Chuck Schoville, a career law enforcement official and son of a murder victim is the guest speaker. He’ll talk

Lujan opens office in Tucumcari

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) announced today that Ron Wilmot will head up his Tucumcari office. Lujan has said that his representative in Tucumcari would serve his constituency on the eastern side of the state in the 3rd District. Lujan made the announcement during a visit today in Tucumcari, where he joined Lt. Gov. […]

Portales man arrested on drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man was arrested by the Roosevelt County Sheriff Department on Thursday for drug trafficking. Victor Moreno, 30, was detained by the border patrol and later charged by the sheriff office for trafficking a controlled substance — cocaine, which is a second-degree felony, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Police found […]

Students can be senator’s interns

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., has student summer internships available in his Washington office.

Municipal Court closed on Monday

Portales Municipal Court will be closed 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday so the staff can attend a city meeting. Also, Judge Fred Arnold is scheduled to be out of the office Tuesday through Thursday. The court staff is to be in the office during regular business hours.

Feb. 22, 2009 PHS news

HIV/AIDS Awareness Program Scheduled Eastern New Mexico University is hosting an HIV/AIDS awareness program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 18 at the ENMU Campus Union Building Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health, ENMU Health Services, Multicultural Affairs and the Alcohol Prevention Coalition. A keynote speaker is to talk about the personal […]

Lujan to open office in Tucumcari

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico

Bush exit from office long overdue

Freedom New Mexico In what is likely to be his last news conference and in a series of media interviews, President George W. Bush is understandably trying to put a positive spin on his eight years in the Oval Office. Unfortunately, his next action demonstrated why so many observers — though willing to wait awhile […]

Dec. 20, 1949

The Portales Daily News reported that the Portales Post Office hit a new record for the amount of business in one day for the second time in one week. The day’s total was 30,000

Dec. 2, 1951

Five-year-old Lucy Perrin took office as mayor of Portales to start Family Week. The regular mayor, Cecil Bynum, was to assist her until she could get “the hang of things,” according to Portales Daily News.

Nov. 25, 1935

The Portales Daily News reported that November was the busiest month for Justice of the Peace Tuska Walker since he took office. He had already married 11 couples.

Resident objects to politically altered Zia

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer At least one Portales resident objects to the Roosevelt County field office of the Democratic party displaying an altered New Mexico Zia symbol used to promote Barack Obama. A sign on the front door of the office on Thursday displayed the Zia symbol with Obama’s official campaign art in […]