Elida school news — Jan. 17

FFA members advance to state The Elida FFA parliamentary procedure teams competed in the District IV contests at Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday. The Chapter team (Beuford Criswell, Rachel Cox, Kaylee Tibbs, Kevin Yager, Kris Yager, and Shealton Veo) placed first and qualified for state finals. The Greenhand team (Kayla Summers, Tayler Fraze, Kellie [...]

Deputy police chief on paid leave; department reviewing policies

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By David Stevens: Editor Portales’ deputy police chief is on paid administrative leave and the department is reviewing its policies and procedures related to paperwork, Chief Jeff Gill said Thursday. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry is on paid leave until the district attorney’s office completes an investigation it started on Wednesday, Gill said. Berry, 53, long [...]

Dora school news — Sept. 27

Several Dora FFA students placed at the New Mexico State Fair. Winners were: • Kaly Cone — reserve grand champion steer, junior steer showmanship award; • Koby Cone — grand champion supreme heifer, senior heifer showmanship award, second in calf scramble plus $400 scholarship; • Gowan Hays — champion spot pig, reserve champion cross pig; [...]

Counties placed on fire restrictions

Freedom New Mexico Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties are among 29 in New Mexico placed on restrictions Friday limiting fireworks, smoking, campfire and open fires due to dangerous fire conditions. The restrictions will go into effect 8 a.m. today and remain in effect until further notice. Smoking is only allowed only in enclosed buildings, developed [...]

Portales past: Jan. 27, 1947

Jan. 27, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Parking meter receipts since Jan. 20 totaled $166.51, records showed in City Hall today. Within the week, 84 additional meters were placed in operation around the courthouse square.

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank [...]

WWII-era ordnance placed at Melrose Bombing Range

Freedom New Mexico A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialists, with an escort from the New Mexico State Police, transported a World War II-era ordnance from Hobbs to Melrose Air Force Range Sunday. Found the week prior in White City, the ordnance was transported to a field just [...]

Let’s remember our nation’s veterans

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist At the time that I went through my second phase of Army Officer training as a chaplain, the home of the Army Chaplain Corps was Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Among other advantages, this placed us very near the Atlantic Coast or, as they say in Jersey, “de shoare.” One day [...]

Tucumcari police chief placed on leave

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose. Hatcher said he was approached by Rose and City Clerk Christine Dougherty about the option of resigning or being fired. He said after arguing about his employment status, Rose and [...]

Section of Kilgore to close

PNT Staff Report An additional road closure has been scheduled today on Kilgore Avenue between Spruce Street and the traffic light at U.S. 70 expansion at Sunland. Crews need to close this portion of the road for at least half the day to pave asphalt. Motorists are asked to obey signs and personnel placed around [...]