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 […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring […]

March 1, 2009 Dora school news

BPA state winners Colleen Tollett, sponsor, announces that the following students placed at the recent BPA State Leadership Conference: Gowan Hays — Finalist in Fundamental Spreadsheet Application; Ashlyn Myers — Finalist in Desktop Publishing; Renee Gantert — 2nd in Legal Office Procedures; Arlem Villanueva — Finalist in Database Applications; Arlem Villanueva, Jessica Fierro, Ashley Kanmore, […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Portales Junior High School News

Spanish Spelling Bee Ruben Tellez, sponsor, had the library full of students ready to show their skills in spelling Spanish words Wednesday. Students had to correctly spell the words then indicate where the accents or tildes were placed.

Dora School News Oct. 12

Eastern New Mexico State Fair winners FFA students who placed in Roswell last week at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair: Stefanie Neuhaus — Grand Champion Swine and Grand Champion LambJordan Inge — Grand Champion Goat. Other Dora students making the sale were: Sheldon Breshears — Reserve YorkBailey and Tearney O’Connor — SwineShaelei Payne — […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Elida News

Rodeo competition Elida High School students participated in two rodeo competitions recently. Sept. 6-7, the Santa Fe rodeo was held. Trent Bilberry placed ninth during the Saturday calf roping go-rounds and on Sunday he placed fourth. Kody Paiz wound up in eighth place on Sunday. At the Grants rodeo, held Sept. 13-14, Trent Bilberry took […]

Police Blotter — June 29

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past week: June 19• At 6:45 p.m., a caller reported a dispute at a residence on East Ninth Street.• At 8:18 p.m., a caller reported a stolen vehicle at a residence on South Avenue I.• At 10:29 p.m., a caller reported […]

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

Roosevelt County under tornado warning

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County was placed under a tornado warning by the National Weather Service at 7:12 p.m. Monday. The warning continues until 8 p.m. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel said fire department personnel had spotted a possible funnel cloud in a storm near Elida. No confirmation of a tornado has been made, though. […]

Taxation unfairly characterized as cost of rights

Freedom New Mexico Given the emphasis placed on education in this country, we’re particularly chagrined to see the heights a person can reach despite an apparent misunderstanding of basic American history. How high, exactly? Try the U.S. Justice Department. A recent Associated Press story reported on efforts to target businesses that advise people how to […]

Police Blotter March 16, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: March 8• A caller reported several cows on the roadway near N.M. 114, near the first curve near Dora.• A caller reported that three juveniles had entered the old Yam Theater on South Main Street. March […]