Farmer: More rain needed to beat drought

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Benna Sayyed Local farmers say recent precipitation in the area has helped their crops a little but much more is needed to alleviate the drought. According to Ed Polasko, service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, precipitation levels (rain and melted snow) during October, November, and December 2011 were up slightly from 2010. […]

March: Month for all types of weather

By Jim Robinson: Meteorological technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron March precipitation events can be rain or snow (and sometimes both at the same time), and are generally created by broad synoptic storm systems. However, thunderstorms typically start to occur in March. The average March is characterized by about three or four strong cold fronts […]

February can bring coldest weather

By Jim Robinson: Meteorological Technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron February precipitation events can be rain or snow (and sometimes both at the same time), and are generally created by broad synoptic storm systems. The average February is characterized by about three or four strong cold fronts during the month. The strongest cold fronts often […]

Christmas CD recorded in memory of grandmother

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer In memory of her grandmother, a young woman from Portales has recorded a CD of Spanish and English Christmas songs. Twenty-one-year-old Falan Duran said Connie Sisneros, her grandmother who died in January, loved music and held Christmas as a favorite holiday. “It was never about gifts for her; it […]

Marriages Aug. 3, 2008

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: July 2Angel Bustamante, 42, of Portales to Araceli Rodriquez, 37 of Portales. July 5Michael Nichols, 22, of Portales to Hayley Ormezzani, 22, of Portales.Anthony Lambert, 25, of Portales to Jessica L. Abarca, 30, of Portales. July 8David Paul O’Neal, 20, of Portales to […]

Public Record — July 6

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: June 3 Cornelio Gomez, 27, of Portales to Elizabeth M Reese, 34, of Portales. June 15 Joseph D. Martin, 33, of Portales to JoAnna Rose Robinson, 32, of Portales June 18 David Zuniga Perales, 30, of Plainview, Texas, to Mary Jane Castillo, 32, […]

May rains pushing average

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PNT Staff Report Rain showers sprinkled over Roosevelt County on Wednesday, bringing much-needed rain for area farmers as well as for people with allergies. The KENW-TV Broadcast Center at Eastern New Mexico University recorded a little over half an inch of rain by mid-afternoon Wednesday, according to Operations Manager Shannon Hearn. With the month only […]

Marriages

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: March 11 • Darvis P. Shepherd, 26,

Marriages, March 30, 2008

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office: March 16Richard George McNeill, 20, of Portales, to Jennifer Rae Gheer, 22, of PortalesJohn Scott Aubuchont, 24, of Portales, to Codi Lyn Duran, 33, of Portales March 24Jonathan Aaron Bull, 20, of Portales, to Erin Cody Meyer, 20, of Portales March 25Danny Valencia, […]

Clergy try to inspire faith, hope

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer On this Easter Sunday, messages of hope, courage and faith will reign as Christians fill up church pews to celebrate what they believe is one of the most transforming events in recorded times — the reported resurrection of Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago. The following are snippets […]

Marriages March 16, 2008

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office: March 10• Joshua L. Slaten, 30, of Portales, to Laura A. Norman, 26, of Portales.• Christopher Stephen Valdez, 27, of Portales, to Lindsey Shea Turney, 24, of Portales. March 11• Darius P. Shepherd, 26, of Bossier City, La., to Angie M. Tapia, 30, […]

Portales golfers forfeit trophy

PNT Staff Report Because of an error on a scorecard, the Portales Ram golf team’s win at the Roswell-NMMI Tournament on Tuesday has been retracted. Coach Patrick Crowley said the number of strokes recorded on one Ram player’s card was correct. One hole was recorded as par when it was a bogey, and another hole […]

Portales heat continues to climb

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer It may not be hot enough outside to fry an egg on a sidewalk, but to many in Portales it has felt that way lately. According to the National Weather Service, Portales has only hit the three-digit temperatures a few times this summer and came up short of an […]