ENMU’s Howard comes through bypass surgery well

Freedom New Mexico Veteran Eastern New Mexico University offensive coordinator Mike Howard, who underwent triple bypass surgery on Monday night in Lubbock after experiencing chest pains earlier in the day, appears to be doing well and should make a full recovery, ENMU coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday. “It went well,” Ribaudo said Tuesday of the […]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of […]

Hand-free device better on animals

Glenda Price My friend and I were strolling through the local farmers’ market one day, when she suddenly began talking. I tried to answer her, even though I really didn’t know what she was talking about. This went on a few minutes — her talking, then me talking — when she finally turned toward me […]

Aug. 10 —

School starts Wednesday Wednesday is the first day of school for Dora students in grades K through 12. Students in grades seven through 12 will begin their first day with an 8 a.m. assembly in the school auditorium.

Our people: Sports fan

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Oscar Robinson is in his second term as the city councilman for Ward B. He said he ran again because he loves Portales and he can lend a positive outlook to the processes the city needs to go through. When he’s not working on city business, he drives a school bus for Portales schools. He […]

Portales past: Aug. 7, 1945

Aug. 7, 1945: The Army announced that confirmed casualties of the Korean War through Aug. 6 totaled 2,616. A spokesman said 153 were killed, 1,590 were wounded in action and 873 were missing.

Start of school inching closer

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Argen Duncan Decorating bulletin boards, installing landscaping, going to meetings, ordering food. School employees in Clovis and Portales are getting ready for the new school year with the first day of classes a matter of weeks away. Students return Aug. 12 in Clovis. In Portales, third through 12th grades start Aug. 17, kindergarten through second […]

Day trip: Amusement center offers fun for family

Place: Funtrackers Location: 101 Carrizozo Canyon Road in Ruidoso. Take U.S. 70 through Roswell, through Ruidoso Downs and turn right at Carrizozo Canyon Road. Funtrackers is about 187 miles from base. What is it? Funtrackers is a family amusement center. What can people do here? Funtrackers features three go-cart tracks. A family track, a pro […]

Public record — July 11

The following cases were closed through the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from June 18-23.

My turn: Salad has special kick

Argen Duncan Prowling through recipes on a website the other day, I discovered a great idea: mangos and balsamic vinaigrette in a salad. I put the two with some other ingredients and had a tasty light meal or side salad. It’s healthy, simple and a change of pace. The sweet mango and the tangy basalmic […]

Police blotter — June 27

Recent calls received by Portales Dispatch Wednesday through Friday, according to call logs: Wednesday • At 9:59 a.m., a caller in the 1600 block of West Second requested an officer to make a report of two women being injured by a cat. • At 4:44 p.m., a caller in the 400 block of North Avenue […]

Municipal court closed for training

The Portales Municipal Court will be closed Monday through Thursday for a training conference, according to a release from the court. Normal business hours are set to resume June 28. People who have a court appearance scheduled won’t be penalized for not appearing when the court is closed, according to the release. In case of […]

June 6 —

The following is a sample of calls made to dispatch from Wednesday through Friday.

Police blotter — June 1

Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs from May 26 through May 28: May 26 • At 5:49 p.m., a caller in the 500 block of East Brazos requested a deputy from the county as someone took articles from him. • At 7:12 p.m., a caller in the area of South […]

Police Blotter — May 23

The following calls were made to Portales police dispatch Wednesday through Friday: Wednesday • At 7:27 a.m., a caller in the 100 block of West Ivy requested an officer in reference to a male subject outside his residence with no clothing on. • At 10:39 a.m., a caller on South Roosevelt Road requested a deputy […]

My Turn: ‘Life’ teaches us to live

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Life finally stopped happening; now I can live. Actually, it is through this “life” stuff — the kind of stuff that completely turns your world upside down — that we really learn to live. That’s where our true strength comes from, in stepping out of our own lives and criss-crossing […]

Police Blotter — May 16

The following is a sample of recent calls to the Portales Police dispatch from Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday • At 10:44 a.m. a caller in the 200 block of West Maple requested an officer as her ex-boyfriend had taken her trailer.

Police Blotter — May 9

The following are calls made to police dispatch from May 5 through May 7. May 5 • At 7:44 a.m. a caller on U.S. 70 requested an officer for a female who was hit by a car. • At 2:22 p.m. a caller in the 700 block of North Boston requested to speak to a […]

My turn: Comet didn’t cause panic

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If eastern New Mexico residents were concerned they would die when the earth passed through the tail of Halley’s comet 100 years ago this week, the mood was not reflected in the pages of the Roosevelt County Herald. The comet that appears once every 75 to 76 years was clearly visible in Portales’ skies, according […]

Police Blotter — May 2

The following is a sampling of calls that were made to police dispatch from Wednesday through Friday. Wednesday • At 12:40 a.m. in the 900 block of East Canadian, an officer requested a case number for auto burglary. • At 1:21 a.m. a caller in the 1000 block of West University requested an officer in […]