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 […]

Portales students putting artistic talent on display

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students of all ages are showing off their artistic side Saturday. Each school, kindergarten through 12th grade, is scheduled to participate in this weekend’s District Art Show. The come-and-go event is open to the public and includes refreshments and live entertainment by Portales students. “The art show is […]

Police blotter —

Recent calls received by Portales dispatch April 14 through April 16. April 14 • At 4:14 a.m. a caller in the 1700 block of South Avenue O reported an unknown subject outside in the shed. • At 7 a.m. a caller in the 1400 block of South Avenue H reported two pitbulls running south from […]

Fire departments to use grants for water tanks

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Two Roosevelt County fire departments have received grants allowing them to provide better service while lowering home insurance premiums for residents. Floyd and Arch fire departments learned Monday they were chosen to receive $100,000 each through the state Fire Marshal’s Office Grant Council. The money is earmarked for water […]

April 13 Police blotter

A sampling of recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to all logs from Wednesday through Friday.

Portales Junior High news — April 13

NMSBA testing ends Students finished the writing and science part of their state-mandated testing last week. They will have MAPS testing later this month. Data from the MAPS tests gives educators and students alike a look at their learning progress through the year. Money raised for cancer research During the week of March 15-19, students […]

Lujan visiting Portales, Clovis through Tuesday

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Clovis housing agency receives federal grant

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency has received $41,212 in grant money through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding came from HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, according to a release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The program helps community housing agencies develop local strategies to help individuals and families […]

Portales student places in chicken festival poster contest

Freedom New Mexico Kambrey Blakey, 12, of Portales won in her age category in the 2010 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Blakey topped the kindergarten through fifth-grade division to win $50. Lauren Bennet of Corrales took the sixth- […]

K through ENMU art exhibition winners

Freedom New Mexico Winners of the K through ENMU art exhibition named Thursday: • First place: Braden Tucker, Portales High School sophomore, watercolor titled “A Rainy Evening.” Prize is $100. • Second place: Kristen Wagner, Portales Junior High School eighth-grader, drawing titled “Man’s Attempt to Harness the Sun.” Prize is $100. • Third place: Kary […]

Winter driving conditions through northern N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy. Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed. Difficult driving conditions are reported […]

Feb. 21 Blotter

A sampling of calls received by Portales dispatchers Feb. 11 through Feb. 18 according to call logs:

Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Feb. 14 Public Record

The following cases were closed through the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from Feb. 2 through Feb. 4.

Feb. 7 Public Record

The following cases were closed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from Jan. 14 through Jan. 19.

Candidates weigh in on domestic partnership bill

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican As a measure to give domestic partners many of the rights and privileges as married couples inches through the Legislature, supporters hope it becomes law this year — when Gov. Bill Richardson has said he will sign it. That’s because New Mexico next year could have a governor who […]

Feb. 14, 1971

The sand hills at Oasis State Park were dotted with encampments of tents, trailers, lean-tos and shelters where some 300 Boy Scouts from Cub-age through Explorers were staging the 11th annual Mulligan Feed and Camporee, according to the Portales News-Tribune.

Dec. 27 Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Portales dispatch from Dec. 19 through Dec. 23: Dec. 19: • 2:56 a.m., A caller in the 500 block of East 15th Street reported someone had stolen her laptop. • 2:48 p.m., A caller east of Floyd reported stolen hay. • 10:13 p.m., A caller in the 2100 block of South […]

Family to stop in Clovis on cross-country cycling tour

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer A family of five is partaking in a long journey to Alaska by bicycle, and coming through eastern New Mexico on the way. The “Pedouins,” as the Harrisons are nicknamed, are traveling 7,000 miles to Alaska to experience the joy, laughter, hardships and struggles along the way. They expect to […]