Casillas trial breaks until next week

The prosecution and defense finished presenting evidence Friday in the Anthony Casillas murder trial in Portales District Court. Judge Robert Orlik agreed to let the jury break until next week. Closing arguments begin 8:30 a.m. Monday. Casillas, 23, is accused of shooting and killing two people Sept. 25, 2008, in Clovis. If convicted, Casillas faces […]

Summer school in full swing

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Clarence Plank Summer school has already started and continues until June 17 at schools around Portales. Teacher Connie Hernandez said she has been teaching summer school for 19 years and she loves seeing a child’s reaction when they get something they have worked hard at learning. “The most important thing we look at are the […]

At least one ‘small’ tornado spotted in Curry County

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Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County had two tornado warnings during Tuesday’s storms, but no twisters or major damage was reported. “Nothing really developed out of either warning … I think we’re OK right now,” said local Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger. During the afternoon, Milnesand had lightning and a grassfire of less than an acre […]

My turn: Fishing full of animal dangers

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Fishing can be down right hairy at times, especially when birds get involved. My mom wanted to take me fishing one weekend. So to keep me occupied until we could go, she brought me a fishing pole that came with plastic hooks and fish to practice with. I spent […]

Special session delayed until Monday

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson says he has pushed the start of a special legislative session back until Monday. The governor says he had requests from House and Senate leaders for more time to negotiate spending cuts and tax increases before they resume debate over a state budget. Richardson says he […]

Press Release: Winter storm warning until Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from 5 p.m. this afternoon to 11 a.m. Tuesday. • Snow accumulations…snowfall accumulations of 3 to 6 inches

State taking comments on fishing rules

Freedom New Mexico The Department of Game and Fish is accepting comments until Jan. 20 on several proposed changes to the state’s fishing rules. According to a news release from the department, changes include allowing anglers to take one tiger muskie, and reducing the bag limit of striped bass at Elephant Butte Lake from three […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

April 12, 2009 PJHS news

Parent-teacher conferences Monday Students received their report cards Tuesday, and parents are invited to school Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., then from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Editorial: Private investors should be part of recovery plan

The latest program to try to stabilize the ailing financial industry, announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is still fundamentally wrong-headed. If the problem was years of overly loose credit offered to marginal borrowers, then the way you get out of it is by taking a rest from overheated and overleveraged credit until various […]

March 17, 2009 ENMU briefs

Natatorium leak delays opening The schedule reopening of the natatorium Monday was delayed until further notice because a leak developed in the equipment room. A new opening date will be announced. St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Government offers conservation help

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking sign-ups until April 3 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for financial and technical assistance with conservation improvements on agricultural land. EQIP offers contracts with a minimum term that ends one year after the implementation of the last scheduled practices and a maximum term of 10 years

Police investigating auto thefts

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is investigating a string of thefts from unlocked vehicles, according to police. The thefts happened in residential areas from Sunday until the early Monday morning and right now, they don’t have any suspects, Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. “The biggest thing is lock the vehicles,” Berry said. “Always […]

Fluctuating fertilizer prices hurt farmers, dealers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Fueled by roller coaster oil prices, high fertilizer prices are hurting not only farmers but people selling the products. But oil price decreases this winter may offer some relief. Starting about last January, prices for fertilizer started climbing until they doubled last year, said Ted Hairgrove, manager of DeBruce […]

Clovis’ Hull Street bridge ordered closed indefinitely

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until it’s rebuilt, replaced or removed. A state engineer “strongly recommended” closing the bridge after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. “(The […]

Local Briefs July 3, 2008

Birdsong show opens at CCCThe Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery at Clovis Community College will feature local artist Jon Birdsong, according to a press release. The show of watercolors will be on display until Aug. 29, with a public reception held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the gallery. Information: 769-4115 Traffic […]

City pool undergoing renovations

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Parents of young children hoping to escape the heat of the summer will have to wait until next summer to be able to take advantage of an all new baby pool at Portales’ city pool. The complete redesign of the baby pool began about a month ago, and is […]

Tornado watch expires

A tornado watch for Curry and Roosevelt counties has been canceled, and is now a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Roosevelt County under tornado watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the counties of Roosevelt, Curry and Lea counties until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. A tornado watch means that the conditions exist for a tornado to develop.

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. […]