Roosevelt youth set to compete at state Little League

By Marc Schoder The Roosevelt County 11 and 12-year-old all-stars are going back to the state little league championship. Roosevelt County will face the winner of district four on Saturday at National Field in Carlsbad at 7 p.m. Villanueva added that since many districts are now just finishing up playing their make-up games, Roosevelt probably […]

Orlik selected for district judge slot

Freedom Newspapers The call Robert Orlik had been waiting for years to receive came unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. Gov. Bill Richardson was on the other end of the line, and he told the local attorney he’d just been appointed as the new district judge in the 9th Judicial District. “When I got the governor, I […]

Association shows support

By PNT Staff The New Mexico Association of Counties unanimously passed a resolution, 33-0, in support of the Curry and Roosevelt County government entities’ efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. The NMAC members passed the resolution on Friday morning during the Annual Conference of the NMAC in Hobbs. Dennis Lopez, Roosevelt county commissioner, […]

Reasons why you don’t want to go to Tahiti

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Some folks yearn for a balmy life of lust and leisure on the island of Tahiti. But here at the Trendy Travel Bureau we’ve been studying this urge and have second thoughts about promoting the South Seas as a worthwhile tourist trap. For instance, Tahitians think the stomach is the […]

Ideas I have had for columns

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Here at the Bureau of Very Important Essentials, we’re often asked where in the world we get ideas for our columns. So, allow me to come out of the closet today and tell you. After long, arduous, scholarly hours in front of a computer, I steal them. Still, that routine […]

Little information released on deaths

By Kevin Wilson Two bodies found in a burned car southeast of Portales on Thursday could be identified in two or three days. But law-enforcement officials are not releasing much more information in connection with the case. “It’s strictly in the interest of not interfering with future investigation,” said New Mexico State Police Lt. Jimmy […]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales […]

ENMU adds trio of football players

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of three freshmen to national letters of intent. The signees include Jason Behler, a free safety from Brownwood (Texas) High School; Clark Hanley, a tight end and deep snapper from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, and Randall Hutchinson, a […]

Coslett known as shoemaker with compassion

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Hugh Coslett lived life serving others. He was most known for his craftsmanship with footwear at Oscar’s Boot Shop. He died Jan. 23, 2005. Bernice Coslett, Hugh Coslett’s wife, said her husband did a lot for people that had foot problems. “He was a very hard working man that was […]

Airport service could change hands

By David Irvin Air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport may change hands soon if the city’s endorsement of a new carrier is upheld at the federal level. The civl aviation board voted Nov. 1 to endorse Great Lakes Airlines as the new carrier in Clovis, and the city wrote a letter of sponsorship to […]

Personalities Plus: Manuel Varela

Your name: Manuel Varela Your job: Associate Professor of Biology at ENMU Your age (and birth date): 41 years old, December 3, 1962 Your hometown: Santa Fe, NM Occupation: University Professor and Scientist Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Wife, Ann (40 years old); Son, Timothy (10 years old), and Son, Edward (6 years […]

ENMU junior named state fair queen

By Ryan Lengerich Ashlee Stallings spent Sept. 5 in bed in a battle with strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that was not bad enough, it was her 20th birthday. The Curry County fair queen representative fought the illness and made it to […]

Sept. 8 Obituaries

Transitions Birthdays Sept. 11-17: Julian Carrasco, Whimp Fine, Jackie Howard, Kelli Jo Moore, Jackie Gilmore, Gary Carter, Tana Chander, Tyler Jasso, Johnny Rains, Kelli Boone, Sheli Anthony, Patsy Ward, Beth Anthony, Herman Burkstaller and Mike Winters. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Widner and Mr. and Mrs. Mays Lane Jenkins. Breakfast The monthly men’s breakfast will […]

Sept. 8 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 11-17: Julian Carrasco, Whimp Fine, Jackie Howard, Kelli Jo Moore, Jackie Gilmore, Gary Carter, Tana Chander, Tyler Jasso, Johnny Rains, Kelli Boone, Sheli Anthony, Patsy Ward, Beth Anthony, Herman Burkstaller and Mike Winters. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Widner and Mr. and Mrs. Mays Lane Jenkins. Breakfast The monthly […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Hern enjoys life, crocheting

By Helena Rodriguez Name: Nellie Hern, 71 Occupation: Retired Hometown: Portales (Moved here in 1963) Family: Son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Yvone Garcia; son, Sam Garcia and daughter Estella Garcia, all of Portales; daughter Teresita and son-in-law, Robert Tanaka of Dillingham, Alaska; granddaughter, Francis Garcia; five grandsons, Samuel Joe, Anthony, Andrew and Nathen Garcia and […]

Outgoing, incoming DAs plan to work together

By Darrell Todd Maurina Both the incoming and outgoing district attorneys said they want to make the next seven months an effective transition period. Incumbent 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said he hasn’t yet called his successful challenger, Matt Chandler, but will consult with him as the time comes near for Carter to leave […]

May 30 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Highlighting Seniors The Dora School and communities surrounding the area gathered Sunday, May 23 for the graduation of our 12 seniors. Mostly, they were a close group of youngsters who had been together most of the time since pre-school days. Levi Beggs, was born and raised on a ranch near Milnesand. Jack […]

ENMU student profile, Charlayne Heselton

Your name: Charlayne R. Heselton Your classification: Junior Your major: Double Major in Music Education and Interdisciplinary Art Your age (and birthdate): 20; March 27, 1984. Your hometown: Portales. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Cloudy, rain, and cold. Tell us about your pet(s): (I have a) black and brown basset hound named Minnie […]

Families celebrate Passover traditions

Darrell Maurina While most Christians in the Clovis area are preparing to celebrate Easter, a few area residents observed the far more ancient Jewish festival of Passover on Monday night and Tuesday. “In the Jewish religion, family is intertwined with the religion. There really is no separation of the religion from the family,” said Capt. […]