McAlister honored at Ag Expo

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Floyd McAlister was honored Wednesday for his longtime support of the agriculture industry and the community during a celebration at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo. McAlister served more than 22 years as the Roosevelt County extension agent, during which time he started the Ag Expo. “Floyd has […]

Theater department prepares for ‘Nightingale’

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Scattered throughout the Eastern New Mexico University costume shop is a dedicated group of students and their director working feverishly to put the remaining touches on costumes for the upcoming production of “Eccentricities of a Nightingale.” Written by Tennessee Williams, the play takes place in 1910 and is set […]

Work doesn’t stop during holidays

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By Ashley Lee Not everyone has the luxury of having Thanksgiving off. Finishing a busy 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. waitress shift at Cook’s truck stop, Patsy Downing was sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal at the 24-hour restaurant on U.S. 60/84 that caters to truck drivers and locals. “Today was a nice day, so […]

Precincts gear up for general election

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Gearing up for the general election, precinct workers have been brushing up on rules and regulations at an election school that was held on Wednesday and Thursday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. During the school, precinct workers are briefed on laws, and what is to be done on election […]

“Kirby man” still going

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLawrence Riggins shows his “100 Percent Kirby Club” pin received during 50 years working with the company. He received the pin for 16 sales of the vacuum cleaner and a stone for each additional 16 sales.

Plans for Cannon celebration in works

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Air Force and state dignitaries will take part in a July 1 celebration of Cannon Air Force Base landing a mission. Tentative plans include a static display of the aircraft used by Special Operations from the 16th Special Ops Wing that will call Cannon home by October 2007, along with […]

Beating the heat

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Landscapers are some of the busiest day laborers during the summer months. Loren Chatterton and Chris Hernandez work for Garden Source Nursery and Landscaping. Recently, they have been assigned to work out in the spring heat laying pavers for a new patio outside of a Portales restaurant. Chatterton, who has […]

Villanuevas evolved from stay-at-home to working women

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Motherhood has drastically changed over the past three generations. In the 1950s, Mela Villanueva was a housewife. Today, her daughter, Corrine Gonzales, is a working mom, and next year, her granddaughter, Rebekah, will attend college before marriage and motherhood. On Mother’s Day, this Portales family serves as a vivid […]

The luckiest man in Portales

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By William P. Thompson At 90, Portales’ Harold Knox considers himself lucky. He has a little knee trouble but still gets around town. And the stories he can tell of life in Portales date back to the early 20th century. “I was born on this site (the 2000 block of South Avenue B) in 1915. […]

Portales left high and dry

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By Karl Terry Portales residents went without showers and flushes for nearly 24 hours on Saturday due to a major water-main break. Water remained off throughout the city until 9 p.m., but officials said they expected it would be flowing again from residential taps before midnight. City officials said a 24-inch major distribution line broke […]

PNT welcomes new managing editor

PNT Staff A Portales native has been named managing editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Karl Terry, 46, assumed his new duties last week. Terry recently moved to Portales with his wife Carol after living the last nine years in Carbondale, Colo. He assumes the position formerly occupied by Kevin Wilson. Wilson will remain in the […]

Shaw provided opportunities for self and others

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Kenneth A. Shaw Born: Jan. 28, 1949 Died: Jan. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents Survived by: his wife; a son, Kenneth Michael Shaw of Portales; two daughters, Natasha Shaw of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Amber Shaw of Portales; a grandchild, Dawson Shaw; a brother, Gary Shaw of […]

Portales Inn could be operational by mid-summer

By Kevin Wilson Officials working on the Portales Inn Hotel are optimistic that parts of the building could be open for business come this summer. Bill Raisbeck, a former hotel developer who lives in Portales, has been working on restoring the hotel, which hasn’t been in use for about six years. Raisbeck is hoping for […]

Feb. 13 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Monday events The Valentine party is Monday at 1:30 p.m. We will also have a cookie decorating contest. Bring your decorated cookie to school, and all the entries will be judged according to the best Valentine decorations. Also on Monday, a representative from the extension office will be bringing eggs to the […]

Feb. 6 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Homecoming festivities were held last Friday at Conqueror Gym. Victoria Payen and Luis McCain were the 2005 queen and king. Attendants were Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey. The flower girl was Bryanna Moore, and the crown bearer was Tobin Alford. FTCS alumni played against the Varsity boys. The varsity boys barely squeaked […]

Jan. 16 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly There will be no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The office will be closed as well. On Tuesday, a representative from Eastern New Mexico University will meet the senior class at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the ASVAB test will be administered to students in grades 9-11. […]

ENMU student takes long path to degree

By Kevin Wilson When Eric Duran receives his degree from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, his mother won’t be there as a spectator — and he couldn’t be happier. Instead, Jolene Duran will join her son as an ENMU graduate, 22 years after she first started her college studies. The Durans are two of […]

Pests become profit for local business owner

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series of profiles on local business owners who have been with their business for five years or more. For the past 14 years, the owners of Redlands Pest control and Tree Trimming, Ken and Teresa Carlson, have provided a service that […]

Nov. 21 Broad Horizons School News

Broad Horizons will host an open house on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Anyone interested in viewing the school is invited to come by 1034 Community Way at this time. Teachers are sponsoring homemade refreshments for your enjoyment. Students will be dismissed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but teachers will be on site working […]

Labor Day sees difference among generations

By Tony Parra The focus all year is on work, but this Monday will give United States and Roosevelt County residents an opportunity to relax instead of punching the clock at their jobs or attending classes. Residents focused in on work ethic and the meaning of Labor Day. Many of today’s workers believe work ethic […]