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 By Jim Lee    News    May 30, 2017

Local honor guard serves with distinction

On Monday, continuing a tradition begun back in 1868 according to PBS.org, many Americans honored veterans - specifically those killed while serving their country. Portales resident and World War II...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    May 5, 2017

Motorcycle safety rally Saturday

CLOVIS — May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, and Saturday brings an event to draw attention to that. But event organizers say it’s always the right day and month to look out for bikes on the road. “We got to look out for each other,...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    April 28, 2017

Police: Two men likely responsible for each other's deaths

CLOVIS — Two men found dead by Clovis police on April 20 were arguing over marijuana and likely responsible for the deaths of each other, police said Thursday after completing their week-long investigation. David “Bo Bo” Lopez, 43, and Carlos...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    April 16, 2017

Easter goodies not good for pets

The advice comes sometime between Lent and Good Friday that Easter-day pets are a bad idea, for many reasons. Unscrupulous breeding practices may mean health problems. They grow up fast, and so does the kid’s responsibility as a pet owner. But...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    April 13, 2017

CCC raising tuition rates

CLOVIS — Tuition rates are going up for the first time in five years at Clovis Community College, school President Becky Rowley said Wednesday. CCC’s board of trustees on Wednesday morning voted unanimously to increase in-state tuition from $39...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 22, 2017

Clovis man pleads guilty in stabbing, kidnapping

CLOVIS — A stabbing, kidnapping, car robbery and police standoff last June will put a Clovis man in jail for the next 59 1/2 years. That was the sentenced handed down Tuesday following a guilty plea by Aaron Morrisette. The four felony charges...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 21, 2017

Official: Effects of defunding PBS won't be immediate

It’s that time again. A recent election battle followed up by a budget fight. The inevitable topic of public broadcasting has hit headlines, and the conflict returns between those who embrace PBS as a necessity and those who think it’s useless,...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 15, 2017

Departments report in at quarterly luncheon

CLOVIS — The Clovis Civic Center hosted a gathering of city and county officials for the quarterly gathering of department leaders. Of particular interest was the intent of the New Mexico Legislature concerning the City of Clovis and Curry County....

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 14, 2017

Anchor for Veterans' Park arrives in Clovis

CLOVIS — The U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command dropped anchor in Clovis on Monday. The historic piece probably won't get too wet in this climate, but it may have some admirers. It is big and...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 12, 2017

Locals: Death penalty still has its place

An attempt to revive the death penalty in New Mexico has failed, but locals think there is still a place for the ultimate punishment. House Bill 72, introduced in this year’s legislative session, would have allowed capital punishment for the...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 12, 2017

Ready for state

After producing two state champions since 2013, Curry County has its representative ready to compete at the New Mexico Spelling Bee this month. Porter Kidd, 11, won the Curry County Spelling Bee by...

 
 By Jim Lee    News    March 7, 2017

Wind storm roughs up trees

Eastern New Mexico's recent windstorms resulted in more than flying shingles and escaping hats. Local trees had a really rough time. Conifers weren't immune but deciduous trees got the worst of it,...

 

Radio drama to play out on stage

PNT senior writer [email protected] A group of Eastern New Mexico University students, alumni and professors are excited to give area residents a new experience when it comes to listening to... Full story

 

Our people: Radio guy

Jim Lee, News and Public Affairs Director at KENW/KMTH-FM in Portales has worked in radio, television, theater, movies and plays over the past 46 years. Now he is often referred to ask the ‘radio guy.’ “I’m not what I do,” Lee said. “It... Full story

 

Our people: Radio guy

Courtesy photo Lee and his son Robert in 1998. Jim Lee, News and Public Affairs Director at KENW/KMTH-FM in Portales has worked in radio, television, theater, movies and plays over the past 46 years. Now he is often referred to ask the ‘radio...

 

Democrats weigh in at polls

Staff and Wire Reports Polling places throughout the state were witnessing heavy turnout for the Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus Tuesday and Roosevelt County was no different. Long lines in some areas of the state forced party officials to...

 

Democrats have opportunity to weigh in on candidates

Following Super Bowl Sunday Democrats in Roosevelt County will get a chance to be a part of the presidential primary excitement called Super Tuesday. On Tuesday registered Democrats have the opportunity to participate in the Roosevelt County...

 

Parker says water and civic pride city's top issues

Editor’s note: The following is the first part in a question and answer series of candidates running in the municipal election on March 7. Candidates are asked questions regarding the city’s future. Incumbent Dianne Parker is running for... Full story

 

Hiner shares views

Editor’s note: The following is one part in a question and answer series of candidates running in the municipal election on March 7. Candidates are asked questions regarding the city’s future. Eddie Hiner will be running for election in Ward D.... Full story

 

Lee says improving quality of life will attract future growth

Editor’s note: The following is one part in a question and answer series of candidates running in the municipal election on March 7. Candidates are asked questions regarding the city’s future. Jim Lee will be running for election in Ward D. He...

 

Municipal candidates sound off

Portales city council candidates shared hope for continued ecomomic growth at a political forum Monday while differing on ways to achieve that growth. About 50 people attended the forum sponsored by city government and the Portales Roosevelt County C...

 

Prediction: Commercials overtake television in ‘06

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Well, it seems like only yesterday it was last year, doesn’t it? Not only that, in a couple of months it will be three years since starting this column. A lot has happened since that first column appeared on March 16,... Full story

 

Two special people earn their degrees

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Eastern New Mexico University presented its semi-annual commencement activities on Saturday at the Greyhound Arena here in Portales. That’s not really big news in a small college town. It’s big news to the new graduates a...

 

Healing through science not playing God

Jim Lee: Local Columnist I’ve been hearing a lot about the science-versus-playing-God controversy lately. I don’t exactly understand why it has to be a controversy. Maybe I’m dumber than a lobotomized rock, but I always thought God wanted us...

 

Old Top remembered with respect on Veteran's Day

Jim Lee: Local Columnist As most of us know, Friday was Veterans Day. The observance was originally called Armistice Day because it marked the end of hostilities of World War I, up to that time the bloodiest and most widespread war in human history.... Full story

 

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