Discover the blessings in your life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Last week I saw my beautiful friend walk across the stage to receive her educational degree. She is on her way to a successful career, discovering one of the many blessings in her life. This friend has shown me a wonderful trait that enables one to be blessed. She […]

Surprise: You may be a workaholic

By Helena Rodriguez Don’t ya just love three-day weekends? The Labor Day holiday is a great way to say goodbye to summer and enjoy one last big summer bash before things settle down for the winter. However, if your job is anything like the ones I’ve had in the past, holidays can be a nightmare. […]

ENMU gears for another talented QB

By Dave Wagner For the second week in a row, Eastern New Mexico University’s defense is facing a top-notch quarterback. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Drew Beard, a Harlon Hill finalist last season as one of the top players in NCAA Division II football, leads the Savages into their season opener on Saturday against ENMU in a Lone […]

Lady Rams top Artesia in home opener

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By Dave Wagner It’s early, but Ashleah Richards figured it was about times for the Portales High volleyball team to get cranking. The defending Class 3A state champions struggled at times Thursday night, but never relinquished control in posting a 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 win over Artesia in their hope opener at the PHS gymnasium. […]

Rams look for opportunity to make this 2-0 start stick

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High football team is looking for the same 2-0 start it had last year, only this time the Rams don’t plan to give it back. PHS, which opened its season on Saturday with a 29-21 win at West Las Vegas, entertains Tularosa in a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday at […]

Sept. 2 Obituaries

Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89 Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Hobbs Health Care. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Portales. She married E.M. “Buzz” Borden Jr. on April 27, 1933. Family members said she was a member of the Church of Christ for over 70 years. […]

Class allows residents to make dinosaur dig

By Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know […]

New drug program coming for Portales fourth-graders

By Tony Parra A new drug and alcohol prevention program at Valencia Elementary will be one of the first programs introduced to a New Mexico school, according to Roosevelt County Teen Court Coordinator Barbara Rogers. Rogers was in training with two other facilitators — Marcia Brown, DWI Program coordinator ,and Riki Seat, DWI Compliance coordinator […]

PHS spikers open home slate tonight

By Dave Wagner Portales High sophomore Morgan Erf is making a big jump this season for the Lady Rams volleyball squad. Coming up from the freshman team last year, the defensive specialist is adjusting to life on the varsity for the defending Class 3A state champions. But she said it’s not that big a deal. […]