Environmental Impact Statement available to public

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A draft of an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the effect of Cannon Air Force Base’s switch in October to the 16th Special Operations Wing is available for public review at public libraries in Clovis, Portales and Fort Sumner, according to base officials. Residents are welcome to view the executive […]

Life should be faced with enthusiasm

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Do you like to be around enthusiastic people? I do! My career of teaching little children brought me 23 little cherubs filled with enthusiasm every day for 31 years. They greeted me with hugs saying, “What are we going to learn today?” The children passed their zest for living […]

Some mistakes can be costly

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, like accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, like accidentally using two instead of one of those little Post-It […]

Hysteria over global warming not necessary

Editorial Former Vice President Al Gore returned to Washington on Wednesday to whip up global warming hysteria, calling on Congress to cut greenhouse gases 90 percent by 2050 and impose new taxes on carbon emissions. “I know the phrase sounds shrill,” was Gore’s own understated assessment of his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce […]

Dairy company hears residents’ smell concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor DairiConcepts officials said Wednesday work being done to remedy an odor problem associated with its wastewater that drew the ire of neighbors last summer should be completed by the end of May. DairiConcepts, a milk processing plant that produces primarily a powdered product called milk protein concentrate met with […]

Floyd student chosen for national conference

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Floyd High School senior Adriana Abaraca will represent New Mexico at a Hispanic student conference to be held this weekend in Albuquerque. She was chosen from 10 applicants to participate on a panel during the Celebrating Educational Opportunities for Hispanic Students Conference, according to Elizabeth Egelhoff, programs director for […]

Water system shutdown scheduled

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales could soon update its water system shutoffs to avoid the type of problem it had last year when a 24-inch main failed, leaving residents without water service for up to 24 hours. Portales city councilors heard a report from Dan Boivin of Smith Engineering at […]

City looks to combat odor problems

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors spent a good portion of Tuesday’s regular meeting dealing with odor issues — both their own wastewater treatment plant and a complaint that a dairy south of the city could potentially add to the smell. Councilors heard an update from Public Works Director Tom Howell on […]

Sometimes we pay too much for nothing

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist When your governor seeks the presidency, it’s reassuring to know your lieutenant governor can replace him in New Mexico’s most important times. And the other times too. My e-mail inbox was flooded Monday night with a variety of press releases. The one that got my attention features Lt. Gov. Diane […]

Scandals signal Gonzales must go

Freedom Newspapers Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should save President Bush the trouble of asking for it — a procedure that obviously pains the president when it come to loyal aides — and submit his resignation immediately. Gonzales may well be a decent person with a compelling personal history. And the position of attorney general has […]

March 21, 2007 Military Digest

Lemon Army Pvt. Jake N. Lemon has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of B.J. Landsperg of Portales, and a 2006 graduate of Portales High School.

March 21, 2007 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions Birthdays: Monday — Stephannie Lee Upcoming events l The Quilters will meet Thursday at the Community Building. l Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.. Jamboree update The 57th Annual […]

Ram tennis trounces Roswell

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram and Lady Ram tennis teams continued preparation for a big weekend tournament by routing Roswell High Tuesday afternoon in Portales. The Portales boys won all six singles matches and took two of three doubles competitions while the girls won five of six singles matches and two […]

Lady Rams get split on Roswell diamond

PNT Staff Report Portales’ two senior hurlers pitched well at Roswell High and managed a split with the Lady Coyotes, losing the first game 4-0 and winning the second contest 2-0 in pre-district softball doubleheader action Tuesday night. “I’m excited,” Lady Ram head coach Robbie Crowley said. “Roswell’s got a great ball team.” Lady Ram […]

Hound batsmen defeated

Freedom Newspapers Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with 11 hits, […]

Zia softball sweeps OPSU

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Nicole Dickson pitched her third shutout of the season in the nightcap and freshman catcher Michelle Anderson homered in each game as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled to a 9-4, 14-0 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State on Tuesday. The Zias (17-16) moved over .500 by winning their […]

LSC Baseball/Softball Update

Freedom Newspapers Baseball standings All Times MDT South Division Div. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 0-0 22-6 Angelo State 0-0 19-8 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 16-10 Tarleton State 0-0 17-12 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 11-17 West Texas A&M 0-0 5-19 North Division Div. All W-L W-L x-Central Oklahoma 0-0 17-7 Cameron 0-0 12-13 Northeastern State 0-0 […]

Family: Alleged kidnapper always wanted children

Staff and Wire Reports CLOVIS — For years, one thing had controlled Rayshaun Parson’s dreams, behavior and sometimes even her body, those who know her say — a baby of her own. It was an obsession that some say included a so-called phantom pregnancy — a rare medical phenomenon in which women who aren’t pregnant […]

McDonald’s owners search for Wendy

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The search for Wendy has reached a scale unseen for many dogs: A description of her flashes across electronic message boards at two Clovis restaurants; her photo appears in a 6-inch-long Clovis News Journal advertisement; a $500 reward and free hamburgers are promised for her return. Her owners, Clovis residents […]

Delivery driver stabbed in Clovis

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man was stabbed multiple times and robbed Saturday while delivering pizza, according to Clovis police. Guido Fernandez, 20, an employee of Papa John’s Pizza, was stabbed at least five times around 10:30 p.m. after he delivered pizza on Gidding Street, according to a police report. Fernandez suffered a […]