Cruickshank nabs LSC honor

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank of Glendale, Ariz., became the second consecutive Eastern New Mexico University player to receive Lone Star Conference South Division softball pitcher of the week honors Tuesday. Cruickshank, who is 4-2 for the season with a 1.26 earned run average, allowed eight hits and two runs — both unearned — […]

Feb. 20, 1963

Walt Disney’s “Moon Pilot” was playing at the Tower Theater and starred Tom Tryon and Brian Keith.

Political compromise possible, even likely on surveillance issues

The House of Representatives last week thumbed its nose at President Bush by going on vacation after declining to make a surveillance law permanent — and by issuing contempt citations to former White House counsel Harriet Miers and chief of staff Josh Bolten for not cooperating in a legislative inquiry into the firings of U.S. […]

Clinton campaign running into trouble

By Kevin Wilson It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt with my […]

Court gives widows green light to sue

By Tom Philpott A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has given a green light to three military widows to sue the government for a combined $105,000 — the accumulated value of Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) payments that, the widows contend, have been unlawfully withheld since Dec. 16, 2003. In a 24-page opinion denying the […]

Saluting the flag

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A handful of Portales women will forever be stitched into the fabric of every state flag that flies over New Mexico. On a day in 1955, members of the Portales chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy led by W.B. Oldham saw a great need for the state […]

Hospital board obstetrics measure fails on technicality

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A resolution presented and tabled at January’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors meeting that sought to authorize a study on adding obstetrics at the hospital died on a procedural error at the February meeting held Tuesday. After a contentious debate involving board members, staff, residents and others, a […]

2-20-08 City Council Meetings Watch

With an abbreviated business slate, to make room for ceremonies honoring the Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Portales city councilors took up just two action items in Tuesday’s regular meeting. • Councilors gave unanimous approval to a bid to erect a metal building for an new animal control shelter […]

2-20-08 Floyd News

Upcoming Events • Women’s Bible Study will meet tonight at Debi Moore’s, 6:30 p.m. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6pm and games begin at 7 p.m. School News Floyd School’s Love Soup Extravaganza will be Monday at 6 p.m. Students will perform […]

Beef tied to federal recall consumed in area schools

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico At least five cases of beef tied to a federal recall were already consumed in local schools before the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a warning, according to state officials. However, the USDA has said the meat poses little to no risk to student’s health. The USDA on Sunday […]

Lobbyist says county road funds in limbo

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners heard a report Tuesday from local lobbyist Michael Miller on the 2008 Legislative Session during its regular meeting. Miller told commissioners that nearly a half million dollars in road money for Roosevelt County in a capital outlay bill that was vetoed last week by the governor […]

Richardson will talk to citizens Thursday

The Associated Press SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson is inviting the public to talk with him about bills recently passed by the Legislature. Richardson is reviewing nearly 100 bills from the 30-day legislative session that ended last week. That includes a capital outlay package that would finance nearly 2,000 projects across New Mexico. […]

‘Straight Talk Express’ ready for boarding

Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor I’ve been taking great pleasure in the way the presidential race is going. My enjoyment is partly because my guy John McCain has the nomination sewn up, but also because those around me aren’t happy with the way things are going. I have a wife, brother and coworker who […]

Castro resigns presidency

The Associated Press HAVANA — An ailing, 81-year-old Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba’s president Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying he will not accept a new term when parliament meets Sunday. The end of Castro’s rule — the longest in the world for a head of government — frees his 76-year-old brother Raul […]

Council hopefuls speak

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Candidates for two of the four open Portales City Council seats didn’t appear to have any real sharp differences on most issues facing the city during a forum held Monday at the Memorial Building. City council candidates challenger Michael Martinez and incumbent Gary Watkins in Ward B and incumbent […]

Congressional candidate touts change

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Don Wiviott, candidate for U.S. representative in the 3rd Congressional district, told the Roosevelt County Democratic Women on Monday he is capable of finding solutions to America’s problems and will actively work for change in government. “This is a year, honest to God, for change,” Wiviott said. “But if […]

2-19-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Aileen McAlister Job: Florist and owner Butterfly Floral Time on job: 26 years Background: Past farmer also a former president of the New Mexico Florist Association. She has done numerous design shows for other florists from 1985 to 2005. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. She takes care of a range of business […]

2-19-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Music Department professors Lindsay Beasley, flute; Tracy Carr, oboe, Tamara Raatz, clarinet; Michael Ellzey, trumpet; Bruce Keeling, trombone, and Neil Rutland, percussion, performed an all Wagner Concert with the Roswell Symphony on Feb. 9 at Pearson Auditorium in Roswell. • The newly-formed ENMU faculty Woodwind Trio, featuring Lindsay Beasley, flute; Tracy […]

Two more searches in county fair fund investigation

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The offices of the Curry County attorney and treasurer were searched Thursday by state police in connection with unaccounted for Curry County Fair funds, according to two search warrants filed in Curry County Magistrate Court. The warrant for County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout’s office specified officers were looking for “all […]

Visiting Gen. Wurster talks Cannon; AFSOC

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CNJ file photo Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster visited Cannon the last week of January and addressed questions about the new mission. by Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe CANNON AIR FORCE BASE  —Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster’s visit here Jan. 28-30 marked his first as the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command.  General Wurster, […]