ENMU cowboy tough enough for ESPN event

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo student, might not have won the Fox Sports Network’s 2008 Toughest Cowboy contest, but he’s still pretty tough. Jared Green made it to the semifinal rounds of the contest in Nashville, before being eliminated by Shane Proctor, of Grand Coulee, Wash., who won [...]

Water line solution possible by end of year

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales hopes to have a solution for isolating the water line that has broken three times in the last two years fixed by the end of this year. Portales City Manager Debi Lee said the city has issued a request for proposals to engineers to design [...]

Floyd News April 30, 2008

By Jennifer Essary TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesSunday — Brad LeeMonday — Houston and Mary Lee Upcoming events• The Floyd Fire Department will meet Thursday in the fire station at 7pm.• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.• Lion’s [...]

Comcast to hold service day

Approximately 30 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will volunteer Saturday to clean up the Girl Scouts, Service Unit 53 in Portales. The Portales project stems from Comcast’s seventh annual Comcast Cares Day. Local Comcast volunteers, along with Girl Scout leaders, Girls Scouts and their parents will team up to replace the fence, [...]

Events Calendar April 30, 2008

TodayCommunity Prayer and Worship Service — 7 p.m. Eve of National Day of Prayer. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St., 356-6001. ThursdayNational Day of Prayer Community Breakfast — 6:30 a.m. Free admission. Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 S. Ave. I, 359-1254.National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Rally — Noon. Front lawn outside Roosevelt [...]

ENMU signs volleyball player

Freedom New Mexico Vanessa Espinoza, a 5-foot-5 defensive specialist from Los Alamos, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Espinoza lettered for four years at Los Alamos, earning all-district first-team and Class 4A second-team all-state honors last fall and helping the Hilltoppers to the 4A [...]

Editorial: Removal of ranch children an abuse of legal authority

Texas officials need to drop their crusade against the Yearning For Zion Ranch, a polygamist compound, unless they can lawfully produce a legitimate victim of a serious crime. It appears increasingly likely Texas officials raided the commune in response to the phone call of a troubled Colorado Springs woman with a history of making false [...]

Demand a strong influence on gas prices

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. You know, I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you [...]

Podcast: Sen. Jeff Bingaman talks to N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of topics, including his decision to support Senator Obama for president. Click herefor the podcast. 00:00 – Bingaman talks about his decision to announce his support Senator Obama for president. 04:25 – Bingaman talks about the Senate Democratic Policy [...]

Shafer honored on retirement

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A banner proclaimed Donald (D.K.) Shafer as “The working man’s advocate.” Lots of testimony at his retirement reception Monday at the Memorial Building bore that statement out. Fellow councilors, friends and family gathered at the Memorial Building to wish the former Portales mayor and city councilman well on his [...]