Stevens has left Republican party in tough position

It is ironic how often great malefactors get tripped up on matters that seem picayune by comparison. Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens has for decades had a reputation as one of the most shameless, unapologetic and relentless pork barrelers in Congress. Sen. Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the Senate — since 1968 — acts […]

Foods can speak volumes about us

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Foods and the way we eat them may say a lot about us. Lately they’ve been screaming a lot about me from just above my belt.

How to pick the right presidential candidate

By Anita Doberman I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative work (which involved […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions Aug. 3, 2008

The following dispositions have been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Justin J. Hall, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of tobacco sales prohibited. He was sentenced to pay court costs and fees. • Annabella Torres, 36, pleaded guilty to the charges of shoplifting less than $250, concealing identity, no […]

Police Blotter, Aug. 3, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. According to the reports: July 25• At 9:44 a.m., one subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant on South Avenue B.• At 8:57 a.m., a caller reported the burglary of a residence on West Date Street.• At 9:42 p.m., […]

Marriages Aug. 3, 2008

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office: July 2Angel Bustamante, 42, of Portales to Araceli Rodriquez, 37 of Portales. July 5Michael Nichols, 22, of Portales to Hayley Ormezzani, 22, of Portales.Anthony Lambert, 25, of Portales to Jessica L. Abarca, 30, of Portales. July 8David Paul O’Neal, 20, of Portales to […]

Clovis’ Reid captures U.S. Amateur qualifier

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ Travis Reid shot a two-day score of 66-69 — 135 on Wednesday and Thursday to take first place in a U.S. Amateur qualifier at the University of New Mexico’s South course. With the victory, Reid qualified for national competition Aug. 18-24 in Pinehurst, N.C. He posted a four-stroke margin […]

Portales schools fail to meet AYP marks


By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Two-thirds of N.M. schools miss AYP mark

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