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President signs bill authorizing Ute Water Project

Freedom New Mexico Chase Gentry hopes he won’t have to knock on wood as much anymore when he tells businesses about eastern New Mexico’s long-term water outlook. That’s based on Monday’s news that President Barack Obama signed a public lands omnibus bill Monday containing authorization for the Ute Water Project. The project, which would bring […]

Power outage in Portales

After wind knocked down a transmission line serving parts of Portales on Monday, 3,136 customers were without power for as long as almost 2 1/2 hours, Xcel Energy spokesmen said. Spokesman Troy Foos said the power went off in stages, but the longest time before it was restored was two hours and 20 minutes. Spokesman […]

Experience pays off for Clovis fighter

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent After the opening bell for the third round, but before a punch could be thrown, Elijio Sena of Clovis pointedly looked in the direction of his opponent’s corner and laughed. In Mark Martinez’ corner, his trainer had just told his fighter that he “had been here before.” Sena heard something […]

Hounds, Wildcats split pair

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Freedom New Mexico Abilene Christian senior Matt Sullivan kept Eastern New Mexico University at bay for 6 1/3 innings, and got more than enough run support to help the visiting Wildcats collect a 14-3 win for a split of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The win helped the LSC-leading and seventh-ranked […]

Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it […]

Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time […]

Lawmakers discuss legislative session

Campaign reform, keeping capital outlay money in their districts and clamping the lid down on taxes are just some of the many accomplishments local lawmakers cite during the grueling 60-day marathon otherwise known as the 2009 New Mexico Legislature. The legislative session isn’t exactly history yet — Gov. Bill Richardson is promising a special session […]

Community honors citizen of the year

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Lifelong Floyd resident, community servant, Christian and jack-of-all-trades Alvis Griffith has been named Floyd’s Citizen of the Year. The award was presented at Floyd’s 59th Annual Country Jamboree Saturday night. Griffith said he thanked his family and friends, as well the Floyd Lions Club. “I am greatly honored,” Griffith […]

Being overly cautious mother’s job

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

This good buddy won’t be tweeting

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist While I do whistle while I work, I haven’t begun to tweet. Evidently tweeting is a new form of communication being applied by a new online software technology called Twitter, being used mostly through cell phones and other mobile devices. The other day my wife saw something on a news […]

Officials investigating cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

Committee eyes windmill collection

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A committee representing several community entities is looking into purchasing the massive Dalley collection of windmills to keep the eclectic local attraction together and in Portales. Bill and Alta Dalley recently contacted the Chamber of Commerce about passing the windmills on to the city for generations to enjoy long […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

March 29, 2009 Engagements

Rector/Stansell Cathy and Leslie Rector of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jana LeAnne of Lubbock, to Tully Stansell of Lubbock, son of Terri and Tommy Stansell of Littlefield, Texas. The couple will exchange vows May 23, 2009, at American Wind Power Center in Lubbock. A reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

March 29, 2009 Club notes

Altrusa International Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met last Monday in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church, with the Service Committee in charge of arrangements. President Vaunceil Turnbough presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. There were 33 members and seven […]

March 29, 2009 Dora news

Spring break All Dora students are on Spring Break until April 6. Testing after spring break Students in third through eighth and eleventh grades are taking the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment each morning from April 7-14. The tests will be administered from 8:30 -11:30 am.

March 29, 2009 Library news

• A puppet show is being held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. • For teens, there will be a book discussion group at 4 p.m. We’re reading “The Wednesday Wars” by Gary D. Schmidt. Pick up a copy from the library, and see Heather for extra copies. Teenagers may also check out the “Playaway” audio book […]

March 29, 2009 CCS menu

Monday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake, wheat roll, margarine and pineapple chunks. Wednesday: Chalupa, onions, green chili, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans and devil’s food cake. Thursday: Chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnip greens, margarine, wheat roll, margarine, gelatin […]

March 29, 2009 PJHS news

Students headed to state science fair Four PJHS students earned honors at the recent science fair competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Coby Carter was awarded second place in the junior division for his Transportation in Energy project. Haley Madden garnered second place for her project in Physics and Astronomy. The team of Hannah Christensen […]