Events calendar — June 28

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Rise of the Guardians” will be featured. The movie is rated PG. Information: 356-3940.   Saturday Superhero Party 2013 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: Blackwater Draw presentation — 7 […]

Family trip full of miracles

I have been staying with my son in Fort Worth. I want to thank you for the many prayers you have prayed. Lance is getting better. He is able to laugh and love. He still has a long battle of fighting cancer ahead of him, but with your prayers he will get there. Thank you […]

Free-market roads concept possible

Are you under the impression that free-market roads would be impossible, or at least impossibly complicated? Then I have good news for you. There are many possible ways for roads to be provided in a free society, even assuming unfettered technology wouldn’t make roads obsolete. Business owners could voluntarily join forces to provide roads and […]

Letters to the Editor — Our country facing severe problems

We have global warming staring us in the face, infrastructure that needs a trillion to update, millions unemployed, some long-term, students, the country’s future,  looking at a mountain of debt and what are a large number of congressmen, House and Senate, members looking at? Repealing The Affordable Health Care Act, 32 times, putting up road […]

Women’s health choices remain theirs, for now

— The Santa Fe New Mexican The notion of the little guy battling powerful institutions is one of the strongest myths Americans share — and anyone staying up late Tuesday night saw those forces in action on the floor of the Texas Legislature. With a firm majority determined to pass a law that, in effect, […]

What you can do about mental illness

Sitting on my desk is one of those book club cards I’m supposed to return if I do NOT want this month’s selected book. Two books, actually. Book clubs like to bundle books together. A pernicious practice. Anyway, one book they want me to buy this month evidently has to do with “What You Can […]

Fishing report — June 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle […]

Councilor: Park upkeep uneven


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Public Works Director John DeSha says the swings at Lindsey Park on West Ivy have been repaired since they were brought to his attention by the area’s city councilor. Antonio Salguero told DeSha last week at the Portales City Council meeting that the swings had been broken for […]

Fireworks update


The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is still accepting donations for the Portales July Fourth Celebration, according to Executive Director Karl Terry. Live music, a fireworks display, and food vendors will be showcased for the celebration, which will take place on July 4 at the Eastern New Mexico University soccer field and practice football field. […]

Lesser prairie chicken decision delayed

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Curry County Commissioner Wendell Bostwick said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s judgment to extend its decision on whether to federally protect the lesser prairie chicken will play into the favor of local landowners. The USFWS was slated to make its decision on whether to list the grouse […]