Farmers market starts Monday for Portales

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By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Locally sourced, farm-fresh produce will soon be readily available thanks to the upcoming opening of farmers markets in Clovis and Portales. Margie Plummer manages the Portales Farmers Market and Clovis Farmers Market, and said this year’s produce offerings will start off small. “It’s just so early right now,” […]

Q&A — Theatre grad helps college hopefuls

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT Staff Writer enorwood@pntonline.com Briana Pilon, 23, is an Upward Bound instructor at Eastern New Mexico University. Upward Bound is a program designed to help underprivileged students enroll and graduate from college. It is a federally funded program that has been at ENMU since 1966. Pilon is a Los Alamos native […]

My turn — Dig through archives shows pleasant past

A project I’m working on has me deeply buried in local newspaper clippings from the 1930s. It’s a nice place to be. Not necessarily the newspaper clippings — they’re yellowed and fragile and, frankly, a little musty — but the 1930s themselves. I know. I know. It was the Depression. It was the Dust Bowl. […]

Police blotter — June 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 11:54 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 900 block of East Canadian. • 12:04 p.m.: Subject removal, 42000 block of U.S. 70. • 12:06 p.m.: Welfare check, 800 block of North Avenue I. • 12:08 p.m.: Car fire, N.M. 206 and South Roosevelt Road 15. • 12:12 […]

Events calendar — June 27

Today Rock Stars — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Albuquerque Bio Park’s Zoo to You. Open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. 44th Army Band of the New Mexico National […]

New Zias coach plans to branch out

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s new women’s basketball coach Joshua Prock plans to head west in pursuit of players. Prock, who was hired the first week of June after five seasons at Division III Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas, said the program will be targeting players not […]

Band has unique legacy

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Orlando Guerrero says music is the way he chooses to serve his country. The native of El Paso, Texas, will be performing on flute Thursday as part of the 44th Army Band of the New Mexico National Guard as their tour stops on Eastern New Mexico University’s campus. […]

Records: Escapee had tried to flee before

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Stephen Phillips’ recent escape from the Roosevelt County Detention Center Friday night was not his first attempt. District Court documents show the 20-year-old had tried to escape in December while being transported to the jail from the hospital. “He’s been locked down quite a bit,” said the jail’s […]

My oasis? Somewhere with ice cream

I know I’m not the only one thinking it, if it’s this hot now, how bad will it be in July and August? I’m a coastal girl, a heat wave for us is two days of 80-degree weather. I took many trips to New York City in the summer as a child and I’d stay […]

Events calendar — June 26

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tiny Earth Shakers — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Down in the Dirt” will be featured. For children in preschool. Information: 356-3940. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598.   Thursday Rock Stars — 10:30 a.m., […]