Vacancies can take big toll at RGH

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com There are no full-time openings for nurses currently open at Roosevelt General Hospital but that can change in the matter of days, according to the Director of Nursing Services Mercedes Lopez. Staffing levels fluctuate in cycles, according to Lopez, and it takes a toll on the nursing staff […]

Club targets first-timers

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Arrows were flying both on and off target Saturday morning at the Portales Recreation Center. The Portales Bowhunters put on a workshop for any and all interested in the historical craft of bowhunting. Archery enthusiasts and youthful beginners were both present to take lessons from members of […]

Elida completes “un-B-feated” run in volleyball

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By Kenn Rodriguez CMI correspondent RIO RANCHO — There are other volleyball teams in New Mexico that have won more state volleyball titles than Elida. But the history books will always show that not only are the Lady Tigers four-time champions in Class B, but they will forever be the only champions in that class. […]

Cold weather wear

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By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com The holidays are a time for giving and receiving, and some local families need a helping hand when it comes to properly preparing for winter weather. Several Clovis and Portales agencies are accepting donations of winter coats, which will be given to men, women and children who do not have or […]

Fans notice Hounds’ winning ways

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By Christina Calloway and Eric Norwood Jr. PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The last time the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds won a conference football title, George W. Bush was elected president for the first time. Under second-year coach Josh Lynn, the Greyhounds (6-3 overall) are assured of their first winning season since 2004, and with […]

Lady Rams coach likes team’s chances

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Portales Lady Rams are looking to end a five-year “drought” when it comes to Class 3A state volleyball championships this weekend. The Elida Lady Tigers, meantime, are hoping to extend their Class B title run to four. Pool play is scheduled today in all classes at Rio […]

Costco wants peanuts back

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By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com The largest processor of organic Valencia peanuts in the country was so strapped for cash, its single largest customer — Costco — had to front it $20 million. And most employees didn’t get paid for their work in the final days before the Portales plant was shuttered last […]

City funds support economic growth

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A local group is using economic development funds to spruce up the Sands Shopping Center in Portales in an effort to attract new business to the area. The Portales City Council recently granted $70,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds for the Falcon Group, LLC, for improvements to […]

Veteran’s journey true example of sacrifice

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Like most children, Rick Fails and Janie Stokes consider their dad a hero. In this case, most of America would agree with the kids’ perspective. Alvin Fails, who was born in Milnesand and grew up in Portales, joined the New Mexico National Guard in 1941. He survived the Bataan Death March a few months later, […]

Four down, one to go for Hounds

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Win next week gives ENMU share of LSC title By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Another long losing streak for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team fell by the wayside on Saturday — this one in impressive fashion. Now the Greyhounds will bid to end another drought — as in Lone […]