Kids’ College on the grow

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Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Each summer Eastern New Mexico University’s Extended Learning department holds Kids’ College, a program in which children can participate in both educational and fun activities during the weekdays. This summer the program is being held throughout June and July for the price of $60 per week. Parents can drop off […]

Church holds family bash

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The Church of God in Portales held its second block party Saturday, which focused on family fun. The event included a softball game, water activities, basketball, volleyball and the children’s favorite, two blow-up bouncing houses. “This is part of our youth outreach program,” Church of God Pastor Donald Hay […]

Ute Lake offers cooling day trip

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres and is the second largest lake […]

Summer reading program starts Monday

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Joining the list of local places that will be providing summer entertainment for children is the Portales Public Library. Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Levin said the activities are designed to combat boredom and maintain reading skills. “Every year we have a summer reading program for the kids when school is […]

Summer youth program back for second summer

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff The Portales Recreation Center is conducting a summer youth program for the second year in a row. The program offers activities such as games, arts and crafts, movies and physical education for children between the ages of 5 and 13. “I like the rock climbing wall and the computers,” 8-year-old […]

Sand dunes at Monahans a stopping place for centuries

Compiled by Kevin Wilson For more than 12,000 years, the sand dunes of Monahans, Texas, have been traveled through by man. For the Clovis/Portales resident, the dunes can be traveled to by present man in a car ride of about three hours. What is it? The park, according to its Web site, contains 3,840 acres […]

Parade of lights leads off Christmas activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is lit up with Christmas lights and soon enough Christmas lights will be flowing through the streets of Portales as part of the Christmas Light Parade. The Christmas Parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday and will start at the corner of the Trader Horn […]

Program promotes after school activities

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Recreation Center was constructed to provide something to do for the children of Portales, and Thursday the children took full advantage of it. Portales children had light bulbs painted on their faces, decorated pumpkins, had their hair spray-painted as part of the first Lights on Afterschool program. Sabrina […]

Sept. 25 Senior News

The Portales Seniors are busy with end of summer activities and are preparing for fall and winter activities. The second of two monthly game nights will be held at the center on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. This will be an ice cream social followed by an evening of fellowship and games. We urge all seniors […]

Aug. 24 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora has received several inches of rain but nobody is complaining about the muddy roads or “lakes” in yards or anywhere else. Because of it, we get to see green grass and big milo heads in local grain fields. Bad roads This is only a temporary condition due to so much rain […]

May 11 Letter to the Editor

I would like to share with you some of the recent activities of the Portales Police Department. Police officers constantly check the school doors to ensure that the buildings are secure. This activity requires them to walk around buildings and to physically pull on doors to make sure they are closed and locked. This is […]

April 24 Portales Junior HIgh News

Track results April 14 found the boys’ track teams earning points in Melrose. Coach Jeremy Berry states that all the boys ran hard and competed well. The eighth-grade team placed fifth out of 14 teams with most of the runners improving on times and distances from the previous week. Highlights for the eighth grade came […]

Oct. 24 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Parent conferences Monday All Portales schools will be open for parents from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday as parents and teachers review students’ progress this year.  Parents may pick up students’ report cards from first period teachers. Elections nearing Nov. 2 is the last day people can vote in the 2004 […]

Elida receives building for community center

By Laurie Stone By Laurie Stone PNT Staff Writer Laurie_Stone@link.freedom.com The Elida Masonic Lodge is donating its building on South Main to the town of Elida, requesting that the citizens of Elida use it as a community center. A decision was recently made to consolidate Elida’s Lodge members with the Portales Masonic Lodge due to […]

ENMU group working for the weekend

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By Kevin Wilson In an attempt to make sure Eastern New Mexico University students don’t see the weekend as a drag, one group is offering a cure called WAG. Weekend Activities and Games is a program in its second year at ENMU. The program, created by the college’s Office of Student Activities and Organizations, offers […]

Osborne all about ENMU activities

Shannon Osborne splits her time as the manager of the Harding Apartments and a program advisor for Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Organizations and Activities. Her fantasy dinner party would include Eleanor Roosevelt and the Care Bears, and her superhero name would be Red Raven. What do you think of Portales? “I think Portales […]

Spring Fling to feature music, comedy

Kevin Wilson Spring break ended Monday for Eastern New Mexico University students, but the office of Student Activities and Organizations is giving students a week-long chance to soak up a little more in the form of activities. The annual Spring Fling starts today and runs through Saturday with a variety of events, ranging from music […]

BBQ and tunes highlight Dawg Days

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Tony Parra The Dog Days of Summer can be a drag. Dawg Days at Eastern New Mexico University are another thing. Dawg Days is the name of four days of freshman orientation that started on Thursday with freshman moving into the dormitories and a barbecue at 5 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders plaza. “This is […]