Postal service has proven efficiency

There are tough times ahead for the U.S. Postal Service — cuts of 120,000 jobs, and service cutbacks of up to three days per week. But one thing is increasing — fodder for anti-government rants online. More than one online discussion I’ve had somehow involved the phrase, “Government’s inefficient. Just look at the post office.” […]

Aggies slip past Greyhounds

lcxswi-lcxsvl125greyhoundbball1.jpg

By Kevin Wilson Every possession matters in the Lone Star Conference. Saturday night, some celebrations mattered more than others. A late technical foul put Thomas Razor on the line for the go-ahead free throws, negating a go-ahead putback as Cameron snuck out of Greyhound Arena with a 71-69 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern […]

Residents pull together to support soldiers

lcu4wn-lcu4vn122soldiersmanweb.jpg

Argen Duncan For the sake of soldiers they had never met, Portales community members collected enough personal supplies to fill 94 boxes, plus about $1,300 to mail them. At the beginning of November, City Councilor and Portales Municipal Schools Purchasing Agent Dianne Parker collected supplies for her nephew, U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Castinado, and his […]

Portales schools back in session

l7bq69-l7bq5u818firstdayweb.jpg

Jared Tucker Students in Portales schools were back in the classroom Tuesday, and several schools welcomed new teachers to their faculty to start the school year. Portales native Shawna Neece said her first day at Valencia Elementary was almost exactly what she expected. She said her third-grade class is a great, and she looks forward […]

ENMU rallies to salvage split

l0oxn7-411enmubaseballweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico Senior right fielder Ethan Wagner, hitless for the day to that point, doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning Saturday and Eastern New Mexico University edged Central Oklahoma 8-7 to salvage a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Bronchos won the opener 10-7. Both […]

Their View: Jennings says tough times ahead

State Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, is not pleased with Gov. Bill Richardson’s veto of the state gross receipts tax on food. Here’s a snippet from a recent editorial he sent to newspapers around the state: “The already wobbly balance of income to expense in the state budget for the 2010-2011 budget year became more precarious […]

Plenty of work ahead on Ute water project

ki9x4c-418utelake.jpg

By Kevin Wilson The Ute Water Project’s been approved. But there are plenty of details left to pour over. The dry facts: The Ute Water Project would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to the eight member entities of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. Those members are Clovis, Portales, Melrose, […]

Jan. 25, 2009 On the Shelves

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: The Great Depression Ahead by Harry S. Dent, Jr. The first and last economic depression that you will experience in your lifetime is just ahead. The year 2009 will be the beginning of the next long-term winter season and the initial end of […]

Pool among local projects awaiting capital outlay money

kdr11f-120poolweb.jpg

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There was never a good time for the Hull Street Overpass to be closed. But there could have been a better time than right now, ahead of a legislative session where capital outlay may be hard to come by for replacement of the now demolished bridge. “There are always […]

USDA: County farmers ahead in production

kdjzor-116agstatsweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Roosevelt County farmers are leading the state with dramatic increases in sorghum, peanut, wheat and corn production.

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

kbsnum-1213christmassnacks.jpg

By Liliana Castillo

County fair days ahead

k5qcso-817cotton2web.jpg

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The show calves are conditioned just right and the grounds have been prepared for another year — it’s Roosevelt County Fair time. “The fair’s coming together real well,” Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher said. “It’ll be a good week of fun and festivites.” Booths begin going up in […]

City council moves ahead with line fix

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted during Tuesday’s meeting to move forward with plans to upgrade the 24-inch water main that has broken three times in the past two years. Councilors voted 6-0, with Dianne Parker and Ron Jackson absent, to authorize Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. to sign a contract […]

N.M. Senators: Eastern New Mexico pipeline bill moves ahead in Senate

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — A key Senate committee approved a bill today authorizing the federal government to build a pipeline that will carry water to several communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to a press release from New Mexico’s Congressional delegation. The legislation, called the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, […]

Campos ahead in final stretch

By Kevin Wilson Jose Campos kept his spot as a state representative in District 63 on Tuesday, trouncing Republican challenger Russell Grider by almost 1,000 votes. Campos, D-Santa Rosa, garnered 57 percent of the votes. Grider, R-Clovis, did well in Curry and Roosevelt counties but did poorly in De Baca and Guadalupe counties. Grider was […]

Professor wants to document female farmers

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of […]

Volleyball camp comes to Portales

By Kevin Wilson The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of about 80 […]