It’s their job: Jennifer Johnson

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Portales Municipal Schools band director Jennifer Johnson plays along with Portales High School percussion students as they practice in the school band room. She said it’s exciting to see students from different backgrounds come together and make music.

Portales hosting inaugural 42 tournament

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By Linda Long: PNT columnist The first 42 tournament for Portales happens Friday at the Roosevelt Electric Cooperative. Organizers say anyone who loves the challenge of 42 is encouraged to enter. Eight games with a 20-minute time limit are scheduled. Jerry Whitney organized the one-day event along with Jimmy Roberts. Whitney is a member of […]

Topsoil safe from wind

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Along with the moisture we’ve enjoyed over the late winter and early spring it seems like we’ve been blessed with fewer windy days than normal. After this past week a newcomer to the area might shake their head and think I’m crazy for saying we’ve had fewer windy days. No […]

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

City council approves rezoning request

Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Portales City Council approved rezoning an area along U.S. 70 from Kilgore Avenue to Sunland Inc., to commercial Tuesday with a caveat sought by Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. Ortega questioned what the city could do should someone purchase land in the area and want to build a home. “Could it […]

Child TV star visits Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Kendall Brumfield visits her grandmother Gayla Brumfield in Clovis each summer. This year, she brought along a friend. Taylor Atelian played Ruby on ABC’s “According to Jim” television series for eight years. Brumfield and Atelian met at a dance class in Santa Barbara, Calif. two years ago. Brumfield said […]

Learning along with my children

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I would have never thought that

Learning along with my children

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I would have never thought that in my thirties I’d get the chance to be an American kid. But homeschooling has given me the opportunity to see the world through my children’s eyes. I get to experience what it’s like to grow up as an American child, and to learn […]

Basic principles lost along way

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Some of President Obama’s recent speeches have raised a vital issue that often lies in the background of particular policy discussions. For example, the president has made it abundantly clear that he is a pragmatist, especially about economic matters. And there is a perennial question involved here: Are there any […]

Quality of life important to residents

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Joe Ollie Castleman knew how to play along when Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales decided to spice up things during National Nursing Home Week. There was “Western Day” and “Gilligan’s Island Day” among others, and Castleman, 90, was a sport the whole way through. For entertainment in normal […]

Speed limit changes for Perimeter Road

By: 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron The speed limit on base has changed at three different locations along the south end of Perimeter Road near the Portales Gate. The first is located upon entering the Portales Gate and traveling toward the Caprock Inn. While approaching the right hand turn running adjacent to Curry County […]

Dec. 3 Local Briefs

PNT Staff Report Church offers toys, clothes The Third and Kilgore Church of Christ is giving away toys and adult and children’s clothing 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The church is taking donations of clean, used toys through Thursday. Information: 356-8088 St. Helen sending goods to Juarez St. Helen Catholic Church is […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Dora School News

Road work cautionThe administration of Dora Schools would like to caution staff and students to prepare for road work along N.M. 206. Delays along your route to school may require leaving home a little earlier to arrive on time. Athletic practices beginVolleyball and football practice begins Monday. Student athletes must have a sports physical and […]

Sorry ropers eventually fade away

By Baxter Black If yer a sorry roper, friend, let me commiserateAnd pass along some wisdom that may help to set you straight. The reason that yer just no good and why you’ve never wonIs … You’ve got the false impression that ropin’ should be fun! Don’t kid yourself. It’s just like golf. We’re talkin’ […]

Local weather spotters keep eye on sky

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor National Weather Service officials in Portales Wednesday say eastern New Mexico residents have proven themselves over the years as good skywatchers. Kenneth Drozd, senior meteorologist with the NWS, along with fellow meteorologist Tim Shy, were in town conducting the second SkyWarn class of the year in Portales. The NWS […]

Turning the page on another life chapter

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer My pen runneth dry. This is the part of the movie where we each go our separate ways and the little blurry words, too small to read, come down the screen, along with notes of thanks to people too numerous to name while my many bloopers roll in the […]

Firefighters battle blaze west of Portales

PNT Staff Report Just before 4 p.m. Monday fire units from Portales, Floyd and Elida responded to a grass fire eight miles west of Portales that burned 300 acres along U.S. 70. Three fire units from Portales, five from Elida and four from Floyd contained the blaze in two hours, said Mickey Hargrove, Portales Fire […]

Volunteers help clean up the town

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Armed with trashbags, gloves, fluorescent-colored vests, and in many cases, donuts, dozens of Portales citizens were up early on Saturday morning to help clean up the town during the eighth annual Great American Clean-Up. Approximately 17 organizations showed up with crews to pick up litter along the Clovis and […]

Calf carcass dumping a problem again

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Taxpayer dollars are being spent to clean up illegal dumping along Roosevelt County roads. When one drives down a county road it is not uncommon to see some trash in the ditch. Assorted items such as aluminum cans, bottles and sometimes household items such as carpet and broken furniture. […]

Greyhounds fall 8-2 to Tarleton State

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico During an inning where his team looked like the Bad News Bears, Tarleton State baseball coach Trey Felan tried to keep things under control. The Texans were cruising along with a 2-0 lead over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday at Greyhound Field when, all of a sudden, they […]