Pets’ quirks make them endearing

Pets can have some pretty strange idiosyncrasies. Some of them become pretty endearing others are just irritating. Take for instance the younger of our two dogs, Ranger. Since the older dog slept on the bed with us, when he moved in he decided he would just sleep under the bed. Never mind that he has […]

Herding Squirrels: Greetings from a super villain

Traci Arbios As a young lass, I never wanted the “typical” dream of growing up and getting married and having 2.5 kids and settling down into the 3-bed, 2-bath home with the picket fence. Partial lie — I wanted the picket fence, but mostly I just wanted my parents to build a picket fence around […]

Cowboy stories all about wrecks

Imagine the header clinging to the rack on the back of a flat-bed, chasing a cow across the high plains of Colorado with the hazer banging along beside him in a quarter-ton Ranger with a vet-box in the bed. Cowboy stories are about wrecks; horse wrecks, cow wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, Tyranosaurus Wrex, and […]

Teen thrown from truck, dies

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Freedom New Mexico Police said a 14-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning when the wind caught a mattress she was sitting on in the bed of a pickup truck and threw her from the vehicle. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were called to State Road 523 (East 21st Street) between Curry roads E […]

PHS to perform Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The pale, caped man spreads his outstretched hand over the young woman lying asleep in her bed. In a trance, she sits up. Soon, he sinks his teeth into her neck and leaves, promising to make her his queen of the “undead.” Portales High School drama students are putting […]

Not even a hospital bed could deter this mom

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from […]

Hospital bed couldn’t deter this mom

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from the […]

That wonderful place called ‘Home’

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist When our youngest granddaughters were young, our son and his wife often returned to their home at night after visiting us. They dressed their little girls for bed, and after the good-bye hugs and kisses, they tucked their children in their “car” bed and drove the two hours home. Our […]

Escapee Michael England captured in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block of Pile Street. Acting on a tip, Clovis police responded to an apartment complex where they found England hiding behind a bed, […]

It’s Their Job: Piepkorn

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Name: Gary and Judy Piepkorn Job: The couple own and operate Almost Home Bed and Breakfast. Background: Judy is a wife and mother and currently has a certification as an oncology nurse and is working at Stanford University Hospital in California in the bone marrow transplant unit (oncology deals with cancer, which requires the status […]

Though imperfect, trip worth the effort

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor When I awoke Thanksgiving morning it was snowing steadily and a good skiff was on the ground and clinging to the boughs of the pine trees. Truly a glorious sight. I knew when I went to bed the forecast was still calling for snow but that wasn’t what caused […]

Temporary disability changes perspective

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]

B&B honors legacy of entertaining

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Built on a dream and completed in 1947, Casa del Sol has remained a structure of prominence within the city of Portales. Now it’s welcoming guests as a bed and breakfast. Designed by John Gaw Meem, a notable New Mexico architect, the home was built by Bartlett and Evelyn Dewey […]

Cows, chickens unaffected by time change

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor By the time you read this I’m probably already late for church. If you forgot to set your alarm clock ahead one hour before you went to bed you likely are late too. But it’s only March, you say. Welcome to the new and improved daylight-saving time. Approved by […]

March 11, 1971

Mrs. R.I. Wallingford has returned to her home north of Portales and is happy to see the good old NewMexico sand after experiencing the California earthquake. MRs. Wallingford was in bed at the time of the tremor and her pet cat that slept on the foot of the bed took off in a fast run. […]

Mornings provide sense of peace

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer As children, my sister Becky, my aunt Paula and I competed to see who could rise the earliest. In college, the competition turned into who slept the latest. Now, I’m back to being an early bird. These are the cycles we go through in life. Of course I can’t […]

Consistency key to good parenting skills

By Anita Doberman; PNT columnist Lately, my oldest daughter, Luisa, has been testing my ability to be a consistent parent. Every night, she asks to come in my bed when her younger sisters are asleep. I have allowed her to do so on occasions, but since my husband’s deployment her requests have increased in duration […]

Learning your ABZ’s

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers By Marlena Hartz marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com He swings the door open to reveal an immaculate room. Not a crumb on the carpet, not a stain on the nightstand, not a wrinkle on the floral bedspread. Makes sense. After all, this is a laboratory. Bryan Ellis is a registered sleep therapist. He is […]

Committee approves bed tax repeal, shelves tax rebate proposals

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — A House committee endorsed a proposal Thursday to repeal a tax on nursing home care, but it shelved Republican-backed measures that would refund to New Mexicans the money paid because of the tax. The Consumer and Public Affairs Committee gave unanimous approval to a measure that would eliminate the […]

GOP pushes refund of bed tax

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers are proposing to refund to elderly New Mexicans the money they paid because of a state tax imposed on nursing homes. U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, a Republican who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st Congressional District, also is urging Gov. Bill Richardson to support rebating the tax to New […]