Local lakes stocked for free fishing day

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Oasis State Park is a busy spot for local anglers these days after being stocked Tuesday with catfish for this Saturday’s Free Fishing Day. Approximately 400 pounds of catfish were brought in Tuesday to restock the lake at Oasis Park. In February 2008, New Mexico Game and Fish issued [...]

Progams designed to keep youth busy

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT correspondent A summer library program that stresses more than reading, a recreation program that stresses more than sports, and a kids college that does more than keep kids busy. These options may answer the question of “What do we do with the kids this summer?” Come Monday, three summer programs will [...]

City officials OK rec center rate hike

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales city leaders are moving forward with programs to keep kids busy during the summer. But it all comes at a cost, and one that is higher than Portales residents are used to paying. At issue are two programs dubbed “Kids N Motion” at the Portales Recreation Center. One [...]

Business Feature: Portales electrician branches out

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Chris Miller is a licensed electrician and a busy man meeting the needs of commercial enterprises and residents in Portales. Miller has been an electrician since 2003 and last October he started his own business, Electrictek LLC. Business is booming: His job keeps him very busy as an established [...]

First person: Jason Bloomer

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Given the choice of video games, sleep or studying, Eastern New Mexico junior Jason Bloomer will always go with video games or sleep. He learned not to give himself the option of sloughing off studies by being involved in as many things as possible, including cheerleading, a fraternity, a full-time job, and studying biology with [...]

Businesses anticipate busy Super Bowl Sunday

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Area restaurants are gearing up for a busy Super Bowl Sunday, especially in Clovis where they will be allowed to serve alcohol. Applebee’s Bar and Grill bar manager Shellie Devou said customers have been asking if the restaurant’s big screen TV will be tuned to the Super Bowl. “We’re [...]

Square renovations making headway

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Renovations at the Roosevelt County courthouse square should make this busy section of downtown Portales at least a little more pedestrian friendly. That’s the goal of city and county officials, who have joined forces and funds to complete the project. Crews spent much of last week tearing up the [...]

Education feature: ENMU offering online tutoring service

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Students at Eastern New Mexico University will soon be able to get help solving probability problems while in their pajamas or get busy with biology while biting into a burger through a new online tutoring service. Instead of having to coordinate a busy school schedule with that of a [...]

‘College Daze’ kicks off

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and getting ENMU’s Lewis Cooper rodeo arena ready for this weekend’s annual College Daze Rodeo. The first rodeo of the season began Thursday evening at Lewis Cooper Arena, and ENMU rodeo athletes [...]

Greyhounds airing it out

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Anthony Ramos from Canyon, Texas, drops back to pass Thursday during offense drills. It was the first day of practice for the Greyhounds who are busy installing their new ‘Air-Raid’ passing game.