Walter Reed scandal shines light on health care issues

Editorial The bigger scandal is that it took a hard-hitting expose in the hometown newspaper of the federal leviathan to bring what might actually be some effective attention to the deplorable conditions faced by wounded military personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As the Washington Post revealed in a subsequent story, the attention paid […]

Cold, cold cows

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the single […]

Strong snowstorm snarls traffic across area

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Travel throughout eastern New Mexico slowed to a crawl Saturday as a major winter storm dropped snow across the region. Numerous roads in Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties were closed Friday and Saturday due to low visibility, drifting snow and accidents. The closures and treacherous road conditions jammed motels […]

Winter weather woes

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Stormy conditions caused some problems for Portales and Roosevelt County as a winter storm that produced ice, rain, lightning, two inches of snow and winds that ranged up to 35 mph moved out of the area Wednesday. The Portales Police Department responded to a few accidents that occurred in […]

Residents brace for more ice

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County residents were caught up in winter’s icy grip Tuesday with icy roads and sidewalks and temperatures that didn’t climb much above freezing. Residents were bracing for another day of bad weather today. Forecasts were for increased precipitation Tuesday night and warmer and wetter conditions today. Up to […]

Deteriorating ground conditions indicate Iraq still needs attention

Editorial President Bush describes Iraq as a young but hopeful democracy with a “unity government,” a country in which “the sight of an old man pulling an election lever” terrifies al-Qaida members and other terrorists and sectarians. We can all hope these and other optimistic assessments may prove valid in the long run, even if […]

Wind gusts measured at 75 mph on Thursday

By Sharna Johnson Southerly winds sand blasted the area Thursday, blanketing the sky with a coffee with cream hue and making driving difficult and life generally miserable. However, one local business manager didn’t seem to mind. “We love bad weather,” said Anna Cardonita, general manager of Domino’s Pizza on Prince Street, even after the wind […]

‘Unsettled weather’ should continue throughout week

PNT Staff Monday’s conditions in Portales were cold and overcast, and weather forecasters predict a week of rain. Monday saw Portales receive just two-hundredths of an inch of rain, but a 40-degree day and overcast weather helped create the “illusion” of more precipitation according to James Kratzer, a meterologist at Cannon Air Force Base’s weather […]

Snow blankets county

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Tony Parra The Roosevelt County residents got a taste of something they haven’t seen this winter season. A good hard snow. This is the first time this year between 1 to 2 inches of snow fell in Roosevelt County, according to meteorologist Chuck Jones of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. A few times this […]