Peanut harvest up, early

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Argen Duncan The peanut harvest this year has brought in higher-than-normal yields and good-quality nuts, farmers and processors are saying. The recent lack of rain has also put the harvest on track to finish early. Roosevelt County farmer Craig Breshears estimated he was harvesting 10 percent to 15 percent more peanuts this year. He said […]

Corn grower tops yield contest

Freedom New Mexico Portales corn grower Craig Breshears has been named a state winner in the 2009 National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. Breshears placed first in the state in the “A No Till/Strip Till Non-Irrigated” class with a yield of almost 39 bushels per acre, according to a news […]

Grant keeps business in Portales

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Tina Hughes was considering relocating the family business to Clovis but decided to stay in Portales thanks to an economic development grant. Hughes and her husband Craig owned Craig Hughes Trailers and Craig Hughes Welding at the intersection of N.M. 467 and U.S. 70. After Craig Hughes died two […]

Famous toilet stall much like any other

By Kevin Wilson When I booked my two-week, two-state vacation, I should have been looking forward to seeing my family, my friends and a bunch of famous Florida theme parks. But my biggest excitement came from a restroom I’d only get an hour to visit. While flying from Montana to Florida last week, I had […]

It’s their job: Barbara Craig

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Barbara Craig Job: Owner, The Laundromutt — All Breed Pet Grooming Time on the Job: Starting her fourth year in business. Background: Before opening her business, Craig drove a school bus and did substitute teaching. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Taking care of dogs and cats, […]

Ahead of the curve

Senior Airman Wilfredo Nieves inspects the safety wires of the main gun system on a M61A1 20mm gun. Airman Thomas Trower Armament shop streamlines weapon inspection Though maintenance shops throughout the Air Force perform preventative maintenance on their equipment, one Cannon shop has spearheaded the effort to minimize the downtime of operational jets in each […]

Craig Sheppard: Ah, we meet again

By Karl Terry I first became acquainted with Craig Sheppard about 15 years ago. At the time he was an 8-year-old boy suffering from terminal brain cancer. I received more news on Craig last week. Now he’s a 7-year-old, still suffering from a brain tumor and still hoping to get included in the Guinness Book […]

Childhood hometown becomes haven

Melanie Salazar Hurricane Katrina took Jose Garcia and his family out of Biloxi, Miss. A series of less predictable events brought Garcia and another family to his old home in Portales. On Aug. 29, Garcia and his family left their home in Biloxi. Though they considered staying as Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast, the […]

Tragedy brings native back to Portales

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Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers Hurricane Katrina took Jose Garcia and his family out of Biloxi, Miss. A series of less predictable events brought Garcia and another family to his old home in Portales. On Aug. 29, Garcia and his family left their home in Biloxi. Though it considered staying as Hurricane Katrina left its mark […]

8-28 Obituaries

Mildred Prince, 90 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Mrs. Mildred Prince, 90, of Portales died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1915, in Tucumcari to Lily Mae and Virgil V. Simmerly. She grew up in Missouri and Tucumcari, where she graduated from high school […]

Welding business evolves to include family hobby

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Craig and Tina Hughes are the owners of Craig Hughes Trailer Sales Inc. located on the Cannon Air Force Base highway. They turned their hobby […]

Bronchos turn back Zias late

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By Dave Wagner Freshman forward Lacie Allen hit a 3-pointer from the key with 14 seconds left Thursday night, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 54-52 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Allen had missed her only previous 3-point attempt in the game and was […]

Sept. 10 Obituaries

Marvin Craig, 60 Mr. Marvin Craig, 60, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 17, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill., to Edith L. and Richard A. Craig. He spent his early childhood in Illinois and lived for a short time in Arizona before coming to Portales as a […]

Students create functional art

By Mike Linn All-district basketball player Nathan Goyne picked up another assist recently when he spearheaded the completion of an art project started by a Portales High graduate. Goyne, along with several other students, put the finishing touches on a 20-by-8 foot windbreak in the front of the school decorated with the Portales Ram mascot. […]