New Deal author explains significance of WPA projects

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Compiled by PNT Staff Writer Celena Cordova Kathryn A. Flynn Title: Executive Director, National New Deal Preservation Association and the NMChapter of the NNDPA. Years of experience: I’ve been directly involved with researching the New Deal since 1990. Title of books: The New Deal: “A 75th Anniversary Celebration,” “Treasures on NM Trails: New Deal Art […]

Post Office Portales’ first New Deal

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Thomas Garcia Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The United States Post Office in Portales is one of several buildings in Roosevelt County that was […]

VA taking steps to deal with mortgage crisis

By Tom Philpott With thousands of service members and veterans having lost homes or facing foreclosure as the mortgage crisis continues, lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise VA loan ceilings, lower VA funding fees and expand the VA’s ability to help veterans refinance loans they can’t afford. The Department of Veterans Affairs, meanwhile, is encouraging […]

New Deal celebration kicks off in Amistad

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Events are scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Deal/Works Progress Administration, works in New Mexico. The first celebration for Eastern New Mexico will be on Saturday, at the New Deal Gym which was a was a mattress factory during the Depression, at Amistad.

Credit delays Freedom’s plans to buy out partners

By Jan Norman Freedom Communications Inc., the Irvine, California-based owner of the Portales News-Tribune, will put off plans to buy out its private equity partners until spring or summer because borrowing costs are too high now, Chief Executive Scott Flanders said Thursday. “The credit markets will drive the timing,” Flanders said. “The company is committed […]

New Deal exhibit touring New Mexico

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal will re-emerge in Roosevelt County next fall as Portales hosts a 75th anniversary photo exhibit: New Mexico’s New Deal Treasures, according to a press release. New Mexico Economic Development Department’s MainStreet Program has borrowed the traveling exhibit from the National New Deal Association. The […]

Area prep scores

Freedom Newspapers Clovis 33, Palo Duro, TX 0 Slaton, TX 21, Portales 6 Texico 44, Loving 0 New Deal 10, Bovina 0 Smyer 28, Farwell 14 Fort Sumner 27, Capitan 14 Dora 52, Foothill 6 Tucumcari 39, Estancia 6 Menaul 38, Clovis Christian 28

Hound baseball streak ends

Freedom Newspapers Thanks primarily to Mike Deal, Colorado School of Mines ended Eastern New Mexico University’s school-record start on Sunday. Deal, the Oredigggers’ junior first baseman, slammed a pair of three-run homers and Mines held on to win a 16-12 slugfest at Greyhound Field, salvaging the finale of the teams’ four-game series. Senior designated hitter […]

Hill trying to catch a wave at Navy

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Former Portales Lady Ram Morgan Hill still studies and shoots hoops, but everything else in her world has dramatically changed. Morgan is a freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. — and like any new arrival, she’s still trying to adjust. “This is anything but normal,” Hill said. […]

Freshmen make adjustment at ENMU

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: With the fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University beginning this past week, the PNT decided to talk to freshmen about making the adjustment to college life. Milie Weeks Business Major Brisbane, Australia Q. Why did you choose ENMU? A. “Something different from what I’m used to.” […]

Third party dealing with Iran may be best course for now

Editorial The announcement that Iran and Russia have reached a tentative deal for Russia to enrich uranium in Russia for nuclear plants in Iran offers a faint hope that a showdown between Iran and the “international community” over Iran’s nuclear ambitions can be averted — for now. No doubt there will be deviltry in the […]

U.S. should take a hard and objective look at port deal

Editorial At first glance it looks just like what South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called it: an “unbelievably tone-deaf politically” decision. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., a government interagency panel, signs off on allowing a company owned by the government of Dubai, second-largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, to buy […]

Coyotes absorb loss in Tularosa tourney

PNT Staff TULAROSA — The Tularosa Wildcats jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the quarter and beat Dora 78-53 Thursday night in a quarterfinal game of the seventh annual Tularosa Basic Classic. Bill Turner scored 22 points for Tularosa (3-0), while Travis Belcher and J.R. Gonzales led Dora with 13 apiece. The Coyotes (3-5) […]