2010 BAH rates released

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan and Jenna Zamie The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2010 military Basic Allowance for Housing rates online Wednesday. Rates are different for each pay grade and base. At Cannon Air Force Base, most personnel are receiving an increase of less than 5 percent, according to rates on the department […]

Business feature: Bar creates different path for Portales native

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PNT staff report Chad Heflin took a different path in life when it came to the family construction business. When the opportunity came to start a bar, Heflin jumped at the chance. “I just had the chance to get a liquor license was all it took,” Heflin said, “and then I learned from there.” Heflin […]

Airmen, families turn out for Commando Day

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Airmen and their families line up to take a tour of an AC-130H gunship during Commando Family Day on Sept. 19. The AC-130H gunship was part of a static display of four aircraft that airmen and families toured. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs With […]

Communities committed to prep football

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Large cheering crowds, sponsorship posters, t-shirts in school colors … enthusiasm for football is easy to see in Portales and Clovis. This time of year, Friday night is high school football night for many across the region. People have different ideas about why the support exists, but a number […]

Ticket feature: Nelson twins to perform tribute show

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Freedom New Mexico Twins Gunnar and Matthew Nelson will be trying out a different genre of music during their performance at the Clovis Music Festival in September. Gunnar Nelson said he and his brother will be performing a rockabilly show called Ricky Nelson Remembered in memory of their father who died in an airplane crash […]

Water commission considers conservation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Ute Reservoir Water Commission plans to consider different approaches to conserving water in droughts to keep Ute Lake’s water level from dropping to the point communities are no longer allowed to withdraw water. After discussing the value of planning for droughts at their meeting Thursday in Portales, commissioners […]

Roswell Museum showcases artworks

Courtesy of the Roswell Museum and Art Center The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West at the Roswell Museum and Art Center houses almost 2,000 exhibits on the history of the American West. The museum is about a two-hour drive from Cannon. Place: Roswell Museum and Art Center Location: 100 West […]

Studies provide different scripts on film tax rebate

By Robert Nott: The Santa Fe New Mexican There’s an old saying that the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose. It can also be argued that economists can use financial data to paint the portrait that best suits their needs. Small wonder, then, that two recent studies of the financial impact of New […]

It’s their job: Mallory Holguin

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Name: Mallory Holguin Job: Office manager at White Oaks Counseling Center Background: Holguin was raised and graduated from high school in Portales, later attending Eastern New Mexico University for two years. Time on job: Two years What does your job entail? I take care of billing different insurance companies for counseling services, file paperwork, answer […]

Annual MLK march mixing it up

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Martin Luther King Jr., Day Commemorative March is a 20-year tradition in Portales but this year it will be different. Oscar Robinson, a member of the Cultural Affairs Committee says, this year’s march will be staged in reverse because the Portales High School Choir is participating in a […]

Room changes featured on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating different looks in a room, promoting the Feng Shui environment in the home and making an activity center for any age of child will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” Tuesday at noon and Saturday at 2 p.m. Lacy Roberts is the visual coordinator for Haverty’s […]

It’s Their Job: Joel Sievers

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Joel Sievers Job: Sports medicine physician Background: Sievers attended college in Nebraska and went to medical school at Texas Tech University. Time on job: Six and one-half years What does your job entail? We evaluate and treat patients with traumatic and overuse physical injures, although we still do a little […]

Potato varieties featured on shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on cooking with different potato varieties, setting up a five-star treatment for houseguests and free-form thread painting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Frank Muir of the Idaho Potato Commission in Eagle, Idaho, will explain the different varieties of […]

It’s Their Job: Leslie Vannatta

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Leslie Vannatta Job: Designer at Designs by J Background: Vannatta was raised in Texico and graduated from high school there. She is currently studying elementary education at ENMU. Time on Job: One year What does your job entail I design items for the heat press and sew different projects. I […]

Advice for Americans traveling to other countries

By Anita Doberman Summer is here and many of us may be traveling to different countries. More often than not, you will find that people in many foreign countries love Americans and are very friendly toward military families. Other times, of course, locals may be more reluctant to open up to tourists, and Americans in […]

Senior gets diploma after more than 60 years

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Howard Vaughn Luckett is different kind of senior than the ones he will graduate with Sunday. While it took most of Clovis High School’s graduating class of 338 about four years to earn their diplomas, it has taken Luckett more than 60 years. Luckett, 81, dropped out of high […]

Learning early, learning well

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says all we really need to know, we learn in kindergarten. With that said, 235 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center students will graduate from kindergarten during 12 different ceremonies on Wednesday, Thursday and today. It marked a milestone in what is sure to be a […]

Close call helps get priorities straight

Anita Doberman My husband and I have had to make some important decisions in the last few weeks. After many months of deployments, it seems that he has to go for one year of training for the new aircraft he will be flying. The training is split in two different locations, and once he is […]

Solitude, emptiness of Plains a different vibe

By Baxter Black “It’s so quiet here. The air is clear. There’s no trash along the highway? I can’t smell carbon monoxide fumes in the air. People are friendly … there must be something wrong?” Once again the Plains have been visited by big-city reporters who found it … what? Beautiful? Natural? Vibrant? Addictive? No. […]

2-26-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Garrick Matthews Job: Online English teacher Portales High School. Time on job: Six years. Background: Matthews has a Bachelors Degree from Eastern New Mexico University and a Masters in Education Administration from New Mexico Highlands. He also coaches JV volleyball and JV softball at PHS. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. It begins […]