Editor’s Note: The following are people with Portales or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2009, according to obituaries submitted to the Portales News-Tribune. A • Ahlstorm, Cecile, 76, of Portales, July 19 • Akers, Ruth, 83, of Hettinger, N.D. and formerly of Roswell, Nov. 8 • Alford, Peggy, 57, of Mannford, Okla., Dec. […]
By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This story contains material that may be offensive to some readers. Eastern New Mexico University students and employees debated the use of a racial slur on Wednesday night, part of the Black History Month celebration. A panel and group of more than two dozen people talked about […]
By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Editor’s Note: This column has been printed in the anthology “Christmas Traditions.” Reprinted with permission from Adams Media Corp.
By Ruth Burns: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of several articles about the H-Bar Ranch. In the early days before the coming of the railroad, the ranch located closest to Clovis and Portales was the H-Bar. The H-Bar, located where the Portales Country Club now stands, was established by some […]
By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]
Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.
Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.
Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.
PNT Staff Report Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. So what was Portales like 100 years ago? On Jan. 6, 1910, the Roosevelt County Herald newspaper listed 12 of Portales’ accomplishments in 1909: […]
Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. March 10, 1978, began like many March days in Portales, with the wind blowing. By mid-day, winds were at 50 to 60 mph … […]
By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Background for this story was compiled from court records, news archives and interviews with law enforcement and family members. After the crime scene tape was long gone, a young woman laid to rest, the dust settled in the courtrooms and the case etched in the law books, […]
Downtown shaping up to be mess I’m beginning to doubt our county/city officials can make the right decisions in improving infrastructure. The changes recently made around the Roosevelt County Courthouse are the latest example. As the project began to take form, doubts and confusion also began to take form. I thought the trees and other […]
Obama’s actions have proven poor I have been waiting several days now for someone to write a response to the letter from Kirby Rowan that appeared in your paper on Jan 18. Since no one has, I will. What prompted me to get off dead center was the shabby treatment by the liberals present as […]
Editor’s Note: It’s Their Job is a regular feature on the occupations of people around Portales Name: Tanya Bustamante Job: Waitress at La Hacienda Mexican & American Restaurant Background: Bustamante was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. Time on job: Six years What does your job entail? Normal waitress duties. […]
Republicans Dennis Roch and Anna Crook and Democrat Jose Campos appeared headed to the state House on Tuesday. With 22 of 33 precincts reporting, Roch led Democrat Craig Cosner by 62-38 percent in his attempt to take the seat previously held by Clayton’s Brian Moore, who did not seek re-election. Crook, an incumbent, was leading […]
Editor’s note: Sample ballots are different for each precinct; state offices and hospital board positions appear only on ballots for the precincts their districts include. President and Vice President of the United States• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat• John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party• Chuck Baldwin and […]
Editor’s note: Where are they now is a periodical feature on former Eastern New Mmexico University students: Eastern New Mexico University graduate and former Portales resident Steven Bradfute was recently published for his scientific studies in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He graduated from ENMU in 1998. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow […]
Change could prove disastrous for U.S. According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition. We will spend billions to repair the infrastructure of the nation. We will give billions to the automobile companies, state governments and the banks. We will provide […]