KENW airing scamming special

PNT staff report KENW-TV will host Scam Alert, a Consumer Protection Special, on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. The one hour-long special will be a live call-in program, which will allow viewers the opportunity to call the studio with direct questions to a panel of experts on the subject of scams. Panel members will consist […]

Portales water restrictions effective immediately

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PNT staff Due to drought conditions, high temperatures and low water levels, the City of Portales announced Sunday that Water Emergency Rationing Restrictions were being placed on the city effective immediately. The restrictions include the following: • No outdoor landscape watering, except for trees and shrubs with shut off hose and hand held containers. • […]

Sumner Lake State Park reopened

Freedom New Mexico State park officials have conditionally reopened boating at Sumner Lake State Park, effective 7 a.m. Friday. Watercraft can only enter the lake through the main raft, and will require both a pre-launch inspection and a decontamination process upon removal. Officials estimate most inspections will take 10 minutes or less, and decontaminations 15 […]

Report shows war on drugs not effective

Defenders of the war on drugs say it’s a matter of simple morality that the United States continue a full range of anti-drug efforts; it’s an expression of opposition to drug use. Drug war defenders fear that use of now-illicit drugs would skyrocket were these drugs declared legal. But, a growing number of people are […]

Hounds, Jevelinas split

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson pitched six effective innings to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Texas A&M-Kingsville 11-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field for a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. ENMU (5-16, 3-12 LSC), which […]

Military guaranteed pay raise

Military members are guaranteed at least a 1.4 percent pay raise effective Jan. 1, even if a bitterly divided Congress can’t pass a defense authorization bill. What almost certainly will end, however, is an 11-year string of annual military pay increases that exceeded private sector wage growth by at least a half percentage point. The […]

Goats provide effective weed control

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Remember that old song, “Bill Grogan’s Goat?” After the goat ate three red shirts off the clothesline Bill “gave him a whack” and tied him to the railroad track. When the whistle blew and the train drew nigh the goat “gave three groans of awful pain, coughed up those […]

Gadgets not effective against illegal immigration

Freedom New Mexico We do love our toys, especially when we don’t have to pay for them. To their credit, some government officials are finally starting to tire of pouring taxpayers’ money into the $6.7 billion “virtual fence” along the Mexican border. President Obama might cut nearly $200 million from the project. The Bush administration […]

City holding workshop on water reuse

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Portales is exploring all options for effective water use — and reuse. City council members will hold a 5 p.m. workshop today at city hall to explore water reuse and how it could apply to the city’s current wastewater plant and the one planned for two […]

ENMU provosts get new title

PNT Staff Report The Board of Regents at Eastern New Mexico University approved a title change in branch campus administration leadership during its last meeting, according to an ENMU news release. Effective May 1, Judy Armstrong, ENMU-Roswell, and Michael Elrod, ENMU-Ruidoso, will have their titles changed from provost to president. “Our provosts are providing exceptional […]