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Business feature: Couple gets inside track on opportunity

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The rattle and hum of dirt bikes is a constant at the Dixon Motocross track. What started a small practice track for the Dixon family has now grown into a full-fledged race track, luring motocross races from across New Mexico. The track is eight miles outside of Portales on [...]

Education feature: Youth take top honors at Special Olympics

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While Portales fans cheer on the Ram football and basketball teams, another group of Portales youth are winning daily battles — in a much different arena with little recognition. They are members of

National show to feature fugitive

Freedom New Mexico Local fugitive Noe Torres will be featured Saturday on the Fox television show America’s Most Wanted. Show Producer Jenna Naranjo said the segment will focus the 29-year-old homicide suspect and his attempts to negotiate a surrender. It will be the second time an AMW segment has featured Torres and the fourth episode [...]

Business feature: Western Bank to offer new services, facility

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer The dirt plot with dried grass that lies between Prudential Master Properties and Ray’s Lube Center on North Chicago is not just another piece of land. It is the future home of the Portales branch of the Western Bank. The Portales branch has been open 12 years, and it’s [...]

Business feature: Portales woman turns love of horses into business

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Wendy Toombs has been sharing her love of horses by teaching people to ride for the last nine years. “Working with horses, kids and the outdoors, it can’t get much better than this,” said Toombs, who with her husband operate Abrazos Adventure horse riding school in Roosevelt County. Saddling [...]

PBS to feature campaign in N.M.

PNT staff The PBS show ‘NOW’ will feature the presidential campaign in New Mexico at 8:30 p.m. Friday on KENW-TV. The show will examine how both political parties are working to attract first-time voters on college campuses, as well as Hispanic voters in the state. Gov. Bill Richardson will discuss how New Mexico, along with [...]

Cinco de Mayo events planned

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A city-wide Cinco de Mayo celebration in Portales on Saturday at Lindsey Park will feature live music, a softball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, pi

PHS students to host auction

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Students of the junior class at Portales High School will host their annual class dinner and auction at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the school cafeteria. Catered by J4 Bar-B-Que Catering, the meal will feature a barbecue plate complete with sides and drink. Tickets for the event are $10 for [...]