New fire protection gear to be purchased for road department

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Road Department will soon be fighting fires in new personal protection gear. The Roosevelt County Commission recently approved funding to purchase 15 wildland suits at about $325 a piece. “These guys go out there and they’re very critical to helping with grass fires, and they’re not very well protected,” Roosevelt […]

Moms gear: Help your child keep away from sunburns with swimwear that changes color in the sun

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Maggie O’Neill Parents can teach their children to be sun aware – and sunburn aware – with a new line of swimwear offered through Seasons UV called LOL. Patterns on the swimwear tops change color to indicate that the sun is strong enough to cause a burn and that it’s time to apply sunscreen or […]

Moms Gear: Make gardening easier with ergonomic gardening tools

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Maggie O’Neill It’s one thing to work with a commonplace handheld garden trowel, but quite another to use an ergonomically-designed tool. The founder of Radius Garden Tools has created four handheld products that enhance a gardener’s digging experience and provide more ease when planting, weeding and cultivating. These tools are curved at the handle — […]

Portales High School news — April 20

Spring Fling scheduled at Portales High School The Portales High School/Gear-Up Class of 2012 would like to invite all PHS students to attend the “Spring Fling” dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Cafeteria. The cost is $1 at the door with food and drinks being provided. Music will provided by […]

Clovis robotics group competing at Las Cruces

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis High School GEAR-UP program’s robotics group is heading to competition in Las Cruces today. The group has put together a robot and is competing against other high school’s from across the state. The competition is being broadcast live at www.LCPS.tv. Rounds are at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and […]

Hounds gear up for No. 4 WT

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about what his squad faces tonight. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, currently on a four-game losing streak, has the unenviable task of taking on rival and fourth-ranked West Texas A&M in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Divison clash. “They’re No. 4 […]

Different driving gear

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Portales High School freshman Chrisula Heber tries her hand at a DWI simulator Wednesday afternoon outside Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building as Jeff Lukaart runs the program outside the car. Lukaart is with the Public Education and Empowerment Resource Service (PEERS) currently visiting ENMU. PEERS is a non-profit program aimed at educating children.

Zipper usually the first fashion casualty

By Jim Lee How many of us have noticed the first thing to go haywire in a favorite coat is the zipper? Or is it just me? It happens with sweater zippers, too. Of course most of us don’t really concern ourselves with coats and sweaters this time of year — but I never claimed […]

Summit works to improve Portales’ youth life

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community members specializing in the quality of living for local youth met on Wednesday to work on one common goal — to develop a plan to improve the youth’s literacy. The meeting took place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern […]