Green jobs only create fiscal black hole

The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real jobs for every […]

Male mentors step up to fill the hole in children’s’ lives

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Cathy Keen GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desperately needed as youth mentors, some men are answering the call despite negative publicity about male transgressions that can keep them at arm’s length from children and teenagers, says a University of Florida researcher. Today’s high rates of divorce, single parenting and working mothers place a greater premium on men […]

Elder records first ace

First hole-in-one: Don “Doc” Elder of Portales recorded his first hole in one Tuesday at Portales Country Club. Elder made the hole-in-one on the par 3, 161-yard third hole using a 4-hybrid club.

Their view: Time for Clovis to have 18-hole golf course

Mike Majors of Clovis writes it’s about time Clovis has an 18-hole golf course.

ENMU presenting ‘The Rabbit Hole’

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Alisa Boswell The Eastern New Mexico University theater production “The Rabbit Hole” kicked off production Thursday. The production, written by David Lindsey-Abaire, was first performed in 2006. Janeice Scarbrough, the ENMU director of the production, said she chose the play for its realistic and easy-to-relate-to elements. Scarbrough said the production deals with “real people speaking […]

Martinez records third hole-in-one

Marty Martinez recorded his third hole-in-one Thursday at Portales County Club. Martinez aced the 143-yard, par 3 fifth hole using a five wood and a Titleist golf ball. Witnesses were Cecil Cook, Jerry Knoll and Glen Howl.

Banda records ace at Portales CC

PNT staff Meno Banda hit his first hole-in-one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor-made golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Hole-in-one hit at Portales Country Club

Freedom New Mexico Meno Banda hit his first hole in one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Prospects dim for tax hikes to plug N.M. budget hole

The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prospects for tax hikes during New Mexico’s special legislative session dimmed even further as a House panel rejected several tax bills. The House rules committee decided Monday that tax increases could not be considered because Gov. Bill Richardson did not put them on the agenda for the […]

Dora’s Kyler Smith sinks hole-in-one

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 1 in 12,750. Those are the odds of an amateur golfer recording a hole-in-one, according to Golf Digest. Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting an ace. Dora’s Kyler Smith did it earlier this month at the Portales Country Club. The 17-year-old joined friend and coach Ty Thatcher […]

Eighteen-hole golf course proposed for Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at a special meeting Tuesday to participate in a study that could transform the Portales Country Club golf course into an 18-hole private/public course. Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. told councilors that he and City Manager Debi Lee were invited to participate in a […]

Drive-through prank equals assault, stupidity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’ll fess up. I do a lot of stupid things as an adult, and I did a lot more as a kid. There was the time my friends and I won water guns at an arcade and tested them while driving the streets of Helena, Mont. I got challenged to […]

July 13, 1977

• The Portales Board of Education approved Mrs. Dolores Trujillo to fill a fifth grade teaching vacancy at Lindsey School. • Jimmie Lees scored her first ever hole-in-one on the number six hole at the Portales Country Club. Lees made the shot with a four iron on a 135 yard hole. • A four quart […]

June 7, 1963

• Seventy Portales students were enrolled in summer school, reported Portales School Superintendent M.G. Hunt. Hunt also reported that 10 new teachers had been hired for the coming school year. • The Eastern New Mexico University men’s golf team entered the final round of the 72-hole NAIA national golf tournament in Kansas City, with a […]

Portales golfers forfeit trophy

PNT Staff Report Because of an error on a scorecard, the Portales Ram golf team’s win at the Roswell-NMMI Tournament on Tuesday has been retracted. Coach Patrick Crowley said the number of strokes recorded on one Ram player’s card was correct. One hole was recorded as par when it was a bogey, and another hole […]

Reeves sinks ace

Lewis Reeves of Portales sank his first hole-in-one Saturday at the Portales Country Club. Reeves, who has played for 20 years, aced No. 3, a 161-yard hole.

Bringing live music to eastern New Mexico

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Located between Clovis and Portales, The Hole is a small music venue for high school- and college-age students to hear local and out-of-state bands. Promoter Jonathan LeBlanc said being compelled to provide live rock music is why he helped create The Hole, celebrating its first anniversary at its current location […]

City officials hope to restore water by 9 p.m.

By Karl Terry City officials told the PNT at 6;45 p.m. Saturday that they hoped to have water restored to residents by 9 p.m. City manager Debi Lee said pumping operations had continued through the afternoon and shortly after 6 p.m. city crews had the pipe placed in the hole to be coupled. Lee said […]

There’s music coming from The Hole

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers It was just another weekend in Clovis for many music lovers who gathered Friday at The Hole to rock out to the sound of heavy metal with a twist of punk. Bands such as Clovis’ Deer Tic, Albuquerque’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Semi-Automatic Bunny and The Oktober People play at […]

Marginal Line a marginal success

By Bob Huber You’ve probably never heard of the World War II coastal fortifications on Long Island known as the Marginal Line, built to keep the European forces of evil in check. Frankly, I hadn’t either until recently when secret archives of that great project were opened to me. What happened was… Two patriots, Don […]