University pleased with steady enrollment numbers

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the fall semester in Portales is about the same as last year. In the world of higher education these days, that’s seen as a big success. “Fortunately we’ve had a very good late registration,” ENMU President Steven Gamble told regents Thursday at their […]

Clovis Community College institutes tuition break

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Part-time students can afford to take more classes at Clovis Community College in the spring semester. The tuition reduction, which affects students taking less than seven credit-hours, is part of the school’s 2007-2008 strategic plan approved Wednesday by CCC Board of Trustees during their monthly meeting. CCC president John Neibling […]

Habitat for Humanity starts sixth local home

By Tony Gutierrez, Freedom Newspapers Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday morning while her two daughters watched. The house at 1621 Cameo St. is being built by Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties. It is the volunteer organization’s second house in Clovis and sixth in the area since […]

Ranch gives everyone chance to show artistic side

It’s been an unmistakeable feature of West Texas, and Cadillacs, for more than three decades. It’s been the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper stories, documentaries and even a theatrical film. It can be a day of fun for a family with a few cans of spray paint. The Cadillac ranch, located a few miles […]

July 20, 1977

• Thirteen downtown businesses were preparing for a joint half-day sale that would be held from noon to 8 p.m. The merchants were offering summer clearance specials and bargains on selected merchandise. • John Wayne and Lauren Bacall starred in The Shootist, the featured showing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. • A Rinsenvac professional do-it-yourself […]

Worrying won’t help

By Joan Clayton: Columnist Worry has been defined as the interest gained on torment. That being true, guess where worry comes from? Certainly not from God. Whatever the situation, does worrying help? Does it give comfort? Does worry give peace? Does worrying give control of the situation? If you answered, “Yes,” to any of the […]

Acute Care Clinic to close

By 27th Medical Group CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Effective May 29, the Acute Care Clinic will close until further notice to better manage access because of reduced staffing due to deployments and permanent changes of station. “Call-in” appointments rather than “walk-in” and wait in queue access will be implemented to meet acute care needs. […]

Daylight-saving golf

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PNT Staff Report Zach Smith from Dora takes advantage ot the extra daylight hours and brushes up on his golf swing at the Portales Country Club Tuesday evening.

Stomach bug keeps 27th Medical Group active

the 27th Medical Group Staff Airmen advised to avoid workplace The Cannon medical group has seen a recent increase of acute gastroenteritis, commonly known as the “stomach bug” among its clients. This illness typically presents itself with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and generally feeling “poor.” Running a low-grade fever (up to 100 degrees) is common. […]

Weather delays, cancels schools

Several area schools have announced Monday cancellations or delays because of the weather: • Portales Municipal Schools – Delayed two hours • Clovis Christian Schools – Classes canceled • Clovis Community College – Classes canceled • Clovis Municipal Schools – Classes canceled • Eastern New Mexico University – Classes start at 10am • Farwell ISD […]

Mornings provide sense of peace

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer As children, my sister Becky, my aunt Paula and I competed to see who could rise the earliest. In college, the competition turned into who slept the latest. Now, I’m back to being an early bird. These are the cycles we go through in life. Of course I can’t […]

Bills slated for first 100 hours of House better left undone

By Freedom Newspapers Perhaps the worst aspect of new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s promise to pass a passel of poll-tested bills during the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress is that the exercise will not be over after 100 hours as ordinary mortals count them. The countdown doesn’t begin, as Democrats calculate matters, until […]

Roosevelt County Literacy Council undergoes changes

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Providing a foundation for learning, the Roosevelt County Literacy Council has undergone some recent changes to provide more accessibility of its programs to Portales and surrounding communities. Restructuring and revitalizing the program is what new executive director Pete Martinez has been doing since taking the post a little over […]

Greeks pool talents

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By Casey Peacock:PNT Staff Writer Tucked away in various locations throughout town, organizations are preparing floats for Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming parade. Combining forces, the Chi Omega Sorority and Kappa Sigma Fraternity are hard at work building their float at an undisclosed location. Chi Omega President Malia Rummell said the two organizations joined […]

Fuel spill causes evacuations

By Sharna Johnson:Freedom Newspapers About a dozen homes and businesses had to be evacuated and vehicular and train traffic curtailed Wednesday morning in Texico after a tractor-trailer overturned and spilled about 6,000 gallons of fuel, officials said. The tanker, carrying gasoline and diesel fuel, rolled over about 8 a.m. at U.S. 60 and State Street, […]

Market offers fresh fruits, veggies

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Farmers Market celebrates the peak of harvest with a grand opening today to introduce the season’s yield. There will be demonstrations, chili roasting, samples and recipes, according to Denny Wymore, manager. What: The Clovis Farmers Market grand opening Who: Farmers within a 60-mile radius of Clovis who have […]

Day trips: Canyon close to home

Making it to the Grand Canyon from Portales within a few hours isn’t a feasible task. However, if that is what you’re seeking and only have a day to devote to travel, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a closer option. According to their Web site, the Palo Duro Canyon is often compared to […]

Chef finds joy in serving others

As the new chef at The Landing, Karl Smith plans to win over the palates of Airmen and their family with food that is special and out of the ordinary. Janet Taylor-Birkey Karl Smith knows that for Airmen to put their money where their mouth is, it’s got to be good. Really good. As The […]

Robinson tauting background in municipal judge run

Editor’s note: The following is part of a question and answer series on candidates running in the municipal election on March 7. Candidates are asked questions regarding the city’s future. Oscar Robinson is running for election to the municipal judge’s position. Robinson will be running against Arla Hitson and incumbent Fred Arnold. 1. What qualifications, […]

Visitor Center policies clarified

Tech. Sgt Rich Jones The visitors center is currently staffed 24 hours a day to issue temporary base passes that are valid for 24 hours during the week and up to 72 hours on the weekend. The center is open for 24-hour operation to reduce the pedestrian traffic crossing traffic lanes at the main gate […]