Baby giraffe named Jerrica

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Tonjia Rolan A frequent visitor to Hillcrest Park Zoo with her two children, Rebecca Holt jumped at the chance to enter the city’s contest to name a baby giraffe born in late January. Her winning entry of Jerrica was announced Wednesday by zoo director Vince Romero. Holt said the name came to her while she […]

My turn: Concert brings out kid in me

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I was reminiscent of a 10-year-old child last weekend as I screamed and jumped up and down at a Brad Paisley concert in Lubbock, which also happened to be my first big concert with a music superstar. It was well worth the trip and the money to see him live, despite my envy of the […]

Business feature: Bar creates different path for Portales native

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PNT staff report Chad Heflin took a different path in life when it came to the family construction business. When the opportunity came to start a bar, Heflin jumped at the chance. “I just had the chance to get a liquor license was all it took,” Heflin said, “and then I learned from there.” Heflin […]

Jan. 13, 1948

The Portales Daily News reported that research conducted by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business estimated that Roosevelt County’s population had jumped from 14,549 in 1940 to 17,700.

Indigent care demands jump

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Demand for indigent care has jumped almost 40 percent at one local hospital and increased four-fold at area clinics for the poor and under-insured. Administrators at Plains Regional Medical Center and La Casa Family Health Centers in Clovis and Portales say they believe the reason for such huge increases […]

Jan. 7, 1977

The Portales News-Tribune reported that locals were reacting to prices of coffee when it jumped from 60 cents a pound to one dollar, but were not as reactionary as they were to the sugar prices two years earlier.

Living in harmony with toad frogs

Karl Terry Suddenly the ground was moving and I jumped like I’d just stepped on a snake. I moved the hose to redirect the stream of water I had trained on the ground around the tomato plants as a pair of eyes appeared in the soil. The toads were back. A year or so ago […]

Fire burns path across area

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor High winds fanned a grass fire across an estimated 20,000 acres shutting down U.S. 70 for nearly three hours Wednesday. “They were fighting a very aggressive fire and fighting it very aggressively,” said Portales Police Department public information officer Lonnie Berry. Sustained winds of up to 35 mph quickly […]

Portales wins fourth-straight game

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ashleah Richards scored 13 points and Portales won its seventh game in eight tries Thursday with a 45-35 win on the road at Roswell High. Morgan Hill added 11 and Megan Kabrick eight for Portales (12-5), which jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. “We did really well,” […]