It’s their job: Raenell Walker

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Name: Raenell Walker Job: Customer service representative at Kenny Reed Insurance Background: Walker was raised and graduated in Portales, after which she studied business at Eastern New Mexico University. Time on job: Five years What does your job entail? When customers come in and are looking for a quote, I input and use their information […]

Dec. 30, 1938

The Portales Fire Department prevented a potential serious fire after firefighters extinguished a blaze that had caught a shed on a lot near the Carr Lumber Company, scorching paint on the lumber warehouses.

‘Pay and benefit’ stocking stuffers

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Readers familiar with this column know it typically focuses on a single news development affecting a lot of military people or veterans. The strength of that approach is that a critical issue can be covered pretty well. Sometimes, however, there are waves of news requiring a roundup approach. In the […]

Dec. 7, 1967

City firefighters burned a lot next to James Elementary School after school officials feared snakes would be a problem for children who frequented the field as they went to and from the school.

Foods can speak volumes about us

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Foods and the way we eat them may say a lot about us. Lately they’ve been screaming a lot about me from just above my belt.

Resurrection time follows tornado

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County dairyman Mike Mitchell looked at home and relaxed this week as he drank a cup of coffee and munched a cinnamon roll in his office at Grande Vida Dairy. Things were a lot different when I finally caught up to him in March of 2007, a day […]

Student body president good fit

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico ENMU student body president Mario Cabrera, 23, is dressed down today in a button up shirt and jeans. But he stands out as more neatly dressed than most of his collegiate counterparts. His usual garb is much more stately, he said. More often than not, Cabrera can been seen […]

Burglary growing concern

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Sheila Hays doesn’t want other Portales business owners to go through what she has been dealing with the last two weeks. About a week-and-a-half ago, Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy specialty store in Portales was broken into and over $10,000 worth of merchandise was pilfered. “(I) feel very violated. It’s […]

Former Lady Ram Morgan Hill’s Navy bunch to be broadcast today on ESPNU

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Another year at the Naval Academy means more confidence, more playing time and more exposure for Portales native and former Lady Ram Morgan Hill. Hill is a sophomore at the Annapolis military academy, and this year, she’s better prepared to tackle the unique hardships that playing a sport at […]

Expert: All stress not necessarily bad

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Work-place stress is an inevitable fact of life, and so Eastern New Mexico University’s counciling and career services department made it the subject of their first Lunch ‘n Learn workshop of the semester Tuesday morning. “I hope that (participants) walk away with some actual techniques to cope with stress […]

Alcohol choice heading to Clovis ballot

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A local group’s petition will allow Clovis voters to decide in the March 4 municipal election if they want alcohol sales on Sundays in Clovis restaurants. While some city officials think Sunday alcohol sales would be good for the city, others say they will leave it to the voters […]

Snow, rain result in slick roads

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A fast moving winter storm blew into Portales shortly after dark Friday, and Portales residents woke to sunny skies but dangerously slick road conditions. The storm dropped .10 inch of moisture, beginning with rain and changing to snow that was heavy at times Friday night, according to the weather […]

Stuffed solution given for car

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to get attention. He did it for his wife. “My wife is exactly 5 feet tall,” he said, explaining she always complained she couldn’t find […]

Food drive rolls through area

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Vehicles on U.S. 60/80 pulled over to the side of the road Saturday morning, making way for about 50 motorcycles that thundered eastbound on a mission to collect food for the needy. The riders snaked through Clovis neighborhoods, picking up food donations left near mailboxes as part of the […]

It’s their job: Naomi Handrich

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Naomi Handrich Job: Assistant manager at Dominos Time on the job: Almost four years Background: Before going to work at Dominos, Handrich worked at La Tienda while going to school at Eastern New Mexico University. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Basically I have to oversee everything. […]

Wildcats flood Bulldog Bowl

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent ARTESIA — Custodians of the parking lot at Artesia’s Bulldog Bowl made sure to get out to the stadium hours before Friday night’s game between Clovis and the host Bulldogs began. The reason? To block off certain prime parking spaces until two hours before kickoff. But they were hours and […]

Greyhound and Zia basketball begins practice this week

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese don’t put a lot of stock in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll. “A lot of it’s based on reputation,” Scanlan, whose team was picked for sixth out of seven teams. Weese, meantime, […]

Country full of hallowed ground

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hallowed ground, a place to reflect on the world, has always been a mountain stream or river for me. I can lose myself in my own thoughts and concentrate on the most important things in my life, God, family, career and health while wading in a trout stream. Recently […]

Former Greyhound volunteers with Rams

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Grant Shanahan has a lot on his plate. The 22-year-old Albuquerque native holds down a part-time job in Clovis, while taking 15 hours toward a business administration and economics degree at Eastern New Mexico University and he’s volunteering 15-20 hours per week to help coach the Portales Ram soccer […]

Rams score goal as Carlsbad sweeps

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Junior Derrek Robinson scored Portales’ first goal in a 5-1 loss to the Carlsbad junior varsity, the first game since the Rams restarted the program this season. The Cavemen took 2-0 halftime lead at the Portales soccer complex, but Robinson’s goal pulled the Rams to within 2-1, before a […]