Courthouse square plan gets final look

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales City councilors received one final report Tuesday on the courthouse square streetscape project in preparation for putting the project out for bids later this month. Portales MainStreet President Danny Woodward presented an updated sketch of the redesigned square. The entities involved ironed out the wrinkles last week in […]

Minimum wage an unfair intrusion of government

Editorial Last month, many people with apparently little or no knowledge of economics heralded the arrival of a higher federal minimum wage. Although it’s true the mandated wage had held steady at $6.55 an hour since 1997, individual workers have been moving up the wage scale and improving their value to the market since then. […]

Big cats likely prowl county

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Large predators, such as mountain lions, are moving from the mountains into the grassland and plains areas, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department officials. A horse mauling this month offers evidence that the cats may be prowling eastern New Mexico. While there has been no reported sightings […]

Portales child drowns in bath tub

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Television, in moderation, OK for kids

By Anita Doberman My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, in the […]

Kites come to Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies west of Clovis near Cannon Air Force Base from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the fifth annual Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. The free event sponsored by the Cannon Community Center celebrates April as National Kite Month. […]

Passage of bond equals small cost

What if you were told you won $12 million in the lottery and all it cost you to collect your prize was $2.50 a month? Most of us with common sense would not pass up an offer like that. This is basically what the Portales community has been blessed with by the state of New […]

Hyena pair receives names

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Their native land is now their name. Meet Sere ‘N’ Geti (pronounced “Sarah ‘N’ Geti”), hyenas who recently moved into the Hillcrest Park Zoo. Last month, the Clovis News Journal and city zoo co-sponsored a community-wide contest to name the pair. Local veterinarian Dr. Leslie Morrow submitted the winning […]

Nov. 22, 1960

• H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” was showing at the Varsity Drive-In. • A furnished three-bedroom apartment was listed in classifieds as renting for $45 a month. • Season tickets for Greyhound basketball were on sale. Prices for tickets to the 11 home games were $10 for adults.

10-21 Letter to the editor

Exclusion unacceptable practice in America To the first part of Pat Lee’s Oct. 7 letter (Rights should be applied equally): Some unfavorable things said about people are racist, the glaring historical example being the Klan. But this is not true at all with Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo, Black History Month, etc. Those are […]

Aug. 23, 1965

• Broom corn season is in full swing with hopes of continuing until frost. According to the New Mexico Employment Service in Portales 200 workers were sent to the field this morning. • A 24 ounce can of Rexall Spray Starch was on sale for 49 cents at Alexander’s New Mexico Drug Company. • A […]

Water rates increasing up to 13 percent

Freedom Newspapers Clovis customers of New Mexico American Water will pay up to 13 percent more for water, according to a New Mexico Public Regulation Commission spokesman. The PRC on Tuesday OK’d the rate increase, pending a final staff review of certain cost adjustments by New Mexico American Water, the PRC’s John Arnold said. New […]

Wet weather gives way to heat

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A cooler, wetter than normal late spring may give way to a warmer more humid summer in the city of Portales. According to AccuWeather, Portales’ average temperature in the month of May from 1914 through 2005 is 83 degrees. But this May, the temperature only reached or exceeded that […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt General Hospital

The Roosevelt General Hospital meet for their monthly meeting on Friday in the hospital board room. • Financial reports show RGH is under budget for the past two quarters. • The RGH board approved three new policy and procedure manuals for various departments within the hospital. • 750 patients were seen in the Emergency Room […]

Clovis group plans protest

Freedom Newspapers The Concerned Citizens for Curry County are sponsoring an anti-ethanol plant rally today outside the venue for the Clovis City Commission meeting. The rally will begin at 5:15 p.m. outside the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to a news release from the group. Its purpose is to bring attention to […]

Feb. 23, 1969

La Escalera Art Guild met Tuesday evening in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank, where they had an interesting program on the art of tole paintings. Mrs. Robbie Sackett of the Art Nook at Clovis presented the program. Tole painting is the process of painting decorative motifs on tin or other metal and […]

Black History Month promotes cultural awareness

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Bringing cultural awareness to the community has been the focus of Eastern New Mexico University African-American Affairs in celebration of Black History Month. “We do this to promote cultural diversity and cultural awareness,” said Ashley Porter, director of African-American Affairs at ENMU. Black History Month provides the opportunity to […]

Jan. 26, 1960

President Floyd D. Golden of Eastern New Mexico University was speaker Monday noon at the meeting of the Altrusa Club and told of some of his experiences last October when he spent the month in the Soviet Union together with 30 other educators of the United States. He urged the women to value more sacredly […]

Housing allowances increase for new year

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will increase an average of 3.5 percent next year for the nearly 950,000 service members who live off base stateside. Some BAH recipients will see their housing allowance rise two to three times the average percentage increase while others will see no BAH raise in […]

Wayquay performs during Native American Heritage Month

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Actress, artist, poet, singer and songwriter Wayquay will perform in two free concerts Tuesday at the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. The concerts are sponsored by ENMU’s Native American Affairs department as part of a month-long celebration during Native American Heritage Month. Wayquay, whose full name, […]