Our people: A natural fit

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Lori Daniell’s childhood dream was simply to be a mom, but that didn’t turn out to be so simple for the Portales mother of three. Daniell, who has three adopted sons, works with her husband Rick at the Christian Children’s home in Portales.

In search of ponies: Dove had one last ride

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It looked a little like a seasoned sailor, oblivious to the motion of the world beneath its feet. Puffed up twice its natural size, with its head scrunched tight into its body, the dove didn’t seem to notice anything at all as it was moved from right to left, forward and backward. Nor did it […]

God’s child has ‘cutting edge’

This world is a dangerous place. Hurricanes, floods, mudslides, a tsunami, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural catastrophes threaten our physical existence. Put that with accidents, terrorists, “wars and rumors of wars,” (Matthew 24:6) a multiple of diseases and you might get depressed. Throughout history mankind has struggled for survival against unspeakable odds, with one […]

Fantasy candy featured on show

Information on making fantasy candy, natural blood pressure control and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday Designer Laura Bray will show how to make fantasy candy, and even though it’s not edible, it certainly looks delicious. She will show a project that allows […]

In search of ponies: Pets natural de-stressors

“My dog saves me a fortune in therapy bills,” a man told me last week. He went on to explain his pup Genesis has heard enough of his problems to more than earn his keep in the year or more since they adopted him. And I have to say it’s got to be working, because […]

Governor orders state offices closed

Freedom New Mexico Citing critical supplies for natural gas and power services caused by inclement weather, Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered non-critical state operations to close Friday to decrease the drain on energy supplies throughout New Mexico. “Due to statewide natural gas shortages, I have ordered all government agencies that do not provide essential services […]

Natural gas outages affecting portions of New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico Rolling black outs in west Texas and other problems are hampering the delivery of natural gas from New Mexico Gas Company, according to a release Thursday from the company. Although New Mexico Gas Company serves Clovis and Portales, neither community is included in its list of interrupted service. Affected communities listed include: […]

Sept. 5, 1954

The city of Portales contended that city records showed no instances, with one minor exception, of any drainage project constructed in the city that would cause the surplus waters of the city to flow toward the former W.S. Vinsant farm, according to the Portales Tribune. Vinsant was seeking $100,000 damages from the city for losses […]

Cummins Natural Gas Engines cuts workforce

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis’ Cummins Natural Gas Engine laid off approximately 30 percent of its workforce last week. Sixteen employees — a dozen hourly workers assigned to the shop floor and four office workers —were let go, according to a company spokesman. The reduction brings the plant’s workforce to 39 employees. Cummins […]

Police: Man in yard died from natural causes

A Portales man found dead in his front yard Tuesday morning died of natural causes, police said.Capt. Lonnie Berry said a medical investigator has determined

NATO initiation of Ukraine not worthwhile plan

Freedom New Mexico The cutoff of supplies of natural gas from Russia to Europe through pipelines in Ukraine may have been resolved for the time being with an agreement to deploy international monitors to make sure Ukraine isn’t siphoning off natural gas intended for countries farther west. But this dispute is about more than what […]

Conservationist discusses playa lakes

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Playa lakes, while a difficulty in farming, help recharge the aquifer under Roosevelt County and provide important habitat for wildlife, according to a professional conservationist. Joe Whitehead, an area resource conservationist with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service in Clovis, spoke about playa lakes, depressions that catch water when […]

Cowboys prove they’re rough and ready

By Baxter Black Sheryl Crow, a popular pop singer, made headlines in 2007 by proposing a method to waste less natural resources. It made us cowboys look environmentally ahead of our time: A purist global warming star said we should use less paperWhen tending to hygienic needs, we should begin to taperOur use of trees […]

Several Portales residents were evacuated due to a natural gas leak.

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Thomas Garcia A natural gas leak Monday morning on Yucca Drive led to the evacuation of several homes. A city of Portales crew digging in an alley in the 100 block of Yucca Drive hit a PNM gas line about 8:30 a.m., causing the leak, according to city and PNM officials. The crew was using […]

Bee colony latest addition at Natural History Museum

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A colony of buzzing insects will mind their own bees wax when they arrive at their new home inside the Natural History Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. However, the public will get a chance to check into the bees’ business. A bee hive has been constructed inside the […]

Gas company: Explosions rare occurrences

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor While investigators haven’t pinpointed a cause for Wednesday’s deadly explosion at the Clytie Calton residence, members of the family have said they smelled gas prior to the explosion. Calton died Saturday from injuries sustained in that explosion. If it turns out to be caused by natural gas, it won’t […]

Cost of home heating on rise

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The cost of heating your home will likely rise this year. But unless you’re using propane, eastern New Mexico residents may avoid the huge increases predicted in some parts of the country. According to PNM officials, the cost of natural gas is likely to be close to the same […]

Gas line breaks along U.S. 70

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A labyrinth of cable and telephone wires hampered work Wednesday on a broken natural gas line along U.S. 70, according to officials. Attempts to cork the gas leak on the PNM line on Kimberly Drive stretched into the evening. By 8 p.m. Wednesday, the gas leak had been sealed, according […]

Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Local lady discovers ailments by looking into others eyes

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her home, even from the outside, bears signs of her faith: A stone statue of the Virgin Mary on the porch, a copy of the Ten Commandments in the yard. The theme continues inside. And also with her words. “The human body is a miracle. … God, as the Bible says, […]