Holiday Inn Express opens in Portales

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By Tony Parra Travelers will be able to “Stay Smart” in Portales now that the new Holiday Inn Express is open. Chelsey Banister, Holiday Inn Express general manager, said it has been a slow start but feels business will pick up once the word gets around that the hotel is open. “Stay Smart” is the […]

Delays halt construction completion

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A look ahead the middle of January will bring about the completion of one long-awaited construction project and the delay of another construction project in Portales. Tushar Patel, Albuquerque developer of the Holiday Inn Express, said the goal is to open the hotel by the end of the month. “We’ve […]

Day Trip: Ski Apache to open Dec. 17

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Complied by Mike Jimenez It’s time to think skiing for those who have been anxiously waiting for the season to begin. Dec. 17 is the scheduled date for Ski Apache to officially open, according to the latest information from Ski Apache’s online publication, Ski E-News. According to Marketing Manager Ross Anderson, himself a world class […]

Roberts’ hearings were a scripted circus at best

Freedom Newspapers Alas, even the in-house newsletter of the capital establishment, The Washington Post, seems to recognize the absurd, circus-like aspect of last week’s nomination hearings for Judge John Roberts. The Post wisely assigned writer Dana Milbank to serve as its eyes and ears inside the hearing room and his unflinchingly honest pieces made entertaining […]

Ceremony set for Saturday

Freedom Newspapers The forced relocation of the Navajo and Apache people to the Bosque Redondo, a crumbling internment camp located in Fort Sumner, began in 1862. The grueling 350-mile march is now known as the Navajo Long Walk. A host of dignitaries will gather at the historical site Saturday for the Bosque Redondo Memorial opening […]

ENMU baseball team set to take on Colorado Mines

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh has already accomplished something he hadn’t in his previous 13 seasons at the helm — start the season with two victories. Now the Greyhounds, who won the first two in their season-opening three-game series at Sul Ross State last weekend before the finale was […]

Greyhounds get ready for Fassel and Cowboys

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By Dave Wagner John Fassel knew he was stepping into a tough situation this season as New Mexico Highlands head football coach. The Cowboys entered the 2003 campaign with a 12-game losing streak, and didn’t figure to break it in their opener. They didn’t, losing 72-13 on Aug. 30 at Northern Colorado — which is […]