Firefighter: Child responsible for fire

PNT staff report A fire caused by a child playing with matches burned a shed to the ground Monday, said Portales firefighter Steven Cain. The shed in the 1500 block of South Roosevelt Road 7 and its contents were a total loss, but there were no injuries or other damage. Cain said the shed was […]

My Turn: Court ruling in 1974 leveled playing field in Portales schools

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist All that’s left of the historic W.E. Lindsey Elementary School in north Portales now is a huge pile of rubble. Demolition trucks demolished this epicenter of my childhood last week. There are no longer walls, but rocks. And if rocks could talk, they would shout out vibrant stories of festive […]

My turn: Fire dance leaves writer snake bitten

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Jared Tucker I seriously thought performing arts was the most boring thing in the world, until I saw the YouTube video of a young Portales woman playing with fire and hoola hoops. Come to find out, it wasn’t the first time she’s done it. Angela King, better known as Snake, has been dancing with fire […]

Family is in harmony

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Brown family enjoys playing music and shares a strong family bond. Wesley said he wasn’t wired to play music like the rest of the family. He started making violins about five years ago, he said. Wesley mentioned to Linda that he wanted to start making fiddles one day […]

Hank Baskett online: Links to stories about Clovis native eyeing Super Bowl

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Hank Baskett will be the first Clovis native to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday if he steps on the playing field as a member of the Indianapolis Colts Baskett’s played in 11 games for the Colts this season after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles in September. The wide receiver, who wears No. […]

Players aren’t only winners in New Mexico Lottery

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico For a handful of area residents, scratching, picking and rubbing has turned out to be lucrative. Curry and Roosevelt County residents won more than $3.4 million by playing the lottery in fiscal year 2009, according to the New Mexico Lottery. The numbers show about $6.3 million spent playing to […]

Aug. 19, 1979

Playing at the Tower Twin

Church offers Bible school

Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church is offering Vacation Bible School for children pre-school through fifth grade from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 13-17. The bible school is expected to have a depiction of the Roman market place and the underground church, as well as actors playing the apostle Paul, his friends and […]

April 15, 1979

“Superman the Movie,” with Christopher Reeve playing the caped superhero, and “Take Down,” starring Edward Herrmann and Kathleen Lloyd, were showing at the Tower Theatre.

Being overly cautious mother’s job

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]