Lawmakers pleased with budget, less so with other issues

The good: Tax breaks for energy superstation Tres Amigas. The bad: No driver’s license or education reform. The ugly: “The leadership (state Legislature) knows how to use procedure to get what they want and once again thwarted the will of the majority of New Mexicans.” — Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Those are the conclusions of […]

Holiday activities include music, games, fireworks

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Argen Duncan Uncle Sam on stilts, belly dancers, a bean bag toss and, of course, fireworks contributed to the mix at the Portales Fourth of July Celebration. The event, paid for mainly with community donations, took place Monday evening at the Eastern New Mexico University athletic fields. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce staff members organized […]

My turn: Dog helps disposing scraps

Argen Duncan When I acquired a dog in March, I was pleased he didn’t beg. When I ate or cooked, Caesar slept or watched me. Then came the night of the Fateful Bread Bite. While snacking on bread in the kitchen — by which I mean “corner of the living room with appliances” — I […]

Second Stripes store location planned for November

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Argen Duncan A new Stripes convenience store is going up at the corner of 18th Street and Avenue D. Stripes Vice President of Marketing Rod Martin said in an e-mail that the new store is expected to open in late November and create 18-22 jobs. Portales already has one Stripes, at Lime Street and U.S. […]

Portales past: June 19, 1945

June 19, 1945: Travelers were pleased to learn of plans to “blacktop” state highway 63 connecting Portales to Arch. “The Arch road has been one of the worst in the county for years,” The Portales Daily News reported. “It is extremely rough in dry weather and almost impassable in wet weather.”

Officials pleased with early voter turnout

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There’s not an exceptionally large turnout, but officials are pleased with the participation they’ve seen leading up to Tuesday’s primary. “It doesn’t seem to me like it’s that drastically off for a gubernatorial primary,” Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said. “There are significant numbers, I’m not disappointed.” Saturday […]

Salvation Army pleased with holiday donations

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico The Salvation Army wrapped up the year “better than expected” according to Maj. Tammy Ray. “Overall, we did really well,” Ray said. “The needs were met.” Ray said the Angel Tree ministry was able to help 766 children from all 241 families who asked for assistance. The Salvation Army […]

Customers, stations pleased with lower gas prices

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The drop in fuel prices over the last month haven’t just been good for consumers, it’s good for gas companies too. When fuel prices are high, gas companies have to pay more just like regular consumers. April Rutter, office manager for C&S Fuel in Portales, said it’s a relief […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Dora School News

Prize pigs praisedKit Pettigrew, Dora School FFA Sponsor, is pleased with results from the Roosevelt County Fair Pig Show, in which Dora students took these awards:

Station pleased with annual auction

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Sheryl Borden, director of marketing for KENW-TV and producer of the station’s tele-auction, is pleased this year’s seven-day tele-auction met its fund-raising goals. Borden said the station raised about $65,000 this year, utilizing 2,000 items for sale. “The auction started out a little slow during the first three days,” […]

Quarterbacks get chance to shine

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With projected starter Michael Benton away for personal reasons, everybody else in the Eastern New Mexico University quarterback chain moved up a notch for Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage at the ENMU practice field. That meant redshirt freshman Brandon Dominguez got significant work with the No. 1 unit. “I was a little nervous, […]

Kernan maintains lead over Palmer

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Hobbs lawmaker Gay Kernan late Tuesday looked as if she may hold onto her Senate seat. Kernan held a 59-41 percent lead over opponent William Palmer for the Senate District 42 Republican seat, according to Palmer and the Secretary of State’s Web site. Kernan had received 1,136 votes and Palmer […]

Quality quotes and jokes never get old

Bob Huber I’m addicted to collecting memorable quotes. I can’t help it. I have shoeboxes full. My wife Marilyn often called me a poor man’s “Reader’s Digest” looking for a bathroom. At one time I thought I should categorize all my quotes — you know, with headings like “Stupid Remarks,” or “Racy Statements.” I never […]