Daylight saving time preferences vary

Christina Calloway Usually we have no problem “falling back” but when it comes to “springing ahead,” daylight saving time can be an inconvenience, and residents and businesses in eastern New Mexico are preparing for the time change. Some residents are embracing the extra hour of daylight while others wish we were more like our neighbors […]

Zias hold on late to edge Commerce

Dave Wagner Kiara Tate made perhaps a game-saving play at the end of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s clash against Texas A&M-Commerce, but she may have paid a big price for it. With the Zias holding a three-point lead after Commerce’s Danielle Dixon missed a 3-point try in the closing seconds, the senior guard from […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

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Alisa Boswell At an Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, board members: Elected Randy Harris as president of the board; Brett Leach as vice president; and Santana Chavez as secretary/treasurer. Heard a report from Steven Gamble on his goals for 2012 and a report on the cost-saving initiatives under […]

Grant: Life saving matter of taking control

A guy came in the bicycle shop the other day. We got to talking and it turns out we have something in common: We’re both Eagle Scouts, the high rank of the Boy Scouts of America. It got me to reminiscing. To be an Eagle Scout one of the things you have to do is […]

Cost-saving proposals target VA

The House Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has told a veterans’ group it is studying a plan to save $6 billion annually in VA health care costs by cancelling enrollment of any veteran who doesn’t have a service-related medical condition and is not poor. Committee Republicans, searching for ways to curb federal […]

My turn: Time change springs me back to life

I love Daylight Saving Time. After getting used to brushing my teeth in rhythm with roosters DJ-ing “Good Morning Portales!” I take full advantage of the after-work sun. My house, fence and yard always need work. And I will get around to them. But, first, there are sports to catch up on. Every Tuesday and […]

Portales policeman recognized

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police Officer Chris McCasland has received an award for saving a man’s life. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said McCasland received the award from the department Friday. In November, McCasland performed CPR on a young man in cardiac arrest while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. “We gave the award […]

Energy-saving tips featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on energy saving tips, crafts, and decorating cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, September 14th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, September 16th at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Dellutri is a life and style expert with Healthy Housekeeper, Inc. in Overland, Park, Kan. She’s going […]

Fondant featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on saving time and money when decorating and working with cake fondant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and decorating expert Jack Warner will talk about the concept of a game plan in decorating and share tips from the […]

Daylight-saving time kicks into action

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Some people love it, others hate it. Either way daylight-saving time arrived early this year thanks to a law signed by President Bush in 2005. Officially the change should have been made at 2 a.m. this morning — local time. “It’s good for our business,” Portales Country Club pro […]

Cows, chickens unaffected by time change

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor By the time you read this I’m probably already late for church. If you forgot to set your alarm clock ahead one hour before you went to bed you likely are late too. But it’s only March, you say. Welcome to the new and improved daylight-saving time. Approved by […]

Wants no part of daylight savings

Here at the Ministry of Pesky Problems we’ve stated again and again that we’re not putting up with daylight-saving time anymore. If the powerful daylight-saving time lobby wants to make something of it, so be it.       This straightforward decree came about because the entire civilized world went totally wacko this month over clock juggling. This […]

BRAC: Be optimistic, but prepared

By Jim Lee I planned on writing about car battery recycling this week, as sort of a follow-up to last week’s bit about my car battery’s demise, but recent events have me thinking about Air Force base recycling instead. I wonder why. We may view the situation with denial, determination, or despair, but we have […]

Time isn’t always worth saving

By Jim Lee As anyone who knows me realizes, I am not the handiest fellow in the world. In the jungle of home repair and maintenance, my competence can be compared to that of a fairly intelligent orangutan with a broken wrist. In mathematics I’m still trying to master the concept of checkbooks and ATM […]

Daylight savings has its reasons

Sue Gilmore Welcome to the dark side … of the day. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to set back the clocks and bid farewell to that extra hour of daylight. Except, of course, in Arizona (not including the Navajo Nation), Hawaii and most of Indiana. Their time zones are constants — always standard time. […]