Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the world as evidenced by the 25 kinds of games listed on one Web site. But in the corner occupied by states such as New Mexico and Texas, the variety often favored resembles a card game. It’s called 42, or Texas […]

Inmate health care to be discussed at county meeting

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County has negotiated a lower cost for detention center inmate health care and the county commission is set to vote Tuesday on whether to accept proposals. At the July 7 meeting, the commission authorized County Manager Charlene Hardin to negotiate with Correctional Health Care Management. The company submitted […]

Class takes over dig site

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for all anybody knows, might have been a gold mine for a graduate student back in the 1960s. But Alberto Isequilla didn’t get everything out of the pit he started digging. Now, a new generation of anthropology students at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Small fire at Sunland peanuts

PNT staff report Portales firefighters responded to a small fire at Sunland Peanuts about 7:30 p.m. Monday. The plant is located north of the city on U.S. 70. The blaze, according to Sunland employees on site, was restricted to one metal bin of peanuts in the “salter” building. No structural damage occurred, and production delays […]

Clovis Police Department launches new Web site

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department launched a new Web site Friday in an effort to make department information more readily available to the public. According to a news release, the site offers improved navigation, enhanced search capability, news releases and an events calendar. Including highlights of the work done by staff, the site […]

Relay for Life Web site is up

Relay For Life of Portales now has a Web site. People can register a team, send fundraising e-mail, donate, post upcoming team events and more. The site is: www.relayforlife.org Also, Portales teams and participants must register by tonight to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Completed, scannable registration forms and fees must be taken to the team […]

Jan. 31, 1968

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the Blackwater Draw water line was near completion as the 13-mile pipeline was only a few hundred feet away from the reservoir site.

Oct. 19, 1950

The Portales Tribune reported that because of the protests of a group of children, a new playground at City Park would be built in a different spot than originally planned. The original site for the playground was to be

Atlatl throw scheduled for Saturday

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site, and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club will host the eighth annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw on Saturday at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site. The site is located along State Highway 467, about six miles north of Portales and one […]

Oct. 14 ENMU briefs

Parking removed For safety reasons, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is eliminating all parking along Highway 70 as of Oct. 17. Throw set for Saturday Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site, and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club announce the Eighth Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw on […]

It’s Their Job: John Montgomery

PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: John Montgomery Job: Director of Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site and Museum and Eastern New Mexico University professor Background: Montgomery completed his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder and went on to take part in field work in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Time on job: 23 years […]

With racetrack hopes gone, Tucumcari gains from experience

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild its economic base. Many have said they will retool and […]

Carters settle on “White Earth”

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT By Ruth Burns Special to the PNT One of the first of the pioneers to come to the Roosevelt County area was the Carter Family, who settled at Tierra Blanca Lake about 10 miles west of the present site of Portales, so named because of the “White Earth” […]

Tucumcarians await Monday decision on racino location

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The decision is due Monday. All Quay County can do now is wait for members of the New Mexico Racing Commission to decide which of three proposals it will choose for the site of New Mexico’s sixth racetrack and casino. Raton and Santa Fe have also submitted proposals. Commissioners […]

Public notices available on Web

Freedom New Mexico Public notices from around New Mexico are now available on a single Web site: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/NM The site was set up by the state’s newspaper publishers through their trade group, the New Mexico Press Association. It

Golden Library Web site recognized

PNT Staff Report The Golden Library Web site at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been selected as the College Library Website of the Month for August 2008 by the Communications Committee of Academic College and Research Libraries, according to a press release. Once selected, the sites are listed on the College Libraries Section’s […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare […]

Local Briefs July 11

PNT Staff Reports CSC holding barbecue The Community Services Center will hold its annual barbecue benefit dinner from 4-7 p.m. today at the senior meal site, 1100 Community Way. Proceeds benefit the senior meal site. The meal features barbecue brisket and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, roll and cobbler with ice cream. Cost is $6 […]

Floyd Bronco and Greyhound featured on ESPN Web site

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s not often that an eastern New Mexico resident is featured in national news media — it’s even rarer for a Floyd native to get national attention, but that’s exactly what happened to former Floyd football standout and former Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Fide Davalos. The former Bronco runningback […]

Dora School News June 8

Summer remediation begins Dora High School students who did not pass a course for 2007-08 are to report to the school library for summer remediation at 8 a.m. Monday. David Bass, Principal, notified parents of these students by mail last week of the upcoming classes, which will allow students the opportunity for credit recovery at […]