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 […]