Gubernatorial candidate talks top issues

Freedom New Mexico While on a swing through eastern New Mexico last week, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Susana Martinez stopped by the Freedom New Mexico offices to discuss her candidacy. Martinez, 50, was elected as the district attorney in New Mexico’s 3rd Judicial District in Dona Ana County in 1997, a position in which she still […]

Pregame show could top TV ads

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist A few ramblings from my couch, the grocery store and my Michael J. Fox-inspired dreams. • Sunday’s Lakers-Celtics game was just fantastic to watch, but I could have done without homerism masked as NBA coverage. ABC had a halftime interview with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. That’s a fair and timely […]

City officials name top priorities for 2010

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer As priorities in 2010, the Portales city manager includes current and future improvement projects such as opening the Yam Movie Palace and working on street drainage. “First on the list is a new ambulance to provide emergency care for the community,” City Manager Tom Howell said. Howell said a […]

Oct. 8, 1978

In the Portales News-Tribune, Poppa Pat’s Steakhouse advertised their dinner steak for $3.45. This price included homemade soup and salad, a baked potato or wide fries, and a loaf of sourdough bread. Customers could also top off their meal with homemade ice cream and cookies.

Soldiers’ transition top priority

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Vietnam War veterans will nod with understanding over many of Noel Koch’s comments contrasting support for wounded troops and veterans today, from citizenry and government, compared to how it was 40 years ago. During the Vietnam War, he said, “we got very good at saving people’s lives on the battlefield. […]

Dairy Fest features top country act, demonstrations

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This year’s Dairy Fest is featuring a No. 1-hit country singer and, for the first time, a mechanical-bull, on top of cheeseburgers, dairy foods, educational booths and games. And did anyone mention all that costs only $1 per person? The fourth annual Dairy Fest, complete with a Sammy Kershaw […]

Joint powers agreement, budget top city agenda

PNT staff report The city of Portales is expected to renew a Joint Powers Agreement with Portales Municipal Schools — part of a general agreement to share athletic facilities — at today’s Portales City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The Portales High School baseball and softball fields, as […]

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball coach Larry Riley was promoted on Monday to vice president of basketball operations with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Riley, 64, was given the job after Golden State elected not to renew former player and manager Chris Mullin’s contract. A couple of Riley’s […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped 74 FFA chapters from around New Mexico with their agriculture-related evaluation skills. Twenty-three Melrose students won the 2009 New Mexico FFA Production Sweepstakes at the state Career Development Competition April 1-3 in Las Cruces. Dora FFA came in […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]