TexAnns beat Zias in four

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Freedom New Mexico Nikki McNorton had 14 kills and nine total blocks (three solos) Thursday night as Tarleton State pulled away to a 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Stacie Murrah added 10 kills and four block assists for the TexAnns (14-11, 8-5 LSC). […]

Personalize your own misery index

Economists have a mythical figure called the misery index. It is the total of the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. This summer in the U.S. it’s running about 13.0. The lower the better. In both the 90’s and ‘0’s it’s been as low as 7. To calculate indexes like this, the conclusion can […]

A few things you should know about this year’s Ag Expo

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The 19th annual New Mexico Ag Expo is coming, and with it, well over $100,000 in economic impact. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry said if 50 out-of-town vendors come, a conservative estimate, they would spend a total of $22,000 to $25,000 in town. Figuring that money will change hands six times […]

Food Bank meets money match for refrigeration space

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Liliana Castillo Small individual donations and a few hefty ones helped the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico match a near $150,000 donation almost two weeks before their deadline. A total of $270,000 will be used to build a large refrigerator and freezer with an attached garage area at the back of the bank’s building […]

Construction on four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 begins Thursday

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Beginning Thursday, crews from the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction on a four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 between Arch and Portales. Residents in Arch have been pushing for the total reconstruction of N.M. 88 for several years, calling the road’s current condition a safety hazard. Residents […]

Fire damages mobile home

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PNT Staff Reports A fire has inflicted heavy damage on a double-wide mobile home on Roosevelt Road 6. One occupant received minor injuries. Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols said the home, in the Portales Industrial Park area, was a total loss and Red Cross was being called to assist the family. Nuckols said he had […]

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year’s total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998.91. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100.

Blaze destroys house

PNT staff report Firefighters said no one was injured Sunday in a fire that gutted a house on Roosevelt Road U Sunday night. Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee said firefighters believe the blaze started at a stove in the kitchen. Firefighters arrived at 8:20 p.m., and flames had already reached windows and eaves, he […]

Zias beat Pueblo, lose to Fort Hays

Freedom New Mexico Megan Kabrick played basketball her first two years at Eastern New Mexico University, then sat out her junior season. A bit restless, she tried out for the Zias’ volleyball team in the spring. It was a sport she hadn’t played since 2005, her senior year at Portales High. Kabrick put together perhaps […]

Fire destroys dairy building

PNT Staff Report A Thursday afternoon fire destroyed a building used to store dry milk at Western Star Dairy near Floyd. No one was injured. Floyd Fire Department Lt. Steven Cain said Thursday night the 40-foot-by-40-foot shop was a total loss. According to Cain: • the cause of the fire was still under investigation. • […]