My turn: Spent after holiday

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Do people actually celebrate Presidents Day? Or do they just take advantage of the weekend sales and that extra day off to take a family trip or just sleep in? I saw all these holiday-related articles about the history of Presidents Day online and I didn’t even bother to read them beyond the headline. So […]

County students eligible for scholarship

Christina Calloway The Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative is offering college scholarships and a trip to Washington D.C., for students living within its service area, according to a press release. The cooperative recently sent applications to area school counselors for $500 Education Foundation Scholarships. Fourteen scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors meeting requirements. […]

McGee: Stranger’s kindness met with caution

Grant McGee Too many campfire tales, scary movies and news stories have taken a toll on how I respond to helpful strangers. I realized this on our recent trip to the American Southland. If you remember we arrived at my brother’s house in south Florida. While he and his wife were out of town they […]

My turn: Balloon festival worth trip

Last weekend, I attended the balloon festival in Albuquerque for the first time. I’ve lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years and I have never been able to go. It was well worth it, even with my friends and I getting charged double for entrance, because we got a little confused about how […]

Portales calf roper headed to nationals

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Portales calf roper Jerrad Hofstetter will be making his third trip to professional rodeo’s season-ending championship. Hofstetter, who was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2005, said this year was a bad one for his rodeo career and he had every intention of calling it quits for the year after the Justin Boots Championship in […]

My turn: There’s no place like home

While recently chauffeuring a friend on a trip to south Texas to interview for teaching jobs, I didn’t realize that it would be so dangerous. The first day in Killeen a would-be terrorist was arrested with bomb-making equipment for attacking Fort Hood soldiers in a local restaurant. We had just eaten at TGIF (Thank Goodness […]

July 20 — ENMU briefs

Students visiting Guatemala Students from multiple Eastern New Mexico campuses are participating in a Spanish language immersion trip to Guatemala this summer. Seventeen people went on the trip, which began July 3 and will end July 28. Participant Mackenzie Morris, a pre-physical therapy major with a Spanish minor, said the school participates in many such […]

My turn: Trip to UFO festival long overdue

I had many people tell me Dairyfest was a success this weekend with a lot of food and fun games along with educational booths, such as learning how to make butter. The improv acting show at the Lyceum Theater was a success as well, having received a lot of laughs and support both Friday and […]

McGee: Trip to dentist worth pain

Word has made its way through the family grapevine that one of the kids needs to go to the dentist but won’t because of that fear of pain thing. The kids are in their 20’s and 30’s now and they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, I just wish I could transmit cosmic thoughts how […]

ENMU’s Squire earns trip to nationals

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Bill Squire qualified for the NCAA Division II track championship in the hammer throw in Thursday’s Last Chance Twilight track meet hosted by Abilene Christian, winning the event with a toss of 187 feet 8 3/4 inches. The throw surpasses the provisional qualifying mark […]

Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]

Music tastes open after trip

Clyde Davis Though it’s never easy to see the summer come to its ceremonial end, Labor Day and the surrounding timespan, it does go down easier with good music to carry one into September. For us, that has happened in excess, over the past week or two. Last Sunday, we were up in Albuquerque, participating […]

Portales Past: April 20, 1910

April 20, 1910: Jake Williams and J.C. Henderson, both about 14 and living in the Richland area, recently found themselves lost overnight during a hunting trip. The morning sun found them about 12 miles from their homes.

ENMU students march for immigration reform

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By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer For Marina Pina, who came to the United States from Mexico five years ago, her first trip to Washington, D.C., was not a tour. It was to march for immigration reform. Immigrants from across the country participated in “March for America” on March 21 in the nation’s capital. Pina, […]

Texas tour full of memories, friends

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I made the trip to Texas this fall and was able to revisit a couple of monumental memories, just to see if they were real. When I was going to veterinary school in Colorado I worked summers in the feedlots managed by Diamond A Cattle Co. The second year I […]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

Fruitless hunting trip still a success

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Deer hunting came full circle for my brother and I last week but it’s remarkable just how much things have changed. The circle came when family members including my brother and I planned a deer hunting trip earlier this year to the same canyon where my dad first took my […]

Cold cereal can’t replace hot breakfast

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist When did cereal get a complete aisle to itself at the grocery store? The selection boggles the mind and can completely derail a trip to the supermarket if you’re a parent with young kids. Not having kids of my own, I get to stand in the aisle and stifle a […]

GPS nearly derails road trip

Lately I’ve been packing a GPS locator when I’m checking cows. Now I can find my way back to the horse trailer. But the GPS in rental cars with all the streets and highways displayed turns my blood cold. Jim and Steve and their wives rented a big SUV. They planned to tour New Mexico, […]

Youth group plans trip to help repair Louisiana home

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Thirty-two members of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will help fix a hurricane-damaged home next month in New Orleans while attending a youth conference in Houma, La. The St. Helen youth group will continue to hold fundraisers to help finance the seven-day trip to Steubenville on the Bayou, […]