Warm weather sparks thoughts of outdoors

The recent, though probably not permanent, trend of warm weather turns one’s thoughts to outdoor activities. This is especially true when that trend is coupled with the garage cleaning — the connection being that all outdoor equipment is stored in one corner of the garage and I wanted to make sure that my two-person tent [...]

Forecast: NM should brace for warm, windy spring

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Forecasters with the National Weather Service say patterns are suggesting New Mexico is in for another warm, windy and dry spring. The prediction came Thursday as water managers, agricultural experts and forecasters met to discuss the state’s drought situation. Last year marked one of the driest years on record for [...]

Residents honored at chamber banquet

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Argen Duncan Three members of a Portales family found themselves on stage, honored for their community service, at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Thursday night. Gaynelle and Leroy Thomas received the Warm Heart of the Sunbelt award, while their son, Don Thomas, was named Workhorse of the Year. Also, speakers said Portales [...]

Adding flair to cheese sandwich simple

Argen Duncan Warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches are a simple pleasure. Another pleasure is a good twist on them. I’ve discovered: • Muenster cheese and basil pesto • Muenster, sliced apple, a sprinkle of ground ginger Others suggested: • Adding green chile (Felisha Miller) • Adding mayonnaise (Amanda Rogers) • Salsa between two cheese slices [...]

Oct. 18, 1985

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Etc Shoe and Sports Store advertised a storewide sport clothing sale with 20 percent off of warm-up suits, swimsuits, sport shirts, t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, all shorts, all pants and danskin products.

Officials stress high fire danger

By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson With wind, dry conditions and warm weather, the area’s wildfire danger is high, fire officials say. “There is a great chance, if everybody is not careful, that we could have a big grassfire again,” Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said. Rangeland has a lot of grass from [...]

Early warm-up

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lugene Blue walks her neighborhood almost everyday, but the recent unseasonably warmspell embracing eastern New Mexico has ensured her walks are pleasant. Temperatures in New Mexico have been average 33 percent warmer than normal in December and January, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Blue, who has [...]

Cold outside, warm inside

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The weather was cool and wet Thursday, but the fellowship and food was warm at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Volunteers expected to serve about 500 people, including the 180 meals that were delivered to people who are homebound or the dozens of take-out dinners picked up and delivered by [...]

Players take dominoes to next level

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent At 9:30 on Saturday morning, sun washed over a city park in Texico. A glorious day, not too warm yet, but nobody at all using the slides or swings. On this day, however, grown-ups couldn’t chide children for playing inside. Just across the street, at the Texico Community Activities Center, [...]

Ski season: Better late than never

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ski season is happening a month later than past years, but it’s still happening. Ski resorts in New Mexico have had to postpone their openings this year due to warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Natural snow would be helpful, but the warm temperatures are hampering the resorts [...]