India’s political situation serves as inspiration to others

It is always instructive, whatever the reason, to watch a politician decline to assume power that might have been hers. In the case of India’s Sonia Gandhi, perhaps in an illustration of the pervasiveness of paradox in human affairs, it might lead to her becoming an even more powerful political presence over time than if […]

Local briefs

Staff reports Second annual Rough Rider motorcycle rally planned Motorcyclists from across the area are invited to attend the second annual Rough Rider Rally held in conjunction with the 20th Annual Heritage Days scheduled June 19 at the Portales City Park at Seventh and Abilene. A poker run will take place at the Memorial Building […]

Goober gulching CB buddies hope for live reunion

Eric Butler If you’re planning a reunion of old CB buddies, shouldn’t you have it in a large convention room separated into a hundred cubicles — with each participant talking into his radio? Not necessarily so, say the members of the one-time thriving group in eastern New Mexico called the Goober Gulch Gabbers. The Gabbers […]

Getting a foot in the door

Jack King A conference for business owners on how to obtain government contracts will be held Thursday in Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. Titled “How to Get Through the Government Contracting Door,” the conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics will include the state of New Mexico’s procurement assistance program, Small Business […]

Golden Arches to open 24-7 in June

Tony Parra Portales residents can eat out around the clock, starting next month. Starting next Tuesday, McDonald’s will begin staying open 24 hours, owner John Snowberger said. It will be Portales’ only restaurant open 24 hours. Snowberger said he’s confident his fast-food place will find plenty of customers between midnight and 5 a.m. when other […]

Awards to help seniors make transition

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By Tony Parra Portales seniors are winding down their high school careers and for some the finality hasn’t hit them yet. Not even after the Academics Assembly, which took place on Friday. “I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to soak it all in,” Amy Archibeque, Portales senior and facilitator of the academic […]

Seniors prepare to wind maypole again

By Helena Rodriguez More than half a century ago, Josh Geissinger’s grandfather, Wayne Wallace, wound the maypole at Portales High School. That was in 1929. Seventy-five years later, Geissinger is following in the footsteps of his grandfather as well as his sister Kristen and is taking part in the maypole tradition at PHS. The first […]

Prosecutors say Chandler stretching the truth

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Four prosecutors in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office claim former colleague Matt Chandler is misrepresenting his record in hopes of being elected on June 1. Chandler said information he’s supplied in fliers and in media advertisements is accurate. He called the prosecutors’ comments “disappointing.” “For this to come out […]

Signs point to trouble for local judges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Both Curry County magistrate judges and a retired district judge have campaign signs in their yards supporting 9th Judicial District Attorney candidate Matt Chandler, despite prohibitions on political activity by New Mexico judges. All three judges — magistrate judges Richard Hollis and Douglas Miller, and retired District Judge Bill Bonem, who […]

Smith learning the ropes just in time

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By Kevin Wilson When Tabor Smith left Greyhound Arena last Saturday, college diploma in hand, he didn’t need to be told that he still had time to learn something new. He knows that already, and proves it every time he and his horse Jax take on another steer in the confines of a rodeo arena. […]