Wading through commentary necessary evil

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Comedian Bob Newhart had a routine about the theory that an infinite number of monkeys typing for an infinite amount of time would eventually reproduce all of the world’s great books. He envisioned the daily grind for the people who would have to read through what the monkeys created. The […]

Deadline set for full payment of claims

By Tom Philpott : Military Update Service members who have household goods damaged or lost during government-directed moves will be reimbursed under a more robust “full replacement value” standard starting by at least March of 2008. Congress set the deadline in the 2007 defense authorization act signed into law Oct. 17. The National Military Family […]

Fences with holes won’t be effective

We weren’t particularly enamored with the decision by Washington to construct a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, believing that it will be far less effective than claimed and that the problem of illegal immigration ultimately requires a much more holistic and balanced solution. But as long as a fence is going to be built, […]

Unlucky number 7 for Rams

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer The Portales Rams make their return to the New Mexico Class 3A state playoffs Friday night, though they’d prefer the New Mexico Activities Association gave them the week off. Despite one of the toughest Class 3A schedules in the state and a District 4-3A championship under their belt, the […]

Hounds open with NMSU exhibition

Hobbs — ENMU and New Mexico State’s inner-state rivalry continued Monday night as the Aggies trounced the Greyhounds 87-65. ENMU senior guard Tristan Largent recorded 19 points on 5-for-11 shooting, while senior forwards Ira Cross and Mikal Monette snatched eight rebounds apiece. The Hounds kept the game honest in the first half answering a 14-5 […]

Surveyed potential first-time voters unlikely to vote

The PNT surveyed potential first-time voters to see how they felt about today’s election. Here are their responses: Alyssa De La Garza is an 18-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student. “I am not registered and I do not think that I can register because I am from Henrietta, Texas. If I could this would be […]

Non-traditional students establishing honor society

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Joe Lafuente and others have been working to create an honor society geared toward non-traditional Eastern New Mexico University students. The school was granted a charter in October by Alpha Sigma Lambda, thereby becoming the first chapter in New Mexico, according to Lafuente, student director for non-traditional student educational […]

Public invited to task force meeting

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Officials are encouraging residents of Portales and Roosevelt County to let their voices be heard at a meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on “Our Communities, Our Future,” to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Portales City Hall. Comprised of members from government and private sectors […]

Golf course approved near Ute Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a catalyst […]

Just one county race up for voters

By Ashley Lee and Karl Terry: PNT staff In a general election that is heated nationally, Roosevelt County residents have little to get excited about with just one contested race locally. Despite that fact, the turnout for early voting seems to be strong, according to County Clerk Janet Collins. Early voting ended at 6 p.m. […]