Traffic concerns top agenda at quarterly luncheon

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Engineers involved with the city of Portales Transportation Plan got a taste of the public discussion to come Tuesday during presentations at three meetings. Scott Verhines and Clay Koontz of GC Engineering Inc. of Albuquerque were the featured speakers at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon and […]

Hospital explores walking trail

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital Board members gave Cardiac Rehab Manager Bill Rice, RN, approval to seek outside funding for the implementation of a walking trail that would benefit not only the hospital but the community. “There seems to be a good opportunity to improve the grounds around the hospital,” said […]

County commission meets

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the town of Elida Tuesday that will facilitate application for a state Community Block Development Grant that would provide the town with water system improvements. The county approved the agreement on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Tom Clark voting against the measure. Clark, […]

Customer service providers not always helpful

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I could write a whole column on the times people have ended a conversation by telling me, “You’re mean.” But I will prove I’m too nice. A few weeks ago, I got a call on my cell phone with the ID identified as “private.” I answered, asked who it was, […]

Enlisted promotion pace levels out

By Tom Philpott : Military Update Career enlisted members in the Air Force and Navy have drawn surprisingly near to their Army and Marine Corps peers in speed of advancement to higher grades and higher pay. Enlisted promotion data gathered from the four services under the Defense Department show some remarkable changes from fiscal 2000 […]

Civil warrior’s fight for truth made big impact

Editorial It is rare when great intellectual and policy achievements are combined with great personal decency, warmth, charm and unfailing consideration toward others. Milton Friedman, who died last week at age 94, combined all those characteristics and more. He was a great friend of freedom, an untiring champion of liberty, and he will be sorely […]

Students put safety first

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Challenged to turn a tragedy into something positive, a Portales High School student organization developed a traffic safety program aimed at elementary students. Family Career and Community Leaders of America students presented the program Tuesday to James Elementary School second-graders. The safety program was inspired by the August death […]

Students seek to unearth club

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the members of the El Llano Archaeology Society. Archaeology students at Eastern New Mexico University and a few […]

Kids shown reel fun time at clinic

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer How to fish was not the only thing children learned this weekend at the free fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. With 10 learning stations set up around the lake, they also learned about such topics as fly tying, ethics and conservation, aquatic invertebrates and preventing hypothermia. About 70 […]

Clovis hospital transitioning services

Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis is transitioning its urgent care services from the hospital emergency department to its primary and specialty clinic, Plains Regional Medical Group, according to a PRMC press release issued Friday. The change is effective today. Plains Regional Medical Group has extended its hours for urgent care needs such […]

Subdivision gets first tenant

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Despite the sounds of construction, the new Foxtrail Estates subdivision’s first tenant was scheduled to move into one of the newly completed luxury townhouses this weekend. Consisting of three styles of homes, the Portales subdivision will cater to business professionals and young couples who need a place to stay […]

Farmers hope for help from D.C.

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Anxious farmers have flung hopes on Congress to clarify an environmental law they fear has the potential to bankrupt them. Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., is sponsoring a bill that would prevent manure from being classified as hazardous waste because of the compounds in it and would exempt dairies and other […]

Rams survive double overtime scare

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer BLOOMFIELD — Portales senior Ezekial (Zeke) Soto kicked the Portales Rams into the Class 3A state football semifinals Saturday afternoon with a field goal in a 20-17 double overtime win against Bloomfield. Soto’s 28-yard game-winner, sets up a semifinal game with Saint Michael’s Horsemen in Santa Fe Friday or […]

Zias defeat Lady Ags

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Washburn hands Hounds second tournament loss

Freedom Newspapers Junior forward Kyle Snyder scored 12 points and had team-highs of 17 rebounds and four assists Saturday night to lead Washburn (Kan.) past Eastern New Mexico University’s men 63-55 in the third-place game of the Harry Miller/ENMU Shootout at Greyhound Arena. Senior forward Frank Phifer scored 17 points and sophomore forward Paul Byers […]

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Jack Williamson

I just read about Jack Williamson’s death and it brought back some memories of the 1970s and ’80s. I met Jack in 1972 or 1973 when I was a student at Eastern New Mexico University. One of my best friends was Karla Lovorn, Jack’s granddaughter. Karla was an English major and we had occasion to […]

Bird debacle resolved peacefully

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor There is no doubt the feisty little Italian many of us knew from the old Mr. Hank Show on KENW has aged. It shows in his flowing gray mane. What we may not have known until this week was the deviousness age has bestowed on Tony Gennaro. Earlier this […]

O.J. tell all interview, book hit all time low

By Freedom Newspaper And now, from the Department of How Low Will We Go?, comes news that O.J. Simpson is the subject of a two-part Fox TV interview entitled “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” The former football star, who was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend, will describe how, according […]

Turkey tales for the holidays

F ootball. Turkey. Sleep. Family and friends. Area residents are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Here’s a sampling of plans: The holiday will be a turning point for one Clovis woman who plans to gather with friends for the first time in two years. When her husband died two years ago, […]

Citizens post ethanol opposition

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom.Newspapers Players in the proposed Clovis ethanol deal assembled Friday to discuss issues related to the plant during a Curry County Commission meeting. Representatives from the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and Clovis Ethanol LLC spoke in support of the plant. Several private citizens and Curry County Commissioner Ed […]