Woman walking for thanksgiving

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer This afternoon, an Eastern New Mexico University student, Daniela Garcia, will leave for Roswell, where she and her family will then drive to Chimayo, joining thousands of other pilgrims in the famous Good Friday pilgrimage. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world flock to the […]

PHS holds first prom, Maypole dress exchange

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Maypole has been a proud tradition at Portales High School for 79 years. But what to do with those pastel-colored, “Gone With the Wind” style dresses which just hang in the closet after the winding? And what to do with those glitzy prom dresses that also only get worn […]

CAFB parents publish kids activity list

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Phil Lenfant and his wife, Col. Babette Lenfant, the 27 Special Operations Wing Mission Support Group commander, moved to Cannon Air Force Base last June with their three young sons. Last summer also brought a move to eastern New Mexico for Maj. Daniel and Brenda Dunn, who have two […]

DeBaca sheriff’s race includes Roosevelt County deputy

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

Events Calendar March 20, 2008

ThursdayWomen’s History chautauqua — 11 a.m. Portales Public LibraryFood Glorious Food — 7 p.m. ENMU Administration Building (singing in connection with “Key Ingredients”) FridayRoosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., Roosevelt General Hospital cafeteria conference room. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. […]

Life — and death — can be messy

It’s spring — wind, dirt, feed wagons, skies filled with brown clouds instead of rainclouds — and new baby animals. The new babies are cute, and it’s fun to watch them play when they’re several days old and have sorta learned how to handle those legs that seemed so unmanageable the first day. One of […]

Probate, one commissioner spot contested

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the five races for Roosevelt County offices drew a crowd on filing day Tuesday. In Commissioner’s District 2, Richard (Rick) Leal is challenging incumbent David Sanders. In the probate judge’s race one Republican Mark Paternoster and three Democrats, Lavern Standifer, Barbara George and Mickey Morgan have filed. […]

County proactive on losses

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners took action Tuesday they hope will lead to loss prevention related to insurance claims by employees, which the county manager says are climbing at an alarming rate. Bruce Swingle of the New Mexico County Insurance Authority gave commissioners a presentation on a relatively new program aimed […]

RGH closing in on clinic reimbursement

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A long and tedious process that will provide federal reimbursement to Roosevelt General Hospital is close to an end says the administrator. The hospital is in the process of establishing hospital-based rural health clinics in Portales and Clovis. The two clinics are up and operating but have still not […]

Portales officials speak at AVTT finale

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Each of several speakers during Tuesday’s final ceremony of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at Clovis High School commented on the importance of the exhibit, but one Vietnam veteran found special significance. Richard “Rick” Thomas of Clovis, who flew with the Air Force Security Service during Vietnam, said he […]

Floyd News March 19, 2008

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries Thursday — James and Toni WhitecottonBelated — Matt and Darcee Benoit Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Floyd School’s Spring Break begins Monday. School will resume March […]

Local Briefs March 19, 2008

Former NFL player at PHS A retired New York Giant will walk through Portales to help raise money for seriously ill Ground Zero rescue and recovery workers. On “a Journey for 9/11” George Martin, a defensive star and co-captain in Super Bowl XXI (1986), is on a 3,500-plus mile trek to raise money for the […]

Sunshine Week is all about our national freedom

Editorial Every week of the year has been designated by somebody as National Something Week, designed to bring public attention to issues and causes. Such a din of commemoration makes it likely for some of the more serious issues to get lost in the shuffle. So we devote this space today to calling attention to […]

Energy future needs sustained federal support

By Brian Moore Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Study: No gap between military and civilian pay

By Tom Philpott A new Department of Defense study of military compensation finds no pay gap exists today between service members and civilian peers. But the study, conducted over the last two years, advises Defense leaders to adopt a new tool for comparing military and private sector compensation so that service members learn to appreciate […]

Wayland Baptist tops Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico Catcher Brett Sheppard went 5-for-6, including a home run and a 10th-inning, go-ahead RBI single, lifting Wayland Baptist to an 11-8 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Sheppard hit a two-run homer in the first, his fifth of the season, and led a 21-hit attack for […]

This chile is red, not red hot

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By Helena Rodriguez The official state question of New Mexico is “Red or green?” Chile breeders, however, are not only saying “Red!” but are seeing red with NuMex Garnet, a new pepper being bred specifically for its pigment. Stephanie Walker, a vegetable specialist from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, will talk about this […]

AeroCare plans return to RGH

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter AeroCare is working to have a life flight helicopter stationed at Roosevelt General Hospital once again. The helicopter was moved back to Lubbock to cover the area after another AeroCare helicopter

Rush declares for Dist. 63 rep

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PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County resident and fourth generation New Mexican, Matt Rush,