Lujan says he’ll stand up to special interests

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer While campaigning through southeastern New Mexico this past week, Democratic Congressional District 3 candidate, Ben R. Lujan, sat down with the Portales News-Tribune to answer some questions regarding his positions on some major political issues.Lujan is seeking to win the Democratic primary in a congressional seat being vacated by […]

It’s Their Job: Ann-Marie Bucksath

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Ann-Marie Bucksath Job: PE, volleyball, basketball and track coach

Events Calendar May 6, 2008

TodayBlood Drive — 1-4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. CHigh Plains Quilters brown bag luncheon — noon, Chamber of Commerce office First Street and Avenue A, demonstrations, handouts everyone welcome, 226-0092.Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m., Commissioners’ Room Roosevelt County CourthousePortales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., City Hall. WednesdayMainStreet business workshop […]

Aragon highlights LSC meet for ENMU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Steven Aragon led a 1-3-6 finish in javelin to highlight Eastern New Mexico University men’s performances over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. Abilene Christian captured men’s and women’s team titles in the six-school competition. The Wildcats have won the last 15 […]

Roosevelt County under tornado warning

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County was placed under a tornado warning by the National Weather Service at 7:12 p.m. Monday. The warning continues until 8 p.m. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office personnel said fire department personnel had spotted a possible funnel cloud in a storm near Elida. No confirmation of a tornado has been made, though. […]

First High Plains Film Festival screened

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The inaugural High Plains Film Festival at Eastern New Mexico University focused on the power of film. The first half of Sunday’s event featured a screening of “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis.” The 1970 black-and-white film showed its age with some grainy sections and some distorted […]

Employers get close look at Guard mission

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico With war raging abroad and the occasional state-wide emergency calling New Mexico national guardsmen and reservists into action, the various New Mexico employers providing those soldiers are an increasing silent, but essential partner with federal and state forces. The men and women in uniform got the chance to show […]

Chinese student ready for ENMU commencement

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Danni Luo is one of four Eastern New Mexico University students who will stand out as they “go green” during Eastern’s spring commencement service on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Chinese students who have been participating in Eastern’s 1-2-1 program — an educational exchange project under World American Cultural Exchange […]

U.S. Rep Pearce talks political issues

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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. He is running against U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson in the Republican […]

Local Briefs May 4, 2008

MainStreet to hold workshop The Portales MainStreet organization will hold a workshop facilitated by Lani Lott of New Mexico MainStreet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales. The results of a business questionaire distributed in January will be discussed and a brainstorming session leading to commerce building and […]