County agent quoted in National Geographic

Special to the PNT Out of nowhere, Patrick Kircher became a nationally-known image consultant. When Maggie G. Zachowitz of National Geographic needed help explaining a 51-year-old photograph taken in Roosevelt County, she turned to Kircher, the county’s agricultural extension agent. In the 1957 photo, a man measures the former ground level of a field in […]

City to honor Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas have contributed countless hours over the years to the Portales community, but they don’t think what they’ve done is anything out of the ordinary. City officials disagree, and they’re recognizing the couple with a 6 p.m. reception Tuesday at the Memorial Building, followed by a […]

ENMU sponsors hot air balloon

By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University wants fiesta-goers to see its message about tuition costs is powered by hot air, not full of it. “Avoid Soaring Tuition” was chosen as the slogan for the university’s hot air balloon at the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Fiesta goers will have the opportunity […]

Events Calendar Oct. 5

Sunday Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377. TuesdayCounty Commission — 9 a.m. Courthouse commissioners room. Books and Babies — 10:30 a.m. Storytime for infants and toddlers. Portales Public Library. Reception for Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas — 6 p.m. […]

Managing finances a challenge

By Anita Doberman I used to spend money recklessly. Working during what used to be the golden days on Wall Street didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite the fact […]

Homesteaders were a sturdy bunch

By Karl Terry, Local Columnist It amazes me what folks who homesteaded this part of the country were willing to endure just to get title to 160 acres of sand and rattlesnakes. For a long time now I’ve intended to read the book “Six Miles to the Windmill” by J.G. Greaves, former editor of the […]

Editorial: Vice presidential debate won’t decide election

Sarah Palin’s performance Thursday night will probably not be enough to turn GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign around. He missed the opportunity for a game-changing breakthrough by not siding with the American people and opposing the $700-billion (plus $100-billion-plus in “sweeteners”) financial bailout. However, with her confident, folksy, fluent performance in the vice presidential […]

Escaped prisoner caught in Amarillo

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an apartment complex on West 57th Street, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. McClendon is […]

Zias, Hounds fall at ENMU soccer pitch

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sixty-seven minutes seemed like plenty of time to try to make up a one-goal deficit, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a trouble finding shots. Northeastern State scored twice in a nine-minute span, then battened down the hatches and held off the Zias 2-1 in a Lone Star […]

Hounds still learning spread offense

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico On the surface, Eastern New Mexico University’s switch from a run-dominated option game to a pass-oriented spread offense this season looks like it’s not going well. And it isn’t, if you look at the Greyhounds’ 1-4 record (0-1 Lone Star Conference South Division). Still, freshman quarterback J.J. Harp sees […]