March 31, 1968

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President signs bill authorizing Ute Water Project

Freedom New Mexico Chase Gentry hopes he won’t have to knock on wood as much anymore when he tells businesses about eastern New Mexico’s long-term water outlook. That’s based on Monday’s news that President Barack Obama signed a public lands omnibus bill Monday containing authorization for the Ute Water Project. The project, which would bring [...]

Power outage in Portales

After wind knocked down a transmission line serving parts of Portales on Monday, 3,136 customers were without power for as long as almost 2 1/2 hours, Xcel Energy spokesmen said. Spokesman Troy Foos said the power went off in stages, but the longest time before it was restored was two hours and 20 minutes. Spokesman [...]

Experience pays off for Clovis fighter

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent After the opening bell for the third round, but before a punch could be thrown, Elijio Sena of Clovis pointedly looked in the direction of his opponent’s corner and laughed. In Mark Martinez’ corner, his trainer had just told his fighter that he “had been here before.” Sena heard something [...]

Hounds, Wildcats split pair

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Freedom New Mexico Abilene Christian senior Matt Sullivan kept Eastern New Mexico University at bay for 6 1/3 innings, and got more than enough run support to help the visiting Wildcats collect a 14-3 win for a split of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The win helped the LSC-leading and seventh-ranked [...]

Local golf partners each score hole in one

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Two Portales amateur golf partners beat the odds, each recently dropping a pair of aces from the tee only a month apart. But you haven’t heard the best part yet when it comes to this hole-in-one story. Each golfer has multiple aces to their credit. For William Raisbeck, it [...]

Adding troops in Afghanistan not necessary

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Thursday that the “era of the blank check is over” in Afghanistan. But the plan he laid out Friday looks very much like a blank check for an increased military and civilian presence in Afghanistan that is unlikely to be successful or to end any time [...]

Lawmakers discuss legislative session

Campaign reform, keeping capital outlay money in their districts and clamping the lid down on taxes are just some of the many accomplishments local lawmakers cite during the grueling 60-day marathon otherwise known as the 2009 New Mexico Legislature. The legislative session isn’t exactly history yet — Gov. Bill Richardson is promising a special session [...]

Community honors citizen of the year

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Lifelong Floyd resident, community servant, Christian and jack-of-all-trades Alvis Griffith has been named Floyd’s Citizen of the Year. The award was presented at Floyd’s 59th Annual Country Jamboree Saturday night. Griffith said he thanked his family and friends, as well the Floyd Lions Club. “I am greatly honored,” Griffith [...]

Being overly cautious mother’s job

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” [...]