Leno moving on with his generation

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist “If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.” —

Gosselins need empathy not judgment

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A record-breaking 9.8 million viewers watched the TLC hit show Jon & Kate Plus Eight season premiere, on Monday night. If you don’t know Jon and Kate Gosselin they are the stars of a reality television series about their family of eight children — a set of twins and a […]

Sotomayor’s stances on issues remain unclear

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Judiciary Committee no doubt will have many relevant questions for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor concerning what role, if any, her gender, ethnicity and empathy play in her judicial reasoning, her judicial temperament and her judicial philosophy. For today we’d like to explore what her written opinions tell us […]

Portales couple raising longhorns

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Clerk E. Janet Collins and her husband, Steve, are bringing a bit of old west nostalgia to their ranch with a herd of Texas longhorns. The Collins have had their herd for a little over a year now, and already have two calves. Another heifer is ready […]

Volunteers begin to unearth Blacktower Cemetery

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several feet of blown sand, inch by inch from historic Blacktower Cemetery. Capt. Glen Smith, who is leading the project, said the two-day clean-up was going well, but that it was just […]

My Portales: City proud to mark successes

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PNT Staff Report Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. So what was Portales like 100 years ago? On Jan. 6, 1910, the Roosevelt County Herald newspaper listed 12 of Portales’ accomplishments in 1909: […]

Elida man wins at Angus show

PNT Staff Report Greg Smith of Elida won a number of awards for his cattle at the 2009 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory Angus Show on Sunday in Timonium, Md., according to the American Angus Association. Smith was named premier breeder and exhibitor. Cattle he co-owns won senior champion bull, reserve junior champion […]

Class of 1959 planning reunion

PNT Staff Report Members of the Portales High School Class of 1959 are planning a 50 year reunion and searching for contact information of missing classmates. Those individuals are Nadine Arnold Emmett, Carol Block Curtis, Jerry Carlisle, J.L. Coats, Audrey Dial Bucker, Mary Dyer Irwin, Dempsey Herpeche, Barbara Lott Shelton, Yvonne McBath, Paul Mallory, Bob […]

Kids’ summer lunches available

PNT Staff Report Portales youth ages 18 and younger can get free lunches 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1-Aug. 7, at Lindsey Park, Morrison Park, City Park and Rotary Park. Church camps, Bible schools and any organization that provides recreational and day care service for children can also receive the free lunches. La Casa […]

Asian stir-fry featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a toy chest, cooking beef and using recycled products in landscaping will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Bruce Johnson, a representative of Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J., will show how to take an unfinished toy chest and […]

Thieves nab flowers, stuffed bears from shop

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Rose Riley was surprised when burglars struck her shop Thursday night and took only flowers and teddy bears. “They left a glass trail where they shopped,” Riley said Friday morning. “They knew the difference between the quality of the bears… (And) they were after flowers and I don’t know, […]

Traditional promotion still in use

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico

Police ID Portales crash victims

State police today identified Michael S. Smith, 43, of Portales as the person killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday night outside Portales. According to a New Mexico State Police press release, Smith was traveling west on State Road 202 and failed to yield while trying to make a left turn on U.S. 70 to head […]

Press release: Police ID crash victims

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Fatal wreck near Portales

Freedom New Mexico One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70 northeast of Portales. State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell […]

Progams designed to keep youth busy

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT correspondent A summer library program that stresses more than reading, a recreation program that stresses more than sports, and a kids college that does more than keep kids busy. These options may answer the question of “What do we do with the kids this summer?” Come Monday, three summer programs will […]

State settles case with local dairyman

A local dairyman has committed to submit a plan to reduce groundwater contamination at a Lea County dairy he owns, according to the New Mexico Environment Department. According to a department news release sent out Thursday, the department issued a compliance order to Eddie “Ed the Dairyman” Schaap of Ranchvale on Nov. 3 for failing […]

Portales has issues with Ute authority language

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The Ute Water Project trickled closer to reality Thursday with local entities reaching agreement on several key issues. But representatives of communities planning to be part of the $432 million project want at least one more study session to iron out their differences on proposed state legislation […]

Volunteer profile: Thompkins likes giving back

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Patrice Tompkins is a volunteer/member for Portales Women’s Club. She was born and raised in the Los Angeles, Calif. After living in Portales for many years, she moved away for a short time. She has been living here for five years since returning. Although she has had many different jobs, Tompkins currently dedicates the majority […]