Freedom Communication announces pay cuts

Freedom New Mexico IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications, Inc. announced a five percent across-the-board

Biologists: Foxes not uncommon in area

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Foxes are shy, smart, and silent creatures who hunt a variety of animals and insects. There are four species of foxes in New Mexico; red, gray, kit and swift fox. Eastern New Mexico University Wildlife biologists Zach Jones and Tony Gennaro say foxes can be found almost anywhere. Gennaro […]

La Casa officials earmark grant money for improvements

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As officials at La Casa Family Health Center well know, some grants only begin to cover the expenses of a big project. Right now, though, La Casa is enjoying the news of a $766,880 award and just how far it’ll go toward a variety of improvements. Part of a […]

GI Bill transfer full of questions

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Users of one of the most popular features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill — the option to transfer benefits to family members — will find a few quirks in how Congress designed the transfer provisions as they take effect in August. For example, spouses of active duty members who hope […]

Sandra Bullock and the five stages of grief

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist I had never walked out on a movie, and I wasn’t starting now. The following is a true story. The names of the people involved are changed, the names of the movies involved aren’t. Sunday. 4:38 p.m. In one hand I hold my soda; the other, two tickets for the […]

DNA process should become routine in court

Freedom New Mexico It is possible to see both sides in the difficult case of District Attorney’s Office v. Osborne, in which a divided U.S. Supreme Court recently decided this particular defendant did not have a post-conviction constitutional right to get access to evidence in the state’s possession so he could conduct his own DNA […]

June 30 ENMU Briefs

La Escalera works displayed The Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University is displaying works from La Escalera, the Portales Art Guild, until August 13. Each member of

Survey could help local medical facilities secure funding

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer After two years of working for federal reimbursement, the Roosevelt General Hospital Rural Health Clinic in Portales and RGH’s clinic in Clovis have been approved for a survey by the New Mexico License and Certification Department. If the clinics are certified as rural-based, both are likely to receive federal […]

Food bank to receive stimulus money

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program from now until the end of August. Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday that New Mexico’s food banks will be receiving $700,000 worth of food as part of […]

It’s their job: Range land manager helps conserve resources

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Sean Lewis has worked as a range land management specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for six years, with about eight months of that time in Portales. Lewis grew up on a ranch north of Mosquero and finished high school in Roy. He earned a degree in range land management […]

Portales man killed in rollover

Freedom New Mexico A 39-year-old Portales man died in one-vehicle accident Sunday evening on a county road south of Portales, according to state police. Jose M. Mendoza, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his nephew, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alejandro Mendoza, 16, of Portales, was treated for minor injuries at Roosevelt […]

Alumni and Portales residents celebrate Founder’s Day

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local residents and alumni took a trip down memory lane Sunday during the Founder’s Day Picnic at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. More than 500 people attended the three-hour event featuring music, a potato sack race, old cars, tours of the campus and authentic period food for ENMU’s’ […]

Competitive equals

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By Clarence Plank All sports have a high level of competitive play a player must achieve, be it baseball, football or softball. The age old question: Man vs. woman, which is more competitive? Men’s or women’s softball? Several competitors at the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic softball tournament — a nearly around-the-clock event this […]

Sewing tips featured on show

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using a circular embroidery tool, incorporating children’s artwork in quilts, and Japanese tailoring techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon

Summer menu

Monday: Milk, Orange, Chicken Patty, Shredded Lettuce, Hamburger Bun, Mayo Packet Tuesday: Milk, Nectarine, Tortilla Ham Wrap, heddar Cheese, Lettuce, Mayo Packet Wednesday: Milk, Red Chile Beef Burrito, Salsa Packet, Cherry Tomatoes, Apple Thursday: Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Shredded Lettuce, Mayo Packet, Apricot, Chips and Milk Friday:

Household war results in carnage

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist They mostly came out at night. I think it was usually recreational but it might have had something to do with food. The first time I noticed them was a short time after the plumbers had initially turned the drywall in our home into Swiss cheese in order to temporarily […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

War on drugs has humiliating ramifications

Freedom New Mexico It is encouraging that the U.S. Supreme Court so strongly condemned Thursday the decision by officials in an Arizona school district to strip-search a 13-year-old girl because they suspected she might have some Ibuprofen pain reliever in her undergarments. The amazing thing is that even one justice (Clarence Thomas) dissented, and that […]

ENMU president’s contract renewed

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble’s contract was renewed Saturday by the Board of Regents. Gamble said with the approval of his contract he hopes to continue to improve the university and help students. “Hopefully, to continue to protect the quality of this institution,” Gamble said. “Help it to grow, and […]

Dairy Fest draws crowd of 9,000

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for a photograph with the sign: “Smells like poo…it grew.” White’s job at Dairy Fest is to teach people about manure, and its uses — fertilizer being high on the list. White […]