Thursday morning briefing: Think pink, clunkers, fall musicals

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Wednesday morning briefing: Supernanny headed for Hobbs

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Fire chief leaving for new position with hospital

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After nearly 21 years serving Portales and surrounding townships, Portales Fire Chief John Bridges is retiring to take on another role in helping the community. Tuesday night, Bridges’ intentions to retire Nov. 27 were announced at the city council meeting in City Hall. Bridges has accepted a position with […]

Zias get past Highlands, end losing streak

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University trailed in all four games, but the Zias were able to rally Tuesday night for a 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory over New Mexico Highlands in a battle of struggling volleyball programs. The Zias (6-22) had lost eight in a row and 13 of […]

Curry County jail officer stabbed

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer An incident in which a Curry County Adult Detention Center inmate stabbed a detention officer Monday is under investigation. Interim jail administrator Carlos Ortiz said Miguel Martinez, 26, had minor wounds to the torso in the attack. Martinez is scheduled to return to work today. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley […]

Ability to stop time would bore me

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist I’ve always been leery when I see a movie based on a video game. There’s no reset button if the movie turns bad, and you don’t have a controller to take over if you see the character’s screwing things up. But I do look forward to “Prince of Persia: Sands […]

Survivor plan not being utilized

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A typical officer retiring today who declines to enroll in the Survivor Benefit Plan lets the government off the hook for a subsidy worth $50,100 in “net present value,” say Department of Defense actuaries. The typical enlisted retiree who chooses not to enroll in SBP is turning down a subsidy […]

Intelligence better weapon in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible reason is to try to figure out which […]

County commission gets grant for indoor arena

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have approved a memorandum of understanding to get an indoor arena at the county fairgrounds. The vote came during their regular meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Through the agreement with the state Department of Finance and Administration, a state grant of $250,000 from Gov. […]

Detention center administrator resigns

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Roosevelt County Detention Center administrator has left to take another job. County Manager Charlene Hardin said former administrator Don Burdine’s last day was Saturday. Assistant Administrator Charles Perez is filling in until the county hires a permanent replacement for Burdine. “I just got an opportunity to join with […]