Portales entries bow out in state individual tennis

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales' representatives in the Class 1A-3A girls and boys individual state tennis tournament each bowed out in quarterfinal matches on Thursday at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. Eighth-seeded sophomore Emily Walker, who won her first-round match on Wednesday against Hope Christian's Melissa Rosenthal 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, lost on Thursday morning to top-seeded Juliana […]

Their view: Senate bill good medicine for ailing Postal Service

Reed Anfinson, president of the National Newspaper Association, writes about the U.S. Postal Service dilema. Now that U.S. Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal […]

Clinton, LBJ mastered art of compromise

Few political observers have compared the 42nd president of the United States with the 36th. But what former President Bill Clinton intoned last week at West Texas A&M University well might have brought back memories of the late President Lyndon Johnson. It is this, quite simply: Rigid ideology must not stop progress on behalf of […]

Self control best way to govern

Libertarianism is often described as the advocacy of maximum liberty and minimum government. The "maximum liberty" part is pretty easy to understand, once you really understand what liberty is. As long as your actions don't harm another person physically, and don't take or damage his personal property, you are within your rights to do anything. […]

Group offers divorce support

Laqueda Chaves once attended a class to get through a painful divorce. She now leads the class that put her on the road to recovery. PNT staff photo: Christina Calloway Divorce Care group leader Laqueda Chaves, left, and group member Ray Breton, right, discuss a video the group viewed covering the emotion of anger that […]

Meetings watch: County commission

In a special Roosevelt County Commission meeting today in the county courthouse, commissioners approved the renewal of a resolution declaring fire danger in Roosevelt County and the renewal of Western Emulsions agreement for emulsion products for the county Road Department.

My turn: Family time always fun

Spending time with my nieces and nephews is one of those simple things in life that has a tendency to brighten my day. I was really looking forward to my weekend last week, because I knew I would be spending time with them and it was bound to be fun. And sure enough, it was. […]

Police blotter: May 4

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 9 a.m.: Caller reported a dead cat under her house, 1300 block of North Abilene. 9:23 a.m.: Caller reported someone damaged her car, 400 block of West 18th. 9:30 a.m.: Caller reported they found a puppy at church, 200 block of South Avenue C. 10 […]

Vehicle leak slows Cannon traffic

The Portales gate of Cannon Air Force Base on New Mexico Highway 467 was closed shortly before 10 a.m. today due to a substance found leaking from a vehicle, according to a press release on the Cannon website. CAFB and Curry County emergency personnel responded to the scene and are investigating. A 4,000-foot cordon has […]

Friday morning briefing: Cleaning up, free acting advice and Charlie Brown’s father

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Cleanup time Clovis' annual Great American Cleanup picks up starting 8 a.m. Saturday at Parks and Recreation headquarters, 500 Sycamore St. A spokesman says they need lots of volunteers for the all-day affair. Info: 769-7870 Free acting advice It's happening now. Eastern New Mexico University's Department of […]