It’s their job: Sophia Dunsworth

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Sophia Dunsworth, who has been working at Movie Gallery for seven months, said she likes the job because of the interaction with customers and the different types of customers.

Ice cream shop opens

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PNT staff report Green tea ice cream? Yes. Portales chef Victor Castillo and his wife, Rosalinda, have opened a new ice cream shop, The Skoop, that features 16 flavors of ice cream, malts, sundaes, Italian soda, candy, pickles and more. They are showcasing their green tea and coffee ice cream flavors. “We’re going to be […]

Businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer More and more local businesses are using social networking like Facebook and Twitter to promote their goods and services. Whether it is a floral shop, tacos or pizza, these businesses are working on improving sales, sharing information or keeping up with friends. Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in […]

Dora entrepreneurship program teaches students to start business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eight Dora High School students are in business. A youth entrepreneurship training program called Biz-Ed Ventures, which offers a grant to start a new business, offered a seminar on starting a business from the ground up in Dora recently. “You’re learning how to run your own business someday,” Ashley […]

Milk prices fall

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Wholesale milk prices for dairy owners in the area have decreased after a rise several months ago. Local dairy owners say it’s only a short setback and predict prices will start climbing again later this year. Alan Anderson of Anderson Dairy in Roosevelt County said globally, prices for cheese […]

State orders dairy to clean up contamination

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The New Mexico Environment Department has ordered a second dairy in Roosevelt County to come up with a plan for cleaning up contaminated groundwater. According to a news release from the department, La Jolla Dairy northwest of Portales has submitted a Stage 1 Abatement plan to address soil and […]

It’s their job: Manicurist says customers make job enjoyable

Name: Viet Nguyen Job: Manicurist Time on the job: 12 years Background: I come from Vietnam and became an American citizen. I went to college in California and learned how to do nails. After that, I went to Dallas and started this job. Two years ago, I went to Clovis and went into this business. […]

Annual Women’s Day Out gives women chance to connect

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With lessons including jewelry, marketing and belly dancing, the sixth annual Women’s Day Out is coming up this month. The event, organized by the Portales Women’s Club, raises money for the group’s community projects and offers a variety of workshops, vendors, a speech by motivational speaker Pam Atherton of […]

Developers encounter obstacles

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive another 1,300 personnel over the next five years, and it’s working on privatizing the homes it already owns. Add an expansion at the Southwest Cheese plant, and new jobs expected from the proposed Tres Amigas electricity project and complementary power plants. […]

Housing demands drive building plans

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good neighborhood and proximity to public schools. But there are some dealbreakers for Richard, an Air Force retiree — like […]