Costco wants peanuts back

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By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com The largest processor of organic Valencia peanuts in the country was so strapped for cash, its single largest customer — Costco — had to front it $20 million. And most employees didn’t get paid for their work in the final days before the Portales plant was shuttered last […]

City funds support economic growth

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A local group is using economic development funds to spruce up the Sands Shopping Center in Portales in an effort to attract new business to the area. The Portales City Council recently granted $70,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds for the Falcon Group, LLC, for improvements to […]

Veteran’s journey true example of sacrifice

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Like most children, Rick Fails and Janie Stokes consider their dad a hero. In this case, most of America would agree with the kids’ perspective. Alvin Fails, who was born in Milnesand and grew up in Portales, joined the New Mexico National Guard in 1941. He survived the Bataan Death March a few months later, […]

Four down, one to go for Hounds

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Win next week gives ENMU share of LSC title By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Another long losing streak for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team fell by the wayside on Saturday — this one in impressive fashion. Now the Greyhounds will bid to end another drought — as in Lone […]

Students weigh “going green” at preview day

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com While high school seniors have yet to take their final exams, they are already looking towards the future. Many seniors and their families spent Saturday seeing if those futures could be in Portales. They came in abundance to Eastern New Mexico University for Senior Preview Day. Parents […]

Seven vying for Little Miss Merry Christmas

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PNT staff There are seven contestants in this year’s Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The annual contest is a fundraiser for the white Christmas lights that are on display throughout town and on the Roosevelt County Courthouse during the holiday season. The contestant that raises the most money through donations collected by her sponsor and […]

Greyhounds counting on large senior contingent

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By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com If a preseason exhibition means anything, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is ready for the regular campaign to start. That happens when the Greyhounds (12-15, 9-9 Lone Star Conference last season) face Missouri Southern at 6 p.m. (MST) today in the last of five games in the two-day, […]

A lifetime of collection for Portales couple

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Editor’s Note: This is the second profile in a monthly series on people and their collections. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas could be jokingly referred to as a couple of collectors or the collectin’ couple. The Thomas’ each have a collection of unique items, accumulated over a lifetime […]

Portales blows past Ruidoso for district title

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Portales Lady Rams expect to get one of the top two seeds in next week’s Class 3A state volleyball tournament at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center. If they play like they did on Thursday night at the Ram Athletic Center, they could well be in the […]

Turkey dinner family tradition

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales residents know it’s the first Thursday of November when they smell the aroma of turkey wafting from the First United Methodist Church on U.S. 70 and Avenue C. In its 60th year, organizers and church members say the Turkey Dinner and Bazaar represents tradition, community and extended […]