Transmission lines key to development

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By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico officials have high hopes of a wind energy boom in the near future with projects such as Tres Amigas, the Brahms wind farm in Grady and a Roosevelt County wind farm all in the midst of being developed. But the key factor needed to encourage […]

Beefing up the herd

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com As the drought’s grip on eastern New Mexico loosens, Mitzi and Robert Miller say people are at least thinking about starting to expand their cattle herds again. The Millers certainly have. In fact, the American Angus Association has recognized the Miller’s “grandma and grandpa operation” for having the […]

Lady Rams sweep Texico

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CMI staff TEXICO — After a bit of a rough start, the Portales Lady Rams took control Tuesday night. Behind 15 kills and 11 digs from senior Kristen Wagner, PHS improved to 10-4 with a 25-19, 25-14, 25-12 win over the Texico Lady Wolverines. Wagner was one of four Lady Rams with at least nine […]

Tres Amigas president: Completion date still 2016

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By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com The president of Tres Amigas told Pure Energy Expo attendees Tuesday that although the project’s groundbreaking date was moved back numerous times, the company has made great strides with the project in 2013. “Like any development, every day gets closer,” David Stidham said of this year’s progress. “We […]

No newbie to New Mexico

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University has a new skipper in David Gomez, but he isn’t new to the area. Gomez played and coached at New Mexico Military Institute, and received a master’s degree in sports administration from New Mexico Highlands University. Gomez returns to New Mexico after stints […]

Health fair keeps growing

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Residents flocked to Roosevelt General Hospital Saturday morning to get flu shots, child immunizations, blood screenings, and other services at its health fair. A hospital spokesperson said the third annual event was expected to bring record numbers of participants. “Our first year, we maybe had 75 people […]

Jack is back

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By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com The pumpkin harvest is in full swing in eastern New Mexico, and local residents are taking to their front porches and kitchens to put the staple autumn squash on display. Several vendors at the Clovis and Portales farmers markets sell pie pumpkins, jack-o-lantern pumpkins and the more whimsical ornamental pumpkins and […]

Jury convicts accused killer

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By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com Albert Ramirez’s sobbing during closing arguments Friday turned into accusations of an unfair trial when a District Court jury found him guilty of the 2007 first-degree murder of his mother’s boyfriend, Eladio Robledo, 39, of Clovis. Ramirez’s tirade erupted after Judge Teddy Hartley refused to let him read a statement into […]

Sunland closure hammers peanut market

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kenneth Cox said the peanut market died in this area when Sunland, Inc. shut its doors Wednesday. The 48-year-old Roosevelt County farmer is among the peanut producers in the county and West Texas who have contracts with Sunland. He harvested and dug up his peanuts this year like […]

Junior high students learning arithme-tech

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Portales Junior High math teacher Erin Switzer instructs her students with the help of her new technology-based math curriculum. This new math curriculum has resulted in vastly improved math scores already this school year, school officials said.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Technology is the way of the world, and is now becoming the way of future generations. This is why administrators at Portales Junior High School have adopted a new math curriculum called Digits which is entirely technology-based. “Most of my students are on Twitter and Instagram, and […]