Grandparents real inspiration

If there is one aspect of the human condition I find more prevalent than its tendency to sweet leisure and lethargy, it is a predisposition to self-doubt. Every single person I have ever met, including myself, wallows in the muck and mire of anticipating an unpleasant task or being afraid to fulfill an aspiration. In […]

Encouraging to see states stand up to government

Freedom New Mexico The states are restless. Increasingly, states across America are resisting encroachments on their liberties by the federal government. The most recent examples concern objections by two states to the forced adoption of President Barack Obama’s health-care law. Voters in Missouri approved Tuesday, 71 percent to 29 percent, Measure C, the Health Care […]

Power outage hours changed

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The hours for the planned power outage on Sunday will now be from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to allow base civil engineers the opportunity to upgrade the power substation. The original schedule called for the outage to last until 2 p.m., but the remainder of the upgrade […]

Area could see record highs

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer By Jared Tucker PNT Staff Writer Forecasters say predictions of record-breaking heat across eastern New Mexico today is just the beginning of a scorcher that could last for days. Today’s forecast calls for temperatures to climb to a high of 98 degrees in Clovis with predictions of 105-degree highs […]

Election blog: At least five AGs have come from Clovis

By David Stevens: FNM EDITOR Tuesday night’s blog reported at least four New Mexico attorneys general have come from Clovis. Longtime attorney Lynell Skarda adds one more name to the list: Clovis’ Fred Standley — “a good friend of mine,” Skarda said — was AG in 1957 and 1958. • • • Incumbent probate judge […]

Press Release: Boys State opens in Portales

Today Sunday May 30, 2010 the New Mexico 2010 Boys State has officially kicked off in Portales New Mexico, at Eastern New Mexico University. All the busses and vehicles arrived early this morning from across the state of New Mexico.

Ticket feature: Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

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Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck wagon cooks, the meal will include chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peach cobbler, iced tea, milk and coffee. Cooks hail from […]

Cooks to compete in Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off.

Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck wagon cooks, the meal will include chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peach cobbler, iced tea, milk and coffee. Cooks hail from across […]

ENMU students march for immigration reform

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By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer For Marina Pina, who came to the United States from Mexico five years ago, her first trip to Washington, D.C., was not a tour. It was to march for immigration reform. Immigrants from across the country participated in “March for America” on March 21 in the nation’s capital. Pina, […]

My turn: Take time to savor life

I recently came across this most appropriate quote by Henry David Thoreau, and in the comics of all places. The timing was right. Lately, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going; sometimes it’s both, at the same time. The quote reads, “The truly efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with […]

Portales Past: March 21, 1945

March 21, 1945: Portales school teachers knocked on doors across town in search of school census information. “Every unmarried person between the age of 5 and 18 needs to be counted,” The Portales Daily News reported.

Press release: More snow possible

Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Snow settles down

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut down travel, schools and most commerce for almost two days. The storm that developed overnight Wednesday was the biggest snow the area has seen this year, dumping […]

Xcel reports scattered power outages

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Xcel Energy power crews spent Thursday working to restore power across eastern New Mexico and west Texas . “There were a few scattered outages early on, but they were really limited,” said Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry. “The power company has been right there on the spot to […]

Veterans cautious of health reform

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist As House and Senate Democrats negotiate a final compromise national health care reform bill, military people across the nation — and their advocates in Washington D.C. — remain vigilant for side effects. The Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders have tried to reassure military members, retirees and veterans that national […]

Nearly 230 students graduate from ENMU

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked across the stage and into a new life. Forty master’s and 188 bachelor’s degrees were granted. Bradley Love, hospitality and business graduate, said it was a long road for him. “It was great,” […]

Graduating students share plans

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Almost 230 students are getting ready to walk across the stage and into the next stage of their lives Saturday. At Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement, 40 master’s degree candidates and 188 bachelor’s degree candidates are set to graduate, said university President Steven Gamble. Julia Tucker is one […]

High wind warning

The National Weather Service in albuquerque has issued a high wind warning in effect from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. West to southwest winds of 35 to 45 m.p.h. with gusts up to 60 or 65 m.p.h. are expected. The strongest winds are expected across Guadalupe, DeBaca and Chaves counties. Blowing dust is possible, […]

My cowboy pride has taken a hard hit

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I was wounded. I got cracked across the bridge of my nose. Not that my nose needs to do anything to attract attention. As one friend put it, “Bax, if you’d lie flat on your back in the sun, we could tell time.” Of course, the next day I had […]

Local Alltell, Verizon merger complete

A week before the Clovis Alltel office became a Verizon outlet like others across the nation as part of a merger between the two companies, Amanda Tijerina noticed problems with her cell phone. Her Alltel phone basically became unusable. But, after a weekend transition to Verizon and a trip to the store on Monday, Tijerina […]