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Tracking down good trees not too difficult

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Across the country millions of people are flocking to nurseries and tree farms to pick out Christmas trees. About 31 million trees were bought throughout the country last year, according to the to the National Christmas Tree Association. At his nursery in Portales, Curt Jaynes said he usually sells […]

Despised neighbors tumble back onto roadways

By Karl Terry: Local columnist As I drove to Clovis from Portales early Friday morning the prairie was on the move around me. The sand was blowing alright, but more impressively it was the first really good tumbleweed day of the season. Speeding down the highway in a small car it appeared that herds of […]

Politicians aren’t miracle makers

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Any time I run across some piece of writing that contains the assertions that the world, especially the United States, has been in the grips of market fundamentalism or the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, I tend to drop everything and pen a firm response. It’s a lie, nothing […]

Exercise highlights wireless communications

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, is briefed during the Joint Lightning communications exercise July 15. Wurster visited the base during the second annual AFSOC communications exercise that took place July 12-25. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg 27th SOW […]

Finding peace in a troubled world

By Joan Clayton We have been hit with home mortgage failures, bank problems, high gasoline prices, a big increase for food and did I mention corporate trouble? Bad news seems to dominate the media and one might get a little depressed about all the wrongdoing across the planet. How about other crises such as illness, […]

Portales woman shot in leg in Albuquerque hotel

Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning while she slept at an Albuquerque hotel, according to Albuquerque police. Sylvia Montano, 56, is listed as stable after receiving treatment at University of New Mexico Hospital, Officer Nadine Hamdy said Friday afternoon. It is a unique case, Hamdy said, considering […]

Power restored, courthouse temporarily emptied

PNT Staff Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning, the outage caused by a piece of equipment that regulates voltage, an Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. The power was out from 9:10 to 9:46 a.m. The power outage is believed to have triggered the temporary closing of the Roosevelt County […]

Power returns to Portales

PNT Staff Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said a piece of equipment that regulates voltage caused the problem. Reeves said 5,301 customers were impacted by the outage.

Religion Digest April 4, 2008

Bible study begins tonight A new Sabbath Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. today at the Wesley Foundation across from the Eastern New Mexico University campus.The Sabbath Bible Study will be taught every other Friday by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo, who is a Messianic Jew. A light meal also will be served. Admission is free. The […]

Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions when he saw the crucifix lying inside the barn. Lovato came across the decaying life-sized statue of Jesus Christ nailed to a cross while looking at property in north Clovis. Fingers on the left hand of the dirt-caked statue were […]

Prosthetic legs don't slow runner

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Running 2,500 miles across the United States takes ambition, optimism, faith, perseverance, and for one man, two prosthetic legs. Marine veteran Gene Roberts, a Baltimore native, whose legs were taken from him during the Vietnam conflict, is running from Camp […]

Voting machines cause of concern

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S sold the secretary of state machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now a […]

B&B honors legacy of entertaining

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Built on a dream and completed in 1947, Casa del Sol has remained a structure of prominence within the city of Portales. Now it’s welcoming guests as a bed and breakfast. Designed by John Gaw Meem, a notable New Mexico architect, the home was built by Bartlett and Evelyn Dewey […]

Residents learn about proposed healthcare plan

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A representative from the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign met with a group of local residents on Tuesday to discuss the group’s proposed healthcare plan. A grassroots coalition, the campaign has spent the past 15 years working to devise a healthcare plan that would benefit the citizens of […]

Local dairy destroyed

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Clovis wasn’t the only community sustaining major damage from Friday’s storms. Grande Vida Dairy, located off of NM 202 in Roosevelt County, was among regional businesses hit hard, said former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher, who flew over the area Saturday. A flurry of activity was evident at the […]

Spring weather brings tornado risk

By David Irvin Gusting winds that roared across the plains Tuesday at up to 63 mph and packed enough punch to down power lines is an early indication of the volatile weather that accompanies spring in eastern New Mexico. However, National Weather Service officials said it’s too early to tell what kind of weather the […]

School board decides on seating

By Kevin Wilson Three inches, and $20,000 in savings, made more of an impact than 60 chairs on the Portales School Board at Monday night’s meeting. The board approved a purchase from Norcon of New Mexico for seating as part of a renovation for the Portales High School Auditorium. The proposal from Norcon covers the […]

Analogies can be fun

By Bob Huber Throughout her career as a high school and college teacher, my wife Marilyn saved everything. Her multiple desks — she took over mine among others years ago — were stuffed full of scrawled love notes, chewed pencil stubs, dirty pictures, photos, class albums, and test papers, all taken from her students. I […]

April 28 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Farmers are getting peanut and cotton seed ready to plant as soon as the ground warms up enough. The corn that was planted a week or so ago should be up by now and will be showing across the plowed beds soon. Commodities trip I took the commodities to the Country Junction […]