Portales focuses on street repairs

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales city officials will at least explore solutions to combat the wear and tear on First and Second streets in Portales. The decision was made during the city council meeting on Monday evening. They will do it with $250,000 received through 2005 capital outlay funds from Gov. Bill Richardson and […]

First day arrives for ENMU students

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor Nate Riley remembers what it was like to be a freshman. It was one of the reasons he was stationed at the front desk at the Campus Union Building on Monday during first day of fall classes at Eastern New Mexico University. He wanted to help incoming students get acclimated to […]

Dora returns to school after multiple delays

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Dora students had an eventful — and delayed — first day of school Monday. Instead of learning math and English sitting at desks in a room with a chalkboard, a leaky roof forced classes to be held in the stands of Guy Luscombe Gymnasium, among basketballs, basketball goals and championship […]

Online courses alternative to traditional classroom

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the school year neared its conclusion at Portales High School in May, administrators and teachers had a wood shop with sheet rock walls and a mission. Three months later, that mission is nearing its beginning. The sheet rock is still underneath, but the wood shop is now home to […]

Online classes subject of open house

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents will have an opportunity to view online classes being offered to Portales High School student starting in the fall. Parents can view a pre-recorded session for one of the subjects the students will be working on during an open house from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the […]

Elida superintendent has five years experience

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the first of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position: Jack Burch is the current superintendent at Elida Schools. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent job? A: The aspects of being a superintendent will translate to the Portales Schools superintendent. […]

Learning to do nothing takes effort

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist “I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to […]

School looks to its future

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico legislators took a look at what could be the future of public education when they took a tour on Wednesday of facilities which will be used for the online courses at Portales High School. Sen. Stuart Ingle (R-Portales) and the senate majority leader, Sen. Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs) […]

Hectic lifestyle can have bitter consequences

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I saw a scary commercial on TV the other day, a Wal-Mart spot showing a woman with a hectic lifestyle who looks into the camera and says: “I like being busy all the time.” Don’t we all? We just love driving around like maniacs, our cell phones glued to our […]

School officials explain online program

By Tony Parra Portales administrators were happy with the 100 percent sign-up rate after their presentation on online courses on Thursday evening at the Portales High School library. The goal of the administrators was to assure parents that high school students would receive the same quality of education learning through online courses as the quality […]

PHS to offer online classes in fall

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales High School is starting online courses in August that will allow students to take core classes such as English, math and history at home. Portales Principal Melvin Nusser said the program provides students the option of a different classroom setting to learn. It will also give home-school students […]

Snow covers state

By Leslie Radford A powerful eastbound storm that blanketed most of New Mexico and parts of West Texas sent a reminder to the area that spring is still five days away. The Portales area received nearly half a foot of snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which caused a […]

March 13 Broad Horizons School News

Students and teachers of Broad Horizons were glad to get settled back into their regular class schedules this last week following the previous week’s state mandated testing requirements. School staff went an extra step to encourage attendance the week of testing by offering prizes in a drawing for those who were present. All currently enrolled […]

Feb. 6 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Homecoming festivities were held last Friday at Conqueror Gym. Victoria Payen and Luis McCain were the 2005 queen and king. Attendants were Cassie Paden and Eric Cathey. The flower girl was Bryanna Moore, and the crown bearer was Tobin Alford. FTCS alumni played against the Varsity boys. The varsity boys barely squeaked […]

Jan. 16 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly There will be no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The office will be closed as well. On Tuesday, a representative from Eastern New Mexico University will meet the senior class at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the ASVAB test will be administered to students in grades 9-11. […]

Dec. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Final Exams are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday • Classes will dismiss for Christmas holidays at noon on Wednesday. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Junior High’s next game will be Jan. 10. They will play Ft. Sumner at Floyd at 5 p.m. • Junior Varsity’s next game will […]

ENMU student takes long path to degree

By Kevin Wilson When Eric Duran receives his degree from Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, his mother won’t be there as a spectator — and he couldn’t be happier. Instead, Jolene Duran will join her son as an ENMU graduate, 22 years after she first started her college studies. The Durans are two of […]

Dec. Broad Horizons News

Students have an important week at Broad Horizons. The afternoon classes, consisting of third, fourth and fifth periods, will be taking their course final exams on Thursday. The morning classes, first and second periods, will take their finals on Friday. Teachers will be working to complete the lessons, facilitate students with make-up work, and review […]

Dec. 12 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • School board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Final Exams are Dec. 20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas Holidays at noon on Dec. 22. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Tuesday, Junior High Boys and Girls vs. Elida at Elida, 4:30 p.m. • Friday, JV Girls […]

Aug. 22 FTCS News

Faith Triumphant Christian School begins the 2004-2005 school year on August 30. This will be our 21st year of offering private Christian education to our community. If you are interested in registering a student, contact the school office. The new school year kicks off with the school’s new “School of the Arts” program. The school […]