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 […]