Permian Basin avenges loss to Zias

Freedom New Mexico Texas-Permian Basin avenged a home loss last week to Eastern New Mexico University, edging the Zias 25-22, 27-25, 19-25, 25-20 Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Alex Genung had 12 kills and Heather Sanchez added 11 for the Falcons (7-11), who led all the way in the fourth game after […]

Clovis’ Baskett makes first cut

Freedom New Mexico PHILADELPHIA — Clovis native Hank Baskett III made the first cut of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the team reduced its roster to 75 players Tuesday. The Eagles released safety Brandon Harrison, waived linebacker Charleston Hughes and placed linebacker Stewart Bradley and tight end Cornelius Ingram on injured reserve for […]

Business feature: Portales man opening saddle shop

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Ken Nelson got into the saddle-making business in an unusual way. He was raising some horses and needed a saddle. Nelson found a saddle maker who said he would make it for him, if he cut down a tree for him. But by the time he got the tree cut, Nelson said, “Well, he up […]

Legislative tidbits, Feb. 18

The New Mexico staff Days remaining in session: 31 A vote for the exempts: On a party-line vote, the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday killed a measure (SB 424) that would cut the salaries of exempt state workers who make more than $75,000 by 10 percent. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsored the […]

Cut fiber in Lubbock halts Yucca Internet

Yucca Telecom Internet service was restored to Roosevelt County residents just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after a cut cable in Lubbock in the morning caused more than 3,000 customers to lose their Internet service, according to technician Bob Turnbough.Turnbough said there could be flickers of service, “but if there is they should be short-lived.”The outage […]

Feb. 2, 1980

Business feature: Hairdresser stays a cut above

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Judy Hallford, a hairdresser in Portales, recently observed the 30th anniversary of her business. Hallford grew up in Floyd and graduated from beauty school in Portales in 1970, before opening “Judy’s Swirl and Curl” in Portales in 1978. On becoming a hair dresser: I did people’s hair off and […]

Sanchez makes cut in Texas

PNT Staff Report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Portales High School golfer Donavin Sanchez is tied for 10th place in the Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament going into the final round today. According to his father, Martin Sanchez, Donavin made the 40-player cut to be included in the final round of the three-day tournament which features […]

Temporarily disconnected

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several hundred Portales and Roosevelt County residents were without phone service throughout the day Thursday after Qwest phone lines were cut Wednesday afternoon. Qwest spokesperson Gary Younger said a contractor doing work in the area of South Avenue B and Third Street had cut a bundle of lines, causing […]

Cannon lieutenant takes soccer to All Air Force level

Janet Taylor-Birkey His recent experience would be a dream for many, but a couple of weeks in Florida during the January winter weather became 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman’s reality. The 27th Fighter Wing Contracting Squadron lieutenant competed in the six-day Armed Forces Soccer tournament that began Jan. 24. As a player for the Air Force […]

Clippers make a hairy situation

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Their electric buzz brings back childhood nightmares I thought I had put behind me. The dreaded hair clippers were out again at mom’s house last weekend. Like an enlistee in the armed services, my niece’s newly acquired husband surrendered himself to the barber’s stool in the dining room. His […]

Weed out the negativity in your life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist My husband bought me a present … a weed eater. In fact he bought me three. He finally found one that I can start all by myself. Now I can “weed eat” any time I want to do so. He’s glad because he doesn’t have to crank up the […]

Force shaping pyramid revamped for equal distribution

The current force shaping round will take a “slice” from every level of leadership in the Air Force. This should ensure that no one particular level of experience is effected more than the rest and it will keep stability in the work force. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Force shaping, right-sizing or negative retention, regardless of […]

Grass fire ignites Wednesday

Staff and Wire Reports A grass fire that charred 1,500 acres of land along State Highway 467 and temporarily shut down two stretches of road Wednesday was ignited by a lit cigarette or the heat from a vehicle’s catalytic converter, according to a New Mexico State Forestry release. The blaze started in a ditch on […]

Treaty to reduce greenhouse gases flops throughout Europe

Freedom Newspapers The United States is often portrayed as an ecological villain for declining to sign the fabled Kyoto treaty on climate change and greenhouse gases. But a British think tank reports that Britain and Sweden are the only countries in Europe that have met their commitment under the treaty to cut their emissions of […]

Arranging flowers, fitting patterns on Creative Living

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on arranging fresh cut flowers and fitting patterns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Jill Slater is with the California Cut Flower Commission located in Watsonville, […]

Recycle for environment, save some money

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Every day we are buried in an avalanche of paper. We live with computer printed “hard copy,” receipts from gasoline pumps and ATMs, unwanted special offers courtesy of the United States Postal Service, paper towels, paper plates, paper coffee filters, and enough other paper whatevers to fill the Grand Canyon and […]

Oct. 5 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent Hurricane helpers Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative has some linemen in south Texas doing repairs caused by Hurricane Rita. Some have been there several days and will be home this week. Another crew is planning on leaving on Thursday and will be there approximately 10 days. Child care trailer The Dora […]

Watch new shows for frames and flowers

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on creating a quick and easy picture frame, how to keep cut flowers fresh longer and making healthy snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from […]

Trees can be festive, but beware of fire

By David Irvin The Christmas tree is a venerated and respected symbol of Christianity and the holiday season. Not to mention a beacon of joy for children come Christmas day. But it can also be a fire hazard, officials say. Local fire departments are spending time and energy to inform those decorating for the holidays […]