Missing my swamp…not really

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Some years in eastern New Mexico we can go all summer with just a handful of 100 degree-plus days. Apparently this isn’t going to be one of them. With a week nearly full of temperatures above the century mark what little rain we’ve received lately has been more than offset. […]

Heritage Days Parade marches through Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Other than yet one more case of bad timing for the Portales High class of 1969, Saturday’s Heritage Days Parade went off without a hitch. The Portales High School Band marched with alumni and current members up Avenue O, U.S. 70, Second Street and down Abilene Street to City […]

Heritage Days Schedule

Freedom New Mexico Heritage Days Schedule Friday: • 6:30 p.m. Christian Country Jamboree, City Park • 7 p.m. Mixed League Softball Tournament (preregistration required), City of Portales Softball Complex Saturday: • 8 a.m. MainStreet Fun Run, Yam Theater at 219 S. Main St. • 9 a.m. Antique, Collectable and Classic Car Show, City Park • […]

Private colleges balk at new G.I. Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

Heritage Days schedule of events

Heritage Days Schedule Tuesday: • 6 p.m. Portales Flag raising, City Hall. • 6-9 p.m. Centennial Street Fair, Main Street between Second and Fourth Streets. Wednesday: • 10:30 a.m. Hispanic-themed Storytime, Portales Public Library. Thursday: • 5:30 p.m. Buffalo Soldiers, Portales Public Library. Friday: • 5 p.m. Branding Iron Party, Portales Public Library. • 6:30 […]

Annual Heritage Days celebration adding new event

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The 25th annual Heritage Days is on the horizon with a new softball tournament joining its traditional events. Heritage Days is scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday with a parade, barrel racing, a fun run, geocaching, music and more at City Park and around Roosevelt County. In […]

Band alumni planning reunion at Heritage Days

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales High School band alumni and directors from as far back as 1945 are planning to gather during Heritage Days to march in the parade and enjoy each others’ company. Band director Cindy Stone, a 1987 alumnus, said more than 70 people have committed, some from as far away […]

City seeking volunteers for cleanup duty

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The City of Portales is looking for a few good men and women to help clean up for the centennial celebration, Heritage Days and beyond. Saturday, the city is leading a volunteer clean up at City Park and, if time permits, Rotary and Lindsey parks. And in a separate […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading […]

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]

March 4, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session:

Feb. 26, 1958

A notice of appeal was filed to the district Supreme Court by area taxpayers opposed to the issuance of $350,000 in bonds to build a new school in Portales. The appeal was filed four days before the 30-day deadline expired, which would have opened up further dealings to create plans for the new school.

Feb. 20, 2009 Legislative Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

Feb. 13, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 36 Measuring state workers: A measure by freshman Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, would measure the productivity of state government employees. An analysis of Senate Bill 158 says labor productivity is defined as “the output per worker-hour of labor.” Further, the bill says “labor productivity would be calculated using Bureau of Labor […]

Feb. 11, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 38 Go hemp A measure introduced by Rep. Ray Begaye, D-Shiprock, would set up guidelines for the “growing, licensing, selling and processing of industrial hemp in the State of New Mexico.” House Bill 403 would spend $150,000. Of that, $100,000 would go to New Mexico State University to set up a […]

County readies for annual Ag Expo

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Two days, 400 vendors, two animal trainers and no admission charge — and it’s all headed to the Ag Expo this year. The annual show of new agricultural technology, among other things, is set for Feb. 24-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. “I think the Ag Expo is a […]

Jan. 31 Legislative Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 49

Legislature tidbits, Jan. 28

Santa Fe New Mexico staff Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a […]