Farmer: More rain needed to beat drought

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Benna Sayyed Local farmers say recent precipitation in the area has helped their crops a little but much more is needed to alleviate the drought. According to Ed Polasko, service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, precipitation levels (rain and melted snow) during October, November, and December 2011 were up slightly from 2010. […]

Honor —

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Thatcher Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Sissy Thatcher as Auxilian of the Month for December. She joined the auxiliary in March 2000 and volunteers at the information desk.

Press release: December N.M. homes sales up

“December sales activity on a state-wide basis provided a good finish to 2010,” according the M. Steven Anaya, Executive Vice President of the REALTORS Association of New Mexico. “While total sales for 2010 were down 3.7% from 2009 totals, the pace is getting much closer to an adequate, sustainable level.” 1,009 sales were reported for […]

Building permits steady

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer aduncan@pntonline.com The City of Portales is on track to issue the same number of building permits this fiscal year as last year, according to the planning director. The city compiles building permits for fiscal years, which run July through June. Although the numbers for the first half […]

Press release: Quality of Life focus groups volunteers needed

PORTALES, NM December 16, 2010 – The New Portales Quality of Life Committee will be holding focus groups at the end of January to address the perceived Quality of Life in Portales. The committee is looking for community residents to volunteer to participate. Multiple groups are scheduled at various times of the day, and each […]

Portales past: Nov. 30, 1942

Nov. 30, 1942: The Portales Daily News: December selective service quotas included married men for the first time in Roosevelt County, according to officials at the selective service office.

Slice of life: Celebrating Christmas should be restricted to December

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Merry Christmas! I didn’t just fall off the turnip or zucchini truck; little too soon for green chile. Just wishin’ you a Merry Christmas in July. For those of you who pledged to start your Christmas shopping early, this is your wake-up call. Christmas is my absolutely most favorite time […]

Jobless rate nearly doubles

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The unemployment rate in Roosevelt County has almost doubled compared to a little more than a year ago, and officials are blaming hard times in the dairy business. Matt Barela, co-manager of the Curry County Workforce Connections office and spokesman for the Roosevelt County office, said Roosevelt County unemployment […]

Press Release: Legislative breakfast postponed

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast set for Friday, December 4, 2009 has been postponed due to

Dec. 21, 2008 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W, Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the confederacy, met in Clovis for its December meeting. The group met at Furr’s Family Dining for lunch, then adjourned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Ross for the meeting and program with Mrs. Ross as hostess. The […]

2-5-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty/Alumni • Phillip Million, professor of Communicative Disorders, had an article, “Medical Concepts: Incorporating the Fundamentals In Graduate Training Programs,” published in the December 2007 issue of Advance for Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists. • On Jan. 26 history students Jere Johnston, Cheryl Walker, Robert Hoefer, and Kevin Poulin, attended the Phi Alpha Theta regional conference […]

Hospital sees revenue slide

By Tony Parra It may be good news for Portales residents, but bad news for Roosevelt General Hospital officials, as the number of patients seen at RGH went down for November and December. Kevin Ramage, Roosevelt General Hospital chief financial officer, reported revenue and the number of patients seen for November and December were lower […]

There is more to December than Christmas

Bob Huber December never inspired enthusiasm around our house. We steadfastly refused to join Santa Claus in his annual extortion ploy, and we stopped having babies 40 years ago at the end of each year for income tax purposes. That’s about all there is to December. But December in Texas — that state where old […]