Ethics of animals for consumption discussion planned

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Many people don’t view dragging a fish out of a lake with a hook as a bad thing. When it comes to the consumption of animals, it’s generally red meat eaters who come under fire. This is according to Darron Smith, a professor of agriculture at Eastern New Mexico [...]

City councilors cover carports

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A discussion about the proliferation of cheap carports found its way into city council discussion Tuesday as members approved a variance at one Portales residence. “They’re everywhere,” Councilor Dianne Parker bemoaned. “On Friday there’s none and by Monday there are three more.” B.J. and Annetta Byrd, who live on [...]

Area task force begins brainstorming

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Through discussion at a town hall meeting Wednesday, audience members agreed that work on U.S. 70 through town and a sustainable water supply were badly needed resources in the area. The discussion came at a Governors Task Force meeting titled “Our Communities, Our Future.” Other ideas centered around revitalizing [...]

Wading through commentary necessary evil

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Comedian Bob Newhart had a routine about the theory that an infinite number of monkeys typing for an infinite amount of time would eventually reproduce all of the world’s great books. He envisioned the daily grind for the people who would have to read through what the monkeys created. The [...]

ENMU to honor victims, heroes

PNT Staff Students and faculty will gather at noon on Thursday for a 20-minute ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 at Eastern New Mexico University’s campus fountain. The memorial service is a product of the Multicultural Affairs Office and will include a tentative Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet fly-over and a [...]