In tribute

Editor’s Note: The following are people with Portales or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2009, according to obituaries submitted to the Portales News-Tribune. A • Ahlstorm, Cecile, 76, of Portales, July 19 • Akers, Ruth, 83, of Hettinger, N.D. and formerly of Roswell, Nov. 8 • Alford, Peggy, 57, of Mannford, Okla., Dec. […]

Racial slur focus of ENMU gathering

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This story contains material that may be offensive to some readers. Eastern New Mexico University students and employees debated the use of a racial slur on Wednesday night, part of the Black History Month celebration. A panel and group of more than two dozen people talked about […]

Love notes become Christmas legacy

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Editor’s Note: This column has been printed in the anthology “Christmas Traditions.” Reprinted with permission from Adams Media Corp.

H-Bar History

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By Ruth Burns: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of several articles about the H-Bar Ranch. In the early days before the coming of the railroad, the ranch located closest to Clovis and Portales was the H-Bar. The H-Bar, located where the Portales Country Club now stands, was established by some […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Canada health system endless wait for some

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Consumers keep health care thriving

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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By David Stone: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.

My Portales: City proud to mark successes

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PNT Staff Report Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. So what was Portales like 100 years ago? On Jan. 6, 1910, the Roosevelt County Herald newspaper listed 12 of Portales’ accomplishments in 1909: […]