Change to county grievance procedure tabled

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners were poised Friday to delete a grievance procedure from their employee personnel policy. Then, four department chiefs objected and the measure failed in a flurry of confusing motions and procedures. “This is ridiculous,” said Commissioner Frank Blackburn, who minutes earlier had aligned himself with Commissioner Robert Sandoval to leave the […]

CEO hopes Wheatfields will be boon to community

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Sharna Johnson Emerging from the tangles of bankruptcy with his nearly-failed project resurrected, Seasons Management CEO Eric Jacobsen says it is his hope to see Wheatfields Assisted Living Facility become a boon to the community. The senior center on North Prince Street is beginning to show signs of life nearly five years after construction started, […]

Road to Dora will be repaved

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Twelve miles of N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora will be repaved from a failed paving preservation project completed earlier this year. New Mexico Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday the project would get under way early next summer. The project will affect the section nearest Portales from mile […]

U.S. heroine maintains her faith despite losing legs

Tom Philpott: Military Update “You are a hero,’’ says a man, standing on a curb outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Army National Guard Major Ladda “Tammy” Duckworth walks slowly by, on artificial legs, a cane in each hand. “I’m just trying to survive, man,’’ she laughs. “You’re a hero, a survivor, you’re … […]

Lady Tigers ousted in semifinals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers’ bid for a state volleyball berth came up just short Friday night against Des Moines. Elida dropped a 25-16, 25-27, 27-29, 25-19, 15-9 decision to the Lady Demons in the semifinals of Class 1A Region A competition. Semifinal winners in the regional round advance to state […]

Broncos score 55 points in second half to romp

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jerrod Long says he and three of his Floyd football teammates learned a valuable lesson this week — show up when you’re supposed to show up. With three two-way starters and senior quarterback Bryan Johnson held out early in Saturday’s six-man quarterfinal playoff game against Gateway Christian, Floyd quickly found […]

Conquerors cruise to second win of season

PNT Staff Junior Caleb Richards was in on 10 touchdowns Saturday to help the Faith Triumphant Conquerors post an 87-57 victory over San Jon at Conquerors Field. Richards ran for two touchdowns, caught two TD passes, replaced the injured Luis McCain at quarterback and threw for four scores, and also had an interception and a […]

Summer school set to start

PNT Staff The Portales school district will hold multiple summer school sessions for secondary students. The first session is from June 9 to 20, a second session will be held June 23 to July 3 — the session for junior high students will be June 9 to July 3. The sessions will be held at […]