Winter watering can be dangerous affair

By Baxter Black This winter is shaping up to be a reminder of why they sell more long underwear north of Interstate 40, which runs from Bakersfield,Calif., through Amarillo and Little Rock, Ark., then on to Raleigh, N.C. We’ve already had blizzards, ice storms, blackouts, white outs, and more horsetank ice breaking injuries than we’ve […]

Official: Fundraiser good fun for good cause

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Holiday spirits are sure to be lifted, swirled, sniffed and tasted as the wine flows Saturday night in Portales to benefit the Portales MainStreet Program. Plenty of wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment will be served at the annual Portales Winter Wine Fest Saturday at 7 p.m. at the […]

Ice pops provide reprieve from heat

By 2nd Lt. George Tobias: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen and the Cannon community have shipped a cool treat in the form of ice pops to the injured troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Operation ICE POP provided ice pops to patients and medical staff in deployed medical treatment facilities, […]

May 20, 1982

• Three Portales Rams baseball players were named to the Coaches AAA State All-Tournament. Chosen were seniors Johnny Poe and Greg Speck and junior pitcher Rod Simon. • Portales High School senior Tim Sweet was recognized for 12 years of perfect attendance during the PHS Academic Assembly. • Vinyl Reed Curtains ranged in price from […]

No surprise: A rush on supplies

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor According to officials of local businesses selling cold weather supplies, eastern New Mexico residents weren’t taking the current blast of winter weather lightly as they scurried to pick up supplies before the storm Friday. Grocery stores reported much heavier traffic than normal, and other retailers were holding their posts […]

Day Trip: Let it snow in Cloudcroft

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Getting snowed in can be fun when you’re in the mountainous village of Cloudcroft. Just take a short drive to the snow-covered hills for a day of snow tubing, snowmobiling, skiing and ice skating. Nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, conditions are just right for plenty of outdoor winter activities. A […]

Severe weather predicted for area

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Snow shovels and bags of salt used to melt snow and ice were flying off the shelves at Triangle Ace Home Center in Clovis Monday morning. According to store manager Ron Scorzafava, an entire pallet of snow melter sold out in 30 minutes. “It (salt) is going out like gangbusters,” […]

Winter weather leads to slippery roads

PNT Staff Report The recent snowfall impacted driving in Roosevelt County but no serious accidents were reported. According to Portales Police dispatcher logs there were about 10 accidents in a 24-hour span. “I assume that the accidents are weather-related since the number of accidents that we have had is a little unusual,” said Sgt. Brack […]

Australians leading way in innovative thinking

By Baxter Black: Guest Columist The sign in the health food store in Sydney, New South Wales read, “Sheep Placenta — On Sale! Half Price!” It was also printed in Chinese. My first thoughts were “Do they eat it? Rub it on? Make party favors of it? Kick it around like a soccer ball?” I’m […]

There’s good, then there’s larrupin’

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor One of the duties of an editor and columnist is to introduce readers to new and interesting words — words that work well but don’t necessarily get used by everyone. This week’s word is larrupin’. Some of you may know the word, but it’s surprising how many folks get […]

Winter games have different meaning here

By Karl Terry The world may be focused this week on the XX Winter Olympic games, but in eastern New Mexico the excitement is … well let’s just say a little more subdued. Winter games around here take on a completely different meaning. First of all, most visitors to this area immediately notice that the […]

Residents asked to put phones on “ICE”

By David Irvin A nationwide initiative is underway to help emergency personnel locate next-of-kin and emergency contacts for incapacitated victims in those critical moments following an accident, officials say. The idea is simple: Mobile phone users place emergency contact information in their phone’s contact numbers under the heading “ICE.” Emergency personnel can quickly find names […]

Registered nurse dedicated 30 years for others

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dora Natalie Olmsted was a woman of precision that viewed life as being precious as she dedicated three decades of her career to the medical field caring for others as a nurse. According to family members, Olmsted was just as nurturing outside of her profession as she was to those […]

Plant closes its doors

Freedom Newspapers A longtime frozen fruit manufacturing company in Clovis will close its doors at the end of the month. FrozFruit, with its 18 full-time and 15 part-time employees, will close its Clovis branch because the plant has aged too much, said Lesley Bartholomew, public relations manager for Wells’ Dairy. Wells’ Dairy, a national ice […]

Local snow no comparison to national weather

Michelle Seeber While the Midwest and East Coast were bombarded with deadly winter weather the past two days, Clovis and Portales residents awoke Monday to much weaker brand of snowfall. Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the snowy weather, which brought little precipitation, didn’t adversely affect motorists. “There were four accidents Monday […]

Elida News, May 28

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays: Jimmy West and Baylee Paul Oder. Wedding Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bob Nockoles and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anthony. Shower: A baby shower for Cody Lane Rinne is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baptist Church. He is the son of Michael and Tammy Rinne. Social activity An […]