Survey says: Close skate park

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By Tony Parra:PNT Staff Writer Portales residents have spoken and they want the Portales Skate Park at Rotary Park to be closed because it’s a safety hazard. The Portales Recreational Board recommended the closure of the skate park after receiving results of nearly 500 surveys. Many of those surveys, Portales City Manager Debi Lee said, […]

Jackson case reminds us of how we define freedom

By Tibor Machan: PNT columnist Before making observations connected to Michael Jackson’s courtroom triumph, let me remind everyone that in Spain, today, in the 21st century, if a 19-year-old guy has sex with a consenting 13-year-old girl, it’s all legal. Is Spain some Neanderthal country? What’s going on here? Many kids who commit crimes in […]

Two ENMU rodeoers in top 10

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Brittany Bennett and senior James Gilliland were both in the top 10 in their events after Monday’s first go in the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Bennett, the day’s first competitor at 7 a.m., posted a time of 14.69 seconds in […]

Feb. 6 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Anti-bully program Wednesday found students and their homeroom advisory working on plans to eliminate bullying from schools.  This state-mandated program allows students to identify bullying activity and learn ways to defuse the situation. Students are encouraged to let teachers or the counselor know about incidents that can be addressed in a safe […]

Garvey cited for accident

By Tony Parra Dan Rideout of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for New Mexico said the case of a Garvey worker who fell from a Garvey processing plant elevator has been completed Two citations were given to the Garvey Processing plant and they have complied, Rideout said. Garvey Processing Vice President Lita Jimenez said […]

Custom Classic set for weekend

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent After sweeping through the recreation division undefeated in last year’s Custom Classic, members of the Clovis X-Treme women’s softball team thought maybe a step up in class would be appropriate. So far, things have gone fairly well as X-Treme won one championship and finished second in the top division of […]

ENMU grad reminisces on time in WBL

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — For a small-town girl from Mississippi, Mary Scott was thrilled to get the opportunity to play women’s professional basketball. The Clovis resident just wishes the Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) had received the support — financial and otherwise — of its descendent, the eight-year old Women’s National Basketball Association. The […]

Officials say man’s fall probably an accident

Tony Parra An incident involving an employee who fell 47 feet from a ladder while working at the Garvey Processing plant looks to be an accident, a state safety official believes. Matt Jackson fell from the ladder on March 1 and was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, prompting an inspection of the company […]

Garvey employee injured in fall

PNT Staff A Garvey Processing employee who fell 47 feet from a ladder onto a catwalk at work on Monday is bedside in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, hospital officials said Wednesday. Matt Jackson fell from the ladder and shattered his vertebrae and pelvis and could be permanently paralyzed, […]

Football games ends in surprise

Kevin Wilson In his bestseller “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” Mitch Albom wrote that every end is just a beginning, only we don’t know it at the time. On Sept. 15, 1984, in Ada, Okla., East Central thought it had the ending on a rout against visiting Eastern New Mexico University. A Kenny […]