My turn: Spreads enhance sandwiches

Non-traditional spreads take sandwiches to a new level. These ideas are healthy, as long as you use those with olive oil or avocado in moderation. • Basil pesto. This paste is traditionally made of fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, parmesan or Romano cheese and pine nuts. It’s good on a grilled muenster cheese sandwich. • […]

City removes water alert

Freedom New Mexico The city of Portales rescinded its mandatory water alert Monday. Watering lawns was banned under the alert starting Thursday because of broken pumps in city wells. City Manager Tom Howell said one pump was fixed Friday, one Monday and one would be repaired Tuesday. After the city asked residents to stop watering […]

Road trip that’s easy on wallet

By Clyde Davis In the first place, and this is not a negative, it was not like Chaco Canyon. You could not hear the drums and bird flutes in the silence, you could not picture, in the stillness, Anasazi inhabitants filing into the kivas for a ceremonial meeting. There was not the stillness, nor the […]

Cowboys take creativity to new level

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Cowboys are nothing if not ingenious. It takes that sort of out-of-the-box mentality to allow them to solve the myriad of problems that arise when you combine horse, cow and rope. In the northeastern Montana country, Jim and Norvell (aliases) were backtracking one fall after the gather. By noon they […]

Students soar ahead in competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students zoomed past the competition in a recent state aviation art poster contest. One James Elementary School student and four Portales Junior High School students scored among the top three places in their age categories at the state level of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest earlier this […]

Parents, students prepare for school

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer For anyone needing direction on how to prepare their kids for the coming school year, advertisers have plenty of suggestions: New clothes, a fresh coif from the hairdresser or even a new mattress to get that good night of sleep. On a more essential level, however, parents in Portales […]

Business naming tradition dates back decades

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plain 1.a. An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land. b. A broad level expanse. That residents of Clovis and Portales live in the high plains, there’s little doubt. The New Mexico-Texas border area known as the Llano Estacado, literally translated as “staked plain,” is not only high in […]

Competitive equals

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By Clarence Plank All sports have a high level of competitive play a player must achieve, be it baseball, football or softball. The age old question: Man vs. woman, which is more competitive? Men’s or women’s softball? Several competitors at the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic softball tournament — a nearly around-the-clock event this […]

Dogs deserve better treatment

In my 26 years of living in Portales, I have never complained to any city official. Now, I can no longer remain silent. I am appalled at the level of cruelty to animals in Roosevelt County. As I walk my friend’s dog near Lime Street, the conditions I see bring me near tears. There are […]

March 1, 2009 Portales Junior High School news

National art winner Kristen Wagner just received a letter of recognition from Gov. Bill Richardson congratulating her on placing third at the national level of an international aviation art contest. At the state level, several Portales Junior High students swept the contest, and their work was sent to Washington, D.C. Art instructor Jon Birdsong said […]

House considering creation of two cabinet-level departments

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Prompt action needed to address Illinois scandal

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Accepting lack of control a big challenge

Anita Doberman I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control over most things that […]

Portales man assaulted, hospitalized

PNT Staff Report A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to his […]

Portales schools tops in Reading First

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer No child is getting left behind in Portales schools, when it comes to reading on the kindergarten through third grade level, anyway. Portales schools were recently ranked first in the state in the Reading First program. During a Tuesday night Portales School Board meeting, Trina Lujan, director of Federal […]

Hospital adds trauma center designation

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt General Hospital emergency room personnel say the hospital’s designation as a Level IV trauma center will standardize their operations and provide needed funding for equipment and training. “It’s really a feather in our cap,” said Dr. Matt Foster, trauma medical director at RGH. “We’re the only Level IV […]

RGH receives trauma designation

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE – Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil announced Wednesday that the New Mexico Department of Health has designated three hospitals as new trauma centers in the state: Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, Gerald Champion Medical Center in Alamogordo and Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad. With the addition of these hospitals, […]

Clovis hospital confident with baby security plan

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers A spokesman for the parent company of Plains Regional Medical Center said Monday he is confident in the modern approach the hospital takes to prevent infant abductions. PRMC has had infant safety measures in place for five years, according to hospital officials. “While the Lubbock incident has created a higher […]

Report: Teen drinking at high levels

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on risky behavior in teens. The second installment is planned for Sunday. A recent study conducted by three New Mexico entities, show that Roosevelt County students in grades nine through 12 are engaging in risky behavior, including binge drinking […]

Zia coach happy with spring recruiting

Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese is going slowly in his new job as Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. The longtime assistant to Marsha Sharp at Texas Tech admits he’s still trying to sort things out a bit at the Division II and Lone Star Conference level. “I think we’ve had a good spring,” said […]