Celebrate centennial by exploring state

Sitting at this particular computer, I am faced with a map of the northern New Mexico Mountains; the southwestern point is Albuquerque, and the northern border is about ten miles over the Colorado state line. As the map is topographical, it provides a great opportunity for placing oneself into the experience, with an imaginary journey […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Tunisians face uncertain future after ousting

Freedom New Mexico It is still somewhat uncertain just how events will shake out in the Northern African country of Tunisia, with a “national unity” government designed to hold things together until elections can be held and beset by resignations and continuing protests. What is certain, however, is that Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, a dictator […]

Mom used pinons to teach lesson

Glenda Price Autumn in northern New Mexico is pi

Winter driving conditions through northern N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy. Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed. Difficult driving conditions are reported […]

Snow settles down

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut down travel, schools and most commerce for almost two days. The storm that developed overnight Wednesday was the biggest snow the area has seen this year, dumping […]

Despite economy, U.S. still thrives

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I was in Colusa, Calif., in the beautiful Northern Sacramento Valley. Farmers are worried because of the lack of snowmelt in the surrounding mountains, which furnishes their irrigation water. Drought is a serious problem in many parts of the country. In times when conservation of water is so critical, how […]

Dec. 16, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that U.S. Geological Survey mapmakers were working extensively to survey and accurately map Roosevelt County. By this time, the northern portion of the county was almost complete, but the Dora-Milnesand area still needed more surveying and research.

It’s Their Job: Birl Gray

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Birl Gray Job: RV Park Owner Background: Birl Gray worked for Southwestern Public Service for 23 years before retiring. He now owns and operates Wagon Wheel RV Park where it costs $18 a night to stay in a recreational vehicle. Time on job: 20 years Q. Describe what your […]

October 14, 1958

• Damp weather diverted harvest crews from the cotton fields to peanut stacking. A critical shortage of harvest labor continued according to Robert Dunn, supervisor for the New Mexico Employment office in Portales. • The Portales Drug bowling team scored it’s second win in the commercial league. The team is the only team to be undefeated […]

Railroads seek to fix last remaining bottlenecks

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By David Koenig, The Associated Press FORT SUMNER — Perched at a big window in the last rail car, Matthew Rose watched as he passed three westbound trains near the Pecos River Bridge, then four eastbound trains on the other side of the span. None were moving. Some would not budge for at least a […]

DeHoyos latches on with new minor league squad

By Dave Wagner Gabe DeHoyos was a mainstay in the starting rotation during his days at Eastern New Mexico University. In his third season of professional baseball, the 6-foot, 220-pound right-hander has made a successful transition to closer. The Kansas City Royals signed the Artesia native to a contract on July 16 and sent him […]

Friends of Eastern pay tribute to alumni, Gov. Richardson

Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming festivities began with the 28th Annual Friends of Eastern Foundation Breakfast honoring Gov. Bill Richardson and four ENMU alumni at the Campus Union Ballroom on Saturday. ENMU presented Judge Robert C. Brack with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Brack graduated from ENMU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree […]