Drunken driving simulator makes students think twice

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Christina Calloway Portales High School students got to spend a class period drinking and driving in a virtual simulator Tuesday. The effects were synthetic, but the consequences were real to the students who went through UNITE’s Arrive Alive high-tech distracted driving and drunken driving education program. “It affects everyone around you,” said Jacob Nunse, 16, […]

Dora news —

Report cards will be sent out Our first grading period ends Thursday. Report cards for the first nine-week grading period will be issued to students on Oct. 18. Grades of 60 and above are passing.

FSA extending grazing period

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help agricultural producers affected by drought. FSA is permitting farmers and ranchers approved for emergency grazing in drought-stricken states, including New Mexico, to extend the emergency grazing period for a month, to Oct. 31, without an additional payment reduction, […]

Air Force extends comment period

Freedom New Mexico The Air Force is extending the public comment period on the proposal to establish a low altitude tactical navigation area for Special Operation Forces, according to a news release. The Air Force first requested comments on the program be received by Oct. 4 and due to tremendous public response, the comment period […]

Press release: USAF Extends Initial Public Scoping Period on Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Proposal

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force is extending the public comment period on the proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation Forces here.

Hotel offers historic experience

Karl Terry Do you believe in ghosts? For me I guess the answer would be no but I do enjoy the stories and legends. If a ghost story helps put a person in a period of history and brings that history to life in some way that’s pretty cool whether you believe in ghosts or […]

Yam Theater nears completion

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After a long period of vacancy and renovations, The Yam Theater is nearing its re-opening day. Stephen Doerr, board member of Portales MainStreet, which owns The Yam, said he expected sub-contractors to finish their work in three weeks. Volunteers are to complete tasks that don’t require licensed professionals, such […]

Dora schools have early release

Freedom New Mexico Dora has early release In order to allow fans and families to watch the Dora Lady Coyotes play in the State Basketball Tournament this week, Dora schools will release school early on both Tuesday and Thursday. On early release days, the high school will be on an abbreviated, seven-period schedule, so no […]

Health plan may be harder to fund than thought

Freedom New Mexico After a period in which his administration declined to get too involved in the details of a planned major overhaul of the way health care is delivered — presumably to avoid the mistakes of the first Clinton administration when Congress was presented a detailed plan concocted largely behind closed doors and didn’t […]

Resident unhappy with sign change

Freedom New Mexico Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Ave. and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of Plains and Main. […]

Hundreds of athletes attend Greyhound Camp

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of area high school basketball players and dozens of teams are competing over a two-week period at Greyhound Arena. The annual Greyhound team basketball camp began on Sunday and will conclude today by noon, while the girls begin on Wednesday and leave Saturday. According to some of the […]

FSA county committee nominations beginning

PNT Staff Report Farmer and rancher candidate nominations begin today for local Farm Service Agency county committees, according to a news release. The nomination period continues through Aug. 1, and elections take place this fall. “I encourage all producers to participate in the county committee election process by nominating candidates by the Aug. 1 deadline,” […]

District Court

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: —Omar Ortega, 25, pleaded guilty aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, escape or attempt to escape from a peace officer, and aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug. He was ordered to serve six months in the Department […]

Environmental Impact Statement available to public

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A draft of an Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the effect of Cannon Air Force Base’s switch in October to the 16th Special Operations Wing is available for public review at public libraries in Clovis, Portales and Fort Sumner, according to base officials. Residents are welcome to view the executive […]

Robertson rams Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In a gym that has seen some fantastic finishes this season, there was no miracle ending for the Portales Rams Saturday night. The Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals shocked a packed Portales High School gymnasium with a 36-33 upset of the Rams in the first round of the Class 3A […]

Lady Rams finish Clovis tourney on high note

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales Lady Ram head coach Brenda Gomez said if her girls could combine their first half against La Cueva with their first half against Gallup, they would have won this weekend’s Plateau Holiday Classic. As it stands, they won the consolation championship with a 45-24 win Friday morning against […]

Rams rebound, beat Aztec Tigers

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales boys basketball coach Mark Gallegos hoped his team would give a better effort Saturday against Aztec than they did Friday night against Carlsbad, and they did. The Rams hit 10 of 16 free throws in the fourth period, and beat the visiting Aztec Tigers 40-35 Saturday afternoon at […]

Foxes come back to beat Clovis

Freedom Newspapers ARTESIA — The Clovis Wildcats’ weary legs may have gotten the best of them on Friday. Leading through most of the first three quarters, the Cats couldn’t finish off El Paso Jefferson and the Foxes rallied for a 40-36 win in the championship semifinals of the City of Champions Classic. With most of […]

Floyd has answers for Clovis Christian

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When Clovis Christian was able to get something going Friday night against Floyd, the Broncos seemed to have every answer. Brad Lee ran for two touchdowns, threw a 35-yard scoring pass to Jason Martinez and caught a pair of TD tosses from Kyle Kropf as Floyd won its six-man District 3 […]

Grace period for 49ers fans long gone

By Kevin Wilson It’s time I come to grips with it. I’ve denied it for as long as I could, but I guess you have to hit rock bottom to fully realize your shortcomings. My problem isn’t with alcohol, or smoking, or playing too many video games. It’s a question of loyalty, and what it […]