Portales polling places combined

PNT staff report The city of Portales will use a central polling place — the auditorium in the Portales Memorial Building — for today’s election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is the first time one poll location will be used in a municipal election. The city did use one polling location […]

U.S. 70 reconstruction to begin soon

Christina Calloway The New Mexico Department of Transportation has made a preliminary award of contract to a company out of Carlsbad for the reconstruction of U.S. 70. The reconstruction will take place from Avenue K to Bryan Street,which will replace the existing asphalt with concrete pavement. The work is expected to begin in late March […]

Libertarianism offers contentment

Life. Family. Friends. Those are things that really matter. At least, to me. I hope those are the things that really matter to you, too, regardless of where you might place yourself on the political grid, or the antiquated (and never very accurate) “left/right” political spectrum. The reason I embraced libertarianism, after I discovered there […]

Preparations in place for Floyd Jamboree

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The Floyd Jamboree will go on this year despite no one showing for Sunday’s auditions, according to Floyd Lions Club Vice President and Jamboree Program Chairman Fred Patterson. Patterson said he still expected to have a full slate of participants. There were about 30 participants at the 2011 event. “I’ve already contacted everybody (from last […]

Hounds, Zias picked for last place in spring polls

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball and softball teams are going to make their marks in the Lone Star Conference this spring, they’ll have to do it from the bottom up. ENMU’s squads were both picked for last place — actually, by a fairly wide margin — in the […]

Cannon airman experiences training flight firsthand

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal A pilot with the 522nd Special Operations Squadron flies an MC-130J Combat Shadow II aircraft, over the skies of New Mexico, Jan. 5. The 522nd SOS, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, flies the MC-130J which provides capabilities such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration and aerial delivery resupply of […]

Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was […]

Day trip: Santa Fe Children’s Museum

Gabriel Monte Place: Santa Fe Children’s Museum Location: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Children’s Museum provides an educational setting where all types of informal learning occur. What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages Admission prices? New Mexico residents with ID: $6; all […]

ENMU kicking off homecoming celebration

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming has arrived once again and multiple students, alumni and faculty members are gearing up for the variety of events to take place this weekend. ENMU President Steven Gamble said homecoming is a celebration of the university and its alumni. “Eastern’s reputation and pride are wrapped up in our […]

My turn: There’s no place like home

While recently chauffeuring a friend on a trip to south Texas to interview for teaching jobs, I didn’t realize that it would be so dangerous. The first day in Killeen a would-be terrorist was arrested with bomb-making equipment for attacking Fort Hood soldiers in a local restaurant. We had just eaten at TGIF (Thank Goodness […]

Greyhounds win Highlands Cross Country Jam; Zias place second

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Isiah Samoei and senior Mohammed Noor led a strong showing for Eastern New Mexico University’s men as the Greyhounds won the New Mexico Highlands Cross Country Jam on Saturday. Samoei finished second in 25 minutes, 12.99 seconds and Noor third in 25:14.10 as the Hounds finished with 23 […]

Turn your summer memories into permanent decorations

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Summer is over, but you have memories with your kids that you want to hang onto forever. Use these three ideas to turn your souvenirs into keepsakes. Slide Sleeve Treasure Holder This playful version of a shadow box can be tacked up just about anywhere or hung like a mobile to let […]

73rd Wombat Wives winners of Big Give

Courtesy photo Tina Blessing, left, and Gretchen Brown, of the 73rd Wombat Wives team, paint a bench at the Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis in mid-April as part of their Big Give project for Cannon Air Force Base. The team won first place and people’s choice in the competition. Alisa Boswell The 73rd Wombat Wives were […]

Texico residents top State 42 tournament

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The double championship weekend was a success. Results of the first High Plains 42 Championship. This first time eight-game championship was a success with 11 teams attending. The new High Plains 42 Champions are Lacye Comer of Amarillo and Dick Holland of Canyon, Texas winning seven games. Second place: Dewey Pierce of Texico and Bill […]

Politicians feel pressure to act

Politically minded people are starting to anticipate election season. This means many of them will be asking the wrong questions of the candidates; who will be all-too willing to answer them. We are already hearing politicians detailing what they would do about things that no government, nor any politician, has any authority to be involved […]

The death of the living room

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Kristen Jordan Shamus The grand shuffle is in full swing. To make way for a new member of the family, a big change was in order. My home office, which doubled as a spare room, was dismantled to become our older daughter’s bedroom. Julia got to keep the queen-size spare bed with the caveat that […]

Defining marriage private affair

Kevin Wilson Whenever somebody tells me that allowing same-sex marriages will decimate heterosexual marriage, I tell them gay marriage will make hamburgers tastier. I figure, as long as neither of us has proof … A slightly more rational argument is taking place after New York’s Legislature approved same-sex marriage. There’s already talk of a domino […]

Dogs have place in kitchen

When I acquired a dog in March, I was pleased he didn’t beg. When I ate or cooked, Caesar slept or watched me. Then came the night of the Fateful Bread Bite. While snacking on bread in the kitchen — by which I mean “corner of the living room with appliances” — I threw a […]

May 17 —

BPA ntionals results Congratulations to Colleen Tollett, Business Professionals of America sponsor, and the Dora BPA teams who placed at the recent national competition held in Washington, D.C. Our Parliamentary Procedure Team (Katie Bickley, Arlem Villegas, Ashley Kanmore, Averi Skelley, Aubrey Butler and Ashley Butler) won second place, and the Website Team (Savannah Dimas, Adrian […]

Let’s accept we can’t place trust in Pakistan

Freedom New Mexico As the discussion about Osama bin Laden’s death shifts from the operational details to the long-term repercussions, no issue is more important than how bin Laden’s death will affect America’s tenuous relationship with Pakistan. Formally considered an ally, the Islamic nation has received more than $18 billion in U.S. aid during the […]