Century-old building gets makeover

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A landscape is coming inside, and a rundown Elida boarding house is being transformed into a nostalgic community gathering place. Elida City Councilor Glen Shot plans to turn the North Side Feed Store, once a boarding house, into a gathering place and museum of historical objects. Shot has also […]

Choices are ours, not government’s

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The Oakland Worldwide apartments in California do not ban smoking around the pool frequented by renters. John Birke thinks the smoke his child is inhaling there is hurting her. But instead of taking the trouble of moving to a place where no smoking is permitted by the pool, […]

Jan. 17, 1951

Ogden named to 4-H Hall of Fame

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Decades of supporting young people have won a Roosevelt County man a place in the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame. Johnny Ogden, who helps with 4-H and FFA in Floyd and around the state, was inducted into the state’s 4-H Hall of Fame Dec. 9 at New Mexico […]

Dec. 3, 1977

Kenna rancher John F. Clemmons was named to the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by Gov. Jerry Apodaca, taking the place of the late R. L. Aherns of Farmington.

Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees taking […]

Greyhound cowboys claim third place

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first […]

Awards given at fair

Special to the PNT Johnny Ogden, awards master of ceremonies, led the awards presentations at the Roosevelt County Fair to a packed crowd Aug. 22. Business and individual supporters were present to hand out their buckles and trophies to the top winning individuals. In the Home Arts Building, LaDoris Allison received first place, Konni Wallace, […]

Road project ongoing

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues the reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales. Only one lane will be open to traffic while work is taking place, and motorists are advised to take extra time when planning. The project is between mile marker 67 near Dora and mile marker 82.49 […]

Home Arts at heart of fair

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Home Arts Building at the Roosevelt County Fair is the place numerous county residents make their fair connection. The variety of divisions and categories provide opportunities for a wide range of talents from baking and canning to handiwork and woodwork. Even though she’s entered items in the Roosevelt […]

Churches should determine marriage rules

According to a local pastor, the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Southern California last week was not just one of those typical seismic events that take place with some regularity in these parts. It was “(a)nother queer quake trying to get California’s attention.” Apparently, the Lord is mad about the legalization of gay marriage in […]

ENMU team ropers place high at CNFR

PNT Staff Report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling and Kyle Roberts placed in the Top 10 in the first round of team roping Monday at the College National Rodeo Finals. Flewelling, a freshman from Alberta, Can., teamed with Arena Robertson of Weatherford (Texas) College to tie for seventh with a time […]

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,” […]

Dora School News May 18

Finals week High school students in grades seven through 11 will take final exams Tuesday through Thursday this week. They will take first and third hour finals Tuesday; second, fourth and fifth hour finals Wednesday; and sixth and seventh period finals Thursday. School will be released early Thursday, with buses running at 12:30. BPA wins […]

Editorial: Voter ID not unconstitutional, but preposterous

It’s a little difficult to work up much excitement over the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold Indiana’s voter identification law. It was installed, for mostly partisan reasons, to address a problem that nobody has documented as an actual occurrence, though some have raised concerns about what could happen. But the law doesn’t seem […]

PJHS News April 20

Track teams sweep Tatum Tuesday both Portales Junior High track teams carried away the first place trophies. Girls’ coach Ann Marie Bucksath reports these results: 300 hurdles —

Recycling program ends at CAFB

Recycling collection has come to an end at Cannon Air Force Base and military family housing, due to funding restrictions and lack of available marketing for recycled material in the local area, according to a news release. All other collections remain the same. The contractor will pick up all recycling bins located at MFH units […]

Powerful lift

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Portales High School junior Ethan Grubbs bench-presses 245 pounds Saturday morning at a power-lifting competition at the PHS weight room. Jesus Davalos won first place in the middle-weight division and Jacob Brady won first place in the heavy-weight division.

ENMU baseball 10th in LSC poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been picked 10th in the 12-team Lone Star Conference in baseball and fifth in the seven-team LSC South Division in softball in preseason polls released by the conference office. The polls were voted on by coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives. Seasons […]

Springs’ remoteness handy to outlaws

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Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. As the ranchers began to come into eastern New Mexico in the 1860s and 1870s, the trail that went by Portales Springs was […]