Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

My Turn: Planking for stiffs

By Lonnie Berry As long as I can remember, there have been fads. Some of them have been really popular, some really odd, and some the subject of songs that outlived the fads they celebrated. Many years ago, streaking was a popular fad. It was so popular that there was a song written about it. […]

My turn: Facebook makes me hungry

I recently found and was added to a new group on Facebook. Some former residents put together a group dedicated to old Portales memories.The group quickly grew and now has almost 500 members. Many of them are past graduates and people who have moved away over the years. Some of them report to have been […]

‘Unfunded’ benefits can hurt vets

Through a decade of war, Congress has pumped billions of additional dollars into new benefits and programs for veterans. They deserve them, lawmakers say. Helping vets also is popular with constituents. Veterans’ service organizations have lobbied for these benefits, but with the expectation that newly authorized programs would be fully funded. Last year, even as […]

‘Clovis Sound’ traveling to Carlsbad

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis sound is going to Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center is hosting a look back at the Norman Petty recording studios in Clovis, and the era of music made popular by artists like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Tommy Allsup, and The Fireballs who recorded here. The concert, a promotion […]

Crying not sign of weakness

Clyde Davis Popular enough, on Facebook and other social networking sites, are those questionnaires that reveal categorical details about who you are, by insight into certain categories-favorite food, best movie you ever saw, and so on. I am going to propose one I have never seen, which doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, and as […]

KICA had popular shows

KICA Mutual Broadcasting System – 1946-1949 We sincerely believe that the 22 members of the KICA staff made a real effort to do a job for the radio listeners in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. C. J. Todd, KICA’s Farm Director, arrives each morning for the 15 minute 6:30 broadcast. County Agent for 15 […]

Operas scheduled at ENMU

By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer A pair of popular operas are taking center stage at Eastern New Mexico University this week, according to a university news release. The ENMU Department of Music is scheduled to perform portions of the operas “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Barber of Seville.” According to the release, “The […]

Portales Past: March 22, 1945

March 22, 1945: Popular newspaper comics included “Freckles and his Friends,” “Alley Oop,” “Li’l Abner” and “Red Ryder.” In today’s strip, bank robbers with “knockout pills” attempted to frame Ryder for their misdeeds.

Band carries on legacy of Spanish music

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By PNT Correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Halfway between Clovis and Portales is the huge Garcia estate known as the Midway, consisting of a popular Spanish music dance hall adjacent to a sprawling Mexican style ranch. The ranch has grown in size over the years as the musical success of the family band, Los Huracanes del Norte […]

Ute Lake popular holiday attraction

File photo Ute Lake State Park officials said Tuesday that all of their reservation sites have been filled. By Thomas Garcia: Cannon Connections If you’re thinking about spending Labor Day weekend at an area lake, better start thinking about camping arrangements. Conchas State Park and Ute Lake State Park officials said Tuesday that all of […]

Cannon spouses give back

Cannon Connections Photo: Eric Butler Thrift Store manager Nance Lavallee, right, tidies up while her duaghter, Elizabeth, test drives a bicycle. The thrift store is operated by the Cannon Spouses Club. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Officers wives clubs hold a distinct niche in images from American popular culture – and there’s usually several martinis […]

GI Bill transfer full of questions

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Users of one of the most popular features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill — the option to transfer benefits to family members — will find a few quirks in how Congress designed the transfer provisions as they take effect in August. For example, spouses of active duty members who hope […]

Popular-vote bill wins popular vote in House

The New Mexican

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Audio webcasts from the House floor could begin as soon as today, a move that appears popular with lawmakers who responded to an informal survey by The New Mexican. Twenty of the 21 legislators who took part in the poll said they support webcasting from the floor and committee […]

Library’s storytime program extended to evening

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is expanding a popular program to help working parents. Starting next month, the library is holding Family Storytimes at 6 p.m. every Thursday. “We are hoping by offering an evening storytime that it will allow more families time to participate in bringing their children to […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Library Events

To celebrate the release of the third book in the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, “The Last Straw,” the library will have a special program with games and a short craft on Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Preschool Storytime: 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The theme is “Mittens.” Join us for stories, songs, and […]

Dec. 31, 1953

Cleo AInsworth of Elida, a popular member of an original pioneer family of Roosevelt County, announced his intentions to run for District 2 County Commissioner to succeed Clifford Stevenson.

July 20, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: There Was a Woman : La Llorona from Folklore to Popular Culture by Domino Renee Perez. “How is it that there are so many lloronas?” A haunting figure of Mexican oral and literary traditions, La Llorona permeates the consciousness of her folk community. From a […]

Area businesses react to recent toy recalls

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Actions in China set in motion a series of recalls that affected children, their parents and the merchants they deal with across the United States. A series of toy recalls, mostly due to lead content in paint, shook consumer confidence across the nation, but had varying effects for Clovis […]