Fire department receives grant from Homeland Security program

PNT Staff The Portales Fire Department is in operation mainly to stop fires that endanger the lives and property of Portales residents. The department also attempts to educate people in an effort to stop potential fires, and has received more than $20,000 to support their efforts. The Portales Fire Department was one of two New [...]

ENMU regents approve course fees increase

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University Regents approved an increase in course fees on Friday for art classes to help in the expense of Macintosh computers and software. The regents approved the hike in course fees for ENMU’s Macintosh computer labs during Friday’s Board of Regents meeting. The computer lab is [...]

April Fool’s Day: Historically speaking

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Since we survived Friday’s April Fools’ pranks, it’s time to look forward to the spring rebirth in our annual cycle. By the way, the first day of spring (two weeks ago today) and April Fools’ Day have much in common. April Fools’ Day, or All Fools’ Day, began in France [...]

ENMU to receive funds

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University administrators received news from the United States Department of Education that its College Success Program would receive $336,121 to help low-income first-generation ENMU students. Nico Cameron, director of CSP, said she wrote the grant for the funding during the summer and on Monday U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici announced, [...]

Feb. 27 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Choir competition Congratulations to the following choir students who recently participated in the Southeastern District Vocal Solo and Ensemble Competition. These students all received a superior rating at the festival;  Kaitlyn Stratton and Sarah Sutton both received “1″s for solos. Hannah Stroud, Natalie Salas, and Tatiana Torres also received a superior rating [...]

Feb. 13 PJHS News

By Billie Dixon Track season up Students are learning the basics of various track and field events as they decide on their favorite event. Buy a couple of tubes of sun screen to prepare for the seven scheduled track meets.    Testing upcoming The way the state designates the school’s status based on test results, [...]

Teacher reflects on community help

By Bob Fabian Christmas for Carol Lang is a story of losing a granddaughter. Thanks to many Floyd community members, it’s also a story of how people come together for those in need. One of Lang’s 13 grandchildren, Ashely Renee Goar of Ruidoso, was born with congenital heart disease — Lang said Goar was born [...]

E-mail on Cannon, BRAC a hoax, officials say

By Mike Linn A group of e-mails that list military bases likely scheduled for retirement in the upcoming base realignment and closure (BRAC) process are nothing more than a hoax, officials say. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici said Tuesday that information regarding base closures won’t be available until after the BRAC Commission has [...]

CAFB honors Langston

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By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Dewey Langston never considered himself a hero. That’s what he told a crowd Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. The Airman Leadership School at Cannon disagreed, though, and added him to its Wall of Heroes. Langston was the school’s guest of honor Monday morning, as he enjoyed [...]

July 27 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Betty Gossett; Tammy Chandler; Chris Nixon; Tina Lee Upcoming Events • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Community Building. • Lions Club will meet Aug. 4 at the Community Building. • There will [...]