March 22, 2009 Dora School News

FFA resultsCongratulations to FFA sponsor, Kit Pettigrew, and his judging teams for their wins at the recent contest in Roswell.

Motocross takes off in Portales

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Dixon motocross track has been gaining momentum in popularity, drawing racers and spectators from across New Mexico and west Texas. On one recent weekend, the track had more than 342 entries and 200 riders participating in the races. Owner Dustin Dixon said it was the most entries they have […]

March 1, 2009 Dora school news

BPA state winners Colleen Tollett, sponsor, announces that the following students placed at the recent BPA State Leadership Conference: Gowan Hays — Finalist in Fundamental Spreadsheet Application; Ashlyn Myers — Finalist in Desktop Publishing; Renee Gantert — 2nd in Legal Office Procedures; Arlem Villanueva — Finalist in Database Applications; Arlem Villanueva, Jessica Fierro, Ashley Kanmore, […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Dora News

Contest Winner Congratulations to Dora junior Renee Gantert for her winning entry in the recent Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest. Renee’s essay took first place in the district and second place at the state level, for which she received a $300 savings bond at the VFW banquet Feb. 14. District basketball District play will […]

Feb. 5, 1956

The Portales Daily News reported that a snowstorm that hit eastern New Mexico was the “worst blizzard in recent history.” The storm

Jan. 12, 1967

A recent renovation of the city’s water distribution system

Jan. 8 Police Blotter

PNT staff A sampling of recent calls received by Portales Police dispatchers, compiled from reports: Jan. 3: • About 3:45 p.m., a small child kept calling 911 to say hi and wouldn’t let the dispatcher speak to a parent. An officer spoke to the mother. Jan. 4 • At 12:56 a.m., a caller reported a […]

County’s teen smokers above state averages

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In a recent statewide study commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Health, 34 percent of Roosevelt County high school students admitted they smoked cigarettes — a rate much higher than surrounding counties. With such high numbers, it was important for Terry Teti, executive director for community resources, to come to Portales High School to […]

U.S. action should be limited to bluster at Russian war

Editorial The still-small but dangerous war that broke out over the weekend between Georgia and Russia is the culmination of decades of mutual hostility fed by centuries of acrimonious history remembered conveniently by partisans on all sides. Also in play were recent developments that made the Caucasus region something of a tinderbox waiting for a […]

Police charge suspects in home invasions

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Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe there are more suspects at large who were involved in the recent home invasions and advised residents to remain vigilant and cautious as […]