New dining room now open at The Landing

By Yolanda Romero The new permanent dining room at The Landing opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The former Merge Room was remodeled by the 27th Civil Engineer Squdron’s Top 27 Work Order Team. The team also recently completed a renovation to the Tumbleweed Lounge including a complete new front and back bar. “This […]

Extended Learning

For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Scuba Diving: Join Mike Hale, Scuba Ventures (Liberal, Kan.) for this PADI Open Water Scuba class over […]

ENMU – Extended Learning

Extended Learning For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Retirement Planning: Let Preston Pratt, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. help you plan […]

ENMU

ENMU Briefs Willie Nelson to Appear in Concert at ENMU Country singer Willie Nelson will appear in concert in the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales at 7:30 p.m. on May 11. The opening act will be Billy Joe Shaver. Student tickets are $22.50. General admission tickets are $30 each, with […]

RGH ready to open addition

PNT Staff The addition to Roosevelt General Hospital is scheduled to be in operation Monday, according to reports from Thursday’s hospital board meeting. The building will include additional room for 11 physicians, medical staff and the patients. Also mentioned at the board meeting was a room for use in education programs on diabetes and ways […]

ENMU Briefs

Swimming — Age 4 and up from 4 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. March 28-April 7 at the ENMU Natatorium with Devin McMaster, Red Cross certified lifeguard/instructor. The fee is $40. Parental consent is required. Internet navigating basics — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 29 at University Computer Center, Room 107. Class taught by Becky […]

City welcome’s state’s top shooters

By Kevin Wilson In most circumstances, hundreds of men and women with weapons in the Portales Recreation Center would be an undesirable situation. Over the weekend, it was a positive situation for archery enthusiasts across the state. The center was the site of a state tournament for both the New Mexico Bowhunters Association and the […]

Angels in disguise show up when needed

By Helena Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]

Weather doesn’t slow hotel schedule

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By Tony Parra Tushar Patel of TNJ Management has confirmed on Friday that the new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Portales is still scheduled to open in November despite rains and snow in the area. Patel said they have encountered weather problems, but they remain on schedule and are currently working on the second story […]

Expansion set for March completion

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By Tony Parra Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino has had RGH board members and other people tour the new medical office building addition and the emergency room, which are set to be completed within the next two months. D’Agostino and other hospital officials are looking at Feb. 17 as a final date of completion […]

Getting kids to clean room requires creativity

By Helena Rodriguez How clean is your house? That’s a scary question to ask someone, even a good friend, during a casual conversation. “How’s your day?” and “What do you think about the weather?” These are valid conversation topics. But talk about what lies behind someone’s closed doors and inside their closets and you just […]

Gore grew up in homesteading family

By Kevin Wilson Nearly 40 years ago, Marjorie Simich helped her sister remember her husband. Her gesture to Lillian Gore was a marble headstone for Lillian’s husband, Herschel. “Her husband died in 1965 and my husband made one for her husband at the time,” said Simich, who works with her husband on a family marble […]

Woman who ‘found’ baby is mother

Darrell Maurina Portales police have arrested a woman who said Sunday that she found an abandoned baby in a park. Police said Tuesday they now believe the newborn belonged to the woman who said she found it while jogging in Rotary Park near her dorm room at Eastern New Mexico University. The 18-year-old woman is […]

Members prepare for Altrusa Home Tour

Tony Parra The Altrusa Home Tour will give people from the Portales community insight on home designs on Oct. 5. The Altrusa Home Tour will take place from 2-5 p.m. in five different houses. The Altrusa Club has hosted the annual tour for at least 31 years, according to Altrusa co-chairperson Frankye King. It is […]

Students enjoy reading lounge thanks to grant

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Mike Linn It’s a small room at Lindsey Middle School, adorned with bright colors, neon fixtures, balmy lava lamps and an array of reading material along its outer walls. On Friday mornings, students kick back they like they’re football fans on game day, sprawled out on shag-carpet-covered futons and purple bean bags. Enter the school’s […]

Local library reveals family history

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Eric Butler It’s a 15-by-15 foot room in the back of the Portales Public Library with lists of names that may unlock the past. With city directories, phone books, census results and other resources, the library’s Genealogy Room brings family histories to light. “What people can learn is where their families lived, what jobs they […]

Zits and Wisdom

Rachel Sauer So much for all those slammed doors, all those angst-filled hours in front of the mirror, all those Oscar-worthy face plants onto tear-stained pillows. Zits have lost their power to ruin adolescent lives. They still can ruin a perfectly good day, of course, and cause various moments of agony. But for sheer “I’m […]