It’s Their Job: John Montgomery

PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: John Montgomery Job: Director of Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site and Museum and Eastern New Mexico University professor Background: Montgomery completed his Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder and went on to take part in field work in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Time on job: 23 years […]

With racetrack hopes gone, Tucumcari gains from experience

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild its economic base. Many have said they will retool and […]

Carters settle on “White Earth”

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT By Ruth Burns Special to the PNT One of the first of the pioneers to come to the Roosevelt County area was the Carter Family, who settled at Tierra Blanca Lake about 10 miles west of the present site of Portales, so named because of the “White Earth” […]

Tucumcarians await Monday decision on racino location

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The decision is due Monday. All Quay County can do now is wait for members of the New Mexico Racing Commission to decide which of three proposals it will choose for the site of New Mexico’s sixth racetrack and casino. Raton and Santa Fe have also submitted proposals. Commissioners […]

Public notices available on Web

Freedom New Mexico Public notices from around New Mexico are now available on a single Web site: http://www.publicnoticeads.com/NM The site was set up by the state’s newspaper publishers through their trade group, the New Mexico Press Association. It

Golden Library Web site recognized

PNT Staff Report The Golden Library Web site at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been selected as the College Library Website of the Month for August 2008 by the Communications Committee of Academic College and Research Libraries, according to a press release. Once selected, the sites are listed on the College Libraries Section’s […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare […]

Local Briefs July 11

PNT Staff Reports CSC holding barbecue The Community Services Center will hold its annual barbecue benefit dinner from 4-7 p.m. today at the senior meal site, 1100 Community Way. Proceeds benefit the senior meal site. The meal features barbecue brisket and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, roll and cobbler with ice cream. Cost is $6 […]

CAFB Community July 11

New ITT location Information, Tickets and Travel is now at The End Zone under the umbrella of the Community Center. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed 1:30-2:30 p.m. for lunch.Information: 784-6381 or 784-1275. Tobacco cessationA new Web site offers help for airmen who want to quit using tobacco. Statistics show 37 percent of male airmen […]

CAFB Community July 4

New ITT location Information, Tickets and Travel is now at The End Zone under the umbrella of the Community Center. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed 1:30-2:30 p.m. for lunch.Information: 784-6381 or 784-1275. Tobacco cessation A new Web site offers help for airmen who want to quit using tobacco.Statistics show 37 percent of male airmen […]

Floyd Bronco and Greyhound featured on ESPN Web site

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s not often that an eastern New Mexico resident is featured in national news media — it’s even rarer for a Floyd native to get national attention, but that’s exactly what happened to former Floyd football standout and former Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Fide Davalos. The former Bronco runningback […]

Dora School News June 8

Summer remediation begins Dora High School students who did not pass a course for 2007-08 are to report to the school library for summer remediation at 8 a.m. Monday. David Bass, Principal, notified parents of these students by mail last week of the upcoming classes, which will allow students the opportunity for credit recovery at […]

New look for Web site

PNT Staff In case you haven’t noticed, our Web site has a new look today. The idea is to make navigation a little simpler. One new feature online is called “Data Central.” Look for the link on the home page or find it under the “News” category in the blue bar at the top of […]

Bill seeks to bolster ENMU, parks partnership

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Senate memorial bill passed late last week seeks to build on a partnership between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks Division in operating the Blackwater Draw Archaeological site north of Portales. The bill, which was approved unanimously by the Senate and has been signed by […]

Jet forced to make emergency landing

Freedom New Mexico An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Cannon Air Force Base was forced to jettison its external tanks immediately after takeoff when it experienced a serious system malfunction today at approximately 10:35 a.m., according to a news release. The pilot was able to save the $35 million aircraft by jettisoning the external tanks, maintaining […]

PNT launches new Web site system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they […]

Ballet scheduled for weekend

Members of the Lone Star Ballet will utilize their bodies in telling the tale of “The Nutcracker Suite” this weekend. According to the company’s Web site the show will feature all new sets, costumes, props and choreography. “The premier will be an extravaganza superior to any presentation Lone Star Ballet has offered. The new production […]

Commissaries kick off educational campaign

FORT LEE, Va. – With a fresh academic year under way, students of every age can add “check out library books and discover new ideas” to their “to do” list. If you’re an authorized commissary shopper, you can add “check out DeCA’s Web site” and “Discover Your Benefit” to the list. While students are marking […]

Museum dedicates new signs, shelter

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Early man and the way he likely lived got a sharper focus at a local National Historic Landmark as new interpretive signs and a group shelter were dedicated Friday. Representatives from New Mexico State Parks and Eastern New Mexico University came together for the ceremony marking the completion of […]

Project completion to be marked with ceremony

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks will celebrate the completion of a project to improve visitor facilities at Blackwater Draw near Portales with a public ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, according to an ENMU press release. Using funds requested by Gov. Bill Richardson and appropriated by the New Mexico […]