Stepping down: Assistant superintendent set to retire

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Travel, grandchildren … maybe consulting work will soon dominate Priscilla Hernandez’s life. Hernandez, Portales Municipal Schools assistant superintendent, is retiring after 11 years with Portales and 35 years working in Texas and New Mexico public school systems. “I think I’ve loved my job everywhere I’ve worked,” Hernandez said. “I think it’s a calling. It’s not […]

Council appoints Keith Thomas to Ward D seat

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Argen Duncan Keith Thomas, co-owner of Portales Home Medical Equipment, is stepping into the Ward D Portales City Council position Michael Miller vacated. The council voted to appoint Thomas at their meeting Tuesday in City Hall. Twelve people applied to finish the last two years of Miller’s term after he resigned because he moved to […]

Zias soccer coach stepping down

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause has turned in his resignation at the school, effective at the end of the current season. Nause has been the Zias’ coach since 2008, compiling a record of 21-31 in that time, including 6-21 in the Lone Star Conference. ENMU is 3-11 (0-7) […]

Stepping dance show coming to ENMU

By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer • What: “Raw Footage” dancing show • When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday • Where: ENMU Campus Union Building Ballroom • Cost: Free Slam poetry, modern dance, rap, South African gumboot and other music genres are colliding in a performance an organizer says will make the audience want to tap a […]

Volunteers begin to unearth Blacktower Cemetery

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several feet of blown sand, inch by inch from historic Blacktower Cemetery. Capt. Glen Smith, who is leading the project, said the two-day clean-up was going well, but that it was just […]

Road boss stepping down

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Cultural entertainment walks, jousts and stomps its way to Clovis in Prairiedoggapalooza

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Local bands, medieval jousting, a community 5K run/walk and an ethnic dance group are on the list of entertainment at this year’s Prairiedoggapalooza. The fourth annual Clovis Community College festival April 23 will feature The Rhythm Cartel, a fraternal stepping group from the University of New Mexico. Noudjal Gamaugoun, an […]