Police wait for fire marshal report to determine cause of fire

The cause of a fire that gutted Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware warehouse and Dollar General store could be determined within a couple of days, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. “We’re still waiting on a report from the Fire Marshall,” Berry said. “I talked to the fire chief, so something maybe coming in […]

City pool undergoing renovations

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Parents of young children hoping to escape the heat of the summer will have to wait until next summer to be able to take advantage of an all new baby pool at Portales’ city pool. The complete redesign of the baby pool began about a month ago, and is […]

No prescription for waiting room rage

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I am a proactive patient. My family tells me I am a bit of a hypochondriac, but I just think I’m being thorough. I also have five young children, any one of whom is sick at any given time, so visits to physicians’ offices have become a part-time job. From […]

Children learn values early in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Children are precocious in this day and age. Information is just as readily available to them as it is to us, and kids grow up faster than we would like. A few days ago, my oldest daughter Luisa — who is almost 6 years old — came home from school with […]

Abstinence program could be continued at Lindsey

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials said they would rather deliver the message about sexual abstinence to Portales students before students get it from their peers. Terry Theti of the Roosevelt County Health Council said she hopes an abstinence program introduced to Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders and fifth- and sixth-graders in Elida, Dora and […]

Lobbyists have different kind of labor

By Mike Linn Mike Miller knows how government works. He knows state lawmakers and he’s a “people person.” He likes to talk. In many ways the Portales resident is a prototype lobbyist, a profession that much like sports runs in seasons — in annual stints of 30 or 60 days. “Santa Fe is right up […]

Being cheap can pay off in a big way

Helena Rodriguez You’ve heard the phrase, “A penny for your thoughts?” Well, cheapskates like me don’t even want to pay that much. We’d rather wait to see the printed version, assuming it’s free. I’m so cheap, I refused to buy an office planner late in the year because I couldn’t get 12-months use out of […]