Obama handled defeat with style

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist President Obama won style points from veterans’ service organizations last week even as he was forced, under heavy fire, to withdraw his plan to have the Department of Veterans Affairs bill veterans’ health insurance for the cost to VA of treating service-connected medical conditions. “The issue should never have come […]

Superintendent: Taxes won’t go up because of new school

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ENMU won’t renew men’s coach Scanlan

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a new men’s basketball coach. The school announced Monday that it will not renew the contract of Shawn Scanlan for the 2009-10 season. Scanlan went 102-143 in nine seasons at the helm, but was done in by a 10-44 overall record and […]

Clovis women win $50,000 in scratch-off games

Freedom New Mexico Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery. Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler. Patton said she plans to pay off her vehicle loan, the lottery said. Lujan said […]

Broadcaster: TV switch won’t affect Portales

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Unlike in large cities, the end of analog television signals from transmitters Feb. 17 won’t affect Portales and Clovis-area residents much, the KENW director of broadcasting said. Duane Ryan said viewers in this area are served by cable, satellite or translators near Clovis. Cable and satellite companies handle the […]

Attorney general won’t push to open key meetings

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican When several reform-minded legislators were elected last year — and several old-guard lawmakers lost — many open-government advocates thought there was a good chance of finally opening up what has been called the “last bastion of secrecy” in the Legislature: conference committees. The public has long been barred from […]

Richardson won’t address grand jury investigation

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The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson held a brief news conference Monday about his decision to withdraw his nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary but refused to answer questions about a federal investigation into how his political donors landed lucrative transportation contracts. Richardson read from a prepared statement and answered a few questions […]

Zias rope Cowgirls

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico It won’t be a long break, but sophomore forward Til-Lois Fifer and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team are ready for a little time off. The Zias completed the early portion of their schedule Wednesday night with a 79-64 victory over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena, […]

Super powers won’t make me hero

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist I’m not a conventional superhero. I battled my adversary verbally. My adversary, a very cute girl, asked me something I’ve always dreamed a very cute girl would ask me: “If you could be a superhero, which one and why?” Keep in mind, I got asked this question as […]

Roch goes distance for vote

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dennis Roch won more than one race this election season. Roch, who will represent Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties as the new District 67 representative, was challenged to a foot race while campaigning in Portales. Roch was knocking on voters doors on East Amazon Street in Portales. “I introduced […]

Oct. 24 Honors

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron won the following 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civil Engineer Awards: •

Editorial: Vice presidential debate won’t decide election

Sarah Palin’s performance Thursday night will probably not be enough to turn GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign around. He missed the opportunity for a game-changing breakthrough by not siding with the American people and opposing the $700-billion (plus $100-billion-plus in “sweeteners”) financial bailout. However, with her confident, folksy, fluent performance in the vice presidential […]

Sept. 25, 1956

“They Won’t Forget,” starring

Sept. 23, 1956

Portales Drug ran an ad in the Portales Daily News, advertising a new lipstick that “won’t come off on cigarettes!”

Sept 8, 1948

In two classified ads, Bob Sartain and H.A. Bryant were told they won complimentary tickets to see “Tarzan and the Mermaids” showing at the Yam Theater.

Fair hosts first Special Needs Day

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Anyone who thinks a well written letter sent to the right people won’t make a difference needs to talk to Garrett Dodson. The 17-year-old special needs student at Portales High School decided other young people like himself with special needs deserved their own activities at the Roosevelt County Fair. […]

Spokesperson: Meatpacker drops local sale barn

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A large Texas beefpacker won’t purchase cattle from Portales Livestock Auction until the auction makes changes in its animal handling procedures, according to the National Meat Association. Caviness Meat Packers made the decision following allegations of cattle abuse made last week against the Portales auction by the Humane Society […]

On the Mound

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Red Sox pitcher Jaret Faust fires a pitch to the plate in the last inning of a game Wednesday with the Dodgers. The Red Sox won the game 17-1. The league tournament is this weekend with all-star selections announced next week.

ENMU staff serving tennis

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer You won’t see Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova on the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts this summer, but you will see plenty of ENMU employees and students battling each other to have fun and stay in shape in ENMU’s lifelong wellness program. The tennis program started June 7 […]

Intervention sometimes needed in sports

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Once upon a time, in a far, far away land called New England, a group called the Patriots played the game of football very well. They won championship after championship in the National Football League, and almost seemed to anticipate their opponents’ actions in the biggest games. But maybe, […]