Husbands not so tough about women’s issues

By Anita Doberman Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn’t go to the hospital right away — he preferred to take the pain than go to the […]

County Commission District 2 candidate: David Sanders

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Name: David C. Sanders Sr. Age: 72 Occupation: Retired Running as incumbent for: County Commissioner, District 2 Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: Roosevelt County Commission, Emmaus Board, Chairman Roosevelt-Yucca Telecommunications, Chairman Arch Senior and Community Center, nine years on the county FSA Committee, and Roosevelt County Peanut Commission. Why are you running for county […]

Crews still working on water main

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales experienced another rupture Monday in a 24-inch water main on the west side of city, according to a press release from the city of Portales. It was the third major break in just over two years and flooded some streets and left many residents and […]

Dispatch flooded with calls during storm

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Couples danced at a local senior citizens center. Other residents were working, driving through town, eating dinner, bowling, just relaxing. Under cover of darkness, it approached from the south. Some heard the sirens, some saw the warnings, some didn’t. But what no one knew was that Clovis was about […]

AeroCare plans return to RGH

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter AeroCare is working to have a life flight helicopter stationed at Roosevelt General Hospital once again. The helicopter was moved back to Lubbock to cover the area after another AeroCare helicopter

Working for AARP could have its perks

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor OK, maybe I’m not officially an old geezer yet but recent events have got me a little concerned about the inevitable. In the last week or so my younger brother (the one with a lot less hair than me), called me to let me know how old I was […]

Cowboying explained in six easy steps

By Baxter Black Steps along the cowboy trail: Step 1: Some cowboys are born and raised on a ranch; they grow up riding and working cows, they compete in high school rodeo, have a horse and an FFA project. They develop the art of hangin’ out and lookin’ cool, which is easier if you’re a […]

Trainer seeks horse, rider in harmony

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age but a life-changing event completely reshaped his approach to interacting with horses and launched a career working with horse lovers. Richardson, a paraplegic horse trainer from Hico, Texas, taught two seminars Tuesday entitled �Enlightened Horsemanship� at […]

Phone problems continue in Portales

PNT Staff Report People in Portales began experiencing problems with phone service Thursday afternoon. The PNT didn’t receive followup calls from Qwest or Yucca Telecom late Thursday seeking more information. Numbers the PNT had dialed earlier that weren’t working were back in service by press time, however. Residents were reporting problems dialing some local numbers […]

Working at home more distraction than work

By Helena Rodriguez This is a column about telecommuting. You know … working at home. It’s an art that involves conning your boss into thinking you can be productive in the comfort of your own living room or kitchen table. Many ethical questions arise when it comes to working at home. For example, is it […]

11-20-07 It’s their job

Name: Michelle Goodwin Job: General manager, Tower Twin Theater Time on the job: Since June 2005 Background: Before starting work at the theater, Goodwin worked at Garvey Processing as a data clerk and scale house operator. Q. Describe what your job entails. A. Operate the movies, sell tickets, sell concessions, set up special movies for […]

Officials downgrade estimate of burned acreage

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A day after an out-of-control grass fire ran for better than seven miles east of Portales, fire officials are sharply downgrading their original estimate of the acreage burned. A closer assessment Thursday revealed that the total acreage burned was probably closer to 3,000 than the 20,000 estimated Wednesday as […]

It’s their job: Yolanda Sanchez

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Name: Yolanda Sanchez Job: School librarian and also assists the school secretary. Time on the job: Since August Background: Sanchez worked as an educational assistant for the Portales Schools. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Helping kids check books out, putting them (books) away and keeping the library up. Q. What is a typical […]

Councilors OK project expansion

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at Tuesday’s regular meeting to expand a street project currently under way in northeast Portales to include areas cut out in the project’s grant process. City officials say engineer Chad Lydick is estimating the extra work — on First Street near Mental Health […]

It’s their job: Chad Heflin

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Chad Heflin Job: Co-owner of the Dawg Houze sports bar Time on the Job: The Dawg Houze officially opened Aug. 31. Background: Before opening the business, Heflin was a college student, majoring in special education and has also worked in construction. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. […]

It’s Their Job: John Bridges

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Name: John Bridges Job: Director of Cardiopulmonary at Roosevelt General Hospital EMS Division Chief at Portales Fire Department Current acting Fire Chief Time on the job: PFD: 19 years Background: Since 1983, Bridges has been involved in the medical field, starting out at the old Roosevelt General Hospital. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. […]

Jones recalls times gone by

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elmer Jones jokes he can have a class reunion anytime he wants to because he’s the only one still living from his graduating class of 1931 at Portales High School. Quiet and unassuming, Jones recently celebrated his 95th birthday but the milestone isn’t slowing him down much. As a […]

Some mistakes can be costly

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, like accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, like accidentally using two instead of one of those little Post-It […]

Barber bows out of business

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An era came to an end as local longtime barber Wendell Kelly, of Sands Barber Shop, retired after 50 years of cutting hair. For 30 years, he and his wife lived and worked in California, before moving back to Portales. For awhile in California, he owned a 10-chair shop. […]

Motherhood is full-time position

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone has a strong opinion on whether a mother should work or stay at home with her children. Working moms say that it’s not the amount of time spent with their children that matters but the quality of time they have together. Stay-at-home moms say that the only way to raise […]