Clovis hires city engineer

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has hired a Jacksonville, Fla., man to fill the newly created city engineer position that oversees the Public Works Department. Justin Howalt will begin work Jan. 5, according to a Friday news release. The city commission approved a restructuring of the Public Works Department during […]

New Deal celebration kicks off in Amistad

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Events are scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Deal/Works Progress Administration, works in New Mexico. The first celebration for Eastern New Mexico will be on Saturday, at the New Deal Gym which was a was a mattress factory during the Depression, at Amistad.

Book on Williamson’s works to make debut at ENMU lectureship

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A tribute to the science fiction works of Jack Williamson will be made available for the first time at the Eastern New Mexico University’s annual Jack Williamson Lectureship.

Williamson considered one of science fiction’s greats

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood often had their roots in science fiction. Williamson coined or made popular […]

Through stained glass

By Helena Rodriquez People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks, nor when they work with stained glass. However, Amelia “Amy” Armenta recommends a good diamond-head grinder to cut through the translucent material. Fortunately for Armenta, she’s never cut herself since she begin creating stained glass art six years ago, although she will admit […]

Technology works with the right neighbors

By Jim Lee My abilities in matters of any practical importance have been called into question on more than one occasion. This has recently happened again. Yet I still fail to understand why people doubt my abilities, particularly my amazing versatility and creativity. Why does everyone focus on the negative? OK, a few things have […]

Officials release names of candidates for judicial seat

By CNJ Staff The names of the four candidates for a new judicial seat in the 9th Judicial were released Friday by officials at the University of New Mexico law school after the application process closed. They are: • Robert S. Orlick — resident of Curry County and is an attorney. • Kent Peterson — […]

Nkoshe Seales Personalties Plus

Your name: Nkoshe Seals Your job: Store manager at Movie Gallery Your age (and birth date): 30 years old, Oct. 31, 1974 Your hometown: Portales Your family: Husband Doug, 32; son Andrew,12; daughter Kierra, 9. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: “I collect Coca-Cola memorabilia (hobby), and I’m a room mom […]

Personalities Plus: Todd Moore

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Name: Todd Moore Job: Police Officer Age: 36 Hometown: Originally from Las Cruces Occupation: Law Enforcement Family: Married with children Hobbies: Good books, good movies and spending time with my family. What do you think of Portales? “I like the small town atmosphere/ close knit community and it’s a great place in which to raise […]