Labor Day sees difference among generations

By Tony Parra The focus all year is on work, but this Monday will give United States and Roosevelt County residents an opportunity to relax instead of punching the clock at their jobs or attending classes. Residents focused in on work ethic and the meaning of Labor Day. Many of today’s workers believe work ethic […]

Youth sentenced for vandalism

By Tony Parra Ninth Judicial District Attorney judge Ted Hartley sentenced a 14-year-old to a two-year commitment to the Children Youth and Families Department for his involvement in vandalism to buildings, including the Portales Junior High, Valencia and Steiner Elementaries in mid-May. The 14-year-old admitted to his involvement in burglary, larceny and vandalism, according to […]

Youth gets visit from Campos

By Tony Parra uesday afternoon gave Representative Joe Campos and Portales High School Junior Joderick Rodriguez a chance to talk about the concerns of the Portales Youth. The two met to discuss surveys sent out by Rodriguez and to find out what problems youth are having and what bothers them the most in eastern New […]

Summit works to improve Portales’ youth life

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community members specializing in the quality of living for local youth met on Wednesday to work on one common goal — to develop a plan to improve the youth’s literacy. The meeting took place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern […]

Portales youth needs top agenda at summit

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern Area Youth Summit has a simple mission for its two-day program this week: Determine the most important needs for Portales youth. Annemarie McCracken of the School and Main Institute will facilitate the two-day program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. […]

Summer youth programs helps Portales students stay on track

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By Tony Parra The summer is not necessarily a break for students. Several programs in Portales offer jobs that remind students about the importance of education. The federal Clean and Beautify Program allows students a chance to earn a paycheck with up to 25 hours per week. Veda Urioste, Clean and Beautify Program coordinator, said […]

YOU program to shut down

By Mike Linn For the first time in more than 30 years, the local Youth Opportunities Unlimited organization will cease to service the youth of Clovis and Portales. The non-profit agency did not receive enough money from the state’s Children Youth and Families Department to sustain a full-time staff in the upcoming years, said Dawn […]

Cannon youth recognized by state official at townhall meeting

Jack King Two Cannon Air Force Base youths received Congressional Award bronze medals Monday from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, N.M., during a townhall meeting in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Patrick Adams and Collin Randall each completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours of physical fitness training and […]

PHS student to advise governor

Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson has many advisors. On Monday he added Portales High School’s Joderick Rodriquez to the list. Richardson swore in Rodriquez and 56 other high school students to the New Mexico Youth Alliance, also known as the Children’s Cabinet, on Monday afternoon in Albuquerque. The group will serve as an advisory committee […]

Flamingos flock for funds

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Mike Linn Pink flamingos are helping a Portales church group get to Haiti. They’re not the real flamingos that fish in lagoons in the Caribbean nation, but the fake plastic ones that have been popping up on the lawns of Portales residents recently. For $10, residents can send about 12 plastic pink flamingos to someone’s […]