Community calendar: Jan. 1

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., [...]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their [...]

Privatization gives new life to space travel

Freedom New Mexico Massive rockets propelled the shuttle Atlantis into orbit Friday to a final rendezvous with the International Space Station, poignantly ending the storied 30-year space program. Few advances epitomize American ingenuity more than NASA’s achievements, unquestionably establishing the United States as space exploration leader. The shuttle specs alone speak to what not-so-long ago [...]

Friday morning briefing: Roadblocks, updates and an old guy returns to space

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Question of the day What’s the best holiday pie? Please feel free to join this delicious debate in the comment section below. Fair warning Hunters and other outdoor travelers may encounter state Department of Game and Fish roadblocks throughout the state this fall. The [...]

Private sector should fund space missions

Freedom New Mexico A merica’s future in space is entrepreneurial. President Barack Obama partly has recognized that reality in his recent speeches and policy changes on NASA and American space policy. “I give Obama mixed reviews on his space policy,” said Ed Hudgins, author of “Space: The Free Market Frontier.” There were positive elements, he [...]

ENMU students bring ‘space’ Nazis to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Jake Rachinski adjusts a helmet worn by Marcus Hart. Hart, a custodian at Eastern New Mexico University, is playing the part of a futuristic Nazi in a student-filmed production. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Hot glue, fiberglass and “sanding, sanding, sanding,” followed by paint are what it takes to [...]

New office space planned for dream center

The Dream Center Project in Portales is being planned for Saturday, April 24. United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s Day of Caring and Comcast’s Cares Day are joining together to build office space in the new Dream Center Building. The Dream Center is a non-profit agency that provides free food, clothing, blankets, furniture, etc. to [...]

Business feature: Reinvesting in downtown

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Construction applies comfill to fresh concrete being poured Friday at the Main and Seventh Street construction site, where four new stores and parking lot are being built. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about six months, Charles Wade is hoping the empty [...]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the [...]

Businesses sharing space

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Modesta Garza of Clovis helps Juan Ornelas and his fiancee Carolyn Solorzano-Ornelas of Portales select some T-shirts on Monday at the vendor’s lot on Prince Street. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer