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Rams claim opener 26-13

By Matthew Asher Staff reporter email: masher@pntonline A beauty of sports exists that even after a crucial mistake, a good player can still make it a pivotal play. Enter Portales senior Bronte Staugaard, who overcame a pair of lost fumbles to lead Portales to a 26-13 victory over Las Vegas Robertson in a disjointed season […]

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Remember county ignored voters to secure upgrades

Right about a year ago, Curry County commissioners decided they were tired of asking taxpayers to fund projects at the jail and the courthouse. More precisely, they were tired of taxpayers rejecting their requests. And so commissioners — like robbers — just told us to stick ’em up. They got away with more than $14 […]

Sloan: Book of month can be inspiring

A popular Internet meme is, “There are 5,000 gods being worshiped by humanity, but don’t worry … only yours is right.” This prefaces my book-of-the-month-summary for August: The Bible. My “Holy Bible: Masonic Red-Letter Edition” was purchased by my grandmother in 1951, given to my mother in 1978, and to me in 1994. I have […]

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Yolanda Romero is known around town for her singing and cake decorating.

Local songbird shares gift of music

She’s a woman who wears many hats. She’s a wife, mother, singer, cake decorator, sales consultant for Mary Kay, volunteer and so much more. Yolanda Romero, an Alamogordo native, moved to Clovis in 2005 with her husband of 20 years, George Romero, and their four children after accepting a marketing director position at Cannon Air […]

Terry: Italian from Raton had greater good at heart

He might have been an Italian from Raton at the core, but he became a true Portalesano long before his life in the desert ran out on Aug. 20 at age 81. I really didn’t know Tony Gennaro closely, but like a lot of other people who got acquainted with him, if you chatted with […]

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