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Zia 10-11s advance

Staff report The Zia 10-11 All-Stars rallied after losing the first game of a best-of-3 District 3 playoff with Roosevelt County to win twice, taking Friday’s finale 10-2 at Rotary Park for the title. Zia advances to sectional competition next week. In 11-12 girls softball action at Greene Acres Park, American captured the best-of-3 series […]

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Safety a priority in our outdoor enchanted land

New Mexicans love the outdoors. That’s obvious, judging from the thousands of people who take to the mountains, trails or rivers every day of the year. We’re not just weekend nature lovers in the Land of Enchantment. Even with so many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s easy to forget that danger can lie behind the beauty of […]

Sloan: Doing my part, spreading the ‘word’

If you had to fly a rainbow or Confederate flag in your yard — with no chance to explain the nuances of what they mean to you — which would you feel more comfortable with? If someone slaughtered innocent strangers out of hatred, which symbol would you guess represented their beliefs? To understand why 21-year-old […]

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Hartsfield: Some summer pieces I can’t live without

Insect repellent and sunscreen aren’t the only essentials of summer. Some of us have become attached to some comfort pieces for the season. It has occurred to me that I’ve recently developed a pattern of wearing sneakers with virtually every one of my outfits. It’s not just for a level of comfort but I find […]

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Sheila Savitz outside her building, Consigning Women and Angel Ministries, at 104 S. Ave. A in Portales.

Our People: Consignor ministers to community

Sheila Savitz was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where she owned a real estate company. She moved to Portales in the early 1990’s with her late husband and children. In the late 1990’s, Savitz started out working as an advertising representative at the Portales New-Tribune. She bought […]

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