New girls summer league to debut tonight

By Kevin Wilson Weeknights just got a little more interesting for girls basketball in the area. Clovis and Portales area teams are part of a new summer league, which opens at 6 p.m. (MDT) today with games at Farwell and Texico high schools. West Texas-New Mexico Phenoms Summer League organizer Sammy Herrera said he wanted […]

Arnold wants to deal with dispute in public setting

By Mike Linn Municipal Judge Fred Arnold told the Portales City Council on Tuesday that he wants to discuss the reasons why police officers refuse to file cases in his court. The elected judge said he would like to try and discuss the situation at a public hearing, which could take place in June. A […]

ENMU on course with soccer program

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s venture into women’s soccer is on course, and then some. Coach Travis McCorkle has signed 21 prospects, and said he may add one or two more players. The Zias are the 10th women’s soccer program in the Lone Star Conference. They are scheduled to begin practice on Aug. […]

Windmills helped settle the West

By Don McAlavy John Gordon “Spud” Greaves homesteaded southeast of Elida near Nobe in 1907. He was the father of Gordon Greaves, late publisher of the Portales News-Tribune. This is his story: “With the passing of 1908, we had consumed 80 days in water hauling, and decided if we were to remain on the homestead, […]

Looting lacks definition for Iraqis

By Tibor Machan This idea that Iraqis are criminals for looting is full of problems. To begin with, can you loot from a dictator? What about from a dictator who isn’t even in power any longer? After the dictatorship collapses, whose stuff is being looted anyway? To whom does the money in those government banks […]

Former Portales resident earns award from Texas Tech

By Angela Peacock Outstanding patient care and excellence in the art of medicine has won former Portales resident Laurie Marbas one of Texas Tech University’s more prestigious awards. The Gold Headed Cane Award was presented to Marbas on May 18 by the Texas Tech School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as […]

Portales experiencing rollercoaster weather

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s heat wave turned into a cold snap for eastern New Mexico by Monday, as a 41-degree temperature drop brought strong winds and the area’s first rainfall this month. “We still get cold fronts into the state sometimes as late as early or mid-June, but usually they are not nearly that […]

South County News, May 21

By Charlie Carmichael Youth news The youth who are planning on going with the Dora Baptist groups to summer camp later are wanting do odd jobs around the area to earn money for the trip. Call 477-2446 or 477-2248 for information. Medical reports Lee Nora and Elmer Reed are both doing well. Rosemary Kelly is […]

Elida News, May 21

By Nita Thurman Birthdays (May 24-30) Christy West, Walter Hays, Connie Ford, Wayne Harris, Jeff Graves, Cory Baca, Fannie B. Nuckols, Stormy King and Brandi Moore. Anniversaries (May 24-30): Mrs. and Mrs. Troyce Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bilberry. Obituary Biddie Murrell Archer’s daughter, Charlice Joy Beard Shumater, 63, […]

Water meeting slated for today in Portales

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will meet at 2 p.m. today at The Roosevelt restaurant for their monthly meeting. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega praised the efforts of the authority — which includes 12 entities including Clovis and Portales — by stating that combined efforts on the Ute Water Project are gathering […]

Stipulation in bill could cost county $100,000

By Mike Linn A minor stipulation in a bill that unanimously cleared the legislative process may cost Roosevelt County a hardy chunk of cash. House Bill 229, drafted to increase cash allocations to small counties in the state, requires that counties with a property value over $200 million must have three general gross receipts taxes […]

ENMU signs forward Green

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan has announced the signing of Kennis Green, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing from Blinn (Texas) College, to a national letter of intent. Green is the Greyhounds’ first signee for 2003-04. He averaged 17.6 points and four rebounds a game last season for Blinn, and […]

Texico police clear out cats

By Darrell Todd Maurina TEXICO — Texico police spent Monday afternoon working with Clovis animal control officers rounding up dozens of cats at an undisclosed address. “It was deplorable in there,” said Texico Police Chief John Mares. “The smell was unbearable, and they had a family of three living there.” Mares declined to release the […]

Gentry, Jones claim top honors at PHS banquet

By Kevin Wilson It was a lot shorter, but just as sweet for Jeremy Jones and Jennie Gentry. Jones and Gentry were named the greatest athletes for the 2002-03 year at Portales High’s annual athletic awards banquet, held Monday night at the Memorial Building. The event was trimmed down from years’ past, amid feelings that […]

Summer jobs hard to come by for students

By Mike Linn This time of year has numerous recurring events — rising temperatures, graduation services and students entering the job market. The glut of job seekers, most entering the labor pool between May and August, receive no guarantees: Labor Department officials say many employers are willing to hire for temporary positions, yet others feel […]

Brushing up on camouflage

By Bob Huber This is a good day to brush up on your natural camouflage, otherwise called selective coloration by guys in white jackets who are picky about descriptive terms. My own invisibility is a case in point, but also a nuisance for my wife Marilyn who insists I could be arrested if I rely […]

Tumbleweeds trouble for Portales

By Jim Lee Just about every time I peek in my yard, especially after particularly energetic breezes like we experienced on Thursday, I see every chunk of tumbleweed that ever took up residence in these southwestern United States. This leaves two choices: Avoid looking at the yard, or do something about the pesky plants. If […]

Former police officer still enjoys serving

By Angela Peacock Geo Reynolds worked for 39 years in law enforcement starting off as a police officer for the US Army, and retiring as chief of police after 27 years at Eastern New Mexico University. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Each day is perfect to me because its a day that God […]

Joyce Hill enjoyed dance, family

By Angela Peacock Dancing circles around her husband is how Joyce Hill enjoyed spending her free time, family members said. Joyce’s sons Greg and Brad Hill will always remember their mother as a square dancing enthusiast who was always there to support her family. “Mom loved the interaction and camaraderie of other couples,” Greg said. […]

Portales girls win state tennis championship

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales girls tennis team swept Ruidoso 5-0 on Saturday at the University of New Mexico on Saturday, capping its run through Class 1A-3A with the state title. The title is the third in school history and the second in the last three seasons for the Lady Rams, which […]