Chase Gentry awarded economic developer of the year

Jack King The vision and determination of a legendary economic development director live on in Chase Gentry, officials said Thursday. Gentry, who was given his first economic development job by Portales development executive R. Dallan Sanders, became the third person to receive an annual award named in Sanders’ honor Thursday. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation […]

County scores well on health assessment

By Mike Linn State health officials believe services provided by Eastern New Mexico University and collaboration between local organizations are a few reasons why Roosevelt County’s latest public health assessment compares favorably against many counties in the state. While figures for the entire state are not yet complete, Roosevelt County scored well in District 4 […]

FTCS News

Raffle We are currently selling raffle tickets for a county bench. The tickets are $1 each, and proceeds go toward the arts department at FTCS. All students are selling tickets. Sports The Faith Triumphant Conquerors take on Amherst today at 4:30 p.m. at Conqueror Field. Admission to the game is $4 for adults and $2 […]

Floyd School News

Jennifer Essary Immunizations A reminder that students immunizations must be current by next Wednesday or they will not be allowed to attend school. There will be an immunization clinic on the on Tuesday. Parents must be present for a student to receive immunizations. Letters will be mailed to parents whose children’s immunizations are delinquent. Events […]

Community honors the fallen

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Mike Linn People in every generation have a day they will never forget. This was the message Eastern New Mexico University President Dr. Steve Gamble presented to ENMU students and faculty on 9/11’s two-year anniversary during a 20-minute ceremony at noon near the campus fountain. For Gamble it was Nov. 22, 1963, the day John […]

Obits 9/12

Elsie Reid, 71 Mrs. Elsie Reid, 71, of Clovis, a retired federal employee, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on June 28, 1932, in Littlefield, Texas, to J.C. Sr. and Adelia Howard. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, family members said. She was preceded […]

Confusion lingers, as a friend leaves for war

Helena Rodriguez Today our family friend, Tom Venzor, leaves to go help fight the war in Iraq. Today, one day after the second anniversary of that horrific day that continues to haunt us through vivid video footage and images, increased terror alerts and a war that continues on. It’s ironic. We just went to visit […]

Zia soccer team earns first victory

By Mike Linn They practice on a field about 1/2 the size of their game day turf, working on mental quickness and short passes, turning split-second breakdowns in defense into shot-on-goal opportunities. Meet the Eastern New Mexico University first-year women’s soccer team, a hodgepodge of junior college transfers, local club stars and freshmen recruits from […]

Obits 9-11

Samuel Moore, 87 Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, […]

Air Expo takes flight this weekend

Tony Parra The Portales Air Expo kicks off Friday and concludes on Sunday and Portales residents will get a chance to enjoy the high-flying activities at the Portales Airport. Organizers are hoping the turnout for this year’s event will be better than last year’s. “We didn’t have a good turnout last year since everybody scheduled […]

Canadian drugs cheap, sold locally

Tony Parra A local pharmacy is using Canadian guidelines to sell prescription drugs at cheaper rates, an effort aimed at treating low-income patients without medical insurance. The business, Canadian RX Depot Inc., advertises savings of 20 to 90 percent on prescription drugs. The Portales Medical Center has started placing orders through a Canadian RX ordering […]

ENMU comeback bright spot on sore week for LSC

By Dave Wagner It was a tough first full week for Lone Star Conference football teams. The LSC went just 2-9 against outside competition, including Eastern New Mexico University’s come-from-behind 18-17 win at Adams State. The only other winner was Central Oklahoma, which roared to a 21-0 lead on its first three possessions and routed […]

Obits 9/10

Samuel Moore, 87 Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Bee Hive Assisted Living in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by […]

Portales youth getting area airplay with Spanish 9/11 song

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By Helena Rodriguez A Spanish “corrido” or ballad about the second anniversary of Sept. 11 – recorded in Portales – is getting attention and airplay at radio stations around the area. The voices behind the original patriotic tune belong to five Portales youth ranging in ages from 10 to 16. What’s more, all of the […]

City may subsidize airport

By Mike Linn City officials are thinking about subsidizing the Portales Municipal Airport — again. City officials are contemplating funding the city-owned airport roughly $160,000 to make up for deficits last fiscal year and to match state and federal grants for various improvements. “They’re bringing some money in, but not enough to pay expenses, salaries […]

From secondary to sermons: Mims set to preach

By Dave Wagner Eric Mims will have a short night on Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is slated to start at cornerback when the Greyhounds host New Mexico Highlands at 6 p.m. in their football home opener at Greyhound Stadium. He will then return to his home town of Amarillo to preach his […]

Greyhound Sound hits four-year peak in membership

By Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Sound is peaking at a four-year high of members. Dustin Seifert, ENMU band director, said the increase in members should yield some top-notch performances during game days this fall. “The students have been performing well during practices,” Seifert said. “They are eager to perform and talented. […]

La Casa to provide new health center to Valencia

By Mike Linn The Portales School Board at Monday night’s meeting voted to accept in-house health services for students and teachers at Valencia Grade School. A nurse practitioner from La Casa Health Center will work at Valencia to provide the services, which will allow students and teachers quick diagnosis and treatment rather than having to […]

ENMU to honor victims, heroes

PNT Staff Students and faculty will gather at noon on Thursday for a 20-minute ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 at Eastern New Mexico University’s campus fountain. The memorial service is a product of the Multicultural Affairs Office and will include a tentative Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet fly-over and a […]

Gras remembers as kind, sincere

By Tony Parra Adelene Gras was as kind and sincere as the smile on her face revealed, her son Herman Gras said. Moreover, daughter Mary LeClear remembers her mother as being understanding, positive and non-judgemental. “She was a very loving person,” LeClear said. “She never had any bad things to say about anybody. She was […]