Chili cookoff to raise funds for school

Tony Parra The First Annual Chili Cook-off is ‘in the oven’ and it will be hot and ready by 5 p.m. today at the Portales High School cafeteria. The idea for the event was brewing in an art class room last December, when one of the students made the suggestion. Lou Sikes, a Portales art […]

Ram signs with Angelo State

Kevin Wilson Just like he has for the last three years, Seth Clabaugh will come to Greyhound Stadium as a Ram for the distant future — but in a different uniform. The Portales High senior quarterback signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play football with the Angelo State University Rams. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Clabaugh […]

Zias start season with two losses

By Dave Wagner Not being able to get outdoors before Wednesday’s games didn’t seem to hurt the Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team. Beginning a four-day road trip, the Thunderwolves belted four homers — two by junior center fielder Lesley Belden — and got two complete-game pitching efforts from sophomore Amy Renaldi in a season-opening 5-2, […]

ENMU signs nine to squad

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott announced the signing of nine players to national letters of intent on Wednesday, including possibly the team’s quarterback of the future. Anthony Carter led Class 2A Jacksboro (Texas) High School to a 20-4 record over the past two seasons, and Elliott believes he could […]

Col. Yates leaving Cannon

Darrell Maurina Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, commander of the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, has announced that he will soon be leaving for Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Langley is the headquarters of Air Combat Command, the major command of the United States Air Force that includes the 27th Fighter Wing. […]

Proposal won’t hurt Lottery Scholarship

David Arkin The Lottery Scholarship may be saved after all.  The Commission on Higher Education on Wednesday approved taking some of the excess balance from the lottery fund to commit it to need-based financial aid for students.  Eastern New Mexico University President Steve Gamble said the commission agreed during a meeting Wednesday to supply $2 […]

Driver in crash in stable condition

PNT Staff Police are investigating an accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured after the vehicle’s driver ran a stop sign in Rogers late Tuesday night, according to officials with the New Mexico State Police. Juan Nieto, 18, of Chihuahua, Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Gabriel Melendez Arzate, […]

Blackwater Draw site showcases Clovis people

Michelle Seeber Evidence of Blackwater Draw’s Clovis people was hidden for centuries before Dust Bowl winds revealed their existence 75 years ago. Ridgley Whiteman, a teenager who regularly explored the site in search of those who came before him, is credited with discovery of Clovis Man. In 1929, Whiteman sent three letters, accompanied by a […]

City treasurer to retire this month

Tony Parra The loss of a city official to retirement and the authorization of a $119,467 grant for a 2,000-gallon water tanker for the Portales Fire Department were the main topics for Tuesday’s city council meeting. Reba Robertson, the city treasurer, will be retiring at the end of February, according to City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. […]

Lady Rams hold off Lovington charge

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By Kevin Wilson Roni Gomez, like her Portales basketball team, had her highs and had her lows on Tuesday night. She finished high, off the glass, and Portales survived a monumental comeback from Lovington with a 61-59 overtime win. Gomez scored 12 points for Portales (15-4, 3-0 District 4-3A), including the game-winning shot off the […]