Spring break busy time for Floyd, Dora baseball squads

By Kevin Wilson The Dora Coyotes have been to the state baseball tournament. The Floyd Broncos want to get there as well, and do a little bit more. Coming off of a 4-12 record, the Broncos are setting their sights higher than a .500 season or even a district championship. “I know it’s a goal […]

Curry County officials release salary info to newspaper

Jack King Curry County officials on Friday supplied employee salary and benefits information as requested by the Clovis News Journal — but the paper’s officials said Monday their dispute is not over. The newspaper last week sued the county for release of the salary information, contending it is public record. County Attorney Stephen Doerr twice […]

Lucero preached honesty, respect to sons, daughters

By Tony Parra Charlie Lucero, a music-lover, was best defined by family members as a giving, hard-working man with a great sense of humor. Lucero died on March 7 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina to Juliana and Gasper Lucero. “He raised us when my […]

Birdsong brings art talent to Portales

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Jon Birdsong loves art, Portales and riding his dirt bike along the banks of the Canadian River. He recently completed an animal mural at the All Pets Animal Hospital in Clovis, and he’s extremely proud that Pres. Gerald Ford placed one of his paintings in the White House. The father, husband and teacher hopes to […]

Rams improve to 6-1

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By Kevin Wilson Behind Seth Clabaugh, the Rams are going forward with what already looks to be a huge turnaround. What they don’t want to do is look back. Clabaugh improved to 4-0 on the season and pitched his second shutout of the season, 10-0 over Depew, Okla., Saturday at Ram Field. The Rams (6-1) […]

Portales girls tennis team takes first in Roswell

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales girls tennis team lost only five flights in five matches en route to a first-place finish in Roswell Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rams (13-2) competed in a round-robin tournament against Goddard, Roswell, Farmington, New Mexico Military Institute and Robertson. The Portales boys (11-4) competed against the same teams, […]

Lady Ram softball sweeps Eunice

Freedom Newspapers EUNICE — The Portales Lady Rams softball team picked up their first two wins of the season in convincing fashion, outlasting Eunice 17-7 in nine innings in the opener and 15-1 in the nightcap. “Their pitcher ran out of steam,” Portales coach Robbie Crowley said. “They did pretty well until that.” Every player […]

Zias drop four against Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Getting to play at home for the first time more than six weeks wasn’t enough to help Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team Friday. The Zias hung tough through a near-four-hour marathon in the opener before losing to Lone Star Conference South Division pre-season favorite Angelo State 9-8 on catcher Julia Monsivais’ […]

Abilene Christian sweeps Hounds

By Dave Wagner After watching his team get swept in a three-game series at home by Abilene Christian, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said he’s disappointed but not discouraged. The Greyhounds, who lost to the Wildcats 8-3 and 10-3 on Friday, had Saturday’s series finale in hand much of the way and […]

PHS wins award for yearbook staff

PNT Staff The 2002/2003 Portales High School yearbook staff recently won an honorable mention after placing in the top 10 percent of 8,000 schools publishing annuals through Talyor Publishing Company. Yearbooks published by Taylor were evaluated for excellence in one or more of the following areas: Cover design, theme development and page design. PHS yearbook […]

A chance to become health aware at fair

Michelle Seeber A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to information about parenting. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Street, where more than 50 groups represented health awareness. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff today […]

Public Record March 21

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Steve A. Woods, 25, and Adriana Munoz, 22, both of Portales. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in Roosevelt County District Court: Adam Castillo, 21, found guilty of probation violation and his probation will be revoked and he will serve the […]

ENMU professor honored by governor

Mike Linn Julia Rosa Lòpez-Emslie’s answering machine has messages in English and Spanish. Those who know her as a strong advocate of bilingual education and multi-cultural programs understand why. Gov. Bill Richardson gets the picture as well. The governor recently awarded the Eastern New Mexico University education professor with the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New […]

Officials examine why more don’t run for office

David Arkin Voters expecting to find plenty of choices for House and Senate seats on the upcoming June 1 primary and Nov. 2 general election may be in for a surprise — their choices are severely limited. There will be 29 House and 18 Senate contested races in the November election. And the figures for […]

Arnold bows out of race for probate judge

PNT Staff For all intensive purposes, Nancy Gentry’s title as probate judge will remain the same for another four years. Her only challenger Municipal Judge Fred Arnold bowed out of the race on Thursday, leaving Gentry with the surety of another term. Gentry said Arnold told her the news personally. “I am very thrilled and […]

Floyd musicians ready for annual jamboree

Tony Parra Our neighbors to the west are only days away from the music festival known as the Floyd Lions Country Jamboree. The 54th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree swings into action at 7 p.m. on Thursday with a traditional (older) country music show in the Floyd old gymnasium. “It’s one of the oldest, if not […]

Black history deserves more than February

Jim Lee Since Saturday was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring (according to the calendar anyway), I have an easy choice for a topic this week. Of course, as we all know by now, that means I’ll go on and on about something totally unrelated to that. I neglected to write about the […]

Keep it simple and stick with Roy G. Biv

Bob Huber Because I was so successful last week eliminating the brouhaha about gay marriages, I’m willing today to wrestle with an even thornier topic — the names of colors. What I’m saying is, if you don’t want to start World War III, don’t ask what color “puce” is, or even “heliotrope.” They sound like […]

Rams outlast Littlefield

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By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams proved they could outhit an opponent when they needed to, as well as blow them out. Senior Seth Clabaugh was the top pitcher in what was certainly not a pitcher’s duel, and the host Rams outlasted Littlefield, Texas, 10-8 Thursday night at Ram Field. Clabaugh (3-0) picked up the […]

A man is worth his salt if he works hard

Joan Clayton God’s blood covenant is chief of his wonderful provision for man, but this column is about another covenant our wonderful God provides. My grandfather used to say, “A man is worth his salt if he works hard.” I thought about the meaning of that statement every time I picked up the salt shaker. […]