Senior Merrick hoping to go out with title

By Kevin Wilson The biggest improvement in Cassidy Merrick’s golf game this season, at least according to the Portales senior, has been her accuracy on chipping. Chipping is a process that Merrick likes to call the “ups and downs.” Her golf season so far, has had more of the ups. Merrick, a three-time team medalist [...]

City enters agreement with Elida

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and the Portales city councilors approved a joint powers agreement during Tuesday’s city council meeting between the city of Portales and the town of Elida to provide dispatch services to Elida. The agreement is for two years and the Elida officials will pay the city of Portales, $5,000 a [...]

Residents prepare for charity lockup

By Michelle Seeber People by the scores will be going to jail today — not because they committed crimes, but because they want to raise money for others who suffer from muscular dystrophy. The event, hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by the Cattle Baron Restaurant, will involve businessmen and others in Portales being [...]

ENMU softball split in shutouts

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Runs were at a premium in Tuesday’s non-conference softball doubleheader between Eastern New Mexico and Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Zias scored a two-out run in the third inning and held on for a 1-0 win in the nightcap after the host Lady Aggies posted a 1-0 win in the opener. [...]

Police warn public of phone scam

By Tony Parra Money predators are at it again, according to Portales Police Captain Lonnie Berry, as the police department has received complaints that an organization is calling with claims of Canadian lottery winnings. Berry said there were two people who called in complaining they were receiving calls asking them to send $1,000 or more [...]

April 22 Obituaries

Michael Strader, 47 Michael Strader, 47, of Clovis died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1956, in Clovis to Neal and Ellen McCollum Strader. After graduating from Clovis High School he moved to Arlington, Texas, where he went to the University of Texas at Arlington. During school he [...]

Former ENMU star coaching

By Ferron Lucero A former infielder and relief pitcher at Eastern New Mexico University, Brian Cronk turned to coaching when he was released after playing one year in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. After a year as a student assistant at Eastern, Cronk is in his fourth season as an assistant baseball coach at Clovis High. [...]

Portales girls split softball games with Lovington

PNT Staff The Portales High softball team reduced its magic number to one for clinching a Class 3A playoff spot Tuesday, earning a split over District 4-3A leader Lovington at City Softball Park. Portales beat Lovington 4-2 in the opener but dropped the nightcap 4-1. Portales (10-11, 6-4 district) had never beaten Lovington in softball [...]

Richardson addresses city

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By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson absorbed a barrage of questions from Portales residents on several topics, but made a stand on the importance of a cheese plant road, education and not allowing same sex marriages on Monday in the city hall chambers. Alva Carter, Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents member, said it [...]

NMHU routs Greyhounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew on Tuesday. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer, three runs scored and four driven in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving [...]