Ram tennis hopes to hold court

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By Kevin Wilson Portales freshman Morgan Erf has compiled an impressive record as a singles player this season. Still, a 20-1 record as a solo player on the court wasn’t enough to keep her from doubles partner Jessica Bulls. “I like playing either (way) a lot,” Erf said after Thursday’s Portales High tennis practice. “A [...]

Mother’s Day can be for children too

By Helena Rodriguez Mother’s Day is a time to tell our mother’s how much we love them. I love you, Mom. But how many of us mothers take time to show our children how much they have blessed our lives as well? Because of them, we have the greatest job descriptions on Earth that no [...]

City officials look to reduce personnel costs

By Tony Parra City Manager Debi Lee stressed the importance of cutting costs in personnel and the first move was made in her budget proposal in Thursday’s finance committee meeting. In the previous budget meeting, Lee said normally the personnel portion for city budgets should be 50 to 55 percent, but the portion for Portales’ [...]

Bill will prevent base closings for at least two years

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Cannon Air Force Base and hundreds of other military bases across the country may not face closures until 2007 under legislation that was approved on Thursday. The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness passed a bill on Thursday in Washington, D.C., that would delay the Base Realignment and Closure Commission [...]

Grocery store set to open Friday

By Helena Rodriguez When Super Save grocery store opens in the former IGA location at 7 a.m. on Friday, customers will see many familiar faces along with an expanded Mexican food section featuring imported and exported products. The former IGA has been closed for 35 days during a change of ownership. Russell Inc. of Cimarron [...]

Commissioners start trimming for 2004-05 budget

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners and county officials began trimming the proposed 2004-2005 budget on Tuesday in the regular commission meeting to make ends meet. The revenue money Roosevelt County has is not generating enough interest to offset its expenses, Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said. Hardin said the amount for revenue was $2.8 [...]

Relay for Life set for weekend

Kay Prater is a statistical rarity: A survivor of two different types of cancer. That’s one reason why she is serving as one of two co-chairs for the 2004 Relay for Life, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday and run until 10 a.m. Saturday at Ned Houk Park. “I have a very strong family [...]

May 6 Obituaries

Francisco Tarango, 79 Mr. Francisco Tarango, 79, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 27, 1924, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Felicitas and Juan Tarango. He grew up in Chihuahua where he attended school. He married Maria Rodriguez on Aug. 4, 1953, in Coyame, Chihuahua, [...]

Portales sweeps district golf titles

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Behind medalist performances from Kevin Welch and Cassidy Merrick, the Portales golf teams swept titles in Tuesday’s District 4-1/3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Welch shot a 68, helping the Rams post a team score of 301 for a narrow win over the host Colts (303) and Lovington (307). “They [...]

Portales, NMMI set for tiebreaker

By Kevin Wilson The bad news for the Portales High baseball team is that it is facing the potential scenario of playing two games in three days, with a trip that could span more than 850 miles roundtrip. That’s also the good news, in the mind of Ram coach Greg Hill. “You look at everything, [...]