Maguire balances dual roles

By Abby Dunn: PNT Correspondent He’s been a head coach at the collegiate level for 18 years, but Mike Maguire still can never get enough of the action. “I love what I do,” said Maguire, “I want to be at all the games; I want to make sure that (athletes) are making academic progress, and […]

Commissioners take first step towards tax increments

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners had been discussing the idea of imposing tax increments because of budget deficiencies, and on Tuesda decided to take the first step in the process. Commissioners said they will take the first step in the process by publicizing the notice of intent. Roosevelt County plans for a first 1/8 […]

Talking trash: May wants new plan

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series about candidates for the upcoming Roosevelt County Commission District 2 primary election. Charles May wants to be a Roosevelt County Commissioner. But he’s not ready just yet to throw his two cents in on what the commission needs to do […]

Man in Iraq can’t make trial dates

By Darrell Todd Maurina John Schmuck is accused of battery in connection with a Clovis bar fight in November of 2002. He didn’t show up for court in April 2003, he didn’t show up for another court date last week and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. But his supporters say he has […]

Political Notebook, May 19

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Kernan, Palmer speak out Rep. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs and her opponent for Senate District 42, William Palmer, also a Republican, of Lovington, are hitting the airwaves in what’s becoming one of the most interesting and hotly contested seats in the state. Two weeks ago, both candidates appeared on KENW, an […]

May 19 Obituaries

Max Hobbs, 78 Mr. Max Hobbs, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Vista Care Hospice in Lubbock. He was born on July 24, 1925, in Portales, to Alma Lee and Add Hobbs. He graduated from Portales High School in 1943. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, then […]

May 19 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 22-29 Leroy Radcliff, Christy West, Walter Hays, Connie Ford, Wayne Harris, Jeff Graves, Cory Baca, Fanny Nuckoles and Betty Southard. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Troyce Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bilberry. Kenna Thursday, May 20, will be a work day at the Kenna Cemetery […]

May 19 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Our area is no different than any given area in the world — some good news and some bad news. Now the problem with most reporters is the focus mostly on the bad. I am going to do the good first. We are praising God for Nancy Tivis finally getting her liver […]

May 19 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week! If you have a birthday or anniversary and would like for it to be in the Floyd news, please contact me. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday at 6 p.m. • The Floyd High School Graduation is Saturday at 2 […]

Duct tape clearly a part of American history

By Kevin Wilson On Saturday, life changed for nearly 350 people who graduated from Eastern New Mexico University. It took somebody else’s graduation gift to make me realize the impending change one company is unleashing on our world. While attending a post-graduation celebration for some acquaintances, I noticed that one graduation gift was wrapped differently […]

May 19 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Young crops are coming up all over the irrigated area. The dry land wheat is showing stress from being so dry and hot the past two or so weeks. Merricks Hank and Marcella Merrick of Causey have a grandson in Iraq now. I was talking to Hank a few days ago and […]

Clabaugh, Richards win top awards

By Kevin Wilson Between them, Seth Clabaugh and Kassandra Richards helped account for seven different team trophies. Monday night, they accounted for two more individually. Clabaugh and Richards were awarded the greatest Ram awards at the conclusion of Monday’s annual Portales High School athletics banquet. The two-hour event was basically a wrap-up for the entire […]

School looks to cut energy bills

By Tony Parra Portales public officials are implementing an energy conservation program in hopes of saving thousands of dollars each year on energy costs. Portales school officials went into a four-year agreement with Energy Education, Inc. last week. Portales Schools Superintendent James Holloway said the school district does not have to pay any money up […]

Martin has list to take care of

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series on the candidates for the upcoming Roosevelt County Commission District 2 election. George Martin has a list of things he wants to fix in Roosevelt County. Now he just needs to get on the county commission to start crossing some […]

Two arrested in connection to vandalism

By Kevin Wilson Two juveniles were arrested Monday on vandalism charges related to last week’s damage at three local schools and three businesses. Two 13-year-olds were arrested upon tips received by the Portales Police Department. “I got a tip the morning of the criminal damage that gave us suspects,” Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. […]

Lady Rams rely on Self to defend title

ALBUQERUQUE — Things didn’t look good for the Portales Lady Rams tennis team Saturday morning. But it’s amazing how a prayer can turn things around. Portales’ Rachelle Self had just dropped the second set — a set she could have won — to Sandia Prep’s Kathryn Short during the 1A-3A girls tennis team championships at […]

Rams finish as runnerups

ALBUQUERQUE — They will go their separate ways soon, but not before one last battle as Portales High teammates that further cements a friendship that dates back to first grade. T.C. Nusser is headed for Texas Tech. Seth Clabaugh to Angelo State, where he will play football. Together they brought the Rams to the brink […]

Hounds sign four junior college transfers

Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knew the Greyhounds needed to replace graduating point guards Brent Cooper and David Hamilton, and he hopes they’ve done that. The Hounds have signed four junior college transfers, including points guards Jolen Montoya of Neosho County (Kan.) Community College and Reggie Wallace of Mt. San Antonio […]

Hernandez placed on All-LSC track team

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University distance runner Ricardo Hernandez has been named to the men’s All-Lone Star Conference team in track. A sophomore from Carlsbad, Hernandez finished second in the 5,000 and third in th 10,000 last weekend in the LSC conference track meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hernandez has been […]

ENMU students commence with next journey

By Helena Rodriguez It took Kristine Kelley of Roswell four-and-a-half years to earn a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Eastern New Mexico University. Like many students, she earned her degree while also flipping burgers, and said she’d do it all over again if she had to. “The hardest part was balancing work and school, […]