Governor visits Clovis

By David Irvin Gov. Bill Richardson was in town Thursday to speak with local citizens and officials about his 2005 public safety plan and legislative proposals. He arrived at the Clovis-Carver Library about 2 p.m. in a series of stops he was making throughout the state. In his speech, Richardson laid out new initiatives toward […]

Plane retirements shouldn’t affect Cannon

By Mike Linn Half of the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 fighter jets are likely slated for retirement by 2010, but the plan is not expected to affect the future of Cannon Air Force Base, an official with U.S Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office said Thursday. Representatives from the offices of two other U.S. congressmen agreed talks […]

Residents unchanged by first debate

By Laurie Stone Local residents were asked before Thursday’s debate between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry to answer basic questions afterwards: Lela Jo Halliday, rancher, Democrat Overall thoughts of debate: The debate as a whole was good. Bush would be better as President because Kerry is not strong enough or knowledgeable enough […]

Paying tribute to our pastors

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist October is Clergy Appreciation Month and I join with many others in honoring our spiritual leaders. First, let me say there aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for the many, many selfless acts you do for others. You are vital to my spiritual being. I realize you are […]

Fast start sends West Las Vegas to three-game sweep of PHS

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By Dave Wagner West Las Vegas didn’t let the Portales Lady Rams have much of a chance Thursday. The Lady Dons, victimized several times during Class 3A state competition in recent years by Portales, jumped on top quickly and led most of the way in a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 win at the PHS gym. Senior […]

Losing weight one city at a time

By Helena Rodriguez Move over Atkins and Jennie Craig! My new City-By-City diet (copyright pending) is sure to take America (or at least eastern New Mexico and West Texas) by storm and make me millions of dollars (or make me fatter). Life has taken me in a full circle, actually, more like a weird-shaped little […]

ENMU ready to tackle winless Angelo State

By Dave Wagner Jerry Vandergriff has done a lot of winning in his 34 seasons in the Angelo State football program, the last 23 as head coach. Right now, though, the Rams are going through some tough times. ASU takes an 0-5 record (0-1 Lone Star Conference South) into Saturday’s 6 p.m. (MDT) kickoff against […]

Zias drop LSC South opener at Angelo

PNT Staff PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got 23 kills from Lynelle Morelan and 18 from Nicole Stoffel Thursday night and outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 31-29, 26-30, 30-28, 22-30, 15-10 in the Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball opener for both teams. The Rambelles (14-4) had 14 aces, led by Morelan […]

Lady Tigers top Floyd in district play

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 10-3 overall (2-0 District 3-1A) with a 25-21, 25-14, 10-25, 25-16 victory over Floyd on Thursday night. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said he thought both his team and the Lady Broncos (5-10, 1-5) seemed sluggish. “I thought both teams looked flat,” he said. “I didn’t […]

Clovis man found shot to death

By David Irvin CLOVIS — A Clovis man was found shot to death on Wednesday morning at his residence at 1725 Gidding St., police said. Police said they are investigating the death as a homicide. No arrests had been made late Wednesday night. It is unclear when Michael Binder, 41, died, but police said they […]

First lady pays visit to Clovis

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — Against the backdrop of a hay-filled truck with a “Viva Bush” sign in its window, first lady Laura Bush told scores of eastern New Mexicans about her husband’s dedication to education, the economy and quelling the tide of terrorism. During a 20-minute speech at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, […]

Sept. 30 Obituaries

Dorothy Zahn, 72 Dorothy Zahn, 72, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 11, 1932, in Causey, to Lillie Mae and William A. Chambers. She attended a small country school in Chaves and in Roswell before the family moved to Portales in the early […]

Owners complement each other at flower shop

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: The News-Tribune is doing a weekly feature on business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Roses, daisies, lilies and baby’s breath are some of the necessities needed for business owners Linda Ward Bell and Rena Foster Clark to turn a customer’s vision into […]

Rams sophomore gets back in action after heart surgery

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By Dave Wagner Forgive Portales High’s Sean Brown if he doesn’t think of a tweaked ankle or a pulled muscle as a serious problem. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore has just been through something a bit more serious — open-heart surgery. Brown was born with a heart defect, a bicuspid aeortic valve. “It causes your heart […]

ENMU players search for missing woman

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University football team called off Tuesday’s practice and traveled to Alamogordo to help search for a former player’s mother who’s been missing since Friday. ENMU head coach Bud Elliott, his coaching staff and about 50 players participated in the search for Vicky Lynn. She is the mother of […]

Portales area team competes in own high school rodeo

PNT Staff Three members of the Portales area high school rodeo team earned top-two finishes in the team over the weekend in the team’s rodeo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Tori Bilberry of Elida was second on Saturday in breakaway roping, while Kassandra Clark of Dora and Kodi Armitage of Elida finished 1-2 in Sunday’s […]

Goddard rallies past Lady Rams

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard rallied from a 2-1 deficit in games Tuesday night to edge the Portales Lady Rams 25-19, 25-27, 16-25, 25-20, 15-6 in a non-district volleyball matchup. The Lady Rockets, who beat Portales in three games earlier this month at the PHS gym, improved to 8-3 with the victory. The Lady […]

Brown Elementary receives kindergarten funds

By Tony Parra A New Mexico legislative committee approved a $2.5 million boost for the construction additions to the Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales, according to a press release on Tuesday. Rep. Jose Campos made the announcement on Tuesday in the form of a press release. The $2.5 million will go to create a […]

Tight security expected for first lady visit

By Ryan Lengerich It’s not the president visiting Clovis today, but local Republicans say security at the event may be just as tight. First lady Laura Bush makes a stop in Clovis today, the first major Republican Party figure to grace eastern New Mexico this election year. Bush is scheduled to speak at 1:30 p.m. […]

Sept. 29 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 1-8: Rocky Burris, Tim Bob Wilson, Anna Fay Lee, Shalie Anthony, Cindy Hendershot, Shane Ferguson, Troy Fine, Florine West, Caleb Widner, Durwood Dixon, Benny Jenkins and Verna Widner. Movie Debby and Burton Smith have recently bought the Charlie Neeley two-story house in Elida. The film group of a movie […]