Lady Tigers win district 3-1A finale

PNT Staff DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers wrapped up second place in District 3-1A volleyball Thursday night with a hard-fought 25-20, 25-21, 26-24 victory over the Elida Lady Coyotes. Elida (14-5, 6-2 district) will play in the district semifinals on Thursday in a 7 p.m. matchup. Fifth-seeded Floyd plays at No. 4 Melrose on […]

Kingsville puts ENMU streak to test

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By Dave Wagner Following a 1-3 start, the Eastern New Mexico University football team has put itself in position to send retiring coach Bud Elliott out in a blaze of glory. With four consecutive come-from-behind wins, the Greyhounds (5-3, 4-0 Lone Star Conference South) find themselves atop the division standings and back on the brink […]

Zias knock off ACU in four

By Dave Wagner The first big step in Eastern New Mexico University’s bid to wrest the Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball championship after an 0-2 start was passed Thursday night. Coming up big on the big points, ENMU edged South-leading Abilene Christian 30-28, 25-30, 32-30, 30-28 Thursday night before an announced crowd of 1,147 […]

Energy providers, legislators, leaning toward wind power

By Tony Parra From energy providers to legislators to energy plant manufacturers, it seems that the consensus is that the United States is heading towards more energy being provided from clean energy providers. Tracy Broeder, a wind technician for Florida Power and Light, talked about wind energy on Wednesday and how feasible it would be […]

Sign theft a concern for Portales

By Laurie Stone With 11 days remaining until Election Day, political rallies and public demonstrations are intensifying as supporters voice their choice for candidacy. A concern across the nation, and Portales, is the destruction of political signs placed in yards and on the homes of political supporters. Although both the Republican and Democratic parties are […]

Oct. 22 Obituaries

Margaret Webb, 75 Margaret L. Webb, 75, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Tahoka, Texas, to Margarel and Arther W. Reagan. She grew up in the Tahoka, Texas, area. She graduated from high school in 1946 in Tahoka. She married […]

Plant closes its doors

Freedom Newspapers A longtime frozen fruit manufacturing company in Clovis will close its doors at the end of the month. FrozFruit, with its 18 full-time and 15 part-time employees, will close its Clovis branch because the plant has aged too much, said Lesley Bartholomew, public relations manager for Wells’ Dairy. Wells’ Dairy, a national ice […]

Happiness is where God is

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist “Honey, someone can have everything in the world, but without God, they are miserable. Take me; the Lord has blessed me so much. I have a wonderful place to stay, good food to eat and people to take care of me. Yes, Jesus is in my heart. That’s why […]

Tamales hard to keep; easy to make memories with

By Helena Rodriguez Trivia: What’s the most popular gift unwrapped during the holidays in New Mexico? Answer: Tamales. Don’t you just love tamales? Who doesn’t? There’s even a popular children’s book by Gary Soto called “Too Many Tamales.” But as my daughter, Laura, and I found out last week, you can never have too many […]

Filming ends in Portales

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By Kevin Wilson With the cooperation of the weather, the crew for “Believe in Me” had its final day of shooting in Portales turn out to be one of its better ones. A sunny, cloudless Wednesday marked the final day of shooting in Portales, and all that remains for shooting in the area is a […]

Governor talks education in Wednesday forum

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By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson said he’s traveling through New Mexico in search of support for education reform and his search brought him to Portales on Wednesday. Richardson spoke to more than 150 people in Buchanan Hall on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University campus about his ideas for the 2005 legislation. He […]

Author makes presentation at ENMU

By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University hosted a leadership workshop with journalist and author Alexandra Robbins who gave a brief overview of her book, “Conquering Your Quarter Life Crisis.” Following the workshop, she gave a presentation covering her book, “Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, The Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of […]

Holiday Inn construction bids sought

By Tony Parra The new Holiday Inn Express hotel is still in the works and developers are hoping to begin construction within 30 days. The architectural designs were approved by the construction industries division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department last week. Tushar Patel is a developer for TNJ Management, which is building […]

Vigil family operates from afar

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: This story is part of a weekly series on Portales business owners who have been with their respective businesses for at least five years. For Mark Vigil and his family, owning Mark’s Restaurant and Catering has taught them the importance of lasting relationships that stand the test of time. For […]

Pettigrew rodeos with help of bloodlines

John Eisel Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew took to steer wrestling naturally, which is not surprising considering his lineage. His great uncle, Homer Pettigrew, was a six-time world champion steer wrestler in the 1940s. The Grady native is also one of the original inductees of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. His grandfather […]

Rams rush into district season

By Dave Wagner If you believe the Associated Press poll, the Class 3A state football champion is highly likely to come from District 4. The top four teams in the AP rankings — New Mexico Military Institute, Ruidoso, Portales and Lovington — are all in that district. They start knocking heads Friday night with NMMI […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps past ENMU

PNT Staff LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian scored the final five points to take Game 1 and Eastern New Mexico University was never a part of the match the rest of the way as the Lady Chaparrals posted a 30-26, 30-25, 30-17 victory over the Zias Tuesday night in a non-league matchup. LCU (20-7), ranked 18th […]

Lady Cats get past PHS

By Dave Wagner The Clovis and Portales volleyball teams took turns beating up on each other in the first two games of Tuesday’s match at the PHS gym. Both looking for momentum heading into district tournament play next week, it was the visiting Lady Wildcats who emerged down the stretch for a 25-15, 14-25, 25-21, […]

Commissioners consider shift on legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners may reconsider a decision they made in regards to not sending a letter with their legislative priorities to Gov. Bill Richardson and the Department of Finance and Administration after the Roosevelt County Commission meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners have decided to investigate their decision a little further after they […]

Oct. 20 Obituaries

Susan Ashmore, 59 Susan Elizabeth Wenzel Ashmore, 59, of Morehead, Ky., died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born on July 16, 1945, in Superior, Wis., to John and Evelyn Tan Wenzel of Esko, Minn. She was a 1963 graduate of Lincoln High School in […]