Drinking water reserve at issue for commission

By Mike Linn Members of the Ute Water Commission on Friday voted to form a subcommittee to research options for renewing a contract that reserves water as a drinking supply for eastern New Mexicans. Members of the commission said extending the water reservation for 10 years could hamper the $307 million Ute Pipeline Project in […]

Residents try to help community by aiding movie crew

By Tova Fruchtman A Clovis family spent a few hours looking through old yearbooks on Friday night getting ideas for their costumes. By 10 a.m. on Saturday, the Ratledges were all dolled up and waiting with about 80 other people in a gym at Gattis Junior High School to be a part of the crowd […]

Oct. 17 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Report Card night is Thursday. • Picture retakes are Oct. 28. • The junior Carnival will be Oct. 29. Athletics Football: Saturday, Junior High and Varsity, Floyd versus Melrose at Floyd. 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Report card night Thursday will be Report Card night. School will let out at […]

Oct. 17 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Things at the Dora School are moving along as usual and preparations are being made for our annual family fun night. This will be on Oct. 29 in the Rogers Gym. Booths and Bingo opens at 7 p.m. and the booth and ticket sales will close at 9 p.m. The bingo games […]

Oct. 17 Elida School News

Adrienne Coe, a senior at Elida High School, has been named the 2004 Eastern New Mexico State Fair Queen in Roswell.  Coe, 18, was among four girls vying for the title.  Coe, who also had the Grand Champion dairy heifer at this year’s fair, has already begun carrying out the duties of fair queen.  She […]

Oct. 17 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday and Friday found students taking their first quarter tests to wrap up the first grading period. Report cards will be available to parents during parent/teacher conferences Oct. 25. Teachers will be available for parents from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Students may accompany their parents, but they do not […]

Oct. 17 Faith Triumphant News

Football Saturday at Conqueror Field vs. San Jon, 2 p.m.; Oct. 29 at Conqueror Field vs. Midland Trinity, noon; Nov. 6th at Conqueror Field vs. Holy Cross, noon.   Film class The film class is currently working on their documentary on Roosevelt County. Please call the office if you might have any information pertaining to […]

Nuttall leaves behind memories

By Ryan Lengerich While Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall spent this weekend in Missouri finalizing the terms for his future at a community college, his colleagues say his years in Clovis were marked by change nationwide and decisions locally. Nuttall accepted an offer to be president at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Mo., on […]

Oct. 17 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Dominic Morin, 19, found guilty of contempt of court and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. Morin was also found guilty of concealing identity and will also serve 182 days of supervised probation. • Jesus Santos, 22, found guilty of resisting/evading/obstructing an […]

Sign theft a crime against freedom

By Jim Lee I don’t know how a person can sprain an ankle by accidentally poking a thumb into a reciprocating saw — I’ll have to ask Ed Miller about that because he’s an expert in such matters. However, I did figure out why the Earth is spherical. If our planet were flat like a […]

Lamb plus bridge game equals trouble

By Bob Huber Before they come after me with that final funny jacket, I have to tell you that the night the lamb broke up our bridge party ranks as a high-water mark in my otherwise serene life. Of course, it doesn’t live up to the time our neighbor lady shut down her husband’s drunken […]

Personalities Plus: Todd Moore

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Name: Todd Moore Job: Police Officer Age: 36 Hometown: Originally from Las Cruces Occupation: Law Enforcement Family: Married with children Hobbies: Good books, good movies and spending time with my family. What do you think of Portales? “I like the small town atmosphere/ close knit community and it’s a great place in which to raise […]

George Kizer Life Story

By Laurie Stone George Kizer was the oldest of eight children in his family. It was said of him by family members that he had a work ethic that was strongly unique. Kizer was a cotton farmer for most of his life. His sister Lena Judah, said he loved to farm the sand.” George W. […]

Hounds, Zias begin basketball practice today

By Dave Wagner It took Shawn Scanlan two years to bring the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team from a 4-22 record and the basement of the Lone Star Conference South Division to back-to-back championships. Scanlan said the Greyhounds, who begin organized practice this afternoon, have conditioned well in preseason and he thinks it’s […]

Lions look to spoil ENMU’s division run

By Dave Wagner With three consecutive come-from-behind wins under its belt, the Eastern New Mexico University football team suddenly finds itself in the middle of the Lone Star Conference South Division race. Coach Bud Elliott, though, said the Greyhounds can’t afford to look ahead as they prepare to take on Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 […]

Zias dispatch Kingsville

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By Dave Wagner The table is set for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off five-game matches on the road against their three toughest foes to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, the Zias now have a chance to put together a solid streak. ENMU shook off a bit of a sluggish […]

Students unite for bible study

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By Laurie Stone Four students affiliated with The Thomas Moore Outreach Ministry on Campus at Eastern New Mexico University have stepped into a place of leadership to unite people for God in a nondenominational Bible study. Rev. Tobin Hitt encouraged Rodrick Chambers of Victory Life Church, Lucero Tirado and Fide Davalos of St. Helen’s Catholic […]

Stanfield to perform next Saturday in Farwell

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Jana Stanfield will bring her music with meaning to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico residents at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Farwell, Texas, according to concert coordinators and sponsors. Stanfield, an Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis High School graduate, will be singing […]

Former teacher has hearing in Dora

By Kevin Wilson DORA — A public hearing was held Thursday to determine whether a Dora High School teacher was properly discharged after a former teacher returned from a military committment. The hearing took place at the DHS auditorium. No decision was made Thursday and the board has 20 days to announce a decision in […]

Campos, Grider debate on District 63 issues

By David Irvin CLOVIS — State Rep. Joseph Campos, D-Santa Rosa, and Republican challenger Russell Grider of Clovis sparred for two hours Wednesday over topics such as gangs, water and education in a debate held at Clovis Community College. Both are seeking the District 63 office in the Nov. 2 General Election. Campos said the […]