Carlsbad survives scoring droughts to top Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams nearly survived 21 turnovers — against only six for Carlsbad. Instead, the Cavegirls overcame major scoring droughts at the beginning of both halves, finally pulling out a 37-33 victory in the Lady Rams’ season opener Tuesday night at the PHS gym. Junior guard Carolyn Smith was the difference […]

Citizens concerned about county roads

By Tony Parra Not everyone is happy with the amount of rain Roosevelt County has received. The rain, coupled with a heavy amount of traffic on some roads, have caused some roads to be impassable, according to some county residents. County commissioner Tom Clark declared the situation an emergency during Tuesday’s county meeting as a […]

Rather to step down from CBS anchor post

Staff and Wire Reports Staff and Wire Reports NEW YORK — Dan Rather, the hard-charging embodiment of CBS News who saw his reputation damaged by an ill-fated report on President Bush’s National Guard service, said Tuesday he will step down as “CBS Evening News” anchor in March after nearly a quarter-century in the job. Rather, […]

Community pays tribute to late educator

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By Tony Parra Members from the community watched as city and county officials dedicated an aristocrat pear tree in memory of Russell Knudson on Tuesday morning in the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn. The crowd gathered around the south part of the Roosevelt County Courthouse for the dedication of a tree, which is a cousin of […]

Nov. 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand Community had an abundance of food for their Thanksgiving feast last Monday evening. No one will ever argue with you that the Milnesand, Causey, Rogers, Pep and Dora communities have super cooks. These ladies have all been taught “from scratch,” not from boxes or cans. Now I did not say […]

Nov. 24 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthday this week: Emily Hamilton, Bennie Jemez, Joel Moore, Kent Winders, Wanda Chenault, Debby Canon, Nathan Erdman, Margaret Wilcox, Jeff Bilbery, Clayton Ford and Tommy Hogg. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Southard. Church news There will be a Christmas musical Dec. 5 at the Methodist […]

Nov. 24 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More rain the past couple days in the area. Mary Blakeley said it had rained all Sunday afternoon in the Rogers area. We need a few days of sunshine and dry days so harvests can be completed. Thanksgiving dinner Sunday the Baptist Church had its annual day of thanks to God for […]

Nov. 24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mary Goff, Nelson Rector. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Floyd Lions Club will meet Dec. 1. • The school’s Christmas program will be Dec. 6. Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving Holidays for Floyd Schools will start today. School will resume on Monday. Have a safe […]

Our commitment to our heritage and to our readers

By Cathy Taylor and Alan Bock Each year Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Portales News-Tribune, celebrates Founder’s Day, the birthday of Raymond Cyrus Hoiles (1878-1970). “R.C.,” as he was known, founded the media company in 1935 with the purchase of the then-Santa Ana Register, and his heirs still control it. R.C. Hoiles had a […]

Planet Kevin makes its second orbit

By Kevin Wilson It’s not often I write two columns about something, but sometimes inspiration sends you an e-mail. During the summer, I did a column on “Planet Kevin,” a fictional planet with rules set to my values of common sense. It was loosely based on a standup comedy routine from Charlie Viracola called “Planet […]

Tatum teams win pair against Floyd

PNT Staff TATUM — The Tatum Coyotes broke open a tight game with a late 9-0 run Monday night and beat the Floyd Broncos 54-47. In girls action, Tatum used a 28-point second quarter to hand the Lady Broncos a 67-45 setback. The games were the season openers for both schools. Trailing by 10 points […]

Dora boys try to shake off adversity

By Dave Wagner DORA — The Dora boys basketball team endured a first under Ty Thatcher last season — a losing record. As they prepare for tonight’s season opener at House, the Coyotes are also dealing with more serious challenges — automobile accidents, one claiming the life of then-junior Clayton Stokes in February and another, […]

Lady Coyotes will build around seniors

PNT Staff DORA — The Dora Lady Coyotes will build around three experienced seniors this season. The team graduated two seniors and two other girls moved, but coach Myra Skinner is looking for improvement after the Lady Coyotes went 7-18 (4-6 District 3-1A) last season. “We’ve got some seniors who have a lot of playing […]

Conquerors jump up early in rolling to win over Elida

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By Dave Wagner The young Elida boys basketball team found itself in over its head early Monday night. Faith Triumphant erased a 2-0 deficit with 12 consecutive points, highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers by senior guard Luis McCain, and the Conquerors rolled to a 66-46 win over the Tigers at the FTCS gym. McCain […]

Ingle re-elected as minority leader

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — State Senate Republicans have re-elected their leaders, leaving Minority Leader Stuart Ingle of Portales and Minority Whip Leonard Lee Rawson in those posts. “It’s nice to know folks have confidence in you,” said Ingle, who ran unopposed for the post. “I’ve had the job for the last four […]

KGB game draws ire of police

By David Irvin The streets, alleys and lawns of Clovis serve as the playing fields. The players are high schoolers, college students and young adults. The point is to go undetected for long periods of time while traveling on foot, at night, across town. Get ready, KGB may be coming to a street near you. […]

Chandler sworn in as new D.A.

By David Irvin New District Attorney Matt Chandler didn’t waste any time laying out his plans as the chief prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District on Monday after being sworn into office at the Curry County courthouse. He laid out an aggressive plan to curb crime and violence in the Clovis community, emphasizing programs he […]

Airport service could change hands

By David Irvin Air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport may change hands soon if the city’s endorsement of a new carrier is upheld at the federal level. The civl aviation board voted Nov. 1 to endorse Great Lakes Airlines as the new carrier in Clovis, and the city wrote a letter of sponsorship to […]

Nov. 23 Obituaries

Earl Long, 80 Earl A. Long, 80, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Colgate, Okla., to Eva and Sanford Long. He served during World War II as a paratrooper in Europe. Following his military service, he married Clarice Cochran in […]

Nov. 21 Portales Junior High News

Editor’s Note: The PJHS news was intended to run in Sunday’s edition, but is late due to a problem in e-mail transmission. All-District honor band Congratulations are in order for 11 Portales Junior High students who were chosen to participate in the All-district Honor Band on Nov. 13. Out of the 13 junior highs that […]