NMAA going to seeds for state meets

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The New Mexico Activities Association is moving pretty fast these days. So fast, in fact, that local basketball coaches were still fuzzy on the details even after the prep athletic governing body decided to seed the eight teams in the state tournaments for Class 3A through 5A. Slowly but surely, […]

Warriors stun Conquerors

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PNT Staff Guard Jon Jones scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter Monday night and Hereford Community Christian stunned Faith Triumphant 70-65 at the FTCS gym. Nathan Louden had 23 points and Brook Brookhart 12 for the Warriors (13-7), who had lost to FTCS by 21 points in each of the […]

Rams host Ruidoso in district opener

By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team enters play tonight in what should be a competitive District 4-3A schedule on a bit of a role. The Rams (11-7), playing against mostly Class 4A and 5A competition, have won seven of their last nine and already exceeded last year’s win total (10-14). They begin […]

School board choices on ballot today

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents will be hitting the polls today to decide who they want making decisions on the Portales district school board. Two district school board positions are up for election, District 3 and District 4. The District 4 incumbent, David Brooks, will be running against Steve Adkins. Adkins said many parents […]

New rules could be inconvenience for some stores

By Tova Fruchtman New Mexico convenience store employees will not have to brave the graveyard shift alone any more. Starting today, convenience stores must have two employees working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or only allow customers access to clerks through safety features such as bulletproof glass under a new regulation passed by the […]

Feb. 1 Obituaries

Thomas E. Scott, 91 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mr. Thomas Elmo Scott, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 7, 1913, near Lafayette, Chamber County, Ala. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to […]

Personalities Plus: Lisa Ribaudo

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Your name: Lisa Ribaudo Your job: Elementary School Counselor Your age (and Birth Date): 37 years old; May 2, 1967 Your hometown: Carson, Calif. Your family: Mark Ribaudo (husband), John Ribaudo (son), and Mary Ribaudo (daughter) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: What do you think of Portales? “I enjoy the […]

Critics, supporters of Cannon expansion speak

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — Area ranchers’ dissent toward the Air Force’s proposed air-space expansion surrounding Cannon Air Force Base was countered by support from Clovis residents at a town hall meeting Friday evening at Clovis Community College. About 100 people attended the final of four public forums to discuss concerns or voice support about […]

Portales talks business with seminars

By Tony Parra Portales Small Business owners and entrepreneurs arrived at a workshop by ACCION representatives in Albuquerque in an effort to gain more knowledge about the small business world and how they can start one up or expand. The owners and entrepreneurs met with ACCION officials for three hours on Thursday. Linda Lee, Accion […]

Bill would help undocumented students

By Tony Parra Portales residents are using their forces and efforts to try to give undocumented area students an opportunity for a higher education. The residents believe they should have a chance at a future like any United States citizen. Portales city officials, Somos Un Pueblo Unido (We Are a Town United) Organization members and […]

Jan. 30 Obituaries

Edgar L. Baker, 70 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery. Mr. Edgar L. Baker, 70, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Portales, to Essie and Sidney A. Baker. He lived most of his life in Portales except for […]

Cooper joins Freedom as business manager

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new business manager. Kevin Cooper, 48, began work in the Clovis office on Jan. 10. A former staff sergeant in the Army, Cooper has 19 years experience in accounting and has managed small to large numbers of people throughout his career. “Kevin’s computer and organizational […]

Brown tabbed to head circulation

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new circulation director for its three publications, the Clovis News Journal, the Quay County Sun and the Portales News-Tribune. Gary Brown, 55, began work on Jan. 3, moving to Clovis from the Odessa American, a Freedom newspaper, where he oversaw bulk and rack sales and […]

Jan. 30 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Andrew Boyer, 19, pled guilty to public affray and will serve six months of supervised probation. • Jaime Rullan, 44, pled guilty to battery and will serve six months of supervised probation. • Gregory Mead, 18, pled guilty to aggravated DWI and will […]

Jan. 30 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Homecoming games are scheduled for with junior varsity boys at 4 p.m., junior varsity girls at 5:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 7 p.m. The Conquerors will host Community Christian from Hereford. The varsity boys will host Lubbock Home School on Friday at 6 p.m. and the junior varsity girls will play […]

Jan. 30 Elida School News

By Michelle Chambers Congratulations to Shalie Anthony and Dylan Radcliff on being chosen as Homecoming Queen and King. They were crowned in a ceremony held in the gymnasium following the basketball game in which the Tigers triumphed over the challengers from House. More kudos are due to Shalie who was recently nominated as the Daughters […]

Jan. 30 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Friday is an ELS day. School will release at noon. • Booster Club will meet Feb. 7. • Spring Pictures will be Feb. 24. Basketball • Tuesday: junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, vs. Dora at Floyd, 4 p.m. • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Junior High Girls and Boys, […]

Jan. 30 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael It’s hard to believe January comes to an end Monday, with one month of 2005 passed. Wonder how many teachers and students have already broken new resolutions, as well as grandparents and parents. After all we are all human, but each of us can strive daily to help our students realize that […]

Jan. 30 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Future careers Principal Steve Harris and teachers express their appreciation to businesses and employers who hosted an eighth-grade student last week for the job shadowing program. Almost all of the eighth-grade students worked with a person in a career they wished to investigate for future possibilities. That same day GEAR-UP and Eastern […]

Tough to talk about days in Santa Fe

By Bob Huber In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the state […]