Jan. 27 Obituaries

Gene Simmons, 80 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the Portales Cemetery. Mr. Gene Simmons, 80, of the Dora community, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on June 7, 1924, in Post, Texas, to Maude and John Simmons. He moved with his family to the Dora area […]

Health fair coming this weekend

By Tova Fruchtman Organizers and participants agree that Saturday’s Health and Wellness Fair is a much needed opportunity to explore the health-care options available in eastern New Mexico. With health tests, demonstrations, information from health- and wellness-oriented businesses and non-profit organizations, and safety information for the kids, the health fair has something for everyone, said […]

ENMU hoops teams having struggles

By Dave Wagner For the better part of a month, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was competitive game-in and game-out despite the loss of senior guard Laci Lee to a season-ending injury. That all came apart in Monday’s 91-44 thrashing at rival West Texas A&M, leaving the Zias to regroup for Lone […]

Floyd man breaks leg in car accident

PNT Staff Clay Anderson of Floyd was involved in a car accident at approximately 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday at mile marker four of New Mexico Highway 267, according to the New Mexico State police officials. Sylvia Lopez, driver of a 2000 Ford pickup, made a left hand turn and hit Anderson, who was in a […]

FTCS boys win over San Jacinto

PNT Staff Junior post Caleb Richards scored 23 points and senior guard Luis McCain added four 3-pointers and 20 points Tuesday night, leading four players in double figures as Faith Triumphant scored a 73-60 victory over Amarillo San Jacinto at the FTCS gym. The Conquerors (9-3) trailed 19-13 at the quarter, but held the Patriots […]

New ENMU coach anxious to get to work

By Dave Wagner Armando Quiroz wasn’t looking to change jobs. A month or so ago, Eastern New Mexico University wasn’t preparing to change softball coaches. The 55-year-old Quiroz, who has won three Arizona prep state championships in a four-year span at Tucson’s Flowing Wells, is ENMU’s fourth head softball coach in just over two years. […]

Rams down Tucumcari in final non-district tilt

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By Dave Wagner If the Portales Rams were sluggish Tuesday night, it hardly showed to Tucumcari boys coach John Span. Portales jumped on the Rattlers for the game’s first nine points and never relinquished the lead in posting a 61-41 victory at the PHS gym. Senior Chris Kirchner posted a double-double with 12 points and […]

Jan. 26 Obituaries

Kenneth A. Shaw, 55 Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Mr. Kenneth A. Shaw, 55, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Raton, to Lorene and James A. Shaw. He graduated from Roy High School in 1965. He then […]

Small business seminars offered

By Tony Parra Members of ACCION and West Corp. are targeting Portales small business owners and entrepreneurs in an effort to help them with their businesses from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. during a Thursday workshop in the Portales City Hall. There is no charge for the workshop and it is designed to inform business […]

New bonuses, pitfalls for taxpayers in 2005

By David Irvin A new tax season often means new tax laws. This year is no exception. There are a number of changes that may assist taxpayers in filing their taxes and may qualify some for larger deductions and less taxes. IRS Spokesperson Bill Brunson said this year’s changes are just business as usual. There […]

Jan. 26 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael This cold snap has sure seemed colder since it followed the cooler days last week that finally peaked at near 70 degrees on Friday. Some of the outside bulbs were thinking of putting on sprouts. Commoditees These were delivered Wednesday. We sure got some good tomatoes this time. I delivered to two […]

Jan. 26 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Heather Buzard (4); Don Essary; Linda West; Bobbie Nall; Kathy Duncan. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Essay contest The Floyd Lions Club is sponsoring an Essay Contest for students in grades 1-12. An instrument will be given away on each of the three nights […]

Jan. 26 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There is a whisper of oil interest in and around the area of South County. Just hope it develops into more than a whisper. There are still wells producing, but it all sort of halted in the early 80s. It sure would boost the economy and our hopes for the future. Special […]

Counterfeit bills making rounds

By Tony Parra Portales residents may be carrying counterfeit bills in their wallets and purses and not even know it. The Portales Police Department will conduct a seminar on how to detect counterfeit money at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Memorial Building to help those people. Portales Police Department Detective Johnny Parker said the […]

Meth lab speech set for Thursday

By Tony Parra New Mexico State Police officials will be presenting a drug awarness seminar 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales High School Auditorium to discuss the health and law problems that come with methamphetamine labs. Officials are hoping to have Roosevelt County students as well as their parents attend the seminar to help in […]

More noise means more problems for farmers

By Tara May: PNT Correspondent ROSWELL — Several ranchers and a non-military pilot brought up concerns at a public meeting here to discuss Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed military airspace expansion. Monday’s meeting at Goddard High School was the first of four public hearings taking place in the communities impacted by the expansion, including meetings […]

Cheese plant road plan hits snags

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County and city officials’ hope of building a cheese plant road leading up from the south on Roosevelt County to the new Southwest Cheeseplant encountered a snag on Friday — the acquisition of property. The two-mile road leading up from Highway 70 to the cheese plant road would have to be […]

Legislation work mind-boggling

By David Irvin While state legislators battle over the many thousands of bills scheduled to be introduced in the 47th Legislature, those with an active interest in the outcome of the discussions are often left in the dark. The number of bills passing through both houses each day is mind-boggling, officials say. And those peering […]

Hospital sees revenue slide

By Tony Parra It may be good news for Portales residents, but bad news for Roosevelt General Hospital officials, as the number of patients seen at RGH went down for November and December. Kevin Ramage, Roosevelt General Hospital chief financial officer, reported revenue and the number of patients seen for November and December were lower […]

Jan. 23 Floyd School News

Floyd School News Upcoming events • Sophomores will be taking the New Mexico Competency Exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. asketball • Tuesday–Junior High, JV and Varsity girls and boys vs. Melrose at Floyd. teams. 3pm • Friday–JV Girls and Boys, Varsity Girls and Boys vs. Tucumcari at Tucumcari. 4 p.m. Fund=raisers The Seniors will […]