Rams hopeful they can build on solid season-opening win

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By Dave Wagner Arturo Ontiveros enjoyed a successful debut as the Portales High baseball head coach on Saturday. Ditto for Rams pitcher Justin Gilchrist. Portales opened its season under Ontiveros, a 1994 PHS graduate, with an 8-3 victory at Littlefield, Texas, getting five solid innings of pitching from Gilchrist, a junior right-hander who transferred from […]

Students give news, get experience

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By Kevin Wilson It’s 3:15 p.m. on Monday, and it’s just like any other Monday in the newsroom for News 3 New Mexico at the KENW television station in Portales. Jennifer Best has a concern for news director John Kirby. The Eastern New Mexico University senior is typing a story on allergy season and she […]

Hunton left a little life everywhere he went

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Carol Hunton left life behind in every step he took forward. He built a treasure of memories in the relationships that he made throughout his life. Hunton died Feb. 5, 2005. Bob Wood, New Mexico’s state senator from 1971 to 1981, was a friend of Carroll’s for over 50 years. […]

Positives can be found in history’s negatives

By Jim Lee Slavery did not confine itself to the South. Massachusetts, for example, tolerated slavery over 140 years. In 1641, it became the first colony to legally recognize slavery. Some of the “founding fathers” at Plymouth Rock probably became slave owners. The city of Boston had a thriving slave market long before places like […]

Superintendent worries about budget gap

By Tony Parra The state budget approved Wednesday by the House would be “devastating” for Portales public schools if it’s approved by the Senate, Portales Superintendent James Holloway said on Thursday. Holloway said the $4.7 billion proposed budget includes $2.1 billion for public schools — but Portales’ share will fall more than $1 million below […]

Lady Rams whip Roswell

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By Kevin Wilson With their No. 1 seeds in district already locked up, Class 3A Portales and Class 4A Roswell High arguably had nothing to play for Saturday night. Ashleah Richards and Tara Johnson provided evidence to the contrary, as they keyed a late 10-0 run to help the host Lady Rams win 59-49 and […]

Feb. 27 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday finds the third- through ninth-graders and high school juniors taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure your child attends school on these days. • The fourth-graders will be going on a field trip to Roswell to see the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. […]

Javelinas get best of Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Reserve forward Chris White scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville to an 82-73 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. White, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior who joined the Javelinas at the Christmas break and was averaging only […]

Zias post 2-2 mark in LSC First Pitch Tournament

PNT Staff IRVING, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team split a pair of games on both Friday and Saturday against Lone Star Conference North Division squads in the LSC First Pitch Tournament, keeping its record for the season above .500 at 10-9. The Zias defeated Cameron 4-3 and lost to Central Oklahoma […]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales […]

Side effects might not be worth the cure

By Bob Huber I’ve been out of focus the last few days — a flu bug bit me — but I’ve kept busy wallowing in self pity and researching the bad side effects of medicines I saw advertised on television. When you have the flu, you do silly stuff like that. What I really wanted […]

Feb. 27 Obituaries

Ruth Adams, 95 Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from […]

Officials hope weather cooperates for pothole repair

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By Tony Parra New Mexico State Highway Department officials said they are hoping for dry, sunny weather in March to repair potholes and rocky state highways in Portales. Orvel Turner, supervisor for the Maintenance Patrol Yard of the State Highway Department, said materials have been ordered to fix some of the worst areas on some […]

Burglary crimes up in Roosevelt County in 2004

By Tony Parra Burglary crimes are up 27 percent in 2004 from 2003 in Roosevelt County, according a recently released report from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department. The report showed an increase of burglaries from 41 in 2003 to 56 in 2004. Tom Gossett, Roosevelt County Sheriff, said there was a $32,000 burglary spike in […]

Feb. 27 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Carlos Curley, 41, pled guilty to a probation violation and will serve 182 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Donna Hernandez, 37, pled guilty to driving on a revoked license and will serve seven days in the RCDC, followed by 357 […]

Feb. 27 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Choir competition Congratulations to the following choir students who recently participated in the Southeastern District Vocal Solo and Ensemble Competition. These students all received a superior rating at the festival;  Kaitlyn Stratton and Sarah Sutton both received “1″s for solos. Hannah Stroud, Natalie Salas, and Tatiana Torres also received a superior rating […]

Zias end year on winning streak

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By Dave Wagner It wasn’t pretty, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team went out on an up note Saturday night. Junior post Tiana Bryant scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and senior post Loren Scarlett collected eight points, a career-high 15 rebounds and a team-high five assists as the Zias survived […]

Feb. 27 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael The Dora School has made great progress this past week on the building in between high and elementary. The construction crew is hard at work and it is really looking good. I can tell you it is certainly not going to look the same as the time goes by. Remember The BPA […]

Local swimmers fifth in league meet

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales-based Eastern New Mexico Aquatics swim team finished fifth out of 13 teams in the Rio Grande League Championship Feb. 12-13 at Kirtland Air Force Base. ENMA’s Joel Holloway earned high-point honors in the 15-and-older age group and qualified for the USA Swimming zone championships in August in Salt Lake […]

Rams struggle to beat NMMI, then get help for district title

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By Dave Wagner It wasn’t a very satisfying win, but it more than got the job done. Struggling for the second time this season against New Mexico Military, the Portales High boys led wire-to-wire but didn’t nail down the game until the closing moments in beating the undermanned Colts 46-37 on Friday at the PHS […]