ENMU-Mines baseball twin bill rained out

PNT Staff Saturday’s scheduled home opener for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team against Colorado School of Mines at Greyhound Field was postponed due to rain. ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh said everything was in shape to play until a brief rainshower hit around 10 a.m. on Saturday. Another shower followed that, leaving water standing […]

Broncos squeak out win at Melrose

PNT Staff MELROSE — After a slow start this season, the Floyd Broncos are starting to make some noise in District 3-1A boys basketball. Juniors Jerrod Long and Kyle Kropf each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Friday night and Floyd outlasted Melrose 57-56, knocking the Buffaloes (15-7, 4-2 district) out of […]

Rams survive late scare, get past Colts

PNT Staff ROSWELL — The Portales High boys basketball team maintained its lead in the District 4-3A race Friday night — barely — and the Rams couldn’t be happier about it. After leading the entire game, PHS sent New Mexico Military junior Zachary Nishino to the free throw line for a 1-and-1 opportunity with 0.7 […]

Angelo State notches win over Hounds

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior guard Kenny Smith made eight 3-point baskets, breaking the school’s career record, and scored 29 points Saturday night to lead Angelo State’s men to a 94-81 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. ASU (11-13, 4-5 South), which made 12 3-pointers in an 80-76 […]

School board president cares about spirituality, children

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Your name: Inez Rodriguez Job: Housewife and President of the School Board Age: 54, June 28, 1950 Hometown: Portales Your Family: Teofilo (husband), Olivia, T.J., and Mark Hobbies: I am one of the worship leaders at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, I teach catechism, Vice President of the (EPCA). What do you like about Portales? “There […]

No. 9 Rambelles cruise past Zias

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore guard Ashley King recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lift Angelo State, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, to a 61-42 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. King shot 9-for-11 from the field as […]

Ag Expo set for next week

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By Tony Parra The 13th Annual Agriculture Expo, highlighting eastern New Mexico and west Texas’s agricultural industry, is set to have more than 450 exhibitors of farm, ranch and dairy products and services. Pat Willis of the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and an Ag Expo organizer said once again there will be many vendors from […]

Fire marshall named Clayton city manager

By Kevin Wilson Mike Running said that just a few minutes after he was hired as Clayton’s city manager Thursday night, he was asked for input on a fire department grievance and dangerous property within the city. It was a quick introduction to the position for Running, currently fire marshall at the Portales Fire Department, […]

Weather doesn’t slow hotel schedule

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By Tony Parra Tushar Patel of TNJ Management has confirmed on Friday that the new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Portales is still scheduled to open in November despite rains and snow in the area. Patel said they have encountered weather problems, but they remain on schedule and are currently working on the second story […]

Nursing home residents caught in middle of bed tax battle

By Mike Linn A battle between state and federal governments over a bed tax is putting nursing home residents in the middle. At stake is a nearly $9 a day tax on all occupied nursing home beds in the state. The tax was instituted in 2004 in hopes of drawing extra Medicaid funding. But the […]

Four-way stop coming to Abilene, 18th

PNT Staff Portales Police officials are informing residents to be prepared for a new four-way stop. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Friday that there will be a four-way stop implemented at the intersection of S. Kilgore Ave. and 18th St. There are currently stop signs on Kilgore, but Berry said the additional signs will […]

Feb. 13 PJHS News

By Billie Dixon Track season up Students are learning the basics of various track and field events as they decide on their favorite event. Buy a couple of tubes of sun screen to prepare for the seven scheduled track meets.    Testing upcoming The way the state designates the school’s status based on test results, […]

Ruidoso tops struggling PHS

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By Dave Wagner It’s becoming evident that you can expect the unexpected in District 4-3A girls basketball, and the Portales Lady Rams are the best example of that. After stomping Lovington by 44 points at home and soundly beating Ruidoso 55-39 on the road, Portales has lost the rematches to those teams — including Friday’s […]

Feb. 13 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Time marches on at the Dora School and the construction of the buildings show more progress every week. Those workers seem to be working regardless of the weather. Valentine’s day There is no school Monday but the school board will meet that night. Schedule Tuesday: Pep Rally, junior varsity and varsity boys […]

Feb. 13 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Monday events The Valentine party is Monday at 1:30 p.m. We will also have a cookie decorating contest. Bring your decorated cookie to school, and all the entries will be judged according to the best Valentine decorations. Also on Monday, a representative from the extension office will be bringing eggs to the […]

Feb. 13 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • The science fair is this week. • Tuesday’s game against Grady will be senior appreciation night. • Spring pictures will be Friday. • The kindergarten will be having a bake sale on Friday. All money will go towards its graduation […]

Feb. 13 Obituaries

George Gushwa, 90 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. George Gushwa, 90, of Elida, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Feb. 28, 1914, in Dayton, to Della and Bob Gushwa. He grew up in Dayton and attended school in Artesia […]

Feb. 13 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Jose Guerra, 33, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated and no license and will serve two days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Ruben Sosa, 33, was found guilty of battery on a household member and was ordered to serve 70 […]

We can learn much from our neighbors

By Jim Lee Well, Monday is St. Valentine’s Day, the anniversary of Capt. James Cook’s murder on his third visit (in 1779) to what is now Hawaii, and the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor. Before we all pop the champagne corks and prepare for a seizure of […]

Valentine’s Day sometimes needs troubleshooting

By Bob Huber A couple of years ago I was in a quandary concerning an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for my wife Marilyn. Should I buy her a new fly rod or a miter saw? I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. All our married lives I never let Valentine’s Day slip by without lavishing some […]