PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan [...]

Hounds top Highlands with 16-hit attack

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By Dave Wagner Making just his second pitching appearance and first start for Eastern New Mexico University, junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt pitched creditably over the next four [...]

Government needs to focus on cleaner energy

By Jim Constantopoulos: Guest columnist It is becoming increasingly clear that if industries in the Southwest are to survive, something must be done to hold down energy costs. Of all fuels, natural gas requires the most immediate attention, because wholesale gas prices have tripled in the past four years. The key reason is that 90 [...]

April 6 Obituaries

Clifton Edwin White Services: Have been held. Clifton Edwin White, 62, of Silver City, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Artesia to Alvin Clifton and Doris Lucille (Hinrichsen) White. He married Janice Ruth Wright Schwegman on Nov. 24, 1962, in [...]

Commission opts against horse racing ban

By Tony Parra Rick Short, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant, said the department has been busy working on drug bust operations and answering calls to disturbances from horse races on private property. “We’ve been very busy in the month of March,” Short said. “We (Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department) were involved in [...]

City council honors police

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega, city manager Debi Lee and the Portales city councilors recognized the efforts of Portales Police Department personnel during the homicide of Odis and Doris Newman in March. Jerry Fuller, 32, of Portales was arraigned on two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of Odis and Doris [...]

Spring weather brings tornado risk

By David Irvin Gusting winds that roared across the plains Tuesday at up to 63 mph and packed enough punch to down power lines is an early indication of the volatile weather that accompanies spring in eastern New Mexico. However, National Weather Service officials said it’s too early to tell what kind of weather the [...]

Office to pay tribute to victims

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent District Attorney Matt Chandler said victims of violence are all too often forgotten once a trial is over. The first-year district attorney asked the Curry County Commission on Tuesday to help rectify the problem by funding a Victims Memorial Garden to be built near the Main Street entrance of the [...]

April 6 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries: Panny and Polly Bigler. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a fire meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the main office. • City Council will meet Tuesday in the Community Building [...]

April 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand community is sponsoring its annual prairie chicken dance festival this weekend from Friday to Sunday. The sign-in on Friday night at the community building. This is usually the biggest event of the year for the community and Country Junction Store plan to the up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings [...]