Advice: Don’t get a bee in your bonnet

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Have the evil killer bees arrived at last in Roosevelt County? Is it time to panic? Shall we call in the National Guard? First of all, they are not “killer” bees. The recent attack near Causey and Lingo was from Africanized honey bees, not “killer” bees. Second, it is never time […]

Grandpa’s delusions create memories

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Before the days of retirement homes, my grandfather Opa lived with us a few years as part of an autumn quest in his life. He wanted to spend his remaining days with his five far-flung sons, one at a time. It was German tradition, he said. I didn’t mind, but my […]

Dog fights: Hounds have many positions open

PNT Staff Pretty much every position is available on the defensive side, but it’s not coach-speak. The Hounds graduated nine defensive starters and numerous backups. The two returning defensive starters, senior cornerback Corey White and junior linebacker Jeremy Mullins. On offense, Howard has three positions he identified as battles: Slot position This is a position […]

Progress test put pressure on schools

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers When La Casita Elementary did not make Adequate Yearly Progress last year, school officials had to change the way they taught. According to AYP scores, a federal measure of math and language arts proficiency and a part of the president’s No Child Left Behind push for accountability, La Casita fourth graders […]

ENMU gears up for fall semester

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Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Although the summer session is about to wind up at Eastern New Mexico University, ENMU President Steven Gamble said this is the college’s busiest time of year as the university aims for another record-breaking fall enrollment. ENMU has reportedly seen a steady increase in fall enrollment since 1997 and last fall […]

Nine to compete for fair royalty

PNT Staff Nine girls are vying to be crowned as royalty during the Roosevelt County Fair, set for Aug. 22-27 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Roosevelt County Fair Queen contest will begin with horsemanship 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fairgrounds Arena. The public is welcome to come watch. A new feature, the speech and […]

Police mum on details about injured boy

PNT Staff Portales police responded Friday morning to reports of a person found with head injuries in a residential area of Portales. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry refused to identify the 15-year-old male victim, but did indicate he lived within a five-block radius of where he was found. Berry would not comment on what police […]

Navy’s top admiral to testify at BRAC hearing on Oceana

The Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy’s new chief will testify this week at a defense commission hearing on whether Oceana Naval Air Station should be among military bases it recommends for closure. Adm. Michael G. Mullen, who became chief of naval operations July 15, will appear before the Defense Base Realignment and Closure […]

Residents relive memories

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor KENNA — About one-third of the way from Portales to Roswell along U.S. 70 is the most noticeable thing about Kenna, its Midway Service Station that earlier this year was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another noticeable area exists nearly 200 yards to the north, on the […]

Career on the mark for ENMU coach

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor In Mark Ribaudo’s office there are several different clues to untold stories — from family newspaper clippings to thank you letters from parents to framed photos of current and former players at Eastern New Mexico University. Another story lies about 15 feet away, in an office that belonged to former […]