Rams destroy Dons in home opener

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — Here’s about all you need to know about Portales’ season opener against West Las Vegas: The visiting Dons ended their first half with 55 yards rushing and a touchdown. Ram junior halfback Eric Segovia had 54 yards and a touchdown on the game’s opening drive. The Dons […]

Lady Cats finish with split

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Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ Lady Cats opened their soccer season slowly, but learned from their mistakes and finished Friday with a split. In the first game, the Lady Cats fell behind early and never recovered, losing to Moriarty 3-0. The Pintos dominated the first half of play, limiting the Lady Cats to only one […]

Lady Rams struggle at Clovis Invitational

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent If the Clovis High volleyball team can become as consistent as Kim Perkins’ serve, this just might be a pretty good year for the Wildcats. Clovis and Portales were among 16 teams in the field when the annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament began on Friday. The host ‘Cats won their four-team […]

Cannon backers “distressed”

By Marlena Hartz/Freedom Newspapers Clovis-Portales citizens, city commissioners and other government officials, perched on the edge of their seats, many with cell phones in hand, watched intently Friday morning from the Clovis-Carver Public Library as the nine-member military-base closure panel debated, and continuously postponed, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base. Reserved shouts of glee, […]

Cannon survives … for now

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal panel voted Friday to accept the Pentagon’s recommendation to send Cannon Air Force Base’s three F-16 fighter squadrons elsewhere — but stopped short of closing Cannon. Instead, the commission voted 6-1, with two abstentions, to turn it into an enclave, keeping the eastern New Mexico base open in […]

Hounds trounced in opener

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Suffice it to say, Central Arkansas spoiled Mark Ribaudo’s head coaching debut at Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. Senior quarterback Chris Reil threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards and senior tailback Kentrel Rogers rushed for 107 yards and a score as the Bears rolled to a 51-0 win over […]

Living a perfectly unbalanced life is OK

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers An article in the September issue of Latina magazine caught my eye, “The Perfectly (Un) Balanced Life” which asks, “Who says we mujeres must have a perfectly made bed while making it to the top?” This stopped me in my tracks because, well, I’m a woman who usually leaves home with […]

Fault-finding words can hurt feelings

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “I really wanted this shoe leather on my boots,” he grumbled. That ruffled my feathers. My husband could have said, “You really cooked this piece of ham well.”  Helping him work in the yard was his fault! I thought. When I saw him sharpen a cutting knife and then attack that […]

8-26 Obituaries

Lawrence Thurman Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Lawrence (Bob) Thurman, 91, of Farwell, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Thurman was born Jan. 8, 1914, in Hopkins County, Texas, to Robert and Dollie Thurman. He came from a large family in which he had 11 […]

8-26 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit, change or removed an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 […]

Rams ready for season opener

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A pair of high school teams will step onto the field tonight at Greyhound Stadium looking for complete reversals of last season’s outcomes. The Portales Rams will go up against the West Las Vegas Dons in their home season opener at 7 p.m. “It means a lot to me,” starting […]

‘Pioneers’ visit fair

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Pioneer Days started with a slow attendance of about 60 people who enjoyed the music but after the music was over at around 11 a.m. some late arrivals and senior citizens from the Heartland Care Center nursing home brought that number up over 100 people. Joy Gardner, president of the […]

Governor pleads to save Cannon

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Shortly after the end of Thursday’s Base Closure and Realignment deliberations, with the empty chairs of nine BRAC commissioners as a backdrop, Gov. Bill Richardson called the fate of Cannon Air Force Base fluid. The Commission moved a Cannon vote, scheduled initially for Thursday, to this morning. In an interview with […]

Cannon called ideal for Joint Striker Fighter jet

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A beacon, for some base supporters, shone through in the early morning hours Thursday when BRAC Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asked if Cannon Air Force Base could house the Joint Strike Fighter, jet of the future. The jet will initially need a sea-level training center, but Cannon, said BRAC Commissioner […]

Fate of Cannon in limbo afer Thursday deliberations

Felicia Fonseca: The Associated Press As suspense built with each passing hour, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained in limbo Thursday while residents held out anxious hope that their months-long wait would soon end in celebration. “I think everyone is pretty optimistic, but we all know Uncle Sam does things in mysterious ways,” […]

Fairgoers enjoy first day

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The opening of the gates to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds was greeted by parents and children on their way to the rides, food, barrel racing and dancing. Wednesday marked the official open to the fair, a tradition which at one time during the 1920s took place in the downtown area […]

Chasin’ bacon: an annual fair event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Even at six years old, Tanner Rowden said he’s an old hand at the pig chase. The Steiner Elementary School student was one of five winners in the annual pig chase during Wednesday’s opening day of the Roosevelt County Fair. “I’ve been in the pig chase a couple of times, […]

Cannon appreciation day to continue despite BRAC

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Committee of Fifty President Terry Moberly said the 16th annual Cannon Appreciation Day will be held Friday at Unity Park regardless of whether the air base remains on the Pentagon’s base-closing list. Moberly said base supporters plan to put on their “happy faces” during the event on base while they grill […]

Commissioners keep some bases open despite Pentagon’s wishes

Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bucking the Pentagon, a federal commission voted Wednesday to spare a submarine base in Connecticut and a shipyard straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, preserving a major military presence in New England and 12,000 defense-related jobs. On the first of at least two days of meetings, the base-closing panel […]

David Stevens and Rick White: Freedom Newspapers

Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday he’s pitched one final idea to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission in hopes of saving Cannon Air Force Base, but he would not say what that plan involves. Commissioners could decide Cannon’s fate as early as this afternoon. Richardson, in a telephone interview with the Clovis News Journal, said […]