Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Thanksgiving treats

Compiled by Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Debi Lee Portales city manager • What is your favorite dessert? Dr Pepper cake • Why is that your favorite? Because it’s chocolate and it’s rich. You can only stand to eat it once or twice a year. • How often do you eat it? Holidays • Who makes […]

Big Finnish off to solid start

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By Kevin Wilson In Riikka Lehtonen’s home city of Turku, Finland, it’s the ice where most star athletes can be seen. One game into the Eastern New Mexico University basketball season, the Zia post could be primed to be a star on the hardwood. The Zias got off to a solid start Tuesday with an […]

Tiger squad still growing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elida Tigers coach Darrell Chenault knows his basketball team has grown and matured considerably in the last year. His question is, will that growth be enough when it counts? Coming off a disappointing 11-13 season last spring, the Tigers will be returning four out of five starters. The problem […]

Chamber honors businesses, volunteers

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Honors were dished out to business owners for their dedication to their businesses and community volunteers for dedication in helping others during the annual Roosevelt County Chamber Banquet. Meanwhile T.J. Casey, a singer/poet cowboy from Billings, Mont., dished out the jokes to entertain the crowd. Casey has been a singing […]

Local charities omitted from state brochure

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico charities are absent from a non-profit charity list created as a reference guide for state employee donations. The list includes more than 100 charities, however, almost half of all the charities listed are based in Albuquerque or central New Mexico. United Way of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director […]

Commander nominated for promotion

Staff Reports Col. John Posner, commander at Cannon Air Force Base was recently nominated for a promotion to brigadier general. Q. How long have you been at Cannon? A. 18 months Q. Could you describe your daily duties? A. There are just under 4,000 people here at Cannon. Most daily duties are handled by the […]

ENMU tuition ranks amongst lowest in area

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University is one of the most affordable four-year schools in the Southwest, according to the annual survey of tuition fees by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual cost of tuition is $2,784 for ENMU for undergraduates, which ranks second among 76 schools that offer a bachelor’s […]

Obituaries (Nov. 18)

Beverly Bullock Services: 2 p.m. today at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery in Caballo. Beverly Ann Bullock, 73, of Caballo, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Gotebo, Okla. She worked as a hospital administrator and banking clerk early in her marriage. She later worked in home businesses, […]

Local Briefs (Nov. 18)

Jana Jae to fiddle at Wal-Mart Jana Jae and her blue fiddle, along with the band Hotwire are coming to Portales to perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Portales at 1604 E. Spruce St. Jae, a Hee Haw fiddle player, has toured in Japan, Australia and the Phillppines and is […]

Let Thanksgiving reign in your heart

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist We have lived in the same house on the same corner for 42 years. The house is too small when our sons come home with their families. The den seems even smaller when the tall handsome men of my household lie down to relax after the big meal. They are hanging […]

President Bush needs to lift tariffs to prevent recession

Freedom Newspapers Just as the Gulf Coast struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration has tossed another obstacle in the way that makes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s bungled disaster relief seem like a minor wrinkle. It’s no secret that construction costs are on the rise, and part of the reason is enormous […]

Be thankful for life even when you don’t understand it

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Thanksgiving always becomes a year in review for me as I look back at the events in the news and in my personal life and try to find reasons to give thanks. Yeah right. Well at least I try to think of things to be thankful for, but sometimes it’s just […]

May takes helm of improving Lady Bronco team

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — Cody May spent the last few years patrolling the second base and shortstop positions for College of the Southwest, but he’d always preferred patrolling the basketball sidelines and everything in between. “Basketball was my first love,” said May, who learned from his father, longtime Tularosa coach Johnny May. […]

Dora girls open Friday against San Jon

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Dora Lady Coyotes will be looking to bounce back from last season and a 10-15 record and be competitive in District 3-1A play. The Melrose Lady Buffaloes defeated Dora 56-38 in the district tournament to end the Lady Coyotes’ season. The Lady Coyotes finished in fourth place in the […]

Bomb scare suspect, former student indicted

Staff Reports A Roosevelt County grand jury indicted a former Eastern New Mexico University student Wednesday on charges related to a recent bomb scare, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was indicted on charges of possession of an explosive incendiary device, possession of marijuana, larceny and tampering with evidence. Gilpin’s […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales High […]

Hospital bans tobacco

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center will no longer permit tobacco use on its property in attempt to promote a culture of health, according to a hospital official. The smoking ban begins today. The hospital, part of the Presbyterian Health Care Services system, has disbanded its designated outdoor smoking areas, hospital officials […]

Terry-Burkett, Coplen Obituaries (Nov. 17)

Musette Terry-Burkett Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Musette Terry-Burkett, 88, of Portales died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Mexia, Texas, to Burr and Maggie Nichols Kennedy. She married Bob W. Terry Aug. 26, 1933, in Portales. They […]

News Briefs (Nov. 17)

Banquet goes on tonight The Annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Portales High School Cafeteria. T.J. Casey will be the featured entertainment for the night. Casey is a singing cowboy from Billings, Mont. Casey has been a singing entertainer for more than 30 […]