Mobile stroke screening service visits Portales

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Mobile service health care workers will be in Portales on Friday doing screenings to help people detect early warning signs of diseases which cause strokes, the third-highest killer of Americans, according to the National Center for Health Services. Life Line Screening medical technicians will be conducting screenings to help people […]

Broncos hope to bounce back

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — They practice. And they run. And they practice. And they run. The Floyd Broncos are doing a lot of practice, and a lot of running when they don’t practice right. They practice and run, all while looking for a way out of the District 3-1A basement, which is […]

Coyotes have eyes on the prize in 3-1A

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A new season is giving the Dora Boys’ basketball team new hope to challenge for the top spot in District 3-1A. The Dora Coyotes host the San Jon Coyotes on Friday with the junior varsity team tipping off the action at 4 p.m. The Coyotes lost three seniors from […]

Hounds top LCU in opener

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jolen Montoya’s 3-pointer with 4:13 left put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Greyhounds went on to a 62-56 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. Junior guard Stephen Wilson scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds for the […]

Zias blow out Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

Family defends ENMU bomb scare suspect

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The sister of an Eastern New Mexico University student charged in connection with a Nov. 2 campus bomb scare says authorities have an innocent man in custody. Joshua Gilpin, 28, was arrested hours after school officials evacuated an ENMU science building and recovered chemicals that — if combined — could be […]

Portales police investigating Monday assault

From staff reports Portales police are investigating three assaults that have occurred since late August that they suspect may have been committed by the same person, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry. In all three cases, a man is accused of tearing a woman’s shirt. “We just wanted to warn people this is out there,” Berry […]

Commissioners plan workshop

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The county commissioners elected to have a workshop during the county meeting on Dec. 6 to prioritize capital outlay requests for the 2006 legislative session. Mike Miller, lobbyist for the county, was in attendance to give recommendations and advise the commissioners on what would be the best way of requesting […]

City decides to move polling places before spring elections

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council approved two election related resolutions Tuesday night as they moved swiftly through their regular agenda. Councilors gave unanimous approval to a resolution moving two polling places in time for municipal elections next spring. City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry said she had been approached by school officials from L.L. […]

Police investigate robbery incident

From staff reports Portales police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred just before noon Friday at a residence in the 1400 block of South Avenue G in Portales. The persons reporting the robbery were two males, ages 20 and 21, who are roommates at the house, according to police reports. The report said the […]

County News (Nov. 16)

South County News Holiday feast On Dec. 4 the community of Causey will gather after church in their village and enjoy a delicious “Two season” feast in the Causey Community Building. The feast will be at 1 p.m. to give those who attend church in Portales time to come following their worship services up there. […]

Letters to the Editor (Nov. 16)

Cold, hard reality is finally convincing many of us what learned predictions could not: Most of the policies of the Bush administration are tearing our country apart. Many good Republicans, especially, are wondering how and why we’ve come to this point. Speaking from the right, noted columnist Pat Buchanan said of the recent Harriet Miers […]

Academy’s prayer rules create long, drawn-out battle

Freedom Newspapers Two new developments in the clash over religious expression at the Air Force Academy probably bear mentioning. Neither suggests the controversy will be ending anytime soon. The Senate last week approved, by a 99-0 vote, a measure that will leave decisions regarding the appropriateness of voluntary, nondenominational prayers at school functions to the […]

Some questions remain unanswered for everyone

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Every so often, ideas will come into my head that I’ll just jot down. They’re all worth mentioning, but none is worth a column on its own. This weekend was chock full of them, mostly with a sports flavor. Now I present them to you, in convenient, bite-sized form: • […]

Enjoy Thanksgiving, other holidays while you can

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer I definitely enjoy my time with family and friends so they can enjoy my insults and wise cracks about them. But not everybody gets time off from their jobs to give guys like me their undivided attention and listen to the insults carefully. (Don’t worry I get the insults from […]

Local family opens kids’ used clothing store

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Roach family life is all about kids, so it’s only natural that when Karen Roach opened her new business reselling kids’ stuff she would name it All About Kids. Roach, who grew up in Portales and graduated at Floyd High School, opened the new store two weeks ago and […]

Losses help lead Portales on winning path

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In high school volleyball, 22 wins say a lot about a team. In Portales’ case, three losses said just as much. After Portales survived five-game battles against St. Michael’s and Pojoaque to claim its fourth Class 3A title in six years, it could be said those three losses that […]

Season of adversity ends for Ram football squad

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Glenn Johnson shared a saying with his seven seniors during the football season — adversity introduces a man to himself. Monday let him know the message stuck. “We had a team meeting today (Monday) and we let our seniors visit with the team,” Johnson said. “The most […]

ENMU hoops teams open seasons

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Shawn Scanlan hopes to learn a few things about his Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team in tonight’s season opener at Lubbock Christian. LCU coach and Melrose native John Copeland is probably in the same boat. The teams collide at the Chaparrals’ Rip Griffin Center in a 6 p.m. […]

Schiely chosen for All-LSC team

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball team, released monday by the league office. Junior middle blocker Grace George represented the Zias on the second team. South Division and LSC tournament champion Abilene Christian led the way with four […]