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 […]

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 […]