Floyd fire probably contains heroes, lessons

Karl Terry: Managing Editor Wednesday was a day a lot of folks in Roosevelt County won’t soon forget. There’s no doubt the grass fire near Floyd was historic; it could have been tragic. As I drove to work Wednesday morning I noticed a strange-looking cloud to the northwest. The wind was starting to blow and [...]

Residents delight in holiday parade, coronation

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There was a lot of jubilee from the people who saw the Christmas Jubilee Light Parade in Portales on Friday night. The Christmas Jubilee Light Parade floats traveled down Avenue C and Second Street and the people on the floats were greeted by smiling children’s faces and clapping from the [...]

Portales fire fighters reflect

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In an area referred to as the kitchen, the Portales Fire Department has something more akin to a family living area with a small kitchen, numerous chairs and tables and a television. A good day for the members of the department is when there is no reason to leave the [...]

All ages enjoy Holiday Happening

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eight years after its inception, the Altrusa Club of Portales’ Holiday Happening is beginning to look a lot like a solid holiday tradition. “It’s been really fun,” Sue McDowell, of Portales, said, as dessert was being served. “That’s real chocolate milk (in the vases) and real flowers,” she said indicating [...]

Q&A: Domenici talks about Cannon, Iraq, and water

Freedom Newspapers U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., was in the region on Thursday and Friday and was present for a briefing at Clovis Community College with Air Force officials. The Air Force visited the area for four days to begin the process of finding a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base. Domenici has been [...]

Rams pull even on season with win over Lubbock Cooper

Freedom Newspapers SHALLOWATER, Texas — The Portales Rams earned fifth place at the Shallowater Shootout and a .500 record on the season Saturday with a 45-37 victory over Lubbock Cooper. Daniel Aranda, who has reached double figures in all four games this season for Portales (2-2), had 17 points in the win, which saw Portales [...]

Late run pushes Zia squad to 5-1

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Tiana Bryant posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and sparked a late 8-0 run that gave Eastern New Mexico University enough of a cushion to survive in a 66-65 win Saturday in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Cameron University. Bryant also had a pair of [...]

Cold-shooting Hounds lose at Cameron

Freedom Newspapers LAWTON, Okla. — Arthur Trousdell posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Cameron Aggies held Eastern New Mexico University without a field goal for the first 18:16 of the game en route to an easy 58-42 win in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Aggie Gym. Willie [...]

Mayfield finishes perfect campaign with win over Clovis

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — Just when it looked like the Clovis High Wildcats had taken control, Mayfield turned the tables. The top-ranked Trojans (14-0) answered the Cats’ 72-yard go-ahead scoring drive following the second-half kickoff with a 65-yard touchdown march of their own and went on to a 17-7 victory in [...]

All-district teams named

Freedom Newspapers Volleyball team honored by district Five Portales players earned first-team honors for the All-District 4-3A volleyball team. Megan Kabrick, Morgan Hill, Ella Erf, Ashleah Richards and Bethany Self all earned first-team honor for Portales, which went 5-0 against District 4-3A opponents and 13-0 against Class 3A teams during its 22-3 state championship season. [...]