Rams drop Las Vegas Robertson 48-42

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, NM — Playing short-handed, the Portales Rams picked up a 48-42 win here against Las Vegas Robertson to even their record at 4-4 going into the holiday break. After three players were suspended this week for violating team rules, the Rams found themselves on the road with just eight men […]

Hounds go cold in Alaska

Freedom Newspapers ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

Santa Cop is coming to town

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales police officers said it’s a change of pace to be able to knock on someone’s door and deliver good news instead of bad news. Portales police officers will be delivering good news this week through the seventh annual Operation Santa Cop program. Through the program, police officers will be […]

Woman arraigned on meth charges

Staff Reports Courtney Timms, one of 15 individuals arrested in a year-long methamphetamine trafficking investigation, stood Monday in federal court in Albuquerque as the last defendant in the case to be arraigned, Assistant United States Attorney Sharon Kimball said. Officials searched eight Clovis locations on Nov. 3-4 as part of the year-long federal investigation into […]

Obituaries (Dec. 20)

Erineo Morris Gallegos Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, Mora Erineo Morris Gallegos, 33, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1972, to Jimmy Gallegos and Nora Arguello Gallegos in Portales. He lived in Mora for most of his childhood until moving to Portales. There […]

Empty Stocking Fund (Dec. 20)

Today’s focus: “Ms. J” Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. J” and her family need help this year. They have income coming in but their budget is still tight. Her holiday hopes: To make the holiday special for her children. Clothing needs: Girls pant sizes 10 to 12 and 15 to 16, girls […]

Local Briefs (Dec. 20)

Salvation Army needs more help Eastern New Mexico’s branch of the Salvation Army is “only halfway” to meeting the needs of area families, Capt. Tammy Ray said on Monday. The Christian-based organization has angel trees set up at local stores to give residents the opportunity to purchase gifts for a specific child. “We have 520 […]

Portales woman found guilty of arson, abuse

PNT Staff A Portales woman was found guilty of arson, child abuse, extreme cruelty to animals and attempted fraud on Friday, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Dayna Kendall, 27, could face a maximum of 12 years in prison, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Chandler said sentencing […]

De Baca county names new sheriff

Staff Reports Mike Chavez, Fort Sumner’s chief of police, will be sworn in as sheriff of De Baca County on Dec. 30, De Baca County Commissioner Powhatan Carter III said Monday. De Baca County citizens voted to recall former Sheriff Gary Graves on Nov. 10 after a citizens group petitioned to remove him from office. […]

Aranda scores 26 to help Rams pull away

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Portales coach Mark Gallegos has said the biggest problem so far is that the Ram basketball squad has no defensive identity. They had it when they needed it, and Daniel Aranda provided the offensive identity as the Rams defeated Class 4A Moriarty 66-51 Saturday night. The Rams couldn’t do […]

Portales cruises by Pintos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though some may contend they got a lot in the second half, the Portales girls basketball team has earned its rest. The host Lady Rams put the game on ice quick with a 21-5 first quarter and survived a sluggish second-half effort to beat Moriarty 51-37 Saturday night. Portales […]

Elida wins Route 66 to move to 9-1

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent SANTA ROSA — Just call them the unofficial champs of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament, those Elida Tigers. Although the girls four-team basketball tourney was technically a round-robin event, with each school facing the other three squads once, the Tigers proved themselves the queens of their temporary northern domain by […]

Drury’s hot shooting too much for Hounds

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — For the second night in a row, Eastern New Mexico University’s men were in contention late against a quality opponent. But just as Central Missouri State had done Friday night, Drury spoiled the fun in Saturday’s High Desert Classic matchup, rallying from an eight-point deficit to post an 81-63 […]

Eight-man introduced for competitive balance

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers With eight-man football starting next fall, the New Mexico Activities Association is hoping to get more schools and more players involved. Melrose coach Dickie Roybal, who has won two six-man titles in nine seasons, said he just hopes his quarterbacks can remember the new rules. “The hardest part is gonna […]

Letters to Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: More letters to Santa Claus will be featured next week. Letters are not edited. Sent in to the News-Tribune Dear Santa, My name is Cree Barber. I am 3 years old. I would like a gumball machine and a new robot. Please bring my mommy a teddy bear and my daddy tools. My […]

Club Notes, Honors (Dec. 18)

Club Notes East Valley View East Valley View Club met at Golden Acres Center Wednesday for its Christmas luncheon and party. Rose Johns opened the meeting by calling for the minutes and treasurer’s report which were read and approved. Several Christmas poems were read. Helen Jones read the story of Silent Night. Then the group […]

Arranging flowers, fitting patterns on Creative Living

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on arranging fresh cut flowers and fitting patterns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Jill Slater is with the California Cut Flower Commission located in Watsonville, […]

Interesting job and children spice Hardin’s life

Compiled by Mike Jimenez Name: Charlene Hardin Job: Roosevelt County Manager Age: 34 Hometown: Cliff Family: Tommy (spouse), Byron (12-year-old son), Courtney (5-year-old daughter) Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I think Portales is a great town. The small town atmosphere and people make it a great place to raise a family.” Q. […]

Boys will be boys regardless of holidays

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, warnings that I’d better-be-good around Christmas wore me out. At the time I was in the clutches of mid-youth crisis, often waking in the middle of the night thinking, “Being good just doesn’t feel right! I gotta do something … ROTTEN! That’s when I turned to […]

Doing the Christmas wrap

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer For 30 years the Garcia family has been making tamales year-round for customers at the two local restaurants they’ve owned, and once a year, this business trade becomes a Christmas tradition and labor of love for their own family and friends. In the weeks before Christmas, sisters Joann Estrada, Gloria […]