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Clovis High bands to hold winter concert

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff writer Clovis High music students are getting set to take what they’ve learned over the last few months and say goodbye to the fall semester and hello to the Christmas season. The annual winter concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium, with holiday-themed music played by the symphonic […]

Obits (Dec. 15)

Carol Barela Services: 7 p.m. today at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked […]

Local News Briefs (Dec. 15)

Commodities distributed today Commodity distributions are from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Memorial Building in Portales. Residents asked to help fire victim Portales resident Donald “Andy” Anderson lost his home to a fire on Saturday and everything inside was destroyed. Anderson is staying with family while he looks for a new home. A […]

New Accion rep means better loan access in Portales

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Accion New Mexico will soon have a new representative in southeast New Mexico who will help out entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to expand in the Portales and Clovis area. Pamela Nance was selected as the regional outreach coordinator for the Accion New Mexico, a non-profit organization that […]

Rumors cloud recent slaying

David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Rumors about the region’s most recent homicide are frustrating law-enforcement officers as they attempt to verify or dispel them, Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman said on Wednesday. “We’re just getting lots of phone calls … we’re having to make contacts to see who these people are spreading these rumors and it’s […]

Largent turning into a good fit for Hounds

By Dave Wagner When approached last spring by Eastern New Mexico University men’s assistant coach Mark Murdock about the possibility of coming to the school to play basketball, Tristan Largent did a bit of a double-take. Playing for Garrett College in McHenry, Md., Largent wasn’t a player on Murdock’s radar when he went to scout […]

Lady Ram Kabrick nabs North/South All-Star slot

By Tony Parra Portales Lady Ram volleyball coach Ruth Chavez feels Megan Kabrick was the best volleyball player in Class 3A in 2005 and the New Mexico High School Coaches Association members felt strongly enough about her play to make her the only Class 3A player on the 2006 North/South 5A/4A/3A All-Star Volleyball Team. Kabrick […]

Clovis streak snapped at 36

Freedom Newspapers LEVELLAND, Texas — For most of the game Tuesday night, the Clovis High girls’ 36-game winning streak seemed safe. Clovis’ lead stayed seven to 11 points from early in the second quarter until the final minute. However, Levelland rallied late, tying the game on a desperation 3-pointer from just short of halfcourt by […]

Loaded weekend awaits Portales

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The goal for the 4-3 Portales girls basketball team is to get more consistent, and with apologies to Elvis Presley, it’s not going to take a little less conversation. “We started out OK, but we keep turning it on and off,” senior forward Ashleah Richards said before Tuesday’s practice. […]

“War on Christmas” an overreaching description

By Kevin Wilson There are a few things that have been crossing my mind lately. Some thoughts are larger than others, but none were large enough to dedicate an entire 500 words to. • Neither side is completely right in this “Happy Holidays” argument. The reason merchants say “Happy Holidays” is because it’s easier than […]

Clovis police investigating homicide

By Sharna Johnson Laura McNaughton was probably not a random homicide victim, Curry County’s undersheriff said on Tuesday. Doug Bowman said investigators are talking to “less than 10” people who may have knowledge about the 30-year-old Clovis woman’s slaying. Bowman said he believes McNaughton may have known her killer. Officials declined again on Tuesday to […]

Local students among 250 graduating Saturday at ENMU

By Tony Parra A select group of Eastern New Mexico University students have spent most of their academic lives in eastern New Mexico. With graduation Saturday, many will spread their wings and exit eastern New Mexico in search of a promising future. Some of the students who will be walking across the stage and receiving […]

CPD vehicle kills pedestrian Monday

By Tonya Garner Clovis Police Lt. Roger Grah was doing routine patrol Monday evening when his police vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Gary Ross, whose agency is investigating the fatality. Dolores Jacks, 71, was crossing Mitchell Street around 6:45 p.m. when she was struck, officials said. Jacks was […]

Caiman moves into new digs at Natural History Museum

By Tony Parra The South American caiman is in his new home at the Natural History Museum waiting for visitors and now all he needs is a name. The Caiman crocodylus an alligator-like South American reptile, has been living in the Natural History Museum since Nov. 17. Marvin Lutnesky, biology department chair and director of […]

Dec. 14, 2005

Carol Barela Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked […]

School board focuses on students’ health

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The health of the Portales students was the focus of school board members on Monday night as they dealt with mental health, physical health and nutrition. Shirley Chatterton, food service director, said breakfast will be offered to all students of four schools in the district: Brown Elementary, Steiner Elementary, James […]

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While millions of pilgrims flocked to churches in Mexico and the United States on Monday for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, area Catholics celebrated with a 6 a.m. mañanitas in Clovis and an evening rosary in Portales. Three hundred people filled the pews at Our Lady of Guadalupe in […]

Dec. 13 Obituaries

Antonia Adame Olivas Services: 2 p.m. (CST) today at the First Baptist Church in Denver City, Texas. Antonia Adame Olivas, 65, of Denver City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Denver City. She was born March 11, 1940, in Carmargo Chihuahua, Mexico, to Eligio and Barbarita Adame. She married Merced Olivas on Feb. 11, […]

Portales claims consolation title at Mel Otero

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent RIO RANCHO — Portales girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez was concerned after falling behind by double digits against a Los Lunas team that had demonstrated admirable offense patience in the first two rounds of the Mel Otero Invitational. But Los Lunas (4-4) was unable to hold on to an 11-point […]

Hounds cruise past Aggies

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Greyhounds had very little time to plan for Oklahoma Panhandle State’s zone defense. But Eastern New Mexico University had no plans whatsoever to be the Aggies’ first win of the season. The host Greyhounds broke open a close game with a 24-5 run that bridged the first and […]