Campos pushing eastern plains for wind power

By Andy Jackson Rep. Jose Campos thinks the winds of eastern New Mexico could fuel economic growth and the state’s energy options. Windmills would be advantageous to farmers and ranchers, and 200 windmills already spin in Quay and De Baca counties, Campos said. “Some (ranchers and farmers) are making more (money) on wind mills than […]

Biographies can make for great fiction

By Karl Terry Most people who write a lot in their jobs — reporters, college professors, teachers and especially columnists, probably harbor the fantasy of writing a book someday. It was revealed recently that the dream could be easier than some of us thought. Earlier this month on the Web site The Smoking Gun it […]

Mustangs hold off rally to beat Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior post Katherine Maples scored 27 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and senior forward Angie Faurot hit a tie-breaking 3-point shot with a half-minute left Saturday night as Midwestern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 81-78 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. Katie Robertson […]

Early voting under way in mil levy, polls open Feb. 7

By Tony Parra Some Roosevelt County residents have already made their decision on whether they are in favor of, or opposed to keeping a property tax in place to help the Portales School District. Janet Collins, Roosevelt County Clerk, said as of Friday afternoon 27 people have returned ballots in early voting in the Portales […]

Zias work with transition

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Tracy Jordan has run the gamut with Eastern New Mexico University softball. Recruited before the 2003 season, Jordan has played under a different coach every season. “It’s certainly a challenge, but the team stays pretty much the same with a couple of exceptions,” said Jordan, who is from Rosamond, Calif. […]

l Far-flung football fans prepare to cheer their teams through the Super Bowl

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By Tony Parra Robert Montoya, Jr. a die-hard Pittsburgh Steeler fan from Portales, in a friendly, gesture extended an invitation to John Vestal Jr. an excited Seattle Seahawk fan from Clovis, to watch Super Bowl XL with the Montoya family on Feb. 8. However, Vesal said he’s going to devote Super Bowl Sunday to his […]

Portales pushes win streak to three

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They were the type of numbers that Roswell should have been happy with heading into the second half. The visiting Lady Coyotes had just four turnovers and held host Portales without a field goal for a 7:20 stretch. The only numbers that mattered, however, belonged to Portales with a […]

Hounds look to sustain recent effort

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With the kind of effort they put forth in Wednesday’s 75-69 loss to visiting Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Jolen Montoya figures the Greyhounds would win most games. ENMU has been playing better of late and hopes to keep the higher level of play going when it […]

Smith’s trey pushes Dora to win

Freedom Newspapers Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night. “That was our goal going into the […]

War of wages: Some legislators proposing state minimum wage to combat with state’s poverty

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By Marlena Hartz Judy Crisp spends six days a week inside a cramped cigarette shop on a bumpy Clovis side street. For every hour she spends there, she earns $5.75. That is 60 cents above the federal minimum wage level. The single mother of two teenagers said she can barely afford the apartment where she […]