Robinson tauting background in municipal judge run

Editor’s note: The following is part of a question and answer series on candidates running in the municipal election on March 7. Candidates are asked questions regarding the city’s future. Oscar Robinson is running for election to the municipal judge’s position. Robinson will be running against Arla Hitson and incumbent Fred Arnold. 1. What qualifications, […]

Rams beat Warriors in tiebreaker

PNT staff The Portales Rams won their second game against the Ruidoso Warriors in four days and now have the top seed in the District 4-3A tournament. The Rams held Ruidoso scoreless in the third quarter and made plays in the final minute to beat the Warriors 40-37 on Monday at the New Mexico Military […]

Big day planned for Portales women

By William Thompson Portales women can sign up for five out of 30 classes offered March 4 at the second annual Women’s Day Out sponsored by the Portales Women’s Club, The Portales Roosevelt Chamber of Comerce and Dillard’s Department Store. The event will be held at Greyhound Arena from 8 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. About […]

District 3-1A tournament schedule

District 3-1A (seeds in parentheses) Boys Tuesday (5) Elida at (2) Dora, 6 p.m. (4) Floyd at (3) Melrose, 6 p.m. Thursday Tuesday winners at higher seed, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Fort Sumner, 7 p.m. Girls Monday (5) Dora at (2) Fort Sumner 6 p.m. (4) Floyd at (3) Melrose 6 p.m. Wednesday […]

Zias run out of gas, fall on senior night

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Senior night didn’t go exactly as Tiana Bryant would have liked. Then again, her entire season has been less than storybook. Bryant, Eastern New Mexico University’s lone senior, was honored before the game for her productive career. However, it was Abilene Christian senior guard Ashley King who […]

Q&A: Former Hound revisits Eastern memories

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Former Greyhound Michael Sinclair had his number 72 ENMU jersey retired during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s game. Sinclair played at Eastern from 1987 through 1990. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 for the Seattle Seahawks and his final year in 2002 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was selected to […]

Dog’s work never done

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By William Thompson Portales resident Raymond Reeves, 55, didn’t have a special fondness for dogs the first 40 or so years of his life, but around the age of 45 he was given a border collie pup and within a few years he became a nationally-known trainer of border collies for gathering livestock. Visitors to […]

Hounds forced to battle for win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With only 24 points at halftime on Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team hardly resembled the squad that rolled up 97 points two nights earlier. Things didn’t look any better when the Greyhounds had a shot clock violation on their first possession of the second half, followed […]

Portales left high and dry

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By Karl Terry Portales residents went without showers and flushes for nearly 24 hours on Saturday due to a major water-main break. Water remained off throughout the city until 9 p.m., but officials said they expected it would be flowing again from residential taps before midnight. City officials said a 24-inch major distribution line broke […]

Local officials perplexed by voter apathy

By William Thompson Portales and Roosevelt County officals are dismayed so many registered voters don’t exercise their contitutional right to vote. Only 473 voters participated in a recent school district-sponsored mil levy election in Portales, and just 357 voters went to the polls in the last municipal election in 2004. Debbi Zurzulo, finance director for […]

Oasis manager awaits new heart

By Sharna Johnson In a state park office on a long stretch of road between Clovis and Portales, Jim Whary spends his day in limbo, like he has everyday for the past few months. Currently undergoing evaluation to be placed on a heart transplant list, Whary, 50, has been diagnosed with a slew of heart […]

ENMU’s Festival Romanico hosts area high school students

By Tony Parra The 25th Annual Festival Romanico enticed 400 to 600 high school students to the campus of Eastern New Mexico University for Spanish-speaking competitions. The high school students came from eastern New Mexico and west Texas. They competed against each other in artwork, skits, poetry, essays and for the grand finale, a talent […]

Roosevelt County kids learn hunting safety and competition

By Tony Parra Some may be asking, if a 10-year-old can abide by the hunting safety rules and not harm anyone then why can’t Vice President Dick Cheney? Too bad Cheney is too old to enroll in the Roosevelt Youth Hunter Educational Challenge which is for the Roosevelt County youth between the ages of 10-18. […]

Water, water but nary a drop to drink

By Karl Terry Temperatures dropped Friday night and the drought got worse. At least it seemed that way Saturday morning as all of Portales woke up without water in the taps due to a water-main break. I got home late Friday and it was cold and sleeting dry stingy flakes of snow in my headlights […]

City officials hope to restore water by 9 p.m.

By Karl Terry City officials told the PNT at 6;45 p.m. Saturday that they hoped to have water restored to residents by 9 p.m. City manager Debi Lee said pumping operations had continued through the afternoon and shortly after 6 p.m. city crews had the pipe placed in the hole to be coupled. Lee said […]

Water main fails, Portales without water

By Karl Terry Shortly after midnight Saturday a major water main in Portales broke causing flooding and necessitating that city crews shut down water to the entire city. According to City Manager Debi Lee, the broken line was a 24 -inch water main near First and Avenue O, behind Taco Box. Lee said that for […]

Rams pull into tie for first

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer After the Portales Rams thumped Ruidoso, forcing a three way tie for first in Division 4-3A, Warriors coach Billy Page said it certainly did not feel like his team was still, technically, in first place. “It feels like we’re in last right now,” Page said. “They kicked our tails […]

Lady Wildcats capture district championship

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Despite a nine-point cushion at halftime, Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was convinced the Lady Wildcats could play better. Clovis turned up the defensive heat in the second half, holding Hobbs to 12 points until the final two minutes and finished 56-38 win on Friday night at Rock Staubus […]

Wildcats fall to Hobbs in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — Senior Austin Turner scored 33 points and hit six counsecutive free throws in the final minute of overtime, lifting Hobbs past Clovis High 96-94 in the District 4-5A and regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (16-8, 3-1 district) were already assured of the regular-season title. […]

Friday prep hoops roundup

Freedom Newspapers Staying sharp Having already locked up the top seed in the district, the Fort Sumner boys played Morton at Bovina to stay sharp for the district tournament. The Foxes scored 43 points in the second half and beat Morton 66-47 for their 15th win in a row. Fort Sumner guard Jeremy Gauna lead […]