Cannon ceremony marks changing of command

By Andy Jackson Military and community members filled hundreds of folding chairs inside a massive aircraft hangar at Cannon Air Force Base Monday. They were there to witness Col. John D. Posner relay command of the base to Col. Scott D. West. Posner told the crowd that serving as the base’s commander has been the […]

Obituaries March 7, 2006

Wanda Riley Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended […]

Women get day out

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By Tony Parra It was a day for the women to enjoy and learn beauty tips, personal development and health in Portales as part of the second annual Women’s Day Out. The Portales Women’s Club helped sponsor the event along with the Roosevelt County Chamber of Comerce, Freedom Newspapers and Dillard’s Department Store. A couple […]

Parade planned for returning local troops

By Tony Parra The idea started out as a way to welcome back Portales members of the 126th Military Police and soon it blossomed into a way of showing appreciation to all of those who have served in the military. That appreciation will come in the form of a “Welcome Home Troops” parade which will […]

Locals have their own take on Oscar

By Jean Verlich Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is tonight when the Academy Awards are presented. But Hollywood insiders are predicting low ratings for the ABC broadcast because four of five best-picture nominees did not have the benefit of a big studio’s big marketing budget. It’s a mixed bag for area movie buffs, some […]

Storm spotter training offered to amateur weather buffs

By Andy Jackson Steve Summers has been a storm spotter for 12 years. Although he’s never seen one up close or heard the signature freight train sound, he is well aware of the damage they can do. The director of the Clovis Municipal Airport, Summers is one of 20 storm spotters in Curry County. “You […]

Rams take care of Dons

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer Earlier in the week, Portales coach Mark Gallegos said his team likes to get an early lead and try to hold it. On Saturday, the Rams did that — it just took a little longer than usual. The Rams forced 26 turnovers to defeat West Las Vegas 71-44 in […]

Obituaries 3/4/06

Donnie Ray Stroup Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tatum Cemetery. Donnie Ray Stroup, 65, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at his sister’s home in Elida. He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Portales to Audrey and Robbie Lee Stroup. A lifelong resident of Roosevelt and Curry counties, he lived with his parents until they […]

Hounds sweep doubleheader, earn nickname

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer After winning their third game of the weekend and improving to 16-4 on the season, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds looked more like little-leaguers than college students. One player was spraying people with the field hose. Two others were wrestling on the infield grass. All the while veteran […]

TVLand better than reality

By Karl Terry Two of my earliest memories of television faded last week as Barney Fife and Chester Goode passed on to the black and white screen in the sky. The characters that Don Knotts and Dennis Weaver created on TV were about as far back as my childhood memories go. I remember my brother […]