Elida takes doubleheader from Grady

PNT Staff ELIDA — Sophomore Tom Sullivan pitched a one-hitter in the opener and homered in both games on Tuesday, helping Elida sweep Grady 10-0 and 16-6. Both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. The first game ended in the bottom of the fifth and the second contest was stopped in the sixth. Sullivan […]

Zias duo chasing school HR mark

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Coming into this season, seniors Jessica Nocas and Tina Whitt seemed unlikely candidates to threaten Eastern New Mexico University’s home run record in softball. After all, they hit only six between them a year ago. Nonetheless, the high school rivals from Riverside, Calif., head into this weekend’s four-game Lone […]

Documents allege Kirby paid accomplice

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By Rick White A Portales man accused of embezzling more than $600,000 in early March paid two accomplices $20,000 each to help him go into hiding, according to court documents. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis told investigators in a March 7 interview he and a friend drove Scott Kirby to Lubbock the day after the […]

Africanized bees found in Clovis

By William P. Thompson A Portales pest control company official said a sample of bees found in Clovis “in the middle of town” has tested positive as being a strain of Africanized or “killer” bees. Lewis Hightower, owner of Southwestern Pest Control, said the sample was tested at a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility in […]

Republican governor hopeful campaigns in Portales

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By Tony Parra Republican J.R. Damron sees a need for change in the governor’s office to improve education and stop illegal immigration. Gov. Bill Richardson’s opponent in November’s General Election, Damron said students in New Mexico rank low in test scores compared with students from other states, citing a recently released report card from the […]

Grady High School set to host ‘Thursday Nite Live’

By Jesse Wolfersberger The musical group “Thursday Nite Live” is bringing its unique brand of country music to Grady High School on Monday. The group from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, puts on a television show the first Thursday of every month featuring a wide variety of music. In addition to the monthly show, […]

Local basketball players receive highest honors

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PNT Staff Several local area high school seniors received the highest honors in New Mexico high school basketball as they were named to the 2006 North/South All-Star Girls and Boys Basketball teams. According to a press release from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, there were eight high school players from Roosevelt County selected […]

Former ENMU standout makes record fish catch

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Two years after the end of his college football career at Eastern New Mexico University, Cale Sanders made one of his most famous catches. Sanders, now a teacher and coach at Roswell’s Goddard High School, landed a state-record smallmouth bass on Friday evening at Ute Lake. “No one […]

New dorms could be ready by fall of 2007

By Tony Parra Portales city councilors on Tuesday approved plans for new residence halls at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials are working with developers from Collegiate Development Services of Irving, Texas on an $11.9 million project. The residence halls would be located behind Eddy Hall and extend to South Avenue I. There would be […]

City getting ready to request bids on downtown work

By William P. Thompson City of Portales officials now have nearly half a million dollars in funding for renovations to the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Portales’ Director of Community Development Jeremy Sturm said the state legislature recently gave out $125,000 in capital outlay for the project and the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation was able […]