Police make drug busts

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PNT Staff Report Area law officers arrested three people in two separate drug busts Tuesday in Portales. The busts netted what police say were large amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana. Police started the busts shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday at 1112 W. 15th St., less than a block from the Eastern New Mexico University […]

PHS ‘Chili Bowl Cook-off’: Food for artists

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By William P. Thompson: PNT Staff Writer The taste forecast is mild to hot for Friday’s Chili Bowl Cook-off inside the Portales High School cafeteria. Ten entrants will bring pots of chili to compete for the best, the hottest and the mildest chili at the competition, and the $5 admission fee will net guests a […]

ENMU theater spreads wings with all-local play

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By Jesse Wolfersberger, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University professor Janeice Scarbrough said teaching playwriting is great, but it does not compare to sitting down and writing one yourself. “I made it my goal to make time to write a play this year,” she said. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Scarbrough wrote […]

Presbyterians open campus house

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By William P. Thompson It was more than 15 years in the planning stages, but a brand new $90,000 campus house for Presbyterian students at Eastern New Mexico University opened its doors Tuesday at the corner of South Avenue K and West University. Millie Boyle of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said a fund was […]

Combs given OK to start work on subdivision

By Tony Parra Larry Combs, owner of Combs Properties, received all the necessary approvals to begin construction on a development just south of Golden Acres Retirement Apartments. Portales city councilors approved the subdivision final plat Tuesday. There are 28 lots on the 8.25 acres of the proposed development. Sammy Standefer, Portales planning director, said there […]

Richardson blasts Rumsfeld on talk show

By Marlena Hartz Gov. Bill Richardson’s weekend criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will not scar the search for a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to staunch Cannon advocate and Clovis banker Randy Harris. Richardson, interviewed on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said there is “deep frustration” within the military, “the Iraqi war […]

New job skills test offered

By William P. Thompson A new federally funded job skills assessment test is now available to Portales and Roosevelt County residents at the New Mexico Workforce Connection (formerly the One Stop Career Center) on FIrst Street in Portales. Trina Miller of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments told Roosevelt County Commissioners about the tests at […]

Roosevelt General Hospital coming up on 5-year anniversary

By Tony Parra Roosevelt General Hospital could soon offer a wellness program for the Portales/Clovis area, according to James D’Agostino, RGH administrator. Roosevelt General Hospital staff, administrators and board members will be celebrate the fifth year anniversary of the hospital at its new location in August. Discussion Tuesday during a RGH Board meeting centered around […]

Obituaries for April 19, 2006

Kyle Sean McDonald Services: Were held. Kyle Sean McDonald, 37, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Houston on Nov. 28, 1968, he grew up in Portales, where he attended elementary, junior high and high school. He graduated from Grossmont High School in San Diego in 1987 and attended Lamar University in […]

Rebuilding guidelines step in right direction

Editorial After nearly eight months of misdirected spending and bureaucratic bungling, the federal government may be on the road to getting it right in the wake of Katrina. With its announcement of guidelines for rebuilding last week, it has sent a signal that rebuilding may not be too constrictively micromanaged from Washington but will rely […]

PHS boys pull away for Leroy Gooch title

PNT staff RUIDOSO — Freshman Donavin Sanchez bounced back from a first-day 85 to shoot 34-38 — 72 on Tuesday, leading the Portales High boys golf squad to the small-school team title in the Leroy Gooch Invitational tournament. The Rams finished with a four-man score of 650 for 36 holes after shooting 315 on Tuesday […]

‘Windy City’ title in dispute

By Ryn Gargulinski Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused to drive […]

Lovington rallies for split with PHS

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer The Lovington Lady Wildcats took a while to solve Portales junior Sasha Parker on Tuesday. Parker was in total command in the opener of the team’s District 4-3A doubleheader at PHS, no-hitting the Lady Wildcats until Denise Marquez punched a one-out single up the middle in the top of […]

Wolverines hand Dora 32-11 loss

PNT staff CLOVIS — Texico’s bats went crazy on Tuesday and the Wolverines rolled to a 32-11 victory over Dora at Brady Field. Casey O’Connor led the Coyotes (5-6) with three hits in four at-bats, but Dora coach Ty Thatcher said Texico belted several home runs in a game stopped in the fifth by the […]

PHS tennis squads cruise past Valley Christian

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PNT staff Portales’ tennis teams were virtually assured of dual wins Tuesday when they took on the first-year Roswell Valley Christian program at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. Valley Chritian brought just four girls and three boys to the contests. Although some of the matches were fairly competitive, the Rams and Lady Rams […]

Rams lead small-school division at LeRoy Gooch Invitational

PNT staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams overcame windy conditions to take an eight-shot lead after the first round on Monday in the small-school division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto Lakes Country Club. Portales shot a four-man score of 335 in a seven-school field. Grants’ tally of 343 was good for second place […]

ENMU packed with spring events for students, public

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By Tony Parra During April and May Eastern New Mexico University will offer a chance to sample a diversity of cultures through a series of events sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Affairs office. A group of ENMU students and multi-cultural affairs directors are working to bring talents reflecting the different cultures of students. Talents such as […]

ENMU raises tuition for 2006-2007

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By William P. Thompson Tuition increases at universities throughout the nation have become an annual rite of passage for college students, and Eastern New Mexico University offers no exception. The university’s board of regents approved a measure Monday to raise undergraduate tuition by $72, graduate tuition by $81 and fees by $18 for the 2006-2007 […]

Split drops Zias to fourth in South

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned another split on Saturday. The problem is the Zias will now need more than that next weekend to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior shortstop Jessica Nocas’ three-run double capped a five-run second and the Zias made it stand up […]

Tarleton rallies for split with Hounds

PNT staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]