Rams cruise past Ruidoso in district play

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Antonio Lucio wasn’t ready to say it was his best varsity pitching performance, but if not, it had to be close. The Portales High senior allowed just four hits and retired the final seven hitters in the Rams’ second 13-3 District 4-3A run-rule victory of the day over Ruidoso […]

Everybody’s going digital

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By WIlliam P. Thompson Conventional film photography is becoming more and more relegated to artists’ darkrooms. For family snapshots, vacation pics and general documentation, digital cameras are by far the tools of choice for Americans, according to Eastern New Mexico University photography professor Greg Erf. “I read recently that 93 percent of cameras sold in […]

Dairies question meaning of groundwater report

By Marlena Hartz About half of New Mexico’s 160 dairies have groundwater beneath them that’s been polluted with nitrate, according to a New Mexico Environment Department internal review completed in January. Dairy proponents, however, are questioning the meaning of NMED’s report, pointing out that groundwater contamination was a concern across the state before the population […]

Sheriff’s race to be decided in June

By Tony Parra With the June primaries coming up some Roosevelt County residents may not realize that unless they are registered Republicans they will not be able to make a choice for county sheriff. The race for the sheriff’s position is between two Republicans, incumbent sheriff Tom Gossett and sheriff’s deputy Darren Hooker. The primary […]

Judge rules in favor of state representative Gardner’s challenger

The Associated Press ROSWELL — A district judge has ruled that the name of a Republican legislative candidate will remain on the primary ballot, rejecting an attempt by her GOP opponent to have her removed. Lucille B. Tucker of Roswell will face state Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, in the primary for District 66. Gardner had […]

Business expert Schallert speaks to chamber crowd

By Tony Parra There may have only been two business owners who attended a small business workshop in Portales Thursday, but those two owners say they learned something they could take back to improve their businesses. Dave Hunton of Dave Hunton Insurance in Portales and Rosemary Metcalf of Windrush Alpacas in Clovis gained some ideas […]

Feathered friends move onto porch

By Karl Terry The Terry household officially began taking in boarders this week as a pair of barn swallows have taken a shine to our front porch and are now building a nest. I first noticed them going out the door one evening. I first thought the winged creatures were bats. They circled the yard […]

Technology has let my beard down

By Kevin Wilson I have a problem with technology. Or maybe it has a problem with me. I sometimes marvel at just how far we’ve progressed. You could look at the video games we play now, with voice actors and story arcs that are far reaches from Pac-Man and Pong. You could look at our […]

Fixing it right

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By William P. Thompson Doug’s Garage in Portales has been operating since the early 1980’s without offering customers flashy deals or promises to attract the customer. The shop operates in a simple, straight-forward manner. The auto shop’s owner, Doug Frank, said most of the time he tells the customers, many of them regulars, to leave […]

Wants no part of daylight savings

Here at the Ministry of Pesky Problems we’ve stated again and again that we’re not putting up with daylight-saving time anymore. If the powerful daylight-saving time lobby wants to make something of it, so be it.       This straightforward decree came about because the entire civilized world went totally wacko this month over clock juggling. This […]

Clovis alum primes for solid season season

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis grad Nathan Nuttall said, so far, the college football experience has been even better than expected. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Nuttall said. Primarily a running back in high school, Nuttall helped the Wildcats to a 13-0 record and a state title in 2001. Now, Nuttall is […]

Late grand slam sends Texans to sweep of Hounds

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior shortstop Ryan Howard hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, lifting Tarleton State past Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 on Friday in the opener of their Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader. The Texans won the second game 9-2 as catcher Keith Peacock homered twice and […]

Zias get split at Texas A&M-Kingsville

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosemary Moreno fired her seventh shutout and earned her 19th complete game of the season on Friday, pitching the Zias to a 6-0 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to win the […]

Not just his cross to bear

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By Marlena Hartz They set forth where the town begins and inch along U.S. 84, past vast fields of farmland, through the center of town, across the railroad tracks and into the heart of their church. Their pace is set at the head of the line, where pilgrims share the burden of three oak crucifixes. […]

CASA helping at-risk clients one child at a time

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By Karl Terry It’s a special volunteer job, dealing with children with special problems. Officials say there is a need for more people to get involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) For Children program. The program serves children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Many times their parents are in and out […]

Taxpayers have two extra days to file this year

By Tonya Garner Procrastinators have two extra days to file their tax returns this year. Since the traditional April 15 filing day falls on a Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for most Americans to 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Jerry Carlton, U.S. Postal Service supervisor in Clovis, said the deadline for residents […]

Brantley Lake State Park offers spring getaway

Compiled by William Thompson Brantley Lake State Park, located between Artesia and Carlsbad, has a 2,500-acre lake stocked with black bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The park’s manager, Shane Phipps, said officials have recently noticed another species. “The game and fish people were out here and netted some nice pound to pound-and-a-half white bass,” Phipps […]

Warrior Week keeps Team Cannon prepared

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Airman 1st Class Ryan Sollars, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, high-crawls in a line of his teammates while one of their 27th Security Forces Squadron instructors, Senior Airman Brian Flanagan, makes sure nobody raises too high. Capt. Andre Kok More than 1,600 Airmen from throughout the 27th Fighter Wing set aside their usual duties over the […]

Earth Day support

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon supports Earth Day in a big way. From sports activities to children’s story hour, Earth Day has a base-wide focus, providing something for almost everyone on base to participate in. Part of Cannon’s effort to involve base personnel is the 2006 Earth Day “Caught in the Act” Recycling Contest, which takes place […]

Clinic fights breast cancer

Cannon Clinic Early detection saves lives. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, affecting approximately 10 percent of all women in the Western world, said Tech. Sgt. Andrea Lee, 27th Medical Operations Squadron. While efforts have been made to achieve early detection and effective treatment, about 20 percent of all women […]