PHS girls cruise into 3A team tennis semis

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The first step to a possible Class 1-3A girls state team tennis title was easy as expected for the Portales Lady Rams. Now the real work begins. Portales, the tourney’s top seed, lost more than three games in only one match Friday in steamrolling the Lady Warriors 9-0. The Lady Rams […]

CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Floyd girls have solid opening date

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kelli Johnson and junior Jordon Paul turned in second-place finishes Friday, helping Floyd’s girls score 15 points on the first day of the Class 1A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility. Johnson ran a time of 12 minutes, 44.79 seconds in the 3,200 while Paul […]

Lady Rams fall to Santa Fe Indian

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Santa Fe Indian School softball coach Paul Abeyto said he had a premonition. Actually, it was more like wishful thinking that worked out. Sam Pasena hit a line drive to right that bounced past Portales’ Santana Brito and went for a game-tying, two-run homer with two out in the […]

Education close to home

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Lured by the prospect of saving money and being close to home, many Clovis and Portales high school graduates are choosing to continue their education in their back yards, attending Clovis Community College or Eastern New Mexico University. “A lot of my friends are excited to get away from […]

Cinco de Mayo flavors ENMU cultural banquet

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By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Hispanic Affairs Department members celebrated the accomplishments of Hispanic students and faculty while celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Portales. The students and faculty members were recognized during a banquet by the members of ENMU’s Hispanic Affairs and Multicultural Affairs departments on Friday evening. Former ENMU professor […]

Lt. governor to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Two arrested after Clovis dope sting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis residents have been arrested in connection with attempting to smuggle 30 pounds of marijuana into the city, according to police. Officials have declined to identify the 24- and 34-year-olds arrested, citing an ongoing investigation. Otero County Sheriff’s Department narcotics officers made the first arrest late Thursday at a […]

Conchas Lake State Park popular spot for eastern New Mexico watersports

Compiled By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Conchas Lake State Park has been a popular daytrip or weekend camping destination for eastern New Mexico residents for more than 50 years. That same charm of a large body of water in the desert landscape attracts visitors still today. The lake was formed when the Canadian River was […]

Sheriff candidates square off in forum

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County sheriff candidates Tom Gossett and Darren Hooker addressed communication with the commissioners and dealing with staff shortages and meth problems in Roosevelt County during a candidate forum Thursday evening. Roosevelt County and the chamber of commerce sponsored the public forum. Gossett and Hooker are both Republicans meaning […]

Candidates weigh in on money, trash

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Charles Bennett wants to give back to the county he raised his children in, while Bill Cathey vows to do the best job he can, but only one will win the race for Roosevelt County Commissioner for District 3 in November. The commissioner candidates were some of the candidates […]