Something to cheer about

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer The new Portales High School cheerleading team has chosen manual labor as a fundraiser this year in hopes to afford the much-needed equipment they say they lack. Their plan is to find businesses in the area that are willing to hire the girls to work for donations. On Wednesday, [...]

Human baby delivered at Clovis veterinary clinic

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Donna Morrow arrived at the Curry County Animal Hospital for her dog’s shots — instead she delivered a baby. A surgical nurse at Plains Regional Medical Center, Morrow was waiting for her Chihuahua to be seen Tuesday when she heard a woman scream. Morrow followed the sounds to a small [...]

Fire marshall calls halt to Clovis gas war

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers When a fevered gas war between rival convenience stores snarled traffic at one of the city’s busiest intersections Wednesday afternoon, Clovis Fire Marshall Allan Silvers had seen enough. Silvers said with about 200 vehicles lined up to buy cheap gas, blocking the stores and a local fire station, he put [...]

“… Working on dreams in the streets of Portales …”

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers At a time in his life when people around him were moving on from college and graduation was sneaking up on him, singer and songwriter Andy Mason wrote what would eventually become Portales’ theme song. During one night in May of 2003, Mason took his guitar over to a friend’s [...]

Sports Briefs

Freedom Newspapers Wilhoit playing for South All-Stars ALBUQUERQUE — Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit will play for the South squad in tonight’s Class 1A-2A New Mexico High School Coaches Association boys basketball all-star game, scheduled for The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Wilhoit has been a mainstay for three years for Dora, [...]

Portales man beaten, robbed

PNT Staff An 88-year-old Portales man was beaten and robbed at his home late Tuesday afternoon. Police said they had no suspects. Nabor Leal, of 724 W. 15th Lane, was unconscious at the scene and transported to Roosevelt General Hospital and then to a Lubbock hospital, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Police believe the [...]

ENMU De Baca Hall, targeted for re-opening

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer De Baca Hall has long been the first impression of Eastern New Mexico University for people driving west on First Street — that’s not necessarily a good thing, according to ENMU officials. ENMU administrators have included the De Baca renovation in a capital projects list to the New Mexico [...]

County returns to full fire ban

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer After hearing concerns from local area fire department chiefs at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners special meeting, commissioners voted to return back to January’s proclamation of a complete fire ban for the county. The motion was passed 4-1. County Administrator Charlene Hardin said after the stand-by amendment was [...]

Melrose cracking down on vandals

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Melrose is considering imposing a juvenile curfew in response to an overnight vandalism spree that targeted the vehicle of the town’s high school principal and several of the town’s emergency units. Parents could be fined up to $500 if their children are unaccompanied by an adult in a public place [...]

Gas war rages on North Prince Street in Clovis

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The real winner in a price war between two Clovis gas stations is the consumer. Regular unleaded gasoline at Town and Country and Allsup’s convenience stores on North Prince Street was priced at $2.29 per gallon Tuesday afternoon, which is 52¢ below the city average and more than 70¢ below [...]