Rams look for first win in Raton

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Raton Tigers (0-1) host the Rams (0-2) tonight at Tiger stadium with both squads looking for that first victory. “I’m excited, I think we’re better prepared for this (game) than we were for either of the other two,” Rams head coach Andy Correll said during Thursday afternoon’s practice […]

ENMU rush-ing for new pledges

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rush week is in full swing at Eastern New Mexico University and according to university officials, local Greek organizations are working hard to rise above the bad reputations pinned on college fraternities in recent years. According to Interfraternity Council President and ENMU student Adam Sanchez the image of wild […]

Cautious crossing benefits all

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer It’s time once again to watch out for the flashing lights in area school zones as the school year kicks off. Following the death of a James Elementary student the first week of school near her home on a rural highway, school officials are reiterating safety but believe their […]

Student housing gets regents’ final approval

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University regents gave final approval on two student housing projects Thursday during their regular meeting. The projects would provide student housing complexes at the Portales and Roswell campuses that are to be privately owned and financed through the sale of bonds that would be repaid from […]

Grandparents play important role in child’s upbringing

By Joan Clayton: Local Columnist Sunday is Grandparents Day and I am again reminded of special memories. My Grandmother’s singing left a life-long impression on me. Granny’s singing filled every facet of her life. She sang while cooking, gardening, churning butter, quilting, rocking her grandchildren and much more. She sang praises to her God every […]

Some things can only mean end of summer

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We know it’s coming every year, Old Man Winter, and yet here on the High Plains, where our wardrobe mostly consists of flip-flops, tank tops and shorts, we’re shocked when we feel that first chill. The official first day of autumn isn’t until Sept. 23, still a few weeks away, […]

Getting dirty is just part of farm wife’s job

By Baxter Black: Guest Columnist It was a case of naked dedication. Dick had been to the state meeting. His committee had run late and it was after midnight when he got back to the ranch. They were practicing fall calving in his part of the Umpqua Valley of western Oregon. Rains had been making […]

District attorney acted in best interest of justice

Editorial Boulder, Colo., District Attorney Mary Lacy felt the need to explain herself amid questions about whether she should have spent the time and money pursuing a lead that didn’t pan out. The explanation should not have been necessary. Lacy spent an hour and a half last week discussing the arrest of John Mark Karr […]

Hounds open season on road today

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers If Northeastern State has an advantage against Eastern New Mexico University in tonight’s 6 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference crossover football game in Tahlequah, Okla., it’s that the Redmen have already played this season. While ENMU opens its campaign with a rare Thursday night, Northeastern lost at Arkansas Tech 33-32 […]

Corn harvest hits high gear

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Corn harvest is in full swing in Roosevelt County but the city-dweller’s notion of a corn harvest involving picking the ears of corn or shelling the kernels doesn’t hold true here in dairy country. According to dairy specialists most of the corn grown in eastern New Mexico is used […]