La Cueva trips up Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Things were going along pretty well for the Portales Lady Rams on Thursday. Then, all of a sudden they hit a wall. Leading by 10 points just over two minutes into the second half, the Lady Rams managed only two more points the rest of the way and […]

Jaguars maul Portales boys at Stu Clark

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales Ram basketball coach Mark Gallegos has always said the experience his team receives at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas is important. But sometimes the lessons are hard. The Rams (3-3) got one of those lessons here Thursday as they lost to the Santa Fe Capital […]

Lady Rams capture spring basketball title

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at the important local sports stories in 2006. As winter sports began to wind down in early 2006, the Portales Lady Ram basketball team found themselves in a familiar position while the Ram football team found themselves without […]

ENMU teams prepare for LCU

Freedom Newspapers ENMU BASKETBALL Men Lubbock Christian (6-3) at ENMU (5-5), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com. Notes: ENMU’s last game was a 90-63 win at New Mexico Highlands on Dec. 18. The Chaparrals haven’t played since winning their Sooner Conference opener over Wayland Baptist 72-63 on Dec. […]

Guilty plea, Ute Water authorization bill mark end of year

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: this is the last in a three-part series taking a look at the major stories that shaped news in Roosevelt County in 2006. This installment takes a look at the months of September, October, November and December. Intermingled in the closing months of 2006 were a mixture […]

City names new MainStreet manager

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Georgia Gonzales has a new job and title. The City of Portales recently named Gonzales the Capital Projects/MainStreet Manager. The position replaces the Community Development Director position held by Jeremy Sturm who is leaving the post. As the new Capital Projects/MainStreet Manager, Gonzales will be in charge of managing […]

Charter school appeal denied

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Secretary of Education Veronica Garcia upheld a Portales Municipal Schools board decision Tuesday, denying a charter to the proposed Horace Mann School. Garcia outlined the reasons for denying the appeal in a 16-page document. Garcia said there were at least 15 instances of deficiency in the HMS charter application. […]

Escapee caught in Texas

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center was arrested Thursday without incident in Dimmitt, Texas, according to Dimmitt police. Guadalupe Rodriguez, 29, was arrested by local police about 8:30 a.m. (CST) at a Dimmitt hotel, according to police. “We knocked on the door and that’s when we […]

New Year’s closings

Closed at noon Friday, reopening Tuesday • 9th Judicial District Court Closed Monday, reopening Tuesday • City offices • County offices • Post office • All banks • Municipal court • All federal offices Closed until Jan. 3 • Eastern New Mexico University • All area schools 

Soldiers’ humbleness lesson to be learned

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist This year-end marks a political changing of the guard. It was a year of mixed blessings. The economy is booming, unemployment is down, the results of “No Child Left Behind” accountable education are encouraging, the prescription drug benefits program is a big success, we mark the fifth year post 9/11 […]