ENMU Board of Regents meets

PNT staff The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents held their monthly board meeting on Wednesday in Santa Fe. Items from the agenda were presented to the board for informational purposes only, with no action items being presented for vote, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble. Those items included: • A resolution of appreciation […]

Lady Rams fall at Clovis

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — While Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters is still looking for consistency on offense from the Lady Wildcats, he’s pretty happy with their play on defense. The Lady Cats, struggling early on, used pressure defense to fuel a 9-0 run and take the lead for good in a […]

Rams open district with hard fought win

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Nobody said it was going to be easy. Tuesday night, the Portales Rams began defense of their District 4-3A championship with a hard fought 49-43 victory over the New Mexico Military Institute Colts at Portales High School. The Colts finished last season in last place in District 4-3A, but Portales […]

Councilors address street concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the Portales City Council’s regular meeting drew to a close Tuesday, Councilor Jake Lopez finally spoke about what had been on the minds of many — road conditions in Portales. “Our streets are terrible,” Lopez summed as he questioned what could be done. Lopez said he was referring […]

Officials debate substation

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Representatives from the city and the county discussed the advantages that an emergency services substation could bring to the north side of Portales. Currently this area is not covered by emergency services and various factors have caused delay in emergency response time. The two major factors contributed to the […]

United Way seeks volunteers

Freedom Newspapers The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking volunteers to serve on a fund distribution panel. The panel will be responsible for reviewing applications submitted by area programs and recommending funding levels, According to Executive Director Erinn Burch, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. “We (United Way) need people to help us […]

Teens accused in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Two Clovis teens have been charged in connection with robberies that took place about the same time and place a homicide occurred last week. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the teens have not been charged in connection with the killing. “Additional information is being collected, (investigators) are completing interviews and […]

All’s fair when fighting anonymity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Anonymity’s a conditional thing, I’ve come to find. When I’m running errands and nobody tells how good my columns, photos and news stories aren’t, anonymity’s a good thing. On the flip side, anonymity is a bad thing when it comes from my best friend’s parents. What follows is a true […]

Politicians must let scientists handle scientific research

Editorial The recent finding that stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid rather than from human embryos might have induced a “timeout” from the ongoing politicization of the emerging field of stem-cell research. After all, the potential of stem cells to provide cures or treatments for a variety of diseases is still very much in the […]

Text of Richardson’s State of the State Address

The Associated Press Text of Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address, as prepared for delivery: Lt. Gov. Denish, Senate Pro-tem Ben Altamirano, and Speaker Ben Lujan; Native American and spiritual leaders; chief justices and members of the judiciary; Democratic and Republican leaders, members of our state House of Representatives and Senate; former […]

Lady Rams visit Clovis tonight

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers PORTALES — While the Portales Lady Rams play their final pre-district tuneup tonight, their Clovis counterparts are glad to be back on the court. Portales (8-7), riding a three-game winning streak, visits Rock Staubus Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against the Lady Wildcats. Meantime, Clovis (8-5) had a scheduled […]

Area remembers civil rights leader

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Celebrating the heritage left by Martin Luther King Jr., area residents gathered Monday at the Memorial Building to continue living the dream that has been passed on through the generations. Sponsored by the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee, festivities included a puppet show, guest speakers and musical performances by Andy […]

Winter weather strikes area

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A winter ice storm enveloped Roosevelt County Friday and Saturday making travel treacherous. After a freezing fog stayed over the area much of the day Friday, the storm got serious early Friday night with a brief period of freezing rain and snow. The blast left a rime coating of […]

Books seized from public library

PNT Staff Report Police used a warrant at the Portales Public Library to seize magic and witchcraft books that had been checked out by a woman who is charged in the Jan. 4 death of her 6-year-old son. Teresa Gilman, 24, told police “the devil was in my son,” according to arrest affidavits. Gilman’s 8-year-old […]

Area legislators list priorities

Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales • Age: 59 • Occupation: Farmer, rancher • District: 27, serving Chaves, De Baca and Roosevelt counties • Time served: Sixth term •Top legislative priority: The education system is my top priority, particularly higher education. • Capitol office phone: 986-4702 • Committee Membership: Capitol Outlay Subcommittee, Committees’ Committee, Corporations and Transportation, […]

Joe Brumfield discusses career as Christian family counselor

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Portales native Joe Brumfield was raised on a farm and says he learned the value of hard work and family through his experiences growing up in the community. Today, Brumfield passes that knowledge on to others, as a Christian family/marriage counselor, at Harding University, in Searcy, Ark. Brumfield has […]

Snowstorm isn’t automatic house arrest sentence

By Karl TerryL PNT Managing Editor The image of being snowbound at home in front of a roaring fire is a romantic one — that is until the pipes freeze or work calls. I’ve experienced a few storms through which I could imagine that we were snowed-in but the truth was that we were only […]

News isn’t just news to military families

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week, I was going to send off my column about humorous misadventures at a restaurant with some friends and a rather belligerent stranger who kept asking me if I could teach her Italian, when I watched President Bush’s speech, and decided I had a more pressing topic. I have said […]

Country needs deep discussion about core values

Editorial Congressional Democrats are almost unanimously opposed to President Bush’s plan to increase the number of U.S. troops actively engaged in Iraq. They are less united when it comes to explaining what they would do instead, and even less so on what they will do — given that they now control both houses of Congress […]

Portales mother’s hearing postponed

PNT Staff A 24-year-old Portales woman charged last week with killing her son will undergo a competency evaluation before going in front of a grand jury, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Teresa K. Gilman was scheduled to appear before a Roosevelt County grand jury Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder or the […]