Wildlife Service should be held accountable

Editorial You would think the government would be eager to boast about the success. The American bald eagle, which had dwindled to 500 nesting pairs in the 1960s, has recovered from the brink of extinction. Maybe that means the Endangered Species Act, under which animals threatened with extinction are placed on a “threatened” list, which […]

Feb. 22, 1969

“Were You There?” is the theme for the program of Portales Womans Club Wednesday afternoon, with Mrs. M.M. Cooper the program chairmen for the day. Mrs. Harold Starbuck will introduce the program. Past presidents of the club are given a special invitation to be present, to receive recognition. Members and visitors will have a chance […]

Feb. 21, 1969

The ARC-Polaris Rocket Club will hold a membership meeting Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the junior high school in an attempt to recruit all local people who are interested in model rocketry. There will be a demonstration launch of a rocket that was built by one of the clubs members. there will be a […]

Feb. 20, 1969

Fred Hensley, chairman for the Chmaber of Commerce membership drive now in progress said this morning that a round-up report from all team captains showed good support on the part of the workers and excellent response from the prospects contacted. “It looks good to me,” Hensley said. Chamber manager Ray Franz said $12,835.42 had been […]

Feb. 19, 1969

Bob Wood, Chamber of Commrece president said the membership campaighn that had its start with a 7 a.m. breakfast Tuesday morning looks know as if it would be successful. Wood said there was a good turnout of workers at the breakfast and that most teams spent at least part of Tuesday making membership contacts. At […]

Feb. 18, 1969

The Portales police station was full of red faced officers this morning as they learned that they had a badly wanted criminal in custody temporarily yesterday morning before the man and his companion took French leave. The information came belatedly from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that the man who has been identified as Eldred […]

Hounds win, improve postseason chances

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers They still have work to do, but Eastern New Mexico University’s men took a big step on Wednesday in their bid to reach the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior forward Donald Young scored a career-best 21 points off the bench on 8-of-10 shooting, leading five Greyhounds in double figures […]

Wildcats claw Zias at home

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers As has happened numerous times in Lone Star Conference South Division play, Eastern New Mexico University’s women found themselves with a big hill to climb on Thursday, and they weren’t able to do it. Sophomore post Audrey Maxwell scored the game’s first three baskets and went on to finish with […]

Snowstorm slows few

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With numerous snowfalls under their belts already, another storm on Valentine’s Day was anything but sweet for Roosevelt County residents. Snow began falling Tuesday night and continued to fall off-and-on all day Wednesday. Extremely cold temperatures Wednesday made for slick roads late in the day. The National Weather Service […]

Relay for Life kicks off Friday night

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local teams are gearing up and getting set to walk lots of miles to raise money for the American Cancer Society during the annual Relay for Life that will begin on Friday night. Greyhound Arena will become a sea of campsites as members from 26 teams move in on […]

Theater department prepares for ‘Nightingale’

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Scattered throughout the Eastern New Mexico University costume shop is a dedicated group of students and their director working feverishly to put the remaining touches on costumes for the upcoming production of “Eccentricities of a Nightingale.” Written by Tennessee Williams, the play takes place in 1910 and is set […]

Hounds and Zias balancing on bubble

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams don’t have much margin for error. The Greyhounds and Zias each have three of their final four Lone Star Conference South Division games at home, beginning with tonight’s twin bill against Abilene Christian. The ENMU women (12-10, 3-7 South) are trying to come all […]

Zia tennis full of fresh faces

Freedom Newspapers There will be a lot of new faces around veteran Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser this spring. Only sophomore Tracy Hughes saw regular action last season for the Zias. The seven-player roster also includes senior Tracy Williams, who missed most of the 2006 campaign with a back injury, and […]

ENMU volleyball has new leader

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six years in a […]

Clutter cutter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Need more organization in your life but don’t know where to start? Why not your home? Help is now available in the area in the form of a professional organizing company called All Things Organized The fledgling business specializes in helping clients to organize their homes. A member of […]

Schools search for clinic solution

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Schools is facing the challenge of re-establishing a desperately needed school-based health clinic, according to the school administrator. Portales schools have been without a clinic since late last month when La Casa Family Health Center discontinued its contract service with the New Mexico Department of Health. Now […]

Assignments issued to Cannon airmen

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Approximately 260 Cannon Air Force Base airmen received new assignments last week as the base transitions to a new mission. Most of the airmen being reassigned maintain and support Cannon’s F-16 and will follow the jets as they are redistributed throughout the Air Force in the next year as Cannon […]

Americans must support Saudi in newest endeavor

Editorial In recent weeks Saudi Arabia has taken on an uncharacteristically aggressive role in trying to stabilize the Middle East. While the interests of the United States and the Kingdom, as friends and foes call the regime in Riyadh, may not always coincide, the United States would do well to watch these moves with interest […]

Board approves new books, materials

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A months-long process of evaluating new text books and materials for math and fine arts in Portales Municipal Schools came to an end Monday as the school board approved the selections. The process involved a wide range of faculty and staff as well as parents in making the evaluation […]

Death penalty can be sought

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A district court judge ruled Monday the state could pursue the death penalty — at least for now — in the case of a man accused of kidnapping and killing an elderly Portales couple almost two years ago. Prior to Monday’s probable cause hearing, attorneys worked out an agreement […]