CSI Portales? Forensic science added to ENMU majors

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers High-tech crime-solving science called forensics is a big part of TV crime dramas these days. But as the science as evolved over the last few years in the real world, the supply of forensic scientists hasn’t kept up with the demand. It’s that demand that faculty and administration at Eastern […]

Family concert slated

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Incorporating learning with fun will be the focus of national touring entertainer Gary Dulabaum as he visits Portales elementary schools on Thursday and Friday According to Debra Hargrove, Brown Early Childhood Center music teacher, the public school system in Portales received a grant three years ago that has allowed music […]

Lady ‘Dogs double up Lady Rams

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Artesia scored four unanswered runs and spoiled Portales’ state tournament tune-up Monday evening at Portales 4-2. The Portales girls posted an early 2-0 lead before a collection of Portales errors and Artesia hits swung the balance to the Lady Bulldogs. Portales assistant coach Scott Parker says he likes playing […]

Police: Grenade’s danger uncertain

PNT Staff Report Whether a grenade found Saturday in a Portales yard was live or not couldn’t be determined, according to Portales Police Department spokesperson Lonnie Berry. According to Berry, the condition of the grenade that had apparently been buried in the yard at Eighth and Chicago streets prevented personnel from Cannon Air Force Base’s […]

Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning. The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has […]

Hounds fare well at Albuquerque track meet

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took multiple places in several field events in Saturday’s Don Kirby Memorial Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. No team scores were kept. Freshman Steven Aragon led a 2-3-4-5 Greyhounds finish in javelin, throwing 190 feet, 2 inches. Two-time […]

May 2, 1982

• “Missing,” starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek was playing at the Tower Twin. • The Portales Rams baseball team competed in a split doubleheader against the Artesia Bulldogs. The Rams won 7-3 and lost 14-1. The Rams advanced to the Class AAA state tournament.

May 1, 1982

• Bar G Western Wear was advertising Permanent Press Wranglers for the price of $10 a pair. • KC Richards completed 10,000 meters in a time of 38:26 during the second annual Portales Rotary Run. One hundred twenty-seven runners participated in the race.

April 29, 2007 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court. According to the documents: • Lonnie Sue Burton, 33, pleaded no contest to the charges of forgery and theft of identity, was ordered to serve 36 months of probation, pay restitution, and pay court fees and fines. • Paul Gutierrez, 34, pleaded no […]

Six degrees of separation bad for shopping

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Kevin Bacon got me stirred up the other night about a problem I’ve known about for quite some time but still haven’t found an answer to — our society’s addiction to trying every flavor. Bacon, an actor who can be connected with any other actor through “six degrees of […]

For some, Texas is exotic enough

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnists When people mention exotic places they would like to visit, Texas is probably not the first one that comes to mind. But to me, growing up in Rome — which seemed so ordinary — Dallas was the most exotic place I could think of. As a teenager I fantasized about […]

Rams sweep district doubleheader

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mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com With four games left in their district regular season, the Portales Rams put themselves in position to battle for the district championship with a sweep of the New Mexico Military Institute Colts Saturday at Portales High School 4-0 and 6-3. “(These wins) put us in a good situation for the rest of the way,” […]

Military plot twists show bureaucracy’s problems

Freedom Newspapers Military officials are getting a much-deserved scolding for their dishonest efforts to spin some tragic events in Afghanistan and Iraq into heroic military endeavors as a means to gin up public support for these wars. The congressional testimony from relatives of Cpl. Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals defensive back, was particularly disturbing. […]

Mow problem: Grenade handled

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted Saturday. Shortly before 2 p.m. Portales Police got a 911 call from a person reporting finding a hand grenade in the yard at Eighth and […]

ENMU offers new ag programs

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Agricultural education at Eastern New Mexico University got a big boost recently when new degree programs were OK’d by the university’s board of regents. Terry Ervin, chair of ENMU’s Department of Agriculture and Technology and family and consumer sciences associate professor, acknowledged that the changes going on in the […]

Karnival offers high-flying fun

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By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday and captivated the crowd below at Cannon Air Force Base’s fourth annual Kite Karnival. “At a good kite festival, you want color on the ground and in the air,” Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso explained as he corrected terminology for an […]

April 29, 2007 Local Briefs

Elementary schools host Dulabaum Portales Elementary Schools will present Gary Dulabaum in a family concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Singer, songwriter, comedian and poet Dulabaum tours nationally. He will be working with Portales elementary school students during the day, teaching […]

Portales dominates district tennis tourney

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales’ Ella Erf and Bethany Self combined for an undefeated run through the doubles state tennis tournament last season. Soon, they’ll be headed back to state competing against each other. Erf beat Self in the District 4-3A singles competition Saturday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts […]

Zias sweep but miss playoffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers After giving up four home runs in an 8-0 loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday, Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Nicole Dickson said a change in strategy was in order. Working the corners of the plate more effectively, the junior right-hander tossed a two-hitter for her fifth shutout of the […]

Hounds split with Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team went out on a winning note Saturday at Greyhound Field. Mired in a 10-game losing streak after dropping the opener of Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader to Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Greyhounds erased an early 4-0 deficit in the seven-inning nightcap […]