Greyhound, Zia track team still rebuilding their ranks

Freedom Newspapers Eric Boll thinks this is the year his Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team could escape the cellar in the Lone Star Conference track meet. Boll, an ENMU football assistant, is beginning his fifth season with the track program and admits it’s been a challenge trying to build it up. ENMU’s men […]

Rains reach near record

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor March 2007 will go into the record books as one of the wettest in more than a half century in Roosevelt County. The 2.83 inches of rain is the most since 1948, according to meteorologist Bryan Guyer at the Albuquerque office of the NWS. Most of last month’s precipitation […]

SANE office cases rising

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners office in Roosevelt and Curry counties has seen a rise in cases during the first three months of 2007, according to the program director. Through March, SANE workers have conducted 21 exams in Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to program administrator Amber Hamilton. Of […]

Rams split with defending champs

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram baseball team sent a clear message to the defending Class 3A state champion Lovington Wildcats with a 10-0 rout in the first game of a district-opening doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Ram Field. The Wildcats earned the split, though, winning the nightcap 5-3. Senior pitcher Mario Salazar […]

Report: Pilot error caused fatal crash

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers An Air Force pilot with Clovis ties crashed his F-16 fighter and died last year in Iraq while attempting to protect ground forces, according to an Air Force report released Monday. Maj. Troy Gilbert — who was flying an F-16 assigned to Cannon Air Force Base — flew the […]

Portales hires recruiter

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales City Council selected the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. to provide economic development services for the city. Four providers were evaluated by a committee appointed by the council. The focus of the memorandum of agreement with RCCDC will be to provide the mechanism to hire an economic […]

Burn ban squeaks past county commissioners

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County commissioners narrowly passed a year-round burn ban Tuesday that can be lifted during favorable conditions. The ordinance passed by a 3-2 vote during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Commission. Some concerns were raised during the public hearing portion of the meeting as to the effectiveness […]

Cannon rewarded for safety record

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base rose to the top of the Air Force in four award categories for the 2006 Air Force Safety Awards. Recognized for having the best flight safety program, Cannon received the Colombian Trophy last week. The award acknowledges the group with the lowest mishap rate, according to Cannon Public Affairs. […]

Clovis legend Guy Leeder dies at 64

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Guy Leeder, who for decades was synonymous with Clovis softball, died Monday night at 64. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium. Leeder, a state softball hall of fame inductee, was called the cornerstone of the state’s Amateur Softball Association by its director, Alice […]

Merit badges should be awarded for life experiences

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge requirements […]

Changing emissions standards won’t help global warming problem

Editorial The standard argument deploring judicial activism is that all too often interested parties who have failed to achieve their political objectives through the legislative process or by petitioning administrative or regulatory agencies turn to the courts to try to get what they have failed to get through the political process. This argument is not […]

April 15, 1970

Several million gallons of water were lost after a telephone crew hit a water main that was located between South Avenue J and K on West Fir. Valley TV was selling Avocado colored nylon high-low textured carpet for $3.49 per square yard. Miss Juanita Hancock was elected to serve a second term as president of […]

April 13, 1970

The Portales Rams track team participated in the 34th annual Fox Relays held in Ft. Sumner. The team scored 90 points, thus earning them the championship victory. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds baseball team won both games in a doubleheader against the Adams State University Indians. The scores were 11-3 and 11-6. A one […]

April 12, 1970

The State Board of Education approved $362, 462 for an addition to be built onto the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University. Steve Luscombe, of the State Class AA state champions Dora Coyotes basketball team, was named to the Sunkist 1969-70 Honorable Mention List All American Basketball Selections. Polypropylene Horse Halters were on sale […]

April 11, 1965

Run Like the Devil! and Fail Safe were playing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. The Portales High School baseball squad won there first game of the season against the New Mexico Military Institute Colts, 5-0, bringing their season record to 1-6. The Portales High School Senior Graduating class held their annual Senior Banquet at the […]

April 10, 1970

Two Eastern New Mexico University students were involved in an accident at the intersection of South Avenue K and West Fir. John M. Balas and Deborah Miller sustained minor injuries when they motorcycle they were riding collided with a car driven by Henry Phil Marquez. The Friday-Saturday-Sunday special at Pizza King was a 12 inch […]

April 8, 1970

The Portales City Council voted to enact an ordinance stating that an 11 O’Clock ordinance would be in effect for children under the age of 18. Walt Disney’s The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes was playing at the Tower. Tickets were $1.25 for adults, $1.00 for students and $.50 for children. The Portales Rams Baseball team […]

April 6, 1970

Edward N. Girard was accepted by the World Academy Schools for Foreign Studies as a Group Advisor for a European study tour for the summer of 1970. The 39-day summer session will travel to locations such as Belgium, Italy and France. USDA Choice Beef Sirloin Steaks were on sale for $.98 a pound at the […]

April 5, 1964

The Floyd Future Farmers of America land team won the state title during the competition that was held in Las Cruces. Team members were Doug Medlock, Ken Morgan and Danny Miller. The Thrill of It All, Brushfire and Love With the Proper Stranger were all playing at the Tower Theatre. Fourteen inch stove pipe top […]

April 4, 1965

Joe Thompson was awarded the “Most Courteous Employee in Portales” award for the month of March. Thompson has been employed at the Slater Bros. for 17 years and was “surprised by the award,” he said. Pet of Carnation milk in the tall cans was on sale at Grady’s Food Market for 8 cans for $1.00.