Zias swept by Texas Woman’s

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — It’s probably fair to say that Texas Woman’s Lindsy Russ-Keller has Eastern New Mexico University’s number. The senior right-hander ended a streak of 149 games of scoring at least one run for the Zias on Friday, pitching the Pioneers to a 1-0 win in the first game of a Lone […]

Portales tennis team dominates Ruidoso

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Lady Rams followed a dominating performance against St. Michael’s earlier this week with a similar crushing of Ruidoso in District 4-3A action Friday, beating the Lady Warriors 8-1. “We played very well,” Lady Rams coach Michelle Wallis said. “It was a very valuable win for us.” Portales’ supremacy showed […]

Portales native to take over at Rio Rancho

PNT Staff According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Portales native Michael Worley has been offered and accepted the position of head football coach at Rio Rancho High School. After leaving Portales, Worley served as defensive coordinator at Artesia for 12 years helping the Bulldogs win nine state championships in that period. Worley reportedly beat […]

ENMU axes tennis program

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University opted not to renew women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser’s contract last week. This week, regents voted to do away with the program completely. Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs presented a recommendation to end the program to the regents, based on input from the […]

Severe storms predicted for today

Freedom Newspapers Far eastern New Mexico along the Texas border from Clayton to Hobbs could be at risk this afternoon for a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak, according to the National Weather Service. The Storm Prediction Center posted a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today in the eastern New Mexico area, with a moderate risk for […]

Water plan accepted by ISC

Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission has accepted the completed Northeastern New Mexico Regional Water Plan, the commission announced in a news release. The Northeastern New Mexico water planning region (Region 1) includes Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. The plan addresses long-term water supply availability, water quality, water rights, municipal conservation, […]

License reinstated for buffet

Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Environment Department’s Environmental Health Division reinstated the food establishment permit for Fuzhou Buffet in Clovis after determining management corrected all high-risk violations of state food service regulations, according to a news release. Restaurant managers moved the restaurant’s grease trap outdoors, which eliminated the potential contamination of the food supply, the […]

School lockdown ends quickly

By Sharna Johnson and Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. “It turned out it was a baseball player,” Clovis Police Lt. Jim Schoeffel said. “Baseball bat; baseball […]

ENMU regents OK tuition hike

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Higher education costs are going up across the state and nation, and Eastern New Mexico University will be no different. The ENMU Board of Regents took care of a lengthy agenda Friday, much of which involved discussion of tuition, fees and boarding increases at the university. The meeting also […]

Making the rounds

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers State lawmakers gave local business and civic leaders a glimpse into the legislative session that ended March 17 at a Friday breakfast. The gathering was organized by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. ACI is a statewide business advocacy group […]

Tragedy prompts prayer

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Everyone is talking about the Virginia Tech tragedy. We are shocked as individuals and as a society. As a parent, I cannot imagine the pain and anguish families and students must be experiencing. I then think about the young man’s family and the anguish they must be going through. I can’t […]

Rams slam Clovis Wildcats

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Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat in handing the Wildcats an 8-1 shellacking. Girls teams were scheduled to play, but that match was canceled because […]

Lady Rams split with Cats on diamond

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Each team won by a run in the seventh inning, but the reactions were a little different. Portales scored in the top of the seventh to take Thursday’s opener 4-3 at Lady Wildcat Complex, but Clovis rebounded from an early 3-0 deficit and scored the game-winner on Lorena Garza’s RBI single […]

Dora students take state title

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rising to the challenge of continuing a tradition, students from the Dora chapter of Future Farmers of America won the Sweepstakes Award during the annual state contest recently held in Las Cruces. Walking away with the sweepstakes award was a huge accomplishment for the Dora teams. Twenty-three students qualified […]

Ride for Life makes comeback

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is scheduled […]

SANE to obtain new equipment

Freedom Newspapers Legislative funds will be used to purchase equipment for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Curry County, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Approximately $20,000 will be used to purchase a colposcope, a computerized camera used to magnify, photograph and document injuries during collection of forensic evidence, the […]

Formal dresses don’t have to become dust rags

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Cost of prom dress, $150. Gas to Lubbock to shop for prom dress, $25. Jewelry, $25. Hair, $42. Nails, $30. Prom ticket, $20. Junior class dues, $30. Cost of memories: Priceless. Can’t put a price on memories. But if I could, $322 sounds about right to me. Return on […]

Firearms ban violation of constitutional rights

Editorial Few details were known about Monday’s senseless killings on the Virginia Tech campus before many analysts jumped to the same conclusion they always reach: The way to stop gun violence is to impose further controls on the legal ownership of guns. In an editorial Tuesday, for instance, The New York Times opined: “What is […]

With God, there are no endings

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Remember that wonderful feeling of “senioritis” around graduation time? It seemed that long awaited day would never arrive. We could hardly wait to pursue the next stage of life. My husband, being the high school principal, presented the diplomas and blessed the seniors as they walked across the stage. […]

Portales golfers win Ruidoso’s Leroy Gooch

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In frigid morning mountain temperatures, the Portales Rams heated up to win their second straight Leroy Gooch golf tournament in Ruidoso this week, as Ram sophomores Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque won the top two small school’s individual medals. District 4-3A foe Lovington started slow but finished strong to […]