Bob Johnson, champion of open government, dies at 84

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Robert H. “Bob” Johnson, a champion for open government and a former Associated Press executive who during a 42-year career wrote AP’s first bulletin on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 84. After retiring from the news cooperative in 1988, Johnson […]

September 5, 1976

• Portales was the host for car show that featured antique cars from both New Mexico and Texas. • The Portales Rams football team defeated the Muleshoe Mules 15-7 during the season opener held in Portales. • Russ Lovejoy, of Milnesand, was named the champion tie-down roper of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association.

September 2, 1976

• The Anderson-Skaggs Feeding Corporation temporarily shut down it’s feedlot on the Airbase Highway. Cattle from the facility was being shipped to the corporation’s Smeyer, Texas lot. • Nancy Brown announced that she had closed the State Beauty College and would be moving to the Curry County Beauty College. • A round half gallon carton […]

August 31, 1976

• The Governer’s Office announced that Portales had been granted $16,000 by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation funds to improve city parks, with an additional $6,000 of state funds for the improvements. • Shari Killeen, of Las Cruces, was hired by the Portales Police Department to work as a patrolman. A certified police officer, Killeen was […]

August 30, 1976

• The third day of school for Portales Schools showed that 2,415 students enrolled in the district. The number was down by 93 students compared to the third day of the previous school year, according to officials. • A three bedroom, two bath, partially furnished home with new carpet could be leased for $160. • Michael […]

August 29, 1976

• Warren Ray, of Floyd, guided his unmodified John Deere tractor to victory in the tractor pull held at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Ray pulled a distance of 282 feet in his division. • Nearly 500 people attended the Pioneers Day celebration held during the Roosevelt County Fair. • Seventeen Roosevelt County youth had several head of […]

August 28, 1982

• Joe Skeen, republican candidate for Congress, visited area senior citizens during a pot luck luncheon at the senior Citizens Center. Skeen was seeking a bid for re-election against Democratic candidate Caleb Chandler. • A Farmall Cub tractor with PTO and hydraulic lift was advertised in the classified section for $750. • The Floyd Homemakers […]

Roosevelt County Fair Results 2

4-H Educational Project Iridian Hernandez 1801 arts and crafts 1 Katie Gamble J 1000 camera 1 Jayci Rank J 1000 camera 2 Asia Gamble J 1012 Digital Photography (5) 1 Jayci Rank J 1021 scrapbooking 1 Best of Show Jalayna Roberts J 1176 serger sewing 1 Jessica McCombs J 1300 baking 1 1 Jalayna Roberts […]

2007 Roosevelt County Fair Results

Turtle Race 1st Colby Rogers 2nd Christopher Diaz 3rd Levi Miller 4th Madison Ferguson 5th Jody Dennis Stick Horse Race Boys 2 & Under Lane Faver Boys 3-Years-Old Dillon Looney Boys 4-Years-Old Garrison Grants Boys 5-Years-Old Trevor Rawdon Girls 2 & Under Kenzie Rowland Girls 3-Years-Old Reagan Dennis Girls 4-Years-Old Taryn Wood Girls 5-Years-Old Carlie […]

Lady Rams suffer growing pains

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer History was made Saturday afternoon at the brand new Portales soccer complex as for the first time in several years, Portales fielded a girls soccer team. The inaugural game wasn’t exactly what the Lady Rams and first-year head coach Traci Sievers wanted though, as the Hobbs junior varsity scored […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Zia volleyball wins two at West Texas tourney

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Greyhound soccer crushes Colorado Christian

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Zia soccer loses to Montana State-Billings

Freedom Newspapers DURANGO, Colo. — Montana State-Billings scored a goal just before halftime to break open a close match and the Yellowjackets went on to a 5-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in women’s college soccer. Leading 1-0, freshman forward Samantha Sandau punched in a goal on an assist from Kari Foreman […]

County fair winds down

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Junior Livestock sale nets area youth thousands

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The Pinedo clan is a competitive bunch, first in the show ring, then at the Roosevelt County Junior Livestock sale. This year was no different as Portales High School FFA student Joey Pinedo took grand champion dairy heifer for the second year in a row, following a legacy left […]

County plays host to annual Cycle City Arenacross event

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Engines were humming and bikes were catching big air Saturday night, as the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds’ Special Events Arena played host to the annual Cycle City Arenacross. Nearly 300 riders from all around the region competed in 18 classes. According to Tod Hammock, manager of Cycle City Promotions, that […]

Fair offers unique sounds, smells, sights

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor A good number of us have just experienced that most magical time of year in Roosevelt County — fair time. The sights, the sounds, the smells. I could list a million of them if I had the time and the newsprint. Here’s a few to keep the memory alive […]

Lessons must be learned from tragedies

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of loosing their lives, expect that those in charge live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

Government should take cue from aid groups

Editorial Even as many Americans continue to clamor that government hand just about everything into our waiting palms, elsewhere more people and groups are recognizing how vital free markets are to international development. The international humanitarian relief group CARE recently rejected a shipment from the U.S. government of some $46 million worth of food to […]