NFL imposed time limits unfair

Editorial The National Football League has picked another fight this year with the news media, which have helped make it the world’s most profitable sports franchise. There has been an uproar about vests that all news photojournalists are supposed to wear while on the sidelines of every football game. The vests carry two versions of […]

August 21, 1981

• Seven-year-old Shawn Burrow won the booster division of the Shepherd and Sheep in Wool Lead Class, while 11-year-old Toni Clark won the junior division, and 16-year-old Janet Baker won the senior division. The competition was held during the Roosevelt County Fair. • John Travolta and Nancy Allen starred in Blow Out, playing at the […]

August 19, 1981

• Winners of the 1981 Roosevelt County Fair Halter Horse Show were: Leonard Johnson, Grand Champion Gelding; Shay Abernathy, Reserve Champion Gelding; Sindi Smith, Grand Champion Mare; and Jeff Estes, Reserve Champion Mare. • Seventy-five Eastern New Mexico University football players attended the opening day of practice for the upcoming season. • A Mini Canner […]

August 17, 1981

• Portales resident A.A. Richardson displayed peaches that he grown on his farm on the Roswell highway. The peaches measured 13 and one- half inches in circumference. Richardson stated that he didn’t do anything special to the peaches, but did keep them “watered and fertilized good.” • Portales High School junior Louise Romero spent her […]

Portales plans to pursue the pass

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams didn’t throw the ball that much last year. Second-year Rams coach Andy Correll said that’s going to change. “We’re throwing to spots, running crisp, clean routes, and still (retaining) the ability to go deep when we have to,” Correll said. One year after shocking New Mexico […]

Portales native Ross homers

By Steven Wine, The Associated Press MIAMI — The ever-expanding list of catalysts for the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks now includes reserve infielder Augie Ojeda, who had a role in their latest win even though he didn’t play. Ojeda made his pitching debut as a sacrificial reliever at the end of a blowout loss Tuesday to […]

Ram and Lady Ram soccer hopefuls tryout

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer More than 30 boys hoping to make the Portales Rams soccer team hit the brand new pitch Wednesday afternoon for tryouts. A similar number of girls showed up for tryouts as Portales added boys and girls soccer this season. “(The boys are) pretty rough right now,” Portales soccer coach […]

Researchers seek breast-feeding mothers to participate in study

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Representatives from the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University are conducting research in the area to determine the effects of perchlorate exposure to infants through ingestion of breast milk. Research has shown that Roosevelt and Curry counties have tested positive for high levels of perchlorate in […]

Group moves toward becoming authority

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Following what the members called a successful field hearing for the Ute Water Project, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority discussed a roadmap toward becoming a true authority at Wednesday’s meeting. Clovis City Attorney Dave Richards, answering legal questions on request of Clovis Mayor and ENMRWA Chairman David Lansford, […]

Alltech coming to area

Alltech, an international biotechnology company that manufactures organic animal food supplements, will set up a new base east of Clovis. The company bought a 240-acre site that used to house an ethanol plant north of U.S. 60-70-84. Plans include a sales office, warehouse and production facility. “It’s the center of the dairy industry for the […]

County fair offers opportunity to display wares

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County fair begins Wednesday, and county residents are being encouraged to enter items in the Home Arts division. “We try to encourage people to bring things in and display their work,” said Roosevelt County Home Economist Connie Moyers. Entries are accepted in several categories that include the […]

Officials ready to proceed with project

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Local, state and federal leaders reached a similar conclusion at Tuesday’s water field hearing in Clovis: They’re ready to seek federal authorization of the Ute Water Project, with or without the Bureau of Reclamation. Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Pete Domenici, R-N.M., were generally supportive of local testimony in favor […]

Former coach succumbs to cancer

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Former Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team coach Dan Buzard lost his three-year battle with brain cancer early Tuesday morning at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. A Portales native, Buzard, 39, served as the Zias’ head coach for four seasons. He also spent 13 seasons as an ENMU […]

Domenici discusses Farm Bill with area growers

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Sen. Pete Domenici said while he is optimistic about the peanut and agriculture industry in New Mexico, much remains to be accomplished as the Senate prepares to take up the 2007 Farm Bill. Domenici, R-N.M., met Tuesday with area peanut producers at Sunland Inc. to discuss the Farm Bill. […]

Drive-through prank equals assault, stupidity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’ll fess up. I do a lot of stupid things as an adult, and I did a lot more as a kid. There was the time my friends and I won water guns at an arcade and tested them while driving the streets of Helena, Mont. I got challenged to […]

Supreme Court should overturn drug decision

Editorial The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit apparently believes that bureaucracies can and do have power so absolute that they trump the traditional right of free people to control their own bodies and try to protect their own lives. If that’s not the case, it’s difficult to see how the court […]

County natives part of Pro Rodeo Tour

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Two Roosevelt County natives are racing and roping their way through the PRCA rodeo circuit and both are attending the opening event in the 2007 Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour tonight. The first event in the playoff series is the Caldwell Night Rodeo in Caldwell, Idaho this evening and Dora […]

Band prepares for upcoming year

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Pride, Dedication and Excellence is the motto for the Portales High School Ram Band. Under new leadership, the band is already on the fast track for a busy year. Former band director Brandon Boerio left to pursue a job with Clovis Schools, moving assistant director Cindy Stone up to […]

High school earns passing marks on AYP

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales Municipal School District learned early this week that Portales High School has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) despite initial reports last week that showed the school failing. According to Priscilla Hernandez, director of instruction at Portales Schools, the New Mexico Public Education Department informed the district in […]

Steiner Elementary delays start by one week

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor First-graders at Steiner Elementary School got a week’s reprieve from hitting the books as classes will be delayed for a week due to roofing work, according to a press release from Portales Municipal Schools. Instead of beginning classes today as planned, Steiner will start Monday, according to the release. […]