Zias finish with a sweep

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Freedom New Mexico Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter accounted for the winning run in both games after stealing third and continuing home on errors as the Zias finished their season with a 1-0, 6-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of […]

Greyhounds manhandle Alumni in shutout

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Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much suspense in Alumni Bowl II. Freshman quarterback Carl Bouldin threw three first-half touchdown passes and Eastern New Mexico University cruised past the Alumni 27-0 on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. In the first version of the event a year ago, the Greyhounds had their hands full before […]

Hound baseball picks up doubleheader win at WTAMU

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — It turns out the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t use up all its runs on Friday after all. The Greyhounds came back with 29 runs on 29 hits Saturday, including six home runs, and completed a four-game sweep of West Texas A&M with 17-4 and 12-7 wins […]

Events Calendar April 27

Sunday “The Foreigner” drama — 2 p.m., Main Stage University Theatre Center, ENMU, $8 general admission Monday Portales School Board special meeting — 6 p.m., board room Central Office Elida School Board special meeting — 6 a.m., Elida High School library Tuesday Blood Drive — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dora High School, 477-2211 Wednesday […]

Local Briefs, April 27, 2008

Bonem Home in need of supplies Bonem Home of Portales, a non-profit residential treatment center for children between the ages of 7 and 12, is seeking donations that will be used for renovations of the home and its property. At the top of its list of needs are home improvement supplies such as floor tiles […]

Environmental awareness, economics slowly driving local ‘green’ efforts

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Although Earth Day was observed Tuesday, folks in Portales intend to keep on going green all year long. Eastern New Mexico University is preparing to go green on a much larger scale. The university is working on a project design to construct the campus’ first LEED (Leadership in Energy […]

Shafer expected tough decisions

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer After 34 years in city politics, former Portales Mayor D.K. Shafer, jokingly says he’s now a “has been” in local government. The recently retired councilor has had his share of battles over the years. “When Portales was dry for a long time and then became wet in the 1980s, […]

City officials: Water issues require multiple solutions

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales has enough water to meet its needs for the foreseeable future, but alternatives need to be considered, officials said in a meeting last week. Portales city officials discussed the topic in a workshop Tuesday. “We can meet demand,” Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. said. “We’re doing […]

Editorial: Court should kill ‘millionaire’s amendment’

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a curious case Tuesday that highlights the absurdity of the 2002 McCain-Feingold law’s limits on contributions to political candidates. Davis v. Federal Election Commission was about a curious amendment to that law called the “millionaire’s amendment.” McCain-Feingold set limits on campaign contributions (currently $2,300 for primaries and $2,300 for general […]

Houseguests worth a few challenges

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I briefly turned my back on the pan of gravy to start another pot of coffee and it erupted like a white volcano from the stove. Seconds later the smoke alarm was going off and both dogs were nervous and one was barking his head off. A manageable problem […]