Team roper brings home national title

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, to win the team-roping crown at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The duo roped four steer in 27.1 […]

Sanchez takes 7th in tourney, clubs pay price

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A broken driver on the first day didn’t stop him, and a broken three-wood on the last day certainly didn’t stop him. Portales Ram golfer Donavin Sanchez pushed through the two unlucky events, and took seventh place in the 2008 Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament this week in Wichita […]

Dairy Fest kicks off Saturday

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will take place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis. “Dairy Fest is a day of family-oriented fun where we encourage and invite the […]

It’s Their Job: Tracie Hanks

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Name: Tracie Hanks Job: Animal Control, Level 2 Certified with National Animal Control Association. Background: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and animal rescue in New York, and 15 years being a military spouse in places around the world such as Germany, Japan and Panama. Time on the job: Three years. Q. […]

Events Calendar June 27, 2008

SaturdayHabitat for Humanity groundbreaking — 10 a.m., 300 block of East KaywoodENMU Regents meeting — 3 p.m., Regents Room at the ENMU Administration Building3rd annual Dairy Fest — 5-9 p.m., Curry County FairgroundsOasis State Park Interpretive series, Portales Fire Department — 7 p.m. group shelter TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commissioners roomPortales City […]

Carlin’s work will live on but he’ll be missed

Editorial Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as the sheer […]

Everything can’t be mind construction

By Tibor Machan A central topic of philosophy throughout the ages has been whether human beings can trust their minds, including their sensory awareness and thinking. Skepticism about this has been a major challenge and many from Socrates to Ayn Rand and John Searle have responded with more or less elaborate arguments defending our capacity […]

Food, gasoline prices strange bedfellows

By Baxter Black At the top of the agenda for reporters this news cycle is the global food crisis. Jay Leno observed that the world is suffering from a food shortage and obesity at the same time. Pundits, who seem to have the attention span of a Bartlett pear, are busily looking for someone to […]

Bill would help CAFB

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II aircraft, five of which […]

Intense storm hits near Arch

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PNT Staff Report A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left one Portales family believing they had a close encounter with a twister Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service staff in Albuquerque said they tracked what was a pretty impressive storm near Arch around 7 p.m. Wednesday, but they never got any firm indication of a […]

Oasis could be looking to skies

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Oasis State Park is being considered as a possible location for the final of four observatories being built by the New Mexico State Parks. The state parks department started the Reach for the Stars program in 2004 to promote the night skies of New Mexico as cultural resources, according […]

Judge adds eight years to murder conviction

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Freedom New Mexico A man convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy will serve 24 years in prison after a judge added eight years to his sentence Wednesday, according to the district attorney’s office. During a bench trial to evaluate sentencing, District Judge Teddy Hartley enhanced the sentence of […]

Events Calendar June 26, 2008

ThursdayAndy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop InElida School Board — Special meeting. 7 p.m., high school library SaturdayHabitat for Humanity groundbreaking — 10 a.m., 300 block of East KaywoodENMU Regents meeting — 3 p.m., Regents Room at the ENMU Administration Building3rd annual Dairy Fest — 5-9 p.m., Curry County FairgroundsOasis State […]

Sanchez makes cut in Texas

PNT Staff Report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Portales High School golfer Donavin Sanchez is tied for 10th place in the Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament going into the final round today. According to his father, Martin Sanchez, Donavin made the 40-player cut to be included in the final round of the three-day tournament which features […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced Wednesday, this time targeting the Portales Livestock Auction. The Humane Society of the United States released video footage of sick or injured dairy cows it contends were mistreated at the auction where they are sold for slaughter. Such cows pose increased risk for […]

Power out in central Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Central Clovis is experienced a power outage from 3:15 p.m. until about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Xcel Spokesman Wes Reeves said the outage occurred when a fuse blew in a substation that serves central Clovis. Reeves said that crews went to work immediately to restore power.

New device links EMTs to lab

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital will be the first regional hospital in the Covenant Health System based in Lubbock to use new technology for the treatment of cardiac arrest patients. City of Portales ambulances that transport patients to RGH and Lubbock will soon have LIFEPAK 12 units that will be linked […]

State, Air Force agree to bombing range expansion

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base.The proposed expansion will transfer land from the State Land Office to the U.S. Air Force to expand the Melrose Bombing Range, according to a press release […]

Floyd News June 25

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries Friday —Ethel Standefer Upcoming Events Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Fundraiser The Floyd Cheerleaders will be having a car wash at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Valero station in Portales. […]

Events Calendar June 25

Thursday Andy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop In Elida School Board — Special meeting. 7 p.m. High school library Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commissioners room Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m. Portales City Hall July 3 Smokin’ 3rd of July celebration — 4-8 p.m. Greyhound Arena […]