Greyhound tied for lead in team roping at College National Finals Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Kyle Roberts is the tied for average lead in team roping after two rounds at the College National Finals Rodeo. Roberts, a junior from Durango, Colo., teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger (Texas) Junior College for a time of 6.0 seconds in Tuesday’s second round […]

Floyd News, June 18, 2008

TransitionsBirthdays and anniversariesMonday — Don and Linda Essary (40 years); Ch’ree Essary (9 years)Tuesday — Eli Terry (5 years) Upcoming events• Women’s Bible Study group will meet at Debi Moore’s house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today.• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. […]

Guantanamo Bay detainees to finally get due process

Editorial The U.S. Supreme Court last week, in Boumediene v. Bush, decided

Hay baling exciting for youngsters

By Glenda Price In the old days, baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad decided we […]

Mental trauma not included in casualty count

By Tom Philpott Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, charged Bush administration officials Wednesday with continuing to downplay the mental trauma and brain injuries suffered by veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Filner said an April RAND Corp. study — “Invisible Wounds of War — Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, […]

Heritage Days kicks off Friday in Portales

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The annual Heritage Days celebration will begin Friday with the Pioneer of the Year celebration. This year’s nominees include Paul Murphey, Eunice Schumpert, Billy and Peggy Prater, Gene Collins and Tommie Bennett, according to Sharon King, executive director of the Portales Chamber of Commerce. Pioneer of The Year candidates […]

Ute Pipeline funding bill reaches House

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Local and federal government officials are optimistic the U.S. House will pass a bill today authorizing $327 million in federal funding for the Ute Water Project. The House is scheduled to deliberate on the bill late in the afternoon, according to Sam Simon, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Tom […]

Torres second area man profiled on ‘Most Wanted’

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Noe Torres is the second fugitive from the Ninth Judicial District to be featured by America’s Most Wanted, according to the show’s associate producer, Jena Naranjo. And show producers are confident the exposure will result in an arrest like it did the first time. Naranjo said America’s Most Wanted’s […]

New ag business on way

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales has landed a business that will distribute and repair agricultural equipment, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new location in Portales at […]

It’s Their Job: Miriam Welker

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ENMU Briefs June 17, 2008

Manuel Varela, associate professor of biology, and his research students have had a manuscript accepted in the peer-refereed Journal of Dairy Research. The journal is ranked ninth out of all scientific journals within the “Agriculture, Dairy and Animal Science” category, and 25th of all scientific journals within the “Food Science and Technology” category. The title […]

Local Briefs June 17, 2008

Golden Library taking oral histories Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library is resuming its oral history project, interviewing Roosevelt County residents of at least 50 years, according to an ENMU press release. The interviews will become a part of the library’s oral history collection. New faculty member

ENMU team ropers place high at CNFR

PNT Staff Report CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling and Kyle Roberts placed in the Top 10 in the first round of team roping Monday at the College National Rodeo Finals. Flewelling, a freshman from Alberta, Can., teamed with Arena Robertson of Weatherford (Texas) College to tie for seventh with a time […]

National Weather Service: severe weather potential today

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said there is potential for severe weather in eastern New Mexico this evening. The primary threat is thunderstorms that could produce large hail, damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and areas of heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding, mainly along and east of a line from Colfax […]

Portales fathers and sons share the ‘love of the game’

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Sammy Villanueva and his twin sons Alex and Anthony won’t ever have a problem coming up with fun things to do together on Father’s Day weekend. Like fathers and sons across the country, they share a love of baseball. Sammy coaches his two 11-year-old sons with the Pirates in […]

Floyd Bronco and Greyhound featured on ESPN Web site

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s not often that an eastern New Mexico resident is featured in national news media — it’s even rarer for a Floyd native to get national attention, but that’s exactly what happened to former Floyd football standout and former Eastern New Mexico Greyhound Fide Davalos. The former Bronco runningback […]

Post Office Portales’ first New Deal

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Thomas Garcia Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The United States Post Office in Portales is one of several buildings in Roosevelt County that was […]

ENMU group organizing ham radio operators

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer How do people communicate in the event of a disaster such as a tornado that knocks out typical communication methods? One way is amateur or “ham” radio, and a recently formed group in Portales hopes more people will get involved with what they say is tried and true technology. […]

Radio club to host Sky Warn class

PNT Staff Report The Greyhound Amateur Radio Club will co-sponsor a SKY WARN class and Emergency Management seminar July 9 at

Events Calendar June 15, 2008

TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commisioners room, Roosevelt County CourthouseRoosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30 a.m., RGH conference roomPortales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., city council chambers, Portales City Hall The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item […]