A Portales man is the victim of an assault

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night.

Police probe pair of armed home hold-ups

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random. Berry declined to […]

Area weathering nursing shortage with local recruits

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be able to […]

Ruidoso suffering worst flooding in decades

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

New ad director refocuses efforts

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Ian Cooke, new advertising director for Freedom New Mexico, wants to provide local businesses consistent advertising packages to help them achieve their marketing goals. Freedom New Mexico includes the Clovis News Journal, Portales-News Tribune and Quay County Sun newspapers and Web sites. Cooke moved to Clovis in March from […]

Foot Soldiers

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These Portales Ram High School soccer players work on ball control during the first day of a week-long soccer camp held by Clovis Wildcats soccer coach Don Aragon. The camp is for students from grades 8-12.

Hound soccer names new head coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a week before […]

Police investigating string of home invasion robberies

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appear to be random.Two males in their […]

Two missing in Ruidoso flood

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Another man’s treasure

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, public auctions draw crowds. Eastern New Mexico University’s surplus auction Saturday attracted more than 175 potential buyers with registered numbers and twice that many or more onlookers gathered in a parking lot amid rows of castoff equipment. […]

Racino could benefit region

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Area residents said while having a racetrack and casino in Tucumcari would draw more people and money to this part of the state, some say the risks could outweigh the benefits. During Thursday’s hearing at the Tucumcari Convention Center, proponents of the Coronado Park Race Track and Casino, said […]

Smart driving, vehicle maintenance can save gas

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer With gas at an average of $3.99 a gallon consumers are looking for ways to improve and increase their gas mileage. Automobile manufacturers are developing newer vehicles that are fuel efficient. But what about people who are trying to get the best mileage possible from an older vehicle? Local […]

Next weekend will be tax free

PNT Staff Report New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a […]

Events Calendar July 27, 2008

TuesdayWorkforce meeting — 4 p.m. Roosevelt County Enterprise Center, 100 S. Ave. A. Information: 356-8541. FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SaturdayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SundayOld Lincoln Days — 3 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting […]

Police Blotter July 27, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls received over the past week by Portales Police dispatchers. According to the reports: July 18• At 9:06 a.m., a caller reported a reckless driver on West Second Street.• At 1:26 p.m., a caller reported the burglary of a vehicle on West Third Street.• At 4:46 p.m., a caller […]

Scanlan rebuilding ENMU roster

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan has pretty much gone back to the drawing board for the 2008-09 season. Coming off a 6-21 season, including 0-12 in the Lone Star Conference South Division, Scanlan enters his ninth season at ENMU with virtually a new roster made […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions July 27, 2008

The following dispositions have been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Francisco Hernandez, 43, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), open container, speeding, no registration and driver must be licensed. He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, […]

Win or lose, team should still be proud

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor You don’t come away a winner every time in life or baseball. It’s tough enough for young people to learn that lesson on their home diamond in front of bleachers filled with family and fans quick to put their arm around them and tell them they played a good […]

Flirting not always so innocent

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist You would think flirting would be something I gave more thought to in my single days, than my married ones. Not so. While I’ve never been one to bat my eyelashes to get my way, I am now more aware of flirting than ever precisely because I’m married. Now, I’m […]

July 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Appreciates Newman Project My family and I wish to express our deepest gratitude to the Newman Project, Steve North and Matt Chandler of the district attorney’s office, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker and the Portales police force for the beautiful, safe fence, lights and smoke detectors they provided for me. These things have helped make […]