Roosevelt bows to Eastdale in second title contest

PNT Staff DEMING — Albuquerque Eastdale captured the state 10-11 Little League championship Friday night, edging Roosevelt County 1-0. Roosevelt County forced a second championship game in the double-elimination tournament on Thursday night by posting a 10-7 victory over Eastdale. Portales made a determined run through the losers bracket after dropping its second game in […]

Roosevelt County edged in 10-11 finals

PNT staff DEMING — Albuquerque Eastdale captured the state 10-11 Little League championship Friday night, edging Roosevelt County 1-0. Roosevelt County forced a second championship game in the double-elimination tournament on Thursday night by posting a 10-7 victory over Eastdale. Portales made a determined run through the losers bracket after dropping its second game in […]

Empty promise?

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By Jenna Dewitt: Freedom New Mexico With catchy names such as Rock Star, Monster, Venom and Amp, energy drinks are trendy and widely used by teens and young adults. Researchers say U.S. consumers spent $744 million on caffeinated energy drinks last year, a 34 percent increase over the previous year, according to WebMD. Advertisements for […]

Finance manager says Curry County fiscally sound

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Citing good fiscal health, Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford told county commissioners Friday the county has built

Clovis city commissioners approve raises

Freedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a pay raise for employees during a special meeting to approve the final budget for fiscal year ending June 2009. The commission also approved a $59.7 million budget. The pay raise, which is an adjustment to the budget, will amount to between 3 […]

Police investigating robbery incidents

Freedom New Mexico A motel was robbed and a home invaded early Friday morning in unrelated incidents, according to Clovis Police. Around 2 a.m. a clerk at a motel in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive reported a man came into the lobby and demanded money, threatening a clerk with a knife, according to a […]

Board approves funding for ENMU weight training facility

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Downtown crash

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A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Second and Main streets just before 8 p.m. Thursday resulted in one person being transported to the hospital. Details were unavailable at press times.

All-Stars within one game of championship

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor DEMING — The Roosevelt County All-Stars forced a second championship game in the 10-11 state Little League all-star tournament Thursday night, rallying for five runs in the top of the sixth to post a 10-7 win over Albuquerque Eastdale. Roosevelt County had to battle back from a three-run deficit […]

Meeting will iron out plans for square

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A technical meeting will be held on Monday addressing concerns raised by county and city officials about the design of the Downtown Master Plan.The purpose of the master plan design is to promote tourism and new business to the downtown square. The cornerstones of the plan include balancing the […]

Signs are there, withdrawl in Iraq should begin soon

Editorial It couldn’t come soon enough. President Bush agreed with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday to a “general time horizon” to have Iraqis take control of their own security, and thus reduce U.S. forces in Iraq. President Bush finally responded days after the initial overture by the prime minister, who let it be […]

Sorry ropers eventually fade away

By Baxter Black If yer a sorry roper, friend, let me commiserateAnd pass along some wisdom that may help to set you straight. The reason that yer just no good and why you’ve never wonIs … You’ve got the false impression that ropin’ should be fun! Don’t kid yourself. It’s just like golf. We’re talkin’ […]

Ethanol suspect in economic crunch

By Pat Lyons, Guest Columnist As Americans continue to look for alternative fuels to power our homes, schools, businesses, and automobiles, we must rethink one such “alternative” that is taking a big bite out of major food crops — ethanol. Far more corn grown in this country is going toward fuel production, not food consumption, […]

Finding peace in a troubled world

By Joan Clayton We have been hit with home mortgage failures, bank problems, high gasoline prices, a big increase for food and did I mention corporate trouble? Bad news seems to dominate the media and one might get a little depressed about all the wrongdoing across the planet. How about other crises such as illness, […]

Football spoken here

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A four-day Portales Rams football camp wrapped up on Thursday leaving coaches impressed with the progress made by the campers. “They have come a long way,” said Rams football coach Andy Correll. “They were very receptive and worked hard.” There were 44 participants in the camp, which was divided […]

ENMU hires women’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has filled one of its two soccer coaching vacancies. Ray Nause, 43, was named women’s coach on Thursday to replace Travis McCorkle, who started the ENMU women’s program in 2003 and the men’s program the following year. McCorkle was hired as women’s coach at Lone […]

Bergman brothers make juniors

PNT Staff Report Portales brothers will be competing in the PGA Sun Country Junior Tour Championship at Albuquerque. Rick Bergman, 17, and Ty Bergman, 11, will compete on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Desert Green Golf Course at Albuquerque. Ty qualified at the Spring Rivers Golf Tournament on July 15

Racetrack promoters sponsor tailgate vigil

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Dressed in race-horse attire, an 8-year-old burro named Jack Rabbit gave rides to children Thursday in the Tucumcari Convention Center parking lot. Many adults in the region are hoping to see some real race horses in the coming months. “We need something to boost the economy,” said […]

All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

Denish brings Roundhouse to Portales

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By Sharna Johnson and Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visited Portales and Clovis on Wednesday as part of her “Roundhouse on the Road” tour of New Mexico.Utilizing a tour bus that serves as mobile office, Denish met with residents in front of the Memorial Building. She was asked by Freedom Newspapers […]