Hounds have ‘chip on their shoulder’

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo admits he’s a little more than annoyed, and it has him fired up. The fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach said he was none too happy to see the Greyhounds picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, and said they have […]

Window shooting spree reported

PNT Staff Report Portales police are investigating a window shooting spree that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Officers have taken 15 criminal damage reports from residents who had vehicle windows broken by someone firing a pellet or BB gun, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. He said the […]

Events Calendar Aug. 7, 2008

FridayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.Field Community Reunion — Visiting 1 p.m., program 5:30 p.m., meal 6 p.m. Field Fire Station. Information: Biatrice Hunt (505) 253-4455. SaturdayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.New Mexico Teacher Assessments […]

Courthouse square plan gets final look

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales City councilors received one final report Tuesday on the courthouse square streetscape project in preparation for putting the project out for bids later this month. Portales MainStreet President Danny Woodward presented an updated sketch of the redesigned square. The entities involved ironed out the wrinkles last week in […]

Former CAFB airman tabbed for ENMU’s new aviation program

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in aviation science from Eastern New Mexico University’s Roswell campus. His students are located across the country and in South America and Africa. The former […]

County commission hopes caliche crushing contract will be a fuel saver

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners approved a bid for on-site at the pit caliche crusher services at their regular meeting Tuesday in an effort to save on fuel. County Manager Charlene Hardin said caliche material has been hauled to road jobs in larger chunks that required breaking up and extra work […]

County gets disaster declaration

PNT Staff Report The U.S. Department of Agriculture on July 30 declared 31 New Mexico counties as disaster areas including Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties because of persisting drought conditions, according to a USDA press release. Eligible farmers have an eight-month deadline to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency to help […]

Floyd News Aug. 6, 2008

Jennifer Essary TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesThursday — Ilene BeardSunday — Joe and Ethel Standefer (1956); Louise Thetford Upcoming Events• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the station. […]

Events Calendar Aug. 6, 2008

TodayU.S. Congressional District 3 candidate forum — 5-7 p.m. Clovis Civic Center.Back to School Safari party and health fair — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln Jackson Family Center, 206 Alphon Street. Activities: Immunizations, dental screenings, puppet show, magician, and fingerprinting for kids. FridayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. […]

Border patrol agents’ trial not about immigration

Editorial The case of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean — Border Patrol agents in Texas convicted in 2006 of shooting an illegal-immigrant drug smuggler as he headed back toward Mexico, and sentenced to 11-year and 12-year prison terms, respectively — has become a cause c