Events Calendar Sept. 18

Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room, ENMU. WPA exhibit opening reception — Noon-5 p.m. District courtroom, courthouse. Photo 76 opening reception — Investments Out West Fine Art gallery, 113 W. Second St. Tuesday City Council — 5 p.m. Work session. Discussion of water reuse and desalination. City Council — 7 p.m. […]

Sept. 22, 1970

Portales News-Tribune reported that a 16-year-old was arrested after being seen driving a stolen car. A police officer followed the car, and after the driver did not respond when the he signaled to pull over, the officer headed him off at the ENMU campus.

Sept. 21, 1933

Coyotes had become a problem to area farmers, and an editorial in the Portales News-Tribune suggested poisoning them. “A systematic poisoning of these pests would save the poultrymen and livestock interests many thousands of dollars,” it read.

Sept. 20, 1966

An automobile accident occurred between a Dora school bus and a pickup truck north of Causey on a foggy morning. There were no children on the bus and no injuries were reported.

Sept 19, 1958

The Portales High School Ram Marching Band was to perform a half-time performance at the Portales-Clayton football game with the theme “Salute to the Service Clubs,” because the local clubs helped raise money for new uniforms.

Sept 18, 1974

The Portales News Tribune reported that two men, one a student from ENMU, entered guilty pleas before District Judge James C. Compton on grand jury indictments for selling marijuana.

Sept. 17, 1948

An ad in the Portales Daily News for “Johnny Rose’s Western Band,” which would be performing at the Roller Rink, stated that “Young and old alike enjoy dancing to real Western music.”

Cannon hosting auto show

Freedom New Mexico Registration for Cannon Air Force Base’s 2008 Cannon Thunder Auto Show on Saturday is open to the public, according to Yolanda Romero, 27th Special Operations Services Squadron’s director of marketing. The car show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. For more information on how to register, […]

Senate OKs bill containing Cannon funding

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections The Senate passed a defense bill Wednesday that includes $26 million in funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. The bill cleared the Senate 88-8 despite Republican objections to billions of dollars in special projects lawmakers had added. The measure would permit $612.5 billion in spending for national […]

Airman's condition improving following crash

Freedom New Mexico A Cannon Air Force Base airman injured in a motorcycle crash last week is improving, according to a Cannon spokesman. Dara Prak is coherent, aware and has been able to communicate with caregivers, though he is still on a respirator, according to Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon Public Affairs. Seals said […]

Weekend full of local activities

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s […]

Hounds earn tie with UT-PB

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Freedom New Mexico Twenty seconds away from victory, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 double-overtime tie against Texas-Permian Basin Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. Sophomore midfielder Edgar Bear scored his first goal of the season and added an assist later for the Greyhounds (1-1-1), who played to […]

Cowgirls sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Ashley Murray collected 11 kills and Kristina Petty added 10 kills and four aces Tuesday night as New Mexico Highlands posted a 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Zias (4-11) were competitive in the middle game, but Highlands (5-5) dominated the first and third […]

Property taxes going up in county

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Portales residents will see a 3 mill increase on their 2008 property taxes. Other Roosevelt County residents will see a rate increase of 1 to 2 mills. Taxes on a $50,000 home will jump from $408 to $456, according to Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Assessor Royene Tivis. A mill […]

Cannon implements energy-efficient measures

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico It may take one bulb at a time but Cannon Air Force Base officials are attempting to cut its energy consumption. Cannon on Tuesday launched the Energy Star Operation Change Out, a national military campaign to reduce energy use by replacing about 1,053 light bulbs with compact fluorescent light […]

ENMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PNT Staff Report The Hispanic Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University is holding 20 events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Multicultural Affairs Director Diana Cordova believes it is important for individuals to learn the history behind other cultures. “The more we understand each other,” she said, “the better we are going to synergize […]

Local Brief Sept. 17

PNT Staff Report Hospital offers smoking cessation Roosevelt General Hospital is holding its second free eight-week Smoking Cessation class starting Oct. 7. The class from 5:15-7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Roosevelt General Hospital. Class instructor Laura Murdock and her assistants, Bill Rice and Jessica Meeks, are trained by the New Mexico Medical Review Association […]

Events Calendar Sept. 17

Wednesday AARP — 2 p.m. in the board room of the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way. Tony Gennaro will present a program on birds of Portales. The meeting is open to interested community members. Information: Mercedes Agogino, 356-8709. Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room, ENMU. WPA exhibit opening reception — […]

Cannon officials implementing energy saving measures

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections It may take one bulb at a time but Cannon Air Force Base officials are attempting to cut its energy consumption. Cannon on Tuesday launched the Energy Star Operation Change Out, a national military campaign to reduce energy use by replacing about 1,053 light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs […]

Zias routed by West Texas

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Zia soccer team began its Lone Star Conference schedule with a 7-1 loss to the defending LSC champion West Texas A&M Lady Buffs Monday afternoon in Canyon, TX. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Zias (3-4, 0-1 LSC South), while the Lady Buffs are […]