Oct. 30, 1961

Hick’s Automatic Laundry & Dry Cleaners ran an ad in the Portales News Tribune asking, “Have you tired our new coin-operated dry cleaners?”

Oct. 29, 1941

Glen Rutliff, a sophomore at State College from Floyd, was awarded the American Farmers Degree at the National Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas city. He was the second Roosevelt County citizen to have ever received the award at the time.

West Texas A&M turns back Zias

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By Eric Butler, Freedom New Mexico Correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player on a team struggling mighty. Valdez, a former Canyon High standout, is a sophomore outside hitter for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. On the other […]

Zia cowgirls take second at Texas Tech rodeo

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s rodeo teams wrapped up their fall schedule over the weekend at Texas Tech, with the women finishing second behind Clarendon College and the men placing 13th out of 15 teams.

Oct. 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Library friend seeks support for general obligation bond On behalf of the Friends of the Portales Public Library, this letter is to urge everyone to support Library General Obligation Bond B in the upcoming general election. Library GO Bond B will bring nearly $200,000 to Roosevelt County, benefiting the Portales Public Library as well as […]

West Texas A&M sweeps Zias

By Eric Butler: FNM Correspondent Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player on a team struggling mighty. Valdez, a former Canyon High standout, is a sophomore outside hitter for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. On the other end of the court […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested

VA vows timely GI Bill payments

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which on average will double the value of education benefits for eligible veterans, will be launched on schedule next August and begin making payments to students and colleges next fall. That’s just as Congress intended, says a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official. Keith M. […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, […]

Ambulance fees to increase

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PNT Staff Report

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]

Hounds blanks Southern, snap losing streak

Freedom New Mexico JOPLIN, Mo. — Sophomore forward Gerardo Monarrez scored his second goal of the season with just over 13 minutes left in regulation and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference win over Missouri Southern on Sunday. Monarrez scored when a shot by ENMU’s Edgar Bear rebounded […]

Loss ends Zias’ LSC tourney hopes

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored on a header with just over 1 1/2 minutes left, but Midwestern State goalkeeper Heather Primavera made a sliding, one-on-one stop of […]

Poster contest winners announced

PNT staff Suzanne Cottrell’s fifth-hour fine arts class is the winner of a Roosevelt General Hospital poster contest recognizing Oct. 20-24 as Infection Control Week. The contest was for sixth-grade fine arts classes at W.E. Lindsey Elementary School. A pizza party will be held for the winning class.

It’s Their Job: Colby Morgan

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Colby Morgan Job: School resource officer for Portales Police Department Background:

Udall meets with area agriculture officials

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall told area agriculture officials and producers he voted against the recent $700 billion bailout when it came before the U.S. House because he didn’t feel there was enough in the bill for Main Street America versus Wall Street. And there are no […]

ENMU’s science building officially re-opens

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer In the last several years, homecoming has been a time for Eastern New Mexico University to show off campus improvements, and last weekend’s homecoming weekend was no different. The university unveiled its newly remodeled science building Friday afternoon. University officials now believe ENMU is now in possession of the […]

Events Calendar Oct. 28

Tuesday Haunted House — 6-9:30 p.m. Portales Recreation Center, corner of 18th Street and Avenue I. Admission $3. Wednesday Haunted House — 6-9:30 p.m. Portales Recreation Center, corner of 18th Street and Avenue I. Admission $3. Thursday Haunted House — 6-9:30 p.m. Portales Recreation Center, corner of 18th Street and Avenue I. Admission $3. Friday […]

ENMU campuses financially stable

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University officials last week reported that the main campus in Portales and its branches in Ruidoso and Roswell are in good financial shape. But they’re proceeding cautiously because of the economic environment. Here is a synopsis of the financial reports presented at Friday’s board of regents […]

Homecoming heartbreak as Javalinas win 35-32

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University did a lot of things right Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds did just enough wrong to cost them a victory. Senior quarterback Billy Garza threw for three touchdowns and ran for what proved to be the winning score with 1:38 left in the […]