Researcher studies ways to help cows bear more calves

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer An animal scientist’s research is exploring ways to save dairy farmers thousands of dollars a year by helping prevent miscarriages in cows. Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor Darron L. Smith said research suggests a “significant number” of dairy cattle pregnancies — 17 percent to 20 percent — are […]

New Rec Center leaders focus on improvement

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The new management team of the Portales Recreation Center is focusing on fun and improvement. Michael Doerr, athletic director for the center, and Andrea “Andy” Copenhaver, after school program director, want to see the center used by the community all day long, not just for children’s activities after school. […]

Local Briefs Nov. 23

PNT Staff Reports ENMU on fall break this week Faculty and students at Eastern New Mexico University will observe Fall/Thanksgiving Break this week. The university will be open and staff will work Monday-Wednesday. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Mayor’s Toy Drive continues The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop continues through Dec. 24. Police […]

Events Calendar Nov. 23

Sunday ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ — 2 p.m. Portales High School Performing Arts Center, high school production. Tickets $5. Monday ENMU Board of Regents — 10 a.m. ENMU Regents Room. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item call 356-4481, ext. 33 […]

Analysis: Libertarianism is far from dead

By Alan W. Bock: The Orange County Register It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether the cause of individual liberty is lost. Shortly after the financial crisis hit, Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the online magazine Slate, wrote an article with the headline “Libertarianism is dead.” The burden of the piece was that, […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot […]

Zias rout UT-Permian Basin

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will go as far as its shooting will taken them. The Zias rode a 10-for-22 performance from 3-point range and a solid defensive effort Friday night to a 69-51 win over Texas-Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore Cat […]

Five things you might not know about …

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Clovis man sentenced for molestation

Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for child molestation, according to the district attorney’s office. Nathaniel Allen Steward pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, court records show. According to a […]

Library News Nov. 23

The following books currently are available at the Portales Public Library. The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver. Deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table to investigate a 9-1-1 call at Lake Mondac. What she stumbles into is true horror, and she narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. In a […]