St. Mary’s rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior forward Ashton Benford scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and St. Mary’s recovered from a slow start to beat Eastern New Mexico University 65-52 Tuesday night in The Rattlers’ New Year’s Classic. Benford shot 10-for-17 from the field, and the Rattlers (11-1) also got 12 points and […]

Business feature: Couple gets inside track on opportunity

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The rattle and hum of dirt bikes is a constant at the Dixon Motocross track. What started a small practice track for the Dixon family has now grown into a full-fledged race track, luring motocross races from across New Mexico. The track is eight miles outside of Portales on […]

After misunderstanding, charity raises $1,000

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Despite a few obstacles, a group of young local residents reached out to children around the world this winter by raising money from the community. The youth at First United Methodist Church raised more than $1,000 for the United Nations Children’s Fund, said local Trick or Treat for UNICEF […]

Fugitive Noe Torres calls newspaper again

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Fugitive Noe Torres admits he was in the company of convicted child-killer Edward Salas the day 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot. He denies being anywhere near the scene of the killing. The 29-year-old homicide suspect called a Clovis News Journal reporter Wednesday morning — the second time in the […]

Zias beat Texas A&M-International 89-75

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Cat Clay’s career-best 28 points led four Eastern New Mexico players in double figures and the Zias beat Texas A&M-International 89-75 Wednesday in St. Mary’s New Year’s Classic. The Zias (8-6) managed a split in the two-day event after losing to the host Rattlers 65-52 on Tuesday. Clay […]

Zias lose in New Year’s tourney

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Senior forward Ashton Benford scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and St. Mary’s recovered from a slow start to beat Eastern New Mexico University 65-52 Tuesday night in The Rattlers’ New Year’s Classic. Benford shot 10-for-17 from the field, and the Rattlers (11-1) also got 12 points and […]

A look back at the year’s top stories

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By Argen Duncan and Clarence Plank The past year brought achievements, tragedy and changes for Roosevelt County. Below, the Portales News-Tribune takes a look back over 2008. January • Cannon Air Force Base received a delivery of C-130s as part of its transition to a Special Operations Base. • A grass fire burned more than […]

Year in review: Cannon begins to see growth

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing made steady progress in 2008 of preparing Cannon Air Force Base for more personnel as well as adapting to new methods of warfare. Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Mae-Li Allison said the base has 2,100 military personnel and 560 civilian employees. She said there […]

Dec. 31 Floyd news

Transitions: Birthdays and Anniversaries Last week: Sunday — Kelli Richerson Monday — Dink and Mitzi Miller This week: Thursday — Kelsi Gray (18 years) Friday — Casey Buzard Cherry Upcoming events: • Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the home economics room. • Lion’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at […]

Police: fugitive likes media attention

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Investigators are beginning to believe fugitive homicide suspect Noe Torres is playing games and enjoying media attention in the three years he has evaded police. Torres on Dec. 19 left a three-minute message on a voice mailbox at the Clovis News Journal. The message was discovered Tuesday morning when […]