Zias split with Highlands

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were held silent in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday at New Mexico Highlands, but not in the second game. Pitcher Kristen Cruickshank and left fielder

Zia women’s soccer program adds seven players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed seven women’s soccer players to national letters of intent for the 2009 season. according to a release from the school. The signees include freshmen forwards Brittany Bustos of Albuquerque (St. Pius) and Brook Serrano of Los Lunas, midfielders Desiree Dominguez of Alamogordo and Abigail Tarin of […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring […]

Officials: Grass fire should serve as warning sign

Freedom New Mexico Fire and weather officials say a big grass fire in Melrose should raise a red flag for everyone across eastern New Mexico. Strong winds Tuesday carried flames from a burning trash pit over dry grass, igniting a grass fire that ate its way across about 300 acres of grassland northwest of Melrose, […]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the […]

March 5, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 16 Webcasting progress: The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved SR3, which would allow webcasting from the Senate floor. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for debate. Meanwhile, another lawmaker is webcasting from House committee meetings. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, is sending out video of meetings at www.nmgov.tv Fresh […]

City council meeting canceled

A special Portales City Council meeting set for today has been canceled because the bill the councilors would have discussed was withdrawn, City Manager Debi Lee said. Lee said the sponsor of House Bill 861, state Rep. Anna Crook, withdrew the bill from consideration by a committee Wednesday. The bill would have created an Eastern […]

Seniors should adjust driving habits

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Drivers age 50 and older have to contend with decreasing faculties as they age, but they can compensate to safely stay on the road. People in the age group may deal with any combination of decreased hearing or vision, longer reaction time or changes in physical strength and psychology. […]

Business feature: Restaurant reopening keeps it in family

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer La Hacienda restaurant has reopened in Portales under new management, but is still in the Ornelas family. Nick Bara is the new owner. Bara said he made his mother-in-law Esther Ornelas an offer and she agreed to sell. La Hacienda closed in November after serving the Portales area for […]

March 7, 1978

A “truck shut-down” coordinated by area farmers began